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Old 12-12-2013, 06:08 AM
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Hi All,

This is a long overdue build thread for my D22.

I picked up this D22 from a guy who tried to get it over the pits after purchasing it from a repairable write-off auction. I like to think I got a fairly good deal on it.
The plan was to fix what's on the pits list and head over the pits, easy enough for me - a seasoned Navara repairer after owning a d21 for a little over 2 years. Coinsidently another member now owns this d21 and has done wonders with it
http://www.navara.asia/showthread.php?t=24622

Back to my D22, stock-as-a-rock 1999 DX 4wd dual cab with the super slug Qd3.2 NA diesel motor.



old & new



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Old 12-12-2013, 06:09 AM
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original pits list was seemingly easy enough :
replace centre bearing - easy
adjust suspension - so thats its level - easy case of adjusting torsion bars
fix PS leak - easy, as it did not leak, just needed a good clean
replace broken suspension bolt - this was a horrid job.

the bolt ended up being a lower link spindle bolt. This would not come out at all and I tried everything (lube, big hammer, air hammer, welding nut on it, heating up, etc). Eventually had to cut it + the busing out.
as it had a shiny new bushing on it, i decided to do the other side. This one just slid out and was a really easy job to do….so lesson learnt...lower links will either be super painful and make you want to sell the car, or super easy - completely depending how stuck they are in the bushing.

broken head


the bitch of a thing


The car also would not do cold starts, for two reasons, the battery was shit and the glow plugs had failed. I purchased a new set of glow plugs from ebay, i think they were around $30 deliver & got a big Optima Deep cycle (900cca/deep cycle/d31)..the car now started like it should, quickly and with no hesitation or smoke.

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D22 Dual Cab
Lifted, 235/85/16, Stereo, CB, Turbo'd and Lokka'd
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:09 AM
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Of to the Pits, as it was over 30 days since the last list a full inspection was done (within 30 days they can only look at the items on the previous list-apparently).
came back with : 1 of the bull bar indicators not working, windscreen wiper bushings need replacing and the ball joints need replacing.

was a little annoyed at myself for not doing the ball joints when i had the suspension apart, but anyway, these were a pretty straightforward swap - except for needing a stupidly large socket to get them undone. 55mm or something, i can't remember now.
just bought new windscreen assembly, as it seem’d to be the only way to get the bushing, on the plus side it was a worthwhile swap as it worked so much better afterward.
The indicator bulb was not broken, I could not see any faults with the wiring, however after touching it - it started working again.

back over the pits - a little worried the indicator would play up on me
but all good and the beast was registered.



now it was the exciting time to plan the Mods.
do the easy things first, a new head unit and speakers
A CB unit

then move onto the important stuff :
a 2 inch suspension lift from Zordo.

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D22 Dual Cab
Lifted, 235/85/16, Stereo, CB, Turbo'd and Lokka'd
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:10 AM
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swap to d22 alloys and some 235/85/16’s



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Old 12-12-2013, 06:10 AM
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A ebay special snorkel



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Old 12-12-2013, 06:11 AM
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and this is how it sits currently





and this is how you should sit on a hot afternoon



Even beforehand, but now even more so with the larger tyres, the qd is a slow beast.
I have everything I need for the turbo conversion, and thanks to another member on the forums a front Lokka
so stay tuned as i get these installed and tested!
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Old 23-12-2013, 05:07 AM
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Well, after a big week, the turbo is in and it's running.

Still needs some fine tuning with the fuel
however have some more pressing issues to deal with currently.

1) Snaped an exhaust stud. contomlpating getting it removed professionally as i know im s$%t at removing them.



2) leaking oil into the exhaust runner of cyl 1, most likely cause is the valve seal.
http://www.navara.asia/showthread.php?t=25725

So the short of it,
I acquired a full turbo setup from a Nissan terrano.
I bought a 'advance' brand 2.5inch dump from ebay
Bought some Misc joiners and what not.

Everything pretty much bolts on, i found i had to change the oil filter housing to get the oil line working (i couldn't remove the bung on the QD one, maybe its not a bung?)

the dump pipe was made for a 3L turbo d22, and as it turned out it did not fit-up. It fit the turbo fine, but fouled on the diff flange, so it needed to be shortened.
I simply made a cut, flared out the pipe, slid it over and welded it in place.

The exhaust system is currently made up of a 2.5inch dump back to the rear of the gearbox, where i made a connecting joiner to the stock rear section (just over 2inch?)
eventually ill make up a full 2.5inch rear section, but for now this works fine.



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D22 Dual Cab
Lifted, 235/85/16, Stereo, CB, Turbo'd and Lokka'd
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Old 23-12-2013, 05:10 AM
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engine bay setup





its running 8psi currently,
ive only put the fuel screw in about 1/8th, and the EGTS are still pretty cold
so ill do some more fine tuning later.

just hoping to get the two previously mentioned issues sorted first
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D22 Dual Cab
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Cool...
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:45 AM
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Hi Christian and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

The new truck is looking great! The turbo setup looks really good - you should really feel that when you press the loud pedal.

I was given a snorkel for Chrissy - on ebay special as well (but I haven't actually got it yet...) Yours looks sorta similar to the printed pic that was in the Christmas card that said "You'll get it the next time I see you".

Did you have any problems fitting it? Were the instructions in English? How did you make sure that all of the intake was airtight up to the turbo?

That is going to be quite some beast and I look forward to seeing if I can keep up!

Keep doing what you are doing - I really enjoy watching what you are up to.
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:39 AM
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Hi Christian,
Good job with the turbo. You will love it. I have a QD32.
How much was the Zordo kit? That is my next plan.
Also you will need a catch can on the PCV hose.
Alan
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