Me and bad habits!

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Me and bad habits!

Post by Peter Connan » 22 Mar 2019 15:54

:imsorry:



Several times I have said engine transplants are bad news.
Many more times have I warned others to be careful of modified Diesels.
Even more times have I shown my preference for good old petrol over the Devil's fuel.

Which must all be why I have just ordered a TD42T from Sojo Automotive...

New adventures await!
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Re: Me and bad habits!

Post by Oetie » 22 Mar 2019 15:57

Ah, so you added the "T" after all :lol:

Lekker man :bravo:
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Post by Peter Connan » 22 Mar 2019 16:13

Yes, the donor engine is a Silvertop and Tinus organised me a second-hand hair drier and manifold for a great price.

The setup will be the standard turbo and manifold from the final run of 4.2 pickups on a re-built Silvertop from a GQ, using the original pistons and rings but probably new sleeves and head.

This will be used with one of the stainless airboxes Michael sells (already installed and in use with the TB45) and a front-mount intercooler, all set up to boost around 0.7-0.8 bar (so not a serious powerhouse, but mostly built for reliability).

The primary reason is of course fuel consumption (currently sitting at 3.8km/l average) and range but also the 4.2 dizzy and carburettor never really seemed to suit the TB45, and I am still allergic to aftermarket electronics installations on an overland vehicle.

Also I have been having some issues with reliability, probably caused at least in part by myself, but fixing them feels like throwing good money after bad.
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Re: Me and bad habits!

Post by hugejp » 22 Mar 2019 16:22

:bravo:

You will love it!!!
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You CAN with a NISSAN!

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Post by Tinus lotz » 22 Mar 2019 17:34

Dude jy gaan nou voor ry ......daai rooi gq gaan vlieg op chip olie :blonde:

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Post by Anthony Forgey » 23 Mar 2019 06:29

good move Peter :thumbup:
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Post by SJC » 23 Mar 2019 07:42

Impressive. :salute: :clap:

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Re: Me and bad habits!

Post by mvcoller » 23 Mar 2019 15:06

Coming over to the dark side eventually Pete...

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Post by offroadbiker » 25 Mar 2019 09:14

:welcomewave: :lol:
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Re: Me and bad habits!

Post by ricster » 25 Mar 2019 09:59

Peter.... My lips are sealed, but deep down I knew you would .... I think "The Doors" sang it best...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r679Hhs9Zs

You won't be disappointed. Different driving style, but there is something about a TD42 that grabs you by the ______, and says Harroo Preeez !!! :biggrin: :biggrin:
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