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    Hello. Peter with an ex Telstra Patrol

    Hi,
    Travelling full time, bought 2000 Patrol from auction many years ago and have been pulling the caravan around Australia ever since. Just done 130,000kms since I bought it to give a total of 270,000kms. Do my own servicing by the side of the road.
    Have had very few mechanical problems during this time.
    I had the death wobbles at 80kmh and was searching the net for an answer and came across this forum and thought I would join.
    Found the answer elsewhere by reducing the shims on the steering knuckle bearings which fixed it.
    Another problem I had last year was, I thought, a flat battery which had been playing up. I was stuck by myself on top of Cape Range near Exmouth. Eventually getting a tow start from a passerby I removed the starter motor back at camp. The bearing had collapsed and wouldn't turn over. I drilled and ground a nut to a bush which replaced the bearing. A new starter from eBay arrived 2 weeks later, meanwhile the bush worked fine.

    Peter

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    Gday mate welcome aboard gotta friendly mob here fulla great info and advice

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    Welcome to the forum mate, feel free to ask any questions and join in the conversations.

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    G'Day and welcome to the forum Peter
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    hello and welcome Pete, plenty of tips and info here for you.
    Jump in anytime and enjoy.
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    Hello. Peter with an ex Telstra Patrol

    Welcome mate, surely the best forum on the net. If you need it, you can get it, if you want to know it, just ask it.
    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the greatest show on earth.
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    A big welcome Peter, from another ex Telstra owner. There's a few of us with 'pods' on here now. I plan to do as you are doing with mine in the future. Check here &here and post a few pics showing how you have yours laid out.

    Regards
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    Welcome Peter and check out Cuppa's build up thread. He has done a great Job

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    hi and welcome to the forum a great mob of people here and a lot of very usefull information
    best wishes with your patrolling
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    Hello. Peter with an ex Telstra Patrol

    G'day buddy, Welcome aboard.
    Great bunch here with tons of advice, info, adventures and plenty of laughs to absorb.
    Join in and soak it all up. You will meet some top people

    Enjoy, cheers Pete





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