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peter_rookie



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice job, thanks Lewis!

did some research on youtube as well
looks fairly doable and will keep you posted
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lewis wrote:

I believe Deker is referring to this sidelight refreshment post:- http://www.MDOCUK.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=34051

HTH

I remember a post about fitting "Angel Eyes", where the poster put his headlight units into an oven.

Was a few years back.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 20:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was Iskillan, who used a pot of boiling water to soften the sealant, then separated them.

However they were illegal units being a very, ‘emergency type’ dark blue colour, so I wouldn’t recommend those.
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peter_rookie



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have now managed to take one headlamp apart.

tried at lower temps around 80C but that´s not enough
slowly went up to 120C and after about 10 - 15 mins the glue started to soften up and give in.

I have used plastic spatulas /tools that are used to remove interior panels etc., don´t use any sharp objects or screwdrivers to ply away as the lens can be easily damaged.

I will probably use transparent silikon to glue it back together as I don’t plan on doing that again. but first it needs a good clean up, will try with a hot air gun to get off the old glue as this hardens instantly when cooling down.

so, keep my fingers crossed that the second unit will work just as well....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

second unit also worked out well

but it is quite a messy undertaking

glue is really glue, as soon it cools down it sticks to every surface, spatulas and everything goes to waste

after prying apart there is a lot of glue left on both sides which needs to come off. cleaning up the items is the bigger part of the work.

glued it back together with transparent silikone making sure it is water tight again. clamps back on, done.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 19:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep chipping away at the list, Peter - success re-ignites the enthusiasm you need to get through to the sunlit uplands of actually driving it! Very Happy
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peter_rookie



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 21:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for cheering me up again
I need to celebrate any small success as my car happyness barometer is on an alarming low
the other vehicle which shall not be mentioned here has decided to not start at all, spent hours searching
so glad that the Delica has a mechanical pump, no ecu issues
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 13:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

short update here, thought I had about finished the to-do-list....but


spare wheel carrier mod done now with guideline of Lewis´thread, extended the hangers by about 8cms, had to do a bit of bending on the left rear corner of the carrier, now snuggly fits the 30x9,5x15

easily changed rubber bushings of stabilizer

terribly failed on stabilizer links,  snatched the two bolts holding the bracket up to the subframe on the right hand side, did not touch left after that setback.
need a drilling machine with a 90 degree head to drill them out or need to undo the trail arm , suspension, .... tight space there... no lift, no pit
gave the bolts some good bashing with the hammer , then came out about 4 turns and finally snatched...


does anyone have a few hints what to do about the exhaust gas issue, we have an absorption limit of 3,0 and I am at 4,72 currently at max rev 4622 rpm which is real dirty. airfilter exchanged now.
not sure if this is related to the noise issue and overboosting until pressure relief valve opening up , and as said I have not observed that in neutral, only under load.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 13:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

finally fixed the stabilizer links, quite the job removing the two broken bolts from the subframe. luckily they were out a few milimeters when the broke, so could weld on a shim and nut, after four or five attempts it finally was done. on the other side which I did not dare touching I applied a bit of a weld on the bolt, just enough to heat it up good. did the trick, after some cooling off they came out nicely.

exhaust gas still too high, have exchanged airfilter and put in some liquid moly, pushed the car on higher revs but very little improvement. test engineer said I have to get the injection pump aligned...
read a few things on how the pump is tuned up, will that work reverse way? seems there is too much diesel on the available air.

and now that I fixed the sunroof - which is still working! - the driver side power window starts acting funny. it would open just fine but won´t close. goes up to about 1/3 of the way and then stops and goes back down. supporting hand needs to be well synched to get it up but that´s not a fix, is it?
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