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#1103301 - 04/11/17 01:37 PM Some better photos [Re: 4runnernomore]  
4runnernomore  Offline
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97 Sporty, snorkel, K&N filter, 98 power chip, ext forks, 40mm Dobinson Springs, KYB struts, 35mm Jeep TJ Dobinson Springs, RAV 4 OME shocks, Kaiser Flocker 5.38 R&P's, 1&3/8 body lift, 245/75 R16 D674's Sports steering wheel, bullbar, Fully Engineered

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#1103323 - 04/21/17 10:37 AM Re: Some better photos [Re: 4runnernomore]  
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Gave the mighty Sporty a good run this week down the highway.

Just over 600km round trip.

Here in the NT on the open road we have 130 km (80 miles) per hour speed limits.

Sporty ss at on that reasonably well. Did lose a little speed on some small inclines.
I let some air out of the tyres on the return trip as she was a bit nervous on the way down with 40psi in them. Made for a tiresome trip requiring a lot of concentration on the rough roads.


Dropped down to 33 psi on the return trip and it was a lot better.

Now just need to sort out my fuel economy, averaging around 14-15 litres per hundred at the moment giving me a safe range of 350-380 km per tank instead of 500-550 that I used to get. So before any one suggests it's the modifications my fuel economy had gone bad before I started modifying it but as it was running around town I didn't worry about it to much.

Sporty is running a bit rich and I am not sure where to start. You can smell fuel from the exhaust fumes when you first start it up and it is idling

Could it be a semi blocked cat or bad O2 sensor or possibly another sensor somewhere. There is and has never been a engine light showing signifying a fault.

Was going to wait until I have fitted the new extractors and 2.25. Inch mandrel bent exhaust to see if that fits the issue first. Don't want to pour money into parts trying to find what could be causing the excess fuel economy.

Cheers Chris







97 Sporty, snorkel, K&N filter, 98 power chip, ext forks, 40mm Dobinson Springs, KYB struts, 35mm Jeep TJ Dobinson Springs, RAV 4 OME shocks, Kaiser Flocker 5.38 R&P's, 1&3/8 body lift, 245/75 R16 D674's Sports steering wheel, bullbar, Fully Engineered

#1103324 - 04/21/17 12:32 PM Re: Some better photos [Re: 4runnernomore]  
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A blocked cat should not affect fuel economy as much as it would affect overall performance. An engine has to breath in order to work.

The O2 sensor could lead to rich mixture.

Does it have an OBDII diagnostic port that you can access to reset the on-board computer to compensate for tire and gear changes??



#1103916 - 10/17/17 11:24 AM Re: Some better photos [Re: 4x4Wire]  
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Well a while ago I had the coolant system refurbished. Only thing that wasn't done was the heater core. You guessed it a couple weeks ago I had the dreaded internal drip of coolant.

New replacement Hester core ordered, came back off holidays and then with my youngest son we set out to rip out the old and refit the new. Decided to rip the whole dash out to do the replacement. Three very long days later and walla, all back together only to find it still leaks.

After lots of panicking thinking we had cracked the heater core reinstalling it we noticed that one of the heater hose clamps had lost its tension so off to get a new hose clamp and get rid of the factory one. Tightened up and no more leaks.

Decided to fit a low coolant Alarm as well. Finished wiring that up on the weekend. How good are the fuse double adapters. No more splicing into other wires.

Sporty has been performing well doing quite a few highway miles of late sitting on 130 easily here in the NT whilst my Disco was off the road much to the disgust of my son (no car for him).Still having high fuel consumption issues though. Will be following that up once the hip pocket recovers.

Cheers, Chris


97 Sporty, snorkel, K&N filter, 98 power chip, ext forks, 40mm Dobinson Springs, KYB struts, 35mm Jeep TJ Dobinson Springs, RAV 4 OME shocks, Kaiser Flocker 5.38 R&P's, 1&3/8 body lift, 245/75 R16 D674's Sports steering wheel, bullbar, Fully Engineered

#1103971 - 11/06/17 11:50 PM Re: Some better photos [Re: 4runnernomore]  
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When was the last time you changed your timing belt? If you change it now before it breaks, it will be much better because last time I did mine I got the timing too advanced and I have no top end power. Consumes more fuel now because you need to floor it just to keep speed.

Logansportage


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler

#1103974 - 11/08/17 08:48 AM Re: Some better photos [Re: logansportage]  
4runnernomore  Offline
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Darwin Australia
Timing belt was done last year.


97 Sporty, snorkel, K&N filter, 98 power chip, ext forks, 40mm Dobinson Springs, KYB struts, 35mm Jeep TJ Dobinson Springs, RAV 4 OME shocks, Kaiser Flocker 5.38 R&P's, 1&3/8 body lift, 245/75 R16 D674's Sports steering wheel, bullbar, Fully Engineered

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