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by Grant L1
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: vibration
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: vibration

Rangers seem to be hit and miss with vibrations - some have none and some have lots! I have changed centre bearing, UJs, had driveshaft balanced, removed dampener, tailshaft spacers. They all get rid of a vibration but soon enough another one pops up. I gave up and just put up with it, only a small...
by Grant L1
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: vibration noise since new rear springs
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

Re: vibration noise since new rear springs

Ford dealer maybe able to use update or reload the software and that may fix the problem. I hope it does, so all the best.
by Grant L1
Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: vibration noise since new rear springs
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

Re: vibration noise since new rear springs

It will be the centre bearing, have a search here as there is lots of info about this problem. I have a spacers on mine to drop the centre bearing down, some have also installed wedges on the leaf springs to alter the angle of the diff flange, others turn the bearing housing upside down and some hav...
by Grant L1
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 2021.75 XLT Spacecab
Replies: 9
Views: 2752

Re: 2021.75 XLT Spacecab

G'day Flanno. Could use the storage spaces under the removable seat pads. See this product here https://offroaddownunder.com.au/product/dual-battery-tray-ford-px-px2-ranger-mazda-bt50/ Edsel. I think they are only present on the duel cab not the space cab :( which is a bummer. Sent from my iPad usi...
by Grant L1
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: helper springs
Replies: 10
Views: 3958

Re: helper springs

I have to ask the op if the 150kg ball weight is what is plated on the van when it came out of the factory empty, if that is the case your total weight maybe a fair it higher. Mine cane out of the factory plated at 125kg but with gear aded it is now 220kg and this is on a 2.6t gross van. I have afte...
by Grant L1
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: V6 Wildtrack carrying capacity warning
Replies: 4
Views: 2768

Re: V6 Wildtrack carrying capacity warning

According to this fella his lady accountant was very aware it and because another one of her customers had been pinned by the ato regarding the ute. They may have been investigating him at the time and came across it. I was investigated by the ATO who found absolutely nothing wrong with my tax claim...
by Grant L1
Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: V6 Wildtrack carrying capacity warning
Replies: 4
Views: 2768

V6 Wildtrack carrying capacity warning

Just a heads up on the new dual cab V6 Wildtrack with TUB and used for business. It's carrying capacity is 997kg which is 3kg's short of the ATO's 1tonne. Painter I know was nearly caught out and it was his accountant that bought his attention to it. He now has to pay out the extra $'s for a gvm upg...
by Grant L1
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: wiring into canopy from roof racks
Replies: 3
Views: 2473

Re: wiring into canopy from roof racks

Use a 16mm holesaw and 16mm poly gland, you will just have to relieve the hole a little with a round file. Use 16 x 12mm pvc duct and attach with 10 or 12mm wide double sided tape to carry the cable. Make sure your cable will fit in the duct first. If you haven't used a holesaw before our some maski...
by Grant L1
Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: wiring into canopy from roof racks
Replies: 3
Views: 2473

Re: wiring into canopy from roof racks

Use a 16mm holesaw and 16mm poly gland, you will just have to relieve the hole a little with a round file. Use 16 x 12mm pvc duct and attach with 10 or 12mm wide double sided tape to carry the cable. Make sure your cable will fit in the duct first.
by Grant L1
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Lift kit + new tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 5056

Re: Lift kit + new tyres

If you go to 33" you are going to pay with both fuel consumption and torque. Here is a chart for just going up one profile size from 265/65 17's to 265/70 17's

https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?ti ... -265-70r17
by Grant L1
Sun Mar 20, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Linc MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 5647

Re: Linc MIA

butch. wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:16 am
Trublu wrote: Sat Mar 19, 2022 8:33 pm Linc was banned

Shame.
He was a great contributor.
Did more for the forum community than most.
Butch.
Butch, I agree
by Grant L1
Sat Mar 19, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Linc MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 5647

Re: Linc MIA

Maybe but as you can see years ago I lost my Grant L and I just changed it to Grant L1, I think jstanovic may have answered it with the banned sentence.

There was a bit of a thing about covering up car number plates in a post that the moderator didn't like, so maybe Linc gave him a bit.
by Grant L1
Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Linc MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 5647

Linc MIA

What has happened to Lincolnland. I miss his short direct comments.
by Grant L1
Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: PXII Vibrations/Shaking
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: PXII Vibrations/Shaking

Myself I would have the tail shaft pulled by someone like Hardy Spicer and have it checked and balanced.
I have had unis feel ok, but when pulled apart they are well on the way out.
by Grant L1
Wed Feb 02, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: PXII Vibrations/Shaking
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: PXII Vibrations/Shaking

I imaging the wheels and tyres have been balanced as one maybe out of round ur have a lump on one of the tyres. You won't see chid looking at them.

One of the three tai shaft uni's could be stuffed and as butch said check the inside of the tail shaft balancer for mud..
by Grant L1
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Old Man Emu setup
Replies: 15
Views: 3857

Re: Old Man Emu setup

Doesn't look like an OME spring for a Ranger as the OME ones don't have a keep on the overload/ helper leaf. The picture shows a keeper on the overload spring. Here is are better picture of mine the bottom overload spring is flat the one above it which is also an overload spring bends down at the en...
by Grant L1
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Old Man Emu setup
Replies: 15
Views: 3857

Re: Old Man Emu setup

BTW. be careful when installing them that you don't let the spreader slip out as your fingers might get caught between the leaves and not work very well anymore
by Grant L1
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Old Man Emu setup
Replies: 15
Views: 3857

Re: Old Man Emu setup

They look ok to me, the second bottom spring is slopping down the same as mine, the only difference is my bottom spring is flat where your's curves down. Mine are 300kg and over 10 years old, so OME may have changed the bottom spring so as not to cause hard point as the springs get load on them. One...
by Grant L1
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Old Man Emu setup
Replies: 15
Views: 3857

Re: Old Man Emu setup

Here is a photo of a 300kg OME spring.
by Grant L1
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Whats your best mod for under $100
Replies: 64
Views: 20567

Re: Whats your best mod for under $100

Just look at them on eBay and get them from Thailand, I got some years ago and they are still in good condition but naturally they are scratched. I find a lot of gear from Thailand is first class. Have a steering wheel cover that is 11years old and has been on two vehicles, it is still in as new co...
by Grant L1
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: EGR Canopy Gas Strut Part #'s
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Re: EGR Canopy Gas Strut Part #'s

To get the right ones give EGR a call for the strut specs or try the gas strut guys, they probably know the correct length and pressure. I have used them and I know their struts far outlast the Stabilus ones.
by Grant L1
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger delivery wait times
Replies: 109
Views: 30433

Re: Ranger delivery wait times

Hastings Deering Cat have them as their service vehicles here and have done for quite a while. Guess they are happy with them.
by Grant L1
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Noob offroading questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3217

Re: Noob offroading questions

x3 on the course - well worth it. A good deflator and compressor is the best start, along with some skills and knowledge. You will surprise quite a few people (including yourself) with how far you can go with just this. As mentioned, they are quite a capable vehicle stock. Previously I came from a ...
by Grant L1
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 22891

Re: Can the reverse sensers be turned off

I guess the calculation will go something like this... 13.8/120 = .115 amps (V/R=I) , so 13.8*.115 = 1.587 watts (P=VI) . You'll need something rated at about 1.5 watts or higher. Well they have been there since early 2013 and the van has been on the back for between 10,000 and 20,000K per year exc...
by Grant L1
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 22891

Re: Can the reverse sensers be turned off

I have a 2012 XLT and the reverse sensors have always turned off when a trailer is attached. If it has an oem towbar, it should have a trailer module under the passenger seat. With the led's, I fitted resistors to my van and just use a patch lead for other trailers. Thanks Grant - I tested this las...
by Grant L1
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Can the reverse sensers be turned off
Replies: 36
Views: 22891

Re: Can the reverse sensers be turned off

I have a 2012 XLT and the reverse sensors have always turned off when a trailer is attached. If it has an oem towbar, it should have a trailer module under the passenger seat. With the led's, I fitted resistors to my van and just use a patch lead for other trailers.
by Grant L1
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ranger 3.2 from POLAND
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Re: Ranger 3.2 from POLAND

Linc, just gooooooole Polish to English, put in what was written, then all will be revealed
by Grant L1
Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger delivery wait times
Replies: 109
Views: 30433

Re: Ranger delivery wait times

Only Ford could give you this. Maybe ask the dealer salesman, he has a lot more incited connections into Ford.
by Grant L1
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger delivery wait times
Replies: 109
Views: 30433

Re: Ranger delivery wait times

if you know the name of the ship you can look up it's ETA into port on ship tracker, vessel finder or marine traffic.
by Grant L1
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Insurance choice
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Re: Insurance choice

I use suncorp at the moment as all our insurance us with them. They accept all my mods to the ranger,.I tend to stick with them due to me having no problems with claims. One was for cyclone damage and the other for a lighting strike that destroyed most of our electrical/electronic gear. Replaced 2 1...
by Grant L1
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2015 RANGER PX XL Hi-Rider Turbo and transmission failure
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: 2015 RANGER PX XL Hi-Rider Turbo and transmission failure

Definitely go to a auto trans business to get the auto looked at. The transmission is reliable and the main killer is if the torque converter lets go. Not saying it is but it could be just a minor fault.. If metal was present when they dropped the pan then there would be a big problem. It could happ...
by Grant L1
Thu May 27, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Mechanic Bunbury, Busselton or Manjimup
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Re: Mechanic Bunbury, Busselton or Manjimup

NorthernRanger wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 10:34 am I have sent you a pm.
Thanks for your reply and I will look them up

Cheers Grant
by Grant L1
Wed May 26, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Mechanic Bunbury, Busselton or Manjimup
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Re: Mechanic Bunbury, Busselton or Manjimup

Trublue, I noticed a reply about changing the oil on the side of the road in your other post. I have done that in the desert and near the tip at Alice and caught all the old oil, but to Linconland, carrying a cut down drum to catch the oil and then transferring it to another drum, it is just to hard...
by Grant L1
Wed May 26, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Mechanic Bunbury, Busselton or Manjimup
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Re: Mechanic Bunbury, Busselton or Manjimup

Thanks Trublu much appreciated.
by Grant L1
Wed May 26, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Mechanic Bunbury, Busselton or Manjimup
Replies: 6
Views: 2017

Mechanic Bunbury, Busselton or Manjimup

Can anyone recommend a good honest mechanic in these towns to do a simple service on a PX1 Ranger.

Grant
by Grant L1
Mon May 03, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'Day from sunny coast
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Re: G'Day from sunny coast

Simon, you may have to change your address after the last few days or strat calling it the rainy coast. :D
by Grant L1
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Transmission Temps How low is to Low
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

Re: Transmission Temps How low is to Low

I have had an aftermarket cooler and thermal bypass valve in my tranny since 2013 or 14. There has never been any alteration in the shifting over a wide range of ambient temperatures, minus 5C to 40+C.

When the box is flushed and the fluid changed there is no sign of wear in the filter or fluid.
by Grant L1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Where is the transmission line IN/OUT located on my Ranger
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Re: Where is the transmission line IN/OUT located on my Rang

The transmission cooler has to be removed and the transmission has to be over 80 C so the thermostat is open. I know you are DIY but I would be getting an auto transmission place to do it, as they have all the gear, the price may put you off but it is a flush so more fluid is used than just a fluid ...
by Grant L1
Mon May 11, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.
Replies: 35
Views: 15630

Re: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.

Agree with Butch, the comments were worth the read and as for the speculation of the smaller engines longevity, only time will tell us all that.
by Grant L1
Sat May 09, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Snorkels - factory or aftermarket?
Replies: 27
Views: 22875

Re: Snorkels - factory or aftermarket?

pitch wrote:Had a TJM airtek fitted
snorkel (4)_edited.jpg
Place a mirror under the inlet pipe to airbag and make sure they sealed the joint properly.