Darkie has been to the Doctor's

Today marked the day that Darkie had a trip to the Doctor's to get his drinking and smoking problem fixed. He has only just cracked 108 000kms.

His fuel economy was shocking, averaging 16-18 L/100km and had a cloud of black sooty smoke to go with it.

The diagnosis was that the injectors were not atomising the fuel and the pressures were low. The reconditioned injectors should be done by lunch time tomorrow and he should be right for a test run on Saturday to see if the economy has improved and that he has given up smoking.

If that fails I think the IP will need some work done on it :(


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Reply By: Ross H (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:08

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:08
you wont know yourself.......just image the embarrassment on that snails face when you overtake him.....hahahahah

108 000km for injector maybe you should have brought a 3lt Nissan ROFLMAO

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:18

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:18
Your baby Bandag had better watch out Darkie will be setting a new land speed record soon LOL

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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:59

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:59
Hahaha yeh right... I think it is all smoke and morrors.But more smoke than anything... LOL


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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:06

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:06
I think yours will "Croak" it before Darkie does ;)


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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:39

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:39
hhmmmmm........should put in a comment :-)))
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 08:17

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 08:17
Mark,

They having a competition to see who comes last?
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Reply By: Madfisher - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:14

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:14
Good to see your getting on top of Darkies drinking problem. Hopefully he will soon be as economical as my v6 Jack LOL.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:19

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:19
Pete,

You will need to get the Jack to the Pyrenees this year and we'll do a comparo LOL


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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:29

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:29
Kev, Don't like the sound of that at those Kms!, The landrover has done 220,000ks no smoke, 10l/100ks, the thought of touching injectors dosen't. exist, Now after flapping my chops about that somethings going to happen!!....lol


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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:33

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:33
Axle,

Before I had it it was only a city driven vehicle so it probably had short runs etc.

When I win the lotto on Tuesday I'll be trading Darkie for a Dual Cab 200 series for SWMBO and a Dual Cab 4 door Troopy for me LOL

If I don't win then Darkie will be here till I win it haha


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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:31

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:31
Geez Kev

Darkie is drinking and smoking at such a young age, what only 6 years old, could it be the shock of having his rear end altered, or is it just a phase he is going through, lets hope they won't have to work on his head.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:35

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:35
I am hoping that it is only minor growing pains and he has learnt his lesson LOL

Next on the list of "To Do" items is to replace all water hoses, thermastat and water pump before the trip west next year for the Wiluna Gathering. OH and replace those crappy Cooper ST's ;)


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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:10

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:10
Sir Kev, Our 80 series is going better than it ever did since the injectors were done, the pump checked and the valve clearances done. All that on top of the aftermarket turbo and exhaust. Now done 230000kms and really pulling well with good consumption to boot at about 14 l/100 kms.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 06:49

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 06:49
Ian,


I have been suggesting that the valves need doing (well at least checking) but they are confident that it is just the injectors.

If the symptoms are not cured with just the injectors and fuel filter done then the IP and Valves are next to be done.


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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:48

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:48
Sounds like Darkie takes after his owner........

Drinks too much then has bad, excess gas from rear end......... hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 23:47

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 23:47
Bill,
I've been told his owner has excess gas from both ends!

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 06:47

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 06:47
OI


I resemble that remark.........


We shall see if it is true in ST George shall we??


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Follow Up By: Toadkeeper Jo aka Qlder Jo - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 07:46

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 07:46
Hahahaha Good one Bill!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Rockape - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 08:30

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 08:30
Kev,
Darkie is lucky only having cosmetic surgery.

One of our poor new V8 engines at work suffered lack of cooling water and suffered heat stroke. Flying doc came in but nothing could be done to revive it.

Verdict from the Doc!! If it was a Qld engine it would be still going, he believed it came from NSW and had a weak ticker.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 08:32

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 08:32
That was probably a pink motor if was from NSW hahaha


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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 17:33

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 17:33
I have just picked Darkie up from the Doc's and can report he has given up smoking, the flat spot is gone. I'll have to do a run to check the fuel economy over the weekend.

So watch out Ross, He is out to get you LOL


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