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  1. Thread: Cuppa’s Blog

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    Double Pfizered, Chili Beach wind, Rastus the...

    Double Pfizered, Chili Beach wind, Rastus the loveable dog & exploring a couple of 4wd tracks & destinations north of Weipa.

    https://cuppa500.com/Blog/coen-to-weipa-with-a-few-diversions/
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    All good in Cuppa-ville.

    All good in Cuppa-ville.
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    Everything listed in my signature contributes to...

    Everything listed in my signature contributes to making our long term remote area tourer work as intended. A vehicle which will take us anywhere in Australia & ability to remain out bush for extended...
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    Everything listed in my signature contributes to...

    Everything listed in my signature contributes to making our remote area tourer work as intended. A vehicle which will take us anywhere in Australia & ability to remain out bush for extended periods....
  5. Thread: Covid-19

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    We managed to get out first vaccine shot in Coen...

    We managed to get out first vaccine shot in Coen on the 9th. Pfizer. Expect to get second in Weipa early next month. Posted from Chilli Beach on 2 bars 3G, hale force wind, imminent rain wearing only...
  6. Thread: Cuppa’s Blog

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    Currently at Chilli Beach…. Wet & windy! Intend...

    Currently at Chilli Beach…. Wet & windy! Intend to go dow the Running creek track on the way south, plus the Cape Melville/ Starke Wakooka track. Missed the Archer river bends on the way up, as we...
  7. Thread: Cuppa’s Blog

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    He we go folks. We reached Coen this morning...

    He we go folks. We reached Coen this morning after a week in Lakefield NP & another at a friend's station half way between the PDR & Pormpuraaw.
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  8. Thread: Cuppa’s Blog

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    After going back to Mareeba to get new batteries...

    After going back to Mareeba to get new batteries & the split water tank repaired we returned to Laura where we have been chilling out for the past 10 days.

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  9. Thread: Winch needed?

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    Nope, just a tiny kid's toy I found on a beach...

    Nope, just a tiny kid's toy I found on a beach near Cooktown on the nearby rocks. :)

    Another entitled 'Re-living the Old Coach Road'. :)

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  10. Thread: Cuppa’s Blog

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    Here you go, a pic (& video) heavy blog from the...

    Here you go, a pic (& video) heavy blog from the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival we attended last week. We loved it & reckon it's a worthy item to add to anyone's Cape York bucket list. If you fancy...
  11. Thread: Winch needed?

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    Winch needed?

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  12. Sticky: Still in daily use after a good few years. Good...

    Still in daily use after a good few years.
    Good for rubbish carrying, but also strong enough for firewood collection.
    Don't want to part with them. Did have a 3rd one once, but someone here...
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    The 4 year lifespan of the built in BMS is still...

    The 4 year lifespan of the built in BMS is still only anecdotal stuff. I can't warrant it as true or correct, but it is sufficient to make me wary.
    LiFePo4 has been around for well over a decade...
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    I'll be interested too. I have the RDA slotted &...

    I'll be interested too. I have the RDA slotted & dimpled with EBC Yellowstuff pads & suspect braided lines would give a better feel, but have never tried as the combo I have now seemed 'good enough'...
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    This looks like a reasonable possibility. ...

    This looks like a reasonable possibility.

    https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/sca-sca-dashmat-grey---nissan-patrol-01-1997---12-2016/3712.html#q=dash%20mat%20nissan%20patrol&lang=en_AU
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    Pretty sure you have much the same model as me....

    Pretty sure you have much the same model as me. (suspect yours is a coil rear, whereas mine is a leaf rear)

    I bought our dash mat just after I bought the vehicle in March 2011 & am pretty sure it...
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    If Enerdrive drop ins can be charged with...

    If Enerdrive drop ins can be charged with existing battery chargers without a specific lithium charging profile, & with replaceable BMS & cells at reasonable cost I reckon that is a real game changer...
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    What I am saying is that many of the cheaper...

    What I am saying is that many of the cheaper lithium drop in batteries claim higher capacity than they actually have. (Just like many cheap solar panels are actually less than advertised). It's ok if...
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    FWIW the GL5 gearbox oil I had been running was...

    FWIW the GL5 gearbox oil I had been running was Nulon 75w/90 semi synthetic + Nulon G70 PTFE additive.

    The GL4 gearbox oil I changed to (with a big improvement) is Penrite Pro Gear 75w 85 full...
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    Replaced the auxiliary batteries in the pod. One...

    Replaced the auxiliary batteries in the pod. One of the 3 Ritar 120Ah AGM’s failed, placing the other two under stress in the cloudy weather FNQ has been getting. At a tad under 10 years old they...
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    Yep, I used a GL5 oil thinking it would be...

    Yep, I used a GL5 oil thinking it would be better, & changes were horrible until the car was properly warmed up. When I tried a GL4 oil changes were like it had been when warmed up ….from cold. I...
  22. Thread: Cuppa’s Blog

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    After the Old Coach Road, we've spent the past...

    After the Old Coach Road, we've spent the past couple of weeks chilling in a couple of rather special spots.

    http://cuppa500.com/Blog/2021/06/26/a-perfect-camp-spot/
  23. Thread: Cuppa’s Blog

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    We have survived dragging our Tvan across the...

    We have survived dragging our Tvan across the Cape's Old Coach Road. Once is enough!

    http://cuppa500.com/Blog/2021/06/15/the-old-coach-road-cape-york/
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    Hi Razvan, a 3 door 2005 model would be a rarity...

    Hi Razvan, a 3 door 2005 model would be a rarity here in Australia. Have never seen one. I think the only short wheelbase Patrols I have seen have been older than GU's. Can you post a photo of yours?
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    Finished packing & prepping our Patrol (& Tvan)...

    Finished packing & prepping our Patrol (& Tvan) for our forthcoming trip up the Cape. Leaving Saturday via Chillagoe. Excitement (mixed with a little apprehension) is building. Will be on the Old...
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