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Re: BAT091 LUX - More Damage

Postby BAT091 on Fri, 27 Jul 2012 7:41 +0000

tristan.robinson wrote:better the devil you know than the devil you dont. My advice mate, you're never going to make money out of a car. I would get her fixed up, and money permitting add some other bits to make it more reliable (if there are such things) and keep the lux for many years..
You would have to be a good talker to be able to sell it with the current history/problems as is. I know I couldnt bring myself to by a 4-5yo car thats already had a rebuild, so I doubt others would want to buy it even if you have receipts.

Bad luck, but good luck all the same!


You been talkin to my old man ? That's exactly what he said on the phone earlier haha but I hear what your saying mate best to keep it and move forward with it...
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Re: BAT091 LUX - More Damage

Postby Rocket55 on Sat, 28 Jul 2012 8:04 +0000

Stick with it Kirk, once its rebuilt its basically new again and 120,000km on the rest of the driveline is nothing and it has all the mods you want.

Mate, just drive it like you stole it, I hear bad stories of engine reliabilty all the time with engines that have been "looked after/careful with". Not just D4D's and Toyotas, it seems to be across the board. I don't mean abuse it, but certainly use it. I let mine idle in the moring only long enough to put my seat belt on and then I'm off, a bit gentle on the throttle and revs at first, ie warm it up under driving conditions. I've got 280,000km on the clock and touch wood (baging my wooden head on the wall :D ) have no problems.

Good luck with it mate.
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Re: BAT091 LUX - More Damage

Postby Alby on Sat, 28 Jul 2012 8:36 +0000

Agree as well, you will either burn money selling it in its current condition or spend that money to fix it and then you know its all sorted properly, as Rod said the rest of the vehicle has done little work.
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Re: BAT091 LUX - More Damage

Postby BAT091 on Sat, 28 Jul 2012 10:23 +0000

Rocket55 wrote:Stick with it Kirk, once its rebuilt its basically new again and 120,000km on the rest of the driveline is nothing and it has all the mods you want.

Mate, just drive it like you stole it, I hear bad stories of engine reliabilty all the time with engines that have been "looked after/careful with". Not just D4D's and Toyotas, it seems to be across the board. I don't mean abuse it, but certainly use it. I let mine idle in the moring only long enough to put my seat belt on and then I'm off, a bit gentle on the throttle and revs at first, ie warm it up under driving conditions. I've got 280,000km on the clock and touch wood (baging my wooden head on the wall :D ) have no problems.

Good luck with it mate.


Copy that.... It gets driven like its stolen trust me, it just the initial warm up period as I had knocking injectors when it was cold but after it warmed up well it was a different story... As for now well shit happens
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Re: BAT091 LUX - More Damage

Postby 07luxyTD on Thu, 09 Aug 2012 6:21 +0000

Any update of how shes going, how did the rest of the pistons hold up?
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Re: BAT091 LUX - More Damage

Postby BAT091 on Thu, 09 Aug 2012 8:55 +0000

07luxyTD wrote:Any update of how shes going, how did the rest of the pistons hold up?


Yea bud ended up fitting 4 new pistons and rings plus bottom end bearings and had the head sent away and checked... Worked out alot cheaper in the long run... When I swung by work this arvo the engine was on the stands having the fly wheel and clutch bolted back on ready to be dropped back in so by the time I finish dicking around with the 2nd filter and some wiring it should be back on the road this weekend or early next week... Fingers crossed

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Re: BAT091 LUX - More Damage

Postby 07luxyTD on Fri, 10 Aug 2012 6:51 +0000

as mentioned above better the devil you know, near new engine now so should be right, good luck
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Re: BAT091 LUX - More Damage

Postby D4D luxy on Sun, 12 Aug 2012 2:20 +0000

So unfortunate dude. Best of luck hope it all works out for ya!
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Re: BAT091 LUX - More Damage

Postby CJY91LUXXY on Sun, 12 Aug 2012 2:39 +0000

Hope it all works out good for you bud!
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Re: BAT091 LUX - The Bitch Is Back

Postby BAT091 on Wed, 15 Aug 2012 5:59 +0000

Well.... It's back....

I picked up the big girl this afternoon and couldn't be happier, ended up being rebuilt with new injectors,pistons, rods, rings and bearings, also the head was sent away and tested.

In that short period I have..

Fitted a secondary filter
Sold the tx3440 UHF and bought a tx3510
Purchased a steinbauer chip, not yet fitted
Ordered an outback roof console, see that start of next month
Relocated the compressor to an under seat compartment with outlets either side of tray
Removed hid headlights and fitted Philips crystal vision globes
Fitted a redarc in dash electric brake controller

And when I see my tax return I'll be getting

Cal offroad 3" lift kit
Scott's rods 3" exhaust

Possibly a Sprintbooster

Will put pics of compressor install up when I finish fitting the outlets I got today

This is the secondary filter kit the old man go through diesel care in tamworth,
Comes with a stainless bracket that fits snug with the dual battery system and replaces original, all fittings and hoses etc

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Re: BAT091 LUX - The Bitch Is Back

Postby pisso01 on Wed, 15 Aug 2012 6:23 +0000

Good news mate. How does the motor feel now compared to before?

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Re: BAT091 LUX - The Bitch Is Back

Postby BAT091 on Wed, 15 Aug 2012 6:33 +0000

pisso01 wrote:Good news mate. How does the motor feel now compared to before?

Cheers,

Chris.


Haven't really noticed a difference between then and now, I swore when I drove it the other night It was so much more responsive but I think I was pulling my own leg after tonight.. Just good to have it back again haha
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Re: BAT091 LUX - The Bitch Is Back

Postby Rocket55 on Wed, 15 Aug 2012 6:37 +0000

That's great news Kirk, I'm bettin your glad to have it back. Onward and upward, that's what I say.
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Re: BAT091 LUX - The Bitch Is Back

Postby BAT091 on Wed, 15 Aug 2012 6:46 +0000

Rocket55 wrote:That's great news Kirk, I'm bettin your glad to have it back. Onward and upward, that's what I say.


x2 on that one bud, yea glad too have it back and depressed I won't be home all weekend to drive it :(
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Re: BAT091 LUX - The Bitch Is Back

Postby amitch888 on Wed, 15 Aug 2012 6:48 +0000

Shit hot mate, good to see it up and going 8-)
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Re: BAT091 LUX - Limp Mode

Postby BAT091 on Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:52 +0000

Drive down to ARB in Newcastle on Friday with a mate to pick some gear for his prado, no sooner then I drove outta the gate the hunka junk threw itself into limp mode... So I limped it back to the grandparents trucking yard at sandgate, went and sorted a car trailer and brought it home that night... Scan tooled it last night and it's thrown code P0340 camshaft position sensor circuit... Will go and test the sensor this Arvo and find out what the F is goin on, a 20l drum of petty and my lighter sounds like a better plan ha
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Re: BAT091 LUX - Limp Mode

Postby jakelux on Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:37 +0000

Bugger mate! You are not haven' much luck at all.... unbreakable huh? :roll:
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Re: BAT091 LUX - Limp Mode

Postby amitch888 on Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:58 +0000

Bugger :(
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Re: BAT091 LUX - Limp Mode

Postby helmut79 on Mon, 20 Aug 2012 3:00 +0000

No good kirk, hope its not to much of an issue
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Re: BAT091 LUX - Limp Mode

Postby KTM525EXC on Tue, 21 Aug 2012 5:46 +0000

what an ordeal!!!, hope you get it sorted soon mate.
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