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    St.Jude got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in If Autoshite did wedding cars...   
    Excuse the quality, but I’m now a bit paranoid that my wedding photos aren’t where I thought they were. Took this with my camera as it’s on the staircase…

    Rare photo of the wife who hates all of my cars. 
    We got married in Ireland and the only place that did wedding cars local to where we were getting hitched had a lot of cars, ranging from brand new Jags and Range Rovers through to the standard “Daring Buds of May” era Rolls. Both of us saw the Mk 2 Jags and said we’d have them for the wedding car and they said we’d have the better one.
    I looked at both of them on the wedding day, as Mayo were playing Kerry in the all Ireland semi final so a lot of us were hanging round the cars listening to the radio. I was hard pressed to work out which one was better, as both were well used. Never been restored, neither had been repaired really, the veneers were peeling and the leather was starting to tear. But it wore it all well, the wife wasn’t bothered and she usually is a stickler for this sort of thing (see every car I’ve owned).
    Even that photo, the drivers were a bit anxious to have the photos wrapped up so that they could go and watch the game. This didn’t annoy my wife so much, what annoyed her was me going to the drivers after each photo asking what the score was.
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    St.Jude got a reaction from warch in If Autoshite did wedding cars...   
    Excuse the quality, but I’m now a bit paranoid that my wedding photos aren’t where I thought they were. Took this with my camera as it’s on the staircase…

    Rare photo of the wife who hates all of my cars. 
    We got married in Ireland and the only place that did wedding cars local to where we were getting hitched had a lot of cars, ranging from brand new Jags and Range Rovers through to the standard “Daring Buds of May” era Rolls. Both of us saw the Mk 2 Jags and said we’d have them for the wedding car and they said we’d have the better one.
    I looked at both of them on the wedding day, as Mayo were playing Kerry in the all Ireland semi final so a lot of us were hanging round the cars listening to the radio. I was hard pressed to work out which one was better, as both were well used. Never been restored, neither had been repaired really, the veneers were peeling and the leather was starting to tear. But it wore it all well, the wife wasn’t bothered and she usually is a stickler for this sort of thing (see every car I’ve owned).
    Even that photo, the drivers were a bit anxious to have the photos wrapped up so that they could go and watch the game. This didn’t annoy my wife so much, what annoyed her was me going to the drivers after each photo asking what the score was.
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    St.Jude reacted to High Jetter in If Autoshite did wedding cars...   
    Was this in Mayo perchance? Seems normal to me.
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    St.Jude got a reaction from goosey in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    So here’s what it’s like right now.
    When I filled up Friday, that was at 266.7 miles and just over a quarter tank left. That’s partly down to the injectors but mostly down to the Aussie box of tricks. It’s still set to it’s default and I won’t play with it until I know what the MPG is now. 
    I took it for a mad jaunt today so the boy could sleep, and took it on a mix of roads. The smoke has gone, even revved to 3,000 and nothing was there. So I’m thinking the smoke I did see was just crap being burnt off.
    The car did remind me though that the suspension needs looking at, as after a period of time the suspension got so hard it was bouncing so much it’d give you brain damage. Pulled over on the flat, turned it off for 5 seconds and started it again and it sorted itself out. It’s just sensors on the back causing this though.
    Could really, really do with the air con working though! 
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    St.Jude got a reaction from Popsicle in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    So here’s what it’s like right now.
    When I filled up Friday, that was at 266.7 miles and just over a quarter tank left. That’s partly down to the injectors but mostly down to the Aussie box of tricks. It’s still set to it’s default and I won’t play with it until I know what the MPG is now. 
    I took it for a mad jaunt today so the boy could sleep, and took it on a mix of roads. The smoke has gone, even revved to 3,000 and nothing was there. So I’m thinking the smoke I did see was just crap being burnt off.
    The car did remind me though that the suspension needs looking at, as after a period of time the suspension got so hard it was bouncing so much it’d give you brain damage. Pulled over on the flat, turned it off for 5 seconds and started it again and it sorted itself out. It’s just sensors on the back causing this though.
    Could really, really do with the air con working though! 
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    St.Jude got a reaction from warch in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    So here’s what it’s like right now.
    When I filled up Friday, that was at 266.7 miles and just over a quarter tank left. That’s partly down to the injectors but mostly down to the Aussie box of tricks. It’s still set to it’s default and I won’t play with it until I know what the MPG is now. 
    I took it for a mad jaunt today so the boy could sleep, and took it on a mix of roads. The smoke has gone, even revved to 3,000 and nothing was there. So I’m thinking the smoke I did see was just crap being burnt off.
    The car did remind me though that the suspension needs looking at, as after a period of time the suspension got so hard it was bouncing so much it’d give you brain damage. Pulled over on the flat, turned it off for 5 seconds and started it again and it sorted itself out. It’s just sensors on the back causing this though.
    Could really, really do with the air con working though! 
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    St.Jude reacted to Garythesnail in If Autoshite did wedding cars...   
    Shameless repost from 2019 - that's the bride's sister conducting the repair ....and her dad turning the key.

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    St.Jude got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    So here’s what it’s like right now.
    When I filled up Friday, that was at 266.7 miles and just over a quarter tank left. That’s partly down to the injectors but mostly down to the Aussie box of tricks. It’s still set to it’s default and I won’t play with it until I know what the MPG is now. 
    I took it for a mad jaunt today so the boy could sleep, and took it on a mix of roads. The smoke has gone, even revved to 3,000 and nothing was there. So I’m thinking the smoke I did see was just crap being burnt off.
    The car did remind me though that the suspension needs looking at, as after a period of time the suspension got so hard it was bouncing so much it’d give you brain damage. Pulled over on the flat, turned it off for 5 seconds and started it again and it sorted itself out. It’s just sensors on the back causing this though.
    Could really, really do with the air con working though! 
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    St.Jude reacted to RoverFolkUs in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Wouldn't worry about the smoke, black is "just" unburnt fuel, probably from the magic yellow box. If its only minor then its perfectly normal, pretty much every diesel of an age that I see emits some smoke to a degree. As long as it doesn't start billowing out you'll be 'reet
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    St.Jude reacted to grogee in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    @St.Jude excellent work. Wisps of soot are indicative of perfect* combustion. 
    Seriously though with no DPF, there's bound to be some clag, no? How's the air filter?
    Re-read this thread from two or three weeks ago, you were in Broken Bolt Purgatory. Now look at you 👊
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    St.Jude reacted to RoverFolkUs in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Has sufficient time of satisfactory operation now lapsed to allow me to speak?
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    St.Jude got a reaction from woodbine in Most stupid message while flogging a shiter   
    Sorry, just seen this delight on Gumtree.

    Bare in mind, the adverts all say "£500 is the best price, last price, and only price"
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    St.Jude got a reaction from Popsicle in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Well….
    I’ve done 14 miles, it’s swallowed 51 litres of diesel (so I was getting 24mpg before this work), the car feels more responsive and it gets to 30/40 quicker and stays there at lower revs (probably because of the EGR butterfly removal and Aussie box of magic) - but it is producing whisps of black soot from the back when I rev at 2,000rpm. Starting to feel that’s normal for an old diesel with no DPF?
    What has made it worth it is comfort. I’ve missed this whip. Again, nothing has broken or exploded, whisps of black soot are a fly in my ointment but fuck me it was lovely going to Costa drive through and being eye level with the lovely server.
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    St.Jude got a reaction from AndyIggs in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Well….
    I’ve done 14 miles, it’s swallowed 51 litres of diesel (so I was getting 24mpg before this work), the car feels more responsive and it gets to 30/40 quicker and stays there at lower revs (probably because of the EGR butterfly removal and Aussie box of magic) - but it is producing whisps of black soot from the back when I rev at 2,000rpm. Starting to feel that’s normal for an old diesel with no DPF?
    What has made it worth it is comfort. I’ve missed this whip. Again, nothing has broken or exploded, whisps of black soot are a fly in my ointment but fuck me it was lovely going to Costa drive through and being eye level with the lovely server.
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    St.Jude got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Well….
    I’ve done 14 miles, it’s swallowed 51 litres of diesel (so I was getting 24mpg before this work), the car feels more responsive and it gets to 30/40 quicker and stays there at lower revs (probably because of the EGR butterfly removal and Aussie box of magic) - but it is producing whisps of black soot from the back when I rev at 2,000rpm. Starting to feel that’s normal for an old diesel with no DPF?
    What has made it worth it is comfort. I’ve missed this whip. Again, nothing has broken or exploded, whisps of black soot are a fly in my ointment but fuck me it was lovely going to Costa drive through and being eye level with the lovely server.
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    St.Jude got a reaction from RoverFolkUs in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    For the attention of Mr @Crackers

    crackers4.mp4 Video enough for ya?!
    Barring the fuel clamp which I couldn't get today - left work at 4pm, every dickhead in the country was going my way so my 25 minute commute turned to 45 mins so couldn't make it to Toyota - it all works. Sounds fairly good, I think? 

    That yellow box in the left hand corner is the aussie box of magic, which is set to "factory" standard as I need to re-re-read the instruction manual that I got sent for it. I'll go in to this a bit more when I've figured it out. Eventually I want to fix it to the car properly (as currently it's tied to the loom with cable ties, which is fine as it's only 150g in weight) but not until I know it's configured right etc. 
    Tomorrow I've got the day off, so in the morning I'll be off to Toyota to get the clamp, fit it, then off to Sainsbury's to fill it up to work out what my MPG was before the aussie box of tricks (and EGR butterfly removal) were done.
    It's been off the road so long, the last time I put diesel in it diesel was 145.9p a litre. The same garage I'll be going to tomorrow is now 176.9p. That's what, 2 months? 
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    St.Jude got a reaction from Dobloseven in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Never had a DPF fitted thank God!
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    St.Jude reacted to Crackers in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    I completely misinterpreted and thought you meant it was doing 1.25 MPG, at which point you'd really have to consider whether the tuning box was a wise move or not!
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    St.Jude got a reaction from gadgetgricey in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Well….
    I’ve done 14 miles, it’s swallowed 51 litres of diesel (so I was getting 24mpg before this work), the car feels more responsive and it gets to 30/40 quicker and stays there at lower revs (probably because of the EGR butterfly removal and Aussie box of magic) - but it is producing whisps of black soot from the back when I rev at 2,000rpm. Starting to feel that’s normal for an old diesel with no DPF?
    What has made it worth it is comfort. I’ve missed this whip. Again, nothing has broken or exploded, whisps of black soot are a fly in my ointment but fuck me it was lovely going to Costa drive through and being eye level with the lovely server.
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    St.Jude got a reaction from cbowditch in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Well….
    I’ve done 14 miles, it’s swallowed 51 litres of diesel (so I was getting 24mpg before this work), the car feels more responsive and it gets to 30/40 quicker and stays there at lower revs (probably because of the EGR butterfly removal and Aussie box of magic) - but it is producing whisps of black soot from the back when I rev at 2,000rpm. Starting to feel that’s normal for an old diesel with no DPF?
    What has made it worth it is comfort. I’ve missed this whip. Again, nothing has broken or exploded, whisps of black soot are a fly in my ointment but fuck me it was lovely going to Costa drive through and being eye level with the lovely server.
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    St.Jude reacted to Dave_Q in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Your tuning box is probably just a resistor or summat that tricks the ECU by spoofing the airflow or fuel temp signal to put +x% fuel in so a little smoke is probably to be expected.
    Great work by the way, I can offer injector solidarity and can confirm I was suitably shitting myself when doing up the spindly M6 stretch bolts on mine in light of your trauma but I got away with it, this time.
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    St.Jude reacted to beko1987 in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Sounds really good through my phone!
    If it's got no dpf I'd keep half an eye on the soot and drive it, sounds like something it might need to clear out now it's running properly and again. 
     
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    St.Jude got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Well….
    I’ve done 14 miles, it’s swallowed 51 litres of diesel (so I was getting 24mpg before this work), the car feels more responsive and it gets to 30/40 quicker and stays there at lower revs (probably because of the EGR butterfly removal and Aussie box of magic) - but it is producing whisps of black soot from the back when I rev at 2,000rpm. Starting to feel that’s normal for an old diesel with no DPF?
    What has made it worth it is comfort. I’ve missed this whip. Again, nothing has broken or exploded, whisps of black soot are a fly in my ointment but fuck me it was lovely going to Costa drive through and being eye level with the lovely server.
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    St.Jude got a reaction from Back_For_More in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    Well….
    I’ve done 14 miles, it’s swallowed 51 litres of diesel (so I was getting 24mpg before this work), the car feels more responsive and it gets to 30/40 quicker and stays there at lower revs (probably because of the EGR butterfly removal and Aussie box of magic) - but it is producing whisps of black soot from the back when I rev at 2,000rpm. Starting to feel that’s normal for an old diesel with no DPF?
    What has made it worth it is comfort. I’ve missed this whip. Again, nothing has broken or exploded, whisps of black soot are a fly in my ointment but fuck me it was lovely going to Costa drive through and being eye level with the lovely server.
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    St.Jude got a reaction from mercedade in 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser - Randy: IT WORKS! Video included for the benefit of Mr.Crackers   
    For the attention of Mr @Crackers

    crackers4.mp4 Video enough for ya?!
    Barring the fuel clamp which I couldn't get today - left work at 4pm, every dickhead in the country was going my way so my 25 minute commute turned to 45 mins so couldn't make it to Toyota - it all works. Sounds fairly good, I think? 

    That yellow box in the left hand corner is the aussie box of magic, which is set to "factory" standard as I need to re-re-read the instruction manual that I got sent for it. I'll go in to this a bit more when I've figured it out. Eventually I want to fix it to the car properly (as currently it's tied to the loom with cable ties, which is fine as it's only 150g in weight) but not until I know it's configured right etc. 
    Tomorrow I've got the day off, so in the morning I'll be off to Toyota to get the clamp, fit it, then off to Sainsbury's to fill it up to work out what my MPG was before the aussie box of tricks (and EGR butterfly removal) were done.
    It's been off the road so long, the last time I put diesel in it diesel was 145.9p a litre. The same garage I'll be going to tomorrow is now 176.9p. That's what, 2 months? 
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