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    Re: Shitbox Rally October 2019

    Hello Team,

    The Rally is fast approaching- just over 2 months away now. Iím heading up to Brisbane on 22 August to pick up the Peugeot and drive it back down to Sydney. I think Iíll do this part...
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    Re: weird fault fixed peugeot 406

    That doesn't surprise me. All of the bells & whistles on new cars are great while they are working, but is seems few are immune to electronic gremlins at some stage in their life. I do wonder what...
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    Re: weird fault fixed peugeot 406

    crazy how something seemingly totally unrelated can have a such an impact
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    Re: Where to find information specific to my car?

    Is one of the them the Peugeot 306? I'm keen to hear more about the cars and any issues you've had and how you resolved them. It is likely I've missed some other posts you've made about them. Any...
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    I've solved it! It is now running as good as ever and starting with ease and normal smoke for a 12C morning.

    I had everything barse akwards.

    I still don't know which way is advance or retard,...
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    I still haven't resolved this issue. You guys are probably sick of hearing about it, but not as sick as I am!

    RE cold start advance. I do have a 3rd wire into my IP, but no coolant lines anywhere...
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    Re: Can I reprocess if failed 27/3 test?

    Thanks, guys.

    I've washed it and it all came out ok I think. Did get a bit of soap on the first wash, but I kept it to a 8 mins in anticipation and it was no problem. Subsequent washes have been...
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    Re: All Scania Euro 5 trucks can operate on B100

    What specification dow the B100 have to meet I wonder. Pretty hard to get hold of compliant B100 I imagine?

    I heard somewhere that there is a bio plant in East Gippsland, VIC that has started...
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    Re: Where to find information specific to my car?

    The Holden Cruze is another 'world car' manufactured in several different countries (including Australia) and re-badged for different markets. Also known as a Daewoo Lacetti & Chevrolet Cruze.
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    Re: Can I reprocess if failed 27/3 test?

    Hi Team,

    I have been lucky enough to have pretty consistent quality oil up until now, so haven't bothered titrating in years. I start with 180L of WVO and usually finish with about 160L of bio. I...
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    I'll have another look, but I don't think my pump has this. I definitely didn't encounter any coolant lines when removing the pump.
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    Is the cold-start thing one of the 2 wires that go into the back of the pump (one has a black dust/moisture cap and the other a green cap)? The other is the fuel cut-off solenoid. I guess it is...
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    John – assuming I did get the pump placement wrong by 1 tooth in the retarded direction, is it theoretically possible that I could take up that mistake by rotating the pump towards the engine if I...
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    Re: And then there was smoke as she ran away

    But if everything is not OK and you have no piston rings to speak of (as in my Merc) and you blow torrents of smoke and oil through your crankcase vent, you might want consider one of these:
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    Re: Alternator opinions sought

    Thanks, Tony. Now I'm just worried I over-tightened it. Worry, worry, worry. It is such a pain to get to that I will leave it at that for now. The belt is still fairly new so will hopefully stretch...
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    Alternator opinions sought

    Evening Team,

    I have some issues with belts squealing for a while and after a bit of trial and error, replacement of 3 V-belts and a can of CRC Belt Grip, I've narrowed it down to the alternator. ...
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    Re: The old Landcruiser vs Patrol discussion

    I suspect this is mostly to do with the Australian Design Rules (ADR) and where brake lights & number plate lights have to be located here as opposed to the rest of the world where the vehicles are...
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    Re: The old Landcruiser vs Patrol discussion

    Jens, here are a couple of thoughts:


    I've heard from many people over the years that Patrols generally have tougher gearboxes and diffs than LandCruisers. They also have rear coil springs on...
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    500 km update:


    oil level appears not to have increased. Fingers crossed that continues.
    I haven't had to use my inline Facet clickety-clack pump to prime as I used to on just about every...
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    Re: Timing on Mercedes engine

    Sounds nightmarish. The lower bolt on my W123 was tough but I got it from underneath. I managed to reinstall it without raising the vehicle though. Not sure if this translates to your chassis though....
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    At the risk of taking this topic on a tangent, I think the efficiencies of both types of intercooler could be identical if sized appropriately. Water has a higher heat storage capacity than air so...
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    Mine are 14mm hex head M10 x 1.5. Thankfully they aren't Allen or I'd be stuffed I reckon - or just have to buy a set of Allen sockets.

    I went to try to turn the pump to put the bolt in today and...
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    Re: Timing on Mercedes engine

    Johnno, I think gutlessness may be standard issue for naturally aspirated Mercedes diesels of this era.

    Definitely worth a shot at advancing the timing though as Tony described.

    I will be keen...
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    Agree - totally non-compliant.

    I lived in the US for a while and while their vehicles have many shortcomings, the older ones are so much easier to work on. Everything is easily accessible and...
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    Re: Engine oil level increases between changes

    Now that I've seen it, I'm hearing noises! You know how it is. No obvious signs of wear that I noticed. Who knows how long it has been like that, so I'll let it go for now and get some other...
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