ZZW30 – Service N Shit

Been busy with a whole bunch of life changes (Moved to a bigger house, got rid of the workshop) and shit which lead me to being extremely slack and abusive to the ZZW30 this year.
It was over due a service in April and I’m only getting around to doing it now in September….
10000+ km over due… Toyota tough thank fuck.

New garage is a bit small, so needed to shuffle things around to do the service.

International Hoist Appreciation Day!

And done! (Yeah, I forgot to take more photos….)

ZZW30 – Alignment Time

Just finished some new Federal RS-PRO tires to the ZZW30 and it’s due an alignment, so headed off to my favor suspension guy.

Up on the hoist, checking all the joints and bushes as well, now aligning it to where we put it last time.

RS-PRO’s have different tread pattern to the RS-RR which seems to have cured the crazy levels of road noise.

With the alignment all done, it drives a lot nicer and is confidence inspiring when being spirited.

Till next time.

CN7 – The New Kid On The Block

As mentioned in the finale Legnum post, I purchased a new car to leave the stress of shit boxes behind.

2023 Hyundai i30 Sedan N.

It is a 2L turbo making 206KW and coupled to a 8 speed DCT gearbox.

Within the first 12 days of owning it, I clocked up the required 1500km for the first service and check, all thanks to a couple of small road trips.

Another i30 Sedan in the car park.

Ready to be serviced!

Now that it has been serviced, it can be given the full stick, including the NGS button!

Till next time!

Legnum – Broken Again… Goodbye….

Well the Legnum developed a noise in the gearbox in 2nd and 3rd gear, I just went through a bunch of health drama for a month and had to move at the same time. Enough was enough and it was time to move this car on.

Anyway, it was fun at times and shitful at others.
Sadly, I will miss it though….

But with that chapter closed, I’ve gotten old, softer and less tolerant to shit boxes.
So I bought a Hyundai i30 Sedan N

Till next time!

Legnum – New Stereo Time!

With the Legnum running again, one of the painful issues that I ignored previously was the fact the head unit was dead.
So with some cash left over from offloading some 4AGE parts, I decided to splurge on a head unit for it.}

Picked up a Kenwood DMX5020S, has all the bells and whistles I wanted and I can wire up a reversing camera in the future.

I hate wiring stereos with a passion, I was really hoping one of the previous owners had done at least a tidy job and installed an ISO loom. Lets find out…
Remove the center shifter console trim, pop the main climate control trim off.

Unplug the ciggybutt plug.

Unplug the two climate control plugs.

I was surprised to find that the stereo is only mounted by slots, no screws.

Hoorah, ISO plugs! Along with a dodgy glass fuse that was…. blown. completely redundant considering the stereo has a fuse on the back of itself…
Cut that out, soldered the wires together and shrink wrapped.

The Kenwood is a short body unit and only uses the first two bolts, the rear section of the brackets kept fouling on looms and was a pain in the ass…

I cut the rear section off. I then found the holes were not quite spaced correctly for the Kenwood… (I guess standards changed since 1997…).
Quickly slotted them with the drill…

A few wriggles and adjustments of screws and it all went back together with relative ease.
Couple of minutes setting it up and it was playing music.

It wasn’t all rainbows and lolly pops though. Each time I turn the car off, the stereo resets… I’m thinking one of the wires in ISO plugs is not providing power to the stereo when ignition is turned off, so it does not retain it’s settings… bugger. Well I know how to pull it all apart and fix it.

Until next time!

Legnum – Transfer Case Swap – Finale

With the Legnum all buttoned up, I took it for a quick 2-3km run up the road, then came back. There was a couple of knock and bangs I could hear while driving. Turns out one of the driveshaft nuts needed torqued up properly and a sway bar link bolt was loose.

With all of those tidied up, it was time to set sail for home, taking all the back roads and avoiding the free way till I’m more confident that it will not shit itself while doing a buck ten. It made it home without fuss.

Till next time!

P2 Supercharger – The Gearbox – Part 3

In between all the Legnum work, I managed to crack on with the pulley and shaft some more.

Started with boring the pulley to size

Nearly 20mm.

Started doing final cuts on the shaft.

Machined the shoulder down to size.

Ready to be pressed together.

Pressed together and put back in the lathe to machine down the pulley boss.

I noticed after pressing the pulley onto the shaft, the bearing wasn’t quite able to slide on, a bit more needed to be machined.

Finished and placed into the prototype.

Tension is horrible, but I’ll correct it by moving the bearing out 2mm further.

Quick video to show it spinning and the slackness, plus a quick view of the compressor wheel spinning.

Legnum – Sump Replacement

While I was swapping the transfer case, I decided to replace the bashed sump that leaked with a brand new one.

Virgin pan, I might actually cry if I ding this in the future….

Motor has a bunch of sludge in it still, scraped some off while cleaning up the sump sealing surface.

Slazed some Permatex Grey sealant on and sent it.

Gave it 5 ugga duggas and called it done.

Till next time.

Legnum – Transfer Case Swap – Part 2

I decided to pull the inspection cover off the old transfer case to confirm it was indeed damaged. Yep, it’s munted.

Metal all over the inspection plate.

Decided to check the new transfer case, it was fine thankfully.

Clean inspection plate.

After getting in a comfortable position to lift the transfer case, it went on pretty easily. Putting in the bolts finger tight to stop it falling back off.

Then torqued the case bolts up to 65Nm

Stub shaft reinserted into the gearbox and transfer case, then the driveshaft and started bolting all the suspension back on.

The suspension took a couple of hours as I had to fight the coil covers a couple of times to get the bolts to line up and one ball joint refused to seat properly and would not tighten up. I also took the time to replace the 3 piece tail shaft with a spare.

Transfer case topped up with fresh fluid (650ml!) and ready to go!

Till next time.