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PostSubject: camper   Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:24 am

Seems we do not have mutch luck with campers, Mr Frosty are Isuzu camper has a blown head casket.

At least their is one in the country, ordered a thermostat switch, it is on back order.
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PostSubject: Re: camper   Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:08 pm

Opps! So much for the legendary reliability of Japanese motors. End of the day they are machines, and machines don't last for ever. Luck of the draw, as you say, your luck's out right now.

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PostSubject: Re: camper   Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:31 pm

Sorry to hear that is it a easy fix
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PostSubject: Re: camper   Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:19 pm

I hope so going to start soon, one good thing is being able to tilt the cab easie accsess to engine.

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PostSubject: Re: camper   Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:58 am

With a blown head casket I would suggest the undertakers for a new coffin lid.
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PostSubject: Re: camper   Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:45 am

I did not wish to hear that, I was going to get it checked and my be scimed, hope that would be enough.
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PostSubject: Re: camper   Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:12 am

You do seem to be having loads of bad luck with vehicles at the moment mate.
As with most things Kevin do it cheap and quick and you'll do it twice.
Better to take your time save up for bits if needed and get the job done right.

I have found this out the hard way after a lifetime of cutting corners and applying a that will do it attitude to most things only to be let down later by the same issues.
Well that my 2pence worth good luck !

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PostSubject: Re: camper   Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:16 am

Hi well got head off today, head casket looks good, not blown, no water on top of block or pistons, quite a bit of water under rocker cover done some investagation a lot of oil in turbo and pipes, not mutch water in pipes, so I belive it is a broken turbo, found oil in inlet leading to turbo fins.
Motor did used to slow right down going up hill, sometimes down to 2 gear.

Any other concluesions please?
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PostSubject: Re: camper   Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:05 am

If its a watercooled turbo the it can be a split casing, this will let both water and oil into the engine inlet.

To test:

Find the water inlet and outlet, make up a bung for one side to block it, connect the other side to a pressurised source of water with some form of stain in it, drain stain is good. Pressurise the water inlet side to around 15 psi and leave for several minutes at this pressure, any cracks will see the water pressure drop and the drain stain will trace it for you to identify the crack.
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PostSubject: Re: camper   Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:51 pm

Thanks Assassin, will try that.
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PostSubject: Re: camper   Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:48 am

Well had the head presure tested today and it failed, so not good.  Sad 
Will be trying to test the turbo just need to get a garden sprayer to push water through.  clinking teacups 
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PostSubject: Re: camper   Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:00 am

Latest update on Mr Frosty got new head, sorted turbo all back together, took for a run today, need to redo the tapetts.  clinking teacups 
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PostSubject: Re: camper   Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:18 am

Question is - can it now go up hills?

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PostSubject: Re: camper   Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:13 pm

Tom Mc wrote:
Question is - can it now go up hills?

I now drive around them,  Smile 
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