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by Peter Connan
13 Feb 2018 17:47
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Patrol porn......
Replies: 208
Views: 21998

Re: Patrol porn......

I stand corrected. Much more modified, and much more flex (nearly 50% more) than mine.

The limiting factor usually remains shock length. A higher lift, combined with extended bump stops like he has, gives room for longer shocks. Of course, the lift brings disadvantages too.

I stand humbled.
by Peter Connan
13 Feb 2018 16:24
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Patrol porn......
Replies: 208
Views: 21998

Re: Patrol porn......

He's also on Instagram, under the user name "One Tough Patrol".

From what I can gather, the front end setup is similar to what I have now, except that he's got much more lift for the 40" tires.
by Peter Connan
13 Feb 2018 05:22
Forum: 25. Trip/Route Queries
Topic: East Africa Trip 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 398

Re: East Africa Trip 2020

Wat 'n klomp stront. Speak to Walter Gygax (Kalahari Safari here and on SA4x4), who uses Patrols extensively as a tour guide, Malcolm van Coller (same story) and Wilfred Moore, who has done a similar trip in his 4.5. To my mind, all modern vehicles have reasonably similar tech. If he can work on a C...
by Peter Connan
12 Feb 2018 17:00
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Holes in air boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Holes in air boxes

This is what it looks like, seen from outside.
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I am prett6 sure that, at low engine speeds, this hole will ne able to drain water. At higher engine speeds, probably not.

For snow, i have no idea. I avoid the stuff wherever possible.
by Peter Connan
12 Feb 2018 12:51
Forum: 13. Electrical & Electronics
Topic: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator
Replies: 40
Views: 420

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

Surely 14.4v will shorten the life of a crank battery? Which is the reason DC-DC chargers are so popular, because crank batteries need ideally to be run at less than 14v and deep cycles need more than that?
by Peter Connan
12 Feb 2018 12:45
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Holes in air boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Holes in air boxes

The ZD30 filter housin I examined did not have any one-way-valve arrangement. The pre-filter on the petrol Y60 does have a rubber one-way device like you describe, but the whole is much bigger, probably in the order of 20-25mm. I also feel that if you need to ford that deep for that long you should ...
by Peter Connan
12 Feb 2018 10:54
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Holes in air boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Holes in air boxes

This comes from a Whatsap group discussion with some friends. The factory air-box from the ZD30 (and probably others as well, i haven't looked) has a 4mm hole in the bottom, outside the filter. The questions are what it's for and what disadvantages it may have, especially regarding fording. My opini...
by Peter Connan
11 Feb 2018 06:51
Forum: 13. Electrical & Electronics
Topic: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator
Replies: 40
Views: 420

Re: 2000 4.2d Patrol failing alternator

EFH wrote:
10 Feb 2018 21:25
I was thinking that, but would you ever really trust ut again?
Yes, as long as the job is done properly.
Don't just fix the immediate problem, but do a full overhaul. New bearings, brushes and regulator unit.
by Peter Connan
10 Feb 2018 13:34
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Injector failure
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Injector failure

I'm just wondering whether a dodgy injector might have been the reason for the glowplug failure in the first place?

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