What did you do TO your Delica today?

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What did you do TO your Delica today?

Post by deskinthewoods » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:43 pm

The oil light crapped out on me this week. Flickered on and scared the crap outta me and then went off. I pulled over and checked the oil level: all good. So under the van I went yesterday and reconnected the wire, also the 4WD indicator wire 'cause I was under there anyway. All good :)
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I also noticed a puddle in the passenger area after a hard rain a couple weeks ago, after installing the rubber flooring. I guess its always done that but just soaked into the carpet before now. So I tackled the front panel leak issue.

Old caulking
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Scraped off
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Rust cleaned off
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New Butyl sealant
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I used this stuff
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Post by deskinthewoods » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:23 am

After a heavy rain I still have a small leak...windsheild?...wipers?...windshield washer nozzles?...another day...
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Post by deskinthewoods » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:27 am

Replaced the boots on the right CV joints...not too difficult actually...

Step 1. Remove dog
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Step 3. remove old boots, clean everything really well, re-grease, re-assemble
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Sorry for the lack of photos...
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Post by Khrolar » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:24 pm

deskinthewoods wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:27 am
Replaced the boots on the right CV joints...not too difficult actually...

Step 1. Remove dog
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Step 2. Take it all apart
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Step 3. remove old boots, clean everything really well, re-grease, re-assemble
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Sorry for the lack of photos...
Looking good!
Did you remember to reinstall dog after??

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Post by deskinthewoods » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:15 pm

Dog seems to be the self-installing type... :-D
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Post by DelicaTele » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:59 pm

tried a new doctor/mechanic in Edmonton...

E-Town = no-such-thing-as-a-mechanic-unless-you-drive-a-rolling-coal-Ford-Dodge-or-GM-P/U...
...but there's many plug-and-play technicians *rolls eyes* !
=(

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Post by deskinthewoods » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:33 pm

I took the week off work to rebuild the Injector pump, do an oil change, install new shocks. Figured it would be a two day job to do the IP but I managed to stretch it out to six. Oil change and shocks a bit later I guess... :-D
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Post by deskinthewoods » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:02 pm

Installed new rear shocks today.
Procomp. (I have no idea what the old ones are...whatever they are they were DONE!)
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Post by Growlerbearnz » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:20 pm

DelicaTele wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:59 pm
E-Town = no-such-thing-as-a-mechanic-unless-you-drive-a-rolling-coal-Ford-Dodge-or-GM-P/U...
An L300 is a Dodge D50 Diesel, it's just put on a bit of weight. ;-)
Nothing says "poor workmanship" more than wrinkles in the duct tape.

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Post by Vanthony.wa » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:04 am

ACKO15 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Replaced a leaking exhaust manifold gasket and watched our boost jump from a smoky 5psi up to 10 cruising with the option of opening the relief valve when you floor it.
Hey there! I'm in desperate need of swapping out my exhaust manifold gasket. I have the gasket on hand but wondering if you have any tips on doing it myself. Seems strait forward but ppl have mentioned bolts breaking in the head etc

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Post by Ralph in Winnipeg » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:39 am

Exhaust manifold bolts breaking is pretty common due to the repeated heating and cooling. You'll want to soak them with penetrant while hot and let cool. I'd recommend being prepared for the worst. Purchase the bolts and nuts, have a drill and taps on hand, bolt extractors (though I generally find they don't work worth a darn) in case you need them. Take your time, you might have to work the nuts back and forth, don't put an impact on them and pound away.

Good luck.

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Post by deskinthewoods » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:21 am

Worst case: Helicoil threaded inserts. An actually easy solution to a heart stopping problem. (If your heart does stop, the rest is no longer a problem...)
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Post by deskinthewoods » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:10 pm

Got the front shocks on today! (also sexy :-D )
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