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Post by kinny63 on Thu May 29, 2014 1:31 pm

Hi my name is Carol, just got a 1996 daihatsu hijet campervan,with a diesel knock it has been in the garage for repair now for three weeks getting fed-up waiting .

Carol.

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Thu May 29, 2014 1:36 pm

Welcome to the forum Smile

There seem to be quite a few people come on here with diesel problems unfortunatley.

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Post by Logi on Thu May 29, 2014 2:39 pm

Welcome along, most folk arrive here with problems. But hey, you had the courtesy to post an intro so let is hear yer woes Wink

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Post by Guest on Fri May 30, 2014 12:07 am

Sounds like its 20 days since you should have changed your garage Carol. Where in the country are you? Maybe a Forum member near to you.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri May 30, 2014 12:31 am

kinny63 wrote:Hi my name is Carol, just got a 1996 daihatsu hijet campervan,with a diesel knock it has been in the garage for repair now for three weeks getting fed-up waiting .

Carol.

Those diesel engines are a waste of space!

Welcome to the forum Smile

Pitty the fool that takes one apart, they are a very specialist engine, and require special knowledge and equipment to set up.

If you are looking for capable person, speak to people who fix JCB's and plant equipment - those lombardini FOCS engines are found in plant equipment.

Good luck,

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Post by kinny63 on Fri May 30, 2014 12:45 am

woody wrote:Sounds like its 20 days since you should have changed your garage Carol. Where in the country are you? Maybe a Forum member near to you.
Hi woody thanks for your comment i live in Warrington Cheshire.

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Post by kinny63 on Fri May 30, 2014 12:56 am

HighlyJetted wrote:
kinny63 wrote:Hi my name is Carol, just got a 1996 daihatsu hijet campervan,with a diesel knock it has been in the garage for repair now for three weeks getting fed-up waiting .

Carol.

Those diesel engines are a waste of space!

Welcome to the forum Smile

Pitty the fool that takes one apart, they are a very specialist engine, and require special knowledge and equipment to set up.

If you are looking for capable person, speak to people who fix JCB's and plant equipment - those lombardini FOCS engines are found in plant equipment.

Good luck,

Matt

Thank you i will do that, but the garage mechanic is so-pose to be a diesel fitter .
Carol.

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Post by scotia on Fri May 30, 2014 7:57 am

welcome

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri May 30, 2014 8:30 am

Those Lombardini FOCS are a totally weird setup which 90% of even the most experienced diesel mechanics won't have seen before.

I think they call them Unit Injectors, they are common with CAT/Catapillar digger engines, a cam operates the injectors, which has rockers that need setting up to control the plunge and timing - which you need the fuel measuring tool for that engine. Then they have free floating cam pullies I believe with no marking on sitting on a tapered shaft which need setting up with special knowledge and tools.

Then getting parts for them is a total arse! Makes petrol hijets look like a walk in the park.

If you want to stay into hijets for the long haul - buy a 1.3 petrol!

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fuel injectors,

Post by kinny63 on Fri May 30, 2014 11:34 am

HighlyJetted wrote:Those Lombardini FOCS are a totally weird setup which 90% of even the most experienced diesel mechanics won't have seen before.

I think they call them Unit Injectors, they are common with CAT/Catapillar digger engines, a cam operates the injectors, which has rockers that need setting up to control the plunge and timing - which you need the fuel measuring tool for that engine. Then they have free floating cam pullies I believe with no marking on sitting on a tapered shaft which need setting up with special knowledge and tools.

Then getting parts for them is a total arse! Makes petrol hijets look like a walk in the park.

If you want to stay into hijets for the long haul - buy a 1.3 petrol!

Thank for your comments ,can you change the diesel and put a 1.3 petrol into my hijet ? i do love my little camper

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri May 30, 2014 11:25 pm

It would be easier to put the "camper" into another hijet!

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Sat May 31, 2014 6:52 am

Thats a good idea HJ, that way you would have a newer truck all over, all the suspension, brakes, steering etc  Smile 

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Post by kinny63 on Sat May 31, 2014 9:57 am

HighlyJetted wrote:It would be easier to put the "camper" into another hijet!

That sound a good idea but the hijet truck bodywork on my campervan is in good condition,and after looking at a lot on the internet they don't look as good , so you do think that it can be done, but it won't be easy. thank you.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat May 31, 2014 10:48 am

Yes you can do it, but you need to swap...

Wiring loom
Ecu
Fuel system
Engine
Gearbox
Propshaft

That's the easy bit!

Then you need to modify the chassis because where the engine mounting frame bolts to the chassis, the holes and captive bolts are in a different place on the chassis. So some how you need to re engineer the mounting holes.


What sort of Hijet is it? Pickup or Van?

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Post by kinny63 on Sat May 31, 2014 12:41 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:Yes you can do it, but you need to swap...

Wiring loom
Ecu
Fuel system
Engine
Gearbox
Propshaft

That's the easy bit!

Then you need to modify the chassis because where the engine mounting frame bolts to the chassis, the holes and captive bolts are in a different place on the chassis. So some how you need to re engineer the mounting holes.


What sort of Hijet is it? Pickup or Van?

Thank you, its a pickup. See what you mean by saying easier to but into another Hijet.
What about a Honda Diesel engine do you think that may fit into my daihatsu.

Carol. many thanks for your advice i take it all on board.



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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat May 31, 2014 3:32 pm

The most cost effective route - excluding fixing/swapping the engine you have, would be to put the camper body onto another pickup.

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Post by Logi on Sat May 31, 2014 6:11 pm

Or find a good plant fitter with knowledge of your engine?

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Post by kinny63 on Sat May 31, 2014 10:39 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:The most cost effective route - excluding fixing/swapping the engine you have, would be to put the camper body onto another pickup.

Thank you i have started to think about going down that route.

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Post by kinny63 on Sat May 31, 2014 10:41 pm

Logi wrote:Or find a good plant fitter with knowledge of your engine?

Thanks for your advice i will try that.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:18 pm

What make of Camper Van is it Carol. If its a Romahome then its simple. Put it on another Hi-Jet. The hard part is paying for another one though. 
If its not a Romahome on a PICKUP then I am intrigued to know just what it is.

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Post by kinny63 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:04 am

woody wrote:What make of Camper Van is it Carol. If its a Romahome then its simple. Put it on another Hi-Jet. The hard part is paying for another one though. 
If its not a Romahome on a PICKUP then I am intrigued to know just what it is.

Thank you it is a Romahome on a PICKUP,and you are right the hard part would be paying for another one.

Carol.

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Post by kinny63 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:26 pm

I am thinking of putting my romahome onto another hi-jet but finding it hard to find one that i can afford, do you know if this would fit on a suzuki truck if all else fails.

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Post by Logi on Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:59 pm

As nobody has asked, what's actually wrong with the Hijet that it's in the garage?

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camper is coming back

Post by kinny63 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:25 am

Logi wrote:As nobody has asked, what's actually wrong with the Hijet that it's in the garage?

The garage can't fix my campervan coming back same way has it went on a vehicle transporter.
don't know what to do next. except look for another hijet truck to change the pod, can any body help.

Thank you Carol.

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Post by Logi on Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:03 pm

Yeah, but what's actually wrong with it?

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Post by kinny63 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:37 pm

Logi wrote:Yeah, but what's actually wrong with it?

Been told that its the fuel injectors.thanks for asking.

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camper into another hijet

Post by kinny63 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:55 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:It would be easier to put the "camper" into another hijet!

What about the D V L A, do you need to let them know if you put " camper " into another hijet.

Thanks Carol.
PS not very good at this.


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