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by MrDillon
23 May 2010, 14:21
Forum: how do i
Topic: Heater/Aircon control panel problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3295

Re: Heater/Aircon control panel problem

Hi David

Thanks for the info - you're a star I was just about to buy a control panel from e bay!

Since posting it had occurred to me that it might be a relay issue - good to have it confirmed - I'll get on it straight away

Thanks again

MrD
by MrDillon
23 May 2010, 01:57
Forum: how do i
Topic: Heater/Aircon control panel problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3295

Heater/Aircon control panel problem

Has anyone else had problems with this? I have an intermittent fault that has developed on my 96 Granvia. When the motor is started the heater controls are dead - no lights no fan nothing, After a while it all lights up and the fan and direction buttons all work BUT if I switch the Aircon on everyth...
by MrDillon
11 Apr 2010, 22:57
Forum: how do i
Topic: 1KZ-TE porous/cracked cylinder head?
Replies: 10
Views: 7066

Re: 1KZ-TE porous/cracked cylinder head?

Well t'is all done now. Ended up going for a Japanese head, pattern but supposedly OE quality(?!) and modified to cure the cracking problem. came in at 599.00 with exchange cam fitted and shimmed, full top gasket set, new valves installed, glowplugs, bolts and cambelt. It seems excellent quality - w...
by MrDillon
29 Mar 2010, 19:02
Forum: how do i
Topic: 1KZ-TE porous/cracked cylinder head?
Replies: 10
Views: 7066

Re: 1KZ-TE porous/cracked cylinder head?

Well the head's off now and I found cracks between the valves on cylinders 2,3 and 4! 2 and 3 are just hairlines but 4 was a pronounced one that you could feel with a fingernail, so suspect that was where the water was going. The hilux site is littered with stories of head problems (one poor guy was...
by MrDillon
27 Mar 2010, 01:30
Forum: how do i
Topic: 1KZ-TE porous/cracked cylinder head?
Replies: 10
Views: 7066

Re: 1KZ-TE porous/cracked cylinder head?

Thanks for the info My mechanic said the same thing - recon or repaired are waste of time. I've found NEW pattern heads (probably made elsewhere in far east) for around £400 including exchange cam and valves - all assembled and shimmed and supplied with gasket set and new bolts. These would be a dif...
by MrDillon
23 Mar 2010, 21:20
Forum: how do i
Topic: 1KZ-TE porous/cracked cylinder head?
Replies: 10
Views: 7066

Re: 1KZ-TE porous/cracked cylinder head?

Thanks for the info I did spot an ad for K Seal on E Bay (in amongst all the ones for cylinder heads!) and it does sound good but I've no experience of it myself - so interesting to hear your comments after using it successfully. I'm about halfway through removing the head now so I'll think I'll car...
by MrDillon
21 Mar 2010, 19:24
Forum: how do i
Topic: WHEELS
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Re: WHEELS

Check back on past posts on the boards here - I'm sure width and offset have been covered before (in answer to somebody fitting 18s). for 225s 7-7.5J width would probably be about right I would think - your tyre place should be able to figure this out from other make fitments.
by MrDillon
20 Mar 2010, 21:19
Forum: how do i
Topic: WHEELS
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Re: WHEELS

I have 16" wheels with 225/60 tyres on my Granvia which handles fine - and they look miles better than the standard 15s Other posters on here have reported using up to 18* wheels with no problems so I'd be inclined to stick with 17s if you like them and want to keep your tyres Have you thought ...
by MrDillon
20 Mar 2010, 20:48
Forum: how do i
Topic: 1KZ-TE porous/cracked cylinder head?
Replies: 10
Views: 7066

1KZ-TE porous/cracked cylinder head?

Hi Folks I have a '96 3.0D Granvia that has started losing significant amounts of coolant with no obvious signs of leakage anywhere, so I'm suspecting cracked or porous cylinder head or (maybe less likely as a steel one) blowing head gasket. small bubbles at top of rad indicate that some pressurisat...
by MrDillon
30 Nov 2008, 21:10
Forum: how do i
Topic: 1KZ-TE valve clearance adjustment/rear heat
Replies: 0
Views: 1155

1KZ-TE valve clearance adjustment/rear heat

Hi Guys Great forum - hope will grow and grow I have a 96 2WD Granvia with approx 60k miles, bought last March and very happy with it Anybody know the recommended (and what to expect in practice) intervals for valve clearance adjustment and does anyone have a part number for the tool needed to depre...

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