Finacial Advisor Has Approved Diff Lock

Submitted: Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 19:39
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The finacial advisor/handbrake/wife, has approved a diff lock at long last. We did a trip up around Capertee this weekend and as it was wet misserable and slippery and wet there were a few parts of the track that I had to be attached to the,the,the,the,the,Disco with twin lockers and pulled up two places as 1, the IFS let me down (wheel travel) 2, slippery, so after lifting the front end a few times and sliding sideways towards rock walls and sitting there with the drivers front wheel 2 foot in the air and wife white knuckled I told her if I had at least one diff lock in the rear we would get up......Mmmmm she said I think that we need to invest in one. Already has cost me as she said if I get diff lock she gets to go to the jewlery shop tomorrow (meaning today) so guess where I spent today, Got to abmit spent alot less then what the diff lock is going to cost me so still in front. No Stefan, didnt make either of them, chicken track worse then the main track but didnt have the ground clearance for the main one at the top and the rock step on the chicken track stopped me couldnt get traction, even the prado with traction control couldnt get up it, both got pulled up, The patrol and disco walked up and down both like it was nothing. Both had twin lockers but it was extremely slippery, he said he has got up there without lockers in the dry. All in all a good weekend no damage done although close. Miss the flex of the hilux front end and the diesel 1st gear low range compared to the prado, but auto is great uphill. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 19:44

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 19:44
I know the feeling about the Jewelery shop Steve, but I have an unfair advantage of living close to the EO jewlery shop owner (Nev G). I should have the new ring for Sam by the end of the week so she can show it off a Innamincka ;)

Put the diff lock in both ends and all will be sweet hehe

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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:57

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:57
Must admit Kev Kels mum works there so got it even cheaper,BUT !!! cause it was cheaper then she thought she could get more of it LOL. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:10

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:10
oi Steevo - you forgot to menton that she just got fed up of all that spadework you put her through and the mud pack she got whilst filling in to give you traction

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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:39

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:39
Hahahhahaha now the "real" story comes out.

Stephen M, take her to the shoe store tomorrow and see if you can go double on your lockers hehe.

I know how embarrassing it is to be pulled from a no move situation by a Defender.......bloody last time that will happen, I still get stirred about it by a certain Nissan owner up here.

Regards, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:04

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:04
by a Defender?

We pull you Japs out all the time mate - thought you'd be used to it by now

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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 22:04

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 22:04
Hi Steve, he did have overheating issues all day BUT I didnt give him any crap about it cause that thing went bloody everywhere my prado couldnt. Very very capable vehicle and will admit was comfortable to sit in when I was checking it out. The way fuel is going I was thinking of getting rid of prado and could get a very late model disco for a heap less $$ with the TD5 in it add some lockers and would be a fantastic crawler. His low range Im certain was even lower then my old hilux. Was very impressed. Not sure what the overheating issue was didnt ring him back today am going to call him tomorrow. We had to flat tow it back into Lithgow then got a flat bed tow truck to get it home. Possibly thermostat but we couldnt get to the 10mil nut on the housing as the aircon pump was in the way and even babying it it would shoot up to the red with in minutes. Just idleing was fine which he had to do when getting towed so he could rum the headlights and brakes. Very scary with the amount of traffic around and in the dark. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 00:40

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 00:40
Yep you are right TREVOR R and we have the photos to prove it
hahahahaha
ross
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:11

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:11
Steve,

Well done. I assume that was Col's place at Mt Airley.
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:56

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:56
Yeah Richard, certainly was. Man has that bloke got some stuff on his property. Actually alot of the stuff was quit interesting and dated back a lot of years spent about an hour with him having a chat and checking out some of the man made machinery. He is obviously quit talented and inteligent man. He said he was an engineer in his earlier days I think he said the Army. He has a genni and solar panels for electricity and must say quit spirited for his age 71. He has just got another lease for the next 22 years as the greenies were going to get hold of all the land and turn into national park and ban the 4wdrives so he got in first earlier then needed then offered it to the greenies for 70 mill if they wanted it that badly knowing they would have no chance. The old mines and things up there were very interesting. Great place for a day out/weekend, but in nicer weather. Regards Steve M
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