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100 series 1HDFTE Cruiser with the Grunter Extreme model
07 Mar 2017

100 series 1HDFTE Cruiser with the Grunter Extreme model

An update on my 100 series 1HDFTE Cruiser with the Grunter Extreme model: Since September I’ve covered 5000k’s towing the van ( 2.5T Coromal) and as I’ve posted earlier this year I continue to be impressed with Graeme’s work.

The Unichip, turbo and free-flowing air inlet pipework, filter & intercooler piping have made such a difference. The cruiser really is another machine since this work!!

The auto transmission jarring on kick-down has gone (the chip was the issue here) and 650Nm at 1800RPM really makes towing easy now. A boost gauge shows how quickly it comes onto full boost of 22-24PSI, no lag here!!
Manifold EGT’s are in the low 400’s C in 4th at 2400RPM & 90KPH, fuel usage unchanged or better. No smoke under load.
EGT’s are in the low 500’sC in 5th at 1800RPM & 90KPH, same good fuel use. I couldn’t tow in 5th before and it certainly wouldn’t accelerate or pull up hills!!! No smoke under load here either. The water temperature increases a bit (5- 10’C) when running up hills is the only point of change in 5th.
Overall, a great job Graeme & Tim, I happy to recommend you to others who wish to upgrade.

David