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    Sticky: RB30 up the Googs

    Took the RB30 up Goog's Track, SA recently. This is a popular 'mini Simpson' dune/desert drive, and goes from Ceduna around 200km north to the trans-Australian railway line.

    Had no trouble with...
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    Hmmm, after trawling through the forums perhaps...

    Hmmm, after trawling through the forums perhaps sticking secondaries might be the culprit after all ? Would it make sense for them to stick more in colder weather, and for the problem to go away once...
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    Yes my tin shroud and corrugated hose went...

    Yes my tin shroud and corrugated hose went missing long ago - someone must have decided it wasn't necessary ! Do you think it makes much difference to cold weather carby performance ?
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    Thanks Mudnut. By pre-heat diaphragm do you mean...

    Thanks Mudnut. By pre-heat diaphragm do you mean the vacuum-operated flap on the air intake that opens above the exhaust manifold? Mine works but is missing the original sheet metal that would have...
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    Hey fellas, sorry for the dig, can start a new...

    Hey fellas, sorry for the dig, can start a new thread if needed...?

    Have had a similar problem to the OP for the last 4 years. Driving in cold weather, whether in a long highway run or a pop to...
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    Hey fellas. Spent a few hours on this over the...

    Hey fellas.

    Spent a few hours on this over the weekend with the multimeter. Completely did my head in!

    The 2 wires (+, earth) coming out of the fan EACH had connection to battery +'ve AND earth...
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    Thanks good to know that! Sounds like a...

    Thanks good to know that!
    Sounds like a condenser fan on 1990 GQ could be a dealer, not factory, modification hence non-stock-looking placement of the relay.

    I think the fan activation on due to...
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    My wiring colours are different but yeah...

    My wiring colours are different but yeah White/red is straight onto the battery e.g. always hot. Still can't see the connection between the Compressor/FICD solenoid PPL wire and the relay (this PPL...
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    GQ (RB30) A/C Thermo Fan

    Gday all,

    Seems like a lot of folk have trouble with that little fan near the radiator, that's meant to run while your A/C is on. I've trawled a few forums but couldn't find a complete answer to...
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    Sticky: CARBY REBUILD: Had my carby rebuilt and set-up...

    CARBY REBUILD: Had my carby rebuilt and set-up yesterday by an experienced bloke. Had done 320,000kms so time for a freshen up. The Patrol ran fine, smashed other 4bys on the sand... but niggly...
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    Sticky: Hi Dom, RE: Oil Pressure Sender Repair How did...

    Hi Dom,
    RE: Oil Pressure Sender Repair
    How did you go about removing the sender from the block? I know its in a rubbish spot (next to the oil filter, right?)... Hands, monkey grips, filter wrench,...
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    UPDATE: They were the original shocks in the...

    UPDATE:
    They were the original shocks in the back - and they were STUFFED! New shocks made big difference to handling!

    Replaced June 2015 with KYB Skorched 4's. Can't argue with a 3 year...
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    Sticky: Dug up this old article from 1990 - a 'first...

    Dug up this old article from 1990 - a 'first drive' when the RB30 Patrol came out in Australia. Good to see what they though about it then, a useful and interesting read.

    In that very same issue...
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    I've got a 1990 RB30 carby. 31s, 2inch lift, roof...

    I've got a 1990 RB30 carby. 31s, 2inch lift, roof racks, long range tank.
    City/Town: Its not too bad - the guage drops fairly quickly EVEN though I drive like there's an egg under my...
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    Sticky: Bloody awesome thread mudnut! has been infinitely...

    Bloody awesome thread mudnut! has been infinitely helpful :)
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    Thanks everyone! Yep I reckon I'll just sit...

    Thanks everyone! Yep I reckon I'll just sit tight, pump up that slow leaky airbag every second day, and save for a new set of springs and shockers! If I pull the airbag kit I think there's another...
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    Dilemma - 1990 GQ original shocks!

    Hi all,

    I have a bit of a dilemma for my 1990 RB30 GQ with 315,000km on the clock. One of the rear Polyair bags has sprung a leak (the material has perished at the base). Suspension set-up is...
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    Its good to know its not just my choke then !...

    Its good to know its not just my choke then ! Cheers :)
    Yesterday gave the whole carb a good spray with Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner, down the throat, choke valve, inside & out, with the engine...
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    Cheers everyone for the help. Mudnut I found a...

    Cheers everyone for the help. Mudnut I found a few split vacuum hoses under the air cleaner box, replacing these has helped the problem a lot. Also mate your RB30 "Helpful Hints" page has been...
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    RB30 Bad Cold Idle

    Hi all,

    I've got a 1990 RB30 GQ that's in great nick, but having a problem idling cold. Here's what's happening:

    Cold start - starts perfect first time, but once its going need to pull hand...
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    Gday everyone!

    Gday all,

    I'm the proud owner of a 1990 RB30 GQ that's pretty much as stock as a rock! Always been interested in the bush lifestyle, intend to do lots of touring and getting to those sweet...
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