End of life, mine cruisers

Submitted: Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 11:19
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Just sending a few photos of cruisers that have seen the end of their economical life, and what you buy when you get a low kilometre engine.

The vehicles will have done between 60000 to 90000k at a max of 30k per hour, engine hours around 4000 or less.

When the vehicles reach around 25000k the engines start to slowly deteriorate in horsepower although this doesn't seem to effect them, they don't use much oil, if any and are serviced weekly. Washed once or twice in 24 hours rust is a huge problem, due to the minerals and ground water.

Some will have new transfer cases, gearboxes or diffs but they will all be cut up for mine rescue training and dumped.

In the time this batch has been in service (around 30 of them) only one engine has been destroyed and that was the operators fault. He put the fan through the radiator in water, but choose to just keep on driving.fi]/143450.75/Forum/Pic_41[/fi]Image Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: Rockape - Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 11:34

Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 11:34
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Follow Up By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:37

Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:37
Well....we can see that ERPS did not work on these ones.... : )
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Reply By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:41

Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:41
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This was deeper than I thought....: (
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 13:56

Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 13:56
Mate they don't have any electronic rust prevention on them.

Well that's at least a great way to get all the mud outta that vehicle, gives it a good washing and you can use the coopers to climb back up that face, of cause that is after you have had a beer out of the Waeco,

Have a safe one.
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 08:28

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 08:28
Rockape
The first picture looks like a very nice 'cut and shut' job. An unsuspecting purchaser might never have picked that. Thanks for the warning.
Bob
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 09:55

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 09:55
Bob,
the Vatican is still looking for their popemobiles. As you can see in the bottom picture.

Have a good one
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