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by Gof379842
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PX2 Supertourer
Replies: 9
Views: 4713

Re: PX2 Supertourer

You should have used Huck rivets for vibration resistance.
by Gof379842
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Engine temp gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 4409

Re: Engine temp gauge

I have Scangauge II and have the readout displaying engine temp, gearbox (auto) temp, voltage and GPS calibrated speed for my (oversize) tyres.
by Gof379842
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tail Gate Dust Seal kit
Replies: 14
Views: 9256

Re: Tail Gate Dust Seal kit

The other major dust entry point is at the front (actually slightly back) under the top lip each side, it connects to the area above and in front of the wheel arch liner. A lunp of foam rubber (plastic) stuffed in the hole will keep the dust back from there.
by Gof379842
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Squeaky Rear Suspension
Replies: 10
Views: 7335

Re: Squeaky Rear Suspension

Check out "Squeking OME leaf springs" in Suspension talk.
by Gof379842
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Painting chequer plate side steps
Replies: 10
Views: 8299

Re: Painting chequer plate side steps

Grit blast and two pack polyurethane (or epoxy) would be the toughest wearing.
by Gof379842
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: BENT RAIL BETWEEN REAR WINDOW AND BACK SIDE WINDOW
Replies: 19
Views: 16765

Re: BENT RAIL BETWEEN REAR WINDOW AND BACK SIDE WINDOW

The tub and cab are both rubber mounted and can move, the ladder frame chassis can flex and twist as well. It looks like when you bounced through the creek that is what happened. The impact points are a little above the corresponding points on the tub. Did the rear suspension bottom out at the same ...
by Gof379842
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: long range fuel tanks
Replies: 140
Views: 179769

Re: long range fuel tanks

When it looses power try partially opening the fuel cap to see if it makes a difference. If no joy drop the supply line off the fuel filter and turn the ignition on (do not start) if you do not get a gush of diesel it is the lift pump in the tank. The breather is a about 16 mm pipe that goes over th...
by Gof379842
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: OME 2 inch lift tyre problems
Replies: 12
Views: 10985

Re: OME 2 inch lift tyre problems

You are better off having the alignment done before the tyre rotation and point out the uneven wear to the guy doing the alignment, he can then make a call on it, if it is in factory specs and they need a little fudging to compensate or if indeed it is outside of specs. An alignment done in time is ...
by Gof379842
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PX Bakes
Replies: 29
Views: 29600

Re: PX Bakes

I had the same issue with my old Territory, the brakes (OEM) were pretty good with normal braking but one time I had a peanut pull out on my left in a 80 zone when I was only 3 car lengths from the intersection. The brakes were stone cold and it felt like there was a brick under the brake pedal. It ...
by Gof379842
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: show us ya shed!
Replies: 36
Views: 42788

Re: show us ya shed!

[quote="Doggy451"]Here's my shed, not really a full on man cave, but it does have a beer fridge :-)
It's to store all my junk, 12 x 8m, still not big enough... :roll:
You realise there is an unwritten law on ALL sheds: your gear will expand to fill all available spaces.....plus 10% :D
by Gof379842
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: OME 2 inch lift tyre problems
Replies: 12
Views: 10985

Re: OME 2 inch lift tyre problems

I suspect the problem is in the specs, I was getting (moderate) excessive wear on the outside of the front tyres (Fox 2.0 struts wound up to 2" lift). I took it to the local alignment shop, they checked it and said it was in specs, I pointed out the wear and said I want more toe out, which they did ...
by Gof379842
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Feed back required. People with PX I and II autos
Replies: 50
Views: 63505

Re: Feed back required. People with PX I and II autos

Check to make sure the breather on top of the box is in position and has not been knocked off alowing the oil fumes/spray out over the box.
by Gof379842
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 5000k Noisy engine
Replies: 1
Views: 2086

Re: 5000k Noisy engine

If it is an auto, check the shield on the trans cooler, give it a tap with a screw driver handle to see if it has a buzz/rattle, if so replace the rivets with bolts, or better still replace it with a air/oil cooler.
by Gof379842
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: will a 50 amp charger charge a max 25 amp battery
Replies: 29
Views: 34847

Re: will a 50 amp charger charge a max 25 amp battery

Try hooking it up in parallel with another battery, put the charger on it and when it is charging drop the other battery off and see if it continues charging. The other thing to try is load testing it, hook a spot light or headlight or something else with a reasonable draw and see if it will run for...
by Gof379842
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: will a 50 amp charger charge a max 25 amp battery
Replies: 29
Views: 34847

Re: will a 50 amp charger charge a max 25 amp battery

What are you using to get the voltage reading? It may be understating the voltage and the charger is reading a fully charged battery and going into standby. Can you hook a spotlight to the battery for say 30 minutes to pull it down a bit and then hook up the charger. If it was fully charged the char...
by Gof379842
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: will a 50 amp charger charge a max 25 amp battery
Replies: 29
Views: 34847

Re: will a 50 amp charger charge a max 25 amp battery

A fully charged battery at rest will show 12.6 volts (more if you have jut charged it), what is the battery voltage by itself? If it is stuffed it will not accept any charge and the charger (if it is a "smart" charger) will read it as fully charged and only deliver a float voltage, if it is OK and f...
by Gof379842
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger tub extension.
Replies: 18
Views: 17020

Re: Ranger tub extension.

You could go for a flat tray, the downside is the deck is a lot higher (the same height as the top of the wheel arches) the other alternative is a long narrow tray at normal ute level and mudguards on the side, as per some of the mid size yank trucks.
by Gof379842
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger tub extension.
Replies: 18
Views: 17020

Re: Ranger tub extension.

It will require a body cut and shut or a chassis stretch, the wheel arch is in the wrong spot, the king cab has extra length in front of the wheel arch.
by Gof379842
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tow bar tongue
Replies: 16
Views: 11777

Re: Tow bar tongue

Having it tongue down keeps the horizontal thrust from the ball in line with the axis of the shank, that is the push/pull from the trailer will not try and rotate the shank in the (excessively short) socket. The only logical reason would be a design shortfall in the hitch assembly. As an aside, the ...
by Gof379842
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: BT50 water in internal light fixture
Replies: 9
Views: 6127

Re: BT50 water in internal light fixture

It may still leak, if there is a pressure diffential while travelling forcing the water in or even movement from vibrations pumping the water in, did you squirt it right on the joint line between the roof and base, even try giving the aerial a wiggle while you do it. If you remove the base there wil...
by Gof379842
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger Primary fuel filter microns
Replies: 6
Views: 4621

Re: Ranger Primary fuel filter microns

I used a Fuelmanager 31572, 150 micron pre-filter water separator, normally used in marine applications for my pre-filter.
by Gof379842
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 4x4 without a Bullbar or Winch
Replies: 17
Views: 14473

Re: 4x4 without a Bullbar or Winch

It really depends on the level the animal hits at, l have accounted for three kangaroos and one emu with my various 4WD's all with bull bars and the only one that could have ended with a walk home was the emu, it hit right on radiator level, all the roos were relatively small and went under. That be...
by Gof379842
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: long range fuel tanks
Replies: 140
Views: 179769

Re: long range fuel tanks

Have you pinched/kinked the breather pipe?
You could drop the wheel well liner, disconnect the breather pipe from the filler neck, stick a piece of hose in it and try blowing in it, it should flow freely.
by Gof379842
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Custom air box
Replies: 15
Views: 11929

Re: Custom air box

Are you sure one of the rubber hoses has not split (or the intercooler).
by Gof379842
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Led spotlights on a xlt mk2
Replies: 27
Views: 34268

Re: Led potlights on a xlt mk2

I used a HID adaptor plug, it is a ceramic female plug for the back of the globe with a short length of wires to a female plug back to the OEM plug, I cut into the high beam wire for a signal to a relay on the battery via a fuse, the other side of the signal wire went back to a switch at the dash to...
by Gof379842
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Removing rear mud flaps
Replies: 4
Views: 3938

Re: Removing rear mud flaps

It is not so much a problem with rocks denting the bodywork as they come up on a pretty shallow angle, however, expect the paintwork to be sand blasted off pretty quickly if you go off the blacktop. Years back one of my brothers did a trip Mildura to north of Alice via dirt country roads through NSW...
by Gof379842
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: BP51 Suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 2932

Re: BP51 Suspension

Do a search for "Tailshaft vibes, the proper fix" for an in depth explanation and alternative to the factory setup.
by Gof379842
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Front recovery points
Replies: 72
Views: 86333

Re: Front recovery points

Before you get too confident with your super thick recovery bracket have a look at the chassis thickness. As it is pressed and welded construction and not heat treated I would expect a yield strength of no more than 350-400 mPa, garden variety mild steel is 250 mPa. A great big fat recovery bracket ...
by Gof379842
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: CARAVAN REVERSING CAMERA INTEGRATION WITH XLT
Replies: 13
Views: 11375

Re: CARAVAN REVERSING CAMERA INTEGRATION WITH XLT

Well it looks like the copy and paste from my posting on the Ford Forums site did not like the pictures, the visor is from EBay and the only mod was a spacer for the clip and a longer screw.
by Gof379842
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: CARAVAN REVERSING CAMERA INTEGRATION WITH XLT
Replies: 13
Views: 11375

Re: CARAVAN REVERSING CAMERA INTEGRATION WITH XLT

I got a replacement sun visor video monitor for my reverse camera, it has its own power switch (hooked to an accessory power feed) so I can use it on command, a lot better than the dicky rear view monitor. Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger versionName: CIMG9128.jpgViews: 44Size: 34.8 KB ID:...
by Gof379842
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: CARAVAN REVERSING CAMERA INTEGRATION WITH XLT
Replies: 13
Views: 11375

Re: CARAVAN REVERSING CAMERA INTEGRATION WITH XLT

I fitted an after market DVD screen integrated into the back of the drivers sun visor, works a treat and can be run at anytime I want.
by Gof379842
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Excessive fuel consumption
Replies: 55
Views: 60835

Re: Excessive fuel consumption

Wait until you have at least 15,000 km on the clock before you start to look at fuel consumption, at least with mine it took that long to free up.
by Gof379842
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tell me your ranger niggles
Replies: 65
Views: 62679

Re: Tell me your ranger niggles

Jalito wrote:Suggest you get 3D mats. They cover foot rest and are worth their cost in other ways too.
I cut some rubber matting to the right size and glued some Velcro to the back of it (the hook part) and put it on.
The Velcro sticks like the proverbial to the carpet.
by Gof379842
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PX2 Brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 31490

Re: PX2 Brake upgrade

A couple more questions,the electric brakes...if the van has 16 inch or larger wheels it should have 12 inch drums to be legal, I have seen some "off road" vans with the big 6 stud wheels and only 10 inch drums inside. One other question is are you asking too much from the braking system overall, a ...
by Gof379842
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PX2 Brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 31490

Re: PX2 Brake upgrade

The other thing to check if you have adjusted the brakes, jack up each wheel in turn and give it a spin. It should turn freely with a bit of a scraping sound (the electromagnet), if there is any dragging they are adjusted too tight and will overheat as you travel and then not work too flash when you...
by Gof379842
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PX2 Brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 31490

Re: PX2 Brake upgrade

Check your van brakes, they all should be at the same temperature after stopping (warm to hot), while stationary have someone hold the brakes on, you should hear a humming sound from each van hub. What I have found is the "expert" caravan manufacturers without fail run the brake wires vertically fro...
by Gof379842
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Good bye Ranger
Replies: 56
Views: 59450

Re: Good bye Ranger

But the cruser is not driving the track, the winch is dragging it through.
by Gof379842
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Do Wildtrak Roller Shutters Leak Water
Replies: 26
Views: 31039

Re: Do Wildtrak Roller Shutters Leak Water

I stuffed some foam rubber in the holes and used some self adhesive D shaped foam sealing strip around the tail gate and that stopped 99 percent of the dust.
by Gof379842
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Do Wildtrak Roller Shutters Leak Water
Replies: 26
Views: 31039

Re: Do Wildtrak Roller Shutters Leak Water

The negative pressure on the tailgate pulls air from the tub, there are two relatively large holes each side at the front just under the lip each side, they go straight down to the wheel arches so fresh air and a lot of dust are sucked in to settle on your gear.
by Gof379842
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Feed back required. People with PX I and II autos
Replies: 50
Views: 63505

Re: Feed back required. People with PX I and II autos

Mine a PX1 '15 Ranger with 15K's has just started to have the occassional hissy fit between the 80-90Kph while very steadily increasing speed, I feels like it's not sure what gear to go into then thumps in hard. Since then the car has also developed a mild high speed vibration between 55-60Kph in a...