So how much dust/sand did we get in our air filters at L/D?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:04
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when i cleaned my filer at horsham on the way home my first filter was chock a block and there was a little on my secondary , amazing what sand does(maybe i travelled a little too close to the leader? the snorkel will help in the future i hope?

that border track is awesome.
thanks for the trip experience peter (SA).

so how much dust/sand did others empty from their filters or is that the service guys problem? lol
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:53

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:53
Where is the air filter?? Only joking but I have not had a look!!
Have posted some more photos.
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Follow Up By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:54

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 23:54
ahaaaah member msgs rox
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Follow Up By: John - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 00:23

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 00:23
Great looking leg on photo No 17.
Pity about the tyre.

By the way I don't have access to members messages. (Not a member)

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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 07:59

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 07:59
John...you aught to become a member then...you get all these extra features ... lol
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Follow Up By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:28

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:28
Andrew and Jen,
Excellent pics, like the group photo. Well done,as mentioned before top slide show on Sunday night.
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Follow Up By: Bros - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:34

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 14:34
Andrew & Jen (Melb)
Great photo's.
Be good if you put a name to faces in the group photo so the uninitiated can identify the posters.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:56

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 17:56
I reckon the dude in the middle with the hat and beard has got to be Willem, what a guy! The others look like his flock.
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:12

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:12
His flock of what Ray?
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:23

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:23
Great photo's Andrew especially the one of Maaaaa
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:28

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:28
You are right, Ray.......me with my flock of Amish followers...hahahahaha

On ya
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:32

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:32
Amish followers....ahahhahahaha...

and Bob...not sure I'd describe that pic of maaaaaaaaaaaaa as great....I can think of some other adjectives though....
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 19:05

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 19:05
Yeah not really the way I remember you , must have changed since last year
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 19:23

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 19:23
no I don't think I have....but I had had a few glasses of sparkling red..
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 00:38

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 00:38
Amish followers! No nothing quite so exotic. I was thinking more along the lines of ExplorOz followers. Amish! Not with your petrol guzzling truck Willem.
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Reply By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:30

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:30
Hey Toonfish I will check my air filter AFTER my service on Thursday and hope I wont find any dust and sand.
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:34

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:34
Not much...but then again my truck is quite high off the ground and we were on our own. Spilled some oil out of the oil bath though when bumping along some of the tracks.

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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:42

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:42
you had to be a nice bloke in Vic....or else!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:55

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:55
Gooday Eskimo,

I have a great video of you running your extra long legs off trying to get away from me on the tracks of Little Desert. The funniest was the look of fear on your face every few seconds when you turned your long skinny neck to see me so close to your butt feathers. Your not too fit either, as your average speed dropped to 20 kmh after the first kilometre (from 45kmh).

All I was trying to do though was catch up for a beer and a chat....hahahahaha. Maybe I need to put an EO sticker on the front of the Cruiser so you recognise me next time.

Cheers

PS: The video will be online shortly for all to see
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:23

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:23
Aahhh yes.....Eskimo......Where were you last weekend. I called in at your place in the Adelaide Hills to pick you up in my old truck and your missus came out and said that you had too much ironing and washing to do and that you couldn't come out to play. And I said OH what a shame. Hope you have done all your housework by now..hahahahaha

On ya
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:33

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:33
I am a protected species Glenn! were you trying to run me down....why else would i be trying to get away from you?

Ah I see ....trying to get a closer look at my butt eh? and as for the fear well I have feathers to keep it out of sight of people who like looking at it ...god knows what they want it for. Now you know why I was running so fast!!!!!
If you really wanted to stop and have a beer with me all you had to do was show me the coopers stubbie
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:35

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:35
Willem
you could have helped with the housework so i could've come with you
i know who my friends are!!!
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 10:20

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 10:20
G'day Toony, I did notice that a lot of drivers travelled too close to the vehicle in front of them and the resulting dust is one of the problems. The other problem is one of safety. If the vehicle in front needs to stop suddenly and you are travelling too close, the consequences are more severe off the track. As I didn't travel in your group, I don't know what happened but it certainly did in the other group. I usually travel at a point where the dust has just cleared from the vehicle in front of me and I have better visibility of the track ahead.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:24

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:24
That's why we have nice uhf radios so we can keep in earshot instead of eye sight (and out of the cars in front dust!)

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:51

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 13:51
Hi Des,

You are right, and that comes with experience. Funny, but I noticed that the members of the TLCC were very close together on the Kiata Campground road....I would have thought they would know better.

I had no dust, but then I suppose that was because I was in front.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:36

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 16:36
Yeah...and they are also in to cluster camping. Some so close you could hear the hard breathing :-) Must be a city thing. One couldn't break out a fart in the LD campsite in the CP without being noticed. Now you know why we camped out far away under them trees...hahahaha

On ya
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:11

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 18:11
no dust for us either Des....just sand in the wheels...ahhahahhhaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:52

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 21:52
So that was you farting was it Willem - poor old uncle!! I thought it must have been someone letting down their lilo - pretty impressive that we could hear the flatulence from about 50 metres!

And camping close together - the friends that sleep together stay together!! Hmmm - I am not sure if I mean that

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Dragan T (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:43

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:43
Pheeew!!!

I had about half a fist full of sand in my air filter!!! That's the first thing I checked whenn arrived home! Now Eric will probably say: "That's because you were diving in to the sand!!!" Eh?
Now I know about every little oil spot in the engine bay since dust got on to it and marked it so clearly!!! One of the positive things about dust!!!
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:18

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2004 at 20:18
Hi Toony & all the gang
No problems at all with dust in the filter after 140Klm in the desert, might have a lot to do with where the intake is located... We tend to do them daily after making camp along with a general check over for leaks, hoses, damage etc.
Have been told I can expect more dust with a snorkel.

Hi Glenn re TLC 5 oldies & the rest were 1st timers that was the only bit of dirt road up to that time just coming back from Westprint at Nhill.
Must say though I like a dust free track ahead of me, and usually stay at the back of the convoy.
Don't know if u saw the campground on the road u refered to, highly recommend it, I would say bigger than the CP plenty of loo's (dropbox but clean) plenty of good permant fire places with swivel BBQ plate, plenty of wood, large semi open shed, tank water but not for drinking, nice trees etc B in B saturday night said no one goes there, cost us $5.30 per night, thats the reason we did not stay at Horse shoe Bend on Sunday ( to crowded & looked like a dust bowl)

Cheers
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