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    Default The good son - The Colt 2.8 NA Journey

    Been trolling this forum for a while, first interest was when I wanted to solve my dad's 4M40 2002 engine and transplant with Lexus motor. Became clear that one would need to get a good surgeon, and it was clear that they are as rare as hen's teeth.

    The original donkey motor is running again - donkey because it's NA, thus contemplating slapping the 2.8 TDi motor in there.
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    Default Re: The good son

    Your post is a little confusing.

    What engine is fitted currently? Because the 4m40 is not NA.
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    Oh yes, and welcome to the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    Your post is a little confusing.

    What engine is fitted currently? Because the 4m40 is not NA.
    Currently still running the 4M40 N/A. Wanted to originally install a Lexus, but it's clear I need a very reputable transplanter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hloni View Post
    Currently still running the 4M40 N/A. Wanted to originally install a Lexus, but it's clear I need a very reputable transplanter.
    Are you saying the 4m40 came out in a normal aspirated version as well

    In what vehicles were those fitted if indeed?
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    Default Re: The good son

    The colt had the 2.8D engine as well as the 2.8Tdi. Not sure about the engine codes.

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...-for-Colt-2-8D
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_4M4_engine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdust View Post
    The colt had the 2.8D engine as well as the 2.8Tdi. Not sure about the engine codes.

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...-for-Colt-2-8D
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_4M4_engine
    Amazing, I never knew this. Thanks.
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    Default Re: The good son

    Wrong thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdust View Post
    The colt had the 2.8D engine as well as the 2.8Tdi. Not sure about the engine codes.

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...-for-Colt-2-8D
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_4M4_engine
    I still fail to understand why they made the 4x4 N/A. It's a real donkey at 71kw
    Will need to investigate the work and feasibility of transplanting a TDi into the ol' man's ass.
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    Thought to update this thread rather than start new thread.

    Still tinkering with the ol' man's 4x4. Starter been sticking a bit and not turning the flywheel, so decided to remove and check what was happening inside. Bit of OCD I suppose, so stripped and cleaned her. Will check the brushes in the morning once everything is nicely dried up.
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    Will wait until after lockdown to try source the perished rubber seal (although I don't think I'll search high and low, just at BMC).
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    Drove both for many kms. The Tdi is a major improvement performance and especially fuel consumption. 8.0 to 8.5 km/L with n/a, 10.0 km/L easy with Tdi. Would be a no-brainer in my opinion. Got some workshop manuals if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Pete View Post
    Drove both for many kms. The Tdi is a major improvement performance and especially fuel consumption. 8.0 to 8.5 km/L with n/a, 10.0 km/L easy with Tdi. Would be a no-brainer in my opinion. Got some workshop manuals if you want.
    Hey Pete, could do with the manuals as I love tinkering with the old girl.

    I will inbox you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hloni View Post
    Hey Pete, could do with the manuals as I love tinkering with the old girl.

    I will inbox you.
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    The LHS handbrake cable seems to have snapped moons ago as the handbrake hasn't been working on the bakkie - I'd been threatening to open the drums and adjust, but then noticed the broken cable whilst removing the starter. I now need to source a replacement OEM cable or get this remade - suggestions of suppliers in Jo'burg will be highly welcome.

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    Just for the fun of it, decided to slap some PO Red paint on the starter housing. I'm sure it'll improve my fuel economy by 10-15%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky Pete View Post
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    Not seeing your reply PM if you sent one.

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    For cable refurb, try Anropa cables on Heidelberg Rd outgoing just after going under the M2, on left hand side, just before the first traffic light.

    Otherwise you can try Vee's Pipes in Von Willigh Street in the city centre, one or two blocks south of Anderson Street. On the left, on a corner on the left, going south.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvcoller View Post
    For cable refurb, try Anropa cables on Heidelberg Rd outgoing just after going under the M2, on left hand side, just before the first traffic light.

    Otherwise you can try Vee's Pipes in Von Willigh Street in the city centre, one or two blocks south of Anderson Street. On the left, on a corner on the left, going south.
    These guys all around the corner from my office in Jeppestown, so will swing by them in May.

    Thanks boet.

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    Whilst the sun was shining, thought to pull seats out and scrub them. Would live time reupholster, but let's see what they look like after 2 washes. This was round one. Hopefully you can see difference if before and after, my camera not the greatest.
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    The whole on the driver's seat is driving me bonkers! Off road covers may deal with symptoms

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    Seems like the bendix has had better days. Stripped and assembled the starter, refitted, turn the key, and starter still just spins.
    Will strip and remove bendix and source after lockdown.

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    Stripped the starter again, this time the full monty!! Boy....what a surprise I found when I removed the bendix. Clearly someone made a plan for this farmer bakkie 😯

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    Sourced the correct clutch after the salesman honestly wastes 45 minutes of my time by prioritizing incoming calls even though I was at the counter being served! BRENO PARTS, that's unacceptable to be frank, and neither was the supervisor's attitude. Alas...we are at the mercy at times if suppliers due to scarcity of certain parts locally.

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