First Snow

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Well following a big snow dump during the week its time to go 4wding in it again.

The photo was taken at Mt Matlock near Vic town of Woods point and shows that plenty got out during the week. Away from main spots there was lots of virgin snow wildlife and people needing a snatch.




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Reply By: axle - Sunday, Jun 02, 2019 at 19:48

Sunday, Jun 02, 2019 at 19:48
G/Day Robin,
,Looking rather brisk there ,I'm off to do a bit of excavator work at Barrington tops NSW next week, the scenery might well be the same..

Just hoping the old girl will fire up after a few weeks doing nothing in very cold conditions

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: RMD - Sunday, Jun 02, 2019 at 21:02

Sunday, Jun 02, 2019 at 21:02
Axle
Remove the air cleaner element and place a small dish of method in the base. Light the metho and it will heat the incoming air and the diesel will start very easily when cranked. After warmed up a little, Replace air cleaner element. Job done.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 10:09

Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 10:09
Fingers crossed for you axle !
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 19:00

Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 19:00
Unless you’ve got Alpine Diesel in the digger, Axle, you may need some prep work?

20L of hot/boiling water is handy to pour over injectors, inj. tubes & the injector pump, and maybe get a small fire going underneath the machine to warm up the fuel tank batteries etc. All depending on how much debris is on or in the machine.

Can’t beat a good dose of sunlight on the engine too, but that commodity might be in short supply up there, over the next week or two.

And jumper leads........
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 21:46

Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 21:46
Axle, a petrol-soaked rag held over the intake, makes any diesel fire up rapidly, even at 10 deg below!

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: Candace S. - Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 02:47

Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 02:47
I'm curious, what constitutes a "big snow dump" up there? :)

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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 09:42

Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 09:42
Nothing like the US Candace. :-) Some cars got snowed in with around a 1 metre deep lot of snow on Mt Blue Rag last week.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 10:11

Monday, Jun 03, 2019 at 10:11
This early in year a few inches is good where I am Candice.
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Follow Up By: Candace S. - Tuesday, Jun 04, 2019 at 03:19

Tuesday, Jun 04, 2019 at 03:19
A meter is a respectable amount anywhere. :)

Personally, I avoid the stuff these days. That's why I live in Las Vegas!
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Jun 04, 2019 at 19:19

Tuesday, Jun 04, 2019 at 19:19
Crank up the diesel heater central heating and pump hot glycol through the engine for a while does the trick.
The diesel heater gets a slug of kero in its fuel tank to keep it liquid.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 21:55

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 21:55
Flew over (well to the west of) Kosciuszko and Hotham etc bit over a week back on a commercial flight. Perfectly clear day until we got closer to Melbourne so was able to take some phone shots of the early snow to share with the family. Spectacular sight from above, although it's much better when you're down there among it on a good day.

Anyone catch Ernie Dingo's Going Places show on Charlotte's Pass and a few of its characters last week?

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2019/05/29/heres-where-ernie-dingo-goes-new-season-his-travel-show
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Follow Up By: Jarse - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 07:48

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 07:48
Here's a few shots from the office. What a difference a couple of weeks makes.

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