What did you do TO your Delica today?

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Post by deskinthewoods » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:35 pm

Hmmm....I do have another switch! 🤔
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Post by Growlerbearnz » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:04 pm

I just figured that the position of the shifter lever tells me when it's in 4WD. (Whereas reverse needs a switch to turn on the reverse lights). As long as the hub lock light works I'm happy.
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Post by deskinthewoods » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:44 pm

I agree. However, I bugs me that the fwd light doesn’t work. 🤨
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Post by deskinthewoods » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:54 am

Swapped the left and right rear hatch pistons. 5 minutes work and a few inches more headroom! :)
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Post by deskinthewoods » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:03 am

Over the weekend I replaced the brake and clutch cylinders. Worst part was getting the dashboard out but then it was smooth sailing.
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Hope they all go back to where they came from...

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Post by deskinthewoods » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:05 am

... and Clutch Slave Cylinder:
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Bleeding the Clutch:
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And put it all back together...
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Post by deskinthewoods » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:08 am

My windshield washer was pretty weak so for $20 I bought a replacement pump and mounted it under the dash below the center console. I've always found the Delica reservoir too small and a pita to refill so I ran a tube into a bottle of fluid and made a bracket to hold it. Refilling is now just swapping a full bottle for a the empty one. :-D Now the washer fluid sprays a good strong stream!
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Someday I'll make a nice cover for it...
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Post by deskinthewoods » Sun May 05, 2019 11:54 am

I ripped out the carpet and put in some rubber mat... $25 Princess Auto sale!!!

Happy to see the floor was still in good shape...
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Rough cut it oversize a bit
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I shouldn't have cut out for the latches. I should have removed them and just screwed them on afterwards...
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It looks pretty good...
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A bit floppy on the driver's side but I'm hoping it will stretch out and relax into the contours after some use...
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When it goes on sale again I may give it another go. I won't pre-cut all the fixing holes but feel them out in place. I missed on a couple :P
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Post by lrp374 » Sun May 05, 2019 5:16 pm

If that is the stuff on the roll? It works great but the smell just about made me sick. I finally took it back and they gave me my money back even though it had a few pieces cut out of it. Hopefully you won't have the same issue. :-(

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Post by flansberrium » Sun May 05, 2019 5:39 pm

New rear bumper! Safety inspection tomorrow, I figured it probably wouldn't pass with what was left from the original bumper. Plus I didn't want to break the plastic by steping on it. As strong as a new one, or more!

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What was left of the original bumper.

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Test fitting the new one!

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Primed! It does also have the lower brakets to keep it stiff.

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Finishing with Aluminum checkered plate on top with self tap screws to sandwich it all together

EDIT: Happy to be posting on this thread for the first time! :-D

NOTE: How do you guys share images in here? I get an error code saying it can't determine the dimension of the image. :(

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Post by deskinthewoods » Mon May 06, 2019 4:15 am

Yup, it smells but I left it unrolled for a few weeks before I installed it. Hoping it doesn’t get gross in the summer heat....
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Post by Khrolar » Mon May 06, 2019 12:04 pm

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This is more what I didn't want to do to Cece. Bloody tree branch! :-(

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Post by flansberrium » Sat May 11, 2019 3:03 pm

Today I got the 4L to work on my L300! I thought there was something special that was locked as I couldn't move it. Turns out the lever was seized on the transfer case. 4 days of spraying lube on it, and tried to force it today, it went! 4L works, it's crazy the difference between H and L :-D

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Post by huenink » Sat May 18, 2019 11:36 am

Updating few things I've done over the past few weeks/months.
Some lovely folks in the DTES smashed my rear slider window for a few bags of donation clothes while i was grabbing dinner, so I ordered a new one from Coombs and installed it in about 30 mins including vacuuming the broken glass. I tried to go through ICBC, but that was a $300 deductible so I opted to do it myself for the $165 window cost. Super easy and super quick.
While I was getting a cost estimate for the slider window at ICBC, I had them estimate my windshield since it had a few chips and large crack from leaving the chips for far too long. The deductible ended up being only $200 for a ~$750 job so I just had that done by the super nice folks at J F Vision Autoglass https://www.jfvisionautoglass.com/ Man oh man is that one of the biggest improvements after putting up with a cracked windshield for far too long.
The sliding door roller arm bearing fell apart one day so unfortunately I had to order a whole new arm since the bearing isn't replaceable (at least to my skill level) for about $100 from amayama. Little tricky for replacing on my own, but I managed. Highly recommend to do that with a helper.
My HID Headlights were acting up on me so I ripped out the entire assembly and went back to stock cheap-o headlight bulbs. I'll look into LED Bulbs soon, but for now it's nice to at least have working headlights. Anyone have any advice for LEDs? Does the stock wiring need to be upgraded?

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Post by demiro » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:48 pm

Got a set of black 16-inch wheels. Bought them from a friend. The wheels come with 245/75/16 tires. I will post pictures once I'm done fitting them next week.

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