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Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Posted: 25 Oct 2016 14:02
by Anthony Forgey
Time for an update... I haven't kept this thread up to date over the past few months.

At 245024 km I replaced all the drive train oils. The drained oils were in very good condition. Front diff oil looked brand new. Only the transfer case oil was off-colour slightly. No worrying bits of metal on the drain magnets, only the expected fine 'paste'.
Used EPX90 in both front and rear diffs.
75W90 for the gearbox
DEX III for the transfer case

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Fitted dual battery system using a Deltec 105AH and National luna charge controller. I removed all of the small wiring that the previous owner had fitted and ran all the wires in sleeving. Neatened up the wiring generally. Fitted the Dual battery monitor next to the gear lever. Wired a solenoid override switch for winching and starting in case the main battery is dead.
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I ran cables to the rear and fitted an old stinger terminal block which allows me to add electrical items in the rear of the car in future. Only the fridge is wired for now, but I will be adding my inverter and some usb and lighter power points when I do the packing system. the displays come on for 15 seconds once it senses power draw. The display can be toggled between Voltage and current draw.
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Temporarily mounted the fridge. Its an old one, I know. Its a Minus 20. Its 60L and it works like a bomb. Eventually it will go on a slide, but for now its tied down.
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I fitted new manual locking hubs which I got from commercial auto spares in Booysens for around R 1500. They also had the AVM for around R 1100 but these were much better build quality.

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I also fitted and wired my LED light bar to the roof rack. I wired it with a switch on the dash and only comes on when I have brights on and activate the light bar switch.
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I also fitted my winch. Its a T-max 8500 with a steel winch cable.

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Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Posted: 26 Oct 2016 06:33
by offroadbiker
Looking seriously nice :thumbup:

Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Posted: 26 Oct 2016 08:29
by IanT
Looking Ver Very Cool :thumbup:

Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Posted: 26 Oct 2016 19:18
by Dustin
Nice !
She cleaned up pretty nicely too :thumbup:

Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 20:54
by Anthony Forgey
A little update....

Fitted some new tyres. Powertrac Pwer rover MT's in 285/75/16. Lusted for Wrangler kevlar MTR's but budget dictated a budget buy. R2350 each, fitted from Autoline in Pretoria. Pretty happy with them so far.
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Tyres
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Built myself a drawer system out of Marine Ply. carpet on top of marine varnish and paint for the rest & thin conveyor rubber on top.
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Drawer System
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Fridge Slide
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Fridge Slide
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Tools and recovery gear in bottom drawer
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Spares, tools and recovery kit drawer
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Storage box drawer above tool drawer
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storage box drawer
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Made this little shelf/table/drawer using the left over space
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Shelf/Table/drawer
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Drawer open
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Oh, and the mileage clocked to over 260 000 km a week ago
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260 000 on the clock
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Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 07:08
by Tinus lotz
Dude :surprised: :surprised: that frige is like a collectors item where does it come from ?
Neat drawers ect looking smart there .....ready for rivier trip ...those takkies dont look to shabby also :salute: :salute:

Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 07:19
by Anthony Forgey
Tinus lotz wrote:Dude :surprised: :surprised: that frige is like a collectors item where does it come from ?
Its a Minus 40 Fridge. I bought it second hand from a caravan shop in Bloem for R1400. :woo: Epic fridge. 60l, with 8cm or so of insulation. Naas Le Roux from Hi-Q Dastek tells me they are highly expensive now,... like R18k expensive :surprised:

yes it is old and ugly :oldtimer: but itworks like a bomb :thumbup:

Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 07:51
by Michael
Very nice Anthony......very nice!!

Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 12:29
by Tinus lotz
Anthony Forgey wrote:
Tinus lotz wrote:Dude :surprised: :surprised: that frige is like a collectors item where does it come from ?
Its a Minus 40 Fridge. I bought it second hand from a caravan shop in Bloem for R1400. :woo: Epic fridge. 60l, with 8cm or so of insulation. Naas Le Roux from Hi-Q Dastek tells me they are highly expensive now,... like R18k expensive :surprised:

yes it is old and ugly :oldtimer: but itworks like a bomb :thumbup:
I know they are dik expensive thats why i asked ......proper build quality
And becouse you are one of the smaller people i know you need pleanty place to store food and drink hey.... :salute:

Re: My 4.2d GU patrol

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 12:34
by Anthony Forgey
Tinus lotz wrote: i know you need pleanty place to store food and drink hey.... :salute:
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: