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  1. #11
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    Re: Joined the Musso club

    Hi Michael,
    I am sure you will be happy with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SUZUDDIS View Post
    I've got it !!!
    ...5th gear is a bit short but luckily I'm looking to keep my licence this year.
    Guess I have to change my Avatar now ??
    Michael
    That is the one thing that annoyed me. About 2500 rpm at 100km/h always sounded busy to me. It is just a little lower with the automatic. This rpm is where the engine seems to develop it's peak power and before they put the turbo on you needed all the power you could get.
    A lot of the noise is actually induction noise.

    If you want to spend the money, you can swap out the gears with a Musso petrol diff and that will give you 2500 rpm at 100 km/h in fourth gear.
    As I recall that drops fifth gear to around 2200 rpm at 100 km/h.
    I had that arrangement on my 96 Musso and on any gradiant I was constantly shifting gears.
    Last edited by tillyfromparadise; 1st November 2013 at 05:04 PM.

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    You seem to be having fun with the gif images lately. Looks good.

    I think I can wait with the gear box. Tinted windows next then a decent radio with four speakers and maybe a sub.
    10 litres went in today after the new filter and fuel line. I miss the smell of Bio in the morning. Good to have it back.

    My next immediate plan is to build a box in the back for oil drums to store while I am doing pickups along with the suction pump I have just purchased.
    It's not a gear pump but rotary vane. This I will have for evacuting black containers when my storage runs low.

    Again will post pics when available.

    Michael
    97 Jeep XJ Cherokee on B100. 0 km's on B100 and counting !!!! (Sold)
    2002 Merc ML270 now on B100. (Sold)
    2006 Ssangyong Musso 2.9 t idi (Sold)
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    Re: Joined the Musso club

    Hi Michael.
    If you change the radio you might also want to think about a real antenna.
    The original Musso SUV had a proper antenna on the offside rear fender.
    When it was changed to a ute, they put the antenna in the front windscreen, This is very minimal.

    On my 2006 Musso the original radio and replacement radio never received AM. Just a highish sort of tone that goes up and down with the engine speed.
    The FM worked ok.

    You should have another half a million km of virtually trouble free travel with your car. With any luck that could be closer to a million km of trouble free travel.

    Has anyone mentioned the "wobbly" idle?
    Last edited by tillyfromparadise; 2nd November 2013 at 11:29 PM.

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    Tilly

    Thanks for the radio advice. I will take this on board for when I make the upgrade. Luckily I have a nice alloy bar on the front so I guess that is where the radio arial will go.
    A couple of nice LED lights as well.
    Thanks again

    Michael
    97 Jeep XJ Cherokee on B100. 0 km's on B100 and counting !!!! (Sold)
    2002 Merc ML270 now on B100. (Sold)
    2006 Ssangyong Musso 2.9 t idi (Sold)
    2015 NP300 Navara

    Stainless processor with blue water pump.

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    Re: Joined the Musso club

    I have been considering a Musso too.
    I have an old Mercedes 300 an it is getting very old.
    I am looking for one of the Daewoo SUV's because they have the turbo.
    They are also very rare.

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    Re: Joined the Musso club

    Costra

    I believe the turbo version of the Daewoo is rare because it was an option that the dealer fitted when the car is purchased.

    The newer Musso with the 2.9l IDI came with the turbo as standard. I am very happy with mine and looks to be very good on fuel even though I do a lot of city driving and it stays up with the traffic. At least it does with me driving it.

    I am looking into Firestone air bags for the back and a change to the front ride height and maybe an exhaust upgrade if I can afford it.
    needs a better radio for the kids to listen to music in the back.
    Window tint in Qld is a must so that happens next week.
    I have been very busy trying to do oil pickups now that I have the ute so have not posted any pictures but have promised so maybe this weekend.

    They come standard with a tub liner and tye points in the tray on the four corners so this works well for me with oil drums. I simply stap them in and take off. If I spill any oil I wash the tub liner out and away I go again.

    It is a good vehicle but a little agricultural though.

    Michael
    97 Jeep XJ Cherokee on B100. 0 km's on B100 and counting !!!! (Sold)
    2002 Merc ML270 now on B100. (Sold)
    2006 Ssangyong Musso 2.9 t idi (Sold)
    2015 NP300 Navara

    Stainless processor with blue water pump.

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    Re: Joined the Musso club

    Hi Michael,

    The turbo diesel on the Daewoo Musso SUV is a factory installation and it looks just like the one on our utes including the intake crossover.
    It also came with the EGR. I am not sure whether they had a catalytic converter or not. The Musso ute does.
    The one I looked at a couple of months ago had some extra plastic trim on the engine that is not on the ute.

    The reason they are so rare is that most of the Daewoo Mussos came with the petrol engine.

    Biodiesel and WVO has NEVER been inside the passenger compartment in my Musso.

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    Hi Costra,
    If you are looking for an SUV that has the Merceded idi engine, be aware that some of the early 2004 Ssangyong Rextons came with the same 2.9 idi turbo diesel that is in the Daewoo Musso SUV and in the Ssangyong Musso ute.
    However, very few of these were imported into Australia because they knew the 2.7 di turbo diesel was just about ready to go and Ssangyong Australia made it a policy not to push Rextons sales until the 2.7 was ready.
    I have seen a few of these and even driven one. They are more civilized than the Daewoo Musso turbo but just as limited on power.

    And if you want a really really rare bird, try and find one of the Ssangyong Korando's from 2004- 2006. I was thinking about buying one at one stage after I bought my Musso Ute. They have the same 2.9 idi turbo diesel but were not promoted at all by Ssangyong Australia.
    One time I was travelling between Sydney and Paradise, and I think it was in Muswellbrook I stopped at the Ssangyong dealer to see if they had a Korando in stock. The Salesman did not even know what a Korando was or that Ssangyong sold them.
    I thought they were pretty little car, especially the RED Targa. They are based based on the Jeep idea.

    Ssangyong Korando

    Last edited by tillyfromparadise; 8th November 2013 at 03:32 PM.

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    Re: Joined the Musso club

    Tilly , I have seen a Korando on the road but was some time ago. Tough looking thing that needed some suspension changes.

    Anyway I have gone and purchased an antenna and will fit sometime soon but I'll probably upgrade the radio and two speakers at the same time. Four speakers and real radio will make some difference.

    I have started to play with Bio / Diesel / WVO mixes in tank and am enjoying the BBQ smells.

    currently I have run 4000 km's since purchase from 105,000 km on B50 approx and running really nice.

    For Tony if he wants the Data yet or maybe a bit early.
    Ssangyong Musso 2006 2.9 litre 5 cylinder Intercooled Turbo IDI Mercedes Engine.Bosch inline IP. now with 111,110 km's running B50 in single tank.

    No issues yet. changing fuel cheap filters every month as a precautional maintanence.

    Micahel
    97 Jeep XJ Cherokee on B100. 0 km's on B100 and counting !!!! (Sold)
    2002 Merc ML270 now on B100. (Sold)
    2006 Ssangyong Musso 2.9 t idi (Sold)
    2015 NP300 Navara

    Stainless processor with blue water pump.

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    Re: Joined the Musso club

    Michael,
    Get yourself a couple of the clear bodied filters that are used on the Mercedes OM617 diesel.
    They are 5/16" in and out (and have a 90 offset on the pipes - not an issue usually) These, being transparent, allow you to see any contaminants in the filter and change it out at a convenient time. Use the "butterfly" hose clamps for tool-free pre filter changes. Carry a spare with you in a 'zip-lok' bag. If you need to swap out the filter, you can put the blocked one into it.
    I wash the filters out using a solvent (ULP in most cases) then dry them out, before placing it back into the (washed) 'zip-lok' bag.
    If making biodiesel, the byproduct also does a good job of cleaning these filters, although it is a bit slower than solvent.

    If you get stuck on the side of the road with a blocked pre-filter, remove it, and blow backwards, to try and dislodge as much from the filter as possible. Then re-install it and drive on. This method has got me out of the poo a couple of times (before I started carrying a spare on board).

    Happy New Year,

    Tony
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP)


    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).


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