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When I got it:
91 2.4LTE auto, 205k kms. Everything is really straight and clean. Underneath is basically spotless and the engine bay is the same. I hated the wheels initially but they've grown on me a bit now.
Bought it on Sat, had the windows done with 15% tint on Mon then went and picked up boost, temp gauge, bleed valve and a turbo timer and put them in. The sender for the temp gauge is wayyy too short (reaches about halfway across the rocker cover) so have to look into whether I can get a longer one.
Bumped the boost up a bit and she goes much better now. I think I need to wind it back as it gets to 12.5 - 13 psi on normal driving but if I step on it on the freeway and she kicks down a gear (especially going up hills) it's spiking to 14 - 15 and the red light coming on. Doesn't appear to affect performance or how it drives and soon goes off if you get off it which I have done ( only did it a couple of times to test). From what I've gathered this is overboosting? Mine doesn't seem to cut fuel so I need to do more research.
- Since worked out this is wastegate creep, wound it back a touch and will sit on 14 up big hills but doesn't throw the error light much anymore.
Still as yet unidentified rear suspension, 2" lift.
Got Safari snorkel fitted by the boys at Hitech 4x4 Penrith. Was too scared to go hacking into the body myself.
Got some big tyre envy. Test fit 15x8 33x12.5 muddies.
So off to get some of my own
Scrubbed on the bullbar and guard so came off again until the 2" bodylift went in.
Lived here for a couple of months. My nopics rocks, only slight whinging about the rubber smell
Picked up a wide body front end, funnily enough from another PFer over here
Got some flares as well, haven't gotten around to fitting them or the front end yet.
Survived snow trip last year. I think I came very bloody close to cooking the motor too. Pulled up at the hotel one night and it was bubbling coolant out the overflow onto the ground and the temp gauge was slightly above normal. Let it cool down and it took nearly 4.5L of water and has been fine since.
I had another pants browning moment when started it after our first night staying down there. Knock rattle crash bang until it warmed up and then it was fine. Is this common with them in colder temperatures?
Got a new exhaust 2 1/4" to gearbox 2.5" back with straight thorough muffler. Had a pyrometer hooked up at the same time.
Driving to work the next morning and she overheats.
Same symptoms as at the snow (boiling out the overflow) except this time the temp gauge shot up. Cooled her down and put 4.5L of water in, drove home fine, then hopped in to go to mate's around the corner and temp gauge shoots up, another 4.5L go in, both heaters on (should the back one get hot because it doesn't?) and it was fine again until this morning driving to work the needle was dancing up then back down to normal.
I am having horrible head-cracked thoughts constantly but it doesn't have any trouble starting, and runs fine, no clouds of smoke or anything...
Latest update, been chasing the overheating problem for 3 weeks and finally gave up yesterday.
Replaced thermostat with 82deg Tridon highflow.
New radiator cap.
Replaced 2 x heater hoses that run across the front of the motor and hose clamps.
Reverse flushed cooling system.
Still leaking somewhere. Mechanic reckons it's the water pump so I've dropped it in for them to do and timing belt while they're there. Funny thing is I've been quoted not far off what they were going to charge for the timing belt when I asked a month ago so it's kind of worked out well.
Could of had a crack at it myself but the 3.5hours they quoted would probably turn into 13.5 and I just paid rego on Saturday so want it back ASAP (especially given the $$$ I've spent on mods the last few weeks)
FINGERS, TOES & TESTICLES CROSSED IT'S NOT A CRACKED HEAD
Got back from mechanics a week or two ago with new water pump and timing belt, running beautifully ever since. Cost me $400 Joe Armour Automotive in Penrith.
First trip away:
(note dinged up chrome rear, hadn't even put it into 4wd at that stage )
Bought a Kaymar rear bar that I was assured was for my model, turns out it's off the one before, $300 if anyone wants it.