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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Snooozy on Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:55 pm

After over six years of waiting I finally fitted some new seatcovers. :)
Had a look at Supafit covers at the 4x4 show a few months back & decided on the denim material.
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very pleased with the quality & fit
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Cowboy Dave on Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:32 pm

Were they hard to put on? They look pretty tight?
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Naff on Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:34 am

I was going to look at them too Snoozy... appreciate some feedback in a couple of months time.. see how they are going.
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Snooozy on Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:12 am

Cowboy Dave wrote:Were they hard to put on? They look pretty tight?

the headrests were tight but the main cover wasn't too bad.

Just ordered a set for the wife's Outlander. She was happy with the colour & fabric of mine.

The denim is much softer & more comfortable than the canvas and being cotton breathes better than many other materials.


Naff wrote:I was going to look at them too Snooozy... appreciate some feedback in a couple of months time.. see how they are going.

I will post up how they are going after a bit of use.
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Snooozy on Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:54 am

Suspension update

Snooozy wrote:The measurements before the fit (this is with non-genuine flares, so may be different to others. also had a full tank of fuel in the LR tank, so was heavy on the left side)

Before------------After-----Difference
FL 509--------------570--------61
FR 525--------------580--------55
RL 540--------------606--------66
RR 566--------------617--------51

Got the tape measure out again today.
A bit over 9 months after fitting, so well & truly settled.

FL ...565 down 5mm
FR ...573 down 7mm
RL ...603 down 3mm
RR ...614 down 3mm
As with previous measurement, it was with a full fuel tank.

very pleased with the results. :)
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby mnbrodie on Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:35 pm

So how do you fill the water tank up? Thanks
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby coughy on Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:00 pm

he clicks his fingers and sqints ???
lol sorry i had to there will be a fill point just snoozy snoozing didnt show u
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby mnbrodie on Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:12 pm

Haha I was waiting for a reply like that :lol:
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Snooozy on Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:50 pm

mnbrodie wrote:So how do you fill the water tank up? Thanks
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That pic was while I was building the tank, before I fitted the plumbing.

The outlet is also the inlet, just hook up the hose & fill till it comes out the breather.

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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby snakesoup on Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:58 pm

how much does she hold??
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Snooozy on Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:18 pm

snakesoup wrote:how much does she hold??

about 16lts usable.

It will last us ( 2 people) about 2 weeks, use it mainly for hand washing.

being an ML I have less room than those with an MN. MN owners should be able to make it a bit bigger, I would guess about 20lt.

Just remember, 20lts is 20kg hanging behind the wheels, so effectively even heavier by time you consider the leverage effect.
This is important when you are counting the kilos for rear axle weight & potential chassis issues.
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby mnbrodie on Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:45 am

Ok thanks for that
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby tacticaltriton on Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:31 pm

Nice work.
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Snooozy on Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:33 pm

As stated in another thread, canopy side window exploded for no real reason yesterday.
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I happened to be about 20mts away & saw it happen. sun directly overhead, temperature in the low 20's. Has been fitted for just under 4 years.

Have another one on order & will replace it next weekend.

This is the first time I have heard of a side window going like this. Just unlucky I guess.
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Snooozy on Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:36 pm

Some time ago I got Mattz's old catalytic converter/dump pipe so I could get a fitting welded in for the EGT gauge I fitted a while ago.

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I finally did the job today after a bit of hesitation when hearing stories of others that broke studs off in the turbo housing.

After a phone call to Mattz to find out a couple of recommendations/tips I got stuck into it.

remove the engine cover, airbox, catch can, jack up the front & remove the RH wheel, sprayed all the necessary bolts/studs with freeze release spray & left it for a while. Removed the short pipe from converter to exhaust. That was the easy stuff done.

The first 2 dump pipe bolts were very tight but came out with some careful persuasion on a long breaker bar.
The top inner nut was not quite so easy but it eventually came loose also.

As always, there is one that will give you trouble & the last nut did not come easily. The only way to get to this one is via the wheel arch after dis-connecting the steering link.

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There is no space for a socket, so a ring spanner was the only option. I didn't have a spanner long enough to get the required force so went to seek help from a mechanic neighbor, he was able to use an extension to get the leverage. Eventually this one came loose also.


To say I was relieved was an understatement, so far nothing broken but a bit of skin.

The re-install went smoothly & by late afternoon I was ready for a test.

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around the streets I could barely break 300deg, so I took it out on the open road to give it some stick. Highest temp I could get was 550deg & that was pushing the motor pretty hard but staying under 100kmh.

While I had the airbox out I also took the opportunity to re adjust the wastegate arm for a bit more boost, now getting about 16-18psi. quite noticeable.

I will see how it goes for a week and note the temperatures, then I will flick the switch & turn the chip back on. I have not run the chip for some time due to not being able to monitor the gas temps. It will be interesting to see if I can go up a tune or two & get a bit more from the trusty 3.2
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby coughy on Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:56 am

good job old snoozy easy as isnt it just take your time.
you havent tried hard enough if you didnt get any claret :lol: :lol: :lol:
he will be interesting what temps you get with the chip back in
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Snooozy on Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:16 am

coughy wrote:good job old snooozy easy as isnt it just take your time.
you havent tried hard enough if you didnt get any claret :lol: :lol: :lol:
he will be interesting what temps you get with the chip back in

easy on the 'old' there coughy. ;)
not over the hill yet :lol:
I'm not fond of pain, so try to avoid spilling claret. only a few scrapes.

It will be nice to have the chip power back, at least I will have peace of mind now I can see what's happening.
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby coughy on Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:31 am

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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby 4wd26 on Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:20 pm

Snooozy wrote:As stated in another thread, canopy side window exploded for no real reason yesterday.
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I happened to be about 20mts away & saw it happen. sun directly overhead, temperature in the low 20's. Has been fitted for just under 4 years.

Have another one on order & will replace it next weekend.

This is the first time I have heard of a side window going like this. Just unlucky I guess.

Mine went in similar circumstances
I had slight pressure on the window, and went through a temp change
Hot day and it started to rain- bang

I replaced with my alloy maxtrax mount

Once you have another window, it is actually pretty easy to change out/ swap around (10min max) but I have never bothered
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby mattz on Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:30 pm

Good to see you installed the cat without any dramas. 8-)
Bummer about the window though. :? :(
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby salt36 on Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:29 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Old Snooozy... Gold !

Nice work mate, I replaced my head gaskets over the holidays and spilt plenty of claret :(
Healing now though 8-)
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Snooozy on Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:02 pm

It's been a while since I have done any upgrades, but

After 92,000km I decided the brakes must be getting low so decided to go all out & get some new discs also.
The OEM have lasted me well. Discs have never been machined either.

After some good reviews by other members I went with DBA slotted 4x4 T2 & Bendix 4x4 pads

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The rears are getting low but I will make them last a bit longer.

Much better pedal feel & braking performance. Already had the braided brake lines fitted so other than the rears in the next few months I should be good for another few years.
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby salt36 on Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:15 pm

They go well, I fitted mine at 90,000 and now at 170,000 something they are nearly due again.
Will be pads only, the discs are still perfect.
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby Snooozy on Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:06 pm

good to hear you are happy.
there was some chat on Facebook saying that they increase pad wear.

Lucky I don't rely on FB too much for accurate information.
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Re: Snooozy's Build

Postby FQCODEL on Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:27 pm

Dont suppose you still have pics of the gearbox breather install?
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