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by Tinman
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: 12v hot shower on the cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: 12v hot shower on the cheap

Heres the finished unit, specs in 6 minutes on recycling 10l of water that started at 24°C it was coming out at a plesent 35-40° the longer you leave it the hotter it gets, i may be making some alterations and if they make a big enough increase in performance i will post them, but still not bad for ...
by Tinman
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: 12v hot shower on the cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: 12v hot shower on the cheap

well as a list of matierial shower unit $50 aus copper pipe $10 worth cooker (allready had and can still be used as one) $15 top plate $3 each butane canister lasts probably an hour on full technically $63 for endless hotwater........... need i say anymore ill put some better pics and some actuall t...
by Tinman
Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: 12v hot shower on the cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: 12v hot shower on the cheap

i will be refining the idea tonight so you can have an option to recirculate and so there is some click on fittings to make life easy
by Tinman
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: 12v hot shower on the cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

12v hot shower on the cheap

Hey guys been awhile since i posted anything because nothing has gone wrong on my lux probably, Last night i got thinking, i have a 12 shower and pump unit how ever if you want hot water you have to boil a few litres per person, so i came up with a design that is on demand hot water, as i did not wa...
by Tinman
Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sfa bullbar on ifs surf
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Sfa bullbar on ifs surf

yeah thats what i thought, the guy only wants 200 aus for it so it seems pretty good value.
by Tinman
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sfa bullbar on ifs surf
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Sfa bullbar on ifs surf

hey guys im planning on buying a bullbar that was off a 94 sfa to stick on my 91 ifs surf. any idea if that will have issues?
by Tinman
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: V8 LAND ROVER
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: V8 LAND ROVER

i prefer single carb compared to dual and the weber set up has more power and gets better economy.
by Tinman
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: V8 LAND ROVER
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: V8 LAND ROVER

Yeah yeah i know but my family has always had land rovers and hilux's, i gott hand it to my dads 200tdi landy, did 300k of hard work before the head gasket went and that was a 1 week end fix.'

but still i like my diesel L hilux engines.

but the rover v8 is fun :P
by Tinman
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: V8 LAND ROVER
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: V8 LAND ROVER

yup :P a v8 land rover. dont worry guys i still have my LUX for every day work.
by Tinman
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Other Vehicles
Topic: V8 LAND ROVER
Replies: 10
Views: 976

V8 LAND ROVER

Hey guys just got my self a 1981 series 3 stage 1, so it looks like 109 defender body with a series 3 chassis susspension and breaks, it has a sailsbury rear diff and rover front, 4 speed rover g/box with a 3.5 rover v8. as its not my every day car i can take my time and modify it. the plans so far ...
by Tinman
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: new tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: new tyres

260 aussie fitted and balanced so alot cheaper about 2/3 the price, i cant wait for winter now to see how they perform in some deep mudd :D recomended psi is 40 the only problem is with them being directional having a spare can be pointless so im using 2 kuhmo at's as my spares there the same so sho...
by Tinman
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: new tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: new tyres

yeah when i first saw them i was like sweeeeeeeeet
i took it out on a hill climb last night and i managed to do it in half the time as i did with my old A/t's
only slight issue is at low speed you can feel each lug on the tyres but anything above 40km/h is fine other than that so far so good.
by Tinman
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: new tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: new tyres

hey guys heres the pics i promised
as you can see there a nice agresive tyre :D
by Tinman
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: new tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: new tyres

i will take some today once the sun comes up
by Tinman
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: new tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: new tyres

hey guys i just got back from taking it for a test with the new tyres and places where i had to rev the guts to get up it just crawls up in low revs, and much more responsive on the road.
by Tinman
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: new tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 707

new tyres

hey guys just got myself a set of Kuhmo kl71 's and so far they are awsome and at a good price.
i got 31" by 10.5", and if they go well i will upgrade to 33" at the end of the year when i take mine off the road to have it engineered for a bigger lift.
ill put some pics up soon.
by Tinman
Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: bio deiesel from alage
Replies: 13
Views: 1954

Re: bio deiesel from alage

we have one of those engines that can burn the carbon monoxide, it starts on petrol and then switches to the CO which is produced from a small coal fire, we use it on a farm as a PTO i have found the strand that suits my climate best and found a place where it can be got from. im now just trying to ...
by Tinman
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: bio deiesel from alage
Replies: 13
Views: 1954

Re: bio deiesel from alage

just about any strand will work just some produce more than others.
iv got a list of the top 10. the difference in yield also depends on conditions as they all seem to require slightly different.
by Tinman
Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: bio deiesel from alage
Replies: 13
Views: 1954

Re: bio deiesel from alage

cheers guys i will have a go on small scale trying several different methods and ill let you know how it all goes. even if i have to still get some diesel anything is better than nothing. im currently working out operation costs, water, electricity, nutrients and initial set up cost. im still lookin...
by Tinman
Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: bio deiesel from alage
Replies: 13
Views: 1954

Re: bio deiesel from alage

what i have found so far seems to suggest that 200-400l produces several liters a day. i have access to everything needed and set up and operation is very basic. im gonna get a large bottle and set up a small scale version and harvest it for a few days to see how much it produces and then convert to...
by Tinman
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: bio deiesel from alage
Replies: 13
Views: 1954

bio deiesel from alage

hey guys been looking into making bio-diesel from algae just wonder what you guys think. it seems fairly easy as my sources of chip fat oil dry up as companies now pay for it from chip shops.
by Tinman
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: how to get ur hilux to 3 wheel :D
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: how to get ur hilux to 3 wheel :D

heres some pics to show the damage
by Tinman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: how to get ur hilux to 3 wheel :D
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: how to get ur hilux to 3 wheel :D

yeah i know, especially loosing the right but still being able to pull it left
by Tinman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: how to get ur hilux to 3 wheel :D
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: how to get ur hilux to 3 wheel :D

yeah its a good way to get your full concentration.
surprisingly i was reasonably calm afterwards i was more annoyed because it was gonna cost abit to fix
ps the pics seem to work if you click on them, iv tried re adding them with no success
by Tinman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: how to get ur hilux to 3 wheel :D
Replies: 5
Views: 388

how to get ur hilux to 3 wheel :D

i was recently returning from a 1000km trip when 220km from home my front right wheel decided to eject from the car, i was sitting 110 on the hwy and with trucks coming the other way it was rather off putting, i managed to some how get it to turn left?? and ditch into the soft shoulder of the road j...
by Tinman
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: diesel troubles
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: diesel troubles

hey guys compression is now at 450ish even in all cylinders when hot, it appears to be running better over all, still slight lack of power when cold and miss firing but i think it could be the fuel draing back over nite because theres no white smoke any more. any ideas what could be causing the drai...
by Tinman
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: diesel troubles
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: diesel troubles

yeah i was planing on getting the injectors serviced the could be dripping. of late if been starting up and holding the glow plug button down and then flooring it up a hill in the morning to try and get rid of any glazing. i have noticed its abit better in the morning. today i also added an additive...
by Tinman
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: diesel troubles
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: diesel troubles

compressions was fine last time i checked. but it could have glazed abit by now and its a diesel smell not an oil smell, remember with diesels when they don't burn all the fuel they put out white/grey smoke unlike a petrol, and the fact that when u disconnect the map sensor it puts out much less smo...
by Tinman
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: diesel troubles
Replies: 5
Views: 575

diesel troubles

hey guys i have a 2.4 TDI hilux surf, it had bad starting problems, i ran a wire to the glow plugs and it started straight away, however there is a shortage of power until the engine gets nice and hot and it blows white smoke when you rev any higher than about 1500, its had new injectors, new inject...
by Tinman
Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: snapped wheel stud
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: snapped wheel stud

yeah that was what i was thing
i will phone around tomorrow and get a quote
depending on how much the wheel studd is but i will probably get the wheel alignment done.
by Tinman
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: snapped wheel stud
Replies: 4
Views: 837

snapped wheel stud

hey guys the other day i went out pulled in to the car park of the shop i was going to when i came out i noticed a group of kids walking out of the car park. tacking no real notice i jumped in and pulled away as i turned out and went up the hill there was an initial soft bang then a strong knocking ...
by Tinman
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: 3,4L Engine Conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 1238

Re: 3,4L Engine Conversion

yes as far as i am aware the pre-facelift IFS Hilux came out standard with a 3.4 litre V6 in Australia.
i will double check on it for you though.
by Tinman
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: master brake cylinder
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: master brake cylinder

id prefer to fit disks on the rear rather than modify the front ones
by Tinman
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: XXL HILUX SURF
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Re: XXL HILUX SURF

sweet hilux surf mate a+ ride
by Tinman
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Tinmans new batmobile
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Tinmans new batmobile

heres some pics i took the other day whilst waiting for some one and i noticed a nice big pile of gravel :)
by Tinman
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: master brake cylinder
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: master brake cylinder

yes a huge increase in preasure, now it pulls up relativly quick going down hill even when doing 80km/h plus and being a brand new unit i know im not going to have any problems for a few years. i also renewed all brake pads, with top quality ones. over all a good bit of money spent and it did solve ...
by Tinman
Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: master brake cylinder
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: master brake cylinder

new master brake cylinder installed and wow huge difference
its nice to be able to be able to stop going down hill :)
by Tinman
Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: how hard is it change a cv?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: how hard is it change a cv?

CV is all done and it wasn't to bad, did the whole thing in about 2 hours, with a cup of tea in there.
im probably going to do the other side in a few weeks as well because i know its going to get hammered.
by Tinman
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: how to tell if you have a diff lock :)
Replies: 2
Views: 298

how to tell if you have a diff lock :)

hey guys
my 91 surf seems to have very heavy stearing when u engage 4wd and it shoots back as soon as you let go of the wheel.
a mate recons it could have a difflock up front but isnt to sure.
how can i tell for certain?
by Tinman
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: master brake cylinder
Replies: 14
Views: 975

master brake cylinder

ordered my new master brake cylinder today, however i was about 2o minutes late so now i have to wait till Monday morning. :( now just the cv joint left, then its all done and running smooth (touch wood). i was surprised just how easy it was to take the old master cylinder off, usually everything ta...
by Tinman
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Tinmans new batmobile
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Tinmans new batmobile

rember surfs have coils in the rear so im not to sure if the extended shackles will help :mrgreen: but im not going for a massive lift, and when you do a suspension ball joint and body lift at a fraction of the cost of a SAS you still get pretty darn good flex. plus Sas need's engineering and so on....
by Tinman
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Tinmans new batmobile
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Tinmans new batmobile

i would prefer not to SAS just yet
maybe in a few years if i still have it and its not an everyday car.
but yes SFA are the best, so much easer to lift. :twisted:
by Tinman
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Tinmans new batmobile
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Tinmans new batmobile

its more of a, i have the time so what the hell
:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
and i know a guy 6'7"
his names richard so ill let ur imagintion think of what his nick name is :mrgreen:
by Tinman
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Members' Vehicles
Topic: Tinmans new batmobile
Replies: 15
Views: 893

Re: Tinmans new batmobile

heys guys any one heard if ball joint lifts are good?
and how hard a body lift is.
by Tinman
Sat May 30, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: booked in for a freshen up
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: booked in for a freshen up

wow it prooves to shop around,
i phoned around and $210 cv became a $170 cv
and a $230 master brake cylinder became a $175 master brake cylinder
and now i have a mate who said he can do it all and he will do it all for free, so thats a nice lil saving. :mrgreen:
by Tinman
Fri May 29, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: booked in for a freshen up
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: booked in for a freshen up

im still considering doing it myself though
whats are the brake masters like replacing?
and the cv doesnt look to bad to do.
by Tinman
Fri May 29, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: booked in for a freshen up
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: booked in for a freshen up

yeah i know eyy
well it does stop quicker if i brake suddenly
i just cant brake for about 20 seconds after :)
so its grounded till it all gets fixed
by Tinman
Fri May 29, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: booked in for a freshen up
Replies: 4
Views: 160

booked in for a freshen up

hey guys just booked my surf in to have a new front left cv and to have the brake master cylinder re sleaved or a whole new one which ill do myself, because at the moment the brakes are ok if u suddenly brake but if you need them on for a while you loose all pressure and yeah nothing happens. this h...
by Tinman
Thu May 28, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: how hard is it change a cv?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: how hard is it change a cv?

is it worth getting a wheel alignment done as well afterwards?
and should anything else be replaced whilst im there?
also how hard is it to change to manual hubs?
by Tinman
Thu May 28, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: how hard is it change a cv?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: how hard is it change a cv?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/TOYOTA-HILUX-IFS-89---NEW-CV-JOINT-DRIVESHAFT_W0QQitemZ280342864239QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090508?IMSfp=TL090508127001r8135 thats the cv i was planning on getting dont they come pre greased and sealed up? and yeah cable ties work so much better than the ss straps they come with...
by Tinman
Thu May 28, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: how hard is it change a cv?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: how hard is it change a cv?

i was planning on replacing the entire cv from wheel to diff,
iv done a fair amount before just never one of these. i take it is
top ball joint off
stearing rodd off
bottom ball joint off
out with the old in with the new
then all back together
by Tinman
Thu May 28, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: how hard is it change a cv?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: how hard is it change a cv?

:think:
so hard or easy?
by Tinman
Thu May 28, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: how hard is it change a cv?
Replies: 9
Views: 300

how hard is it change a cv?

Hey guys
how hard is it to change a cv on a 91 hilux surf?
iv been quoted 400 aus to have it done or 150aus in parts and do it my self
it doesnt seem to hard.
by Tinman
Wed May 27, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SMURF making a "THUD THUD"
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: SMURF making a "THUD THUD"

i looked online and it turns out new cv's are pretty cheap, about $130aus and new cv is worse case scenario. i jacked the front up and turned the wheel and you could feel something wasnt right, it just didnt turn smoothly and the cv itself has some play in it. ill just limp around for a little bit t...
by Tinman
Tue May 26, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SMURF making a "THUD THUD"
Replies: 2
Views: 169

SMURF making a "THUD THUD"

hey guys slight problem when driving from 0-60km/h there is a slight thudding/nocking noise coming from the front right and you can feel it. however when you go over 60 it goes away and when you put it in 4wd it goes away. my gues is front CV (which would suck, if so are they hard to do urself or wo...
by Tinman
Sun May 24, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bad starting on cold mornings
Replies: 19
Views: 2643

Re: Bad starting on cold mornings

if i was a bank robber id want more than a 2.4td under the bonnet.
by Tinman
Sun May 24, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bad starting on cold mornings
Replies: 19
Views: 2643

Re: Bad starting on cold mornings

all wired in and done, and gues what it started just like that,
now i can make a quicker gettaway :mrgreen:
by Tinman
Sun May 24, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bad starting on cold mornings
Replies: 19
Views: 2643

Re: Bad starting on cold mornings

its getting into cold allday long now so i might be waiting a while.
its all wired in im just waiting for the battery to charge, because of it tacking long to start its been slowly killing the batt.
by Tinman
Sat May 23, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bad starting on cold mornings
Replies: 19
Views: 2643

Re: Bad starting on cold mornings

yeah iv changed and clean the fuse, the wires just go back into a massive loom of wires.
by Tinman
Sat May 23, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bad starting on cold mornings
Replies: 19
Views: 2643

Re: Bad starting on cold mornings

its not in the fuse box or that i can see in the fenders, cant really follow the wiring because in a surf there is enough wiring to spend a lifetime following.

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