Our progress from Tasmania was halted here at Eden (Boydtown) and, as we previously posted, we are here for the duration of this crisis.
The major reason we were delayed in Bega was that our Landcruiser had cracked the exhaust manifold and as it happens there was not a new manifold available from Toyota so we opted for Pacemaker Extractors as shown here. It also turned out that we had some worn universal joints in the tail shafts, especially the front one so they were replaced at the same time. The combination of parts needed resulted in delivery delays of several days and we were without the vehicle for 8 days in the end.
The workshop, Bega Muffler Centre, turned out to be the Race and Rally shop for the district and Bode, the owner, has the only Dyno in the district as a result. Putting the cruiser on the Dyno allowed for the fuel pressure to be adjusted but also highlighted that we should add an after market ECU Interceptor and have it tuned completely as the air fuel ratio is at it’s worst under peak load in second or third gear so maybe a job on the way home after this is over?