Yep, I'm in Wollongong. My mechanic was talking to Cooma Diesel who apparently know their s***. I might give Berrima Diesel a call tomorrow as well, see what they say.
As far as I know it runs fine once started, just trouble getting going.
I just had my 1hd-t reconditioned and finally installed back in the car. But the mechanic's having trouble starting it. It starts ok if he is pumping the fuel primer as you crank it or it will start eventually if you just have the accelerator wide open (foot to the floor). Nothing...
I found out that the 2" flexy kit is only on sale til today. Goes back up to $1900 tomorrow apparently. So I ordered it with the 45mm Tough Dog shocks. I'll get the mechanic to press the castor correction bushes in but will install the rest myself. The flexy coils are a lot longer than normal...
Thought it might be interesting to do a list of planned mods so I can cross them off as I go.
1. Engine reconditioned including injectors.
2. 3" exhaust
3. Stainless snorkel
4. 1Fz airbox lid
7. 2" flexy coil lift
8. Mount winch
9. Install cb
10. Install compressor...
The engine is sitting in pieces at the reconditioner's so no pics sorry. Definitely a snapped co rod though. Apparently the crankshaft looks ok but they're going to double check that in the new year. Got my fingers crossed to get it back by the end of January!
I picked up my first Landcruiser a few months ago. Previously had a Hilux and a swb GQ Patrol. Had a shaky start with a snapped conrod 500km after I picked it up. This was particularly disappointing as the engine had just been rebuilt and done 350km when I bought it.
So I'm currently...