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Old 15th February 2011, 06:06 AM
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That Forry is a true beast Djulpan....much fun will be had!

Do you still have your previous Forry as well as this one?
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Old 15th February 2011, 07:05 AM
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Thanks for all the nice noises folks. Will answer a coupla questions...

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Looks like a heap of fun. Its really an amazing car. I so want to do the same to mine

Does it have LSD's of any sort or still the same standard open diffs?
original diffs as far as I know.

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That Forry is a true beast Djulpan....much fun will be had!

Do you still have your previous Forry as well as this one?
Yes, still have my original forry and its for sale:

http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread...4381#post24381

Next step with the blue forry is Thurs morning I'm going to suspension city to decide which bushes get replaced. Will probably be all of em on the front end. Stay tuned.

vehicle has to be ready fro Nullarbor trip around 20 March.
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Old 16th February 2011, 01:59 AM
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Congrats on the purchase Djulpan. Great to see it already getting a workout.

Please keep us updated on your progress and travels with this unique vehicle.
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Old 17th February 2011, 06:34 PM
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The vehicle had some knocking noises in the front end, particularly off road.

I assumed it was control arm bushes etc.

Took it to Suspension City North Melbourne yesterday: those blokes are excellent (thanks Barry for putting me on to them).

$80 later, and the sway bar link bushes were replaced, and the front end is nice and tight.

The blokes were very complimentary of how well the lift has been done, and said that there is very little stress on the suspension and steering components.

Newxt stop is TruTrack for a wheel alignment. This was suggested by Suspension City. They are reportedly expensive, but very very good.
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Old 19th February 2011, 08:42 AM
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Did you have any issues getting RWC & Reg with the H6 motor?
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I doubt it. From the photos I remember seeing, the conversion was done very professionaly and no doubt has engineering certs.

Anyhoo, I'm happy for Scott. He can rest knowing that his mechanical baby is in loving hands.
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Old 21st February 2011, 05:02 AM
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Did you have any issues getting RWC & Reg with the H6 motor?
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I doubt it. From the photos I remember seeing, the conversion was done very professionaly and no doubt has engineering certs.

Anyhoo, I'm happy for Scott. He can rest knowing that his mechanical baby is in loving hands.
Absolutely correct. SKT originally registered it, and he didn't report having any stress. I had no problems registering it in Victoria.

Ran out of petrol yesterday though, and the petrol light didn't come on! It had worked before, but not this time.

Must fix that, but will be more careful.
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Old 21st February 2011, 03:32 PM
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Ah man..........

As much as it hurts I am stoked you are using him for what he was built to do mate.

The pics of that rocky creek crossing made me miss my little pony the most.
And that vid of Jans. Oh the sound of 3.0 furious angels


Thx for being there DJ
It was hard to do but you made it a whole lot easier being such a decent bloke and true enthusiast.

Time to change the Sig huh.................
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Old 22nd February 2011, 12:15 AM
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Ah man..........

As much as it hurts I am stoked you are using him for what he was built to do mate.

The pics of that rocky creek crossing made me miss my little pony the most.
And that vid of Jans. Oh the sound of 3.0 furious angels


Thx for being there DJ
It was hard to do but you made it a whole lot easier being such a decent bloke and true enthusiast.

Time to change the Sig huh.................
mate, believe me it's being looked after. Aside from the odd post I've made re: mechanics, I have also applied armour all in copious amounts to exterior plastics, given the engine bay a huge dose of RP7, sealed the odd bolt hole in the boot area with grommets from Clark rubber, applied rainX to the windscreen, washed it a couple of times, sprayed the tyres, and a few other things.

Will be applying that adhesive plastic to the headlights as protection over the next few days, and got hold of a cargo barrier off ebay which will be installed in the next week or so. I also have to straighten the sump guard because it's up against one of the headers as a result of the Lerdederg fun and games.

Four weeks til I take it across the Nullarbor, and the list of things to do is getting shorter.

Will be in contact Scott, and will post plenty of pics from the trip.
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Old 23rd February 2011, 06:55 PM
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A "Eureka moment"....

I spoke to Al at AM Auto on the Sunshine Coast about the cooling issues that the vehicle has had, and in the discussion I mentioned that the thermo fans run almost constantly. He said this was probably worse than them not running enough, as the motor needs to run at something approaching 100 celsius to be operating at peak efficiency. This is consistent with what I have read on other forums about the EZ30R.

I know that of late, since I cut the holes in the underside of the bullbar, (see the 7th pic in the first post in thsi thread) that the cooling has improved, and the engine temp was sitting around 85 degrees most of the time.

So, I plugged the laptop into the ECU, found the auxilliary inputs on the ECU directory tree, and found the engine fan control. I opened that, and it brought up a dialogue box which showed that the fan was coming on at 80 degrees, and shtting down at 3 degrees cooler than that.

Changed the values to 97 degrees and 5 degrees cooler, and hey presto: it comes on at 97 degrees and shuts down at 92 degrees!!

This is a huge breakthrough for me, because usually I am **** at this sort of thing,. but the ECU laptop interface makes this easy. The idea of having on borad diagnostics at all times is fantastic.

next step: to see if I can understand the valve technology well enough to have two engine settings: I'd like to have an economy setting for situations where fuel is precious, as well as the standard setting.
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