1994 HDJ81 Toyota Land Cruiser

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by RyanV, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. RyanV

    RyanV Member

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    Thanks Ian. I did see that in the "post your gauges" thread or whatever it's called. The issue I'm finding is that most pods are set up for 52mm gauges and mine are 60mm. It looks like yours are 52mm. How do you find reading them at a glance from that angle (eg. pointing straight ahead)? I'm thinking I'd prefer to have mine angled towards the driver.
     
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    With the shifter in gear I have a pretty good view of the gauges at a glance. You do have to look down, away from the road, but otherwise it's a nice, clean install and flows well with the interior. I prefer them down there to up on the A-pillar for sure.

    I'll try and throw a caliper on the gauges tonight and post back as to their size. If "normal" gauges are 52mm, that's likely what mine are. There's a little bit more room there for bigger bezels, I'll try and measure the height of the flat portion and see if 60mm could squeeze in there as well.
     
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    Thanks for that Ian. I'll have to take some measurements on mine as well and see if it will fit. If it does, I think that set up would be preferred. It's just that bit closer making it easier to read at a glance. I already have my water temp down on the center console and it's not bad to read, but I don't look at it too often. I'm going to keep the EGT up on the dash by the A-pillar, but I haven't decided if I want to have the boost there as well, put it somewhere else where it's easily visible or just put it down on the center console with the other gauges.
     
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    IC pipe fixed up:

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    When reinstalling I looked over the piping and I also noticed that the end of one of the 'T' clamps was very slightly rubbing on the upper rad hose, so I rotated two of the clamps to prevent any further damage.

    Current plan is to have this back as my DD this weekend. Most of the other maintenance items I was planning to work on will have to wait. Adjusting the LPSV should be pretty easy though, so I'm going to try and get that done this weekend.
     
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    Over exposed, but it was a nice sunrise this morning :)

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    How happy are you with your MMP turbo? I'm about at my wit's end dealing with Gturbo and starting to look at other options.

    I'd love if you could comment on spool characteristics, driveability, any concerns you've had, etc.
     
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    Short form...I wouldn't recommend. No problems at all, but you don't really see increased performance until you are over 2k rpms. This makes it awesome for highway hauling, but it seems the same as stock driving around town.

    I've been thinking about some of the high flow options out there if I needed to change it out. It's hard to find much info, but I've found a few reviews on Munro turbos and they've been good:

    http://www.munroracingturbochargers.com.au/Landcruiser.CT26.html

    I'd go with the full billet. You could also look into the 100 series ct20b I think it is. I was trying to find one for a bit, but stopped looking. I didn't try too hard either.

    I did a tire rotation today. I thought I'd try and remove the rear spacers to help protect the brake calipers to prevent them from getting seized so often. Unfortunately, it didn't work. With the spacer removed the rim just barely contacts the caliper which is obviously a no-go.
     
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    I've been looking at the Munro stuff...I came to terms with Gturbo late last week, and should have a fresh green vortex Grunter Extreme coming to get me back in the game. What an ordeal.
     
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    Yeah, it's been a long haul for you on the Gturbo. Hopefully, it works out ok. Did you hear what the issue ended up being?

    I did a tire rotation and a drain and fill on the transmission fluid. Crazy how much better the transmission shifts with just the drain and fill when that only changes something like 1/3 of the capacity.
     
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    Turbo seemed fine to them, they even put it on a truck and ran it on the dyno...although I'm not confident they were testing for the actual problems I sent it back for...I told them I didn't want that turbo back and we made a deal to send me the new iteration of what I had at a decent discount. It's the best I was going to do at this point, as the other option was to simply walk away from the Gturbo and eat the entire cost plus shipping back. Pretty raw deal either way.