From: who where on
On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 03:49:05 GMT, "Crash Lander" <idont(a)>

>Noddy wrote:
>> If he comes across a van that drives like a Commodore and is pretty
>> cheap then I'd like to know what it is as I'll have one too :)
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Noddy.
>LOL, if I find one that drives like a Commodore, I'll keep my Falcon!

Oooh, that's harsh.
From: Noddy on

"who where" <noone(a)> wrote in message

> Many auto chokes have an adjustable "closed" position by rotating the
> heater element body, but this one doesn't. I've actually toyed with
> putting a stop within the carby throat, but that's tempting fate -
> anything near a carby throat always falls in.

They have a fast idle adjustment screw right down the bottom of the carb
near the flange mounting bolt on the throttle cable side, and it's used to
set the "choke on" cold idle speed. Start the engine from cold, let it run
for ten seconds and then back the screw out to drop the rpm.

> What, a handbag hook ont he dash? Yikes, haven't had one since the
> EH.

Lol :)

In a lot of cases, they work better than most automatic chokes (and
especially Mitsubishi ones). I've fitted a couple on Express vans, and the
easiest place to mount them was poking through the "firewall" below and to
the left of the driver's seat.

> And this si despite having the sh1t thrashed out of the poor little
> engine because it is underpowered.

Not the most powerful thing on the planet, but a sturdy and reliable

My old man was in the building game and he pulled around a "tradie's
trailer" every single day of the week with his. The trailer itself weighed
over a tonne, and the van was usually loaded the the bejesus with supplies
and whatever else he used to haul around and the thing had no real trouble
keeping up with traffic. Hills would often knock it around a bit but it
certainly wasn't "slow" by any stretch.

> Yebbut ... were the sedan engines aussie built? The vans were all
> full import. Seems like every Mitsu 4-pot went to smoke in no time
> except the L300's.

They sure did.

That's an excellent point actually. Every locally made Mitsu engine I ever
reconditioned (and there were many) had base materials that were as soft as
putty, whereas the imported stuff was quite hard and durable. It would
certainly explain why the local 4G63's couldn't hold a ring seal after 75k
km's but the same engine in an imported van would see 300k km's with no
trouble at all.


From: Albm&ctd on
In article <zdpBn.21658$pv.1599(a)>, idont(a)

> anything I need to be looking for?

Something else?

I don't take sides.
It's more fun to insult everyone.