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    Positioning components in a Hilux

    Righto! just finished the HE today. It is a draft but I think I will like it and leave it where it is provided there are no potential issues. Also, the engine bay is pretty crowded and doesn't leave much option. I have mapped out a spot for the 3 way valves and will post up when I've done that.

    Anyway, I'm interested to see what yas reckon?

    Cheers. Socrates




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    Re: Positioning components in a Hilux

    Loookin Goood.

    The hardest thing to achieve is a neat conversion. Perhaps you will be able to match Fitian's workmanship in making the conversions neat.


    Keep up the good work.
    Tony
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    Re: Positioning components in a Hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony From West Oz View Post
    Loookin Goood.

    The hardest thing to achieve is a neat conversion. Perhaps you will be able to match Fitian's workmanship in making the conversions neat.


    Keep up the good work.
    Tony
    Thanks mate!!

    Much appreciated. I'm hanging out to get the 3 way valves in position. After that I'm pretty well "home and hosed" (excuse pun!). There is a small possibility of testing it out this weekend. Fingers crossed.

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    Re: Positioning components in a Hilux

    Its slowly but surely coming together. Among other trouble with the hilux (collapsed front spring, brakes, odd oil leak) I'm still managing to battle away at the conversion.

    Here is where I put the crossover valves.



    In the above pic you can see the location of the return switch to the right of the powersteering tank.




    I had just washed the engine bay hence the water!



    You can see the location of all the components so far in the above pic. 12V heated fuel filter (with one stuffed glow plug ) to the left, FPHE under the air filter feeder pipe and valves to the right rear.

    All's gong well.

    Comments welcome.

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    Re: Positioning components in a Hilux

    Where did you buy the heated filter and how much?

    Peter<><

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    Re: Positioning components in a Hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterAC View Post
    Where did you buy the heated filter and how much?

    Peter<><
    From here
    eBay Motors: Dual 12V Heated Fuel Filter SVO WVO Biodiesel Diesel (item 170276013124 end time Nov-08-08 19:53:49 PST)

    I was lucky though. I bought before the dollar dropped and when the 12Vs were cheaper. I paid around 180 Aus for it plus postage was around the 200 mark.

    There is a bit of opposition to these on the forum as to how eficient they are. From my point of view - I haven't yet taken an accurate reading but, they do significantly heat the oil.

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    Re: Positioning components in a Hilux

    mate, you have enuf room in ther to throw a party
    i have placed the same sort of gear(nearly) in the same sort of area. i had to really manage the space tho, as soon as i find my piccies i will post what i mean. if i cant i will take some new ones and post them.
    if it's FERAL, it's in PERIL.

    i too belong to P.E.T.A.
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    Re: Positioning components in a Hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by hobie1kanobie View Post
    mate, you have enuf room in ther to throw a party
    i have placed the same sort of gear(nearly) in the same sort of area. i had to really manage the space tho, as soon as i find my piccies i will post what i mean. if i cant i will take some new ones and post them.
    Throw a party??!!

    Looking forward to seeing the pics. Did you put your filter in the same place?

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    Re: Positioning components in a Hilux

    NO, i wish!!!!

    my filter had to go way down near the front left hand whell, below the air filter. i have found the piccies, now just gotta figure a quick way of posting them.

    stay tuned.
    if it's FERAL, it's in PERIL.

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    Re: Positioning components in a Hilux

    [quote=Socrates;32871]Throw a party??!!

    Lo...quote]

    I agree, enough room for a party or a two complete conversions under the one bonnet.
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