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  3. Steelo

    Steelo's 1985 AE85 Levin

    New post in project thread!
  4. Truenotch

    Mechanic is trying to cheat me - help required

    Don’t give them your money. Pay for the wof check and GTFO.
  5. Steelo

    Steelo's 1985 AE85 Levin

    Hey fellas, I've just had another poke around the wiring on the levin......a few things I saw left me with a few questions. Have I not been able to see the forest for the trees? I have read over and over that people use the stop circuit to provide constant power to the ECU (BATT) I noticed there was a fuse labelled as "ECU - IG"...I tested this and it provides 12v on ignition. I don't know what ECU is it currently providing power for, maybe the emissions control? There is a B/Y wire going to that that has 12v on ignition. Does it seem logical that I can use a fuse tap from the "STOP" fuse to provide constant power to the 4age ECU? Can I use the same fuse tap method to provide switched power to the ECU from the "ECU-IG" fuse? Am I an idiot? Or could this work and eliminate all the wire tracing I was in the middle of doing?
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  7. ~Slideways~

    Slideways' Purvis

    Cheers, re: work I am currently waiting for the outcome of the feedback period. I am one of quite a few effected and the decisions seem to be being made by people who should, but don't know what my job involves. My feedback appeared to get a reaction of 'uh oh...forgot about that' and a lot of people have been saying, ''but who will be doing X, Y and Z??" Small possibility I will still be employed in some form. There is a pretty good redundancy pay but I have two little kids, mortgage and a wife to pay for. So if I wasn't able to find a job for long enough the redundancy pay disappears. If it wasn't in my contract to have redundancy pay, things would be quite sh1t. In saying that, in the time I've been there, this must be the 6th round of redundancies I've been through but the first where I've been given the letter. So it's been a good run I guess.
  8. OK, so not the end of the story New owner has been busy with the pain gun. Interior is also partly re-done.
  9. yoeddynz

    Slideways' Purvis

    As said by others above- fuck this is a cool thread to read! Keep the updates coming. Sorry to hear about ya losing your job. I really do hope something better comes along.... mainly so you can continue to throw money into your latest hole in the ground for our entertainment I remember there being one of these parked between some cabins at the campground in the middle of Queenstown, back in 2001. It was sitting there with a tarp over the screen. Cool car.
  10. Ghostchips

    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    You were right, the library i was using likes hex, i figured that out while you were typing. Cheers.
  11. Yowzer

    Mechanic is trying to cheat me - help required

    They are, but they don't always work that great. Especially if the mechanism gunks / seizes up, which is common.
  12. Yowzer

    unretard me about turbos

    I actually ran the twin scroll variant with a shitty home made manifold as it was supposed to have better spoolup, but it was on a smaller engine. I reckon it'd still be fine. Just fondle eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-Landcruiser-4-2L-1HD-T-CT26-Turbo-Charger-17201-17010-1720117010/173059175477?hash=item284b217435:g:JKMAAOSw7m9bBkwE https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=td42+turbo&_sacat=0
  13. willyd

    Mechanic is trying to cheat me - help required

    Hi Guys thanks for the response! Taistorm - So would you definitely need to remove the mag stud nuts (ie the wheel from the drum) to do the wheel bearing? If this is the case they really haven't done anything for sure other than replace a gasket in one of the exhaust couplings and adjust the hand brake cable. they did no welding on the exhaust, the hole is still there. Yowzer - Yeah i really did expect some sort break down inspection to happen. I should been more suspicious that they would quote for all this work with actually knowing what needs replacing, also they were sure they would have it done on a Saturday. I don't think they ever intended to replace any parts no matter what they found.. if they ever intended to look. On a side note i read that around this era drums brakes were auto adjusting when you brake in reverse?
  14. ThePog

    unretard me about turbos

    And some internet opinion; 'Although they are all called a ct26 there are many variations. You do not want one from an mr2 or celica as these are twin entry and have very restrictive exhaust housings. As has been said, you want one from a 7mgte powered Supra- although these can be hard to find.'
  15. Roman

    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    As a general rule though with Arduino IDE you dont need to specify anything in hex, if you just write "10" or a normal number it assumes you're using normal numbers There's a list of prefixes you can use here: https://www.arduino.cc/reference/en/language/variables/constants/integerconstants/
  16. Roman

    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    When you put the "0X00" at the front, its telling the program that you are using hexidecimal. So "10" in hex is 0xA not 0x0010 or if you need to keep that format for the string maybe its 0x000A
  17. Ho shit that's a dodgy workshop Have you thought about getting advice from free law type thing?
  18. shizzl

    SHIZZLs Super Hunter

    checked over the front calipers today, pistons wouldnt move back in very well, cracked the nipple open, both slid in piece of piss... guessing the hoses may have collapsed inside or there is an issue at the master or bias block.. have also figured out a way to link the 2 choke controls together, so will sort that next weekend. and after setting the float height and syncing the carbs yesterday she fired up oh so sweet today, bloody bonus for carbs without accelerator pumps
  19. Taistorm

    Mechanic is trying to cheat me - help required

    Also with the exhaust repair was it a hole they welded up or did they cut out a section and weld that in? Can be a bit of stuffing around with that type of work sometimes.
  20. Yowzer

    Mechanic is trying to cheat me - help required

    My shop charges $90/hr but we also fix things instead of just giving you a bill. Spraying brakleen randomly through the adjuster / inspection hole will achieve nothing. Drum brakes can be an absolute pain to get balanced sometimes, and VTNZs stupid rollers pick up imbalances you won't feel while driving. If you can feel it pulling, there is no way they will pass it. My method of sorting drums: Strip the lot down. Clean everything until shiny. Inspect shoes for wear, if low or worn unevenly, replace. Inspect cylinders for leakages and smooth operation, any doubt, replace. Inspect drums for wear / deformation / cracks. Might get them machined, might give them a sand, for the price half the time it's just easier to replace. Lube up all moving bits with brake grease, reassemble, take for a good ol' thrash to seat everything in, and adjust. No idea what this is all worth as I don't do the office stuff but it'll no doubt set you back more than $450 depending on how much needs replacing, but at least you'll have known good brakes. I'd be taking the car elsewhere from now on.
  21. Ghostchips

    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    Hmm. Ok, serial print shows that the input is working well enough, just any command over 0x0009 doesn't work at all. I had it up to 0014 and it worked fine, spec'ed 0020 & 0019 back when it was working to see what would happen. It tried. Weird bug maybe.
  22. Taistorm

    Mechanic is trying to cheat me - help required

    With drum brakes the adjusters are usually accessible with the wheels still on as they are on the inner side (if that makes sense). They may have sprayed brake clean through one of the adjuster holes or through one of the shoe inspection holes. You could ask them for a print out of the brake test (if They used a roller brake test machine) to see the results. Edit: just read they didn't. Could possibly take it elsewhere for a brake roller test for proof of braking performance. The wheels would have been needed to be removed to repack and adjust the bearing. Hand brake adjustment is pretty simple and straight forward as well. I'd ask them for a break down of the work they've done, hours etc and go from there. $70 per hour is a pretty cheap rate to be honest. My 2c anyway.
  23. Yowzer

    unretard me about turbos

    Haha funny you should say that, I was pondering how hard it'd be to retrofit the sequential JZ setup onto a big deez, people often flick them off for about $300
  24. h4nd

    unretard me about turbos

    1G-GTE twins for fast spool?
  25. Ghostchips

    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    I"m not that advanced AKA IDK how to do that. Edit: i think i figured that out. Trying now execute_CMD(0x03, 0, 0x0009); Works perfectly. Now it works but execute_CMD(0x03, 0, 0x0014); ceased working.
  26. Hi Guys, I have just taken my 1978 Hiace camper van to in for a WOF. I wont name and shame just yet as i want to give them a chance to re-mediate their work first. But i would much appreciate some advice on the matter. I know a little about basic mechanics but not a lot. The WOF check itself was okay - i failed for the following things Leaks from exhaust - True the joints are in bad shape. Play in one wheel bearing - i did not check to confirm this brake were pulling to one side. True, i had noticed this (drums all around) Hand break needed adjusting. probably They quoted $450 for the work. I thought this price to be okay if they actually fixed the issues so i went ahead with it. They had the van for day and when i came to pick it up they said all went well. Claimed they had balanced all four breaks. taken the breaks a part and cleaned them and adjusted and this was all that would was required - no new parts. I trialed the breaks and i could not see any improvement on the pulling to one side. I probed some more and actually realised i had forgotten to give them the key for the mags. They admitted they had not taken the wheels off and just sprayed brake cleaner through "a hole"? they then changed their tune and said that they actually they didn't need to take the wheel from the drum to get to the brake and they did it this way for the front and back. is this even possible? Especially on the back wouldn't you need to pull the axle out of the diff or something? They then said that it doesn't matter if it still pulls as it passed there break test machine. Well their test machine was just an acceleration box sensor. I had already good stopping values on the WOF report. The only way to test brake balance is a roller machine right? They also said they had fixed one the exhaust joints and checked all the rest for leaks. Well the other joint, the badly rusted one was still obviously leaking and a hole in the rear tube section... I haven't given them any payment yet. they still have the van and are going to take it a roller tester on monday to try and prove the brakes are fixed. They also said they would fix the exhaust properly. Given just how much they have blatantly lied to me so far i'm pretty concerned. I am worried they will fake the brake report or something. Any advice welcome... I'm keen to offer some money for only the work they have actually done and get the hell out of there. How much should i pay to have hand brake adjusted, one wheel bearing re-packed with grease, one gasket replace on exhaust joint and have some crap sprayed at my brakes. They charge $70/h Cheers, Will
  27. gettinroundtuit

    Fj40 chassis rust

    Update guys, tin arse nephew has lucked onto a better chassis. So we'll scrap this one & keeping cab & running gear...
  28. Roman

    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    What are you writing over serial to/from? Perhaps add some commenting at each part of your loop so you can see on the serial monitor what's happening / where it gets stuck?
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