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SWB commercial 3.0 euro 2 in Fife, Scotland


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 19:58    Post subject: SWB commercial 3.0 euro 2 in Fife, Scotland Reply with quote

Hi, just to say I think I'll be on here quite regularly going forward as I've put a trooper that was off the road for 6 years back on the road and will be using it as a daily driver.

So without going into too much personal detail I'm an old land Rover owner and was taken to the fact I could learn to maintain my own vehicle. Fast forward around 5 years and I had to take it off the road pending body off welding work. So as a stop gap, and after seeing isuzu abused beyond belief and carrying on in central Africa a few months ago I bought one within 3 days of arriving back in Scotland.

Of course it had to be a non-runner with as many repairs needed as I could find for as little money as I could, to force me to learn the vehicle in as much detail as I could as quickly as I could.

So fast forward to now and I've welded inner and outer sills, the rear of the body, checked fluid levels in the diffs, transfer and gearbox, and new 5 30 manual with new filters all round including the second oil one.

Its steering box has been replaced as the bottom seal was torn where the drop arm is

, it's had 4 lightly used 7.5 16 tyres that I liked from the land Rover as they are great in snow and mud, are sturdy, have improved fuel efficiency due to contact with the road being less and less drag through the air. Put on with a henchman bead breaker and tyre levers and balanced using easybalance powder used on trucks about 100 gram per tyre. † †

It came as a non runner and needed a tps so that's been fitted and setup very crudely at .5v using needle probed through the rear boot on the connector using a 4 quid multimeter.


The fuel filter primer head sucked down because someone made a mistake in the past. Upon dropping the tank it became clear the return pipe was being used as the pickup pipe. Blew the lines out with the compressor, cleaned out tank by cutting the top off and welding it back together. Put a bag over primer head and cable tied it to rule out drawing air through the diaphram.

Burnt out the starter motor trying to prime the fuel so got one from Dan that was spot on good condition used. What a tight job that was to get back on! The nut right up into the bulkhead thankfully gripped itself and allowed the bolt to be tightened up, though to get it threaded was luck using one hand. †Took it off by putting hands through the inner arch liner, but had the undertrays off for putting it back on and up top had the steering fluid, fuel filter and ecu all moved to the front of the engine bay.

Rear propshaft rearmost Uj had a collapsed cup that had dug into the prop itself so got a used one off internet for 37 quid and it arrived with useable ujs and no wear in slide. Trooper shafts are built well. Greased loads so all old grease pushed past seals.

No idea how go grease the front prop ujs as the grease nipple is not on the cups.

Brake discs look ok so put a full set of pads front and rear.

Nearside rear shock had burst so got a set and spend 6 hours trying to get it off. The drivers side hasn't been put on yet, thus. †In the end ground off the exhaust bolts, took it off its rubber hanger, and grinded off the top bolt of shock. Put a normal bolt in for now until find the right one somewhere when the shops open again.

All the electrics work, much to my surprise. Again. Not used to this type of build quality...land Rover etc


Then it went In for the mot and failed on more welding, one dust boot, and emissions.

Dust boot was sorted using stixall as it was a clean cut. Welding was done. Very tricky to weld left handed upside down on the floor but it got done.

For the emissions I gave it a good run for about an hour on redex pro mot and dpf cleaner from asda and put a tank of BP ultimate in before the test but after the run at 3000 rpm and 4000rpm up steep hills.

The emissions I'm told should be 1.55 but the trooper was 2.04 on the first mot and at the retest after running the cleaners in the fuel it was up to 2.40, so worse than before. I did also change the TPS from .3v to .5.


Immediately called an experienced trooper man and followed the advice that it's probably oil burning at that emission level so flush intercooler with petrol and block the vacuum to egr. I also took egg off to make sure the plunger was sliding and was out fully and satisfied it seated on because clean metal lines all around the circle bits.


So now I'm in the process of fault finding the emissions issue. It does not smoke at all visibly from exhaust when start in the morning or after taking it for a run at full temperature, but after leaving to idle during the mot or in the drive there's grey smoke clouds on revving.

Some advisories on mot such as front drivers wheel bearing, rear drivers shock holding rusted.
Also an advisory  mild play in steering wheel so took the shroud off and saw the alignment pin had play but the bottom bolt from dash toward steering wheel was missing so put one in luckily had the right pitch and length.
Have not touched the shock or bearing yet though.

It has become quite frustrating but I'm that invested now in time and interest and pure stupid persistence I must get to the bottom of it and get it through its test.


If you have read this far and have been nodding your head the you know I'm in the right place.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

unless your mot's are different to ours then troopers are either 0.7 or 0.88 if they have the emissions sticker and if the sticker has just happened to fall off then they get the default limit which due to their age is the old limit levels of 3.5

grey smoke is fuel so could be either a bad injector copper washer or a dripping injector or even an injector coded in wrong
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Eithan

Thanks for your reply

I didn't know about the emissions sticker. Right enough it's under the bonnet on the bulkhead on silver material showing 0.88

Stripped all injectors out still attached to the pressure rail and there's not been any blowby past the copper washers.

All injectors are 43 but I have no history of the vehicle regarding if coded in right.

Gearstick flaps at idle so dripping injector idea you have looks worth testing.

When looking down the injector sleeves at the piston tops number 1,2 and 4 look as if wd40 was sprayed on top meaning there's a shine to the layer of black carbon., and number 3 looks shiny and more wet. It could be some oil spilt when removing the rail and injectors together on number 3, though.

So the next step seems to be sourcing someone that is competent and willing to test the injectors fully now the are off the vehicle.

I went to a well established injector tester and conditioner cowdenbeath only to be shown the door.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Send them to me we can pressure test the internal seal and check the electronics
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because when the dealer is no longer good enough there's still old mill motors....

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http://www.oldmillmotorswitney.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/OldMillMotors?fref=ts
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be arriving today. Really chuffed to come across such camaraderie on here. Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 18:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

arrived this afternoon i'll try and test them tomorrow
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because when the dealer is no longer good enough there's still old mill motors....

old mill motors oxfordshires independent isuzu specialists.
http://www.oldmillmotorswitney.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/OldMillMotors?fref=ts
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