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The Green 80

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Re: The Green 80

Postby Donk on Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:44 pm

Yer not all that common set screws over 40mm long. Bit of broka bar would have done the job if you couldn't find one.
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Re: The Green 80

Postby beaujest4 on Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:53 pm

Yep was an easy fix in the end
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Re: The Green 80

Postby beaujest4 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:58 am

The fun of learning to work on your own vehicle. Must have over tightened the belts and going into town the dash lights up. Lift the bonnet and found all the belts either broken or off. Get another set of belts and replace them. Gradually tighten until they stop squealing. Seems to be okay now.

Definitely a leak in the radiator but for the life of me I can't find just where. Checking the radiator found the rubber on the cap was on the way out, replaced that. The bottom hose is also leaking so have got new top and bottom hoses to replace and also got some decent hose clamps, not the factory bits of wire.

Now to get the radiator out and find the leak to see if repairable or get a new radiator.
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Re: The Green 80

Postby Donk on Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:17 am

Can you visually see coolant leaking or does the coolant need topping up every nown and then?
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Re: The Green 80

Postby beaujest4 on Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:33 pm

see it dripping from below, just can't find where it is actually coming from at this stage.

With the help of some mates today we removed the old battered and blocked off exhaust system and replaced with Beaudesert system just have to finish of connecting up the EGT and will take it for a run tomorrow.
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Re: The Green 80

Postby beaujest4 on Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:45 pm

EGT wired up. After twisting and contorting to find and run wires under the dash the back had had enough and needed a rest. Will take it for a run tomorrow and see what temps it gives.
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Re: The Green 80

Postby beaujest4 on Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:23 pm

Big day today, well for me it was. Pulled the radiator out and off to Natrad in the morning to see if they can find and fix the leak in the bottom tank
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Re: The Green 80

Postby beaujest4 on Mon May 02, 2016 6:06 pm

Gees been a little while since I last posted here. Radiator fixed and all back together. Water pump collapsed while on a trip to see my old man in the Brisvagas area, had it replaced as well as a new timing belt and sundrys, fuel pump sprung a leak and mate replaced all the seals on it so that all turned out okay.

The biggest thing I guess was the bride and I agreed we had out grown or out aged our camper trailer and we got a bigger land anchor. Still go camping with it but.

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Re: The Green 80

Postby oohsean on Sat May 07, 2016 4:27 pm

Nice camp spot!
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Re: The Green 80

Postby Earl-mi on Sun May 08, 2016 7:39 am

Yeah beautiful.
Good job with the rainbow too
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Re: The Green 80

Postby beaujest4 on Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:15 am

At a bit of a cross roads with age, lifestyle, retirement etc. Trying to work out what we want to do and how we want to do it. Thinking the way the 80 currently is may not be the best. Thinking I would be better of with a dual cab tray back, that way we can still tow our caravan but have the option of a canopy camper as when for areas that are more a no tow option.

Due to a bit of cancer in the brides right femur resulting in basically rebuilding the right leg from ankle to hip, she can cull vehicles pretty quickly for me. The first one culled was my number one preferred vehicle, a 79DC :evil: . With her right leg sitting in the passengers seat the transmission tunnel needs to be about 50mm narrower on her side to allow the foot and ankle sit comfortably. They way it is at present doesn't allow her to be comfortable, or pain free after being in the 70s for a short time.

So that leaves the current crop of dual cabs. A quick visit to the yards quickly dismissed just about everything there is. The only one she felt comfortable in was an Amorok. I an very sceptical of their off road ability, compared to the 80 anyhow and while the Amorok is wider then the rest of the dual cab range it is still not as roomy ie comfort, as the 80 offers. Also at $60 plus for the V6 turbo diesel Amorok, I am thinking I can do a lot to the 80 for that money.

Two options I am currently thinking is a lot of work on the 80, cut to dual cab and chassis extension to fit a decent size tray, 1HD-FTE and 5 speed auto gearbox conversion from a 100 being the major ones. The other option is to just get a 100 and chop it to a dual cab with the chassis extension. The one concern with a 100 is the IFS, but really the real hard 4wd days may be not as important and the IFS may suit better. While not 100 a lot of the IFS hiluxs keep breaking inner and/or outer axles.

Anyhow a lot to think about and do some sums while I wait for final payout figure from work to see what, if, I can do.
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Re: The Green 80

Postby Donk on Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:28 pm

Terrible news to here, and a bit of a pain all round for you.
If you can find a 105 series you won't have to worry about the independent suspension in the front. You could always go down the 200 series or tundra path [emoji48] [emoji48]

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Re: The Green 80

Postby beaujest4 on Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:55 pm

If we end up with a vehicle and set up that we like means we might use it more and enjoy what we are doing. Just see what happens.
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Re: The Green 80

Postby Danno83 on Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:37 pm

Plenty of cut downs come up for sale... I'd buy one of them then do the conversion on the motor


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Re: The Green 80

Postby beaujest4 on Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:35 pm

That's always an option too.
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Re: The Green 80

Postby Danno83 on Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:14 pm

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Re: The Green 80

Postby oohsean on Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:13 pm

Sorry to hear hope it all works out.

It's hard trying to think of alternatives to the 80!

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