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  1. Thanks fellas, appreciate the advice and suggestions.
  2. This is exactly what I was hoping someone could help me with. My donor vehicle is a mid 80's Toyota HiAce van. Apart from the HiAce and Hilux models of that era the 4Y was also used extensively in Toyota forklifts with the model numbers using a 42 prefix. I discovered a youtube clip featuring the 4Y engine and on this clip the display engine sports a front bowl sump. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY_vZYNaksY
  3. Thanks for the steer Sleek. It's definitely worth a bit of investigation.
  4. Thanks for the offer. Will be in touch if needed.
  5. 7K is an option. Reason I'm leaning towards 4Y is that I've already got two of these motors lying around and I know that they bolt up to the Toyota 5 speed column shift gearbox that I'm planning to fit to the same vehicle. Lengtt wise I've only got about 500mm.
  6. Thanks for the reply. I'm replacing a non crossflow engine in a very narrow engine box so unfortunately have to remain with a non cross flow single cam engine. Anything with crosssflow head setup will not fit in the space I have available.
  7. Hi Team, I'm wanting to convert a Toyota 4Y from rear bowl sump to front bowl sump. Its a steel sump so relatively easy to modify if I have to, but thought I would check if there are any bolt on options before I break out my angle grinder and welder.
  8. Thanks All, I really appreciate the advice and guidance thus far. I'll keep you posted on how I get on.
  9. Yep, my thoughts too. Pity I didn't notice whether the lock icon is alight when I have the issue as that would probably be the clincher.
  10. Thanks for the extra pointers. Funny you should mention a possible immobiliser / remote issue as that is what I am leaning towards too. When I bought the ute about 2 years ago it didn't have a spare key and I figured that was a bit of a risk so I headed to a locksmith to see if they could cut and programme a spare for me. New remote opened the ute fine but the new key wouldn't turn in the ignition. Took it back and the locksmith said it was down to the old key / remote being a copy and a "copy from a copy" can cause issues (according to him). He put the new remote on my original key and suggested that I go to Holden to get an original key, but I've never bothered. Maybe this is something I should now be doing. During today's second episode I disconnected the battery and only left it disconnected for about a minute. Again it wouldn't start, but in this instance I did get a Service vehicle soon message as well as a low fuel message which was interesting as the tank was about half full and I also noticed that the fuel gauge showed empty. It then flashed something about "faulty fuel sender" or something along those lines. I disconnected the battery again and left it for about 5 minutes before connecting it up. Climbed in and it fired up straight away. No messages and the fuel gauge was back to normal. Just do short distances around town so I've never tried the cruise control. Wouldn't know if it is working or not. I'm also thinking that maybe I should bypass the clutch switch temporarily to rule that out as the issue. Like you say it's a real bugger when its so intermittent.
  11. Thanks, that's a bloody good question. Can't say that I noticed whether the red padlock was illuminated. I've just tried to recreate the problem, but no luck.... typical. I'll check for the red padlock icon next time it happens.
  12. Thanks for the suggestion. No relay click. Also tried the old trick of rocking the ute in gear thinking that it may be a starter related issue.
  13. I've got an intermittent issue with my daily drive that has me stumped and I'm hoping that someone here in "oldschool land" can point me in the right direction. It's a 2005 VZ Storm manual ute that sometimes just decides its not going to start. I'll get to the ute, unlock it with the remote, climb in, put my foot on the clutch and turn the key, dash lights come on and then ........ nothing. Lights and fan and everything else works perfect but the starter motor just wont turn over. Thinking that the system is somehow confused I'll lock and unlock and try again but get the same results. If I disconnect the battery live terminal, leave it for around 5 minutes and then reconnect the battery she starts first time and runs as per normal. Did it to me twice today and it's getting pretty annoying. Anyone got any ideas on what the issue could be ? Thanks for reading.
  14. Thanks for the extra info on the Nissan Vanette and the offer. I'm in Aus, so I'll probably need to source something locally. Just got to finish a house reno before I can crack into the van.
  15. Epic ! Thanks for posting.