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Importing a Kei Truck: Picking a Vehicle

Having decided to purchase a keitora the next obvious consideration was which one. On the face of it there’s a whole host of options of differing ages, marques and configurations to choose from but ultimately I have neither the budget nor the space for a whole fleet… how depressing.
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Importing a Kei Truck: Backstory

A new vehicle is arriving soon and it’s acquisition is a little different to those that have come before. That’s true of the decision-making process behind the purchase too, meaning there’s even more backstory than usual! Here goes…
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Fuel Pump Replacement

When the JDMny lost power and stalled close to home one evening it didn’t take long to identify the fuel pump as the cause of the problem – a buzzy old pump that ceases to buzz has not magically got better.
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Corrosion Removal & Protection – Rear Floor

The JDMny’s last MOT highlighted some areas of corrosion in the rear floor of the car, including near the rear seatbelt mounts. Wanting to keep on top of these kinds of issues I bought a second car (because that’s what you do) and took the JDMny off the road to clean things up properly…
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GFB Atomic Manual Boost Controller Installation

The actuator on the Wagon’s replacement turbo was definitely softer than the previous one and, whilst the factory boost control solenoid should be able to adjust the response to suit, I decided to see what difference a manual boost controller might make instead. Yep, I can’t help messing…
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