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    Found on the web a bloke called Ken Rockwell who...

    Found on the web a bloke called Ken Rockwell who has heaps of interesting stuff.
    Some people hate him probably because he is more successful and bit different but everything I have read on his site...
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    Back in mid 2014 when I went north--diesel...

    Back in mid 2014 when I went north--diesel
    Hervey Bay $1.60
    Weipa $1.66
    Bamaga $2.56 except 15c discount every 2nd Thursday according to some other travellers.
    ...
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    Vague plan is to go to Avalon airshow in March...

    Vague plan is to go to Avalon airshow in March and then just head west. No particular time or place except be back by 1st week in October for trip to Fraser with son and the usual group of derelicts....
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    Bit the bullet and spent some of my son's...

    Bit the bullet and spent some of my son's inheritance.
    Really happy after a week or so on Fraser as every thing just works as it should. A lot of time and effort has gone into the design and...
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    Yes they would do exactly the same and probably...

    Yes they would do exactly the same and probably last longer
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    Brake Light Switch

    Have not posted for ages but have lurking to keep up to date.
    A common problem with GU and GQ's is the brake lights staying on. Most often caused by the broken little plastic insert that the plunger...
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    Hi Cuppa Spent a few days on Pennefather a few...

    Hi Cuppa
    Spent a few days on Pennefather a few years ago and was stalked by a croc while fishing from the outer bank on that lagoon near the mouth. Thought it was time to leave.

    Friends on mine...
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    Canning Stock Route 2022

    Hi all
    Considering a short drive next year to the West again.:tease:
    Have looked at a few websites and hopefully permits will be available this time next year. I notice some tour operators are...
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    My VDO gauge shows 70 psi at cold start up...

    My VDO gauge shows 70 psi at cold start up reducing to 60 psi at 2300 rpm on highway.
    At hot idle close to 30 psi
    315 k on clock so only just run in.
    To show value of after market gauge,coming...
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    Negative Earth V Positive Earth

    This will probably open a can of worms.
    We had a very experienced (older) maintenance bloke come over to the Island to fix our generator and he commented on how much rust was evident on the...
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    Yes MB that is the one and Cuppa your comments...

    Yes MB that is the one and Cuppa your comments are spot on as usual.
    They weigh 320kg for the 2.4 and by the time an alloy one is fitted out,weight would be very similar.
    The Rhino would be far...
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    Rhino slide on campers for utes

    Hi all
    Considering above camper. They are fibreglass composite and made on NSW Sth coast.
    Was looking at aluminium in previous post but price will be similar when fitted out.
    Has anyone got one or...
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    I have a VDO temp gauge and it took 3 to get it...

    I have a VDO temp gauge and it took 3 to get it right. The first one had readings too high and then low issues like yours. The second one just kept going up and not stopping until it went off the...
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    I rang them before Xmas and will be talking to...

    I rang them before Xmas and will be talking to them in next few weeks when I visit Brisvagas.
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    2006 coil cabs have 3150kg GVM and when I did the...

    2006 coil cabs have 3150kg GVM and when I did the Cape a few years ago was 90kg over weight with full fuel (180lt) and water tanks (150lt). The existing canopy is quite heavy so aluminum replacement...
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    The rusty bit came with bullbar and protects...

    The rusty bit came with bullbar and protects bottom of radiator. Looks same as mine which was a Nissan promo "free" bullbar, towbar and spotlights in June 2006.
    It was the only bit of rust in my ute...
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    New Canopy for ute

    Hi all
    Time to update old steel and vinyl canopy which has done a good job but need a bit more comfort to live out of when travelling.
    Have spent many many hours on net looking and then ringing...
  18. Hi Cuppa Is the rubber matting still on the sand...

    Hi Cuppa
    Is the rubber matting still on the sand across the river and the big hole just as you come out of the river on southern side?
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    My son just moved 2nd battery from under bonnet...

    My son just moved 2nd battery from under bonnet to under tray on his 2005 Tdi as the heat kept cooking battery.
    I have had mine under tray from almost new and no problems.
    Also, future types of...
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    A lunatic mate of mine late last year spent...

    A lunatic mate of mine late last year spent $210,000 and counting on a brand new 200 series then before registering it ,chopped, stretched by 750mm, custom aluminium canopy.
    Battery setup cost...
  21. Thread: Hybrid Tyres.

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    Good price no doubt. The local Bridgestone dealer...

    Good price no doubt. The local Bridgestone dealer told me that they were only ones to have the jap tyres but I won't be going back to him as he stitched me up on last set of tyres.
    Was going KO2s...
  22. Thread: Hybrid Tyres.

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    Hi Cuppa The Bridgestone tyres made in Japan are...

    Hi Cuppa
    The Bridgestone tyres made in Japan are only available at Bridgestone Stores so other retailers have tyres made in another country.
    I have had 3 sets of Japanese Bridgestones and get 100k...
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    Agree. My factory gauge gets to normal position...

    Agree. My factory gauge gets to normal position at 60c (reading from VDO gauge) and never moves no matter what happens. The real gauge (VDO) goes up and down like a you know what depending on...
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    Caught early February this year in Rockhampton...

    Caught early February this year in Rockhampton area (top secret of course exact location)
    Went 133cm so was released with considerable effort as she could not swim , so had to start up motor and...
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    Don't forget Cuppa that your ute is over 3 tons...

    Don't forget Cuppa that your ute is over 3 tons normally with your set up in the back.
    My son's 2005 GU leafy rides very good considering but he also have a heavy tray and canopy.
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