I mourning.... sigh!

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:32
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Missing the Supa Trupa awefully.

Moved on [ or down ] to a 1997 transit van.

Still heading outback this year.

Suggestions on making this boring old van able to places that make coming back difficult?

I'll probably still carry the recovery gear. Can you fit diff locks to one of these?

Not sleeping well.....
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:44

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:44
Hi Royce, Petrol or Diesel Motor.?

Hope you have a better run than my bro/inlaw.

The 2.4 diesel near made him jump off a cliff..lol.


Cheers Axle.

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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:49

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:49
Deisel..... you're not helping!
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:00

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:00
Didn't mean to sound so blunt..sorry Royce!, Mate you can find a lot of info on the landrover forum about those motors as the defender has the later spec transit motor 2.4l. a lot of info was asked before its release.


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:14

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:14
No.. I didn't feel you were blunt. I should have put a smiley after ....

I'm enjoying the challenge to am an outback ready two-wheel drive. The indegenous members of society get by quite happily with a holden on these roads, I don't see why I can't!

I'm working on things like dual batteries and compressors etc.
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Reply By: toyotabits.com - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:42

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:42
G'day Royce, your (our) Supa Troopa is moving on to different pastures - Fraser Is., Noosa North shore, Innamincka, Poepples, Camerons Corner, currently I'm converting it to a full camper for extended travelling/living for around the block! It is in safe hands for its transformation, looking foreward to St. George this year for a warm up, have fitted 5 various radios plus cradle for my sat. phone, extra 4 seats that folds down to a double bed, (compliant), griller stove, 3 way fridge, special bed for my 2 dogs ( 1-15 yrs, 1-15 weeks) still transferring all the gear from my old troopy. Royce, sleep easy, we will cross tracks one day, ( I wonder where & when!) I will look foreward to that day, thanks again for your help with the changeover, it has been such an experience happening on "Black Saturday", my drive from the Sunshine Coast to first roadblock, 45 degrees +, all the way - Kilmore, diverted to the old road, then 2nd roadblock at Pakenham - no go, so having living in the area years ago, I went the back way via Loch, Korumburra to Leongather, then on to Moe to miss the current fires, on to Taralgon, 30cm of ash allover!! lift the head off, replace headgasket on the side of the road, service head, (most of the nearby businesses checked me in each day( very social) to see if they could help!) I think they had their doubts if the Supa Troopa would ever go again! As I was working on the side of the road I was ordering parts to be delivered to "Kerbside Motors", I still have the invoices from Toyota, a really enjoyable experience at the time - something I will never forget, as in my world it was a car repair, whilst all around me all the bushfire devastation was going on, Royce had to rush off to do his part to help them after our short meeting, THANKS ROYCE, aussiedingo...... aussiedingo@qldnet.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 20:06

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 20:06
Send pictures..... when you decide to sell... who knows, maybe I'll be in the market!!!
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Reply By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:42

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:42
I was following one on Thursday, it was smoking ( black soot ) that badly its sooty fumes actually had small flakes in it coming in my drivers window. i have seen some bad ones but that one took the cigar for the worst i have ever seen or smelt! Poor EGR system and not designed for our climate.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:50

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:50
What climate do you think it was designed for ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 22:09

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 22:09
The UK, here i believe they had huge EGR issues with these things. it would have whatever needed to be replaced in it then 20k later they would fume badly again. a diesel mechanic that has worked on these things hopefully provide some more enlightning details on why they do this.
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 00:13

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 00:13
hmmm By 'one' I guess you mean a Transit? Strange how many are used all over Oz.... with such problems. I'll find out I guess.
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Reply By: puttputt - Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:45

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:45
Royce, I think you will end up getting another Troopy, once it is in your blood your hooked.
I did a samilar thing, due to economical downturn I sold my 07 Prado d4d GX manual last week to a dealer for $36k , and went to the auction and found an ex school 2001 Coaster bus at the auction for $14k with 220000km, in pretty good nick, 4.2L diesel, all seats have canvas seat covers.
My Prado was brilliant but I don't miss it one little bit, I am more excited about the bus, because now I can take the bus and tow the boat, whereas before, I had to tow the caravan and leave the boat behind, and I have $22000 change, now what to do with the caravan?
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 20:08

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 20:08
You might just be right. I've had two troopies....

But maybe a cruiser tray. My old one has just hit the scrap heap.

But then the F350 is doing the job pretty well.


I'll work on making the transit as versatile as poss. for the moment.

Your post cheered me up. Thanks!
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