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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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Re: v8 landcruiser manual and Li jumpstarter

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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Post by Vivace on Tue 12 Sep 2017, 1:45 pm

Thankyou for the info re Haynes Manual, our copy arrived this morning and it appears Haynes have improved a lot over the years. The CD provided by Toyota has always been difficult to navigate and has only got harder with Windows 10. Have kept an old Notebook with XP and an earlier Win Explorer on it to use with the CD, but it is heavy to travel with. Cheers, Joe

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Post by IsmaelJ on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 9:06 am

Bignuggs wrote: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 ?

Cheers
Cliff

Being Lithium the battery will last a while and are quite reliable. I have been using lithium polymer (LiPo) since 2004 and although the 8Ahr is now 6Ahr it still works fine. LiIon batteries won't last as long but still very good. I'm not sure but looking at the pictures I would say it is a LiPo or LiFe battery and are long lasting. You can get the same system off eBay for half the price...

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Re: v8 landcruiser manual and Li jumpstarter

Post by Chiv on Wed 13 Sep 2017, 4:53 pm

I been using lithium jump starter packs for about 5 years now thirst 1 was expensive but now have seen them under $100 on the odd occasion, only ever had one fail and they changed it straight away no questions asked. The 100amp rated one has even started my old roadboss with battery fat as a maggot biggest surprise ever for the day. the only advise I can give on these is keep them fully charged and don't let charge back up through the jumper clips once the machine has started, that killed two of my units, best of all I get quite a few phone charges while out in the bush and the Engle keeps cold for the night with it too.

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