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by docsavage
Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: EGR Backing Plate - anybody done it?
Replies: 10
Views: 4191

I did my EGR plate last weekend. The previous owner obviously knew about EGR plates as there was a piece of tin used for a plate before. It has some holes in it showing how harsh the EGR environment is.

No noticeable difference yet, but the roads here suck and I'm in 4wd most of the time.

James
by docsavage
Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel economy... what's yours?
Replies: 27
Views: 21466

In the 15,000 km since buying, I've averaged 26 mpg. I drive predominately highway. I have a 30 km commute to town when I go in so it gets warmed up right. Wind has a huge effect on these vans due to there smooth aerodynamics - I noticed a significant decline in mileage when I went to Red Deer due t...
by docsavage
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: New Delica
Replies: 15
Views: 5131

The little vans are the Kei vans - most of the Japanese manufactures made small vans with 600 cc engines - they also have little trucks to. Most are 4wd but they are tough for a 6'3" guy to fit into. Check http://www.japanoid.com for more on Kei cars. We have really been ripped off on North America ...
by docsavage
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: automatic tranny over heat light problem anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 8875

Surferboy, If you were out playing in the snow, you may have got some crammed up in the transmission cooler. It is a small radiator looking thing in front of the front wheels. There is one on each side - I think one is the transmission , and the other is oil. Also, see if any snow jammed up the fron...
by docsavage
Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 2459

Surferboy,

By your numbers, and my calculations, you are getting 27 mpg (even better in the States). That ain't bad for a heavy, 4wd, brick.

480 km = 298 miles
50 l = 11 gallons (uk)

298/11 = 27 mpg.
by docsavage
Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brrrrrrr - 20 below now.
Replies: 35
Views: 11637

Kev, I looked around, and the best test is on wet or snowy grass - back on, put it in drive and pin it - if you have LSD there will be two ruts and you'll likely be able to move. The other, if you jack up both wheels of the ground, and spin one side, the tire on the other side will spin in the same ...
by docsavage
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brrrrrrr - 20 below now.
Replies: 35
Views: 11637

I've got the Temro 1000 watt circulating heater (part #3305002) to put in this week. I also have dual batteries and the 90 amp alternator. The batteries get well taxed when I haven't had an working alternator so are not always up to starting duties in the cold. I have considered the Webasto style he...
by docsavage
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: Delica Lift Kits
Replies: 18
Views: 45360

Josh and Kev, I have you down for kits. I should hear back this week from Bruce at Metal Monkey's - so far he has been very forthcoming and prompt with information. The Procomp shocks can be sourced in Canada with no problems. However, one doe not have to use Procomp, just need to get longer shocks....
by docsavage
Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Alternators
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

Argo,

The regulators are about $60 plus taxes. Should be available at most parts places as they have some other North American application.

James
by docsavage
Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brrrrrrr - 20 below now.
Replies: 35
Views: 11637

Brrrrrrr - 20 below now.

For anyone who experiences cold weather in a Deli, make sure you put in some kind of block heater. It took 3 hours with an electric heater, blankets, battery charger, and a spare battery (3 in total) to get the beast to fire today. I bought one of the Temro resevoir pumps ($65 anywhere) to install i...
by docsavage
Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: Delica Lift Kits
Replies: 18
Views: 45360

Hey Mitch, Glad you got your van, I'm still lovin' mine. I already have the torsion bars maxxed out but it still doesn't seem to sit level with the rear, maybe I got higher lift rear springs already. Anyway, I want to lift the extra 3" to be able to put some bigger wheels on. I was thinking of getti...
by docsavage
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: Delica Lift Kits
Replies: 18
Views: 45360

Delica Lift Kits

Hello All, Want you Deli to look like this? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/docsavage/300lift2.jpg I have contacted Metal Monkeys in the UK regarding their lift kit for Delica L300's. They are just finishing up the kit for production. It will give a 3 inch lift over standard. The kit includes...
by docsavage
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Alternators
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

Thanks for the ideas guys, I've put this one on hold for a bit. I still just charge the batteries then drive around all day. With an extra deep cycle (yes three batteries :lol: ), I can run the van and lights for around an hour and a half as long as I don't start it too much :shock: . Without lights...
by docsavage
Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Alternators
Replies: 10
Views: 4147

Alternators

Hello, I've been through 2 voltage regulators on the alternator. But I think I found the problem, now I need a new alternator. Does anybody have a alternate part number or know where I can get one. BTW - you can run at least 6 hours on batteries alone with no lighs or radio - came from Hinton to Wil...
by docsavage
Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: possible new delica owner, very curious...
Replies: 6
Views: 4388

Surferboy, I purchased my Delica from VI and found their service to be very good. Not that the transaction went without hitches due to a paperwork error at the exporter, but they more than compensated for any inconvenience I experienced. I believe that most Delica mileages are correct. My understand...

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