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  1. Probably safer than over filling the lpg tank
  2. Fitting 10 more litres into the lpg tank than its taken for the last 4 years. (I think the cut-off or whatever cuts off the flow is dead - gas keeps ticking over slower and slower as the pressure builds up rather than cutting off) Got 400kms from a tank today -- previous best was about 330-350. Yeah - I know it can be a danger and won't overfill, but damn it's nice to be able to shove that little bit more in on a long trip.
  3. OK. Better report in. This little Mexican decided to infiltrate a day early under the cover of darkness. Snuck past the checkpoint (quarantine) without any issues and am currently holed up a couple of hundred k's behind enemy lines in Murray Bridge. Will be continuing the push forward in the morning, hoping to setup base camp in the hills overlooking Adelaide before lunch and will be awaiting reinforcements and local sympathisers to arrive with further supplies and to strengthen our numbers later in the day. I highly recommend the afternoon/evening tomorrow is spent pouring over the local intel along with a heavy session of R & R before the full frontal assault begins the next morning. Rab signing off for the night. May the turbo gods be on our side.
  4. Hey guys, Post updated to lock in Adelaide accommodation Friday Travelling from our various locations to the Belair Caravan Park where we'll be staying during our 2 nights in Adelaide. I spoke to Tonya this morning and she was more than happy to have us there and says she's able to put us all in cabins close to each other. Rates are very reasonable, facilities seem fantastic and there are plenty of options to choose from (even tent sites if you want to save money) Bookings can be made online, but I'd recommend calling them (08) 8278 3540 and letting them know you're with the group with ANDREW CARRUTHERS so they can fit us all in close proximity to each other. I plan on arriving between 5 and 6pm and will be putting on a BBQ for anyone interested. I'll be bringing enough meat, snags, salad, bread, plates, cutlery etc so feel free to partake - just let me know if you're up for it or not so I can work out how much to bring. Hopefully this will be a great time to introduce ourselves, have some decent chit-chat and relax before we hit the hills the next day. Firepits are available, but only during winter. They're happy to check the fire danger at the time and let us put one on if conditions allow. Saturday Entire day exploring the Adelaide hills, visit the motor museum, Chocolate Factory (afternoon tea), a couple of "Photo Op" (to make sure Evil doesn't boot me) places, a couple of dams, a Brewery (lunch), see some great roads, some other hidden gems Puff has in mind and hopefully get to spend some time with some SA forum members. Dinner Saturday at the best Mexican Restaurant I've found (I try to get to Adelaide every year or so just to get a meal here). If they let me down and the meal isn't up to the usual standards I'll be considering the whole cruise an abject failure. TBA As the Mexicans have decided to have an extended siesta instead of reopening their restaurant: Dinner Saturday will be at the German Arms Hotel in Hahndorf - right there in the hills we'll have been exploring all day. Back to the campsite after dinner to hopefully share some more stories around a firepit before retiring for the night. Sunday Limestone Coast, through Robe, Mt Gambier and spend the night in Warrnambool. Routes, activities and accommodation still to be finalised. I do have a few different routes and stops in mind and will probably discuss it Friday and Saturday night to gauge interest in the various options. Monday Back to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road (I shouldn't need to say any more on that leg ) It will mean a couple of days off work for most people - Fri/Mon for Vics, Mon/Tues for SA if some (hopefully) join us for the GOR leg and probably Thurs, Fri, Mon, Tues if any NSW guys wanted to join in for the full trip and respective days for any others coming from different directions. RULES: 1. Obey all laws whilst on the cruise; this means no speeding, no overtaking over double lines (no matter how safe you think it may be), etc... 2. There is a designated cruise leader who will lead the way and set the correct pace for all cruise members. 3. Use the Buddy system - always make sure you can see the car behind you. This will give people behind you an indication on where to turn to make sure nobody gets lost. 4. CB Radios - if you don't have one, follow the maps and directions given out. It is highly recommended to have CB as it enhances the enjoyment of the cruise being able to hear about road hazards and join in on the social chatter. 5. Please turn up to the meeting points with a sufficient fuel in your tank and enough time before the departure time. 6. Onus is on the owner/driver to ensure their vehicle is safe to drive on public roads and meets State road traffic authority laws. 7. Please ensure you have a contingency plan if you have a breakdown or unnecessarily delayed. e.g. Roadside Assistance or a mate in another car who is willing to stay with you if necessary. 8. This cruise is not to be advertised on any other media or websites or social media sites without prior agreement from the cruise organisers. 9. By attending this cruise you agree not to hold FordXR6Turbo.com, it's Administrators, Moderators, Cruise Controllers, or Owner responsible / liable for any damage and / or grief sustained (simply; you are responsible for your own actions). CRUISE LIST: (The darker the name the more confirmed they are to be coming) 1. Rab VIC 2. EvilDaifu VIC 3. Box stock T. SA 4. Puffwagon SA 5. k31th VIC 6. MBAF Western Front 7. BAXRTUTE NSW 8. MattyP, NSW
  5. No South Australia. That's a schooner, not a pint.
  6. 99.9 instant on the screen isn't unusual.
  7. Point to point camera for the 15kms?? between coonalpyn and ki ki. Not sure if it's cars or trucks only.
  8. Can put one in if you want me to (I can't play, but can steal my sons)
  9. I dare say your consumption on Friday night/Saturday morning will vary quite a bit from Saturday arvo, Sunday, Monday
  10. Packed a speaker so we can have tunes around the non-existent campfire
  11. Yeah - she suggested to me that they officially don't, but would consider tasking a look at the conditions when we get there. I doubt it too now - the weather looks far too nice for us.
  12. Only real way to test is to fill tanks, take note of how much fuel went in for how many km's over quite a number of tanks. If it's only over a shorter distance then any variables are going to be exaggerated. (e.g. 6 uphill, 4 downhill trips on one record vs 6 downhill, 4 uphill on the next one - all due to which part of the journey you reset the counter) I don't think??? the levels in the fuel tank come into the consumption calculations? Just the distance to empty (which is based on the level of fuel and the recent consumption)
  13. You too Gary - will be far more relaxed now knowing I'm not on a schedule to make it to the camp on time and that I'll be able to deal with "work stuff" tomorrow in case something crops up. Hard part will be holding off the beers until the rest of the crew turn up
  14. Was waiting for a "good chat" Dissapointed Cheers
  15. For someone worried about all the extra bytes being needlessly wasted on the forum that could be avoided.......... Fair dinkum
  16. About to start packing so I can leave as early this arvo as I can. Am going to spend the next 24 hours wondering what I forgot to bring. edit: good news - can get into the cabin from midday (not the 2pm check-in) so should be all sorted to deal with clients tomorrow. Will mean it's only the 1 day (monday) I'm tied up. Will try and sweet talk them into allowing us to use a firepit at night.
  17. ***UPDATE**** Yes, the issue is pretty much known. No, we don't have a fix that is permanent as yet. No, we are not 100% sure of the issue. Yes, we are working on it. I'll let one of the mods change, delete or expand on this thread as they see fit, but if anyone gets bumped to another users account instead of running amok and getting banned could you put in a single post in this thread then sign out? ie - post the correct username (who you should be logged in as) then log off
  18. Was it fun?
  19. I think he said he had to do his hair this weekend
  20. Lunch at brewery in Lobethal is on the cards so will definitely be in touch.
  21. So we can pencil you in? More than welcome to join us at any time or meal (rough itinerary in first post)
  22. Will be good. Will change friday from being a dead day travelling where I run the risk of having to pull over and deal with urgent stuff into a cruisey arvo with no pressure