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About john cooper

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    Auckland, New Zealand

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    Toyota
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    Landcruiser
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    1KD-FTV
  • Future Plans
    Go for a 70 series Cruiser or Landy 110

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  1. john cooper

    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV : 2013-2015

    Thank you for your reply kush. We are not into Honda so CRV is not an option. We looked at the RAV4 hybrid (Launched month ago in NZ) that model uses the same engine as the camry and it's overpriced too. Outlander only had a few facelifts but the price is attractive and we get 5 years warranty regards, JC
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    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV : 2013-2015

    Hi all, I am really sorry to take an old thread again! My wife thinking of changing the Camry Hybrid to a Outlander PHEV and i would like to see your experience with that since it's new to NZ but i am sure it is not that new to Sri Lanka. Camry gave us "0" issues for the last 3 years and it has done 150k now. Please share your experience with Outlander PHEV about the reliability, things we should aware, any tips or tricks regards, JC
  3. john cooper

    Tools for DIY of Vehicles

    When you do DIY safety is 1st as I haven't noticed anything related to safety above list. - Disposable rubber gloves - Safety glasses - Some plasters or FirstAid box - fire extinguisher (Better be prepared) My favorites: - Cordless impact wrench (love it) - Mini cordless drill - Laptop or a IPAD with internet (without youtube video to explain how we all lost) especially when I removed the 4JG2 alternator sure I looked at the same video 15 times. Most important, "beer" Hope you like my list or at least the last on the list :-)
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    SUV's : Old vs New (Montero-Montero Sport--Land Cruiser)

    Mine is a B/N purchased here in NZ just before Toyota planted the 1GD engine. mine has done high k's (close to 200k) but full-service history. I am the 2nd owner prior to me this use to be a company car done long runs (about 40k annual) This was fitted with a catch can when I bought (stop clogging EGR and manifold) I have installed the remap kit and I have done about 50k and never missed the beat. DYNO test indicates about 500Nm at 2000rpm and I am happy about that, as per the manufacturer this is safe to push about 550NM but I am ok what I have got. Pre 2012 1KD's having the injector issue which caused some of the engines to fail so advise to change injector seals every 40k. regards, JC
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    SUV's : Old vs New (Montero-Montero Sport--Land Cruiser)

    150 with 5L ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ With the 1KD i have remapped the ECU get power to pull the trailer. unsure which Japanese engineer decided to plant 5L into the 150.
  6. john cooper

    Toyota Gorilla....:)

    Early 2000's that's the only car we could afford to drive as A/L students. 5 of us did a trip to Katharagama and back with RS 1000 diesel (with out A/C) and still little left in the tank. For the 6 years, my mate had no issues except replacing the engine. regards, JC
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    Toyota Gorilla....:)

    This reminds me of a mechanic who said about Isuzu เถœเทเถธเท’เถซเท“ (where he was referring to Isuzu Gemini) regards, JC
  8. john cooper

    Project Moggie - Disassemble Body Parts

    Hello mate, Interesting project! I grow up with them since i was a kid and inherited the 1957 MM convertible which is our family pride. Good to see someone is doing a MM project. PM me the parts you looking, i might be able to shed some light. regards, JC
  9. john cooper

    mini pajero or jimny

    Hello simpleman, It is going to be the Jimny! Reason why, it's 1.3cc where mini pajero 1.1 or 660cc Solid front and rare axle where Pajero with front CV's Jimny, great power to weight ratio. G13A engine is common (Swift, Chev Cruze) so parts are common Body parts easy to source for Jimny compared to Paj mini as the same body style continued for 20 years. Lastly, my personnel guarantee, had few and they like mountain goats when it comes to 4WD Happy hunting, regards, JC.
  10. john cooper

    Good Tyre Brand....!

    Good choice mate! unsure what's wrong with BS's in SL?
  11. john cooper

    Ugliest/ cool car.

    Took the X90 to the beach run and can't complain about the performance with a road tyers. Lots of people were interested in this wired looking ride.๐Ÿ˜
  12. john cooper

    Ugliest/ cool car.

    Plan is to keep this as stock. (wheel set is after market)
  13. john cooper

    Ugliest/ cool car.

    I do agree with you, this is a complete failure for Suzuki, Low range gearbox with road tyres won't go together and a targa top ๐Ÿ˜‚
  14. john cooper

    Ugliest/ cool car.

    Hi all, Thought of sharing this with you guys, I just manage to secure one of the ugliest cars (as per Clarkson) Share the same platform from Vitara and use the same 4WD drive gears. Production ended in 2 years as the sale didn't go well. soon it's going to become a collector's item (my guess), I am going to use this for promotions & beach runs as it's catching lots of eye's (maybe because it's cool, wired looking or ugly) Going to take him to the beach this weekend and going to have some fun.
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    High pressure washing of engine bay ok or not?

    Change the power steering fluid, change coolant and change windscreen washer fluid on regular intervals (when was the last time you change this?) you will get more out of them but still climate play a major role and deteriorate the plastic which you can't avoid. regards JC
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