The Prepper Wagon

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Joined: 28 Jun 2009 08:46
Full Name: Rudolf
Nickname: Dungbeetle
Home Town: Ellisras
Current 4x4: 2000 Patrol 4.2GL Wagon old and wise at 851 000 km
2014 Patrol 3.0GL CRD reaching puberty at 113 000 km
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Re: The Prepper Wagon

Post by Dungbeetle »

Backlash and or axle play...

i would not be bothered with a Patrol. Mine is heading for 900 000 km with all components still the original parts. (except wheel bearings). Patrols have very large diameter drive line and diff internals and a little wear will show more play at the wheels than other similar vehicles?

Also, in 20 years and all that distance I have changed the diff and gearbox oil only twice - obviously when wheel bearing replacement was to be done. Never had bearing failure, only precautionary maintenance.
I should add:
I noticed much more rolling with the hand brake engaged on the old 4.2D than on my newer CRD
2000 Patrol GL 4.2D - Still strong after

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