300 GE L W463

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G-LK's picture

Re: 300 GE L W463

Congrats and well done Landcruiser,

Looks good, has the MPG changed,  did you have discs in the rear brakes and did you change the type of exhaust ?
Denis

G-LK's picture

Re: 300 GE L W463

Congrats and well done Landcruiser,

Looks good, has the MPG changed,  did you have discs in the rear brakes and did you change the type of exhaust ?
Denis

foneman's picture

Re: 300 GE L W463

That realy looks the biz now
mine has a k plate as well but its a bit more used

hus55's picture

Re: 300 GE L W463

looks very tidy ! is the exhaust original?

landcruiser's picture

Re: 300 GE L W463

Ha!   yes they always went from Wallington to the factory and back again............ Well spotted !

prwales's picture

Re: 300 GE L W463

mine is a K plate but manufactured in October 1991...so I have deleted the catalyst. Might be worth checking yours as it liberates an extra 15-20 bhp. Nice car.  

landcruiser's picture

Re: 300 GE L W463

Could be I could also, another member has also suggested this. I cant see a build date on the data sheet though the "dealer network" book is dated 1991 !

Doubt it would cost much,and they could salvage much of the system I am sure.

Anyone tell me how much steering play there should be, as whilst its not bad, it is more than I am used to with the usual Rack & Pinion offerings.
Oh ! and need a L/H Fog Lamp as its cracked, any ideas of the best place to locate one ?

Pistonhead's picture

Re: 300 GE L W463

Hello Landcruiser,

You might find the fog lamp from James Lafferty, formerly G-Wagen International, now trading as Balloner Ltd; if not sold that is.  I do know he had one from two weeks ago.

Steering play on steering boxes will never be matched to rack and pinion.  At best, I think the steering play is about 1" to 1.5" on the steering wheel.  You can adjust these but there is also a 50% chance the steering box oil seal will leak.  You can only but try this out to find out if the seal will leak or not because this happens instantly after adjustment.

Should the seal leak, you can recover from that by putting back the adjustment back to what it was.  Other than that, fit a new seal after adjustment but you do need the drop arm puller for this, it takes a lot of force to part the drop arm from the steering box.  The condition of the drop arm needs to be considered,  If the surface