The OKA`is getting a brand new Chikins.

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Just before Xmas I bought another OKA, unfortunately the turbo let go and the motor self destructed,At the end of the day it was going to be a $15000 rebuild.

So I asked the question how much for a new engine?

We couldn't get a 110 phaser Perkins as per replacement, but we did find a 135 phaser brand new Chinese Perkins for $12750.

It arrives tomorrow, as we pulled the old engine out piece by piece, it will be a challenge to the new one complete.

I will keep you posted.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:54

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:54
Geez...that's bad luck.

Wonder if the previous owner knew this was going to happen? Still no use dwelling on it but repair it and get on with touring!


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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:10

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:10
G/day Willem.

I am quite confident that the previous owner had no idea that this would happen.

I have kept in contact with him, I am having a full report done and will discuss it with him then, I have no hard feelings.

The good thing is it is a brand new engine and 25 more horses YIEEEEEHAAAAA. LOL

Cheers Steve.


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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thoughtfully- Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:58

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:58
25 and then some Steve I would say.

Old engines lose a lot of power, now remember there is a speed limit on them roads up there
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Reply By: ross - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:05

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:05
Would a Toyota diesel fit in there? The 1HZ has 135hp without a turbo.
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:42

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:42
Hi Ross.

I gave a 1hz ( not running ) away last weekend, You would have to change the gearbox and transfer as well.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:20

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:20
Arrr mate what bad luck! I know what it is like to have break downs in business, BUT who rides into town tomorrow? Yes "Sir Lincoln T" and all will come clear. If I can help here in Darwin don't hesitate to call.


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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:47

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:47
Hi Noel.

Thanks for the offer, we have it all out of control, as you know Doug will be here on Thursday. LOL

The engine supplier is hand delivering the engine tomorrow.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:08

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:08
Steve
With all that power you might need one of these,

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Reply By: Member - Malcolm (Townsville) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:30

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:30
Steve

BUUUGGGGEEEERR !!

I think I know how you feel.

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Follow Up By: disco driver - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:22

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:22
Hi Malcolm,
That word (Buuuggggeeeerr) does not apply to OKA's!
It is reserved for Toyota owners use only.
Similarly "BOOM" and "BANG" are restricted to owners of 3litre Nissans.
There are other equally explicit words that should be used when things go pearshaped with vehicles other than Toyota and/or Nissan.

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Us Landrover owners don't need any of these words, (said with tongue firmly in left cheek).
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Follow Up By: Member - Malcolm (Townsville) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 00:54

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 00:54
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LOL - Yeah, but mine is spelt differently ;-)

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Reply By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:40

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:40
Hey Steve, I would keep an eye on Doug T or you are going to wake up one morning with "Nose Art" on all the OKA'S.


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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:22

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:22
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I do believe the new Engine will be a slant 6....
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:44

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:44
Steve, that's a real bummer mate!!! Hope the re-build goes well. Was it an Oka that you drove yourself? Or did you have a driver running it? Just wondering whether it might have been caned a bit......nobody looks after a vehicle as well as the owner himself.

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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:55

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:55
Hi Roachie.

I drove it back myself, It actually went pear shaped driving into Jabiru luckily enough.

There is a brand new engine going in, and the old one will get a top to bottom recon over the next year, This in turn will give me a new motor as a spare for the other one, I have a spare gearbox as well.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Lotzi - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:09

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:09
G'day Steve

Sorry to hear about the motor, I think the only problems I have heard of on engine change is sump clearance to front axle.
Has anyone on the Oka club forum had a similar problem?

That extra 25 hp makes the eyes sparkle a bit eh..

All the best with it

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:30

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:30
Steve
off the subject of the engine..Is there a shop over there that sells antenna cable connections, I think the bloody horses must have tripped on the cable and pulled it out of the connector where it fixes to the dish

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:31

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:31
Dont worry...just found 2 in my trinket box

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Follow Up By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:46

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 23:46
Steve, he's jealous. He has six beautiful grey horses that come around and mow his lawn every day and now you are getting an extra twenty five.
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Reply By: Lotzi - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 23:15

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 23:15
G'day Steve
How did the motor change go, was the vehicle an ex wilderness or oz.
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 09:44

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 09:44
The motor is still in Darwin, as It arrived there yesterday, we were miss informed, anyway the supplier is bringing it out personally on Monday.

That will be the easy bit, getting it in as a whole engine will be the hard part, that is why I will leave it to Dave and Ron to work out, I will be the gopher on that job.LOL

Cheers Steve.

PS I meant to call it a Chirkins. Chinese Perkins.

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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 09:46

Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 at 09:46
PS I would rather not say who I bought it of just yet.

Steve.
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