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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......

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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.

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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)

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