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Forum: Main Forum 03-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By KevinE
Yeah, you're right, but it's the way they get...

Yeah, you're right, but it's the way they get actuated. I worded it badly above. Any automated actuation introduces more bits that can go wrong (as in the recent thread where someone lost drive to...
Forum: Main Forum 03-12-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 554
Posted By KevinE
I think that you're confusing what diff lockers...

I think that you're confusing what diff lockers actually do, with diff durability?

The locker is there to stop/reduce crossover when things go pear shaped in soft sand/mud and to assist with...
Forum: D22 Suspension & Steering 01-12-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By KevinE
You're probably right. Mine aren't showing any...

You're probably right. Mine aren't showing any wear, I've been checking them regularly, but I don't have a lot of faith in the quality of the materiels used in them. Maybe they've hardened up or...
Forum: Main Forum 01-12-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 554
Posted By KevinE
That's a massive amount of weight to be dragging...

That's a massive amount of weight to be dragging across the desert!

You may need a lift & bash plates for the high country, but you won't need them out in the desert unless you're thinking of...
Forum: D22 Suspension & Steering 30-11-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By KevinE
That's pretty much where I reckon the noise is...

That's pretty much where I reckon the noise is coming from in mine too. I can't find anything faulty though! I'm starting to wonder if it's just the way the torsion bars are designed that's causing...
Forum: D22 Suspension & Steering 29-11-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By KevinE
Have you managed to fix that clunk yet? Mine does...

Have you managed to fix that clunk yet? Mine does it & I reckon it's more than one issue causing it. My last one made the same noise from new, but the service manager at the dealership I bought it...
Forum: General Tech Talk 27-11-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By KevinE
Like bods said, you can set them to monitor...

Like bods said, you can set them to monitor several channels at once.

I wouldn't stress about it though, it'll go straight back to your primary channel if there's any traffic on that channel.
...
Forum: Garage Comments 22-11-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,307
Posted By KevinE
Sorry, no offence meant Tony. It just sounded...

Sorry, no offence meant Tony. It just sounded interesting is all.
Forum: D40 Drive Train 22-11-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By KevinE
The reason that you lost drive power is that the...

The reason that you lost drive power is that the transfer case went into neutral. That's what it means when the ATP light comes on. That's also why the 4WD lights flashed, the car was effectively not...
Forum: Camping Gear 21-11-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,268
Posted By KevinE
From this week's Aldi catalogue;...

From this week's Aldi catalogue;...
Forum: Trips And Touring 20-11-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By KevinE
We were up there in Sept/Oct & the info I...

We were up there in Sept/Oct & the info I received (and posted) was wrong. There was no signage to say that the road was closed at either end of it (Binns Track Mt. Dare to Andado), but it really...
Forum: Camping Gear 20-11-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,987
Posted By KevinE
We're considering looking for an easy up tent...

We're considering looking for an easy up tent ourselves at the moment. We're hoping to drive the Madigan line next year & not sure if we should take our camper trailer or not? I've read mixed...
Forum: Polls 20-11-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,520
Posted By KevinE
Kudos to you mate! You have me well covered!

Kudos to you mate! You have me well covered!
Forum: Polls 20-11-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,520
Posted By KevinE
I fought my final bout in the finals of the SA...

I fought my final bout in the finals of the SA amateur boxing state titles that year lol (I lost!)
Forum: Camping Gear 19-11-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,268
Posted By KevinE
Merit's are just small circumference 12V cig...

Merit's are just small circumference 12V cig sockets ericcs - the aldi fridge has them stock standard. It's just that little red plastic ring on the 12V plug that comes off & then it's a merit.
...
Forum: Garage Comments 19-11-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 31,307
Posted By KevinE
What's the history re Veronica's name Tony?

What's the history re Veronica's name Tony?
Forum: Camping Gear 19-11-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,268
Posted By KevinE
G'day Tony! We have another fridge that has...

G'day Tony!

We have another fridge that has a glass fuse in the cig plug. I cut the 12V cable on it & inserted 2 x Anderson plugs, so I could still use the cig plug, or the Anderson.

Then, last...
Forum: Camping Gear 18-11-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,268
Posted By KevinE
Went up through Marree to Oodnadatta, Mt. Dare,...

Went up through Marree to Oodnadatta, Mt. Dare, Finke, Old Andado, Santa Teresa & home via Kingoonya with lots of side tracks last month with the Aldi fridge. Some of those roads were a tad...
Forum: Camping Gear 18-11-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,268
Posted By KevinE
No, but I was in Anaconda yesterday & they have...

No, but I was in Anaconda yesterday & they have OzTrail fridges on special if you have an Anaconda card - $499 for the 45L & an amazing $599 for the 80L dual zone fridge. They have an LG compressor...
Forum: D40 Engine 13-11-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By KevinE
Take two (I managed to delete my 1st go at...

Take two (I managed to delete my 1st go at replying lol)

Ironically it happened again after I posted yesterday! Same noise in the same rev range.

The bolts in the intercooler cowling are all...
Forum: D40 Engine 12-11-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By KevinE
I don't want to over simplify it, as it could be...

I don't want to over simplify it, as it could be a lot more complicated, but.....

I had a similar issue in my D22 YD25 earlier this year & I thought I had a turbo issue, because that's what it...
Forum: D23 Drive Train 09-11-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By KevinE
If Nissan were correct, you'd have a terrible...

If Nissan were correct, you'd have a terrible grinding noise as the car tries to engage 4WD, but can't.

IMO, you've almost certainly got a problem with the AT fluid in the box. It's a very well...
Forum: D22 Engine 14-10-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,029
Posted By KevinE
I think that they have it well sorted these days....

I think that they have it well sorted these days.

The early Patrols with ZD30's weren't running enough oil from the factory (tick)

Some also had faulty injector pumps (tick)

MAF sensors in...
Forum: D22 Engine 10-10-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,029
Posted By KevinE
^^ +1 1. Fourteen years & 300K+ out of a...

^^ +1

1. Fourteen years & 300K+ out of a turbo is pretty good IMO.
2. Same with the injectors & pump - 13 years is pretty good IMO.
3. I have a younger car of a different name brand, with half...
Forum: D40 Drive Train 08-10-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By KevinE
Yes, the drive line will get hotter towing in D,...

Yes, the drive line will get hotter towing in D, because the torque converter will keep unlocking, generating slip, which generates heat. I think that you're wise to tow in manual mode.

There are...
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