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Long Weekend Trip

Post by Peaky on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 2:25 pm

So who is heading out for a swing on the long weekend

I will be heading off on Friday and back on Tuesday

I hope to get some good time on the ground with some gold to Boot

Yep I know it will be hot but I don't care I will swing till late at night and do small 1/2 hour stints during the day

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Post by Bignuggs on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 2:35 pm

I gotta ask a dumb question.  what long weekend  Very Happy
Next Monday is a working day (for some people  Razz ) and Tuesday is the Public Holiday
I was thinking of  doing a quick trip to some pending ground but not sure about the weather for the area I was going too.


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Re: Long Weekend Trip

Post by Peaky on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 2:46 pm

Cliff

I have taken Friday and Monday off work so It is for me

I don't care too much about the Rain / Storms for what I'm doing

Don't want to say much about what we are working on but could be good time will tell

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Post by gold n beer on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 3:57 pm

have a great weekend fella's

when you get bored off all those sdc nugg's, give those camo's a good going over on that deeper ground.
me thinks there may be some surprise's in that stuff.
oh and go easy on the grog...... yeah right LOL

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Post by cruiser1 on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 4:08 pm

Hey Jase I think your right,half hour stints during the course of the day leaves heaps of scope for consuming the amber liquid.
Good luck guys with the weather and gold.

Cheers

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Re: Long Weekend Trip

Post by Peaky on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 4:15 pm


I'm only taking one Carton on this trip

Have been hitting it hard all the festive season so need to give the body a break

I have allot of work to get done this trip so no beer till 5 pm

I know it will be hard to do that but with a limit of beer I can't afford to drink all day or I will be dry for 3 days HAHAHA

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Post by gold n beer on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 4:21 pm

and how many bottles off kracken Razz

understand what ya up to mate, you got some work to do but 1 carton is going to be stretching it, maybe a 2nd just in case hey..
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Post by Peaky on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 4:29 pm

Na Mate on 6 cans a day

I Know I Know

Soft

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Post by cruiser1 on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 6:10 pm

I think you should take an extra carton for celebratory drinks out there.

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Re: Long Weekend Trip

Post by stalker on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 8:39 am

My ball n chain is off to busso today and I've  got till sunday arvo to run amok . Guess ill be visiting family in cue getting drunk and going detecting with my uncle he's  70 and still swings a 4500  .  He is a well known local .

Good luck on your hunt
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Post by cruiser1 on Wed 20 Jan 2016, 2:16 pm

Have a good trip too stalker.Lets hope your uncle puts you onto some gold.

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Re: Long Weekend Trip

Post by CrazyPete on Thu 21 Jan 2016, 2:48 am

Hey peaky have fun brother and please stay safe ay Wink..
Pm me your plans so I can dream about shite I'm missing out on hahahaha :)
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Post by stalker on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 3:05 pm

cruiser1 wrote:Have a good trip too stalker.Lets hope your uncle puts you onto some gold.

Cheers

Phil

Thanks mate .. i didn't get to cue got as far as P/Find. NE 39kay from P/Find checking out a few old mines . Think i cooked the motor in the ute when i left P/F so headed home and just made it back . I smelt something as i was driving and then a big bang and rattle so i pulled over and found the radiator cap had blown off . Temp gauge was normal on the dash but must of been a faulty sender . Its a 1999 tf rodeo 2.8 td it has gas fitted for more oomph. I suspect the head gasket is the main culprit.

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Post by cruiser1 on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 3:37 pm

Sorry to hear that stalker,at least you made it back home .I suppose if something like that is to happen its better happening on a short planned trip rather than a long one.At least you will be ready for the main season now.

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Re: Long Weekend Trip

Post by Dozer on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 7:27 pm

Common for temp guage to be ok and the motor gets cooked. Temp gauges don't work when the water level gets low so you carry on without knowing it is about to die.
There was a thread a while ago on one of the forums about coolant level sensors which would perhaps have helped.
Those 2.8 motors are famous for problems with the hoses that go to the turbo assuming it is a turbo model.

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Post by martinjsto on Mon 25 Jan 2016, 9:06 pm

i have fitted a single gage to monitor both the auto temp and water temp, just run the sender unit to a two way switch one receives the auto sender unit wire the other receives the water temp wire the centre terminal goes to the gage. just flip the switch and you can see both temps accurately (as good as the gage is) I wouldn't trust the idiot light or factory gage when it comes to temps or oil pressure for that matter.

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Post by stalker on Fri 29 Jan 2016, 2:16 pm

Thanks for the reply's.

Spot on dozer ... its a 1999 4x4 rodeo turbo 2.8 diesel on gas . These motors are good until the bolt ons fail or the head gasket fails and pressurized the radiator pumping out the water .  

The head gasket was the problem combined with the faulty temp gauge .  Now its a full rebuild job or get a second hand motor .
Im kind off bummed out now it was a good cheap to run off road 4x4 with auto lokka and lift kit .
Back to the shed i guess and work on the valiant .

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Post by CrazyPete on Sat 30 Jan 2016, 9:38 am

Not that hard Stalker to do the head gasket mate :) invite a mate over and crack a carton open and get stuck in haha

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Re: Long Weekend Trip

Post by stalker on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 7:22 pm

CrazyPete wrote:Not that hard Stalker to do the head gasket mate :) invite a mate over and crack a carton open and get stuck in haha

This will be the third time I've done it with a new head and turbo being the last time i did it . I think I'll just stick to the valiant and get it ready to sell and buy a v8 76 cruiser ... im over the rodeo now .
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