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My Cruiser let me down today :-(
I was out for a gentle couple of hours green laning; in the middle of the
last lane I came to a heavily rutted and very muddy section and by the time
I realised I was well and truly in it. Well, the only way out was forwards
as reverse only turned the tow ball into a plough but forwards was ever
deeper tractor ruts and gloopy mud. The axles and control arms grounded out,
no traction.
Half an hours digging later and I was just able to drag the axles but I
didn't have quite enough traction so in went the rear diff lock. Flash,
flash, flash, flash, flash.. etc went the indicator lamp and no difflock.
Bugger!!!!
To cut a long story short, more digging and front difflock enabled me to
drag it out with the arse end swinging around like a hooked fish. Rear
difflock would have halved my effort and enabled me to make much less mess
than I eventually did.
I suppose I need to strip the actuator now, unless it's a broken wire. We'll
see.
Pete
 
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Your Cruiser knows you have looked at another model, LJ at that.
Malcolm
Stafford (UK)
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Peter Browning
Sent: 08 March 2008 15:56
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Diff Lock
My Cruiser let me down today L
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hey pete, ,

sounds like the solenoids a bit sticky.

one thing that might be worth keeping in mind- the lockers should be in place before you need them- typically when you have read the ground and decided that you want to get through it then you have at least the rear if not both in before getting stuck.

I am currently working very hard to make sure that i know how to drive the truck without relying on the lockers, but they do get used quite a lot.

One thing that not many people know is that the rear locker really should be in when descedning steep slopes when in low gear with the CDL in. Otherwise you can destaibiliise the vehicle- with drive to the rear axle if one wheel lifts clear of the ground (which isn't uncommon on steep descents) then it will start rotating backwards- when it reengages the back end does all sorts of funny things. it's a very useful tip for places like 7S where the drops can be both long and steep!
From: [Email address removed]: [Email address removed]ubject: [ELCO] Diff LockDate: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 15:56:17 +0000
My Cruiser let me down today L

I was out for a gentle couple of hours green laning; in the middle of the last lane I came to a heavily rutted and very muddy section and by the time I realised I was well and truly in it. Well, the only way out was forwards as reverse only turned the tow ball into a plough but forwards was ever deeper tractor ruts and gloopy mud. The axles and control arms grounded out, no traction.

Half an hours digging later and I was just able to drag the axles but I didn=92t have quite enough traction so in went the rear diff lock. Flash, flash, flash, flash, flash=85=85 etc went the indicator lamp and no difflock. Bugger!!!!

To cut a long story short, more digging and front difflock enabled me to drag it out with the arse end swinging around like a hooked fish. Rear difflock would have halved my effort and enabled me to make much less mess than I eventually did.

I suppose I need to strip the actuator now, unless it=92s a broken wire. We=92ll see.

Pete
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Unfortunately by the time I came around the bend on the lane and dropped
straight into the tractor ruts with no warnings I had no time to read the
ground :-(
I find though that I rarely need the difflocks which probably explains why
the actuator failed when I finally did need it.
Pete
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of James Pugh
Sent: 08 March 2008 21:46
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Diff Lock
hey pete, ,
sounds like the solenoids a bit sticky.
one thing that might be worth keeping in mind- the lockers should be in
place before you need them- typically when you have read the ground and
decided that you want to get through it then you have at least the rear if
not both in before getting stuck.
 
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More than likely.
Although it might be placated by the fact that I've decided not to consider
the LJ following the comments on here.
Pete
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Malcolm Bagley
Sent: 08 March 2008 21:04
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Diff Lock
Your Cruiser knows you have looked at another model, LJ at that.
Malcolm
Stafford (UK)
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
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