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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Not_An_Abba_Fan, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Not_An_Abba_Fan

    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    Ummm...it's not a truck lol.
     
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    Spent the weekend camping in the highcountry (where the old Jorgensens hut was), was good, rained saturday night alllllllll night, My Cruiser has now pulled it's first Nissan out.... Didn't bend or break anything so good weekend away!

    Bullbar and winch goes on tuesday.
     
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    So Im looking at selling the Suburban and getting something reliable, like a Land Rover.
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    Went to Jellore State Forest over the weekend and half of it was closed off. Pretty disappointed but unfortunately that's the way it seems to be headed these days. We attempted one of the power line tracks and given that my mates V8 Cruiser couldn't make it up one section without assistance I decided to take the chicken track lol.
     
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    Troy, you should have had a crack at it.
     
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    You'd be surprised at how capable the Pajero is, probably would have made it. The Cruiser would have been rear leaf, flex and traction issues lol.
     
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    Nah, it wasn't possible in my car, I can assure you of that haha
     
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    Sounds like you need more lift, 33's, front and rear lockers and some reduction gears ;)
     
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    There was plenty of times in the Suburban where we went "theres no way its getting up there" and it did.
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    I get that a lot too, "no way you will get through there" and then I'm looking back from the top or the other side. It's gotten to the point that if I make it, some others won't even try.
     
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    Well, after what has been a frustrating few months, I think I may have fixed my intermittent miss issue I was having. After dropping the nose into a rather large hole and sucking a substantial amount of water into the engine, it developed a miss where it would totally lose injector pulse on one cylinder. It did kill the resistor pack, as it filled that up with water as well, but it only lost one cylinder.

    The 3.5L has an interesting setup whereby it runs power through a resistor pack to the injectors, then the ECU controls the earth to fire them. I lost power to one pin on the resistor pack rendering number two injector non functional. Replaced that and it went well for a bit. Then, while driving, it would develop a miss again. Coincidently, the miss was on the same cylinder, so at first I thought dead injector. But that was fine. The plug on that injector had some broken insulation on the wiring, so cross shorting the plug killing the fuel flow. Fixed that, but it still missed.

    Testing the plug with a test light (yes, it's perfectly fine to do that on this engine), and initially there is nothing, but then after a second, it starts flashing dimly, then brightens. Plug it back on the injector and bingo, purring again. Only to develop the same miss a bit later in the day. Putting the test light in the plug obviously adds more resistance to the circuit and it starts working, so then it is safe to assume I have a dodgy connection somewhere. I proceded to pull every plug in the injection harness, spray a liberal amount of contact cleaner in both sides and put them all back together. On initial start up after a few minutes of being off, it would typically miss until the test lamp was inserted in the plug. This time it started and ran beautifully, a bit rich with a fuelly smelling exhaust, but it's always been like that.

    Next was to try and solve the rich running, these things have a little injector type solenoid in the plenum that puts in extra fuel on cold starts, my thought was that it may be playing up. Disconnected the fuel line from this and ran it again, and hey presto, no more fuel smell. I'll be interested to see if this has fixed my problem on the next run, but it looks good so far.
     
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    Here's 2 pics from the weekend taken at the same time, one from the bank and the other is a still shot from some GoPro footage.

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    I think I might get into 4WDing. :D
     
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    That looks like a nice spot Troy.

    My old nav is in need of some new shocks. It doesnt rock crawl or anything extreme but i do go down some pretty rutted and corrugated roads and would like to get away in it soon. What are peoples opinions on foam filled shocks, are they worth it and what brands would you recommend either way? Im considering a lift kit but not sure ill ever really need it so would shocks deigned for a 2" lift be suitable for standard height in case i do lift it in the future? Cheers guys.
     
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    Got my dual batteries done on the weekend, lots of cold beer now!
     
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    This is my 80, I haven't owned it long but already started on making some changes. Mainly rewiring the accessories as i wasn't happy with how they were done previously.
    Already planning a Cape trip for next year, just a little excited.

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    Was that near Bendethra?
     
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    Few little shots from me getting used to the rover. nothing special as I wasnt game to push the limits with nobody else around.

    3 wheeling:
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    Shallow Crossing
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    Need to align the lightbar a bit better:
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    Sure was man
     
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    Just did a 3.9L MAF hotwire conversion on my Rangie, goes a lot better, more power, better on fuel.

    Also, just a couple of pics from a while ago, bit of a puddle.

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    Flexy

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