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by IZU069
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Australia - Events: Past/ Present/ Future
Topic: Gemini Nationals - Anna Bay, NSW Easter 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 9051

Thanks Jonno. I recommend the event to all - I went a few years ago (Kiama).

I wish I had my twincam Florian or GT - I reckon it'd blow everything on the hillclimb (using 5th gear as usual).
by IZU069
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Media Gallery
Topic: Motor week - Retro review '88 Impulse turbo
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Good find! So the 400Nm G200W wasn't powerful enough? You can't get that torque (with a mere exhaust change) from the 4ZC1-t which has the same st'd power (~135HP though the 400Nm G200W retune with st'd pistons is 150HP, but that's irrelevant when you have 400Nm!). The reference to the 'sedan on whi...
by IZU069
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: General Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] HELP! Windshield washer function not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 4737

Great to hear! Or should I say I was right? LOL! Nah - I just covered (almost) all bases, And yo know to keep the old pod? Anything can be repaired - or butchered for spares - though maybe one day someone will want blank pods for Phase 4 dash & EMS modifications. Incidentally, even though the Piazza...
by IZU069
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] HELP! Windshield washer function not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 4737

Better judgement? Now that is showing poor judgement! (LOL - don't you miss the old days when we used to fling ... er, stuff.. at each other? Oh hang on, the flinging stopped and then YOU came along and rewoke contributions.) Alas "better...". The number of times I see stuff - like yours - that blow...
by IZU069
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] HELP! Windshield washer function not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 4737

You lazy poo. Say it yourself!

Jest kidding. I'm having a go at my own (allegedly) verbose replies though I do acknowledge my usual universal information that attempts to educate or resolve related issues.
by IZU069
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] HELP! Windshield washer function not working.
Replies: 8
Views: 4737

Normally washers are simple, eg a +12V connected motor with push-button switch to chassis (GND, earth, 0V ).(Additional washer triggers or extension circuits are simply paralleled to the 0V pb switch.) And then there's the Piazza... Firstly though, I am working from memory and the Almighty piazzaman...
by IZU069
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: [SOLVED] Workshop Manual Question
Replies: 7
Views: 4673

Aside from Chilton's Isuzu Cars and Truck 1981-91 I only have the piazzamanual.pdf which used to be available from this site (for AUD $15?). That covers only the 4ZE1-t with mechanical distributor and Bosch Jetronic based Jap EMS and not the Isuzu I-TEC systems with optical dizzy (which I think was ...
by IZU069
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Small Talk
Topic: Eyeconic's Impulse/Piazza project
Replies: 172
Views: 47766

Ditto. I have - or had - stuff like that for Belletts etc. I remember how happy I was when I found them but more so how surprised I was WHERE I found them. Funny though - these days I don't seem to care. Maybe it's a case of " as long as I have the information (or know it - ie workshop manuals, spar...
by IZU069
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: My black forged Piazza
Replies: 137
Views: 45005

LOL... One thing I always do with a "new" car - change all oils, and lube the speedo cable. Usually flush the brakes too. Mind you my last car was the Wasp some 15 years ago and that was an engine rebuild etc. And I usually rebuild the brakes with any new vehicle. I remember not worrying about a sli...
by IZU069
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: Show room
Topic: My black forged Piazza
Replies: 137
Views: 45005

Eli - what oil were you using in the gearbox?
by IZU069
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Show room
Topic: My black forged Piazza
Replies: 137
Views: 45005

Was it low on oil? My usual solution is to get another box - eg, $90 from Pick A Part. I try to get 0.785 ratio 5ths from early Geminis (and then swap bells for my left side startermotors) and then match clutch centres and output splines to suit. But they are not the stronger steel sandwich plate Pi...
by IZU069
Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: My black forged Piazza
Replies: 137
Views: 45005

I presume you have a much higher than standard compression. 91RON should be good up to 9.5:1 compression. (And that your aren't using the knock sensor.) Otherwise it's a bad ignition curve. (You're using mapped ignition, not the pathetic recalcitrant Dog knows why GMH ordered that mechanical dizzy?)...
by IZU069
Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Show room
Topic: My black forged Piazza
Replies: 137
Views: 45005

I presume you advance the timing when using 98RON? As I recall, that's the only to extract more power using higher octane. (IE - there is no difference in calorific value of low & hi octane, higher octane merely allows higher compression and hence more torque... er, power; or more advances spark for...
by IZU069
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Show room
Topic: My black forged Piazza
Replies: 137
Views: 45005

I didn't think 10W40 was the right engine oil but IPTOC here claim 10W30 or 10W40 mineral (or semi-synth), but they also claim 97RON fuel, AND the 10W rating may be for their colder climate. I thought it used normal GTX etc (20W50) and 91-92 RON - not that I ever got to the stage of reoiling and ref...
by IZU069
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: LSD shimmed, still sucks.
Replies: 44
Views: 26022

The sizes are exactly the same - they do not vary as a function of ratio, that's the function of pitch etc. [Hence why you can''t just swap crowns & pinions (or gearbox gears) willy-nilly, though diff crown and pinions are matched as a pair during manufacture and must be kept as a pair... Or at leas...