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by Hoyks
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger longevity
Replies: 19
Views: 6178

Re: Ranger longevity

2013 with 175000km and nothing but oil changes.
by Hoyks
Tue May 19, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: CLUTCH REPLACEMENT
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Re: CLUTCH REPLACEMENT

It would certainly depend on how you drive it... and it the main seal has leaked. Mine is over 150k and still on the factory clutch. I'm the only one that drives it, she's done a lot of highway km, where it goes into 6th and sits there for hours and minimal towing. Off road I pick a low gear and don...
by Hoyks
Thu May 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Leaf spring bushes replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Re: Leaf spring bushes replacement

And you need to lower and raise the axle and keep it level. Any twisting and it is hard to get everything to align. I found it easiest to jack up the back end with a trolley jack under the diff and put chassis stands under the chassis. Then take the wheels off and lower the axle. Then you can fit th...
by Hoyks
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 16526

Re: Climate change.

The first law of thermodynamics, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, energy can only be changed from one state to another... blah blah blah. Tidal from the movement of the moon. Lots of energy there and our changing the kinetic energy...
by Hoyks
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Climate change.
Replies: 56
Views: 16526

Re: Climate change.

Yes its real, you can't dig ancient forests out of the ground and turn them into gas and not expect something to happen. As for the people that buy the line that it isn't caused by people or is in any way in doubt... just follow the money: Scientists have to bid for funding to do research, but if it...
by Hoyks
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Common problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2481

Re: Common problems

Intercooler hoses splitting
Crank angle sensor falling out
by Hoyks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Is Dual Batts required for Winch?
Replies: 13
Views: 4526

Re: Is Dual Batts required for Winch?

In most installations the dual battery controller will detect the voltage drop off and isolate the second battery, so unless you have some way of over riding this or hot wiring the batteries together, then the 2nd battery will be out of the game. If the winch is working that hard, then reaching for ...
by Hoyks
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Is Dual Batts required for Winch?
Replies: 13
Views: 4526

Re: Is Dual Batts required for Winch?

A second battery isn't needed, you are much better off installing it and connecting direct to the starter battery. At full noise it can be pulling 390 Amps, which if you are trying to draw that from a battery in the tub will be making the cabling rather warm and will most likely overload the dual ba...
by Hoyks
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Who believes the gear change indicator?
Replies: 8
Views: 3621

Re: Who believes the gear change indicator?

I had a play with it today. I could get it to come on at around 1750rpm for the most feeble throttle inputs, from 1850-2250rpm for general driving and if I floored it in 3rd, I passed 3500rpm and changed without the light even blinking. I came from an asthmatic N/A diesel Ford Courier that needed to...
by Hoyks
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Who believes the gear change indicator?
Replies: 8
Views: 3621

Re: Who believes the gear change indicator?

I ignore it and drive by ear/feel, but for the most part when I change is about when the light comes on anyway. Its pretty flat on the drive to work and the only traffic light is where I turn in the gate, so 100m out of my driveway and I'm only playing with gears 4-6 though. Most of the time I drive...
by Hoyks
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Qld Police defecting lifted 4x4s
Replies: 8
Views: 5004

Re: Qld Police defecting lifted 4x4s

No sympathy really. There are rules to follow for up sizing the suspension and tyres. Its easy to find what you can do legally with no certification required. There are stated lifts you can do yourself and where you have to employ the services of an engineer to certify you have done it safely as goi...
by Hoyks
Wed May 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Compressed air or venturi diesel pump
Replies: 15
Views: 5172

Re: Compressed air or venturi diesel pump

lincolnland wrote:I open 3 cans regularly to extract the moisture goodness within. :)
Those cans also get a bit of condensation too.....if prepared correctly.
by Hoyks
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Compressed air or venturi diesel pump
Replies: 15
Views: 5172

Re: Compressed air or venturi diesel pump

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. Its called a Tanami Pump .If you don't have the gear/time/inclination to build one, then its an off the shelf item. https://ww...
by Hoyks
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Web page Redirect on this forum
Replies: 28
Views: 8637

Re: Web page Redirect on this forum

No, but using Firefox and running Adblock Plus.
by Hoyks
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Jack Stands - Rachet or Pin?
Replies: 11
Views: 4215

Re: Jack Stands - Rachet or Pin?

I like the ratchet type as I think they are safer as they are easier to adjust so you have less time and less body parts under the vehicle and less time with no support. Jack it up until the stand fits under at its lowest setting, then jack a bit and lift the stand 1 click. With pin type you have to...
by Hoyks
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: interstate transport
Replies: 16
Views: 6073

Re: interstate transport

A mate with a SA licence got a permit to tow a new unregistered trailer from Wagga to SA, so there must be a way around it.
by Hoyks
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: interstate transport
Replies: 16
Views: 6073

Re: interstate transport

Most freight companies won't touch it with stuff in the back. Stuff gets lost in transit, they get in trouble, so its not worth it for them.

Driving it back, you only need 1 permit as the states recognize each others. I think Qld is cheapest, NSW charge by the day, no idea on what SA charge.
by Hoyks
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Fitting a Lightbar into the reverse light wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 2865

Re: Fitting a Lightbar into the reverse light wiring

Yes you would want a relay, a dedicated supply from the battery and a fuse close to the battery. Battery to fuse to switch to slave circuit of relay to lights to chassis/ground. The switch I'd just go with an On/Off and they will only come on with Reverse selected Can you find the earth for the exis...
by Hoyks
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: G'day from Narrabri NSW
Replies: 9
Views: 3189

Re: G'day from Narrabri NSW

I was out your way last week. My daughter needed hrs for her L's and my sister is out near Mt Kaputar. I'm on holidays, she had 2 days off her christmas shifts, so get driving kid and 12 hrs ticked off. Last time I was there I had to ford the creek to get in, bloody dry now. Looks like I'll have to ...
by Hoyks
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good evening - introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 3662

Re: Good evening - introduction

There is nothing like CAD* for working out proportions.

*Cardboard Aided Design
by Hoyks
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: NEW - HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 4690

Re: NEW - HELP

Yeah, its certainly a common failure. On my 2nd one, Mazda made a big thing about how good it was they were helping me out, even though my vehicle was 2 days outside its warranty :roll:
by Hoyks
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good evening - introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 3662

Re: Good evening - introduction

You going to stick with the tub, or swap it out for an alloy tray? Advantages of an alloy tray is that it gives you a nice flat area to work with less shiny paint to get scratched and space underneath for flatish water or fuel tanks or a full length draw. Its also around 100kg lighter than the steel...
by Hoyks
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: NEW - HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 4690

Re: NEW - HELP

If its come on and gone away with a restart, then its a reasonable bet its an intercooler hose. Have a look at the back of the big hose that comes up past the battery, you may find a 1/4" - 1/2" split in it. If you drive really sedately, then the light may take a while to come on, but if you give it...
by Hoyks
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What's tat??
Replies: 16
Views: 7207

Re: What's tat??

The 'caravan style plug' is more than likely an Anderson Plug , but there are a a few interchangeable versions. https://12voltdirect.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/andersongenuine.jpg https://12voltdirect.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/andersongenuine.jpg If its in the tray, then the idea is t...
by Hoyks
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Aldi Folding Solar Panels 120W
Replies: 5
Views: 3201

Re: Aldi Folding Solar Panels 120W

I've had mine for a few years now. It works well, although the controller that came with it was rubbish. I upgraded that bit for not much via eBay.
by Hoyks
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Hardwiring Dashcams - any issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 4005

Re: Hardwiring Dashcams - any issues?

Just so happens I do.

I lifted out the fuse box and picked up a bolt for fuel filter the cover and the fuse box/BCM tray.
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by Hoyks
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Hardwiring Dashcams - any issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 4005

Re: Hardwiring Dashcams - any issues?

I added a small fuse block under the bonnet that has multiple blade fuses slots. The terminals on one side I drilled out the small hole in the terminal, threaded through some wire, laid them over and soldered them all together to act as a busbar. This side is hooked to the battery. IMG_1239.JPG To t...
by Hoyks
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Qld Police defecting lifted 4x4s
Replies: 8
Views: 5004

Re: Qld Police defecting lifted 4x4s

Silkwood wrote:Is there no other datum point they can check at the rear, Hoyks?
On mine, no as I don't have the tub with wheel arches as a reference point. They could probably measure the gap on the bump stops if they wanted to crawl under the car, but it has settled and would be within the 50mm now anyway.
by Hoyks
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Qld Police defecting lifted 4x4s
Replies: 8
Views: 5004

Re: Qld Police defecting lifted 4x4s

If it looks like a defect, then they will look closer to see if it is a defect. The lift limits without engineering are easily available to find on any of the state transport websites. For determining the lift height they have an online resource called the Road Vehicle Descriptor that has tables of ...
by Hoyks
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What Insurance company do you use......recommend or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 10651

Re: What Insurance company do you use......recommend or not?

I bent my 3 month old ute doing a side track at Gunshot Ck. CGU paid it out with no issue at all. PDS is written in plain english and doesn't have anywhere near as many exclusions as some of the 'specialist' insurers have in theirs. Glass cover has no excess and no limit on the number of claims in a...
by Hoyks
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Auto relocking
Replies: 8
Views: 6121

Re: Auto relocking

You could buy an after market central locking kit and wire it just into the actuators on the canopy?
It would be another fob on your key ring, or you could just carry the canopy fob around the site.
by Hoyks
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Winch install questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7165

Re: Winch install questions

Yeah, the winch goes well, I haven't used it a lot, but it has got me out of a few holes. Certainly craps all over using the Tirfor I have gathering dust in the shed. Same way i did my winch on my px1 ranger. There are 2 bolts on the grill and i snapped a few clips on the radiator shroud but no issu...
by Hoyks
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Winch install questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7165

Re: Winch install questions

I fitted a winch to the TJM bar on my BT50. No bar removal required, just open the bonnet, remove the grill by undoing the plastic clips and drop the winch down into the bar from the top. Of course the profile of the Ranger might be slightly different as it doesn't have the same grill, but its worth...
by Hoyks
Sun May 27, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger standard mags on trailers
Replies: 7
Views: 3762

Re: Ranger standard mags on trailers

As said, it will depend on the drum and bearings that you are running and the space you have to spare on the inside. This is the Ford/Mazda steel wheel mounted to the rear hub on my BT50. Note the turned up metal in the middle of the wheel that sits against the lugs on the brake drum. The ROH Landcr...
by Hoyks
Sun May 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Light bar or spotties on PX2 Nudge bar
Replies: 21
Views: 8912

Re: Light bar or spotties on PX2 Nudge bar

You don't want any extra lights down too low, aim for as close to bonnet height as you can get. I tried some bolted on under the front bumper on a car years ago an they were rubbish. Because they were so low they threw shadows into pot holes, so a smallish dip, corrugation or pot hole looked like a ...
by Hoyks
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: An expensive blunder?
Replies: 9
Views: 5570

Re: An expensive blunder?

The vehicle manufacturer sets the tow rating, then the tow bar manufacturer makes a tow bar. The tow bar guy can specify the rating up to and not exceeding what the vehicle manufacturer sets. Chassis wise there weren't a lot of changes during the whole P series. I had a '98 model and a mate bought a...
by Hoyks
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Insurance repair and compliance and VIN plates
Replies: 14
Views: 8290

Re: Insurance repair and compliance and VIN plates

It would be inconvenient not having one when it comes to selling. I had a mate that had a Torana XU1 stolen, it was recovered a few months later, but the compliance plate missing. He got by with the factory chassis number stamping and a letter from Holden with the details on it. That was a rare olde...
by Hoyks
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: DAKAR - 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 10439

Re: DAKAR - 2018

DangerRanger wrote:Stage 8

Toby Price was third fastest on the day and pulled six minutes back on race leader Adrien Van Beveren to move to fourth overall. :)
And today he got lost and was down 40 (something) minutes :(
by Hoyks
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: DAKAR - 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 10439

Re: DAKAR - 2018

Too old? there are mad Frenchmen in their 50's at the top of the leader board, but I suppose it helps if you have a massive budget behind you too. I'd love to do it, belting across the desert at 150.... But then you see the guys that have been behind the wheel for 14 hours straight, absolutely shatt...
by Hoyks
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Rock Sliders
Replies: 35
Views: 26831

Re: Rock Sliders

What about TJM, they look ok and not too bad price wise? I got a set of TJM ones. They are at the heavier duty end, but still only sidesteps. The mounts and tube are designed to crush in a side impact so as to maintain the SRS airbag compliance. They will stop a stick hitting the sill and gravel im...