My '98 GU 4.2 TD

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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Dustin » 11 May 2017 09:07

Anthony, I fabricated the entire exhaust myself.
I used the 76x2mm mild steel pipe, 10mm laser cut flanges and butt weld 90deg bends.
It was a bit of a process of in and out of the vehicle, but it's actually really easy to do yourself.

Michael, if I had to take a thumb suck, I probably spent about 110 hours fabricating everything and spinning spanners on the vehicle.
Not to mention all the grief I took from the wife & kids :lol:
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Michael » 11 May 2017 11:28

I am sure you said this a couple of times :lol:
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by ricster » 11 May 2017 11:54

hahahaha..... yip been there, done that, seen the book and read the movie..... :rolling: :rolling:
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by ces » 12 May 2017 20:44

Dustin, AWESOME man!

Luv dit. EN die skills involved. Well done.

Like daai pic Michael... Universele waarheid :wink:

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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Dustin » 16 May 2017 22:09

Here's what a 19 year old (original) clutch with 247000km looks like.
Pretty impressive it's never been changed since the car was built !
Check out the heat marks.
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Dustin » 16 May 2017 22:15

Got a new clutch kit put in today so now I can start tuning the boost and fuel after I bed the new clutch in.
I had the Valeo VPH NS20 clutch kit fitted, and I know it's not as good as the genuine Nissan kit, but the price was a no brainer !

Nissan clutch kit - R5600
Fitment at CBS (2 day job) - R2900
That would have totaled R8500

I had it done at East Cape Clutch & Brake services for kit and fitment of R4560 !
These guys are machines ! Took under 3 hours including the flywheel skimming !
Impressed with their work. They are Valeo agents.
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Anthony Forgey » 17 May 2017 06:09

I'm probably going to have to do the same soon. I think I'm on 257k Km, original clutch too I believe.
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Rudolph » 17 May 2017 08:43

Dustin wrote:I had it done at East Cape Clutch & Brake services for kit and fitment of R4560 !
These guys are machines ! Took under 3 hours including the flywheel skimming !
Impressed with their work. They are Valeo agents.
That is awesome! Will have to go and see these "machine guys" in the near future.

How does the clutch feel now? All OK.
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Dustin » 17 May 2017 08:55

The clutch is nice and smooth and the pedal is light :thumbup:
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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Post by Dustin » 26 May 2017 09:24

A little bit of Friday flex :lol:
Would have tried for more, but the ramp wall starts where my front bar is at that point and there's an open manhole less than 500mm in front of where the front passenger wheel is :biggrin:
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