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Unread 12th January 2015, 11:10 PM
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Sorry about your Foz, will you make a claim or fix yourself?
No I am making a claim. Hope to have the damage assessed on Friday.
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Could you please call Wildlife Vic & tell them where you hit the kangaroo? He needs to be found as he will almost certainly have injuries.
I did ring the wildlife people but they were unable to offer assistance as he had disappeared into the bush. My daughter had a look for him but could not find him If he was on the roadside they would have sent someone out.
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Unread 13th January 2015, 02:05 AM
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We hit a rather large deer as we came out of Zion National Park in Utah. Disabled both the deer and the Avis rental. The nearest phone was at a local indian "reservation" (Village of Many Nations) where we called Avis (who sent out a replacement car without drama - no reports, nada, zip). When we asked the local indian guy-in-charge what to do about the deer, he said "don't report it or you'll be buried in paperwork." Then to his offsider "venison tonight!"
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Unread 13th January 2015, 08:17 AM
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road kill dinner lol
glad your ok though
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Unread 13th January 2015, 11:59 AM
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Yep, the locals were definitely looking forward to their evening feast. Avis were brilliant - asked about how we were, then whether the car was kaput, then said "another is on the way". Took 4 hours as the short way - through the park - was not usable as anything more than a car required an escort through the tunnels and they finished at 5pm, so it was the long way around. Dropped new vehicle off the tilt-tray, started the motor for us to warm it up (it was -2C then), winched the dead one on, gave us the replacement contract and disappeared into the night. Can't praise Avis and their contractor enough for that.

It is quite an experience hitting such a large animal doing full tilt (the deer, we were doing aroung 80kph).
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Unread 13th January 2015, 05:57 PM
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Changed the rear right bearing…it was dying !
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Unread 13th January 2015, 06:25 PM
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Still diagnosing my driveline issues and decided to remove and inspect my tailshaft uni's. First uni at the yoke was definitely a bit rough. When I tried to knock it apart a big cloud of rusty red dust came out which was kinda funny.







I'd also had issues in the past finding replacement uni's because this is a custom shaft and I couldn't remember what it used. Measured by size it is a Datsun uni joint and I bought 2 so now I have one spare in the car.

Made no difference to my driveline issues but good to have it sorted.
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Unread 13th January 2015, 06:56 PM
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^^ & ^

Both good things to have done, JF and V.

Now that you know the right size, V, write it in your OM or other vehicle log book. Not the sort of thing you want to forget! Same goes for any other nonstandard parts.
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Unread 13th January 2015, 10:04 PM
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Venom, I haven't seen unis like that since my (early) days working on (early) Holdens.

You realise that you can get unis with grease nipples which avoids the rust buildup, which in turn destroys the machined surfaces under pressure. You only need to grease them with a hand-gun to avoid blowing the seals to smithereens.
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Unread 14th January 2015, 01:08 AM
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Yeah they are actually an old Datsun uni. These are a greasable uni, I suspect a very long time on the shelf had hardened the pre-packed grease and blocked the grease passages. I have vague memories of hard blobs of grease coming out of the seals on this or another one... these got replaced mid-trip in remote Vic after 2 maybe 3 days down-time, so the priority was just to get the car on the road at the time.
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Unread 14th January 2015, 07:58 AM
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Yeah, the grease must have hardened up. I was sure they were greasable...
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