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by Excouncil
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 19147

Re: 2021 engine's

I would be open to owning a Kia or Hyundai ute . If the quality and warranty of their current offerings is anything to go by , then ; welcome them in , I say . I state the above much along the lines that the new Ford ( and Toyota ) offerings will be freakin expensive things . So , as I approach the ...
by Excouncil
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: egt
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Re: egt

Ant318 wrote:Why not get a ultra gauge or scan gauge?
You will then be able to see other readings also.

Tony.
These will not give the egt reading required , there is no thermocouple fitted as standard .
by Excouncil
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Thinking of buying a Ranger
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Re: Thinking of buying a Ranger

The 6R80 trans is a very robust unit . It does need regular care tho' . Fit an after market sump like the American sourced Performance Automatics one as well as their dipstick kit ! It is now priced at around $400 USD delivered but is worth every cent ! This allows quick and easy checking of fluid l...
by Excouncil
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: egt
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Re: egt

i have a mk3 ranger i would like to install a egt gauge does anybody know is there a location on th manifold or dpf to mount the sensor Unfortunately , there is no ready place for a temp sensor . You can drill and tap the exhaust manifold near where the turbo bolts on and that is a good place to ha...
by Excouncil
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Fridges in a wildtrack
Replies: 23
Views: 18713

Re: Fridges in a wildtrack

Doesn't it get awfully hot under one of these covers, I don't know why not more people fit a canopy they are so much more versatile and don't get us hot as covers and roller covers and with sliding windows there is always ventilation.: It does get hot , 70 under the roll top and 82 ( I have measure...
by Excouncil
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Pioneer platform size
Replies: 2
Views: 2109

Re: Pioneer platform size

1200 x 1900 (round figures ) above s/cab tub .
by Excouncil
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Grab a bargain today !
Replies: 4
Views: 2697

Re: Grab a bargain today !

There is a problem with mobs like this , They do not seem to sell much stuff that is not Chinese ; my experience with that is , that it is very fragile and has short life expectancy . It , further appears that , on the occasion that they have brand name gear ; their prices are not so much better tha...
by Excouncil
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover
Replies: 12
Views: 4677

Re: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover

I need to drop in to that place I try to avoid , by the sound of it .
Thanks guys !
by Excouncil
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 15333

Re: Climate change.

We're all on the same page then , Looking at the latest Scientific American , there is news re the logging of the Amazon will impact rainfall as far south as B.A. in Argentina If the future problems are to be reduced to , possibly , manageable levels ; how then does the message get pushed thru to th...
by Excouncil
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover
Replies: 12
Views: 4677

Re: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover

Try Blackmans leather for a "proper" leather cover. If that's what you can have . I had the seats and steering wheel done by them about five years back and very happy. cheers, Butch. The trimmer who did my Chev has just warned me about this and leather , no go , he said . It seems that light oils ,...
by Excouncil
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover
Replies: 12
Views: 4677

Re: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover

Hey Excouncil I have been using one of these for the past 2 and a bit years. It has served me well with good grip even when hands are wet and is easily replaceable for just over $20. Maybe this might give a solution and if it get ruined quickly is only $20 to replace. https://www.supercheapauto.com...
by Excouncil
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: A more or less durable , steering wheel cover
Replies: 12
Views: 4677

A more or less durable , steering wheel cover

Hopefully , I am not the only one who has this problem and , hopefully , some one else may have found a cure for this problem . I have too many years of exposure to certain chemicals that are essential to the processes of the industry I work in . This now leaves me a dermatitis problem that requires...
by Excouncil
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Possible problem with trailer brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5205

Re: Possible problem with trailer brakes

With hydraulics , none of these problems exist and .
anyone with heaven half a brain can fault find it .
by Excouncil
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: I have an old car
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

I have an old car

It is a 1967 Chevrolet Impala , For some time I have been approached by people who want to buy it for as low as they can and tart it up and basically , rip somebody off . I know that economically I should just take their money and care no more ! Problem for me is , I put so much work into it won the...
by Excouncil
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: gvm-gcm upgrade
Replies: 53
Views: 45685

Re: gvm-gcm upgrade

The reason someone gets a GVM or GCM upgrade or both is to "be legal". So I would strongly suggest before anyone spends their hard earned, check with your state transport authority if they accept upgrades. My understanding is NSW, Tas and WA will not accept a GCM upgrade. Having a little plate fixe...
by Excouncil
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 19147

Re: 2021 engine's

Interesting to note that a couple of ute comparisons that I've read that had most of the manufacturers represented , the V6's were in the upper end or the middle of the pack for actual real world economy while on test compared to the smaller engines including the twin turbo jobs. Yes an inline six ...
by Excouncil
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 19147

Re: 2021 engine's

MarkDRanger , utes like that are not marketed toward only you , It is the likes of me that are the target , city slickers dreaming of having the biggest , toughest ……..on the block, etcetera . So , the guys like me buy these things and all of a sudden there's trouble at the shops and , do I need to ...
by Excouncil
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 19147

Re: 2021 engine's

And that there is another great reason to move to something like the Ram 2500 with the inline six. It is a truck with "Purpose" and "bling". Plus better than 3.5 ton tow capacity. with 1350 nm torque 300 kw power. Those sorta numbers make the VW and landcruser look a bit inadequate. Cheers, Butch. ...
by Excouncil
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 19147

Re: 2021 engine's

lincolnland wrote:Have a look at the barra t. Nufsed
I have had no experience with the petrol six at all ,so , 'scuse my ignorance here ; what is with the barra six ?
only petrol engines I've been into are Honda B series 4s and Chev v8 and that does not apply here .
by Excouncil
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 19147

Re: 2021 engine's

From a performance standpoint there is not ( these days ) a lot of difference between the V and inline configurations . There is , however , a large difference when fuel economy and durability is the main criteria ; The inline engine is a better balanced ( some would say , the only perfectly balance...
by Excouncil
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 19147

Re: 2021 engine's

With the Ford world wide trend to (small displacement and big boost) eco type engines , I would not be surprised if 1.8 and 2.0 litre Diesel here and 2.5 or even 2.2 petrol in Europe , is the engine offerings we will be given for the Ranger that we will be given access to . It just seems that Ford a...
by Excouncil
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Custom air box
Replies: 15
Views: 11879

Re: Custom air box

Ant318 wrote:Could it be that you have not refitted the sensor that measures the pressure drop across the filter?

Tony.
Curious about the need for this sort of sensor , from when did it become a standard fit ?
What is wrong with just keeping with the MAF ?
by Excouncil
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Caravan break away monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: Caravan break away monitor

Check out the Alko tow gear from Europe , Now avail in oz it is good stuff and there is just the one you want . to make that work you have a separate small wire rope and Karabina that you clip on at the tow bar and when the trailer detaches the wire rope triggers the trailer brakes , it works very w...
by Excouncil
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Is Dual Batts required for Winch?
Replies: 13
Views: 4161

Re: Is Dual Batts required for Winch?

But , What do you suggest in the case I observed on a rocky track : Up against a ledge that was just above axle height , my ammeter was showing 630 amp , At that power consumption , the pissy 100 amp from the ranger alternator was just that , pissy ! Fortunately for me ( unfortunately for the people...
by Excouncil
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Who believes the gear change indicator?
Replies: 8
Views: 3351

Re: Who believes the gear change indicator?

Drive the auto and you will often find that at light throttle it changes up too early ,
the ecu will let the engine run in 6th at 1300 revs !
Very much eco oriented .
by Excouncil
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 240volt AC inverter broke
Replies: 8
Views: 3532

Re: 240volt AC inverter broke

When out of warranty .
What is the cost of these things ?
by Excouncil
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 240volt AC inverter broke
Replies: 8
Views: 3532

Re: 240volt AC inverter broke

It sounds to me to be heat related , a power transistor gets hot , the junction overheats and then the plastic case cracks open; sparks and smoke and that burnt plastic insulation smell . Under the seat is probably the ' best of a bad bunch ' situation when it comes to finding a location for somethi...
by Excouncil
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Roadsafe Front Recovery Points for PX2
Replies: 22
Views: 8360

Re: Roadsafe Front Recovery Points for PX2

Having a further think about this , One could insert a pin thru one or both chassis rail/s and run the rope inside the rail , run it to the rear side of the bull bar and anchor it there in a type of clevis fixture . Directly in front of that , use the rope anchor bolts to attach a loop or hook to th...
by Excouncil
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Roadsafe Front Recovery Points for PX2
Replies: 22
Views: 8360

Re: Roadsafe Front Recovery Points for PX2

I use the ones built into my MCB rocker bar . This works well with a winch . I Would not use these with a snatch rope , clearly this would bugger up the impact absorbing thing of the airbag triggering thing of the ; well ; you see what I mean . So , snatching from ahead of the chassis rail crumple p...
by Excouncil
Fri May 31, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 2496

Re: New brakes

12 to 16 minutes out of 40 . original brakes went 91 k before needing change These turkeys cannot merge to save themselves , too timid or too aggressive Why the f can they not maintain a constant speed ?If they only use the mirrors then horn/lights not required The whole thing is that they can only ...
by Excouncil
Tue May 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 2496

Re: New brakes

You guys are fortunate to not have to put up with this stuff ! The shear thoughtlessness/ brainlessness and lack of driving skill is just , just beyond description . The girls get in the fast lane and sit just below their indication of the speed limit, they see themselves as doing no harm/no wrong a...
by Excouncil
Fri May 24, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 2496

New brakes

I have been getting used to the new front brakes and , and now I think that us ute guys are being short changed by the vehicle manufacturers ! When you have a close look at all of the heavy duty utes today; you will see that they all have much the same in the way of brakes . Some have discs on the r...
by Excouncil
Sat May 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Recall
Replies: 9
Views: 3523

Re: Recall

Whatever the problem , I'd much rather have brakes then breaks !
by Excouncil
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: On Board Air
Replies: 0
Views: 1978

On Board Air

I have just perfected an air compressor set up that delivers air at 10bar and 13 CFM .
I won't post details , it is not easy to do the job but , If anyone is hands on enough then PM me for details .
It involves driving an air con compressor with a starter motor .
Cheers,
Mark.
by Excouncil
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Car Dealership Misinformation
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

Car Dealership Misinformation

Back in 2017 the ACCC found that car dealers were not doing the right thing by new car buyers . Nothing new there , of course ! They did , however , express considerable concern about the way the dealers were misleading people regards their rights under Australian Consumer Law . They had woken up to...
by Excouncil
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: TJM Outback bar Price
Replies: 9
Views: 3268

Re: TJM Outback bar Price

A fellow believer ! they are saying that this current dry spell has made it seem like the roo's are in plague proportions . I was out Cobar way w'end before last and , I knew they would be plenty about but ; still hit three littlees and two big'uns all at once . it broke my front led bar and a drivi...
by Excouncil
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: TJM Outback bar Price
Replies: 9
Views: 3268

Re: TJM Outback bar Price

I use the MCC steel bar ,
I straightened it out after a few big hits , by chaining it to a power pole .
Then when the twin side bar set up went on , well , no more having to ruin a good power pole .
by Excouncil
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: TJM Outback bar Price
Replies: 9
Views: 3268

Re: TJM Outback bar Price

Copie wrote:Price looks about right but get the alloy version not the steel one
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Why alloy when , generally ; one decent roo hit and that material is scrap metal ?

If you never go bush then , it makes sense only if the tough look is all you wanted.
by Excouncil
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Sync 3 "a news announcement is active"
Replies: 5
Views: 2748

Re: Sync 3 "a news announcement is active"

lincolnland wrote:Donald trump resigned
The free world should be so lucky !!!
by Excouncil
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Uneek Crawler bar and Front grill
Replies: 4
Views: 2700

Re: Uneek Crawler bar and Front grill

Ford went to a lot of trouble to get the max amount of air rammed thru the radiator .
It is wise to try and retain as much of that as possible , when fitting up your bull bar ,
especially when you take into consideration ; the restriction imposed by driving lights and winch relay box .