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  1. Re: Please help troubleshoot 300D. Turns over but will not start.

    Two things.
    1. With your glow plugs did you ream them out. If they are carboned up, which is more frequent when using WVO as the start up fuel, then they cause hard starting. If they have not been...
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    Re: Biodiesel wanted Newcastle area.

    No problem Tilly, there is always a cuppa waiting if you need one on the way through.

    Peter<><
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    Re: Biodiesel wanted Newcastle area.

    Hi Tilly,

    Wish I could help! If you want to come over to the dark side in the interim I can give you some blended fuel. WVO/ulp. You could keep your bio for shut down and start up purposes for...
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    Re: Landcruiser 1HD-FTE 2002 Electronic deilvery

    Don't get me wrong Mikey, I not saying don't do it just be aware of all the info out there. I was willin to give it a go with my cruiser and I knew no one else had tried it with the FTE. What...
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    Re: Landcruiser 1HD-FTE 2002 Electronic deilvery

    Hi Mikey,

    I can't tell you anything about the sensors. What I do know about the IP is that it is a throw away unit. I was advised there is very little on it that can be repaired and at over $2500...
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    Re: Landcruiser 1HD-FTE 2002 Electronic deilvery

    Hi Mikey,

    I have the same but a 2001 model. I had problems with my 2 tank conversion on mine. It is not difinitive what I will tell you but I hope it helps.

    I had problems with the fuel...
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    Re: Seasonal blend considerations

    Yes! With the glow plug clean I timed the IP. I use to get Nil smoke at idle but now get minor white smoke. My merc mechanic told me (by memory, but don't hold me to it) too far retard is rough...
  8. WTB Full Cruise Control System for Merc 1980 300D

    Hi,

    Just checking if anyone has a cruise control system sitting in their old merc they would consider parting with, or part thereof.

    Regards

    Peter<><
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    Re: Seasonal blend considerations

    Hi,

    With my 1980 300D I use 85/15. The car is starting fine after full cycle glow in our current nippy mornings. What has made a significant change to my morning starts recently was reaming out...
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    Re: High Melting Point Fats/Gum Solvent.

    Thanks Lozzer. Will buy some.
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    Re: High Melting Point Fats/Gum Solvent.

    Yes, I have experienced the same re E10 and the rideon. I have had problems with my riedon for over 12 months. I use it every 2/3 months but it would run for a little while then crash and off to the...
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    Re: High Melting Point Fats/Gum Solvent.

    Peter1

    With respect, there is no need to further explain. If you discern the tone in your post to JSB to be respectful then there it is.

    There is no question of your right to challenge what...
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    Re: High Melting Point Fats/Gum Solvent.

    Excuse me Peter1,

    I very much appreciate your knowledge, input, and your ability to analyse information posted on the forum. I have also noticed that JSB and Tilly although they may not agree with...
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    Re: SVO no heat exchanger

    Hi Andy,

    from memory there was a lot of conjecture about whether 2heat exchangers or one would do, some time ago on the forum. The argument for one heat exchanger before the fuel filter centred...
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    Re: High Melting Point Fats/Gum Solvent.

    Sorry. This post was written late and I had issues with submitting it and found I lost it in cyberspace at 3am. I thought the lot was gone and just found half the mish mash posted through last night....
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    Re: High Melting Point Fats/Gum Solvent.

    Hi Graham,
    On the Merc there are 2 filters. One is the main spinon fuel filter and before this is an inline course prefilter. I guess it is 50 micron, don't really know.

    Yes, I have also been...
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    High Melting Point Fats/Gum Solvent.

    A while back I took a short cut with my filtering and ended up with problems.

    I needed a significant amount of fuel for a trip, quickly. So I passed my usual course filtering stage ie Bunnings...
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    Re: plastic container disposal

    Smithy,

    Great idea, thanks for the link, will be using this one!
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    Seeking ULP Fuel Stabiliser Recipe

    I've had a few problems with my ride on mower lately and stale ULP. I now buy fuel stabilser as it sits for long periods of time without use. Does anyone have a home made recipe they use that does...
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    Re: How and where to fit a vacuum gauge???

    Hi Jens,

    Yes place it before the IP and after the join of the fuel lines from your two filters. When this is done change your filters to new ones then test -ve vacuum for both filters. Do this...
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    Re: Gum on filler spout

    ULP= UnLeadedPetrol

    Yes whathe, you can mix in the ratio you are talking about 80WVO: 20ULP and put it in the fuel tank, and then you can add diesel to it from the bowser and it will mix all...
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    Re: Gum on filler spout

    Thanks Craig for the link.
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    Re: Gum on filler spout

    Yes, I change my filters every 5000km. The last one I changed late, a little over 5500km and it did start to clog. If its the gum I don't know but I will monitor it. I will be changing the o rings in...
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    Re: Gum on filler spout

    Thanks for the info Craig and Tilly.

    In my 300D the pick up fuel line is on the bottom of the fuel tank, it has a strainer. At the rate the gum is depositing on the filler neck I would assume the...
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    Re: Gum on filler spout

    Just making an observation. I havenot driven the 300D as a daily lately. I am struggling to find much spare time to change much of anything therfore I am still blending intank.

    What I have...
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