Breaking news from Birdsville

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:12
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I have been told and verily believe that a member of this forum who cannot be named, and who is currently on his way from Terang, Vic to Birdsville, then across the Simpson and home, driving a 3.0L Nissan with big lightforce spotties on it has 'exploded' somewhere in the vicinity of Broken Hill.

Other than it is reported to be something to do with the turbo, no other news is available as the owners phone is on permanent message bank.

He must be having a BONZ -A of a time of it all and it will be interesting to hear (if we ever do) exactly what happened.

Maybe it was something to do with his SWMBO putting the brakes on a snorkel being fitted. Poor old Poo-trol must have went red in the turbo trying to suck enough air on such a big journey and just S H I T its pants. who knows.

Lucky it happened where it did and not in the middle of the SD.

Oh! said member is hoping to arrive in Birdsville on Saturday.

Now you all have a nice one

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:25

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:25
Ouch !!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:35

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:35
Yeah! I know.

He will be one P E E D off outback explorer.

Just hope nothing else goes 'FUBAR' as Truckie would say.

His SWMBO will her reservations of camping in a swag increased exponentialy now.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:33

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:33
Didn't BONZ already blow up his 3L Patrol once before?? Or was that someone else, I hope it's not the second time it's gone BANG. What a bugger for him eh!?
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:36

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:36
Who said it was BONZ or are you just having an educated guess.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:36

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:36
No first time but he was waiting for it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:40

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:40
Must have been a BONZA of a guess hey? :-P
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 21:27

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 21:27
Turned out it was the vacuum accumulator on top of the engine the bit broke off the end, no bang, no smoke, fixed in 30 hrs 20 mins work, 29hrs 40 mins waiting for the part frrom Melb.

At the last service the Holden guy ratted an accumulator from a 2005 diesel Cherokee and it failed in BHill, sad but untrue.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:35

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:35
It's a very real risk with those machines, high powered stressed piddly turbo motor.
Good luck Geoff and troops
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:55

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 14:55
Hi Ken

I got an SMS from said member last night, problems were fixed and he and his family were leaving BH today...
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 15:00

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 15:00
Good to hear that. I t would suggest problem was not too major hopefully ie blown donk.
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 17:12

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 17:12
Thanks for that Lyn

I'll try and contact him Saturday when he should be in Birdsville.

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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 15:53

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 15:53
Ken, from the little I understand about the actuators that control the exhaust pressures and volumes in the turbo, it can happen with any turbo that has an actuator. In other words, Nissans, Toyotas, Fords, Mitsubishis, Subies, Jacks or whatever. As Lyn says Bonz is underway again, as she understands. I spoke to him nearly two days back and they were catching up with Roachie from SA and may be another member there in BH.
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 17:10

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 17:10
Gee! you 'Tasmanians' stick together.

How come you are wasting time on the net so early in the day.

Don't the cows need milking or something.

Our man BONZ was suppose to be in Birdsville today so I tried to track him down to discuss an Outback Challenge thing or two and was informed of the situation.

You know! BONZ god bless him, kept offering to meet me at Colac sometime ago when I was giving my new JEEP in a shakedown trip to his place, so that he could do a recovery on the said vehicle with his fabulous Nissan.

God is punishing me now for not going to church, otherwise he would have made sure I was in Broken Hill to do a recovery on the Nissan with that fine piece of American engineering and Technology.

Bet the good old JEEP'S turbo what-se-thingo wouldn't go bang. Noooooooooooo! way batman. its guaranteed by George himself and seconded by Johnny.

Ar! well tomorrow is another day
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 18:33

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 18:33
Hey Lucy, am sure that geography is still taught in schools if you could do with that refresher. Tasmanians LOL

Didn't I tell you about that Jeep with 113K Kms that wouldn't go? Our friend Reggie would know. You know the "G'day matie, how you going?" one from Geelong. Is he the one with the guarantee for Jeeps?

I guess the companies that make actuators have taken over one another to limit the number of manufactureres.

I can't yet work out why you would want me to see the cows. LOL Best to stay away from them and get the weight out of our P'trol.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 11:22

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 11:22
No bonz about it
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 16:15

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 16:15
Exploded! well it seems it's just a little problem but lets hope it doesn't explode until after the trip at least.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 16:23

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 16:23
BONZ? ... whats a BONZ...... who wants the phone no to ring and confirm if it went BANG
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:07

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:07
Gee, Ive never heard of issues with a 3.0 Patrol.

Can anyone shed some light on the subject PLEASE....

I WANT ONE for a boat anchor.
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Follow Up By: johnsy1 - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 10:58

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 10:58
I WANT ONE for a boat anchor

Limited value in sand has potential in mud!! LOL
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 11:40

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 11:40
except for air flow sensors LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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