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Post Number:#166  PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:23 pm 
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I have been thinking I need a laser temp gun but have not got around to it, they are not that expensive and can be bought at Home Depot, just have not made the effort.
I also thought maybe the thermostat is stuck and cannot open all the way, but removing it before I actually know the temp is way hot is not a good idea, sometimes them bolts/nuts don't come off without breaking, don't fix it if it's not broke.

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Post Number:#167  PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:58 pm 
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waynosworld wrote:
I have been thinking I need a laser temp gun but have not got around to it, they are not that expensive and can be bought at Home Depot, just have not made the effort.

Currently on sale $20 at Harbor Freight.


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Post Number:#168  PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:34 pm 
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OK, so I bought an infrared thermometer and I tested it on my truck 10 minutes after I shut it down and it showed almost 177 on the top of the radiator tank, the turbocharger exhaust side showed 216.
So where does one point it, do I take the radiator cap off and point it at the water?
Should I point it at the thermostat housing, top, bottom?
I really have never done this before, I tried it on my pool water and it was within 3 degrees of the thermometer in the pool.
I am wondering how one gets an accurate water temp from the outside.

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Post Number:#169  PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:42 pm 
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I did a bunch of stuff the 521KC diesel today, the stuff that you collect parts for but never seem to get around to installing them.
I put all the switches in position on the dash even though they do not function, and I put a good radio delete plate in.
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I also installed my 521 clock, and a few weeks ago I installed a parcel tray.
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I had the window washer plunger in position for years, but I installed the Kangaroo bag and piped it to the newly installed squirter.
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I then installed the diesel pre-filter(strainer).
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I gave it a bath and now am ready for the Blue Lake meet/show tomorrow, the last big Datsun show for all Datsuns this year in the Portland area.

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Post Number:#170  PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:58 pm 
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I drove to Blue Lake and back without a hiccup, it drives great!
I am considering removing the posi/LSD in it, when I go around sharp corners it vibrates because the inside tire is burning out when under load(when giving it the pedal), if I coast around the corner I have no issues, and it rained Sunday on the way over to Blue Lake, the back end got out of control going around the corners several times when I gave it pedal from the roads being oily, it was way nicer without the LSD.
I am on the hunt for a set of H190 3.30 gears.

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