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v8 landcruiser manual and Li jumpstarter

Post by Stingray on Tue 27 Jun 2017, 9:05 pm

You may be interested in these… (and by the way I have no affiliation with either the products or companies)

Have you got a vdj v8 diesel workmate or 200 series? Ever try to find basic things on the motor - like the starter motor for example? Its not where you would expect!

Up until now the only option was to buy a workshop manual on DVD for big bucks. Well finally there's a printed manual just come out and it arrived the other day. It's not a 'proper' workshop manual - it's a Haynes but its great - probably 500 pages based on complete teardown and re-build. Covers petrol and diesel 76 to 200 series 2007-2016. The print quality of the pics is poor but its a lot better than nothing. Bought it online for about $45 delivered.

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I also bought a 1000 amp jumpstarter. I was pretty dubious. It stated that it was 1000 amp, had an 18 Ahr Li battery, it even had a small air compressor and phone leads etc. with it! And it is in a little hard case. But it was only $149. Obviously too good to be true. Anyway I took a punt and bought one.  

I took the leads off the battery on my old man's 6.5 L chevy diesel and hooked this thing up to the leads.  The motor was cold but this thing had enough grunt to turn it over like a big battery would and it started immediately. We were all very surprised. The little compressor is great for pumping up bike tyres etc. I even put a couple of pounds into a wheel and it managed that OK. I bought another for my old man and his mate who was with us at the time and suitably blown away. I have no idea about quality etc but mine works a treat and is excellent value. In fact if you are electrically savvy you might even be able to make a GPX battery out of one? I'd be keen to hear from anyone who tries it.

In getting the link to post here I see they have gone up a bit in price.

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Re: v8 landcruiser manual and Li jumpstarter

Post by Bignuggs on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 1:42 pm

Just had a look at the jump starter, looks a good bit of gear to have. One thing I have noticed with kits, is the battery will only take so many chargers before it is stuffed.
do you know how long this one will last ?

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Post by Stingray on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 9:05 pm

Can't help you there Cliff - hopefully I don't need to use it enough to wear it out! Good to know its there though.

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