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    Persistent Gearbox Leak

    I'm hoping to get in there in a week's time as this weekend is out with SCUBA Diving. The Dye hasn't shown up on the outside yet. Also, in the mean time, I've found a fuel leak from the #6 fuel injector where it connects to the pipe, which probably should take priority. Interesting to know that...
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    Persistent Gearbox Leak

    Thanks Mark, From memory the bearings were pretty good on the input shaft, but I will check them again next time I have it out. I put a UV tracer dye into the oil to try and isolate the area of the leak. Cheers, Marcel
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    Persistent Gearbox Leak

    Hi All, I have a persistent oil leak which is coming from the front of the gearbox on my 1990 HZJ75 Troop Carrier, H55F gearbox. I've now pulled the gearbox 4 times to try and find the source of the leak and fix it. the leak is showing up at the bottom of the bell housing. So far I have...
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    Exhaust Repair and Protection

    I tested the thickness of the pipe with an ultrasonic thickness gauge I dug up at work, turns out it ins not quite as bad as I thought. Its reading between 2-3mm for most of the pipe, just a few areas needing small patches. New pipe is in the budget for next year.
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    Exhaust Repair and Protection

    You make a good point. Might do some more investigations to see how thick the rest of the pipe is to see how long I have until the rest of it falls to pieces. As you say, might be worth the investment in a new system at this point before I spend anything on it.
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    Exhaust Repair and Protection

    Hi All, I have some reasonably significant holes in my exhaust which I am embarking on repairing. Around some of the flange joints the pipe has rusted out and the muffler has some huge rust holes in it. I'll get the muffler section replaced by a exhaust shop, and am pretty handy with a MIG...
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    Kiwi's in Australia

    Good to know Ironman isn't worth touching. Suspension will probably be the first thing I will do (after a new clutch and a roadworthy), My first engineering job was fitting heavy duty suspension and axles to large Hino trucks, cant imagine the process is much different, just a different scale.
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    Kiwi's in Australia

    Thanks for all the advice Fridayman, I've got about a year to get things properly sorted before we haed off for any big trips. Like you say, I'm keen to learn as much as I can about the vehicle as I can. Am getting my hands on a workshop manual, and am going to systematically work my way...
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    Kiwi's in Australia

    Hi Ben, I suggested to my wife the other day we drive from the top of the west coast of Alaska, down the West coast of the US to the tip of South America. She didn't say no, but I feel like there might be a bit of convincing to be done. Unfortunately there is a 130km section of Columbia where...
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    Kiwi's in Australia

    I get the feeling that this one will live on the road, as getting it in and out is a bit of a PITA. Glad it didn't come with roof racks, as I probably wouldn't have though about it when driving in, could have been a bit embarrising.
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    Kiwi's in Australia

    Tight...
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    Kiwi's in Australia

    Hi Paul, Welcome to Melbourne. Yeah, Im keen to have a get together sometime. I have been tralling Gumtree for 6 months to find a suitable vehicle, and they kept being snapped up from under me too :-) It needs a bit of work to get roadworthy, but otherwise its in good shape. Got it home last...
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    Kiwi's in Australia

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    Kiwi's in Australia

    Hi All, My wife and I have just aquired a '91 75 series Landcruiser Troopy with the view to fix it up and drive around Aus doing the Outback Tracks as we go. If everything goes well, the plan then would be to ship the car to South America and do the same thing there. We're reasonably new to...
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