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by Rjonesy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Crankshaft bolt removal
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Crankshaft bolt removal

Glad starter worked. I ended up buying a HF 3/4 drive impact and adding larger diameter hose to my compressor. This took it right off.
by Rjonesy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: Hello isuzu owner here
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Hello isuzu owner here

Mike -
Do you happen to be the guy I parked next to in the Lowe’s parking lot?

Bob
by Rjonesy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Resurgence?
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Resurgence?

Ok this is crazy. Not more than an hour and a half after I posted the original post I pull into Lowe's with my grandson Lincoln. And there sits this '89 Spacecab. So I park next to it and grab a pic. (Say hi to Lincoln!) When I come out the owner of the other truck is taking pictures of mine. We had...
by Rjonesy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Body and Suspension Mods
Topic: Quiet, and stable, new tires, Oh My!
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Quiet, and stable, new tires, Oh My!

When I got my P'Up a couple years back I went down to the local Discount Tire store to replace the old crazed tires on the truck. They only had one tire model (14 inchers aren't readily stocked these days!) Never liked them, didn't feel stable and were noisy. Yet, didn't really know how much of the ...
by Rjonesy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Resurgence?
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Resurgence?

Kinda odd. I've passed two different Isuzu pickups (the next gen after our P'ups) in the past two days while driving my P'Up. The other drivers seemed cluless when I came up next to them. I flet like having a meet 'n' greet. :wink:
by Rjonesy
Mon May 27, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Turbo Replacement Post-Op
Replies: 0
Views: 307

Turbo Replacement Post-Op

Finished the turbo swap. While the GT -17 may still be a bit bigger than optimal for the low end I feel I accomplished my purpose. Advantages: Improved low end acceleration, I can now shift without falling below the boost level, I can go up a hill at less than 2k rpm and still accelerate, still have...
by Rjonesy
Mon May 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Need Some Turbo Upgrade Help
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Need Some Turbo Upgrade Help

Ok. Took the turbo and fittings to Lowe’s to check threads. Thread into new turbo is m12x1.5. Original banjo bolt is m8x1.25 and original port thread is 1/4” flare thread. I’m now thinking to just get a new braided oil feed line, replace the solid pipe feed line, and put an m8 banjo to 4AN on the en...
by Rjonesy
Mon May 20, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Need Some Turbo Upgrade Help
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Need Some Turbo Upgrade Help

That's what I was thinking. Probably need to find a hydraulic fitting a re-thread one end.
by Rjonesy
Sun May 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Need Some Turbo Upgrade Help
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Need Some Turbo Upgrade Help

The reason the adaptor is not symmetrical is that due to the bolt pattern the circular port of the new turbo cannot be centered in the rectangular manifold port. Here are pics of the original oil inlet with its fitting next to it and the new oil inlet. I see fittings online that should fit the new i...
by Rjonesy
Sat May 18, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Need Some Turbo Upgrade Help
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Need Some Turbo Upgrade Help

OK - After reading so many posts here about turbo issues and getting more impatient waiting for the boost to kick in around 2300 - 2400 RPM I decide to make a change. I found a rebuilt GT 17. It needed some modifying so I designed an exhaust manifold adaptor plate on Autodesk and then used some very...
by Rjonesy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: HELLO! Just joined
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: HELLO! Just joined

As my little ADD brain grabs the bunny trail - I was out of my career for a couple years and sold cars. This about to turn 16 year old was with his (obviously upper middle income) dad, drooling over this 5.7 GTO on the used lot. Not a car I'd have ever let my kid drive. Test drove it. Sat in the bac...
by Rjonesy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: In the Orlando Area
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: In the Orlando Area

I ride with a couple local groups. Good conscientious folks. There are some rather “aggressive” or “obnoxious” groups that seem to think the rules don’t apply and give us a bad name. I enjoy the comraderie as well as a bit of a challenge to keep up and build conditioning. Also feels safer on the road.
by Rjonesy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: In the Orlando Area
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: In the Orlando Area

Shall we start a cyclist thread? Did my 30 with the group last night.
by Rjonesy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Glowplug lifespan
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: Glowplug lifespan

Roy, Check our the “how to” section on glow plug issues. Probably not the plugs. I’ve had to replace the temp sensor for the plugs, also have a loose connector at the fusible link that I finally taped together to keep it from coming loose. Lots of other issues can crop up but there is an abundance o...
by Rjonesy
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Diagnostic Help?
Replies: 29
Views: 2237

Re: Diagnostic Help?

As I mentioned earlier it felt like a “miss” in a cylinder. While I’m usually super careful when making adjustments such as valve lash by double and sometimes triple checking measurement and torques I thought maybe I’d screwed up and not properly tightened a rocker so that it may have loosened. I wi...