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by helibrian
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Is it possible to prevent a head being cracked?
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Is it possible to prevent a head being cracked?

I think a good way to keep your head from cracking is always monitor your coolant temperature. If a hose starts leaking or your going up at hill doing 1200 degrees it will probably start to rise. I replace my radiator and that seemed to drop my coolant temperature average. Also if it starts to rise ...
by helibrian
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: no cold start without block heater
Replies: 9
Views: 3078

no cold start without block heater

When you turn the key you should hear a click sound behind you. Before you crank it over there should be another click sound 5 seconds later. The second click signals the glow plugs are hot and the engine is ready to start. There should be some YouTube videos of someone starting a l300 that they’re ...
by helibrian
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: no cold start without block heater
Replies: 9
Views: 3078

no cold start without block heater

Check the time between the 2 clicks when you start the van. If you don’t get a second click then this will be your problem. I live in Vancouver and can help you if you need. I’ve owned my van 13 years and have always done my own maintenance.
by helibrian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: no cold start without block heater
Replies: 9
Views: 3078

no cold start without block heater

I think you need glow plugs. Get some from rising sun, japanoid... they aren’t cheap but will probably fix your problem. How long does it take from the first click to the second click when starting your van?
by helibrian
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: rough cold start
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

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: 2141

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: 1554

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: 1256

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: 1196

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: 1410

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: 1012

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: 1156

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: 5038

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: 1348

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: 1588

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...

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