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Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-09-2022, 01:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,388
Posted By NZScott
If I haven't stuffed any conversions up, $5.69...

If I haven't stuffed any conversions up, $5.69 USD / US gal where I am in New Zealand (highest in history, FWIW, not that that means anything any more)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-28-2022, 01:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,734
Posted By NZScott
Yes, they're a great engine, I have two. Just...

Yes, they're a great engine, I have two.
Just many out there say "it's an industrial engine put in a car" or "tractor engine". Yes they were used in industrial applications, but they were a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-27-2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,734
Posted By NZScott
Ok, I'll be that guy.... ...

Ok, I'll be that guy....


https://www.memesmonkey.com/images/memesmonkey/cf/cfcfeed385026d1ddde14994cb0804ee.jpeg
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-05-2022, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By NZScott
Just bear in mind that a North American manual...

Just bear in mind that a North American manual won't be of much help to you for that year. As mentioned before they never had the NA 617s after '81.
And the older manuals don't have the changes to...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-28-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,055
Posted By NZScott
You'd probably find the '78 engine has more power...

You'd probably find the '78 engine has more power from not being filled up with EGR gunk over the years. Whip some conversion pencil plugs in and away you go.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-06-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By NZScott
Yes, quite common swap in the souped up diesel...

Yes, quite common swap in the souped up diesel world to swap older pumps over
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-24-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By NZScott
You have some injector hard line bending in your...

You have some injector hard line bending in your future, swapping to an M from an MW pump, btw...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By NZScott
Hit something the night before, thought nothing...

Hit something the night before, thought nothing of it until greeted with a large oil stain the next morning...


Ironically the day after I unbolted the sump off, we got a flood and had to be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By NZScott
I see this thread has a bit of a terminology...

I see this thread has a bit of a terminology problem...
Some reason many people on this forum have "shutoff valve" on the injection pump...
Leads to confusing threads like this (or was it just...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-16-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By NZScott
This thread is fitting...yesterday my daily...

This thread is fitting...yesterday my daily decided to get a hole in its sump and give itself a impromptu oil change overnight all over the concrete
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-20-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By NZScott
Using the 1978 SAE paper on the 617A isn't a...

Using the 1978 SAE paper on the 617A isn't a great source. There were many changes implemented to both turbo and NA engines after it was published.
(Prechamber design and associated piston crown...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-31-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By NZScott
Yes, electric is the way to go IMHO

Yes, electric is the way to go IMHO
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-29-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By NZScott
There were the norm on anything Japanese diesel...

There were the norm on anything Japanese diesel for the 90s or earlier. They seemed to have fallen out of favour after about then.

You need an oil supply and drain for them. I've considered the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-20-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By NZScott
Yes I thought that may be the case but wasn't...

Yes I thought that may be the case but wasn't sure.
I would think a constant load like a generator would be a good reason to have an oil cooler. Or maybe the engine is de-rated enough at the power...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-20-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By NZScott
Seems to have a electronic controller on the...

Seems to have a electronic controller on the throttle. Looks nice for sure.

But raises other questions - why keep the vacuum pump? Why is there no oil cooler and why are the ports blanked off...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-16-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By NZScott
Have thought about this myself too but I have no...

Have thought about this myself too but I have no need for it with our temperatures.

Why swap in the "Perkins system" there's like 3 parts to it. Well two main ones....
Thermostart seems to be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-07-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,726
Posted By NZScott
I was reading this thread last week and by Friday...

I was reading this thread last week and by Friday last week my alternator crapped out........('77 300D)

Finally got around to checking things today.
I had only installed a new voltage reg with...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-05-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,866
Posted By NZScott
i wouldn't do anything until I verified that the...

i wouldn't do anything until I verified that the fuel rack is moving freely.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-01-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By NZScott
Just to add, many many older diesels have the...

Just to add, many many older diesels have the pneumatic governors on them, Japanese, British makers to note a couple
Forum: Diesel Discussion 11-09-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By NZScott
Never saw the point in buying caps myself. Nails...

Never saw the point in buying caps myself. Nails have lasted years for me
Forum: Diesel Discussion 10-28-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By NZScott
FWIW, people might end up doing the opposite swap...

FWIW, people might end up doing the opposite swap shortly - there's been a shortage of rebuild kits/ parts for the piston type, yet the diaphragm ones apparently are still available.
I have the...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 10-12-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By NZScott
Yes, but if your current engine is mated to a...

Yes, but if your current engine is mated to a manual gearbox you'll need to check the flywheel balance when swapping engines and get it matched to the new engine.

Exhaust pipe change too, or make...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-25-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By NZScott
I came across a photo once of a electronic speedo...

I came across a photo once of a electronic speedo sensor that fits into the cable drive of a gearbox, this was on a G wagen. Can't give your a P/N sorry (or guarantee the ratio would be correct...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-16-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By NZScott
I'm amazed your engine runs at all with that rod...

I'm amazed your engine runs at all with that rod disconnected - the throttle being shut will/should be starving the engine for air. I've dabbled a bit with my 616 with the same setup and the engine...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-31-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By NZScott
W123s had about a dozen different engines or...

W123s had about a dozen different engines or variants of, so there's probably a bit of variation there- although probably only 2 or 3 sizes (I've just swapped battery tray in my 240D which was a 200,...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-28-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By NZScott
Just here to remind myself to check for the spam...

Just here to remind myself to check for the spam link later....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By NZScott
Cleaner than what I've seen before (and that's on...

Cleaner than what I've seen before (and that's on non-EGR engines...). It's all down to how much blowby you have and whether the engine had the oil separator (none of mine have them).
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-18-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By NZScott
Agree with most of what's said, except for the no...

Agree with most of what's said, except for the no boost without an ALDA part. My engine turned out to have a hole melted in the ALDA line, and still made over 10psi...remember there's still enough...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-17-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,477
Posted By NZScott
I never had a 5 speed NA car, but can agree a NA...

I never had a 5 speed NA car, but can agree a NA will do 100mph in 4th at max revs - I'd always wondered how fast it would go if not on the governor!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-16-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By NZScott
Enough but not too much....pretty much all the...

Enough but not too much....pretty much all the answers you'll get. You'd need a set of scales or something to properly get a measurement using a spanner
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