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      nickolai replied to the thread What's the deal with JDM 80s?.
      One thing to note is that there are some pretty wild claims about diesel 80 MPG made on this forum and others. Those should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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      nickolai replied to the thread What's the deal with JDM 80s?.
      There are many, many HDJ81s here. In my neck of the woods I see several trucks regularly, and know probably a dozen owners. There's everything from beautiful unmolested trucks to munted bush trucks. I'm pretty sure NZ got a very limited number...
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      nickolai replied to the thread What's the deal with JDM 80s?.
      Here in NZ we've been importing RHD cars from Japan for ages - after our manufacturing industry was deregulated. The vast majority of 2nd hand cars on our roads began their lives in Japan. Most dealers here have handlers/agents in Japan that...
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      in NZ $0.92 /l is Excise on Diesel. Plus $0.03 for Regional fuel tax (Auckland only). 15% of pump price is Goods and services Tax (GST) Then $0.076 per km for light vehicles under Road User Charges (currently at $0.038 per km as a "response to...
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      nickolai reacted to franklin40's post in the thread 1hdt fuel solenoid with Like Like.
      another update the shop rewired the solenoid as it seems to have fixed the problem. they still have some tuning to do so they’ll watch it when hot and cold to make sure it keeps working. monday the they’re going to do the pump tune and i’ll have...
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      Costco Diesel here in Auckland is hovering around NZ$2.45/l. At the big retailers is anywhere from there to $3/l Worst bit is that there’s less tax on diesel at the pump than petrol, (we pay tax on a per km basis), where as tax is included at...
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      Here in NZ we get normal diesel in most places around the country year-round. In winter, winter diesel is what comes out of the pump (mostly on the south island), and the further you move south the more additive is in the fuel. I've heard all...
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      nickolai replied to the thread Strange Behavior post-LS Swap.
      Assuming you're running a stock computer, have you checked all the settings in the transmission settings? There's loads of configurability in there that could have gone funny. some examples...
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      nickolai reacted to jsloden's post in the thread Yakima Lock and Load Platform with Like Like.
      Don't know about the lock and load but I used the 1a raingutter feet, 58 cm bars and a megawarrior on mine that didn't have the factory roof rack. That setup worked really well and looked good too. Bought everything from facebook marketplace on...
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      nickolai replied to the thread 1HD-T oil leak.
      yeah, sorry i meant main bearings not BEBs but that would be a logical thing to change while you're in there. There's no gasket its just sealed with RTV, I've seen a couple weep for a while from that join. 1 ended up with a full rebuild (500k...
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      nickolai replied to the thread 1HD-T oil leak.
      Turbo is on the other side
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      nickolai replied to the thread 1HD-T oil leak.
      That's the girdle. Big job to reseal as it forms the lower half of the main cap. If i was doing it I'd pull the engine, and then you're on a slippery slope starting with big end bearings and ending with a full rebuild. If you do it theres an...
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      Hi all Having brought a knock off chinese tube rack saying "i'll get a couple of years out of it before it craps out" it has now crapped out and I'm now looking for a new one. Yes I know, good one genius. I'm in New Zealand, so we don't have...
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      The best thing you can do baselining and maintaining an 80 is to buy a cheap corolla to run around in, and as a backup vehicle when you're waiting on parts / ordered the wrong thing!
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      For US based people whichever LS you prefer is hands down the easiest. It's documented, can be done totally bolt in and obviously it's a super common engine so anyone can work on them. There's a whole thread in the stickies about them. Granted...
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