1994 HDJ81 Toyota Land Cruiser

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  1. RyanV

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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.
     
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    It seems like it's been FOREVER since I've had this thing off road. We went out last weekend and it was awesome. 30 km out, first 15 km were ok, second 15km were pretty rough, but it was totally worth it :D

    Hmm..apparently the pano I took is VR, so I can't embed it...still getting used to this Pixcel 3A. Here's a pic from one of the sites we spent the day at though:

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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    where did you end up going.
     
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    Wow that is pretty! You BC guys are so lucky to have that in your backyard!

    I need to get my winch back on and get back out wheeling with mine as well. Now that it's finally running right again with the new turbo, I've got the itch back! GX470 has been eating up all my spare time lately.
     
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    Chehallis Lake. I was really surprised at how clean and clear the water was. Also, for being an unserviced camping area (recreation site) there wasn't too much garbage around. I was expecting it to be worse. I might try Jones Lake next time.

    Even though there's nothing wrong with the MMP turbo I have, I'm also itching to make a change. I'd really like the boost to come on earlier. CAD-AUD exchange is quite a bit better than when I bought my MMP turbo. I keep checking to see if GTurbo does another sale, but nothing observed yet.
     
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    Temporarily rigged up the boost gauge I'll be using. I figured I should since I've been running without one for a while.

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    Not really a fan of the blue colour, but I might be able to change that if I can change out the bulb.

    I also bought an air box from a early 2000's Duramax. I'm hoping to try and get this modified and fitted sooner than later. Another reason for getting the boost gauge in.

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    Is the ARC (I think it was?) airbox not cutting it? Or why the change?

    I've got a '95-'97 1FZ airbox lid I'm going to be putting in mine to see if it helps airflow at all, it's likely going to be spring before that comes together the way this summer/fall has been slipping away from me. Duramax filter is the next step if this isn't enough.
     
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    I actually haven't tried that one out yet (the ARC). The filters it came with didn't look like they are in the best shape and ARC filters are insanely expensive. I knew this when I bought it, but I thought it would be easier to find others that fit. I've been able to find others based on the size, but it will still cost me more to buy two filters for the ARC box that it cost me to buy the Duramax set up with a usable filter. Yes, I'll have to do some modifications to get the Duramax box to work, but I think it's a better setup since I can get it to pull air from the fender like the stock setup whereas the ARC will be pulling more warmer air from the engine bay, and it would be more difficult to retrofit to pull air from the fender.
     
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