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ChunderDownUnder 12-25-2011 07:23 PM

Merry Xmass
 
Im out out Beerwah QLD atm and there is no internet service out here.
Just come in to town to take the young fella motorbike riding and thought I would take the opportunity to wish every one a Merry Xmass and Happy New Year. Enjoy the time with family and friends and stay safe.

Nkelly 01-09-2012 05:31 AM

Uz been too gulgong (NSW) 6 days then to londonderry (NSW) 7 days and then down too tilba (NSW) near narooma 4 days now im home...

In the mean ive got a airbag leaking (front right) engine pissing oil everywhere (leaking oil pump) my coolant filling up with fuel :-huh ???? farked injector ?? and on the way home my new right hand steering setup,the bracket that mounts on the front diff snapped on one side,so i did 70 to 80k's all the rest of the way home for 3hrs hoping it would hold on,other wise i was farked..

Farken top trip,never leaving home again :'(


Black Ftruck for sale.

Merry xmas bruvva...

You in mackay yet..

ChunderDownUnder 01-13-2012 04:10 PM

oh boy :(

Did you sample the cheese at Tilba ? Thats Christina's favorite spot.
Was wondering what you you ended up doing about that oil pump. (obviously nothing, lol ) And I can strike off the airbag system of my wish list. You will have to clear sum funds through the war office and get her sorted. Dont forget Clay is coming soon.

Nkelly 01-13-2012 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by ChunderDownUnder (Post 11279629)
oh boy :(

Did you sample the cheese at Tilba ? Thats Christina's favorite spot.

Yer lyn said she got the chive 1

Me taste cheese,bruvva i was up the other end of the street in that 2 story building that has beer in it,cheese pffft that for frenchies :-X04

Originally Posted by ChunderDownUnder
Was wondering what you you ended up doing about that oil pump. (obviously nothing, lol ) And I can strike off the airbag system of my wish list. You will have to clear sum funds through the war office and get her sorted. Dont forget Clay is coming soon.

Yer im tossing whether to reuse my factory parabolic springs and then had lift shackles (because it wasnt a bad ride with factory front springs)to get say a 5 inch lift of just go with the skyjacker 6 inch coil over set up,atleast i wont too worry about my suspension on our trip in august..:)
Skyjacker Part FCO9652MK-H - Skyjacker 6 Inch Lift Kit with shocks

Nkelly 01-13-2012 04:24 PM

You in MACKAY yet ????????????????????????? :-X16

ChunderDownUnder 01-14-2012 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by Nkelly (Post 11279681)
You in MACKAY yet ????????????????????????? :-X16

Nah m8. Only got as far as Burrum Heads. Back at Harrington Beach atm (near Taree). Heading home on Tues.

I think I will go with the 3" block and track bar that Clay has on the rear. With my 2.5"lift on my springs that will give me 5. I spoke to Dobinson who supplied my 2.5"lift about increasing the front to match the rear blocks and it should be sweet. Should cost me around 1400 all up. My springs are quite firm but Im used to it. I can stick half a ton in the rear and hook up my 2 ton camper and those babies dont move. Im realy pleased how it handles the weight. I have sat on 100 - 110 all the way and the thing pulls so hard. The highest the Egt's hit were 600C.

Nkelly 01-15-2012 02:53 AM

1 of the hills I pulled up near coolah in 80e I hit 1400 :(
4 people on board and nothing in the back..

ChunderDownUnder 01-15-2012 03:44 PM

I reckon Im 6ton all up and like I said I smashed it all the way. I was using 80Tow. Spose the tune worx. It keeps it up and around 2500 - 2800 rpm in turd when you hit hills or push the pedal. Very impressed.

Nkelly 01-15-2012 04:05 PM

I think i need too speak to jody,as i told ya,mine puffs out a fair bit of black smoke in 80e and you told me yours doesnt :-huh

ChunderDownUnder 01-15-2012 08:34 PM

not a puff bro :(

SSSimon 01-16-2012 02:11 AM

Happy new year, 2012. Mate I gotta keep up with ewes. I was at Narooma and visited the Tilba Cheese factory. Drove the F250 down to Tuross Head, then Narooma, then Bermagui through to Tathra. Found some nice river crossings on the Bega and Brogo rivers, didn't even wet the running boards. Then up Brown Mountain back to Canberra. EGT barely reached 500c hammering up the mountain 5 up and lightly loaded. The truck is runnning great and I hope to have many more good trips in 2012.

That was the first time in a long time I put it in 4WD. Going up a steep hill over contour bars I used low range. Throttle is bloody touchy though, kangaroo hopping an auto - the kids were telling me that I should re-sit my drivers licence again, cheeky beggars!

Nkelly 01-16-2012 04:20 AM


Originally Posted by ChunderDownUnder (Post 11289991)
not a puff bro :(

WTF not even when you bury it :-huh

I'll have too talk too jody.

Nkelly 01-16-2012 04:23 AM


Originally Posted by SSSimon (Post 11291082)
EGT barely reached 500c

Oh come on :'( i hit 1400 easy..

Ive got my hooked into the left exhaust manifold .

SSSimon 01-16-2012 05:01 AM

1400f = 760C

500c = 932f

My EGT sensor is also mounted at the rear of the LH exhaust manifold (bought the 1/4" NPT tap and bit set from RR).

I think my EGT was way down on last year, probably cause of the much lower air temps this summer.

Nkelly 01-16-2012 05:34 AM

Sent jody an email to see wot he thinks


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