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Waldamar, I suppose you would have pressure cleaned the intercooler to purge the old oil is that correct. If so then you would have to have purchesed a new one. Yes we drained it and thought we had rid the old oil but would not have pressure cleaned it. We could have flushed it I suppose but any dick can make good calls in hindsight.
 

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I note that the 'I don't care' comment made by me has drawn some intendedcriticism and so it should if I used it inappropriately. Please read it in the context it was written in as it is so easy for small minds to take it as if it was inteneded literatley in all applications.
 

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Well.................... apart from his Avatar and obviuos attitude I found Vincents posts rather interesting..................... until I read that he'd refitted an uncleaned intercooler from an engine he knew to be totally knackered to a brand new engine and then was surprised it smoked! Not the expert after all!
Hey Waldamar, do you actually know what an intercooler does. I don't think you do otherwise you would not have added such a stupid remark... until I read he'd re-fitted an uncleaned intercooleretc.etc. Remember I said early in the piece I will receive a whole lot of flack from pompous as*****s who just like to seem important to their on-line peers, you ate one of them. You pretend you do but you are too self focused. If you are going to attempt ridicule then please do some research first hey.
 

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Hello again Vincent good to have you back could there be be any chance of another story please the ones you have posted i have enjoyed reading very expensive mistakes i learnt something about snorkles but can you get socks or a pre filter for the intake or as some have done turn the intake round 180 ok i realise the damage was done before the kids spent their pocket money but what has been done to protect the new power plant apart from Toyota airfilter
 
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Waldamar, I suppose you would have pressure cleaned the intercooler to purge the old oil is that correct. If so then you would have to have purchesed a new one. Yes we drained it and thought we had rid the old oil but would not have pressure cleaned it. We could have flushed it I suppose but any dick can make good calls in hindsight.
No pressure wash, that would be silly, just gentle swish swish swishy with warm water and detergent, repeat, rinse drain and at least you've removed a good amount of the crud - do the same with all connecting hoses etc. Hope this helps - always worked for me,
Kind regards.
 

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Hello again Vincent good to have you back could there be be any chance of another story please the ones you have posted i have enjoyed reading very expensive mistakes i learnt something about snorkles but can you get socks or a pre filter for the intake or as some have done turn the intake round 180 ok i realise the damage was done before the kids spent their pocket money but what has been done to protect the new power plant apart from Toyota airfilter
Hey Steve, Thank you for your kind support.
Steve, I have been a car enthusiast all my life since early teenage years both of fast cars and also Land Cruisers, not excluding Harleys' of course. The LC because I and wife are keen caravaners and the LC is at home doing this job. Having said that I hasten to add that I am not an authority on mechanics but can apply what I do know with logic, not as advice but as experiences and opinion.

Personally, I would not worry too much about socks for the snorkel, a pre-filter or turning 180 degrees because unless you are part of an off-road road train in thick dust and not leading the convoy, the snorkel will deliver air as clean as the environment you are driving in. Please have a look at the pics I posted above. Unless you are driving doughnuts your car wont, in all probability, breathe the dust as your snorkel will be ahead of it. If you are travelling with others in dust conditions then either go first or let them get far enough ahead that the dust settles. I would be careful about turning the snorkel 180 degrees as this condition would create a vacuum behind the snorkel which would in turn starve the engine of much needed air. Also bear in mind that this is the reason you have an air filter and if driving regularly in dust/harsh conditions then change the air filter frequently. Always make sure that the filter a genuine Toyota product and that it is seated properly on the filter housing where the rubber gasket is and even smear grease on the rubber surround as this helps create a seal.

Re: what have we done to protect the kids power plant: Answer: Don't underestimate Toyota, their design Techs do generally know what they are doing and have done a good job with their latest air filters. If the car is driven sensibly they will not have a worry for 500K or so.

Hope you can gleam something from this reply.
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No pressure wash, that would be silly, just gentle swish swish swishy with warm water and detergent, repeat, rinse drain and at least you've removed a good amount of the crud - do the same with all connecting hoses etc. Hope this helps - always worked for me,
Kind regards.

Thank you for a courteous response Waldamar.

Answering you, you need to understand the predicament we were in and what I had written i.e.. that neither me or my mechanic mate had ever pulled a V8 Toyota diesel out of a late model car before, especially one that had an intercooler sitting atop the engine. The exercise was quite daunting especially when you have a daughter and son-in-law placing total trust in you and you not being quite sure of your own capabilities.

The Intercooler was not supposed to have oil in it as its function is to cool air. We saw some oil deposits around the Intercooler and assumed that most of it came from an adjacent after market catch can which under the then extreme conditions of the engine, had doused the engine bay with oil. So we did what we thought was proper and we, after pulling the motor apart, stood the intercooler in a position where it could expel any breathed oil. We had no idea that so much was breathed into the radiator like fins. When the engine was completed and installed it was passing the oil through the combustion system and burning it. It could not do any damage but in the early stages we did not know what was causing the smoke. Once we had established that it was old oil and coming from Intercooler burning it out of the system was a safe option and it only took few kilometres to burn out.

Hope this clarifies.
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No pressure wash, that would be silly, just gentle swish swish swishy with warm water and detergent, repeat, rinse drain and at least you've removed a good amount of the crud - do the same with all connecting hoses etc. Hope this helps - always worked for me,
Kind regards.

Also Waldamar, NO to water in the intercooler. Remember that the air that the engine is breathing is going directly through the both common rails in a V8 and into the ports then to the combustion chamber. If water was present damage could be caused to the fuel system or at the very least stop the motor in its tracks until completely removed.
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Also Waldamar, NO to water in the intercooler. Remember that the air that the engine is breathing is going directly through the both common rails in a V8 and into the ports then to the combustion chamber. If water was present damage could be caused to the fuel system or at the very least stop the motor in its tracks until completely removed.
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Forgot to add - dry intercooler BEFORE refitting [the Missus' hairdryer perfect!]
 

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Surely there's plenty of smoke from all those candles Clive

Not a single candle Nick, and not even an alcoholic drink (I’m in a “dry” hotel in Asia) so celebrations have to wait till the weekend :lol:

Sorry, threadjack over...
 

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Well I have read a lot on here and yes there are some good guys but on the other hand there are some twats so lets hear about all and see who is who. more fun don't you think.


Good to know there are some twats here, never knew that.

Takes one to know one, eh?

Why do you even bother to join this forum? Have you ever actually met or spoken by phone a forum member...how is that auto gearbox doing btw? Where despite a good number forum members trying their best, all you did was ignore their well intentioned advice.

Just FYI there is a another land cruiser forum you can join in the UK, would be perfect for you.

Another question is your husband called Simon by any chance?
 

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And just as i thought we had run out of chairs to throw on the fire Mussy could i point you in the direction of What to do if please read it ta steve
 

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And just as i thought we had run out of chairs to throw on the fire Mussy could i point you in the direction of What to do if please read it ta steve

We ran out of chairs to burn by about post 5 on this thread, We are already at beds and chest of drawers....I just object to people, quite frankly actually trolls coming on the forum and name calling,

I am not a specialist by any means on my cars but owning them has given me experience that I have been more than willing to share, in a civilised manner. Despite living abroad, I have been to UK and Africa with fellow forum members. Forum members who I have never met have been welcomed to my residences and others when they were in trouble in the countries I could help them in times of need I did.

Now what the cheese has this to with anything? Behaviour and respect, members who join and then start to mouth off, can go to hell in my view. This is not the first time nor the last, good thing I know is this forum and the core (that does not mean special or privileged) shall hold this together.

Name calling and the quite frankly disgusting tone by some forum members on this thread has led me to this post.

Mike drop.........
 

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Good to know there are some twats here, never knew that.

Takes one to know one, eh?

Why do you even bother to join this forum? Have you ever actually met or spoken by phone a forum member...how is that auto gearbox doing btw? Where despite a good number forum members trying their best, all you did was ignore their well intentioned advice.

Just FYI there is a another land cruiser forum you can join in the UK, would be perfect for you.

Another question is your husband called Simon by any chance?
1 to 2.. I thought it would be helpful from landcruiser owners not back biting finger pointing "mines better, that's over priced" and some haven't even got one. I have got my cruiser fixed but not from ANY information from this site. From a guy who knows a great amount about land cruisers. Tell me more about this other site.
 

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"1 to 2."

No clue what you mean by this nor do I or anybody I think cares either


"I thought it would be helpful from landcruiser owners."

It is extremely helpful, just you chose not to embrace the good intentions of others forum members.

"not back biting finger pointing "mines better, that's over priced""

That's discussion and what some members want to do.

"and some haven't even got one."

So what, there is no prerequisite to being part of this forum by being a Land cruiser owner

" I have got my cruiser fixed but not from ANY information from this site. From a guy who knows a great amount about land cruisers."

great, that's good news then why not share this information with on the forum and help others

"Tell me more about this other site"

Google it , It ain't that hard to find


Last point. You never did answer the question if you have actually met or talked to a fellow forum member, I take it you didn't then.....

Say hi to Simon
 
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