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Old 13-03-20
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Looking forward to P3, and might ask for the the inlet track file too after I've checked out the vid !
We scoped out Mandalay Beach, on foot, and looked at the new place down at Banksia. Very swish so no wonder it is popular. You may have just started the tourist rush ! We did not stay the night, in too much of a rush to get to Quinningup for a meal at the new pub. Seems how we look to end every trip now - good habit though.
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Old 14-03-20
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Hi Shane,
We still follow your exploits with great interest since we did the CSR together. It is probably time that your Paj got a bit of an easier life and you have a great new vehicle in the D-Max.
However you may or may not be aware that some MY14 to MY16 D-Max's have had a problem with the rear axle cracking just outside the spring mounting pad.
My brother has a MY16 dual cab and just recently discovered oil caked dirt on the rear axle at that location. He still has OEM suspension and has done some outback tracks like GRR and Oodnadatta Track but nothing very severe. His dealer replaced the rear axle under warranty.
My brother is aware of several other D-Max's that have had the same problem including 2 separate cases last year where the axle has broken completely on the CSR (google DMax rear axle failure). Both are shown there in the 4X4Earth forum.
In the photos of both CSR cases there is oil stained and caked dirt in the area of the failure which means that it had been cracked for some time. The dude that says "I did not see it coming" obviously had not been checking his vehicle regularly.
Apparently from MY17 onwards D-Max's have modified heavier rear axles.
To Shane and others with D-Max's, it may pay to regularly check your rear axle particularly when traveling off-road.
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Looking forward to P3, and might ask for the the inlet track file too after I've checked out the vid !
We scoped out Mandalay Beach, on foot, and looked at the new place down at Banksia. Very swish so no wonder it is popular. You may have just started the tourist rush ! We did not stay the night, in too much of a rush to get to Quinningup for a meal at the new pub. Seems how we look to end every trip now - good habit though.
Cheers
Peter
A pub meal...nice one. It almost beats hoisin chicken vietnamese salad
when I get to it (i've been a bit slack) I will download the track data and shoot you an email. You will want the log once you see the inlet.
I was quite surprised the camp was almost full, mid week, outside of school holidays, in some average weather.

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Hi Shane,
We still follow your exploits with great interest since we did the CSR together. It is probably time that your Paj got a bit of an easier life and you have a great new vehicle in the D-Max.
However you may or may not be aware that some MY14 to MY16 D-Max's have had a problem with the rear axle cracking just outside the spring mounting pad.
My brother has a MY16 dual cab and just recently discovered oil caked dirt on the rear axle at that location. He still has OEM suspension and has done some outback tracks like GRR and Oodnadatta Track but nothing very severe. His dealer replaced the rear axle under warranty.
My brother is aware of several other D-Max's that have had the same problem including 2 separate cases last year where the axle has broken completely on the CSR (google DMax rear axle failure). Both are shown there in the 4X4Earth forum.
In the photos of both CSR cases there is oil stained and caked dirt in the area of the failure which means that it had been cracked for some time. The dude that says "I did not see it coming" obviously had not been checking his vehicle regularly.
Apparently from MY17 onwards D-Max's have modified heavier rear axles.
To Shane and others with D-Max's, it may pay to regularly check your rear axle particularly when traveling off-road.
Cheers
Peter (Harry)
Haha thanks Harry - I forgot about that one
That CSR trip is still one of my most memorable, and not for the bailout with the Paj. Some mad farmer with a chainsaw is burnt into my brain....

Yes, I am aware of 2 axle failures to date. Now I can make that 3. IIRC, I put some pics up on 4x4 earth in that thread. A bit concerning and I went into the D-max purchase aware of this issue. I reckon if anyone can make it rear it's ugly head, I will - but I hope not.
Just imagine being 500Km deep into the desert and you spot oil leakage at that spot.....alarming indeed.

Funny though, there has been bugger all mention of it on some d-max specific fourms. So while I acknowledge it is a risk, I still think it's a small risk atm.....like corona, it's a fluid situation. Watch this space.

You you are both well and not out of toilet paper.
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Haha thanks Harry - I forgot about that one
That CSR trip is still one of my most memorable, and not for the bailout with the Paj. Some mad farmer with a chainsaw is burnt into my brain....

Yes, I am aware of 2 axle failures to date. Now I can make that 3. IIRC, I put some pics up on 4x4 earth in that thread. A bit concerning and I went into the D-max purchase aware of this issue. I reckon if anyone can make it rear it's ugly head, I will - but I hope not.
Just imagine being 500Km deep into the desert and you spot oil leakage at that spot.....alarming indeed.

Funny though, there has been bugger all mention of it on some d-max specific fourms. So while I acknowledge it is a risk, I still think it's a small risk atm.....like corona, it's a fluid situation. Watch this space.

You you are both well and not out of toilet paper.
HAHa indeed, we have an electric chainsaw now so don't have to go so far from camp to cut wood.
We are both well thanks, not much outback since CSR, we have had a few extensive overseas trips to visit rellies in Canada, Holland, UK etc. not this year (thank Christ).
Mate, we live in the bush, no need for toilet paper there are plenty of gumleaves.
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The China virus edition.

Finally got around to finishing off the inaugural trip in Max.

I'm now on annual leave. I was about to head into the desert, but I'm now stuck at home socially distancing myself.

Take care out there,I'm itching to get away in Max again.

https://youtu.be/79ooBXA-0JE
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Old 06-04-20
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Great part 3 Shane. Drone is really great at showing the surrounds. Have to put the Inlet on the list next time we are down that way . The Fisherman track looked easier than the track out to Banksia anyway.
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Great part 3 Shane. Drone is really great at showing the surrounds. Have to put the Inlet on the list next time we are down that way . The Fisherman track looked easier than the track out to Banksia anyway.
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Thanks, neither are hard, just a bit of soft sand, nothing over the top. Hey I just remembered, I was going to send you a tracklog of something. Will check out what that was and get on it. Sorry, I forgot about it till now.

EDIT: .gpx file now sent via email. Cheers.
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What drone do you use Shane?


I'm just starting research on drones for my touring setup.
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What drone do you use Shane?


I'm just starting research on drones for my touring setup.
Just the little DJi Spark. Its now obsolete, replaced by the mavic mini. I wouldn't buy a mini-

1. it doesn't have active trac (follow me mode)
2. Its too light. I saw a first flight on one of these and it couldn't make progress against a head wind and almost ended up in the drink.

So that means you have to spend some dough. the mavic air 2 is due any day now, no idea on specs yet.

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https://dronedj.com/2020/04/16/dji-mavic-air-2-manual/
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