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Things are going well, I've actually seen you driving a few times on the freeway and down cross roads.
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Hi Gazz
Not that I'm a stalker, and I know it been on here for ages ( very slow reader :lol: ) But just have to say nice setup and will be keen to check out a few things next month :mrgreen: eg those lights and where you mounted your uhf


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Cheers Muddy

What lights are you talking about - the spotties or the work lights ?

The spotties - I'm very very happy with them but I have been talking to the owner of SA LED Lighting who I got those 160 watt lights off and I'm going to get their new 8 inch 210 watt ones - they are a brighter and with a new reflector design give a slightly narrower / longer beam !

Will put the old spotties on my Mitsubishi Delica campervan I'm slowly building up - Im still thinking about taking that on the Border Track trip in June - not quite as comfortable as the Ranger and not quite as good on fuel as the Ranger but it can carry more sarsaparillas in the back ;) ;)


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A croweater and sars in a mitsy on the border track..........now there's no way I am going to miss that :lol: :lol:
If all goes well should finish cropping in about a week to 10 days.
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Hi Gazz was talking about the spotlights but if you do the trip in the Delica I will just have to take your word on how good they are :D

Ps By the way butch we should be happy it's not a Pajero cos we all know what pajero means in Spanish :lol:
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Greetings all
butch. wrote:If all goes well should finish cropping in about a week to 10 days.
Hey Butch - looks like you're working hard for a retired bloke :?

As much as I would like to take the Delica, I can't orginise a trip for the good folk on here and not take the mighty Ranger. I've had the Delica for three years but it's only been going for one of those three ( 6 months before the motor went bang and the last 6 months ) - it's just had an engine transplant, 2 inch lift, new radiator, new hoses belts etc, new rear main seal, alloy coolant bottle along with quite a few other goodies. It drives great and I love it but I haven't got to try it off the black stuff yet - maybe next year I will orginise another trip and give it a go !
Muddycrow wrote: we should be happy it's not a Pajero cos we all know what pajero means in Spanish


Yes - I had a mate who came on many trips with us in his Pajero and he was affectionately called Wayne Kerr :lol: :lol:


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150,000 k's and still going strong !

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Needs a 150000km celebration detail I think Danger. If it wasn't for the kms on the dash I would think it was mine, the life of a work ute ;)
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Howdy alpha

It got a 100,000 celebratory detail so it can wait for 200,000 k's for the next one ! ;)

The outside gets a more regular clean than the inside - I'm just happy it's still going strong touch wood ( touching my fat head as I say that :lol: )

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Danger, congrats on 200k kms. It looks like the same dirt spot has been there since 150k ;)



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Still going strong, I have a lot of k's to go to catch yours.

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MrTBum wrote: It looks like the same dirt spot has been there since 150k
If it was a Wildtrak I would clean it a bit more often :lol: :lol: Just bad timing mate - I work my vehicles pretty hard but I look after them even harder !!
trublu wrote:Still going strong,
Hey trublu - I must have been kissed on the d..k by a fairy when I was younger coz I don't think I've ever owned a lemon or not even close for that matter !
It's still going as good as the day I got it - well I should say it's going better really as it wasn't till about 50k it started loosening up and just keeps on performing faultlessly :)
trublu wrote: I have a lot of k's to go to catch yours.
You'll clock a few up on your big trip in a few months - hopefully trouble free ones !!


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This makes me weep :( i got the call today that my rig should be ready shortly. Many weeks in many pieces and only 16000km or so on the clock. Good on ya danger i want your luck with that beast of yours!
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lincolnland wrote: i got the call today that my rig should be ready shortly. Many weeks in many pieces and only 16000km or so on the clock.
That sux mate - but not your fault !!

There's a lot of luck involved with new cars and doesn't matter what make either - I know half a dozen blokes that have bought the "unbreakable Hilux" over the last few years and all they did was
"BREAK BIGTIME"

Hopefully yours will get sorted soon and give you many many years of trouble free motoring :)

All the best buddy

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That’s only just run in Gazz, here’s to the next 250
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Howdy Hutch

Yeah mate - she's still going strong and still going hard !

Hopefully next year I will be doing the Anne Beadell :)

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Hey danger, just wondering what kind of preventative maintenance you do and at what intervals? Do you just service as per the service guide?
I’m coming up to 190,000km and going strong but plan to keep it for a few years so would like to keep it going sweet. I’m happy to spend the $$$ if it keeps me on the road.
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jstanovic wrote:Hey danger, just wondering what kind of preventative maintenance you do and at what intervals? Do you just service as per the service guide?
Howdy - just the regular 15k logbook servicing ! Whilst I do a fair bit of towing it's not overly heavy but at 150k I had the transmission fluid and filter changed and the mechanic said considering how I work my vehicles the fluid was still in pretty good condition.

I would highly recommend changing the serpentine belt and tensioner pulley before 200,000 - mine let go at 206,000 k's.

I may have just been lucky with all the vehicles I've owned but a couple things I do is I try to avoid very short trips requiring stopping and starting before the engine reaches full operating temperature and I absolutely hate rattles and noises in the car or under the bonnet - so if something is rattling or noisy, even ever so quietly I will fix it asap ! Rattles and noises mean something is loose or not right and will cause you trouble in the future !

Still on the original brake pads but will be changing them very soon !


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Cheers for that. I will add serpentine belt to my list at the 200,000km service.
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jstanovic wrote: I will add serpentine belt to my list at the 200,000km service.
Make sure you change the tensioner pulley as well - I'm pretty sure it is the pulley that seizes causing the belt to disintegrate !

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The other thing Gazz hates is Diesel leak's :lol: :lol:
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butch. wrote:The other thing Gazz hates is Diesel leak's
Ha Ha Ha - best practical joke I've seen in years - you guys got me a beauty :lol: :lol:

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DangerRanger wrote:
butch. wrote:The other thing Gazz hates is Diesel leak's
Ha Ha Ha - best practical joke I've seen in years - you guys got me a beauty :lol: :lol:

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Sozz mate ...but I'm still smiling.....until next time.... :o
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butch. wrote:Sozz mate ...but I'm still smiling.....until next time....
It's all good mate - nothing like a bit of fun and frivolity on a 4wd trip - even tho there are a few boring members on here without a sense of humour that would frown upon such activities ;)

Can't wait to use that exact same trick on someone myself one day - it's an absolute pearler !!!

You don't know any six foot three Wildtrak driving Americans who live in Melbourne do ya ??? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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[quote="DangerRanger"]

Can't wait to use that exact same trick on someone myself one day - it's an absolute pearler !!!

You don't know any six foot three Wildtrak driving Americans who live in Melbourne do ya ??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

He may indeed be a prime candidate for such a "problem"
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