Toyota. Ya have to give this one 10 points

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 20:53
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Reply By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 21:05

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 21:05
Note to self, Don't attempt deep-water crossing with a near-empty fuel tank !


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Follow Up By: Axle - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 21:26

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 21:26
Or make sure the missus sits in the Back!!!!


As i run for cover!

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 21:15

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 21:15
Good reason to only buy new 4x4s Michael
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Follow Up By: Axle - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 21:23

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 21:23
Now Ain't that the truth!!!..



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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 00:21

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 00:21
If I was going to do that crossing I'd rather be in my old 80 than my new 200.

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Follow Up By: Axle - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 22:31

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 22:31
Maybe So, ...Gone Bush, But i don't think thats what Mike is saying!!.


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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 21:21

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 21:21
Mate:
80 series what more can one say.
Dont think I will try that in the 200 though not with all those electrical thingys under the hood.
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Reply By: Member - Anthony W Adelaide - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 22:01

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 22:01
Go the 80. Still Toyotas finest
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Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 00:06

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 00:06
That is truly remarkable.

They do say that the 80 was the last of the best cruisers, this just confirms it.

What a machine!
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Reply By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 08:06

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 08:06
We had the back floating a bit in the 100 until we fitted it out with drawers filled with cooking, tools and recovery gear in one and the "kitchen in the other. Add a fridge, roof rack and roof top tent and she sits down quite nicely. Even with the long range tank nearly empty.

I think he expected it the way he just continued. I bet he doesn't have any floor mats in it if that is the case.

A good reminder to us all. The eldest sons pootrool even floated a bit when empty inside and the tank low.

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 10:33

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 10:33
Ya gotta give it to the guy... he selected reverse and backed up to point the nose in the right direction........Me, I would nave been out that window and sitting on the roof rack screaming....lol

OH WHAT A FEELING


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Reply By: Member - JohnBee (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 15:43

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 15:43
Gday...

"unstoppable Toyota" or not .... I reckon that whacker broke at least half of the basic rules of a water crossing. He had more good luck than sense.

And as for engaging reverse, I'd love to know how long the clutch lasted after that day's stupidity.

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 19:34

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 19:34
Yeah most of the toyota drivers on the forum seem to be praising this guy up when he is an absolute dipstick - the typical sort of person who is getting us banned from areas we used to go into.

It could have just as easily gone oh so wrong - there was no driving skill involved - just a lot of luck. I wonder how much it cost to repair that vehicle - it would have started playing up a couple of weeks after.
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 21:07

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 21:07
Got to agree guys, this is actually the top of lake lyal, I have driven my boat over this spot. A family come to grief here last year mid winter. father drowned the 4by, everyone was soaked, only my mate who was fishing nearby in his boat heard their screams their would have been a serious case of hyperthermia.
Mind you the mate sit up the front of the boat soaking wet while he was doing 60ks down the lake. had the kids laying on the floor to minmise wind chill.
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 21:09

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 21:09
O for and edit button. Mate made the idiot driver sit up the front.
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Reply By: Geoff H (Q - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 20:15

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 20:15
Excellent. Why did I ever sell the 80.
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Reply By: Outnabout.. - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 20:26

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 at 20:26
The spare under the back also makes a floatation device.
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Reply By: Member - David Will (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 09, 2012 at 20:11

Thursday, Feb 09, 2012 at 20:11
Trying to look the location up on google maps, where is it exactly?

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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 06:35

Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 06:35
I think it may be somewhere near the top of this lake near Lithgow NSW.
Water Crossing
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 06:37

Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 06:37
That didn't work. Try Lake Lyell NSW in the box.
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