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  1. Ranter

    Fault codes - help

    I'd be weary of that transmission one as those Mazdas do give trans trouble.
  2. Coolant was excellent and the owner said he had never topped it up, radiator was recored and engine was stripped and cleaned although I had to use old water pump as none were available, everywhere I can see in the system is still clean. No chance of mixing A/F as I buy it per car, an expensive way of doing it but it avoids possible mixing/wrong coolant added.It is a HC Viva. Luckily the leak started the day it needed a WOF because it is vintage car club car and were it to drop one on a rally I quickly get a bad name. Next service I think I'll smash out an easier to remove one just to check how its looking, can't think of anything else I can do.
  3. Just had to replace a frost plug that is only two years old and under 3000 miles because it had rotted out and of course it was between the gearbox and engine. Can someone educate me on why this may have happened? Engine was rebuilt at the time but for some reason I cannot recall now this particular plug wasn't a brass one, maybe availability of that size at the time but I imagine it still shouldn't rot that quick.
  4. Ranter

    School me on rocker adjusters

    I'm not quite sure what you have there, are they hydraulic and you want adjustable ones? Or just more adjustment? If hydraulic to manual you can swap complete rocker arms over, you might want to line bore that on a new engine though. (but you'd get away with it) Not sure about rocker angles and aftermarket cam though.
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    Oil Pressure Senders

    Sent that this morning. Hope it solves your issue.
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    Oil Pressure Senders

    Yeah I can do that, pm me an address and I'll get it away today or tomorrow. Pretty sure I can handle postage on this one. Have you tried the Tridon part? Are the American 4G54's using the same part as our engines? (no reason they wouldn't) Also pretty sure diesel Pajeros use the same part and are/were available new from Mitsubishi, I'll check local availability if I get out today.
  7. Ranter

    Oil Pressure Senders

    Are you using a factory guage and sender unit? Or are the sender unit and guage an aftermarket pair? Are you checking at idle? Mitsi's don't do much pressure warm at idle. Can't remember Lancers having a pressure guage but it has been a long time since I had one. I'll could probably remove and send you a Starion 4g63 one but the engine has been sitting for 15 years so who knows if it still works.
  8. Ranter

    Mitsubishi 4m40 diesel - What goes wrong with em.

    Replace or have your radiator professionally cleaned and checked, either way you'll need to do this and it may not have cracked it's head yet. Also make sure both radiator hoses are getting hot, if one hose is still cold the thermostat probably ain't opening which will let it get hot pretty quickly.
  9. Ranter

    Rules for PCV/Rocker Cover Vents

    With Hunters I get an old radiator cap (which is the same as the oil cap) gut it an fit an pcv valve into that and connect to manifold, they idle and run better with the bonus of stopping or slowing their oil leaks.
  10. Ranter

    Looking for a mechanic chch!

    Doesn't sound that horrific, does it need a new flywheel or do they replace with every clutch? Or is there a non dual mass one that will fit? Anything Mechanical in Hornby and there is another out that way I can't remember the name of for some reason I used to take Mercedes Sprinters to, the agents used to send me there. I'll update if it returns to me during the day.
  11. Ranter

    Rules for PCV/Rocker Cover Vents

    The turbo Mitsis have a very good system that drains back to sump, could just use that stuff and drain it to a catch can. With side drafts you'll want them perfect, any over fuelling or too rich and you may get bore wash or fuel vapours in the crankcase unable to escape.
  12. The landrover club allows Landcruisers, otherwise I guess they'd never complete a trip. Didn't think there'd be any decent Bighorns left but I had a Mu in from Turners the other day that was obviously maintained very well and was mint other than leaking injector pump, could be a bargain to be negotiated there. Petrol Prados are also very cheap (except at the pump I guess) the diesel stuff from any brand holds value, you can't replace them.
  13. Best thing about them being so gutless is the engine lasts forever.
  14. Is the lower arms quite crude? That Broadspeed thing I had in a while back had them, had no cert because factory but bloody well should have.
  15. Ranter

    shock insert rebuild

    Probably online listings somewhere. I can't remember the model of Peugeot shocks I used but they have been ok at factory height.