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by Trolling Dirt
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: turbocharger failure 3.2 litre rangers
Replies: 45
Views: 45889

Re: turbocharger failure 3.2 litre rangers

When these turbos are failing how are the air filters , are they chockablock full of dust dirt n debre or replaced at every service interval or more often ?
by Trolling Dirt
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Cracked Windscreen
Replies: 10
Views: 7992

Re: Cracked Windscreen

Unfortunately $725 excess is for glass or any other claim. Ouch may be time to shop around as the little extra to get one free a year can be worth its weight in gold especially if you have tech pac or wildtrak as I can only imagine how expensive they would be over the top of just a standard. All th...
by Trolling Dirt
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Cracked Windscreen
Replies: 10
Views: 7992

Re: Cracked Windscreen

Have you got glass coverage on your insurance as you don't have to pay the $700+ excess or with mine I didn't when my rear screen shattered from heat n cold. Only thing was the next renewal they sent out two renewals and one was dearer than the other so I just payed the cheaper one, I'd say the dear...
by Trolling Dirt
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: trailer brake controller
Replies: 3
Views: 3016

Re: trailer brake controller

It may be in the electrical section if not download the body modifications manual as this gives all sorts of needed info.
by Trolling Dirt
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: DIY section
Replies: 12
Views: 10028

Re: DIY section

T.I.M wrote:Call it a 'How To' section? You post up with a full how to of what you did to your truck, with full steps and guide?
Yup and make the good ones sticky so they stay at the top and all the copies or not so good can drift down the page as better stuff pops up.
by Trolling Dirt
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: DIY section
Replies: 12
Views: 10028

Re: DIY section

Handy hints has a couple great ideas.
by Trolling Dirt
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 8 Inch screen for dash
Replies: 2
Views: 2541

Re: 8 Inch screen for dash

Does it also come in English as I can't read them icons
by Trolling Dirt
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Dash cams
Replies: 32
Views: 18757

Re: Dash cams

I've got the blackvue 650 2 channel n detail n sound in recording is awesome , has no screen on the unit but you can view in HD on any Tablet or smart phone via wireless or take memory card out and view on your pc , heaps of options so you can also use it as a security camera as it has built in vibr...
by Trolling Dirt
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Stupid scissor jack upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 7372

Re: Stupid scissor jack upgrade

I carry a 5 tonne bottle jack behind the rear seat along with the Ford scissor jack. It cost around $50 from Supercheap but that was a few years ago, is Italian made and takes up litttle room. I keep it in an old laptop bag along with extendable wheel brace, baseplate, safety triangle and some othe...
by Trolling Dirt
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Trailer Lift Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 15906

Re: Trailer Lift Questions

You could also do undersprung axle and or drop axle where the axle ends are welded beside the actual axle so when you mount it to spring you can have it above or below the center of main axle which will gain or reduce height without changing springs etc. I put axle on my Jayco Finch under the spring...
by Trolling Dirt
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: ford Bronco
Replies: 5
Views: 2839

Re: ford Bronco

Yeah will believe it when it's in the local showroom.
Be an awesome rig to upgrade to for me so long as it doesn't come with a $60,000+ price tag.
by Trolling Dirt
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: ESC versus ESC
Replies: 19
Views: 13863

Re: ESC versus ESC

Yup spot on trublu antirattle bolt is only for when there's NO trailer hooked up but so so many think it's to tighten the tow hitch for towing LOL , I just can't understand some.... Happy trails everyone and happy New year's Keep safe and don't drink n drive or you'll run into the other drunks n cra...
by Trolling Dirt
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: 12V socket in tray
Replies: 3
Views: 4753

Re: 12V socket in tray

Px1 live all time Px2 live with ignition and counts down on a timer. Have heard of people unplugging the fuse and changing it to a permanent live fuse holder like I done with my elect windows , what an awesome thing that is. So find your tub fuse and then find a permanent live fuse holder that isn't...
by Trolling Dirt
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: ESC versus ESC
Replies: 19
Views: 13863

Re: ESC versus ESC

Thanks again for all replies. Yes I did have to cut 25mm of the Hayman Reeese WDH tongue to fit the short ford towbar receiver. I have only towed the van once since taking delivery of the Ranger about 200 k return trip. On the home leg M1 Motorway travelling north to mid north coast, very strong we...
by Trolling Dirt
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: What new fridge ?
Replies: 32
Views: 38081

Re: What new fridge ?

Excouncil wrote:The national luna it is !
the twin 74 fits the bill this time round .
Pete ,
I was hoping to find something with smaller external dimensions and a metal jacket .
the 74 litre gives the size saving I wanted .
Could always make a metal jacket for a waeco LOL.
by Trolling Dirt
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: just in case parts
Replies: 8
Views: 6512

Re: just in case parts

Don't forget heaps of liquids as you can dehydrate quickly up there without even noticing.
by Trolling Dirt
Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Having car sit for long periods
Replies: 11
Views: 8711

Re: Having car sit for long periods

My brother was going overseas for 6 months last year and told him to take battery out and sit it on a block of wood not on the concrete and leave bonnet just unclicked. Also put some chemtec diesel treatment in and left it with a full tank so less room for moisture to condensate.He got back we threw...
by Trolling Dirt
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Trailer Bearings - Ford or Holden?
Replies: 5
Views: 3772

Re: Trailer Bearings - Ford or Holden?

Ford bearings have bigger centers than Holden on the outside smaller bearing. Holden is bout 1/2 inch and Ford are 9/16 or bigger.
by Trolling Dirt
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Bureaucracy at it's finest
Replies: 4
Views: 4169

Re: Bureaucracy at it's finest

Pure politics mate they don't want to be shown up and don't want to give permission incase s*** hits the fan , this is why the countries are going backwards everywhere as the newer softer generations take control.
Going are the days of just rolling up ya sleves n having a go unfortunately.
by Trolling Dirt
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Removing rear mud flaps
Replies: 4
Views: 3914

Re: Removing rear mud flaps

Could always make something up with a piano hinge or something at bottom of guards or replace it with black icecream plastic material like the rally cars do n cut to suit. Garden edging is a bit to tuff n will rip ya mounts off where this is softer.
by Trolling Dirt
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: View latest post function
Replies: 6
Views: 4518

Re: View latest post function

Any section that has new posts is lit up a different color.
So just click on them one at a time if it's the section you are interested in reading or inputting in.
by Trolling Dirt
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: so so not funny
Replies: 35
Views: 33462

Re: so so not funny

Unfortunately not everyone is computer savvy when seeking help, something you guys should remember! Hehehe I'm not tech savvy but even here if you go back to main page and read under the title for this page what does it say LOL. Electrical you go to Electrical section Wheels n tyres you guessed it ...
by Trolling Dirt
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: so so not funny
Replies: 35
Views: 33462

Re: so so not funny

I thought you were going to ask does anyone else get flat battery after a week away, or should I fit a tray or stick with tub, or with a tow bar what is the biggest tyre I can fit , or or or or or LOL
All of which is covered in this great site
by Trolling Dirt
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: so so not funny
Replies: 35
Views: 33462

Re: so so not funny

lincolnland wrote:What do you call an ethnic gentleman rolling down a hill?

Condescending

What is facebook?

Cheers!
Roflmao
by Trolling Dirt
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: so so not funny
Replies: 35
Views: 33462

so so not funny

LOL so funny how many ask same questions over n over again on Faceache RANGER pages I mean there's great sites with loads of info and yet they seem to want to be spoon fed rather than search for themselves these days wow is all I can say. How many of you guys are also on FB pages and see this ... I ...
by Trolling Dirt
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: long range fuel tanks
Replies: 140
Views: 179135

Re: long range fuel tanks

Na mate the ARB poly is still in original tank space and sits about same level as original with its bash plate on only without bash plate as they are thicker n apparently tougher.
Seen a couple now and seem to fit n work well and lighter than the steel replacement's.
by Trolling Dirt
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Cleaning canopy front window
Replies: 5
Views: 3786

Re: Cleaning canopy front window

What ya supposed to clean there LOL. Yeah not sure on that type maybe spray truck cleaner down there let it soak then pressure wash.
On the arb ones the whole front window lifts up n into canopy for cleaning on the ones I've seen fitted lately.
by Trolling Dirt
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Mercedes Ute unveiled
Replies: 12
Views: 12667

Re: Mercedes Ute unveiled

wdw wrote:Nothing yet to replace our Rangers until now? The new V6 Amarok still doesnt have rear airbags and more important a low range reverse capability so it can not back up a steep incline to push a heavy boat or caravan back.
So they can't be left in low range and select reverse is that what you mean ?
by Trolling Dirt
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Show us your awning set up!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4483

Re: Show us your awning set up!!

Took mine off due to barely ever using it and it getting in the way when going threw scrub.
When it was on i used standard L shape inch wide brackets clamped on prorack racks with prorack twistlock mounts.
Had brackets going upwards to get clearance over doors and headroom at car end.
by Trolling Dirt
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PX1 to PX2 less power/torque
Replies: 3
Views: 2799

Re: PX1 to PX2 less power/torque

New engine tight as so needs time to learn your way of driving perhaps.
by Trolling Dirt
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: SNEAKY FORD, SPARE TYRE DIFFERENT SIZE
Replies: 15
Views: 12338

Re: SNEAKY FORD, SPARE TYRE DIFFERENT SIZE

Hehehe did you also notice most spare tyres have the valve faced up towards floor so when you go to check it you may have to lower it LOL , it'd be that way to protect against rocks n stuff but I flipped mine over so now the seam also doesn't fill up with rocks n dirt ready to rust away so doesn't h...
by Trolling Dirt
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Buying a tub for my 2014 Ford Ranger XL PX Auto 4x4
Replies: 7
Views: 5119

Re: Buying a tub for my 2014 Ford Ranger XL PX Auto 4x4

How did you go Batterz ? Heaps around even local dealer's have them sitting round, local 4*4 fitters like TJM ARB or trailer makers etc may have them just depends on the variant you want or need .
by Trolling Dirt
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Whats your top 5 engine mods for a new Ranger/BT50 owner?
Replies: 26
Views: 25011

Re: Whats your top 5 engine mods for a new Ranger/BT50 owner

Provent oil catch can Windbooster Egr block plate Set of Toyo All Terrains next size up to get Speedo more correct Bullbar due to amount of animals near me. There's my needed top 5 and all are working awesome together , oils clean , engine runs sweet, bit more driveable with throttle controller , mo...
by Trolling Dirt
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PX2 Chimes when door is open and running in park. Disabled!
Replies: 5
Views: 4522

Re: PX2 Chimes when door is open and running in park. Disabl

There's a guy in Toowoomba that sells a box that does things on eBay a bloke here put one in his XLT and works well although shelling out $150 was a hmmm moment when he told me what he paid.
by Trolling Dirt
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: PXll Ranger Mystery Button
Replies: 20
Views: 18080

Re: PXll Ranger Mystery Button

Px1 owners with Xls just so you know the px2 Xls cab brake light screws straight in apart from having to run an extra wire for the downlights and use different connectors on the lights as I was given one to play with the other day. Unfortunately I broke the mounting clips on the light for the Black ...
by Trolling Dirt
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tell me your ranger niggles
Replies: 65
Views: 62452

Re: Tell me your ranger niggles

heathy63 wrote:No gas struts to lift bonnet . its only a small thing, but every time i have to lift and put the bar in place. on a 60k truck @!#$%^&*()
A mates XLT came std with these about a month ago. He then went on eBay n bought the tailgate one and what a nice difference that is.
by Trolling Dirt
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: dash squeaks/rattles
Replies: 43
Views: 59594

Re: dash squeaks/rattles

My ranger has developed a clicking sound about 4-5 clicks when i start it up or when the temperature is being adjusted in the cabin, i have diagnosed it to have something to do with the heater box adjusting the flap that controls the amount of warm/cold air ratio. It has not been back to my dealer ...
by Trolling Dirt
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: MX Bike in Dual Cab
Replies: 8
Views: 7543

Re: MX Bike in Dual Cab

With flat tyres and compressed front end the bike will be shorter oh and then you can loosen the rear so back tyre moves forward. I've only got small bikes for my son's so don't know about 450's or bigger.
by Trolling Dirt
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: CRAP HEADLIGHTS ARE SOMETIMES USEFUL
Replies: 5
Views: 4353

Re: CRAP HEADLIGHTS ARE SOMETIMES USEFUL

Lol that's a cracker I see now in the grille too bahaha at least they'll always find their house when they're drunk.
by Trolling Dirt
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: CRAP HEADLIGHTS ARE SOMETIMES USEFUL
Replies: 5
Views: 4353

Re: CRAP HEADLIGHTS ARE SOMETIMES USEFUL

Is your spotlights on as well in this pic as darn they are yellow too almost like when you get a bad earth in an older car. You are right but about standard lights being better in the fog as I missed them after I upgraded and hit patches of fog so I turn lights back to parkers and use factory lower ...