Search found 1715 matches

by mydmax
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Servicing
Topic: When to change oil
Replies: 30
Views: 40332

Re: When to change oil

For a 2011 Dmax the normal interval is 10,000km. The oil quality is just as important to consider as the interval in my opinion. If using a well known and recognized brand which does preform well OK, but some of the flashy promoted everywhere oils aren't as good, hence the advertising in order to se...
by mydmax
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit and miss on the waving front
Replies: 5
Views: 5985

Re: Hit and miss on the waving front

wheellathe
That reminds me of when George Dubbleya Bush was president and travelling through the streets of Alabama. He said to a bodyguard, it was nice all the people were all waving but why do their hands only have ONE finger?
by mydmax
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Diesel Tech
Topic: Turbo Timer
Replies: 9
Views: 10361

Re: Turbo Timer

G'day Ausibits If your the speed was 120 then the 1 or 2 or 3 hours probably won't change the underbonnet temps. Once it is hot it will be hot and shouldn't keep getting hotter and hotter. At 120 if you back off and it doesn't fuel for a time while it is slowing that means no/notmuch heat out the ex...
by mydmax
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Diesel Tech
Topic: Turbo Timer
Replies: 9
Views: 10361

Re: Turbo Timer

Ausibits The Dmax has oil cooling and also water cooling as part of it's normal operation. This provides a fair rate of cooling to lengthen turbo life and prevent the oil becoming carbonized. Unless you drive at high speed and under full heat loading and then suddenly stop and turn off the engine, t...
by mydmax
Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Electrical Stuff
Topic: dual batteries
Replies: 227
Views: 171339

Re: dual batteries

Tink The size of the wire to the ciggy plug will have no bearing on the voltage reading there unless you are drawing heavy current though it. A voltmeter effectively just reads the volts and so doesn't demand any current. therefore the voltage at the plug , read on the voltmeter, will be indicative ...
by mydmax
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Diesel Tech
Topic: Ever revved it past 4000?
Replies: 17
Views: 15265

Re: Ever revved it past 4000?

Danno
When the pistons come through the bonnet, that always initiates a reduction in revs and the rpm will drop quite sharply once it happens. Sort of self limiting feature.
by mydmax
Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Electrical Stuff
Topic: dual batteries
Replies: 227
Views: 171339

Re: dual batteries

Tink
Why should he be getting 14.7v to 14.8v out of the alternator?
I admit I haven't measured a new model but usually any normal alternator should be around 14.2 -4 V.
If higher, it will help with any voltage loss over distance while charging though.
by mydmax
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Diesel Tech
Topic: I must be seeing things
Replies: 2
Views: 3560

Re: I must be seeing things

Wheellathe The LHS is always the left hand side, it doesn't change unless you are a woman or a panel beater. Not quite sure what you are seeing on the LHS of the engine. At the front behind the cam chain area is the high pressure pump and it delivers pressurizes fuel to the Common rail. The rail doe...
by mydmax
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Scooby,
Replies: 6
Views: 7032

Re: Hi from Scooby,

G'day Scooby
Good to see you here, I see you have the Fuel filter fitted, so all good for the touring.
Sounds like the trip went well.
Cheers
mydmax
by mydmax
Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Diesel Tech
Topic: Ever revved it past 4000?
Replies: 17
Views: 15265

Re: Ever revved it past 4000?

The injection system doesn't have a mechanical governor so it has to be electronic if there. The piston size/cylinder capacity is 750cc. A4.2L Toyota cyl is 700cc and isn't made to rev either. By comparison a 3 litre 6cyl Nissan petrol engine is 500cc and a 2l 4 cyl is also 500cc. Since a diesel has...