Dead Jackaroo

Submitted: Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 00:00
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I own A 1990 TD Jackaroo it has just died after about 230000 k's.
so now Iam up for a rebuild.
the body is in good condition and even though it will cost around the $8000 mark I have decided to go ahead.
Question is Have I had a good run or should I have expected a little more milage.
I have done oil changes at 5000 klms and have changed the fuel filter at right intervils. I use a caltex 15 - 40 oil

OK what ideas
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Reply By: Slunnie - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 00:00
I'm not an expert on this, but would have thought you should get more km's than this from a diesel. Mind you the conditions it is driven in would have a big bearing on this. I would keep up the good maintenance, but change to a full synthetic oil, and make sure I bought fuel from the big manufacturers (eg. Shell, Mobil or BP). I must admit I have a little less faith in Caltex/Ampol and very little in almost all of the independants. This is where I tend to pick up bad batches of fuel.
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Follow Up By: Sean - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 00:00
Would like you to tell us all, how you know that you have picked up bad fuel....I want to make sure that I don't get a dose of bad fuel ...especially in the bush Ta !

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Follow Up By: Rob - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 00:00
I tend to agree with you on the fuel issue. I fill up at trucking stops where I can as they have a large turnover and a lot of the times are but not always a few cents/litre cheaper. With the larger turnover there is less chance of contaminents being intoduced in the fuel at storage.
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