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by Shaun Van Ramen
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Weak heater L300
Replies: 5
Views: 1928

Weak heater L300

My L300 runs dead cold in winter when going down hills, especially at highway speeds. I never changed the thermostat, but I have been running 2 different rad blockers. 1 down low by the skid pan to block the direct flow of air (especially since the cabs on these tings are so drafty - at least mine i...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to me diesel
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

New to me diesel

Very Cool. I especially like the lights on top.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh! Temptation!
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Oh! Temptation!

I needed some parts for Shaun (L300). So why not get them in Japan while I'm there? The answer was pretty much a given; Cheaper, OEM and....

An opportunity I could resist. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sincerely Considering a 1997 Chamonix, 260+k
Replies: 5
Views: 1984

Sincerely Considering a 1997 Chamonix, 260+k

All that was said above as well as, when buying any used vehicle, does the previous owner have service records? I've had my L300 for 8 years and I have every scrap of paper that applies to work done. So if I ever sell the next owner will get a pile of receipts. Deli's are fun to drive, worthwhile ow...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Another hard to start in cold temperature question.
Replies: 23
Views: 5989

Another hard to start in cold temperature question.

For what it's worth.. My L300 is always hard to start in temps below 0c. In -10c it takes probably close to a dozen or more attempts before she fires and wants to run. I assume it's from just being really cold. And it has always smoked on initial start-up (warm or cold). I recently had "No click" is...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from France!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Hello from France!!

bonge31

Welcome to the site. You will find Deli lovers from all over the world here and the resources and help are great.

Enjoy and we look forward to some photos.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: No Click for Glow Plugs
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

No Click for Glow Plugs

A month ago I ran into the dreaded "No Click" with my glow plugs. After reading numerous threads regarding G.P. issues I started trouble shooting. I replaced my G.P.'s as they had some big miles on them, replaced the relays as well. Nothing! Boiled it down to temp sensor or ECU. I sent to ECU to Dan...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Glow Plugs Cycling on and off after engine start fixed with Temp Sensor
Replies: 18
Views: 4604

Glow Plugs Cycling on and off after engine start fixed with Temp Sensor

Got my ECU back from Daniel today (Thank you New Years for making we wait longer than I wanted). Plugged her in and she works a treat now.
by Shaun Van Ramen
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Glow Plugs Cycling on and off after engine start fixed with Temp Sensor
Replies: 18
Views: 4604

Glow Plugs Cycling on and off after engine start fixed with Temp Sensor

I was having a similar issue with my van a month ago ('91 L300). In the middle of one day I noticed that I was getting "No click" at all. But with a warm diesel engine she still fired up. The next day with a cold eng. block, nothing! So I read through all the threads about the possibilities. I used ...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold Weather Road Trip in an L300
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

Cold Weather Road Trip in an L300

As mentioned in another post; " I've installed a windblock on my vehicle. I got a piece of thin gauge sheet metal at Home Depot (it was actually the exact measurement I needed, so no cutting req.) did some strategic bending, drilled 4 holes and one cut to fit around a frame member, and "PRESTO!" A w...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Rough, Smokey Starts
Replies: 44
Views: 10672

Rough, Smokey Starts

My L300 is always like that on cold days. White smoke with a touch of black for good measure. Especially below zero. It can take a few tries (make sure you have a good battery). When it fires I usually pump the pedal a few times to make sure she's good then just let her idle. I assumed this is norma...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Delica Award of the Year
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Gold Delica Award of the Year

Another thumbs up to Falco!!! :-D
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oldest and highest mileage bus?
Replies: 46
Views: 9532

Oldest and highest mileage bus?

Shaun Van Ramen wrote:I'm right in the middle - '91 / 106,000km. But my '03 Yamaha FJR has 100,000km on it, of which I did 76,000 in the past 2 years if that counts for anything :-)
7 years on and I'm still right in the middle with 205,000km
by Shaun Van Ramen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about tire
Replies: 11
Views: 3030

Question about tire

My L300 came with street tires. Great overall but I went to A/T's. First set were Yokohama Geolanders. Very noisy and stiff (re:bounce) but great in the cold, snow and wet. The current set are OK Tire Brand (Canada) Black Lions. Not quite as noisy as the previous and a softer sidewall so not as boun...
by Shaun Van Ramen
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Brakes

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