Problem solved. Thanks to a DC to DC converter from powerstream that outputs 13.8 VDC and 12 VDC. I just added it to the mix. It actually simplified the wiring.
Now my soalr converter is actually doing something because the input voltage to it is 13.9 VDC. I'll try to put together a drawing...
I had a 1990 with full floaters as well.
From what I've seen FJ81's have full floaters because they were stock with 8 seats. Also, models with diff locks had full floaters as well.
The USDM models with semi-floaters (91 and maybe some 92's) had rear drum brakes. The rest had rear disks
The ProMariner 5503 was what I would ideally like. It is a smart charger and I don't need the solar and the battery charger, but it's a little too costly. I've seen them online for as cheap as $429.
Funny thing is that there is a 12 to 24 version (5505) on Eba, new, for $100. If...
I'm sure the solar charger will manage the battery charging, but the input voltage is too low. The 24 to 12 VDC converter I bought is designed for running accessories, not charging batteries, which it does a great job at.
The 3rd battery was an afterthought. Since I can't increase the voltage...
Thanks everyone. That's what I figured.
I forgot to mention that I have a 20 amp solar controller from the converter to the battery. I really wanted the 3rd battery as a backup to run accessories when the vehicle is off and not draw on the starting batteries.
I never stopped to think that...
I did the search on 24 to 12 vdc charging and I just finished the wiring, connections, terminations.
What I need to know is how a 12.06 VDC output of my 24/12 converter will charge my 3rd (12 volt system) battery?
The max charge on a batter is around 12.8 volts. my 110 AC to 12 VDc battery...
From reading Ozzy 4WD magazines, injector / injector pump service should be done semi-regularly. It looks like 200,000 km is the common number. It is definitely cheaper to do in countries that actually sold diesel cruisers.
Ishobie is right about the mileage on imported cruisers. I'm sure my...
I think the hate on 1HD-T is that he doesn't have one and has 1HD-T envy.
Anyone who knows a thing about turbo engines (not just 1HD-T) knows that a factory built turbo engine has better and stronger built to bottom end compared to the NA version.
I will admit that I stand corrected about...
Injector pump rebuilds are not that much. 1HZ is slow as molases. A turbo upgrade on a 1HZ is very pricey even with you build it yourself.
Enlighten me how you can get parts for a 1HZ easier than a 1HD. AFAIK the 1HZ was never sold in Canada even for mining trucks. There is a place in AB...
For some strange reason 1991 JDM HDJ-81 only have lap belts in the rear seats. I need to put newer style shoulder belts in the back for the kids booster seats.
Before I tear apart teh interior, does anyone know if there are mounting factory points for the retractible belts and shoulder...
It looks like it's injector pump rebuild time.
Took it too a diesel truck shop and they found aluminum dust / fine shavings in the over flow chamber. It looks like the pump is siezed and whenit sticks the truck stalls and when it frees up the idle spikes to 1500 RPM.
Now I need to wait for...
OK, I think I have big problems now.
I drained the tank, changed the fuel filter, added fresh diesel, and added a diesel conditioner. But I still have the problem.
The truck has trouble starting, a surging idle (1500 RPM), and then it dies. It will only run if I pepper the throttle to get...
Well, being cheap has it's draw backs.
After cleaning out the garage the other day I found a 3/4 empty old diesel fuel tank. Since I needed to drain it to throw it away I decided to put the fuel into my cruiser.
Well, not too many km's later my cruiser is doing the funky chincken with a...
I'm a little late on the discussion and I've read most of it to catch up. But I think the death of the RHD vehicles in Canada will not be bans by different levels of governments it will be the lack of insurance provides for these vehicles.
I can already see it around here (Ontario) most...
As long as it's a BJ74.
JDM models usually had +1 to the model.
World --> Japan
BJ70 (3B) --> BJ71 (13B-T)
BJ73 (3B) --> BJ74 (13B-T)
HDJ80 (1HZ or 1HD-T) --> HDJ81 (1HD-T)
HZJ78 (1HZ) --> ???79 (1HD-T ???)
If I could make good use of a full time off-roader it would be a BJ/HZJ71. Small, nimble, sweet looking.
For DD, expedition, remote camping (especially with kids / wife) I'd get a 81. The Ms's probably isn't going to dig the 74 for more than an hour of driving.
As mentioned above, all of...
The 80 series is a relatively nimble off-roader, it all depends what you compare it to. It is not too much wider or longer than a BJ74.
The wheelbase is 112"
Ground clearence is 10.5" (Edmunds.com)
The biggest wheeling draw backs of the 80 are...