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  1. It's been a but hectic, but the engine is out and...

    It's been a but hectic, but the engine is out and the long block has been pretty much stripped of all needed parts. All I need now is time to put it back together again.

    In the mean time, around...
  2. and so it starts, bonnet off 80696 also...

    and so it starts, bonnet off

    80696

    also took off the roof rack, tent and awning, front bar, winch and cradle, headlights and the plastics bits off the front and drained the radiator fluid (I...
  3. The Wildlife Transport GQ Wagon - Continual Project of pain and frustration :-D

    OK, so here I go.

    I have a 1989 GQ Wagon TB42S AUTO. What I wanted was a TD42, manual, shorty but the Mrs picked her new truck first and ended purchasing a Triton as it is nicer, less rough and...
  4. Ok, so the Mazda is back so the engine swap (and...

    Ok, so the Mazda is back so the engine swap (and other works) is about to start.

    I will start a new thread on my work/progress in case I do something this has not been done before (unlikely), but...
  5. Who knows where the power to the TCU comes from? I am stuck with no power to the TCU

    I am stumped at the moment. My TCU has no power to the red (with grey band) power that comes into pin 28.

    I know this because I just installed a Wholesale Automatic lock up converter kit and when...
  6. Done, kept forgetting to get this done. Better...

    Done, kept forgetting to get this done. Better late than never I hope..
  7. 1989 GQ Patrol Wagon back and rear seats - FREE

    Does anyone want the middle seats (folds in 2 sections) and the rear folding seat from my GQ Patrol Wagon?

    I have removed them to make my rescue/transport vehicle for wildlife and desperately need...
  8. That's great. I rigged up something similar for...

    That's great. I rigged up something similar for mine (with the rooftop tent) from the old gear I had from the kayaks.....then I realised that I can't fit the patrol in the garage with the tent...
  9. Still waiting for my patrol to come back, spoke...

    Still waiting for my patrol to come back, spoke to shop and the gearbox should be going in on Friday.....should be.

    I am away from today till Sunday night, so hopefully, I can pick it up Monday...
  10. Hey All, sorry for the delays between updates. ...

    Hey All, sorry for the delays between updates.

    It has been hectic here, TAFE exams, practical assessments and many long days of surgery work to be done....

    But, the Patrol is in the workshop...
  11. My son is an 3rd year apprentice mechanic and...

    My son is an 3rd year apprentice mechanic and offered to come help with the rebuild if I wanted to do it myself, and to be honest I would love to do it myself but I have no time at the moment. Paying...
  12. Holly Sniper EFI - anyone put one on a TB42 Auto?

    Been looking at things and came across this:
    ...
  13. Went and spoke to a mechanic that I trust today,...

    Went and spoke to a mechanic that I trust today, ended up at a local specialist gearbox/transmission that he trusts.

    Booked in next Wednesday for bench test and quote.

    0-TJ-0 - it's a daily...
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    I think I posted in here when I first joined, but...

    I think I posted in here when I first joined, but things have changes onver the last few years.

    Now I work as a Wildlife Nurse, Rehabilitator and educator.

    I work as an emergency surgical nurse...
  15. What to do - GQ Auto not working - looking for internet advice

    Hey Guys,

    Looking for some internet advice here :-D

    my 1989 GQ TB42 wagon just blew the automatic transmission. Works fine in 1 and 2 but has no drive in 3 (and won't go into 4 obviously).

    I...
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    Thanks Mudnut, I'll check the diaphragm on...

    Thanks Mudnut, I'll check the diaphragm on Thursday when I get time. I'll have to find some time to take the carby off to check the float level though...oh well.

    Going for a highway run today so I...
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    TB42S idle issues

    This is slowly doing my head in, I have a 1989 GQ with the good old TB42 carburetor engine. It has around 250,000 km on it.

    A month or two ago it rusted out the top of the centre muffler/resonator...
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    Not sure how it would with a locked centre...

    Not sure how it would with a locked centre diff/transfer case but my Subaru Liberty GT came with front and rear LSD differentials as well a selectable centre diff from 70/30 to 50/50 LSD action.
    ...
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    Sticky: grrrrr, was heading off later today for a final...

    grrrrr, was heading off later today for a final inspection and to make an offer on a property (100 acres with house and lots (and lots) of sheds) when I see it come up on Realestate.com with a real...
  20. 2 wiring looms on front of GQ next to headlights

    Hey Guys,

    Does anyone know what the two (one on each side) wiring looms and connectors are for on a 1989 GQ Patrol TB42 are for?

    The are located on the inside of the headlights between the...
  21. Apparently swearing at the engine does wonders,...

    Apparently swearing at the engine does wonders, the knock has quietened right down and is really only there when cold...kind of weird really.

    Looking for a decent 2nd engine that I can afford, in...
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    I 'work' as a volunteer Wildlife Carer, serve on...

    I 'work' as a volunteer Wildlife Carer, serve on the management committee, act as their education officer and their technology manager.

    Currently I have 8 wombats in care, 7 Eastern Grey Kangaroos...
  23. Hey Dybo, is is running standard petrol carby. I...

    Hey Dybo, is is running standard petrol carby. I can't see any evidence of a LPG being installed so I don't know what the previous owner was thinking.

    I did a compression test, all cylinders were...
  24. Compression test done, less than 1/2 the standard...

    Compression test done, less than 1/2 the standard and about 120 kPa below the minimum. At least they are all the same (115 PSI) across the board.

    Still need to do a oil pressure test, and a...
  25. How much advance is too much --- like 20 Degrees?

    Silly questions, but i jest checked the timing on my TB42S and found the timing set at 20 degrees.....it is supposed to be 9-11 (lets call it 10).

    It has been this way for a few 1000 km, since we...
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