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by Halden
Mon May 16, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: CFM Of Factory Mechanical Engine Cooling Fan
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: CFM Of Factory Mechanical Engine Cooling Fan

At highway speeds a fan isn't going to really do much is my understanding... Typically these engines run really cool. Are you hauling a lot of weight? Do you have a shroud for your electric fan? Why ditch the stock setup? Personally I don't run any faster than about 63-maybe 65 in my 5 speed. It jus...
by Halden
Mon May 09, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: Veggie or bio source in SLC or Seattle area
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Veggie or bio source in SLC or Seattle area

We used to have an active member and his son that I believe used one or the other quite a bit. They live in Salt Lake, I believe. The son, whose member name slips my mind, sold veggie systems for diesel engines. The father was name was MaxB. You could send him a PM and see if he'll reply. GraydonBl...
by Halden
Sat May 07, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: New turbo option
Replies: 9
Views: 1628

Re: New turbo option

JoeIsuzu wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 7:34 am
I've only driven one factory turbo diesel, and that was a brand new P'up that I test-drove in 1986. My one complaint was the lag, which I thought pretty much neutralized any benefit of the turbo in around town driving.

Jack

Just keep your engine speed above 2200 and shift at redline :lol:
by Halden
Wed May 04, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: From Borneo
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: From Borneo

JoeIsuzu wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 4:36 pm
chilskater wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 3:55 pm
It is the same with Holden Rodeo
We don't have that here, either.

Jack
Mainly because the American car market is absolutely awful :lol:

Welcome aboard, chilskater.
by Halden
Tue May 03, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Burned alternator?
Replies: 21
Views: 746

Re: Burned alternator?

I'd just go to a shop and have a new line made. They're really quite cheap, no sense in modifying something that already works for no performance gain...
by Halden
Tue May 03, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Burned alternator?
Replies: 21
Views: 746

Re: Burned alternator?

I'm fascinated by that 2.5L engine. But since you changed the alternator, you really should change the oil line that feeds the vacuum pump. The first sign of failure is often oil all over the road, and engine failure. Jack Hi Jack, thank you for your reply. Yes it is awesome engine. You mean the hy...
by Halden
Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Burned alternator?
Replies: 21
Views: 746

Re: Burned alternator?

Not sure, i read a lot it should rather start with 13, even on battery specs is high 13 written as maximum. Now even combined that my battery suddenly died (started once and then wont even turn) after i drove about 200km with this alternator, i feel nervous. I checked the temperature of the battery...
by Halden
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Burned alternator?
Replies: 21
Views: 746

Re: Burned alternator?

14.5 I think is perfectly reasonable. I wouldn't start to worry until you see maybe 14.8
by Halden
Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Killing Power Steering Pumps Every Few Years?
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Killing Power Steering Pumps Every Few Years?

Something is wrong elsewhere. Is it coming from hoses, the pump shaft, steering box? Big cause would be contamination or wrong fluid....
by Halden
Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: What is this part called?
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: What is this part called?

If it is turbo seals there's really no such thing as safe operating speeds... I had an engine run away on me once... It was a bad day. Engine was saved, but man was that scary, I had just fixed a buddy's TDI and was test driving it. There's the possibility it could be crank case vapors not getting o...
by Halden
Mon Apr 11, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: How much is too much to haul for a P'UP?
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: How much is too much to haul for a P'UP?

My dad got away with about that volume of heavy top soil once in his long bed... Freaked the loader operator out, thought he broke the rear axle. Poor little truck just hauled it though. He also hauled back two pianos and a music stores entire selection for organ section back 25 years ago. I think i...
by Halden
Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: C190 Plain English Timing Procedure Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: C190 Plain English Timing Procedure Needed

There are some engines that take something like 40-50 revolutions to line up. I can't remember which Mack it is but one of their engines takes 43 turns to essentially get everything lined up again... You could release a valve and spin the engine till it touches that valve to identify where the crank...
by Halden
Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: Veggie or bio source in SLC or Seattle area
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Veggie or bio source in SLC or Seattle area

I'm wondering if any of you guys have some clean veggie or bio you need to get rid of. I'm wanting to take a trip to Seattle in June and if I can get some good fuel I'd like to take my 82 with today's fuel prices.... Anybody have some leads or need some "help"? I also plan on visiting the ...
by Halden
Fri Apr 08, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Tool & Product Reviews
Topic: Truck-lite brand Multi-Purpose Maintenance spray
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Truck-lite brand Multi-Purpose Maintenance spray

puttputtinpup wrote:
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:13 am
Nice! Our shop at work may use something like that on our pigtail plugs.

Yeah I usually scrape out the corrosion on stingers and 7ways and spray some of this in there. Even severe duty trucks it seems to really hold up well on.
by Halden
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: C223T Rod Identification
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: C223T Rod Identification

Yes the 3rd gen rods had 27mm pins.

The oil vapor canister I believe has three lines, a drain, a supply for crank case vapors and then a line that goes somewhere on the intake (most likely before the turbo?) I can't remember what that canister looks like, but it's fairly obvious if you have one...