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by Trublu
Thu May 06, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Towing With 2.0 Ranger
Replies: 11
Views: 1429

Re: Towing With 2.0 Ranger

butch. wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 6:18 pm
Trublu wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 5:00 pm Six speed does not need the function like the 10 speed.
Cheers
not needed or not available on the six speed?
cheers, Butch.
6 speed does not have that many overdrive gears compared to 10 speed so no need for it.
Cheers.
by Trublu
Thu May 06, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Towing With 2.0 Ranger
Replies: 11
Views: 1429

Re: Towing With 2.0 Ranger

I don't know if the 6sp had this but at least on the 10sp box you can leave it in drive and use the little manual buttons on the gear stick to remove/add top gears that the auto box is allowed to use. This way you can leave it on auto but prevent use of the high gears as you wish. With just one cli...
by Trublu
Sun May 02, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wildtrak X from Vic
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Wildtrak X from Vic

That is one nice looking stock rig! happy motoring. ;)
by Trublu
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger delivery wait times
Replies: 46
Views: 3451

Re: Ranger delivery wait times

I ordered a Wildtrak X late November. First I was given a delivery date of 26 of Feb. Then I was told that there was a delay due to parts for the Biturbo engine. Car is now build and waiting to be shipped. I was given delivery to dealer 20th March, then 27th of March. On Friday I was told it is now...
by Trublu
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Reversing camera on van to factory screen
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Reversing camera on van to factory screen

Hi to everyone, just found this site, I have a 2012 XLT 4 door coming soon and am hoping to get some info about a reversing camera on a van. Can I integrate a reversing camera on a van into the main screen of the Ranger , Thanks all. Regards Dave Unfortunately no, you can fit a Wildtrak mirror with...
by Trublu
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, stay safe and see you all in the new year.
Cheers
by Trublu
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: ****Trolling****
Replies: 0
Views: 1017

****Trolling****

Once again a reminder to all when posting please refrain from trolling , we all here for the common goal of meaningful discussions for a whole range of topics, straight to point we don't need trouble makers here in the forum. Posting up a link to group rules if you wish to read them. Regards Trublu ...
by Trublu
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Everyone, Iam back !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: Hi Everyone, Iam back !!

Welcome back to the forum and will be looking forward to some of your posts if you still into the mods.

Cheers.
by Trublu
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Transmission Magnet's/Oil Look's Terrible, Thought's ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3866

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 g...
by Trublu
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Fuse block location
Replies: 7
Views: 2180

Re: Fuse block location

Jesselear wrote:Thanks for the replies guys, the fuses are only for low current.
UHF, rock lights, roof lights, possibly brake controller,
Do you think think it will be ok still?


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In my opinion you will be ok, I would do the same if adding a fuse block.
by Trublu
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Re: brakes

I find the oem brakes are fine so for me I will use ford genuine parts for next replacement when needed.
by Trublu
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Massive engine oil leak
Replies: 7
Views: 3083

Re: Massive engine oil leak

Not true the conrods are removable. But they are not supposed to be re-used. The problem is just buying one piston. Also I would get the injectors checked, odds on the cracked piston was caused by a faulty / sticky injector. Rebuild kits are available Example https://umrengines.com.au/page/2/?make=...
by Trublu
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What roof rack to buy?
Replies: 47
Views: 54766

Re: What roof rack to buy?

Sunsout05 wrote:Hi guys

Just hoping to follow up and find out how everyone who got the accent canopy has found it? I’m looking at getting one, but read some bad reviews online.

Thanks guys
Have had mine for a few years now with no regrets if any I would certainly buy another one for next vehicle.

Cheers
by Trublu
Sun May 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.
Replies: 35
Views: 8479

Re: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.

Correct me if i am wrong, the Ford manual says to tow in S, on the video he clearly states he is Auto!! Don't know if this would have made much difference, but sure you would read the manual first Does the manual really recommend to tow in Sport mode? I've looked and couldn't actually find anything...
by Trublu
Sun May 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.
Replies: 35
Views: 8479

Re: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.

naddis01 wrote:See the multiple specs that Mazda allow. Ford only have the one.
Go read your ford service guide book, you can use SAE5W-30 that meets the specification defined by ACEA A5/B5-08
by Trublu
Sun May 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.
Replies: 35
Views: 8479

Re: Ranger 3.2 litre vs 2 litre tow test.

And servicing confusion already exists, why is it that Ford specify 15,000 Km oil change intervals, and Mazda 10,000 for the exact same engine? Because Mazda specify a lower grade of oil. I thought Mazda was same as Ford specs for the 2.2 & 3.2 engines, usually increased sump capacity also plays a ...
by Trublu
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wildtrak X from Merimbula
Replies: 8
Views: 4250

Re: Wildtrak X from Merimbula

TCuz4 wrote:Hi team,
I’ve had to rejoin the forum with a new username as I could not get my password renewed.

Cheers
Tom
http://www.newranger.net/forums/viewtop ... =2&t=12750
by Trublu
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Advice needed on appalling after sales service
Replies: 7
Views: 3986

Re: Advice needed on appalling after sales service

Sounds like it may be green and yellow Well when i used to have a KTM the old saying was If you didn't buy an orange one you may have just bought a lemon. Seriously all this could have be avoided if they had employees who care but how can you do that if no one gives a FlICK all the way to the state...
by Trublu
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Would you buy another ranger/everest?
Replies: 29
Views: 9521

Re: Would you buy another ranger/everest?

Seven years with my current XLT and I will be interested in the next model for sure before I retire, I still think the ranger looks the best than what the competition offers. :D
by Trublu
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Advice needed on appalling after sales service
Replies: 7
Views: 3986

Re: Advice needed on appalling after sales service

Consumer affairs is your answer to your problem or a solicitor which will cost you.
by Trublu
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Whats your best mod for under $100
Replies: 20
Views: 6130

Re: Whats your best mod for under $100

Tailgate central locking is $17 from jaycar. Have just done my 20.25 ranger. Does that include harness, plugs, mounting bracket etc. I know it can be done on the cheap, but this kit is good quality. So does this have its own remote or uses the car remote :roll: It works with the car remote as I hav...
by Trublu
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 2021 engine's
Replies: 43
Views: 21131

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 Trublu
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Thinking of buying a Ranger
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

Re: Thinking of buying a Ranger

Looking at buying a 2015 XL3.2 4x4 auto ute and wondering if there's anything I need to look for, it's done 54,000kms and is an ex government car. I'm a bit old school so I'm not entirely sold on auto gearboxes but it drives ok, are they strong enough to cope with towing a car trailer for example ?...
by Trublu
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: 2017 Winning Blue XLS Auto
Replies: 38
Views: 19137

Re: 2017 Winning Blue XLS Auto

I had ARB fit my rack but went for the one without mesh, got me stuffed how you could wash the top of canopy with limited room to do so with the mesh.
I find my rack fit for purpose.
Cheers
by Trublu
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General News and Announcements
Topic: Users Accounts Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 5599

Users Accounts Problems

If anyone is having issues with their accounts then send a pm to me so I can try to sort it out, if you cannot log in then send a message to the email link. Very Important: When you send email to me make sure you provide your user name and email address when you joined this group. Just be aware I do...
by Trublu
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 1
Views: 1719

Merry Xmas

https://storage04.dropshots.com/photos9000/photos/1368771/20191221/013608.jpg I like to wish all members Merry Xmas & Happy New Year, stay safe and enjoy your holiday break, looking forward to reading more posts in the new year. Thanking you guys & gals for all the contributions to this great forum...
by Trublu
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Weight of Aftermarket Accessories
Replies: 23
Views: 9126

Re: Weight of Aftermarket Accessories

I'd like to know the if the "starting point" is correct. That is are the kerb weights as published by ford correct? So has anyone weighed their Ranger stock, as delivered, full fuel tank, without occupants, luggage or cargo and with all standard equipment. I weighed my Ranger a few back where I wor...
by Trublu
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'day all.
Replies: 9
Views: 4146

Re: G'day all.

My ute, as purchased. Clean, tidy and basic. 20191126_124000 (2).jpg New wheels and tyres fitted. 20191126_164222 (2).jpg First decent drive ended like this. 20191208_213610 (2).jpg I hit a full grown beef cow at 100kph. Still waiting to hear from insurer. Cheers. OMG I hope you are ok, think you m...
by Trublu
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Hyundai Ute ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5188

Re: Hyundai Ute ?

It will be interesting to see the full specs on this little ute. ;)
by Trublu
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Grab a bargain today !
Replies: 4
Views: 2967

Re: Grab a bargain today !

4wdsupercentre have a one day sale on today - some pretty cheap gear for those people getting set up for touring, camping or 4wdriving ! I think the 2.5 mtr x 2.5 mtr awning with strip light and free delivery for $129 is good value - I've had one on both my 4wd's for a number of years now and very ...
by Trublu
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 17195

Re: Climate change.

Interestingly who ever bank rolls a scientist thesis/research can influence their outcome and I think that has been proven in some cases. :o ;) Cheers. And I could also say the big business on the other side of the fence is doing exactly the same in their own interests. Think you just repeated what...
by Trublu
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 17195

Re: Climate change.

Interestingly who ever bank rolls a scientist thesis/research can influence their outcome and I think that has been proven in some cases. :o ;)

Cheers.
by Trublu
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 17195

Re: Climate change.

DangerRanger wrote:If it wasn't for " Climate Change " we would still be in the " Ice Age " ;)
Can you prove that? I swear it is getting colder as I'm getting older....what do you say to that? :lol:
by Trublu
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 17195

Re: Climate change.

As I have already said " I am Fully unqualified ". However the problem as I see it is "we" have not invented renewable energy yet, And if the global population continues to degrade energy at the current rate we are stuffed. But wait there's more, About half the global population who currently live ...
by Trublu
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Removing sunglasses holder/light panel???
Replies: 45
Views: 34319

Re: Removing sunglasses holder/light panel???

Hey guys, What's the trick to getting the sunglass holder/ interior light panel out, need to feed some wiring thru. Also the drivers a pillar trim, just clipped on? Did a search nothing came up!! Cheers Tim I am over the moon, I got the console out without having to remove the roof lining! light co...
by Trublu
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: FX4 from Perth
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

Re: FX4 from Perth

Welcome, nice looking rig you have there.
Cheers
by Trublu
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 17195

Re: Climate change.

With 63 years of my own observation the weather is definitely changing, you cannot deny mans industrialisation of the world in the last 200 years has contributed to this.
Cheers
by Trublu
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Are the stats right ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2169

Re: Are the stats right ?

Would be a mixture of spam bots & search bots, registered users and guests.
by Trublu
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Possible problem with trailer brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5817

Re: Possible problem with trailer brakes

The float and boat trailer both have led lights but the boats are a few years old. The box trailer are globes. If the sparky cant fix it this time I will give the Ford adaptor a go. Thanks for the reply. Cheers dave Do your research on this forum regarding the use of trailer led lights as it was re...
by Trublu
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Possible problem with trailer brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5817

Re: Possible problem with trailer brakes

Quick update, Took the Wildtrack back to the auto electrician yesterday and discussed the symptoms and the information contained in the Ford body & equipment manual. Picked up later in the day and was told the trigger wire had been moved to the brake pedal as per the manual. Got home and hooked up ...