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Can i change my 1HZ into a 1HDT?

Posted by Shane Gossage on

Something Shane and the team get asked quite frequently is can i fit a 1hdt head onto my 1hz? In short you can't just swap over to a 1hdt head on its own, but with almost a complete damaged 1HDT you can convert over to a 1HDT, the differences and what you can use we have listed below to try and help you see if its worth the effort or if you just buy a complete 1HDT and rebuild it in place of the 1HZ.   You can use the 1HZ block but you will need to drill and tap...

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Captain the steering wheel and the car she is shaking

Posted by Ashley Wilson on

Check the following thoroughly as this may be the cause of your 4wd to shake: Tyres/wheels  Tyre pressure – There is equal pressure in both tires? Tire wearing evenly? Tyre balance – Is there any wheel weights missing (fallen off) or is wheel caked/covered with mud that can cause the tire to be out of balance? Damaged Rims – Buckled, Did you hit a curb possibly effecting the alignment? Wheel nuts – Are all nuts tight? Wheel bearings – nut loose,  or bearing starting to break or fail Tread starting to pull apart Tyre forming a bulge ready to blow...

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Crankshaft grinding how not to get Cranky

Posted by Ashley Wilson on

Crankshaft grinding in Perth can be a difficult thing to do. You require a crankshaft grinding machine as it needs to offset the pins or otherwise known as the big ends. There are only a handful of grinding machines here in Perth and of course there are very few talented guys who actually know how to grind crankshafts we just happen to employee 3 of them... All crankshafts need to be crack tested.  Some experienced crankshaft grinders also own a lectro magna flux cracktester. Basically it magnetises the crankshaft and a special fluid is poured over the crankshaft. If a...

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crank up the boost in my 1HZ boost

Posted by Shane Gossage on

1HZ SAFE BOOST RECOMMENDATIONS Something Shane and the rest of guys get asked a lot is (how much boost can I run in my 1hz land cruiser) unfortunately all  4wds are different but as an average below is some guidelines to follow. Hzj75/80 1 Hz as they don’t run a compensator on the pump 7-10 psi Hzj75/80 1 Hz if boost compensated 10-15 psi Hzj75/80 1 Hz intercooled and compensated 15-20 psi Hzk79/105 early models don’t have a compensator so 7-10 psi Hzj79/105 late has an altitude compensator which can be modified to be a boost compensator 10-15 psi Hzj79/105...

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What is that fluid under my car

Posted by Ashley Wilson on

Why is there water under my car? Fluid under your vehicle is more commonly from your air conditioner. with modern vehicles and temperature controlled environments dual control your side can be hotter or colder than your passenger you really don`t know half the time your air conditioner is actually running  Now if your fluid under your vehicle is not clear young Nikki put together  A list of possible leaks and the colours they would be: Clear fluid is condensation ok to drive Green  is coolant Blue is coolant red is coolant – commonly used in Toyotas yellow is coolant orange...

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