fractured rangas build, the lemon chronicals

Want to show off what you've done to your rig? or have a custom project to show? Post it up here!

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby fracturedranga on Mon, 15 May 2017 5:02 +0000

Finally got a compression test done, dead cylinder 3 so engine swap time
User avatar
fracturedranga
 
Posts: 899
Joined: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:22 +0000
Location: dalby


 

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby rory18 on Mon, 15 May 2017 5:15 +0000

That sucks considering you aren't even running extreme power through it. Wonder if it was a crook injector that did the damage?
User avatar
rory18
Platinum Subscriber
 
Posts: 777
Joined: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:10 +0000

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby fracturedranga on Mon, 15 May 2017 5:21 +0000

Id say definetly crook injector. Sucks but shit happens. Ill have to scrape some money together and get a new one . I know 2 guys with second hand engines i can get so ill make some calls tommorrow and sort something out. Ill pull the turbo off and apart next week and see what happened to it as well
User avatar
fracturedranga
 
Posts: 899
Joined: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:22 +0000
Location: dalby

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby TOYZX on Mon, 15 May 2017 5:48 +0000

No good man! Hope she's up and running again soon.

Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk
User avatar
TOYZX
 
Posts: 2586
Joined: Wed, 08 May 2013 7:58 +0000

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby Richolux150 on Mon, 15 May 2017 6:43 +0000

That's poop FR.
Cheers Richo
If cat turds were Gold nuggets, I'd be the richest bloke on the block... :lol: :lol: :lol:
User avatar
Richolux150
 
Posts: 662
Joined: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 8:39 +0000
Location: The Goldy

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby dano85 on Tue, 16 May 2017 7:02 +0000

It could have been the turbo sending a stray fin into cylinder 3?
User avatar
dano85
 
Posts: 342
Joined: Wed, 20 May 2009 6:05 +0000

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby fracturedranga on Tue, 16 May 2017 8:56 +0000

dano85 wrote:It could have been the turbo sending a stray fin into cylinder 3?

Pretty unlikely anything off the turbo would have to get past the front mount intercooler
User avatar
fracturedranga
 
Posts: 899
Joined: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:22 +0000
Location: dalby

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby dano85 on Tue, 16 May 2017 9:32 +0000

Yea your right. if the cylinders ok your not interested in just replacing the piston? big job i guess though.
User avatar
dano85
 
Posts: 342
Joined: Wed, 20 May 2009 6:05 +0000

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby davo94 on Tue, 16 May 2017 11:49 +0000

Post some pics of the failed piston when you get a minute.
Another 2013 sr5 owner..
davo94
 
Posts: 334
Joined: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 4:48 +0000

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby fracturedranga on Tue, 16 May 2017 11:58 +0000

The heads still on it not sure if I'll bother pulling it off. Found a guy thatll sell me a recon motor for 5k and he will install it. Car it came out of got a bit of water in it, they put a brand newy in that car under insurance and the bloke rebuilt the other one. Had 60k kms on it
User avatar
fracturedranga
 
Posts: 899
Joined: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:22 +0000
Location: dalby

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby fracturedranga on Tue, 16 May 2017 12:00 +0000

dano85 wrote:Yea your right. if the cylinders ok your not interested in just replacing the piston? big job i guess though.

Even if the bores ok thats probably a bit outside my expertise.
User avatar
fracturedranga
 
Posts: 899
Joined: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:22 +0000
Location: dalby

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby Andy1652 on Tue, 16 May 2017 6:20 +0000

Ranger. Just a little tip for your trailer so u don't have to keep the car hooked up while camp is set up. With a set of caravan corner stabilisers u can set up easy and still use the car.here is a link to which I'm referring to. http://www.alko.com.au/vehicle-technolo ... -steadies/ . Chespest in townsville was from RTM aka road tech marine.
Andy1652
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 5:27 +0000
Location: Townsville qld

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby Adamsdarhilux94 on Thu, 18 May 2017 2:06 +0000

mate i no this was a long time a go but do you still have and drawings or plans of this tray thanks :D
Adamsdarhilux94
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed, 17 May 2017 8:51 +0000
Location: Kilsyth

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby LocalFart on Fri, 19 May 2017 7:37 +0000

fracturedranga wrote:The heads still on it not sure if I'll bother pulling it off. Found a guy thatll sell me a recon motor for 5k and he will install it. Car it came out of got a bit of water in it, they put a brand newy in that car under insurance and the bloke rebuilt the other one. Had 60k kms on it


You can't complain about $5k for that. I guess the only thing you could even consider is seeing how much he will let the engine go for if you install it yourself. But I guess it's not worth the hassle most of the time. :roll:

But good luck, hopefully she's up and running after winter.
User avatar
LocalFart
 
Posts: 304
Joined: Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:14 +0000
Location: Perth, WA

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby martynvella on Sun, 21 May 2017 6:46 +0000

fracturedranga wrote:
dano85 wrote:Yea your right. if the cylinders ok your not interested in just replacing the piston? big job i guess though.

Even if the bores ok thats probably a bit outside my expertise.


Didn't think I'd ever hear you say that Ranga.

I know there could be other limiting factors like time and transport, but if these don't come into it buy a book and have a go, it is only an engine.

The engine your looking at buying, what went into it? And will it work when it is fitted, I assume it hasn't been tested.

Devil you know is better.........

Either way, good luck.
martynvella
 
Posts: 1097
Joined: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 1:59 +0000
Location: Sunshine Coast

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby TOYZX on Sun, 21 May 2017 8:01 +0000

I think I'd rather buy a low k engine from a wrecker than buy one thats been apart, especially for 5k! I know the wrecker near me usually has loads of them.

Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk
User avatar
TOYZX
 
Posts: 2586
Joined: Wed, 08 May 2013 7:58 +0000

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby Gipsy on Tue, 23 May 2017 9:37 +0000

Ranga, do you think the egt temps contributed/caused the detonation? After reading the threads on egt and pyrometer it seems most folks report 500s to be safe temps. I haven't seen over 420 but haven't loaded the truck yet, towing the van soon so will keep you posted.

I sure would like to dismantle the engine if it were me if only to see what happened/why. The rebuild would be a good experience for you, then you could add another string to your knowledge bow ;) can't be too hard with your experience/expertise. :) Otherwise the broken one is just an anchor but the opportunity could be a good experience.

I second martynvella on that.
Cheers Gipsy :D
My 2013 auto D4D DC SR5, prefilter, 3" exhaust and Chip with egt probe
Gipsy
 
Posts: 1009
Joined: Tue, 07 May 2013 2:00 +0000
Location: South Coast NSW and all over Oz

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby fracturedranga on Tue, 23 May 2017 2:14 +0000

Cheers for the replys guys, rang a few wreckers today and theyre all areound 6.5k with an exchange and only come with a tiny bit of warranty (10kkms or 3 months) the one in town has new pistons and bearings amd a full gasket kit put through it. Hasnt been run but the bloke is positive itll be fine ( he has done a fair few of them now). And he will instal it which saves me buying am engine crane, a heap of knuckle skin and stress and he will pick it up and drop it off. Seems like a winner to me.
Ill give old mate a hand and pull mine down once its out to see exactly what happened, i probably could just rebuild mine (ive done a few petrol motors before) but its my only transport so i need it going, its to far to walk to the pub :lol:
I dont think egts where a contributing factor its never got real hot and while the consensus on here seems to be below 500 my neighbour has been towing a dual axle work trailer well over 2 tons for the whole life of his lux and flogging the arse put of it and hasnt had issues. Id say his is well over 500 degrees fpr long stints up the hills around here. I pretty confident mine was just from a dead injector leaking and melting a hole in a piston
User avatar
fracturedranga
 
Posts: 899
Joined: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:22 +0000
Location: dalby

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby fracturedranga on Tue, 23 May 2017 2:16 +0000

Andy1652 wrote:Ranger. Just a little tip for your trailer so u don't have to keep the car hooked up while camp is set up. With a set of caravan corner stabilisers u can set up easy and still use the car.here is a link to which I'm referring to. http://www.alko.com.au/vehicle-technolo ... -steadies/ . Chespest in townsville was from RTM aka road tech marine.


Got some in the shed andy never bother fitting them as its stable enough pn the jockey wheel and normally camping its stays on the car as i take my quad bike to get around camp and for fishing
User avatar
fracturedranga
 
Posts: 899
Joined: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:22 +0000
Location: dalby

Re: fractured rangas build, camper trailer mods

Postby fracturedranga on Tue, 23 May 2017 2:17 +0000

Adamsdarhilux94 wrote:mate i no this was a long time a go but do you still have and drawings or plans of this tray thanks :D


Sorry mate never really had any plans just drew out a few scribbles on a beer carton and made it up as i went along
User avatar
fracturedranga
 
Posts: 899
Joined: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:22 +0000
Location: dalby

PreviousNext

Return to Member Build Ups

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests