I was lucky this afternoon and got some time to play in the garage.
First order of business; check the bull bar bolts, tighten where necessary and mark them with paint pen to easily see when they're shaking loose.
Then onto the breathers. I'll need to double check but I'm reasonably certain the transfer case and auto box share a breather as the was only one large bore hose. There are two more lines running to the same location but I think they're for electronic actuators. I'll need some different fittings for them.
Hard to see down the back of the engine!
I pulled the old breather off to fit the new raised line fitting.
You can see the little teeth that catch the air line and make it airtight.
It's been a big and expensive few weeks! I found a slide on camper online that looks like it would survive the outback and after visiting Tong Metals workshop I was so impressed that I threw down the deposit on a new tray and camper!
The tray is fully aluminum, has two under tray boxes, a sliding drawer at the back, a 38L and another 17L water tank and recessed tie down points. I'm having the tray powder coated to match the cab. I should get delivery of the tray in August.
The camper is simply awesome. It has room to stand two people easily in the back, a proper inner spring queen size mattress, sliding screen door ay the back, built in stairs and a roof rack on top. I got a 270deg awning spec'd as well. It should end up weighing in around 350kg.
We can jack the camper off using quick release buckles and have a sweet base camp in no time.
We didn't fit the inside out with Tong's spec as we want to play around with the design when we get it.
Unfortunately we won't get the camper till close to Christmas.
I got the 4700 series GME antenna for Crossroads today. This sucker is PHAT! I had a cheaper antenna on my JK Wrangler and it shook itself to pieces with corrugated roads. This time I'm really trying to buy Australian made and buy high quality. The cheap man pays twice.
The best part is the antenna unscrews so I can change the db to bigger or smaller as required. I'll likely get a 6.6db antenna to complement this 2.1db.
I also got a catch can kit specific for the GUN126R. The Provent 200 actually filters the air out of the engine so only clean air enters the inlet. Best part, it has a drain plumbed into the base so it can be easily serviced.
On a sad note, I won't see the car for another 3 weeks. It leaves tomorrow to have the tray fitted in Brisbane. I'll fly up and make the two day drive home in late July. Last time you'll see it looking like this.