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General Chat Thread, My New Motor in General; Picked up my new motor this morning, a '96 plate Nissan Largo Highway Star (Jap Import). Getting converted to a ...
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    My New Motor

    Picked up my new motor this morning, a '96 plate Nissan Largo Highway Star (Jap Import). Getting converted to a camper for the winter months. It is a beast, absolutely love it. Already pimped it out with a new DVD stereo system.

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    Got any pic's?

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    No good with out pics.

    Just been to a car meet tonight in 'ull, seen a rather nice pimped green VW caddy van some nice work gone into that.

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    Yeah, gonna get some pics later today. Missus took the camera to the wedding dress shop yesterday so I wasn't allowed to touch it in case I saw her dress.

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    Talking

    Google shows it up as this
    For all you lazy lot who CBA to google!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Google shows it up as this http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...WU3BzfNptz1LK8
    For all you lazy lot who CBA to google!
    Well yeah, that's the model, but that's not MY van :P

    Photo's taken, waiting for missus to email them to me as I'm not allowed to touch the camera!

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    Here's the photo's. As you can see, bed frame is in already. Got the wood to place down and varnish is drying now before I fit, then need to source some rock and roll bed foam


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    I just got a new honda civic ( new to me at least ) 2001, 51 reg , 1.6 executive

    Will post pics later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Here's the photo's. As you can see, bed frame is in already. Got the wood to place down and varnish is drying now before I fit, then need to source some rock and roll bed foam


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    I don't like it


    Seriously though, don't forget the "if the vans a rocking" sticker too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
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    Love the fact that the speedo optimistically goes to 180mph. We used to have a Pajero (another Jap import) that did exactly the same thing, always used to make me laugh.

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    I'm getting vehicle envy, I've had my Focus (2.0 TDCi Ghia, 55 plate) now for just under 2 years, have to wait another 2-3 years minimum before I can even look at another car

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagnerk View Post
    I'm getting vehicle envy, I've had my Focus (2.0 TDCi Ghia, 55 plate) now for just under 2 years, have to wait another 2-3 years minimum before I can even look at another car
    Newer year car then mine :P

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    Well, the varnish has dried and I've fixed the bed wood to the frame. My pops is going to the indoor market today where apparently there's a seller selling foam. Not a lot I can do to it today with weather so we've decided to have a jaunty to the Gibside at Rowlands Gill to walk the dog.

    Oh, was up at the crack of dawn today ripping the turbo timer out. Read up last night that it's a grey area on the legality of them in this country, and a lot of people claimed that if the police weren't bothered, the insurance certainly would be in the event of an accident, and void instantly void the insurance on seeing it.

    Not sure how much truth there is in this, but won't be using it anyway so thought far better be safe and get rid. If I ever hammer the turbo it's meant to be far better to let it settle down for the last few miles of the journey anyway than to let it idle at a stand still.

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    Well, after troubleshooting problems starting (not bad, just takes 2 attempts to start on colder mornings) I tried cleaning out the air seperator on the intake. Has anyone done this to their motor? If not, I highly recommend it.

    Mine was clogged up with years worth of carbon, and I couldn't quite see how the air was even making it through. Gave it a good cleanup with white spirit, but it back on and I can now actually hear the air being sucked in (as well as what seems a healthy boost in power). Hope to see some return on MPG too.

    Honestly, 5 minute job, get it done and see the improvement.

    Tonight I'm going to try and get at the EGR valve for a cleanup, and also play with the pump timing - if these don't work then I guess it's time to replace the glow plugs or the relay.

    Pain in the backside working on it in the dark nights, but really don't want to wait until weekend. At least the engine is accessible from the cab so I'm tooked up away from the elements.

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