On Thursday evening we finally got the van running again. We put the engine back in and carefully retraced the steps that we had religiously recorded while removing the engine. When we were ready to try and turn the engine over, I took one last look under the hood and saw an electrical connection that hadn’t been rejoined. … Read More →
Actually started to dismantle the engine today.
I recorded all of these steps as I was doing the work … I want something that tells me where everything goes back.
Started by pulling following items out of the engine bay:
intercooler with hoses and clamps,
air filter with hose and clamp,
Took following off of front of van:
bull board (3 … Read More →
Spent the day on wednesday trying to figure out how to pull the engine. This is pretty technical … I am recording it more so that I have a plan on how to proceed with pulling the engine out of the van than with the expectation that anybody will read this … unless you’ve seized … Read More →
I think the engine in the Delica van is seized.
Long story short did an oil change on the Delica a few days before we were to leave on our next planned road trip. Obviously was not paying attention … the gasket from the old filter did not come off with the filter … it stayed … Read More →
Just thought I would update how the van is doing on waste vegetable oil …
It has been about three months since we have completed the WVO conversion, and an educated guess would say that we have gone about 10,000 km on WVO since then. Most of this mileage (8000km) was done on our cross country … Read More →
Since leaving Darfield on December 16th we have been SO busy! It is now January 10th and we are in Orlando and I’m just finding time to think about posting. Part of it was the novelty of being on a true “vacation” again and not wanting to do much else. Another part of our slowness … Read More →