Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted so here’s an update;
Recently replaced all the intake plumbing so I have the snorkel which is 90mm and from there it’s 100mm all the way to the turbo. Also got rid of the Toyota air filter box, which I had modified with larger in & out diameters, and replaced it with a compact inline filter and housing which is good for 600 CFM.
Economy has improved slightly and the engine revs a bit more freely. Recent economy has been around the 18.5 L/100k but now down to 17.6 L/100k.
Recent trip up to the Gold Coast, Burleigh Waters, and across to Moreton island was great and the bus is brilliant for this type of trip easily being able to cruise at 110 where permitted. The only problem was a seized accelerator cable, which happened on Moreton of all places, but managed to get back and got a new cable made the next day. Did get to meet Dave and see the Supertourer in person, what a beast! The vehicle that is! Thanks again Dave for your hospitality and help with the cable saga!
Have been putting up with fluid loss for a while now and decided to fix it before the Christmas break. Leak is from the head gasket near the front driver side, no fluid into the oil, just leaking to atmosphere.
Getting the head off a diesel is a first for me and this one weighs 52kg bare! The head is in for machining, just needs a few thou off to tidy it up and possibly a small valve grind depending on how it measures up. Have also dropped the injectors off to be checked, hopefully a clean is all they need. So now it’s just a case of waiting for parts and machining and putting it all back together.