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  1. #551
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    Cracking pics there bud.......👍🏻👍🏻
    2008 130 Defender
    1998 Subaru Impreza TypeR

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    Great shots there Mitch...

    And great to catch up again at Melrose...
    Cheers Tombie!

    'n behoefte aan 'n dik vel te kry

  3. #553
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    Likewise Tombie, it's always good fun down there.
    -Mitch
    'El Burro' 2012 Defender 90.

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    Mitch, a quick response re the front diff oil colour (if no one else has mentioned it yet)
    The 'One Shot' grease from the swivels tends to migrate through into the diff compartment, and being moly fortified it's a nice grey colour.
    It throws everyone the first time they do a front diff oil change.

    Great pics, I drove through Melrose last night after spending a few days in the Flinders, in Clare atm to sample the local wares.
    I know, I'm a week late......

  5. #555
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    The 'One Shot' grease from the swivels tends to migrate through into the diff compartment, and being moly fortified it's a nice grey colour.
    It throws everyone the first time they do a front diff oil change.
    The colour did throw me... thanks for the advice- you're the first.
    Is this generally seen as the axle seals being compromised, or just a normal occurrence?

    Enjoy your time down there, I'd love to do the food / wine trail some time (it's something ms Avenger could enjoy), so let me know how you get on!
    -Mitch
    'El Burro' 2012 Defender 90.

  6. #556
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic_Avenger View Post
    The colour did throw me... thanks for the advice- you're the first.
    Is this generally seen as the axle seals being compromised, or just a normal occurrence?

    Enjoy your time down there, I'd love to do the food / wine trail some time (it's something ms Avenger could enjoy), so let me know how you get on!
    It shouldn't happen but the swivels get hot, pressure increases and the inevitable happens, particularly if the swivels have been overfilled.

    The first time I did a front diff drain I opened the fill plug and half a litre of dark grey oil cascaded out.
    I couldn't work out what had happened !

    The maintenance boys in the NT Public works had filled the swivels as you did the old Landies, (my 130 was a just off lease ex NT BFC vehicle) but there's no level plug on post '96 vehicles and One Shot became the factory fill from when they deleted the level and drain plugs......
    To check the level you need to put the steering on hard lock and dip the compartment with a piece of wire through the fill plug.
    Frustrating they deleted the drain and level plugs.

    I reckon I could enjoy myself here for a couple of days, balances the more remote stuff (which isn't so remote anymore going by the sheer number of campers and 4WD's I've passed over the last week)

  7. #557
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    I have had the swivel grease contaminating the front differential oil. At the 20,000 km service the dealer informed me that the front diff oil was contaminated. I informed them that I had had the vehicle since 8000 km and it had not seen water or other that would get in there. I know the oil was originally clean as I checked it when I purchased the vehicle. I suggested swivel grease contamination but the response was no - definitely from external contamination. I thought rubbish. At 22,000 km it went in for other warranty work and I informed them the oil was discoloured the same grey colour again. This time they decided the seals were leaking the swivel grease into the diff oil - really, why didn't I think of that? The dealer replaced the seals. The diff oil is discoloured again at 28,000 km, although I noticed it at a lot less distance than this. I can't be worried about it. There is no sign of metal in the oil so unless other deterioration occurs, I will live with it unless others suggest otherwise. I might change it before a run up to Cairns and back in around 3 weeks time. I will probably fit a Harrop E Locker in the front to match the rear so might get the seals done again then.

  8. #558
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    Small victory against corrosion

    Had a small victory against corrosion today. With the help of andy130 and his air compressor with his special spray doo-hickey thinga-mabob, we applied a few litres of Penetrol oil to the chassis rails of the mule, and a few other little parts (outriggers, firewall bulk head, rear crossmember inside door skins). His 130 got good a good dose too!

    This is coming off the back of ANZAC day, where I spent a good 2.5hrs under the car with a hose flushing out the chassis rails and anything else I could get to. It was a good old fashioned dirty job. My neighbours probably thought 'look at this nut-bag under his car covered in muddy water!'.
    All in all, I estimate that I got a conservative 5 kilos of mud, stones, and leaf litter out of the chassis. Amazing what gets trapped in there.

    Along with my existing 6-or-so monthly INOX MX-4 Lanox treatment of the nuts and bolts around the car, I'll probably aim to flush the chassis and put penetrol thru it on an annual basis. Or be more dilligent when I go thru mud holes to flush what I can out as soon as possible .
    While I was using andy's venturi type suction spray rig with a garden sprinkler type fan nozzle on it, for the average punter, I found that a normal old spray bottle with the adjustable stream/spray nozzle on it would reach a lot of the chassis internals with minimal outlay. The penetrol mists up really well, and has a volatile component which looks to mist off at normal temperatures. So to this end, I think just going to town with a spray bottle would work reasonably well for those wanting to do the job, but not want the outlay for all the spray-painting accoutrements.
    -Mitch
    'El Burro' 2012 Defender 90.

  9. #559
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    Looks like you had an awesome trip home Mitch... nice photos!.


    I got home today..... photos still coming Was great to finally meet....
    Mark

    Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most

    2012 SDV6 SE D4 with some stuff...
    2003 D2a TD5...gone...
    2000 D2 V8...gone...

    https://bymark.sewell.me/

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