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by Peter Connan
25 Jun 2018 17:46
Forum: 12. Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Oil seal on the front diff.
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Oil seal on the front diff.

Confusing indeed. I have not worked on a Safari yet, but the oils seal is definitely present on my Y60 and the Y61's as well. On the other hand, it certainly doesn't look like there is a journal on that shaft for one to seal on... Couple of guys who may be able to help: 1) Graham. zero83 4one7 75zer...
by Peter Connan
25 Jun 2018 17:34
Forum: 28. Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie...
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Newbie...

Welcome Arthur.

Hope it gives you lots of joy!
by Peter Connan
24 Jun 2018 15:42
Forum: 01. Start Here
Topic: Looking for some wisdom and advice !
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Looking for some wisdom and advice !

Welcome Craig. Which countries do you tour? Patrols are more common in Swaziland, Bots, Moz and probably even Nam than here. I have no idea about Zim and they are scarce in Lesotho. I do not expect spares to become unobtainable, but it is possible that we may have to go to a bit morr trouble. Alread...
by Peter Connan
22 Jun 2018 05:10
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: 4.8L Performance upgrade options
Replies: 91
Views: 2269

Re: 4.8L Performance upgrade options

That's why I recommended second or third. Should be able to stay vaguely within the speed limit that way. Help me Peter: what would the methodology be? 1. Drive on freeway in second gear at Xkm/h (or RPM?), accelerate with foot flat (won't it change into 1st?) and then time it from x km/h to Ykm/h ...
by Peter Connan
21 Jun 2018 18:29
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: 4.8L Performance upgrade options
Replies: 91
Views: 2269

Re: 4.8L Performance upgrade options

That's why I recommended second or third. Should be able to stay vaguely within the speed limit that way.
by Peter Connan
21 Jun 2018 11:31
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: 4.8L Performance upgrade options
Replies: 91
Views: 2269

Re: 4.8L Performance upgrade options

Instead of 0-100 and 0-80 acceleration runs, consider doing in-gear acceleration runs, second or third gear.

Ideally these should be videotaped from a position where the rev counter is visible. Then you can get a very good idea of what the difference is in given rev bands.
by Peter Connan
21 Jun 2018 05:19
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: 4.8L Performance upgrade options
Replies: 91
Views: 2269

Re: 4.8L Performance upgrade options

Tinus makes a good point: All "breathing modifications" (exhaust, gas flow, air filter) are MUCH more effective at high revs. In fact, normally most of these mods will actually reduce torque at lower revs, which is what you are actually complaining about. There are only three effective ways to signi...
by Peter Connan
20 Jun 2018 17:03
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Help - Engine Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Help - Engine Parts

Johan, they are smoking their socks. All the Petrol Y60's in SA have the 4.2 (TB42) engine. Mine had one too, but I have replaced it with a TB45, using the carburettor, inlet manifold and distributor from the 4.2. As a result, I did not need to modify the car in any way, except for having to fit an ...
by Peter Connan
19 Jun 2018 13:02
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: 4.8L Performance upgrade options
Replies: 91
Views: 2269

Re: 4.8L Performance upgrade options

I really doubt all those will give you a true 17% improvement anyway. But they will prove 17% on the dyno, just by being careful with the testing. Just atmospheric conditions, tire pressures and engine temperature together can make up more than half that already. Thanks Peter - good advice to measu...
by Peter Connan
19 Jun 2018 05:14
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: 4.8L Performance upgrade options
Replies: 91
Views: 2269

Re: 4.8L Performance upgrade options

Lots of opinions, sorry if they sound negative... Free-flow and de-cat: go for it, you have nothing to lose. But keep the factory manifold. It's pretty good, and changing to branches massively increases underbonnet temps, which really shortens the life of all the plastic clips and gubbins. Unless yo...

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