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  1. Took her for a spin and washed her ready for more salt and snow tonight....augh!
  2. When driving around here in the summer with the windows down I hear these cars that stop and start constantly at traffic lights etc...I can't help but think how fast the starting systems will fail due to constant stopping and starting all day. Just another crazy anti-pollution idea some climate control freak has dreamed up for the cause. No wonder today's starters are so expensive to replace. They have found a market, we need them so the costs we must bear can climb. I'll happily stick with the old keep her running until I get to where it is I need to go theory....lol.
  3. I doubt they would rattle or be unsafe, BUT, the amount of side wall flex, just driving down this driveway will shake your fillings out of your teeth! So, think of the road surfaces you normally drive on...imho.
  4. That makes two of us, I'm also semi hopeless when it comes to computers...lol At the moment I'm ok with a gutted stock muffler as it's a bit louder but almost not noticable, but it does smell when idling. That part I can live with but don't like it. You need a cat to stop it so I'll live with it...lol. I'd be interested if you get better breathing with your muffler system over the stock can gutted of it's cat.
  5. Hope you have small hands!
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    LIMP mode....common issue for some.....where are you on the planet? Maybe a visit to someone with a STAR machine? You should start a thread in the forums area under the 450 diesel issues you'll get better responses. WIKI is for information so to speak and no chatting...I believe....but I could be wrong...?
  7. I'm going after this one.... SKF VKM 03302 or GATES OAP7080 https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/gates-7743638.html My cousin in England is purchasing it....time will tell.
  8. Enjoy..... .Mini truck, 4X4, Hi-lo transfer case, locker in diff....left hand drive......thanks...lol maybe even diesel...??? OH....not going as a business trip....damn! What else could you return with in the hold of the plane...lol.
  9. There is a thread on the free wheeling clutch hub in the section for modifying etc the 450 CDI I am also interested in this for mine. They are hard to locate here and postage from the mother land is STEEP...! But I may be going over this summer....maybe..just maybe I can bring one or two back...? I do not know yet? IF I could find them cheap there and the postage is reasonable i would get one sooner. Go check out that thread as you will get part numbers etc....I have spent a while searching without much luck. Also yes heat releases red loctite but beware of cooking the casting as it may drip into your boot if too much heat is applied!
  10. Tolsen.....what was the last verdict on this free wheeling clutch pulley....lol. I am having a hard time locating it over here in the colony.....lol. I am venturing over again, this summer for a month perhaps....so could sneak one back in my hand luggage if it is cheaper there...? Or should I say easier to locate. Thanks for the knowledge as usual.....
  11. Didn't your glow plugs come with a small information sheet with them..? I think it says on that or their box?
  12. I agree with this even though I have zero experience with this issue personally.....on this vehicle. IF your rod punched through it wouldn't move the clutch fork anywhere making it impossible to push the clutch to be able to change gear at all. IF it is partially punched through and it can move it lets say half way where it needs to go it would constantly throw up codes and make shifting almost impossible, no? IF as some say an acorn shaped attachment added to the end of the actuator rod will work then that would be my choice to try next. They would be easy to turn out on any lathe....especially if you chose to make them out of brass for future wear restrictions on the fork side and use the new acorn attachment as the sacrificial lamb from now on. You can get brass enfused with oil to help with lube of some sort. Depending on the amount of space in there maybe you could make them with lock nuts to help keep them on shaft or maybe even thread shaft and thread acorn also....that giving you some adjustment for the future.? I haven't looked at the fork yet personally to see how easy it is to weld up the punched hold.....but if I can get my welder to it, I can weld it. Steel only.....I have a workable mig, a Tig would be even better.
  13. It can do so much if you can find out where all the sections are....I have spent countless hours searching my way through to find out all the different things it can do....The hard part is remembering how you got to where you are....lol. Yes it can figure out the wear but it also needs to get it's position correct as a base point....and if your actuator isn't adjusting correctly it can't find that starting point...I don't think? I could be wrong. You can find out compression rates, the balance of the engine, fuel pressures...Much more....I'm not the best guy to tell you exactly what it can do......so really shouldn't be commenting...but if you have the STAR to use for a time have at it....keep searching within the program. Like I said, i have literally spend days searching within it.
  14. Look at the threads, nicely rounded and abused...lol. I left one of mine in in fear of snapping it...as you said hate doing 2/3's of the job. It will be dealt with when i back at it, not beating me next time!