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  1. Jon Wildsmith

    Trying to start by itself!!

    Tricky to diagnose while it's behaving itself!
  2. Jon Wildsmith

    Trying to start by itself!!

    the switched and coil circuits of the relay are quite separate. I'd forget the power back up the wire theory personally. You said there was power both sides of the relay - which pins did you test and was that with the relay in place or removed? You can often remove the cover on those relays...
  3. Jon Wildsmith

    Trying to start by itself!!

    Did you figure this out?
  4. Jon Wildsmith

    Need to replace engine computer

    Unless the dealer is a bit of an enthusiast or sees a lot of these vehicles then I doubt they will know about the fuse issue. Here's one of the threads about it on ih8mud: https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/my-immobilizer-fix.946305/ I had a problem which in the end did turn out to be a faulty...
  5. Jon Wildsmith

    Comarnic - Romania - 2020

    Thanks Clive. Let me know if there's anything you want bringing from the UK :thumbup:
  6. Jon Wildsmith

    Hi

    Welcome back Steven. Parts of your story sound familiar, sorry to hear those, and I wonder what's going on with that front locker, again!
  7. Jon Wildsmith

    Need to replace engine computer

    Hi Rudie. There's a common fault in the engine bay fuse box on UZJ's, on the fuse to power part of the engine ECU, that can be mis-diagnosed as an ECU fault. The symptoms are that the engine will crank but not start, and on closer inspection you see the security light flashing, indicating that...
  8. Jon Wildsmith

    Comarnic - Romania - 2020

    I'd like a room as well please Clive.
  9. Jon Wildsmith

    Comarnic - Romania - 2020

    I have no idea what my route or itinerary will be yet Clive, just that I have a Chunnel booking to leave these shores on the afternoon of the 13th August and that I'm heading in your direction looking out for interesting places to visit along the way. The rest is a work in progress :cool:
  10. Jon Wildsmith

    Lincomb - Sep 4 - 6 2020

    1) trevor 2) nick 3) Chris (most likely) 4) Steve 5) Andy and Maria 6) Tony 7) Jon 8) James & Lucy 9) Mital & Kalpita 10) Andy 11) Sam 12) Chas 13) Gav and James
  11. Jon Wildsmith

    Comarnic - Romania - 2020

    1. David - maybe, depending on border controls; 2. Jon Wildsmith - Chunnel booked 3. Chas, . . . . . . if I can get a new kidney before September. :laughing: 4. Higgy and Clare...(Subject to Clare missing out on her Teachers Holiday this year) :lol: Just updating my status.
  12. Jon Wildsmith

    LC Series 100 ignition mystery challenge...

    https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/my-immobilizer-fix.946305/
  13. Jon Wildsmith

    Comarnic - Romania - 2020

    it does. Fingers crossed!
  14. Jon Wildsmith

    Comarnic - Romania - 2020

    Thanks Clive, very kind words from you :) I'd really like to make it this year at last - it's been on my wish list since the first time you had visitors!
  15. Jon Wildsmith

    AHC 'OFF' light flashing

    you need to unplug the AHC ECU to turn the light off. It's under the dash, drivers side, tucked up to the left of the steering wheel iirc.
  16. Jon Wildsmith

    Comarnic - Romania - 2020

    Can you put me down as a maybe for now please Clive? I'd love to visit you if we're allowed by then, but I need to check if I can swap some things around to make it happen.
  17. Jon Wildsmith

    Centre diff lock fault not working **now fixed !!**

    Yes, the centre one has to be locked for the rear to be activated, so the switch on the transfer that detects CDL needs to make the circuit. It's usually a reliable system that works well, so if you fix it, it should stay working, well. If you convert to cable / free wheeling hubs etc I think...
  18. Jon Wildsmith

    Wheel bearing, failure, knuckle replacement.

    When the bearings collapse they often start spinning on the spindle and damage it. As Chris said, just because there is visible damage does not mean it has to be replaced. If they worked on it 1k ago it should be their responsibility. Either they reinstalled a bearing that should have been...
  19. Jon Wildsmith

    Meet Odie

    How much time do you spend driving with the window down? :cool:
  20. Jon Wildsmith

    Finding a good 100

    The first picture is drivers side just in front of the rear wheel. 2nd picture is driver side just behind the front wheel. If the second picture is supposed to be showing a repair, that's a body mounting point and I think that'd be a pretty unusual place to need a repair already. The picture...
  21. Jon Wildsmith

    100 series wheel carrier

    I chopped it up to use on the new wheel carrier so there's nothing left really. The top mount makes a great antenna mount!
  22. Jon Wildsmith

    100 series wheel carrier

    It's a good job I don't charge myself or it would have been cheaper to have bought one. Have fun with yours :icon-biggrin:
  23. Jon Wildsmith

    100 series wheel carrier

    I've had this OEM style wheel carrier I modified for a while and finally decided to fit it in preparation for doing some trips this year! I got quite far with installing it and then for some crazy reason decided to challenge myself to make a chassis mounted carrier that worked with the OEM...
  24. Jon Wildsmith

    Real world V8 running costs?

    The last picture in post #19 looks completely rotten to me but we don't know where it is. The fuel tank guard towards the rear looks pretty lumpy with rust and because of its exposed position is a good indication imo of how much salt the vehicle has been exposed to and what you're likely to find...
  25. Jon Wildsmith

    Real world V8 running costs?

    My interpretation of those pictures is that it was undersealed or similar and the rust we see in the pictures is just what's broken through. I suspect there will be a lot more rust visible to the naked eye albeit some is under paint. That's just a best guess though, based on pictures and...
  26. Jon Wildsmith

    Real world V8 running costs?

    Road salt, or if it's from anywhere near the coast then from the air all year round.
  27. Jon Wildsmith

    Real world V8 running costs?

    So rusty in places it's more like a crust than steel. Especially the last picture. Looks like it's seen a lot of salt. Just my thoughts on seeing those pictures. I could be completely wrong.
  28. Jon Wildsmith

    Real world V8 running costs?

    That looks a bit crusty to me. I get between 11mpg in heavy city traffic and 15mpg on a run most of the time. Very occasionally I've seen better, as high as 19mpg, when forced to drive slowly but 14/15 is more realistic if you enjoy driving ;)
  29. Jon Wildsmith

    Front lockers?

    Sounds a lot like ATRAC! What year is your 100?
  30. Jon Wildsmith

    Front lockers?

    Are you sure about diesel 100's getting ATRAC? I've not come across any and was under the impression it's a technical limitation and was never available.
  31. Jon Wildsmith

    Front lockers?

    Petrol 100's from late 1999 *build date* onwards have ATRAC traction control and no rear locker from the factory. Before then and on diesels of any age a rear locker was an option. There are several after market options for adding front and/or rear lockers.
  32. Jon Wildsmith

    Converting a 100 series to 105.

    Trail Tailor is working on producing diy SAS conversion kits https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/trail-tailor-offerings-racks-sliders-control-arms-and-misc.901026/post-12873579
  33. Jon Wildsmith

    Lincomb - May 15 - 17 2020

    1) Trevor 2) nick, punch 3) David, if I'm not away 4) Chris Ooo Arrr. 5) Andy and Maria. 6) Gav and james 7) Steve 8) Andy 9) sam 10) Tony 11) Reinhard 12) Jon
  34. Jon Wildsmith

    Lincomb - Sep 4 - 6 2020

    1) trevor 2) nick 3) Chris (most likely) 4) Steve 5) Andy and Maria 6) Tony 7) Jon
  35. Jon Wildsmith

    Summer Pub Cruiser Chillout 24 - 26 July

    1) Trevor 2) nick 3) Andy and Maria 4) Chas 5) Steve and maybe Henry 6) David 7) Jacob, Emma & Raf 8) Chris and who knows .... 9) Tony l... Toyota 10) Jon
  36. Jon Wildsmith

    V8 LPG install

    I don't have the truck any more to answer but maybe the current owner will chime in @Gav Peter
  37. Jon Wildsmith

    Headlight upgrade

    I experimented with various LED and HID bulbs in my 100 and whilst they were brighter there was quite a lot of light where there shouldn't be. The best compromise I found was using a relay kit and Osram night breaker halogen bulbs which do a decent job. I'll be interested to see what you think...
  38. Jon Wildsmith

    The Adventure Overland Show 28th 29th sept 19

    I'm not going to make it to this after all
  39. Jon Wildsmith

    Lincomb - Oct 12/13th 2019

    1) Trevor 2) Chris 3) Nick 4) Tonylandrover 5. Karl holly and the crew 6. Andy and Maria 7. KB 8. Jon
  40. Jon Wildsmith

    Who had windows tinted ?

    Quite a dark tint from the outside but you can still see out ok ...
  41. Jon Wildsmith

    Who had windows tinted ?

    I went 15% on the back windows as a compromise and think it's a good one. Still quite dark but doesn't cause a visibility problem.
  42. Jon Wildsmith

    Solar panel rewire

    I'm a fan of the Anderson SB50 connectors and that's what I use. Definitely overkill though - the 50 amp rating is @ 600 volts AC or DC!
  43. Jon Wildsmith

    Solar panel rewire

    Yes although personally I've found those style connectors can be a bit fragile for continuous plugging and unplugging as is likely with a solar panel but I might just be too clumsy!
  44. Jon Wildsmith

    Solar panel rewire

    Seems like a simple question but for any given power output the amperage is a function of the voltage (watts / volts = amps) so it depends on what voltage the controller you use converts it to. I'm typically seeing 6.5 to 7.5 amps from my 120 watt panel connected to the solar input of a CTEK.
  45. Jon Wildsmith

    Solar panel rewire

    Quality seems ok Crispin but I haven't had it a week yet so I don't know about longevity.
  46. Jon Wildsmith

    Solar panel rewire

    I wanted to be able to use the solar input of the CTEK dual DC-DC charger with my new folding solar panel but the panel is supplied with it's own controller hard wired that won't switch on until it sees 12v across its output terminals which means it won't work with the CTEK. I'd had a good look...
  47. Jon Wildsmith

    Mid Summer Meet - June & Sept 2019

    1.Trevor 2 Andy and Maria 3.karl Holly lottie and the woof 4.nick (got work Saturday morning) 5. Chris 6. Jon
  48. Jon Wildsmith

    The Adventure Overland Show 28th 29th sept 19

    1. Karl Holly 2. Chris (might be in Hilux) 3. KB 4. Rich and Lynn 5. Nick 6. Jon
  49. Jon Wildsmith

    Re-tap captive nut - a question for the fabricators

    On a 100 series those captive nuts are on an L shaped plate that goes up the side of the chassis and the way the plate is spot welded to the side of the chassis not the bottom means the plate can get twisted and end up at an angle that means you can't get the nuts started. iirc the plate is not...
  50. Jon Wildsmith

    Towbar advice

    Depends on how much lift you have. My current 100 is standard (AHC) height with 33's and I use a small with a hole to spare but I think I put a medium on the previous truck because of the 3" lift.
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