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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:54 pm 
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Hello again dudes and dudettes

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am going on a road trip......is there anything SPECIAL i chould check in our series one AU
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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:56 pm 
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Good question, I'm in Sydney going on a 3 week road trip up to QLD in March, maybe into NT if we get time and want a damn good checkup before we go too....
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:03 am 
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check coolant?
oils?
filters?
umm make sure all hoses are on tight..
radiotor? (caus heat is a b**ch)
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:07 am 
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depends where ur going on this road trip..ive been through heaps from WA to NSW the best thing to do is give ur car a service for basic stuff - like someone mentioned oil and coolant oh and be sure the air con is working. other than that u dont really need a service....its a ford its like a deoderant ...it wont let ya down :lol: have a nice trip by the way.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:24 am 
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yep just a basic service, make sure a mechanic checks it all out, make sure spare tyre is good, if i was goin on a massive trip i would even consider taking 2 spares if i had the room.
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:40 am 
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mobile, food and drink, extra petrol and coolant and make sure the brakes are up to spec.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:26 am 
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def check coolant and any radieter leaks.. not suer what the AU's are like, but when we went to the beach for schoolies i ended up carrying a 2ltr bottle of water in the boot to fill up the radiater every couplde of days :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:21 am 
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Check your tyres, make sure there is no bubbles on the inner walls or screws into the tread - these can cause hassels when pressure builds up for long trips.
Check the spare for leaks and do pump it up if it needs it lol.
Also if by some chance a tyre goes on the trip, replace it asap; there just as much chance or more than one tyre going as just one, dont wanna get stranded! :D
Other than that just do a usual service on fluids, filters, check leads plugs n electrics like that maybe.
Safety devices like brakes, abs n air bags should be checked during the service period so that helps.
If you have worn shocks too, it might get annoying or dangerous driving for so long n far on them, depending HOW bad they are.

That should have you covered from basics.. :idea:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:22 am 
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Spare serp belt, and some tools.
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:37 am 
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And make sure you can afford the price of fuel.
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:39 am 
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something everyone has forgotten... check your spare tyre - no good trying to put it on when it is flat and I bet lots of your spare tyres out there are much lower than they should be!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 1:05 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
And make sure you can afford the price of fuel.


HASHAHA that would be right im suprised someone remember that....i'll give u an approximation Perth to Sydney one way costs about $1000 in fuel be prepared for the $1.45 per litre prices though in the middle of no where.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:01 pm 
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Chec k your brakes an tranny and your nrma raa racq is up to date

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:41 am 
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Happy wrote:
something everyone has forgotten... check your spare tyre - no good trying to put it on when it is flat and I bet lots of your spare tyres out there are much lower than they should be!!!
hahhaha happy was mentioned by rapier!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:47 am 
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Make sure your healthy and can drive for long periods of time, the rest of it can be fixed with little to no drammas.

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