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by jstanovic
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: SITE IS BACK UP
Replies: 21
Views: 1577

Re: SITE IS BACK UP

Yeah good job!
by jstanovic
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2017 Winning Blue XLS Auto
Replies: 38
Views: 15260

Re: 2017 Winning Blue XLS Auto

I've been looking at them but thought they didn't come in that size? Wasn't listed on their site 2 months ago. My mate got them in 285/75/16 on his Landcruiser and they seem to be a great all round tyre.
by jstanovic
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: My first Ranger
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: My first Ranger

rick_b wrote:My last Ute was a 351 4V Cleveland powered Dyna.
Awesome!!! Any pics?
by jstanovic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Transmission Magnet's/Oil Look's Terrible, Thought's ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: Transmission Magnet's/Oil Look's Terrible, Thought's ?

Return from what? The transmission cooler is water cooled and mounted to the side of the transmission, nothing to disconnect/connect to. Stick your head under the passenger side and you will see it. Be aware these transmissions need to be at a certain temp to replace fluid and check levels. Maybe ge...
by jstanovic
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Transmission Magnet's/Oil Look's Terrible, Thought's ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: Transmission Magnet's/Oil Look's Terrible, Thought's ?

Get it flushed (not just dropping the pan oil and refilling), that's all it may need. I serviced my tranny at 148,000km, trans guy said it looks like it hadn't been done. Looked like yours without the cruddy bits. Just had it flushed again last week at 197,000km and he said it looked nice and clean ...
by jstanovic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2014 PX Xl extended cab
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: 2014 PX Xl extended cab

Looking good with the alloy tray, don't see many extra cabs around.
by jstanovic
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward)
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

Re: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward

Well that I can't help you with! What area are you in, people here can probably advise a reliable mechanic. There is no way to test a lead frame assembly without Ford tools, even then it's not guaranteed. They were known to have wires chafing (or similar?) in the gearbox and cause all sorts of issue...
by jstanovic
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward)
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

Re: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward

I sounds like you sort of know what to look for but not enough to be confident with your testing. As above, a couple hours at a good mechanic should have you in the right direction without spending on tools you'll never use again. I'm not a full bottle on it myself but I try and research to understa...
by jstanovic
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward)
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

Re: My 2015 XLT 3.2 4x4 Ranger is Falling Apart ($100 Reward

Where are you located? Firstly get FORSCAN and check for any error codes. Oil leaks are most likely not connected to your other issues. Transmission issue - google LEAD FRAME ASSEMBLY PROBLEMS Don't let that auto sparky touch your car again, he doesn't understand Rangers. The BCM knows if too much o...
by jstanovic
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Fuel consumption.
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Fuel consumption.

Are those figures from the trip meter or actual measured? If measured I reckon you have the most fuel efficient Ranger in Australia!!!

Later models with DPF seem to be less efficient than the non-DPF versions.
by jstanovic
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Danger's Metro Grey Space Cab
Replies: 106
Views: 102981

Re: Danger's Metro Grey Space Cab

Cheers for that. I will add serpentine belt to my list at the 200,000km service.
by jstanovic
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Danger's Metro Grey Space Cab
Replies: 106
Views: 102981

Re: Danger's Metro Grey Space Cab

Hey danger, just wondering what kind of preventative maintenance you do and at what intervals? Do you just service as per the service guide? I’m coming up to 190,000km and going strong but plan to keep it for a few years so would like to keep it going sweet. I’m happy to spend the $$$ if it keeps me...
by jstanovic
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Removing sunglasses holder/light panel???
Replies: 45
Views: 30036

Re: Removing sunglasses holder/light panel???

Cheers for the pics!!!
by jstanovic
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover
Replies: 12
Views: 3854

Re: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover

Yeah it’s the first time in a long time they got my $$$. Only been 2 days but the cover makes a substantial difference to driving comfort.
by jstanovic
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover
Replies: 12
Views: 3854

Re: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover

My steering wheel was wearing away in one spot so I just got one of those Supercheap ones today. So far feels really good with more grip. I checked out the other covers there but the contour stitch felt by far the best in my hands.
by jstanovic
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Removing sunglasses holder/light panel???
Replies: 45
Views: 30036

Re: Removing sunglasses holder/light panel???

Just take out the sunglasses holder and have a look. It will need to come out regardless, and you’ll have experience doing the job!! Let us know what you find
by jstanovic
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gday
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: Gday

Hi Daniel, as others have said their is no easy way to change between canopy and no canopy. I have a flat tray with work canopy and play canopy, still takes me an hour to change them over and they are designed for it!!!

Any reason you don’t want the canopy on all the time?
by jstanovic
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First New Car, Perth Based
Replies: 12
Views: 3899

Re: First New Car, Perth Based

It would cost $2k in fuel, better to just donate the money haha!!!

Welcome postcard. I thought there was some sort of fix for the radar, would have thought it was sorted by now though. Gotta love an alloy tray, super practical. Any other plans for the tray?
by jstanovic
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 15481

Re: 2021 engine's

That is true Butch, if they think it will sell they will make it happen!! I'm not sure the average motorist will see any tangible benefit of having and inline motor compared to a V6 though...
by jstanovic
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 15481

Re: 2021 engine's

A V6 engine can be used in many sized vehicles from passenger cars to utes to vans to whatever. Inline 6 would be limited in that regard and in today's manufacturing world that is it's biggest drawback.
by jstanovic
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tyre swap
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: Tyre swap

I saw a white PK-ish ranger today with PX2 XLT rims, didn’t get a good look but seems to fit well and I greet didn’t look to bad.
by jstanovic
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Is Dual Batts required for Winch?
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

Re: Is Dual Batts required for Winch?

Agree with above
by jstanovic
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: gvm-gcm upgrade
Replies: 53
Views: 42584

Re: gvm-gcm upgrade

NelsonPK, they used to do a upgrade kit that increased GCM to 7000kg. Since then the rules were clarified last year and supposedly the GCM upgrade was not allowed to happen anymore (GVM upgrade still OK though) but some installers seem to be getting away with the GCM upgrade still (eg Lovells).
by jstanovic
Thu May 16, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Muffler delete
Replies: 8
Views: 2685

Re: Muffler delete

Did it to my PX1 maybe 8 months ago, a little bit louder but nothing like a proper sports exhaust, the turbo whistle when you let off the accelerator is sort of loud. No noticeable difference in fuel economy.
by jstanovic
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Is this really were customer service is going???
Replies: 6
Views: 2418

Re: Is this really were customer service is going???

A quote is a quote, I would have told them to get stuffed.
by jstanovic
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: My Silver PX1
Replies: 10
Views: 5058

Re: My Silver PX1

NIce tray, looks a bit different to the norm!
by jstanovic
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Maxtrax - Where did you purchase them and how much did you p
Replies: 12
Views: 3897

Re: Maxtrax - Where did you purchase them and how much did y

I bought a set of 4 cheapies a couple years ago, work great in the sand, haven’t used them elsewhere. My mate has the real deal and so far no probs. When you compare them side by side you notice how cheap the cheap ones are!! The max grad are much more solid and weigh about 3 times as much. As other...
by jstanovic
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2018 XL low ride. MAKO Predator Edition.
Replies: 12
Views: 5369

Re: 2018 XL low ride. MAKO Pedator Edition.

Nice to see something other than a dual/supercab!!! Never seen a grill like it
by jstanovic
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Auto relocking
Replies: 8
Views: 5269

Re: Auto relocking

I installed switches on each of my canopy locks and wired them to the bonnet switch. That has a few benefits, first it doesn’t relock, it won’t let you lock the car as it thinks that the bonnet is up and the alarm also protects the canopy.
by jstanovic
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Location of brake controller
Replies: 10
Views: 4525

Re: Location of brake controller

I also have long legs so I put my Primus IQ under the cigarette sockets.

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by jstanovic
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Running in a new ranger
Replies: 12
Views: 4710

Re: Running in a new ranger

That would have to be the greatest Phurphy of all time. Maybe, I have never owned a new car. But mates who used to drive police cars and concrete trucks (different mates haha) have both noticed that the cars that were driven hard from new went the best. No official testing, just guys that get to dr...
by jstanovic
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Running in a new ranger
Replies: 12
Views: 4710

Re: Running in a new ranger

Drive it like you stole it! As an unwritten rule, cars that have been driven harder than average straight off the showroom floor often go better and get better fuel economy than cars that are babied for the first few thousand km.
by jstanovic
Sun May 20, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Cool white XLS build up
Replies: 201
Views: 205627

Re: Cool white XLS build up

Looks like you removed the trailer springs and the guards are sitting on the tyres!!!!
by jstanovic
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 2017 Silver Dual Cab XLS - Perth
Replies: 35
Views: 25888

Re: 2017 Silver Dual Cab XLS - Perth

Much better with the steps and rear bar black, looks good!
by jstanovic
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 3.2 won't rev to redline
Replies: 11
Views: 4423

Re: 3.2 won't rev to redline

I tried it again today in sports mode, exactly the same, up changes about 3800-3900rpm. At least I now know it's normal, back to riding the sub-3000rpm torque curve!
by jstanovic
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 3.2 won't rev to redline
Replies: 11
Views: 4423

Re: 3.2 won't rev to redline

Mate, the main reason for that redline is for over revving during steep decent or trying to hold a load back down steep hills. Fair enough, makes sense. It's just that every other car I have owned would rev to redline (or close to it) when flooring it in Drive, the Ranger changes at almost 1000rpm ...
by jstanovic
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 3.2 won't rev to redline
Replies: 11
Views: 4423

Re: 3.2 won't rev to redline

DangerRanger wrote:
Grant L1 wrote:
So jstanovic - I would say your Ranger is normal :)



Cheers

Danger
aka Gazz
unlike its owner haha
by jstanovic
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 3.2 won't rev to redline
Replies: 11
Views: 4423

Re: 3.2 won't rev to redline

Cheers. I don't intend on regularly revving it out, just wanted to confirm it wasn't faulty! For interest's sake I will try it in sports mode.
by jstanovic
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Snorkels - factory or aftermarket?
Replies: 27
Views: 14040

Re: Snorkels - factory or aftermarket?

I went for cheap ebay clone from Thailand and was impressed with what i got for my $98 delivered.I don't do much heavy off roading but there was a bullbar fitted when i brought the vehicle and was worried about the water that is suppose to splash up in the guard with the bumper removed. It had good...
by jstanovic
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 3.2 won't rev to redline
Replies: 11
Views: 4423

3.2 won't rev to redline

I gave my 3.2 auto a bootful from the traffic lights the other day (and kept my foot flat for a bit) and noticed it changed 1-2 and 2-3 at just under 4000rpm. The redline looks to be about 4700rpm. It's not my normal style and to be honest it seemed to be a waste even revving that high as the low do...