User Tag List

Page 21 of 21 FirstFirst ... 111718192021
Results 401 to 413 of 413

Thread: PSB 4WDing megathread - Tips / Tricks / Gear

  1. #401
    Member shortSteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    second hole down from the back of her neck
    Motorbike
    honestly, it's just a bruise....
    Liked
    1372 times
    Posts
    5,492
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    73 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kenty View Post
    bigger wheels and tyres fitted, tent and awning fitted, anyone know of a good dual battery setup or one I should avoid?

    What size wheels/tyres?
    I just run an arkpak in the back, had to get smart alternator turned off to properly keep charged batteries though.
    yes, i am ignorant
    yes, i am a prick
    no, i don't care
    you make me sick

  2. #402
    Member kenty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Perth, Beechboro
    Motorbike
    2008 CBR600RR 'Hanspree' 2002 CBR600F4i 'Trackie'
    Liked
    101 times
    Posts
    3,312
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shortSteve View Post
    What size wheels/tyres?
    I just run an arkpak in the back, had to get smart alternator turned off to properly keep charged batteries though.
    I am running some 275/65 R18 wheels, they look the business and actually work (thanks to farkass for helping me out haha)

    What kind of Arkpak if you dont mind? and whats this smart alternator?
    Master of the missed signals

  3. #403
    Member shortSteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    second hole down from the back of her neck
    Motorbike
    honestly, it's just a bruise....
    Liked
    1372 times
    Posts
    5,492
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    73 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Ford ranger runs a smart alternator that only supplies minimal current to battery to keep it running. Is common for easily flattening batteries due to low voltage output. Ford dealers can turn this feature off so a constant 14v + is developed, which can then charge extra batteries or accessories. I have the old version arkpak, 630 iirc. A small second battery can also fit under rear seat of ranger, i believe there is a fitting kit for it.

    sS
    yes, i am ignorant
    yes, i am a prick
    no, i don't care
    you make me sick

  4. #404
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yokine
    Liked
    973 times
    Posts
    8,330
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've swapped out a fuse on my alternator that allows it to pump out a bit more V to the battery. It can't be turned off in the ECU.
    Up until then, it was as you say, deficient at charging my second battery.

    As far as servicing my car goes - I happened to cross paths with a mobile mechanic whom I will now be using for my servicing.
    He actually said the price I was charged by Toyota wasn't too far off the mark.
    However - I expect there will be a difference in quality between the two...
    Likes shortSteve liked this post

  5. #405
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yokine
    Liked
    973 times
    Posts
    8,330
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Got a mate looking for a GQ Patrol or cruiser around the $12k mark if anyone knows someone selling.

  6. #406
    Member TurboR1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Just a speck in the distance
    Motorbike
    2007 RSV1000R Factory. 2012 RSV4 Factory. 2012 ZX10RR Endurance Special.
    Liked
    3663 times
    Posts
    16,337
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    66 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    What's everyone's oil of choice these days for their Diesels?

    Castrol? Penrite? Gulf Western? Nulon? Valvolene?

    15-40? 15-50? Other?

    So much to choose from these days or is everyone just letting their mechanic deal with it?
    Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

  7. #407
    Member Geeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Dianella
    Motorbike
    An invisible one
    Liked
    278 times
    Posts
    1,846
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Personal preference, there is so many similarities and yet differences between products these days everyone has their own reasons and in reality most products meeting the vehicle spec will do the job, and/or owners will not notice any difference.

    I have always used Penrite HPR 10 semi-syn, reasonably priced, australian company and never had an issue caused by the oil in any of the 5/6 diesel vehicles I have run it in. The only workshop other than my own garage that I let touch my vehicles also uses the same. 10W-40 is fine for down here in Perth all year round, used to run the 15W-50 when living up north.
    Knowledge without mileage equals bullshit.

    "The feelings mutual so kindly fuck off"
    Likes TurboR1 liked this post

  8. #408
    Member Para045's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    City of Wanneroo
    Motorbike
    98 TITANIUM CBR1100XX SUPERBLACKBIRD
    Liked
    1150 times
    Posts
    16,379
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    80 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Geeman View Post
    I have always used Penrite HPR 10 semi-syn, reasonably priced, australian company and never had an issue caused by the oil in any of the 5/6 diesel vehicles I have run it in.
    Plus it can be used in your MC as well
    #1 Gold Ticket Holder for the Barfridge Fan Club
    Quote Originally Posted by Phildo View Post
    Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
    Quote Originally Posted by filbert View Post
    i'll pretend you didn't know she was 13

    98 BADASS TITANIUM BLACKBIRD - Past bikes 1982 XS250 Yamaha & 1983 CB750F with 900 motor
    Ozblackbird.net Administrator
    Likes Geeman liked this post

  9. #409
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yokine
    Liked
    973 times
    Posts
    8,330
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have been disappointed with the performance from the Gutlux while towing the camper.

    Small hills have killed me on country trips as I watch the speedo needle unwind itself, and overtaking required a long, well-timed run up.

    Fit a 3Ē exhaust with a Mate on the weekend and got it re-mapped yesterday.

    Havenít strapped the camper to it yet, but itís a *totally* different Hilux now.

    A run up around Mundaring had it accelerating well up hills instead of just dropping gears, revving and struggling. And it was tuned to make sure it didnít spew smoke.

    The gains are impressive - hopefully it still has some headroom - I donít want it lunching itself.


  10. #410
    Member boeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Doubleview
    Motorbike
    Yamaha R15
    Liked
    2997 times
    Posts
    5,279
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    49 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    I have been disappointed with the performance from the Gutlux while towing the camper.

    Small hills have killed me on country trips as I watch the speedo needle unwind itself, and overtaking required a long, well-timed run up.

    Fit a 3Ē exhaust with a Mate on the weekend and got it re-mapped yesterday.

    Havenít strapped the camper to it yet, but itís a *totally* different Hilux now.

    A run up around Mundaring had it accelerating well up hills instead of just dropping gears, revving and struggling. And it was tuned to make sure it didnít spew smoke.

    The gains are impressive - hopefully it still has some headroom - I donít want it lunching itself.
    I have my old mans 3l hilux I bought off him, he now has a the 2.8l fortuner for touring/grey nomad.

    Off the line, the 3l pisses it in. However, the old man had the same comments as you. Reckons the new 2.8l has better distribution and pulls the caravan much better (not to mention the fortuner is a lot more swanky inside).

  11. #411
    Member shortSteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    second hole down from the back of her neck
    Motorbike
    honestly, it's just a bruise....
    Liked
    1372 times
    Posts
    5,492
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    73 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    I have been disappointed with the performance from the Gutlux while towing the camper.

    Small hills have killed me on country trips as I watch the speedo needle unwind itself, and overtaking required a long, well-timed run up.

    Fit a 3Ē exhaust with a Mate on the weekend and got it re-mapped yesterday.

    Havenít strapped the camper to it yet, but itís a *totally* different Hilux now.

    A run up around Mundaring had it accelerating well up hills instead of just dropping gears, revving and struggling. And it was tuned to make sure it didnít spew smoke.

    The gains are impressive - hopefully it still has some headroom - I donít want it lunching itself.

    Thats still a very conservative tune. Most of the utes make 200hp/450nm at the wheels after a tune and exhaust (models before dpf were fitted), although dunno if the auto becomes a limitation on the hilux like early triton/challengers were. If running an obd scan tool be interested to see boost peak and egt's. Still, 100nm will be a noticeable improvement.
    yes, i am ignorant
    yes, i am a prick
    no, i don't care
    you make me sick

  12. #412
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yokine
    Liked
    973 times
    Posts
    8,330
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've always felt that I don't notice performances increases as much as performance decreases.

    This was noticeable immediately.

  13. #413
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yokine
    Liked
    973 times
    Posts
    8,330
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did another little test this afternoon.

    Set the cruise control to 60 on a road I new had a few hills on it.
    Normally it would kick down a gear and rev its arse off and go flying over the hill too fast on the other side.
    But this time, no gear change, no fan fare, just maintained its speed and kept going. Like it should be.
    Likes Commander Keen liked this post

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •