Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. dirtsurfer

    dirtsurfer Adventourer

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    I have had that thought myself.
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  2. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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    Re diesel utes and DPF etc. I'm going to need to replace my (mechanically injected) TD ute soon and after hearing all the horror stories re DPF I'm wondering if I can just hang on a bit longer until the majors start offering petrol powered utes. Seeing Europe is going to stop using diesel anyway I'm guessing/hoping that they will start offering petrol donks soon (none of them currently do in a 4wd ute). I no longer need to carry tools and tow tool trailers so I can't see any advantages any longer in having a diesel powered ute. I will occasionally tow a camper or a trailer with a moto on it but my days of lugging heavy loads up and down mountains are over.
    Modern diesel motors are probably more complex to service than a petrol motor and certainly won't be cheaper to service. Mileage might still be marginally better.

    Besides the fact that there's currently none available is there a problem with my plan?

    Mick
  3. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Woody - bringing beer into every discussion :beer
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  4. dzl

    dzl adventurer wannabe

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  5. Russ

    Russ Long timer

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    Talking of beer..

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  6. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    'Drinkin' for the environment' :thumb
  7. Warin

    Warin Retired

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  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Best, most well patronized summer Ice Cream stand... EVER...!!! :rofl:clap
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  9. Tau Anvil

    Tau Anvil African by trade

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    Any inmates in Cairns area. I am flying in 3 September then some metting in the country and flying out 12 September. Planning on going down to Dimbulah, Tully, Mareeba and surrounds. If I get a Visa.....
  10. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    what a great place this is.
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  11. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Did Jak tell you it wasn’t worth it?

    Have you got a new bike Jak?
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  12. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    FFS I've got enough mouths to feed!:fpalm

    Oh, hang-on, got a newie on the way very shortly - better make room :D

    Hmmmm, maybe a Vinduro bike for next year.............:ear
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  13. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Just a bit of payback.:thumb

    Bigbore did the heavy lifting:lift
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  14. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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  15. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Interesting. There are lots of diesel powered cars/trucks in Europe....it will be here for some time yet...
  16. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    3rd lesson done
    what a blast
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  17. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    I have seen that view many times...enjoy.
  18. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Did the Bethungra spiral yesterday on the XPT, I'm not a train nut but I do like that form of transport,anyway, the spiral was pretty cool although I suspect I was the only person on board who knew about it!!:D I have visited it previously and got some good pics from above, although I dont think I should have been there!!:-)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethungra_Spiral
  19. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    good onya @dunc. whats the plan? private licence or will you take it further?
  20. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    would only ever try for a private
    happy with that if get that far along with it
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