Managed to get all my cars on one picture. Renault Master is a new addition. Wanted something with more space. It's a 9 seater minibus with 2.8L turbo diesel. Uses less fuel than my 4x4. The Land Rover will be on sale soon. Just need to fix some minor problems. Like leaking exhaust sticky handbrake and leaking front crank seal.
Behing the 4x4 is a Peuget Boxer van also 2.8L turbo diesel.
do something with that front end it looks like the original desinger had no imagination in that part (I think it need sqare headlights same stile as the rear ones). The rear of the car looks way cooler.
I'm keeping an eye on this thread, this thing you got has a lot of potential.
Did some work on one other oldtimer. We have a 1966 Yale forklift with an Opel 4cil engine in it. Managed to get a headgasget leak, so took it apart and but the old gasget in with special glue. As these parts are no longer made. It is a low compression pushrod oldschool cast iron lump. Damn these are old and inefficient, but these things last forever.
Just a pic to show our orange/red oldtimer forklift
Been out of a picture for a long time. Started my own concrete products company - so not a lot of time on my hands. Went to school and learned a trade - I'm also a truckdriver now. Until now I could only drive up to 3,5 tonn machines and upto 16 ton tractors. Now I can drive what every is made and alowed to move on public roads in here. Truck, tractors, machinery, cars.
Still I sold my Volvo V70AWD for something more universal. Got 1996 Land Rover Discovery for towing stuff around.
Here I'm towing around a trailer with 2,4 ton load of granit gravel.
the rally is done, don't know the results. And my cam just failed before the special stage. That would have been a good video as most of the time there was just mud flying all over the car. The truck looks like a mud monster in front of my house. I'll post pics and some videos soon. I got the cam running again so it does take some time to go trough it all.
overheating event (the radiator cap gives out steam - coolant boils) can be caused by following:
1. Thermostat is stuck and doesn't open - test this by placing the thermostat in a pot of water and get it to boil and see if it opens up or not. Replace when needed.
2. idling for a long long long time in a hot hot hot weather - if this happens, turn your cabs ventilation to max heat and max speed. The heater is in essence a small radiator.
3. headgasget failure - fuels burning and expanding gasses escape in to the enginest coolant passages - test white smoke from the exhaust, random misfire - sparkplug looks a lot cleaner than the other cilinders, constantly droping coolant levels. There may be coolant in the oil as well. Compression test should also reveal any flaws.
4. To little coolant in the system. Coolant does vaporize away slowly - more so in hot weather conditions. So chenk this first.
Overheating by gauge but no event
1. Voltage regulator in the dash faulty - test, fuel level indicator doesn't work or shows to high of a level.
2. short to the ground on the temperature sensor cable - the sensor works by resistance to the ground - so cold =1 no connection, to hot is =0 - full connnection to the ground.
3. bad temperature sensor.
You can test the circit by putting the sensor cable to the batter " - " and see if it reads max temperature.