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by GerryP
Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newby mid Qld.
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Newby mid Qld.

Strange... especially if the car is running OK now. Just along similar lines, seeing as the catch can is fairly new and the fact that it's empty, I'd double check the hoses and also the catch can itself to make sure it isn't partially blocked or otherwise restricted. What brand and model is it and a...
by GerryP
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newby mid Qld.
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Newby mid Qld.

Could it be a blocked catch can, or full of oil that you haven't drained for a while?
by GerryP
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Fx4 work in progress
Replies: 20
Views: 2176

Re: Fx4 work in progress

I thought a 3" lift ideally needs a diff drop?
by GerryP
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 4WD Supercentre
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: 4WD Supercentre

Interesting as I have quite bit of their stuff like double headed air compressor, wing awning, dash cam, HUD speedo, ground mat, roof top tent (2nd hand) light bar, camping lights (2 kinds), folding aluminium table, spare wheel rubbish bag and not an issue with any of them.
by GerryP
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Extending due service date
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: Extending due service date

Leigh, last one was over a year ago at least. The first was shortly after i bought it in 2017
by GerryP
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Extending due service date
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: Extending due service date

I've had 2 PCM updates already to stop the cold combustion rattle.
by GerryP
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Extending due service date
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: Extending due service date

Unfortunately you have to go to dealers for things like PCM & map updates.
by GerryP
Wed May 05, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Towing with adaptive cruise control
Replies: 15
Views: 2116

Re: Towing with adaptive cruise control

One could always turn the adaptive bit off and just use normal cruise. No emergency braking then I would assume. You can turn it off in the right side control screen.
by GerryP
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: De-Badging the Ranga.
Replies: 2
Views: 2489

Re: De-Badging the Ranga.

Yep, I haven't swapped the grille, but all the 4x4 and RANGER decals are gone. Looks so much cleaner.
by GerryP
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Philippines
Replies: 10
Views: 2667

Re: Hello from the Philippines

Welcome aboard. Can I ask a question please... I am intrigued why all the cars have their windscreen wipers lifted off the windscreen? :?:
by GerryP
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Fuse block location
Replies: 10
Views: 3704

Re: Fuse block location

It should be fine, however, if you can shift it to the other side of the fuse somewhere, it would be perfect.
by GerryP
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tyre Size power difference
Replies: 2
Views: 1824

Re: Tyre Size power difference

I went with 285/65/17 FOR that reason. My original tyres were 265/65
and not 70 profile.
by GerryP
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 24916

Re: 2021 engine's

I believe the Amarok now does have a low range option, or so I'm led to believe.
by GerryP
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: egt
Replies: 6
Views: 3749

Re: egt

Models with a DPF have several temp probes in the exhaust to monitor burn offs I monitor mine on the PX2 with a scangauge. The one you want is called EGT13.
by GerryP
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Weight of Aftermarket Accessories
Replies: 23
Views: 10640

Re: Weight of Aftermarket Accessories

So what's the weight of the oem springs?

I upgraded mine but reckon they're no heavier. Ok, I didn't weigh them, but there's no way they are 30kg each heavier.
by GerryP
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Help needed with digital mapping
Replies: 21
Views: 8289

Re: Help needed with digital mapping

Howdy Gerry The head unit runs android and I just found out that as I had oziexplorer installed direct into the unit and not on an sd card, the unit uses google play and won't really recognize / work properly with the android operating system of oziexplorer - well that's what I've just been told by...
by GerryP
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Help needed with digital mapping
Replies: 21
Views: 8289

Re: Help needed with digital mapping

G'day Gaz, Mate, been using Oziexplorer for at least 15 years and use it for all our trip planning. Question: is your head unit windows or android? Either way, I would strongly suggest you get a windows laptop or pc with Oziexplorer to do all your planning, then upload the files to your device. I us...
by GerryP
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tow pro Elite V3
Replies: 4
Views: 3147

Re: Tow pro Elite V3

If it's a PX2 it won't have AEB (autonomous emergency braking), that's only just come out on the PX3. The trigger wire MUST be connected to the brake pedal switch and not directly to the tail light circuit. There's 2 wires there so use a meter to identify which one is live when the pedal is depresse...
by GerryP
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ford/Mazda Brake Defect recall
Replies: 9
Views: 4413

Re: Ford/Mazda Brake Defect recall

There is a list of vin numbers, but can't remember where... Google should find it though. I wouldn't rely on getting a letter, mine's still under warranty and I had to ring and tell them when I booked in for a service. Any Ford dealer can look it up with your vin number... if they say they can't the...
by GerryP
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Compressed air or venturi diesel pump
Replies: 15
Views: 6437

Re: Compressed air or venturi diesel pump

G'day hoyks, It's actually reasonably quick considering it's a smallish tube, although if you make it yourself you can use a larger tube... mine is 1/2" or 12mm which helps. A jiggler hose is ok as long as you have somewhere high to lift the can on to. Anything's better than standing there trying to...
by GerryP
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Compressed air or venturi diesel pump
Replies: 15
Views: 6437

Re: Compressed air or venturi diesel pump

Yep, made it up myself many years ago. Basically a jerry can lid with a car valve in it, along with a hose that reaches to the bottom of the can and also long enough at the outer end to extend up to your filler. Just use your compressor to add some pressure... but not too much!!! You'll only need a ...
by GerryP
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Web page Redirect on this forum
Replies: 27
Views: 10856

Re: Web page Redirect on this forum

Yes, last night on the PC. The entire screen was one entire redirection link.
by GerryP
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PXll Ranger Mystery Button
Replies: 20
Views: 21040

Re: PXll Ranger Mystery Button

If you have access to Forscan and set Silent Mode, you'll find the switch on the dash works exactly how you want without any mod needed. Only works with Silent Mode enabled though.
by GerryP
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tough CAPTCHA
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Re: Tough CAPTCHA

Cool... it worked, you're not a robot. LOL

Welcome aboard mate. :D
by GerryP
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Hardwiring Dashcams - any issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 4631

Re: Hardwiring Dashcams - any issues?

Yes, I know all about the TPMS interference! I tried for months to 'fix' an intermittent TPMS sensor malfunction that would pop up on the screen quite regularly. Even Ford had a go and I also changed the sensor that appeared to be giving me the issue. It wasn't until I bought my own sensor activatio...
by GerryP
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PX Weathershields
Replies: 11
Views: 6502

Re: PX Weathershields

Looks very similar to ones I bought a year ago for my supercab. They haven't fallen off yet so all good. :)
by GerryP
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'day
Replies: 36
Views: 18387

Re: G'day

Excellent work there mate! Good choice of gear too... love the Redarc stuff. Great to see quality work with good planning.
by GerryP
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: XL - something... Slow build up
Replies: 48
Views: 31718

Re: XL - something... Slow build up

Nah Linc, took the liner off completely, it's back home in the shed. I just cut the ally to size/shape, glued on the vinyl and slipped it into the existing rubber strips on the tailgate.
by GerryP
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: XL - something... Slow build up
Replies: 48
Views: 31718

Re: XL - something... Slow build up

lincolnland wrote:pics please gerryp
As requested... not real exciting though.
Tailgate.jpg
by GerryP
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: XL - something... Slow build up
Replies: 48
Views: 31718

Re: XL - something... Slow build up

I've done the same but used a sheet of 1.6mm aluminum with vinyl glued to it for easy cleaning.
by GerryP
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Location of brake controller
Replies: 10
Views: 6319

Re: Location of brake controller

That's the older non-proportional type Redarc by the looks, not the Tow Pro proportional model.
by GerryP
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Centre console dismantle
Replies: 10
Views: 10380

Re: Centre console dismantle

Have a look at the Lightforce Fascia Panel fitting instructions, that will tell you how to do it. Pretty sure you can download them from the lightforce site.

I have mine mounted in one of their fascia panels - works great.
by GerryP
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What could go wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 2827

Re: What could go wrong?

While I agree that it's not a great idea, the main problems arise when using a tow ball with a snatch strap. That advertised strap is strictly for towing and presumably is not made to stretch and store huge amounts of energy like a snatch strap, so wouldn't generate anywhere near the same sort of fo...
by GerryP
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Running in a new ranger
Replies: 12
Views: 6737

Re: Running in a new ranger

I did about 1500 before hooking up our van. Even then I took it fairly easy for a while.
by GerryP
Mon May 28, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ranger owner for the first time..
Replies: 6
Views: 3727

Re: Ranger owner for the first time..

Good to hear you're happy with your new ride. But just be aware that it doesn't have a centre differential in the transfer box, so you should only run in 4 high in loose and off road conditions. Running in 4wd on hard surfaces will create undue stresses on the driveline and can ultimately cause dama...
by GerryP
Sat May 05, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2013 XLT PX turn signal relay location?
Replies: 10
Views: 8106

Re: 2013 XLT PX turn signal relay location?

I agree, it would be controlled via the canbus system and certainly not by a 'flasher can'. As suggested, simply fit the appropriate resistors.

Cheers
by GerryP
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Updated Sync 3 V2.2 to newest V3.0
Replies: 48
Views: 28528

Re: Updated Sync 3 V2.2 to newest V3.0

Yes, I'm now getting those bloody annoying WiFi messages, even though it's already connected at home.
by GerryP
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Sync3 and WAZE
Replies: 7
Views: 5662

Re: Sync3 and WAZE

I just had a look at Waze. We live in the country so I asked for directions to our friends in Morgan, some 150km away. There's a direct route, bitumen all the way, but no, Waze wants me to follow a ridiculous route at almost an extra 100km! None of the alternative suggested routes were any better. I...
by GerryP
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Updated Sync 3 V2.2 to newest V3.0
Replies: 48
Views: 28528

Re: Updated Sync 3 V2.2 to newest V3.0

Yep, backward step methinks... lots of things now locked out while moving and a non-stick QWERTY keyboard. :evil:

Pity I can't roll it back.
by GerryP
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Insta Winch
Replies: 5
Views: 4228

Insta Winch

Got a bit of a giggle from this... are they for real? Yep, it seems so... :lol:

Wouldn't stick on a Ranger plastic bumper though. LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rWN9CECdXc