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Re:isuzu 1.5td 4ec1 engine conversion

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23 Jan 2020 12:34 - 23 Jan 2020 12:57 #217593 by Jefferies
Just found an old thread on a subject that i've been thinking about for a while........converting to permanent 4wd. What seems to be an obvious choice would be the landrover LT230 transfer case. I'd be interested to know if anybody else has done/attempted this or even just done any investigating into the possibility.

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25 Jan 2020 22:23 #217692 by stimpy
Glad to see you are still on it!! Closer than you've ever been!

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04 Feb 2020 16:35 #218046 by Jefferies
I'd like to fit a bigger battery for obvious reasons and i've seen various people claiming that a bigger battery will physically fit on the standard jimny battery tray but can anybody prove it with a picture? I don't like the idea of a battery in the back as there is nowhere 'out of the way' to put it, so i'd like to keep it under the bonnet if poss.

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06 Jun 2020 17:15 #223317 by Jefferies
The engine is in and running!!!

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06 Jun 2020 17:47 #223319 by Lambert
Excellent news. So what is it like to drive, bet it feels unstoppable?

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07 Jun 2020 08:23 #223330 by Jefferies
Ah, i never actually said it was driveable lol

I've just got the clutch hydraulics to bleed up and give the brakes an overhaul then should be good to go..........to an MOT and find out all the things that are wrong with it! One of them being king pins and rust in the rear of the body

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07 Jun 2020 09:50 #223337 by Lambert
Ah, a work in progress. Good luck with the mot!

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08 Jun 2020 10:17 #223370 by Jefferies
I actually did manage to drive it around my place yesterday, felt great! The gearing has turned out spot on. Only issue at the moment is the clutch is dragging when pressed down fully, which got me very worried that my CSC spacer wasn't the right thickness and that i might have to take the engine out.....AGAIN!. Thanks to Autodoc tho i managed to work out that the Astra clutch master cylinder i've used is a lot smaller than the Omega one that would have matched the slave cylinder i'm using (the Omega one has a 44% larger piston area). Therefore if i convert the master cylinder to one with a 19mm bore it should hopefully cure the problem

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08 Jun 2020 12:48 #223371 by Lambert
I have heard of similar problems when people fit big brakes but don't match them with the master cylinder.

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08 Jun 2020 17:24 #223376 by Busta
Have you thought any further about the permanent 4wd idea? I was thinking about this recently and decided that a viscous coupling on the front prop would be the way to go. You're looking at around £500 for a reconditioned Freelander viscous coupling, then it's a case of making some brackets to mount it forward of the transfer case and getting the front prop shortened accordingly. But much less work than a full transfer swap.

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11 Jun 2020 20:41 #223509 by Jefferies
I haven't but i like the idea of the viscous coupling. I took one of my front hub covers off the other day as i was always under the impression that the vacuum system was required not only to engage the hubs but also to keep them engaged. To my amazement i found that this isn't the case, and the vacuum is only there for the initial engagement/disengagement. So as far as i can tell if the hubs are in the locked position they will stay there (as i've removed the vacuum system).

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11 Jun 2020 20:51 #223511 by mlines

Jefferies wrote: I haven't but i like the idea of the viscous coupling. I took one of my front hub covers off the other day as i was always under the impression that the vacuum system was required not only to engage the hubs but also to keep them engaged. To my amazement i found that this isn't the case, and the vacuum is only there for the initial engagement/disengagement. So as far as i can tell if the hubs are in the locked position they will stay there (as i've removed the vacuum system).

They are held by magnetism. The vacuum is just used to move them.

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