Owning A "Fort": My Pre-Owned First Gen Toyota Fortuner


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This seems to the same engine which my beast had. It was a 3.0L unit tuned to about 171 BHP. Top mounted Intercooler. Good job there putting up a guide.
Have you found this engine to be pretty loud and boomy? There is a certain boom when crossing 1800 RPM.
Back then i found it Louder than my Safari 3.0L and so to speak Safari was having "Truck engine"
Thank you bhvm! I like to keep self learning and this also becomes more when others interested can learn too .
I love the sound of the D4D and on start up until the engine temperature is attained,the sound is noticable after which it settles down to a steady state of pureusic to my ears
I can listen to the idle all day long and on empty roads I prefer driving with windows down to listen to the engine sound .call me crazy :)
I haven't particularly heard the boom past 1800 rpm as you specified I shall observe more keenly now that you have pointed it .
I found the tdi of the vw and skoda to be more noisier as my neighbour has the car.He even compared and said that he couldn't even hear my Fortuner kept idling while his skoda would make itself heard with the clatter
 
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continuing with the study of the engine parts .
The plastic shield over the top mounted Inter-cooler has been removed to reveal the following parts.
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Wheels -off detail:
was able to do a long time pending "wheels-off" detailing on TANTOR.
Both the front wheels were removed for this detailing.
Its good to get the suspension components,brake components ,steering rack end and boots and the axles cleaned to identify damage or deterioration of parts if any.
The cleaning of the road grime ,oil and grease does take time and use of good quality degreasers can cut short the time taken for this purpose.Alkaline cleaners are also useful for very strong greases and brake dust removal.
An assortment of brushes with varying length of bristles and sizes are very important to get a thorough clean up in the nooks and crannies and around plugs.
I used my Ingco impact wrench to zip off the bolts effortlessly.
First pressure washed under arch and components and then started to clean using chemicals in spray bottle.I used bilt hamber surfex HD diluted 20 ml in 1 litre and wavex APC degreaser diluted 50 ml in 1 liter .
I washed from top to bottom thereby avoiding repeat cleaning as the dirt moves down with cleaning .
I used bilberry wheel cleaner 20 ml in 100 ml water on the brake caliper to break down the brake dust and got excellent results.
The wheels were are treated to wheel cleaner and then washed off with auto shampoo and dried .
The central wheel jewel and even the lug nuts were fully degreased and refitted.
A thin layer of copper anti-seize was used on the hub surface where the alloy contacted to prevent corrosion.
Here are few pics from the detailing .
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