Plurry electrics

Submitted: Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:23
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When I was ready to upgrade from my old Datsun G60 to the next level within my budget I was adamant to stay away from newer 4bies with electronics. However I ended up with this GQ with electric mirrors, windows, etc.

Over past 10 weeks and fifty billion corrugations..........

The oil light came on and the oil gauge shot up to the top. Checked everything but found nothing wrong so disconnected the lot and carried on driving

Then the temperature gauge dropped to the bottom and stayed there. The multi meter says thyere is no power to the sender. Havent gotten any further with that.

Fuel gauge does not work properly on corrugations.

Charge gauge is lazy in the mornings and is slow to get to the right charge indicator

Central locking ....only some doors lock some of the time and some unlock some of the time...a real pain

Got to the Alice and did a service changing oil, filters and air filter. Now the air filter warning light comes on and stays so until later in the day. Have checked it all out and can't find out why. Maybe it does not like cold mornings.

Decided to plug the oil sender unit in again and blow me down it is working again and the gauge is indicating correctly. Just as well, as a new one costs $130 here in the Alice.

UHF radio switches itself off at will and will not transmit

Vehicle radio speakers work on one side of the truck only

Maybe I should go and buy my G60 back.....................

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Reply By: Nudenut - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:27

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:27
your trouble is....a nissan!
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:28

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:28
besides i reckon you and judith enjoyed the trip...wish i was retired!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:34

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:34
And I suppose your 2 Toyo's are trouble free? Plurry bitumen driver..hahahahaha

You have gotta do the age thing fella afore you can retire.....methinks you have a way to go yet. Besides that will SWMBO let you retire? :o)
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:43

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:43
swmbo er you mean dragon lady

no she needs some more jewelry so she says....i'll own a gold mine when she carks it...

I do get off road ...just not as often as you but.I have kids to feed so cant get away from work too long
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:46

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:46
Work!! You are always on EO........ night and day......you might as well be retired..................
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:52

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:52
sssh dont say it too loud...she might hear!

i wish i could afford it
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:33

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:33
Is that all, I thought you had a real problem. LOL

Well I guess you needed something new to keep you interested if you did not have GQ electrics to keep you occupied you be posting that you were bored !!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:35

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:35
Forgot to add, you would not go back to Old Rosie as she has no Air con and you need a few luxury's in your, Aahh!!! can I say it "Old Age"
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:41

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:41
You keep pushing the boundaries young fella!!! I'll remember such insolence in my little red book and when next in the big smoke you will be paid a visit. I have a very big walking stick with which I can break skinny legs....hahahahaha

Anyway I will be out of circulation and out of your hair from Monday as we will be back on the road for the second leg of this trip
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:48

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:48
Cheers Mate, have a good one and stay safe, Just wish I was coming with you.

By the way don't forget if you get bogged and need snatching just give me a call, any excuse to get out of Melb. LOL.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:34

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:34
I am getting the feeling, that probably all of your problems, are dry joints.
If it was the corrugations that killed 'em, then I guess noting short of unplugging & re-plugging EVERY damn terminal will at least narrow it down.

Sorry there's no easy way, but I think it's a good place to start. Anywhere, where stuff can come loose, suss it out.

I had to do some soldering on the GU on our trip, and I was not alone, others also experienced minor intermittent electrical faults, which are always the worst to diagnose.

Spend a few rainy days with the bus in your shed, and systematically work through them.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:37

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:37
Thanks Wolfie. I will do that when I get home.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:37

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:37
"I am getting the feeling, that probably all of your problems, are dry joints."
Are talking about the electrics or Willem? LOL

His joints get lubricated by the White Lightening I keep hearing about. LOL
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:43

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 17:43
There is very little of the White Lightning left as Baz and Mrs Al made a meal of it.....hahahaha

But you are right...parts of me do need lubrication
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 18:28

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 18:28
Willem as wolfie said try unplugging all the wiring harness plugs especially those that connect to the fusebox (if there are any). If the truck has spade type fuses they are also very prone to poor connections with age and vibration.
The fuse spades are usually made of alloy, the bits they go into are sometimes brass or similar and you get dissimilar metals, loss of spring tension on the holder and then a poor connection,
The spades on the fuses also oxidise and cause poor connections which create heat, which melts the fuseblock and in extremes can cause a fire, BTDT, real exciting sitting at the lights and suddenly noticing a plume of smoke from under the dash!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 21:38

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 21:38
Thanks Peter. I have never contemplated all these issues. Will follow up on all advice when I get home in about three weeks time
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 18:44

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 18:44
Mate sounds like a but of moisture over night, plenty of dust and lots of bumps has put you in need of a good full can of CRC!

Just get under the bonnet at car lovers and degrease the engine bay, then go round and spray every joint and connection with plenty of CRC, including in the fuse box. It'll do the old girl wonders!

Only takes about 1/2 an hour too.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 21:40

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 21:40
Thanks Jeff. I will include that in my list of things to do. Something has to work !!!!!
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 19:04

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 19:04
Don't feel like robinson corusoe with the oil sender willem. just about every gq ever made...petrol or diesel fails with oil senders. Don't go genuine with replacement .......check archives for cheaper solutions.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 21:45

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 21:45
Interesting Brew. I checked with Repco, Auto One, Auto Pro, Southcott, Supacheap and some other retailers and all said Genuine Only. It was $116 in Albany and $130 in Alice from Nissan. But hey, its working again. No doubt it will need replacing soon
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 22:43

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 22:43
I will try and find the post for you but there is a sender sprint sell and think it for a navara that costs about $20 which does the job. let you know anyway mate.
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Reply By: Rod W - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 09:29

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 09:29
"Plurry" now that's a word I have hear or seen of in a long time. One of my Uncles in South Aus use to use it a lot.
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 12:18

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 12:18
yep, only ever heard my old man say that. he was born in West Aus.

brought a smile to my face it did. :)
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