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I'm always busy this time of year with work and family. This weekend I was finally able to spend some time cleaning parts readying for reassembly.
Some covers that had RTV silicone sealant took 4 hours to prep and paint.
I decided to paint the aluminium covers and steal pipes to help prevent the amount of corrosion thats occurred from factory. Since its affectively a new engine I like it to look new too.
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I'm always busy this time of year with work and family. This weekend I was finally able to spend some time cleaning parts readying for reassembly.
Some covers that had RTV silicone sealant took 4 hours to prep and paint.
I decided to paint the aluminium covers and steal pipes to help prevent the amount of corrosion thats occurred from factory. Since its affectively it is a new engine I like it to look new too.
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Nice work mate.

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I decided to remove the turbo compressor housing to clean it when I found baked on sludge from the engine breather.
After cleaning as best I can I found that the compressor housing looked like it had been sand blasted close to the impeller and the leading edge of the blades had also suffered some damage.

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Comp wheel housing cleaned up well, from the pics there doesn't appear to be any contact witness marks between wheel and housing. Can you feel any end float in the shaft?

Thought about an Eclipse?
 

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Comp wheel housing cleaned up well, from the pics there doesn't appear to be any contact witness marks between wheel and housing. Can you feel any end float in the shaft?

Thought about an Eclipse?
No contact marks and no end play at all. I'm going to call Eclipse tomorrow to talk about my options, I'm not really in a position to pay $3k at the moment. I wouldn't consider any other turbo.
 

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After talking to the guys at Eclipse Turbo Systems they convinced me to purchase a new turbo. I also figured that I've gone this far so I bit the bullet and made room in my budget and picked it up this arvo.

Now for some turbo porn, this thing really is a piece of art.

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After talking to the guys at Eclipse Turbo Systems they convinced me to purchase a new turbo. I also figured that I've gone this far so I bit the bullet and made room in my budget and picked it up this arvo.

Now for some turbo porn, this thing really is a piece of art.

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It's a work of art. Peter certainly knows his profession.

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After talking to the guys at Eclipse Turbo Systems they convinced me to purchase a new turbo. I also figured that I've gone this far so I bit the bullet and made room in my budget and picked it up this arvo.

Now for some turbo porn, this thing really is a piece of art.

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It's a work of art. Peter certainly knows his profession.

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I love that it's sitting on the kitchen bench!😊

Good on you Jake. I bet it makes you smile each time you drive it 😉
 

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I love that it's sitting on the kitchen bench!😊

Good on you Jake. I bet it makes you smile each time you drive it 😉
I really can’t wait to get it all going now. I’m also looking forward to see how much better it’ll be towing our large caravan.
 

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If it’s water cooled, don’t do a member did and prime the cooling circuit with oil. Not going to mention his name @62woollybugger .
No I will not do that :oops: . In fact I asked about priming the oil before first start and they assured me there's no need because they are already primed from them calibrating and testing each turbo.
 

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Are you going to fit the head yourself? If you know you are fine but just saying this for those who don't...Be very wary torquing those head bolts and follow all the torque angles for the wrench when doing the final torquing of the bolts. So many mess this up. I have heard of a few that have not done these last steps correct and ended up destroying new heads. This is not an easy job.

A good video here explaining and showing the torque process for those who don't know.
Engine in this vid is Navara but the ZD30 needs the same process.

 

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Are you going to fit the head yourself? If you know you are fine but just saying this for those who don't...Be very wary torquing those head bolts and follow all the torque angles for the wrench when doing the final torquing of the bolts. So many mess this up. I have heard of a few that have not done these last steps correct and ended up destroying new heads. This is not an easy job.

A good video here explaining and showing the torque process for those who don't know.
Engine in this vid is Navara but the ZD30 needs the same process.

Yeah I’ll be following the workshop manual to the letter, I even purchased and angle torque for the job.
 

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Are you going to fit the head yourself? If you know you are fine but just saying this for those who don't...Be very wary torquing those head bolts and follow all the torque angles for the wrench when doing the final torquing of the bolts. So many mess this up. I have heard of a few that have not done these last steps correct and ended up destroying new heads. This is not an easy job.

A good video here explaining and showing the torque process for those who don't know.
Engine in this vid is Navara but the ZD30 needs the same process.

Yes it's similar but if you do that without torquing the 3 bolts on the front of the timing cover you are asking for a coolant leak. Angle gauges remove the guesswork. At this point a 3' long torque wrench is a godsend.


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Yeah I’ll be following the workshop manual to the letter, I even purchased and angle torque for the job.
Pay extra attention to the little oring that sits on the timing cover and gets compressed against the head. I wasted several hours pulling a ZD head back off when I discovered that oring sitting on the IP when I was fitting the injection return line. A smear of grease should hold it in place.

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Yeah i have a spare ZD30 engine here sitting in an 01 Patrol i recently broke for parts but i am tempted to do the head on it as the engine is 100percent and they are making very good money here to re-sell as they are getting rare now so i am doing my homework before the job and am going to round up any of the extra tools needed to do the job too. I also must get the head tested because the one that came off it don't look too bad.

I believe putting the head on in the vehicle is a tougher job and a two man job to lift it on and sit it properly on the dowel pins also the gasket on the front lower portion of the timing case (Inner) is a real pain as the head needs to reseal on this really carefully as not to damage it and as Skeg says there that O ring too needs to be watched.
Even when i took the head off myself on that 01 model it was quite a tricky job to remove it on my own.

At least Jake here has the engine out so that's going to make the job of fitting the head a lot easier!!
 

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Yeah i have a spare ZD30 engine here sitting in an 01 Patrol i recently broke for parts but i am tempted to do the head on it as the engine is 100percent and they are making very good money here to re-sell as they are getting rare now so i am doing my homework before the job and am going to round up any of the extra tools needed to do the job too. I also must get the head tested because the one that came off it don't look too bad.

I believe putting the head on in the vehicle is a tougher job and a two man job to lift it on and sit it properly on the dowel pins also the gasket on the front lower portion of the timing case (Inner) is a real pain as the head needs to reseal on this really carefully as not to damage it and as Skeg says there that O ring too needs to be watched.
Even when i took the head off myself on that 01 model it was quite a tricky job to remove it on my own.

At least Jake here has the engine out so that's going to make the job of fitting the head a lot easier!!
I stick the metal gasket on the timing cover on with Permatex Form-A-Gasket aviation cement. Best way to hold the bastard inplace whilst positioning the head on the dowels.
And yes. Lifting the head onto the block is hard work on your own. Expecially when you also have brush bars like I do.
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