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  1. peterd


    Thanks for the awesome advice. I made the graph. It took 8 minutes to get from 9 C to 80 C and then just hovered around 77 to 80. The oem temp gauge sits on about 90% at 80c. I just checked it after a freeway run, and it was still at 80C. It looks like I sorted the overheating. I was watching for bubbles. There were no continuous bubbles but maybe 3 'burbs' over ten minutes. Hopefully that's not a bad sign. Years ago when sky blue Datsun stanzas were uncool for a 20 YO, I paid a mechanic a weeks wages to find a non exisitant overheating problem. After he'd replaced everything, and the gauge still read high, he said the gauge must be faulty. Grrr.
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    Thanks guys. That makes sense. It'll be good to see if it's a cooling issue or a gauge issue.
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    I found this on an old thread about the difference between 4k and 5k temp senders. With my motor being a 4k/5k hybrid, maybe my temp is fine and I just have the wrong sender. "When I chucked my 5K into my KE30 I had to swap the senders over. The temp kept reading really high as if it was overheating but it wasn't. There must be a real reason, not cosmetic, as to why Toyota did this."
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    Do the vdo gauges run off the sender I'm using or do they need their own sender? Is there a safe way to stick a thermometer in the coolant when it's hot?
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    So I took the ke35 for a longer drive than usual the other night. On the way home, I sat on 90kmh for about 40 minutes in the pouring rain. Everything seemed fine until I got home and noticed the steam pouring out from the side of the bonnet. The overflow tank was full and bubbling away. The temp gauge was on about 10%, which is where it normally sits. The next morning I checked the coolant level in the radiator and of course it was low. I checked the plugs looking for a clean one, wondering if I'd blown the head gasket. All ok here. I flushed the radiator, changed the thermostat and put a new cap on the radiator. The old cap was really loose when compared to the new one, so I assumed this was the problem. Driving around again, it seems fine, but I haven't had it on the freeeway. The temp gauge was still on 10%. I wondered why the temp gauge never went up when it was bubbling away. So now I've replaced the temp sensor and instead of sitting on 10%, it's now sitting on 90%. Now I don't know if it's actually running hot all the time or if there's nothing to worry about. How can I tell where the temperature is really at? Sorry for the novel. Thanks. 4k/5k head. Trimatic.
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    3k and 4k Vacuum Diagram

    I've read about that. It was a way to trick the cops so you didn't get a defect notice for not having every factory.
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    12V Dashboard Clock - Ke30

    Thanks. I'll have a play but I don't want to wreck it. Someone probably wants it as is anyway. Some parts for these cars are getting pretty hard to find. My ke35 is the late one where the clock is different from this. It works but keeps crap time. One day, I'll put 21st century workings behind the face.
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    12V Dashboard Clock - Ke30

    I have one of these which I don't need but I don't think it's working. When I put 12v to it, the light works but the clock doesn't move. Is there an easy fix for these clocks? (it's the same clock as in Banjo's pic, early ke30)
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    Vacuum advance

    I had a play and it's definatley not working so I swapped it with a ratty one from another distributor I have. Also doesn't work. I've been giving the engine a birthday to try and get rid of the vacuum leaks. It seems to be never ending. Redid the manifold gasket, big improvement. Replaced the vacuum hoses, huge improvement. Almost there but still not happy which is why I was looking at the vacuum advance. Is it possible to buy a new vacuum advance without buying a new distributor, or can they be repaired? Thanks
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    Vacuum advance

    Thanks. I'll have a play with it tonight.
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    Vacuum advance

    Just wondering if sucking on the vacuum advance hose would be enough to test the diaphragm or if I need a vacuum pump? (4k distributor) I'm not getting any movement. Thanks.
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    KE55 Dashmat

    The ke30 and ke35 has two different dashes. The late ones might have the ke55 dash. I received the wrong one originally which they were happy to swap. You can buy them direct from Protectomat in Perth too.
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    Heater hose

    I think Mackay Hoses makes the correct ones.
  14. I just saw an ad for the rare as hens teeth left side ke35 mirror, complete with the rubber gasket on gumtree. Maybe someone is interested. It took me a year to find one of these.
  15. Or Rakuten. Heaps of Japanese shops sell online here.