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by RadioRay
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Help
Topic: Diesel modification and MOT
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Diesel modification and MOT

Hi all long time since I've loged on, I have the opportunity to get all the bits to do a diesel conversation on my truck. What I need to know is what hoops will I need to go through to get through MOT and Taxed it on completion.

Radio Ray
by RadioRay
Thu May 24, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Technical Help
Topic: Vit no spark
Replies: 27
Views: 8349

Re: Vit no spark

Have you checked that the main relay is feeding power to ecu and immobilizer, it's located under the dashboard between steering column and inner wing.
by RadioRay
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Vitara / Grand Vitara / X-90
Topic: Second alternator and battery for winch
Replies: 5
Views: 4175

Re: Second alternator and battery for winch

Hi nacho001, when I tried to mount my alternator in the way you show I couldn't get the belt to tension properly.
by RadioRay
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Vitara / Grand Vitara / X-90
Topic: New Exhaust gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 4369

Re: New Exhaust gasket

I had problems finding one for my 1998 Vitara, I tried all the normally factors, finally got mine from 279 Basingstoke Rd, Reading RG2 0JA, 0118 987 5592 if they won't post, I could get one and post it to you.

Raymond
by RadioRay
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Vitara / Grand Vitara / X-90
Topic: Second alternator and battery for winch
Replies: 5
Views: 4175

Re: Second alternator and battery for winch

If it's the thread I read then the install was never completed, I did try it but could not get the drive belt to tension. So i started from scratch. I ended up mounting a bracket on the side of the engine useing two convenient taped holes. I also had to do some work with the steering pump pipes,
by RadioRay
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Vitara / Grand Vitara / X-90
Topic: Second alternator and battery for winch
Replies: 5
Views: 4175

Second alternator and battery for winch

Finally managed to make the brackets for second alternator, I found that mounting it on the power steering pump didn't tension the belt. Took several attempts to find the wright bracket design.
by RadioRay
Wed May 10, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Events
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Events

Depending on where the event is I would like to join in
by RadioRay
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Vitara / Grand Vitara / X-90
Topic: Vitara rear drop bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 5049

Re: Vitara rear drop bracket

Thanks for the diagram, I checked my stock of steel off cuts but no luck so I'll order a block tonight. I did try Google for dimensions but found nothing.

Looks like a simple machining task, luckily I have a reasonable well equipped work shop.

Thanks to all
by RadioRay
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Vitara / Grand Vitara / X-90
Topic: Vitara rear drop bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 5049

Re: Vitara rear drop bracket

Only 1 1/2 in shock reposition brackets, Astra rear spings. Front 1/2 in shock spaces and GV springs.
by RadioRay
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Vitara / Grand Vitara / X-90
Topic: Vitara rear drop bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 5049

Vitara rear drop bracket

I was thinking of making a rear diff drop bracket.
Has anyone got the measurements of the bracket.

Thanks Raymond
by RadioRay
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Vitara / Grand Vitara / X-90
Topic: Air filter
Replies: 2
Views: 3924

Air filter

Hi what do people use on there Vitara if they want to use a in line air filter between signal point injection and snorkel ? I need to relocate the are filter so I can fit a second battery for my winch.
by RadioRay
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are there any active members out there
Replies: 14
Views: 5950

Are there any active members out there

Where has every one gone. I keep on checking to see if there is any new posts. I know that I haven't had much to say on here. I have only been off roading and some pay & play sites for just over a year not much interest in 4x4 in my area, so have had little to contribute. Now that I have got some li...
by RadioRay
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vitara engine swap?
Replies: 8
Views: 5381

Re: Vitara engine swap?

Looks like I'll be trying to source a good 1.9 VW , have seen that someone has put a Vauxhall engine in a Vitara will start going around breakers and seeing what's available
by RadioRay
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vitara engine swap?
Replies: 8
Views: 5381

Vitara engine swap?

Hi all, Just about to get my truck through yet another MOT after sourcing some replacement tryes, still need a replacement transfer box cross member. Just thinking about the next road tax and started thinking again about fitting a VAG diesel engine. I had a look at 1400 series of engine's they look ...
by RadioRay
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Help
Topic: Tyre patterns
Replies: 1
Views: 4107

Tyre patterns

Hi all, haven't yet found any good used tyres for my truck, but my local tyre fitter has some almost new Cooper Discoverer AT3 109T All Terrain 235/75R15 with a tread pattern that looks more like normally road tyres, my current tyres are camac 195R15 with a treed pattern similar to BF Goodrich and K...