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Well I've been a bit quiet on the hunting front. Was supposed to have 10 days in the hills last month, but it wasn't to be.
Driving to work Friday morning but if a cough and a splutter then plumes of smoke and my ranger had a runaway, managed to choke it by blocking the snorkel until it stopped so hopefully no major damage in the big end, turbo is definitely gone and the oil return fed back into the head until i managed to choke it.
So I'm in the 2wd work Ute with one on order that's supposed to arrive December/Jan

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oh heck.
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No good

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That sounds expensive and a real pita.

Got any 2wd spots up the sleeve

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TempesT wrote: August 4th, 2022, 7:10 pm That sounds expensive and a real pita.

Got any 2wd spots up the sleeve
Mechanic said worst case 18k and parts aren't readily available. Not really worth it in a Ute that's trade in value is at best 30k.
Best case new turbo and fluids is pushing 3k but I'd hazard a guess it won't be that simple.

Some 2wd access I know of but I just had 4 new trail cams arrive so guess I'll spend my spring scouting and packing in

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Post by burners »

No good Seb.
These modern engines are a worry hey, one hiccup and your thousands out of pocket.
Had a similar experience with a hilux a few years back, ended up buying a repairable write off and swapping the engine over.

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Seb wrote: August 4th, 2022, 9:19 pm
TempesT wrote: August 4th, 2022, 7:10 pm That sounds expensive and a real pita.

Got any 2wd spots up the sleeve
Mechanic said worst case 18k and parts aren't readily available. Not really worth it in a Ute that's trade in value is at best 30k.
Best case new turbo and fluids is pushing 3k but I'd hazard a guess it won't be that simple.

Some 2wd access I know of but I just had 4 new trail cams arrive so guess I'll spend my spring scouting and packing in
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Fark that's no good Seb, that's unbelievable The way things are going between fuel prices and costs to repair diesel motors I think a petrol driven vehicle may be my next purchase.
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Post by Gibbo 30.06 »

Lucky you even thought to cover the snorkel to choke it, I recon most people would have turned the car off and it keeps going and not had a clue what to do until it blew up. Hopefully you can get it fixed with out to much $$$ spent.