48 hours old cruiser crushed.

Submitted: Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 13:27
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Hi guys,
This machine was aparently being serviced at the time of the incident. The new ute had a wheel chock in the back that wasn't used.
It is now on display at the entrance to the mine.
I'm not sure which mine it was.

Lucky no one was in it.
The engine mounts are tough, the engine is still where it should be.

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 13:43

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 13:43
Ouch!!! big time.

Very lucky no one was in it.
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 13:58

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 13:58
Now thats one cruiser thats needs a wheel alignment!!.....lol.




Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 14:07

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 14:07
sort of reminds me of where's my dozer
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 14:08

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 14:08
worth less than scrap metal value now
bet the driver of the toyota is a very happy person
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Reply By: Ozboc - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 15:14

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 15:14
Wonder if the Cd player still works ???


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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 15:17

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 15:17
It might skip a little..LOL

but I bet the bloke who didn't use the wheel chock on the hauler doesn't anymore.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 15:31

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 15:31
I was sent this pic in an email and was told it happened at Curragh mine - Central Qld. Can't verify that, but that is the info I was given.

My son was working in a mine in WA driving a service truck until recently and said you have to be so careful when you drive into the pit. There are a stack of regulations you are supposed to follow to let everyone know you are there. In the mine, a vehicle that size (Toyota) is at the very bottom of the food chain.

Ouch!!!

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Reply By: Member - Trevor the driller - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 16:06

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 16:06
It's Just got a flat battery!
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 17:46

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 17:46
Lucky the tyre wasn't damaged - I am guessing they cost more than the Toyota.

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Reply By: Dunco (NSW) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 19:59

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 19:59
I am suffering from PTSD
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 20:07

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 20:07
What are you guys on about...It'll buff out! :-)

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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 21:26

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 21:26
A Patrol would have survived that. In fact i reckon the loader would have come off second best.
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Reply By: Miss Jo - Toad Keeper - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 00:27

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 00:27
"I swear it officer.. I looked and there was no one there."

Yota commits suicide????
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Reply By: Stampy - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 02:05

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 02:05
Is that covered under warranty?
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Reply By: PatrolSTL04 - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 02:06

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 02:06
Saves on the warranty work that this model is now famous for.....not like to Tojo's off old.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:18

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:18
Brett what warranty work is that?
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Reply By: PatrolSTL04 - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 02:05

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 02:05
Have a friend who is a service manager in a big toyota dealership in Perth.

Problems that I he told me about the other day relate to intercoolers being replaced, transmissions replaced, and problems with drive train.

He looks after a lot of mining cruisers too that suffer numerous problems. Toyota seem to be good at keeping things quiet.

Have asked him tonight to send me details of the problems that he has come across so far. He said oil consumption is very minor in comparison to what he is seeing.

He has not been impressed so far.

Oh well....when my Patrol goes pop I want a Ford 7.3L thats now being fitted in Perth. $25K.....more power and torque than the Chevy 6.5....and far superior.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 03:10

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 03:10
"He looks after a lot of mining cruisers too that suffer numerous problems"

LOL no crap - it costs upwards of 20K a year to keep a mining ute going - Patrols have been tried but the costs are higher

the "problems" encountered in a mining ute have no relevance to the general public
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Reply By: PatrolSTL04 - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:15

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:15
Agreed....mining vehilcles do cop a harder life. It would be a fair comment....if the previous model was experiencing the same problems, but it wasn't.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 20:46

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 20:46
of course the previos model had no intercooler problems - it didnt have one.

yes ive seen this "intercooler problem" we got a slide presentation of it at work

basically it went no more sticking high pressure hoses or gurneys into the intercooler intake or else this happens - then a slide of an intercooler with all the fins munted due to idiots giving them a close up gurney

and yes - saw a trashed transfer case with a whapping big hole in it. i asked if it had spat teeth out but someone had tried to drive it over a rock bund and smashed the transfer case out .

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Reply By: PatrolSTL04 - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 01:39

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 01:39
Handbrakes, rear brakes, diffs, axles, headlights falling out, intercoolers stuffed, transmission gears need replacing, transfer cases replaced, recall to enlarge sump....and this is on everyday cruisers.

Mining versions have more issues....cause they probably get caned.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 03:10

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 03:10
thought you said they were plauged by problems previos utes wernt
besides the intercooler which i explained most of those are known weak points in any cruiser
but funnily enough the 2 v8 vehicles in our direct fleet havnt suffered any of those problems 9 maybe the brakes they are disposable on mining vehichles) despite being UG vehickles and neither has our 4.2.

you really need to stop listening to mates of mates i used to have a mate that was a mitsibishi mechanic and guess what he saw plenty of mitsi problems

and as for the recall - sort of says it all i might stand corrected but what recall? might be as much truth in that as the rest of the post
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Reply By: PatrolSTL04 - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:52

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:52
He is not a mechanic....I think I can rely on the service manager who rusn the show.

Sump was increased from the first release due to a few blown motors....the recall happened within months, unlike Nissan with a couple of years.

I like the 70 series V8 Wagon....have seriously considered but will give it another 2 years when things should have been ironed out.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:15

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:15
do a search on recalls for the 4.5 v8 - i certainly cant find one
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:08

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:08
Because there has been no recall!!

Increased sump....Yeah Right!!
Being a Nissan owner you must be confused with the 3 litre Nissan shortened dip stick to increase the oil capacity fix??

Previous model?? What issue with the previous model??

Plenty of them out there, plenty of owners on here also and no real issues been reported other than oil usage for some engine for the first 10,000 km's or so which seems to settle very quickly and is attributed to rings bedding in.

Mates of mates second removed from your third cousin stories abound, come up with some facts straight from the owners mouth.

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Follow Up By: PatrolSTL04 - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:27

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:27
Obviously you have trouble reading parts of my post.....Or only read what you want to read.

Have fun.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 23:50

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 23:50
"recall to enlarge sump"

direct quote and also untrue and from my experience has as much credance as the rest of your post.

but i dont blame you - your not the first to get his info from a "mate"
theres quite a few on here with the v8 cruiser and none are having the problems you claim

its not uncommon though

if you ask your "mate" he should also tell you he has seen plenty of the supposed bulletproof 4.2 with cracked heads --- what you donr here is they are nearly all from undergrounf vehicles with radiators 90% blocked with baked on mud between the A/C condensor and front of the rad or exploration vehicles with sticks through the radiator
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Follow Up By: PatrolSTL04 - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 00:52

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 00:52
Nice tone....get out more.

You would think I was insulting your family. It was directed at another post about mates of mates of mates.

"mate" is a Toyota Service Manager. I think I can rely on what he says more so than the "opinions" of some people.

But everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 00:59

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 00:59
PatrolSTL04

Where does you mate work? I get my Troopy serviced at Newtown Toyota in EVP.

I may know him.

Cheers

Richard

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:15

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:15
sooooo if you can rely on this really good info why is he saying there was a recall when there wasnt?
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:24

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:24
should add i have had quite a few run ins with toyota service managers and a can garantee you that is the last place i would seek reliable info.

just one of many cases i fronted the service manager wanting to why the hole in the radiator wasnt fixed. he started saying what hole? so i got him to pull the job card - sure enough it says - FIX HOLE IN RADIATOR he replied we couldnt see one
i told him it was the big black thing you can see through


then we got a ute back still with the fuel lines ripped out.
once again 'how did we knoew what to fix'
once again the job card is pullled out FIX TORN OUT FUEL LINES


I could go on and on and on but trust me when i say the last person you listen to is a toyota serviice manager and once again you have proven this
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:28

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:28
sercice managers trying to do the dirty


yet another one of my "experiences" with service managers
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:53

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:53
Good to hear from you Davoe.
Hope your keeping fit and well?

Where you at and what you doing these days?

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 02:25

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 02:25
alot different to when i last saw you.
been in perth for nearly 3 years so instead of goldfields trips i head to the NR of the weatbelt such as boyagen or down the rivers murray and blackwood (dong that tomorrow)
keep meaning to renew M SHIP but its a bit of a task without a credit card
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Reply By: PatrolSTL04 - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:16

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 01:16
He is an exploroz member....he has been watching this post.

I will leave it to him to reply.

Brett....
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