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by helibrian
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: rough cold start
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

rough cold start

I guess the white smoke would be unburnt fuel. I would definitely change glow plugs. They are expensive but worth it!
by helibrian
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: rough cold start
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

rough cold start

Maybe it’s loosing its prime? Check that all the fuel lines are tight.
by helibrian
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: L400 key won't turn in the ignition
Replies: 5
Views: 212

L400 key won't turn in the ignition

Wd40 the ignition
by helibrian
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1993 L300 Pre-Purchase Inspection HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 595

1993 L300 Pre-Purchase Inspection HELP

Where do you live? I would definitely be worried about the kms. Seems way too low. Hopefully the condition of the van matches the km. A good thing to look at is where the bolts are for the gauge pod. See if there’s any pry marks. The only thing I would worry about is the engine and fuel pump. Everyt...
by helibrian
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to look for - buying a 1997 L400 Space Gear?
Replies: 4
Views: 706

What to look for - buying a 1997 L400 Space Gear?

I heard the frames rust out. I would definitely look at the frame underneath and the roof. I would also get there early to see if it starts ok in the cold. ( make sure he doesn’t pre warm it before you get there)
by helibrian
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help referencing and locating parts
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Need help referencing and locating parts

I guess it all depends where you live? I use riding sun and japanoid.
by helibrian
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Parts Wanted (Non-Commercial)
Topic: Cool Box Ice Tray
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Cool Box Ice Tray

I have 1 in my ice box. I doubt u can make ice with it. I doubt I will part with it unless the price is too good.
by helibrian
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from Victoria!
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Hello from Victoria!

I would only buy a diesel. Better resale value, better everything.... maybe not starting in the cold😉
by helibrian
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 Leaking fuel injection pump head
Replies: 28
Views: 3807

L300 Leaking fuel injection pump head

Have you been using a fuel additive? I have had my Delica for over 12 years and never had an issue with the injection pump( knock on wood).
I have been using stanadyne lubricity.
I have done the timing belt 4 times. I guess it sucks because it takes around 4 hours to do everything.
by helibrian
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Infernal Squeaking from under the chassis
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Infernal Squeaking from under the chassis

Have a look at the muffler.
by helibrian
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Driving BC in the winter.
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Driving BC in the winter.

I tried turning the o/d off going up cypress bowl road and I didn’t find it helped at all. I watch my egt like a hawk and found the temp rose with the rpm high or low. Obviously it goes up the more I step on the gas pedal. If you don’t have an egt gauge I would be careful as you are probably well pa...
by helibrian
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Pressurized Coolant?
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Pressurized Coolant?

You can always turn your rad cap on 1/2 way and drive it like that. This way it doesn’t pressurize your system.
by helibrian
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Seized AC Compressor
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Seized AC Compressor

Was your a/c button out? I had the same problem only the engine would make a horrible sound with the a/c button in. The system low pressure shutoff would prevent the compressor from running without freon. I had to take my Delica to Anglo air conditioning in Vancouver and it was around 800$ for every...
by helibrian
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: Front seal on fuel pump
Replies: 0
Views: 758

Front seal on fuel pump

I’m in the process of buying an L400 and it has the starting problem too where it will die if it’s not warmed up enough. I’m wondering if the front seal is an easy job and how much it costs to do it yourself or get a shop to do it? I have done the head gasket on my L300 so I have some mechanical abi...
by helibrian
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: My van rolls when in Park in 4wd
Replies: 1
Views: 534

My van rolls when in Park in 4wd

I had an elgrand that did the same thing after driving in 4x4. It stopped rolling eventually but I always used the parking brake on a hill. Other forums say it’s the park pin that’s broken. The only solution on the other forums was to repair the transmission.

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