Almost a Disaster!

Submitted: Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 22:16
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Evening All,

Had a pleasureale sundays 4WDing out in east gippsland,good river levels,tracks were quite rough and rocky after the fires and floods,till i decided to have a gig under the cruiser after going over a few rocks in the McAlister river,bit of banging and crashing-nothing unusual,well it caved the auto trans sump in and it was leaking.in the middle of no where with a major oil leak!out with the selleys steel putty.shoved a blob in the hole and it stopped.made another patch to go over the initial blob to help hold it.that stuff is awsome.it stuck to the sump trans oil and all!checked the level and it was still OK(bad luck cos i didnt have any!!!)got out of the bush and got it home.pulled the sump off it,the trans filter was flat,if it had of gone in 5 or 10 mm more it would have smashed anywhere up to 5 solenoids which live under the filter with all the connectors facing down.i tell you i am a relieved man tonight.new sump and service kit and we are away.cheers Paul
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Reply By: Nick R (VIC) - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 22:22

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 22:22
which tracks? it is a good spot was up there a few weeks ago, was fun too, only hit 1 rock, 33s and a 3 inch lift tho, doesn't hit much.....
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 22:47

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 22:47
Is this the stuff?

Knead It Steel

Sounds like a must-have spare!
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Follow Up By: TD100 - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 19:10

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 19:10
Thats the stuff! i tell you what it sticks really well,i beat the ding out of the sump and it took a bit before it broke away.i will always carry it where ever i go.cheers Paul
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Reply By: Shane (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:47

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:47
Sorry to hear about your mishap, but it shows what I have been saying for a long time from the 60 series on there is minimal protection underneath on Cruisers & a few other brands. Have a look under a 60 Series & look at the solid steel bash plate that covers the Gearbox & Tranny case & also notice the steel plate attached to the sump ! These models were meant to take a pounding & one would honestly expect modern versions would be better, but as you have found it's not the case. From recollection the 80 & 100 series have a bit of tin plate. If I owned one & was doing serious paddock bashing I would be putting on something stronger. I have been hungup a few times on stumps in paddocks when turning at night & without that plate would have had a long walk home.
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Follow Up By: TD100 - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 19:38

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 19:38
it should have come out here but look below
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Reply By: TD100 - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 19:19

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 19:19
Shane,

only the transfer case has a bleep y plate over it,the auto sump is completely in the open,not that i thought for 1 second it would get hit as it is well out of harms way.it has a plastic guard from the front end to the end of the bell housing which is buggered also.after pulling it apart i thought it will only be relatively cheap to fix---not.$206 for the sump,$128 for the filter and $34 for the gasket!jeeeesssss talk about sting for bits and 3 to 6 week wait from japan to boot!!!!!will definitly make a steel bash plate for it.cheers Paul
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:17

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 08:17
I would measure the chassis rails & see if a 60 Series plate coulld be modified to fit. There would be a heap of them around at the Wreckers & I reckon they should be quiet cheap.
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