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by BergDonk
Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:50 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Forum & Bots - Grrrr
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Forum & Bots - Grrrr

Ditto, a much appreciated resource.
by BergDonk
Sat Mar 11, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Snorkel Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 3205

Re: Snorkel Recommendation

I wonder about the efficiency of rear facing inlets. Passing air would create some suction and compromise air flow into the snorkel, at least my brain says that it would. I do know that some years ago on my long gone 2.5TD Courier I fitted a Donaldson precleaner instead of the ram head and performan...
by BergDonk
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wiring a CB
Replies: 12
Views: 10087

Re: Wiring a CB

I'm setting mine up ATM. I run a fused feed from the battery up under the glove box and mount relays and more fuses there for my extras. The relays are triggered by the lower left cig lighter outlet. For the CB and some extra 12 v and USB outlets they are fed from a timer relay, which means that the...
by BergDonk
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger delivery wait times
Replies: 109
Views: 46210

Re: Ranger delivery wait times

SRD0060 wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:48 am there is plenty of Rangers in the dealers now well in Canberra anyway.
Only if you compromise and take what they have in stock.
by BergDonk
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger delivery wait times
Replies: 109
Views: 46210

Re: Ranger delivery wait times

Just been notified that our XLS ordered a month or so ago scheduled for 31/03/2022 is now on the never never. Dealer is trying to find out if it will be made and delivered.
by BergDonk
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger delivery wait times
Replies: 109
Views: 46210

Re: Ranger delivery wait times

I ordered a new XLS a couple of days ago, delivery scheduled for 31/03/2022. My local dealer doesn't sell manuals for some reason they couldn't explain, so ordered elsewhere. Gives me time to collect the farkles, and I may swap some stuff from my 2011 BT50. Definitely keeping the 12 Mazda alloys for...
by BergDonk
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 31660

Re: Climate change.

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Doesn't appear, so look here; https://xkcd.com/1732/ and scroll down.

Superimpose deforestation, species extinction, etc, and also human population growth, they all overlap. It is us!
by BergDonk
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Best Off road/4WD maps?
Replies: 22
Views: 21064

Re: Best Off road/4WD maps?

I have lots of paper maps, including a full set of Rooftops. I mostly use Aus/NZ Topo from Garmin on my Montana, bike and 4wd. Route/track planning in Basecamp is a doddle, with occasional references to some paper and/or Google Earth, recommended.
by BergDonk
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Photobucket replacement options
Replies: 15
Views: 14367

Re: Photobucket replacement options

Google photo album works fine for me.
by BergDonk
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Ford Fan
Replies: 5
Views: 5782

Re: New Ford Fan

Good choice trotters FWIW I believe that the Tojos have always/often been overrated. They've managed the market very well though, by not discounting at retail, and discounting heavily into fleets. This has resulted in high retained values that make them good business decisions for fleets, and their ...
by BergDonk
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Potential snow trip - Sunday 2nd July
Replies: 6
Views: 5426

Re: Potential snow trip - Sunday 2nd July

Yep, frozen diesel happens. Usually in the fuel line under the car. Add some diesel anitfreeze to be sure. I was heading to Melb as it happens a month or so ago one Fri morning. Purely by coincidence, the Ranger we caught up to failed to proceed over Sawyers Hill near Kiandra. He'd filled up in Grif...
by BergDonk
Fri May 12, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: parking lights on everytime the doors open
Replies: 6
Views: 7999

Re: parking lights on everytime the doors open

Apart form the double flash, if you open a door before you turn off the engine the parkers don't some on. As long as you don't fully close that door, then they stay off. I leave my driver's door cracked open in the carport here at home and no issues for up to 3 weeks so far without driving it, and c...
by BergDonk
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Fire Extinguishers & First Aid Kits
Replies: 7
Views: 5519

Re: Fire Extinguishers & First Aid Kits

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One each side. Laying flat helps stir the powder too. Ist aid kit behind the back seat. Axe handle visible too.
by BergDonk
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Servicing
Replies: 1
Views: 2313

Re: Servicing

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by BergDonk
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: When DTE = 0, does diesel engine get shut down?
Replies: 13
Views: 8864

Re: When DTE = 0, does diesel engine get shut down?

As I said above, the BT50 Ranger clone DOES shut down at about -20 kms, but DTE stays on zero.

If you are only guessing, why comment?
by BergDonk
Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: When DTE = 0, does diesel engine get shut down?
Replies: 13
Views: 8864

Re: When DTE = 0, does diesel engine get shut down?

My BT50 goes for another 20 kms then shuts down, DTE stays on 0. Still fuel in tank, so hasn't run dry. Ranger may be the same.
by BergDonk
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: long range fuel tanks
Replies: 136
Views: 208445

Re: long range fuel tanks

FWIW the Brown Davis tank retains the stock relationship of the pump to the bottom of the tank. The top of the tank is above the top of the pump. But the computer issues remain, its not as simple as it seems.
by BergDonk
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Fuel Tank Capacity
Replies: 10
Views: 9344

Re: Fuel Tank Capacity

Trolling Dirt wrote:Designed that way possibly so you don't suck up the crap out of the bottom of the tank to help you incase you get a dose of cheap dodgey fuel.
The fuel pump is always sucking from the bottom of the tank, just the gauge float floats on the top.
by BergDonk
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: smoking on start up
Replies: 10
Views: 9092

Re: smoking on start up

I'm just up the road with similar temps and its the same in winter. Full glow helps, get a feel and crank just before it goes out for best results.
by BergDonk
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Has any one got a long range tank fitted
Replies: 39
Views: 33259

Re: Has any one got a long range tank fitted

Crippsy wrote:I have 140lt tank, I've run it to 5klm DTE and put in 121lts so 19 unusable litres
Cheers Crippsy


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If its like mine, it'll go another 20-30 kms before shutdown.
by BergDonk
Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Has any one got a long range tank fitted
Replies: 39
Views: 33259

Re: Has any one got a long range tank fitted

My fuel gauge and DTE operate almost straight away, even though the float doesn't move for 5-600 kms. Its the programming of the system and why they have been problematic in the past to get right. Older installations like my previous Courier work as decribed, but not my BT50 and presumably the Range...
by BergDonk
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Has any one got a long range tank fitted
Replies: 39
Views: 33259

Re: Has any one got a long range tank fitted

Not sure about the Fords, but the BT50s have issues with the fuel sender. For some reason the gauge is not only driven by the sender but fuel flow information and the computer will not allow the tank to run dry. When the computer decides I have 80 kms to empty, it flashes up low fuel and counts down...
by BergDonk
Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: would fuel consumption improve with tonneau cover?
Replies: 22
Views: 16106

Re: would fuel consumption improve with tonneau cover?

Some data here:
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=myth ... mAWM2oCgBw

Bottom line, at suburban speeds, no, at highway speeds, yes, maybe, but if it does, not much.
by BergDonk
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Diff drop or air bags
Replies: 28
Views: 19000

Re: Diff drop or air bags

Not unknown in years gone by for vandals to connect a vehicle's winch to the towbar and power it up.

No winch appears to be fitted to this one though, but maybe...
by BergDonk
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: fuel filter
Replies: 90
Views: 121917

Re: fuel filter

I fitted a WaterWatch from new. Its alarmed once with water in it so far, now 36k. Cheap insurance that has worked for me.

Its behind the stock filter.

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