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  1. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    I didn't take the top apart, only the cam rollers and checked the rack gears. I put the pump back in for the 4th time and the levers were fine tis time. I have no idea what was causing them to bind up. Couldn't see anything with a mirror. Anyway it is now pumping fuel when I wind it over but...
  2. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    There was a gasket and 1 x steel shim that I cleaned and refitted. I even made an extra gasket hoping that would fix it, but, no. I have had this tractor since new in 2006. I removed the pump to check the rack pinion gears for wear as in previous posts. (I am (was) an A Grade Mechanic) The pump...
  3. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    Pump wouldn't bleed and I found that if I loosened the 4 inj pump securing studs and nuts it would bleed. When I tighten the pump it jams the Rack lever. Loosen it a turn or so and everything works. I made an extra gasket but it didn't help. I thought the rack pin may have been bottoming out but...
  4. Alien

    PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    Thanks mate. There used to be a dam there that bred mosquitos and cane toads. I filled it with rocks and the dirt from the bank about 12 months or so before we built the barn so it was well compacted. It holds 4 vehicles and a pool table and mancave and build area for RC Planes etc.
  5. Alien

    PICS OF BARNS; Any barns; All barns; My barn; Your barn; Not your barn

    My barn inside view and view from the air.
  6. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    I couldn't find any other parts related to that spring that touches the end of the injector rack on idle. I have refitted the pump and lil Panther is ready for me to bleed and start. I did open the lift pump and the valves and diaphragm look OK. I was going to fit a new one anyway but finding...
  7. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    No update yet sorry. No change. I have been unable to do any work due to severe spinal degeneration that has seen me in bed a lot lately. Doug
  8. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    Thanks mate. I appreciate the links you have found. I am more confused as all I can see is a cover I can't get off, and the spring. No bolts or nuts or anything else. I have to investigate further as that looks like just the spring contacts the rack. There is no sleeve or pad that goes on the...
  9. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    Yes, thanks. I nearly reassembled it before I noticed that it didn't look right. I feel there should be a sleeve or pad in between the spring and the rack so it looks like stalemate until I find out. I have looked at exploded views but none show that item so far. Very frustrating. I did drop the...
  10. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    Thanks richeyvs. Yes I could not fault the 'gear' teeth at all. No sign of wear whatsoever. I guess that way I am lucky as I checked with a local dealer and he said they had never stocked parts and likely not available in Australia. They would have to be ordered so I have reassembled the pump...
  11. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    Thank you ritcheyvs. I checked flow from the tank and had to plug off the hose as it poured out. Fuel filter is checked and clean, (I filter all fuel when filling the tank too) I will check the lift pump valves next and manifold gasket came off clean so will just use some sealer on it. Not sure...
  12. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    My tractor has 771 Hours on it. Bought new in 2006. I suddenly started losing power especially when I started flail mowing. It would run fine for about 5 - 10 minutes and then start running rough at revs but OK at idle. It would progressively get worse. It starts OK but a bit rich. I have...
  13. Alien

    Stupid Things I Have Done

    Rops on my ZT broke a branch off a tree which came down and wedged me in the chest and broke a rib. I have removed the one from my Tractor completely after doing damage with it.
  14. Alien

    Looking for jeans similar to 501 shrink-to-fit

    I don't know if you have Aldis stores there but I wont buy anything other than Westbay jeans. (zipper fly) I got sick of other brands splitting up the ass when climbing into/out of the car after 12 months or less.
  15. Alien

    Good woman, they are hard to come by.

    I'll buy her off ya... and give you a carton of beer.
  16. Alien

    Rain on a tin roof

    I have a tin roof. It gets annoying in a thunderstorm when trying to watch a movie on TV. Apart from that I love it. Checked my trailcam this morning and found a short vid. He survived but at least got a good boot.
  17. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Popgadget, I doubt you will find your tailwheel. I was flying an electric plane in my paddock a few years ago. The prop and spinner flew off at about 12,000 rpm. Never did find it. I think it helicoptered itself into the next dimension.
  18. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Someone gave me a large (580mm) Tarot (6 arms) Drone a few days ago. It had a Pixhawk controller and all the electronics except the motors and speed controllers. Also included a 10 channel RC and 2 receivers. (never used) I can use some of it but I won't bother finishing the drone as it would...
  19. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Unlikely to see one here in Oz but 12 HP doesn't sound a lot even for a 39" cut. Probably possible to fit a bigger donkey in it if needed.
  20. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    It is difficult to find a safe disposal for dead rats after removal from the electronic trap. Don't want to put them in the rubbish bin and worried the dogs will find them if I just throw them out somewhere. Solution. I have a drop system on my drone. Fly about 400 meters over the bush away from...
  21. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    My top speed is about 19 meters per second or 42.5 MPH. I'm afraid I don't have the skills to try to keep up with planes. I do have a FPV mode but don't like it as much as the camera tilts with the drone. There is also a sports mode but I stay in normal mode.
  22. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I'd say that one is cactus. Engine sump smashed.
  23. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Pop, I tried to do an aerial with my DJI Air 2S at our flying field of a buddys Tiger Moth. It is not easy keeping up with them. Here is the vid. I'm sure I'll get better at it eventually.
  24. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Yes Ken. Hands are somewhat improved. No more numbness and thumb doesn't lock up anymore. It took several ops and countless needles to get to where I am and I don't really want to go through it all again. A friend of mine (female about 40 years) just had a spinal op like I need. They put some...
  25. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    My brother married one. They left Kiev and are now living in Bulgaria.
  26. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Can't keep up with this thread. Moves too quick. Yesterday started badly for me. Sitting at the kitchen couter and spilled a whole cup of tea onto my laptop. What a mess. Tipped it upside down and turned it off and then held it on its' edge while the tea drained out. Grabbed a can of contact...
  27. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    I found a rat had chewed the spill off hose on No1 injector so fuel was spraying everywhere. A rat had built a nest of leaves in there and the hose must have annoyed it. The rat dropped out when I reversed the tractor out of the barn. The tractor will not run at revs. Up to about 950 - 1000 rpm...
  28. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    It is still running... just. Sounds like on 2 cylinders at times. There was a lot of diesel around the IP. I have cleaned it down and dried it with the air compressor and will run it tomorrow to see if/where the leaks are. Not sure it will be an easy solution though I would like it to be.
  29. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    What the? I took the scooter down the paddock to the tractor thinking I could try winding it over to lift the FEL and Flail so I could tow it home. It started and ran perfectly??? I drove it home and no issues. I stopped it in the barn and restarted it and revved it up and no problem. I am...
  30. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    Thanks for your comments richeyvs. I am a retired mechanic so should be able to manage the job. I have plenty of time. Winter is coming so can give the tractor a break for a while. There are Bosch dealers local so will call them soon. Unfortunately I can't remove the loader. Loader and Flail...
  31. Alien

    Repair Common Kioti Mechanical Injection Pump Failure

    WELL it finally happened to me today. Doing some jobs and suddenly running on 2 cylinders, then one, then stopped. Started up after a few turns but revs quickly died back and stopped again. Tractor is sitting down my paddock. I will tow it home with the Ranger and park it somewhere. Another...
  32. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Very sad to hear about Whipper Don. You have my sympathies mate.
  33. Alien

    How stupid is this?

    No No, they were leather gloves. :)
  34. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Being a old mechanic, a valve stem is a very simple job to change. Steel or rubber. Probably did hundreds in my time.
  35. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    At least it is an easy fix David. I think you have a welder? My last repair took me about a whole day replacing the bent mainshaft which cost $1100 by itself. I will check mine for cracks as that is identical setup to mine.
  36. Alien

    new ranger review?

    I towed a trailer with a car on it a week or so ago and didn't need wider mirrors. Visibility was good. https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/new-ranger-review.417024/page-83#post-6494283
  37. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Still here mostly. Health has caused a loss of interest in lots of things. Trying to get it sorted.
  38. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Another Ryobi man. Love them. I have about 15 now.
  39. Alien

    How stupid is this?

    Yeah it has to be a scam . There is a package to enable tracking. Wonder if it fits in the mailbox. Well, I have the old Falcon to putter around with.
  40. Alien

    How stupid is this?

    Facebook are pretty good at sorting out scams so as you say, wait and see. Not a lot to lose.
  41. Alien

    How stupid is this?

    Yes Thomas I saw that one, but for the money.... I will do a follow up when/if it arrives. :) Grandkids will love it.
  42. Alien

    How stupid is this?

    Scrolling through F'Book I saw an ad for a little working display engine for $45. Further research showed them selling for retail at $599.99 in several different places around the globe. SCAM? Seems not. I checked out the site and reviews and decided it wasn't a lot to lose so I ordered one. I...
  43. Alien

    new ranger review?

    Falcon is a 4.0 litre double overhead cam. And yes, there is a V8 version.
  44. Alien

    new ranger review?

    Yes, I was thinking of my Mustang, sorry. Ranger is Taiwan. All our F series used to be built in Mexico and were converted to RHD here in Aus.
  45. Alien

    new ranger review?

    A new model was released a few months ago. I thought about it, but I doubt I would be as happy as I am with this one. Can't fault it.
  46. Alien

    new ranger review?

    The Ranger is built in USA. I bought it new in July 2021. It has 22,000 klm on it. It is the XLT High Lift model. Front view I fitted a Raptor grill to it.
  47. Alien

    new ranger review?

    Here is the pic I promised. 1998 EL Ford Falcon I picked up. It will stay in the family. Ranger performed well and used little more diesel pulling the load than normal. About an extra 2 litres per hundred klm. Love this truck. Back in 1998 I bought a new EL Falcon myself and loved it but my x...
  48. Alien

    new ranger review?

    Good one goeduck. LOL Today I put my Ranger to the test. (3.2 diesel.) Picking up a car carrier trailer and going about 90 klm to pick up a old vehicle I purchased off my sister in law. It will be quite a heavy load. I will take pics and post later.
  49. Alien

    new ranger review?

    Quick right hand drive conversion. LOL
  50. Alien

    new ranger review?

    Aussie version.
  51. Alien

    Starlink Best Efforts

    Mine is still performing well with no real issues. I may have to get Mesh to get a stronger signal at the far end of the house. Still often get way over 200 mps download. Today.
  52. Alien

    Minnesota to try and ban gas powered equipment

    I cannot believe people are allowing this to happen. Huge con job that is going to overload the electric grid to breaking point.
  53. Alien

    DK40SE Won't Turn Off

    I had the same issue with my CK30. It was a dirty plug in the harness. WD40 fixed it. Pics here. https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/2006-daedong-kioti-ck30-hst-engine-stop-solenoid.457147/#post-6363556
  54. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Mostly, These parrots have a different intestinal tract to other parrots. They are quite unique with feeding etc. There is a special food when weening and they eat mostly vegetables, example Sweet potato, beetroot, and all other veges and fruits. Guavas, watermelon, apples etc etc. No...
  55. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    The birds go to sleep early and make no noise during the night. They give a little squark when we walk out in the morning and the green one is already saying Hello.
  56. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I bought a similar one with the pipe laying attachment on it. It is great when removing tree stumps. I dig around the stump breaking the roots which makes it easier to remove. I have to put weights on it to make it sink in. A heavy one like that would be much better.
  57. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    early start this a.m. We got a message that our new parrot was old enough to pick up. (8 weeks) We bought a male about 10 days ago from the same lady. Trip was 150 klm each way. This is Lesleys 'thing' so it keeps her occupied and she leaves me alone. Here is a little vid of the Eclectus...
  58. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Congratulations Bird and may you have many more . Having a bad day myself. Barely able to get around. Muscular/hip pain. Ordered this to try. OSTEO Restore™ - Joint Supplements Let us hope it is as good as the reviews seem to suggest.
  59. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Yeah, I was going to go shopping but forgot everything is closed today.
  60. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    And another one. Oh boy! Ad says it is white? LOL Looks like the tyres (Tires) have been buried in a swamp for some time.
  61. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Had to laugh at this ad in F'book Marketplace.
  62. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    TBN access has been terrible the last couple of days. It let me type a post and then it wouldn't post it up. Anyway, here is an interesting fight. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11668771/Kangaroo-brawl-crashes-family-tent-Trial-Bay-Gaol-campground-NSW-mid-north-coast.html
  63. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Wagtail, that is funny. (sorry) Would loved to have been a fly on the wall. Raining (thunderstorms) here last night and today so staying inside. Badly needed but very muggy at Fitted our rego plates to the scooters so now we can legally go up and down the road and on footpaths etc. I would...
  64. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Thanks Ken I am still around but have had lots going on and little time on the puter. Lots of hospital Dr visits CT scans etc. Not just for myself. Trying hard to get the paddocks tidied but hard with a bad back. CT scan didn't show any good news for my spine with wear and tear and 2 nerves...
  65. Alien

    Starlink Best Efforts

    My Starlink is pretty steady with UL and DL. Probably not as many subscribers in OZ as USA.
  66. Alien

    Dog pics

    My Pug having a sing song. (playing with a new app.)
  67. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Hands are not healing as quick as I had hoped. Still got a ways to go. Both thumbs still have bad pain further back in the joints. Hospital wants to see me on 5th Jan. Not long to wait.
  68. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Wagtail. Sorry I missed your birthday. Hope you had a great one mate.
  69. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    BEF, the sad news is that there is no such thing as retirement. You will wonder how you ever had time to go to work. I'm going to venture to the club today. Not sure how it will go but will take my drone and maybe get to fly it if I feel up to it. Lost a lot of mojo the last couple of months...
  70. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I have always taken down my own trees, some pretty big ones too, however I got the experts in to remove some massive gums and their prices were quite reasonable. About $500 for a huge gum and they shredded most of it too. Nowadays I look at the hard work cleaning up and shudder at the thought.
  71. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I'm lucky?? My wife has ocd. Trouble is I'm always having to shift my stuff or myself while she mops/vacuums. But, house is always clean. She will clean and say "that will do", then find something else and off she goes again.
  72. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Thanks mate. I just asked Lesley if we have any and she said, yes we do. Thanks for the reminder.
  73. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    A very good Christmas morning to you all. Lovely warm summer morning here. Odd to hear most of you guys having heating and electricity problems. I hope it gets sorted for you. Grandkids up early and playing with their new toys. Gave the dogs some treats. Still getting over my fractured leg but I...
  74. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    That is just an earth wire. Wouldn't matter if it rubbed through there.
  75. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Seems to differ every time I take a pic.
  76. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Hey scoot, mine is ruby red.
  77. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I had one of the fittings split on my CK30 oil cooler. When I went to fit the new one it was obvious there was too much strain on one of the solid pipes. I had to reposition the pipe so it sat in the fitting correcly before tightening it. It had about a 1" gap so there had been a lot of strain...
  78. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Just for interest sakes. This is one of the reasons I 'spat the dummy'. 'Lady' in the next door bed to mine, let's call her humpty dumpty (because that is a perfect description of her) Was on an extremely noisy CPAP machine unlike anything I have ever heard before. It resonated through the...
  79. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Looks beautiful and they should be very proud of their work, but I wonder at the practicallity of all those small doors. I guess it depends on what it is/will be used for.
  80. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Haven't been able to post for a while due to hands but then I fell and broke my leg so have been in hospital. Because I went by ambulance I had no tablet with me. Wasn't happy with the noisy ward that I was eventually moved too and complaints went nowhere so I spat the dummy at 2.30 a.m. this...
  81. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    BEF hope you are making progress. Can't hold my tablet and typing is very slow so might have a break for a few days.
  82. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Can't pick up cup or phone or use my tablet. Typing with little RH pinkie. No sleep at all last night. Wife held my coffee cup for me. worst pain ever. Worse than broken ribs by far. Going to lie down again. Lesley can't do enough to help me. She is a great wife..
  83. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Operation went as expected but one thumb still to be done in February '23. Already booked in. Pretty sore at the moment. Pic taken by Dallas my 8 yo grandson.
  84. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Fuddy I had the same faucet problem as you 2 days ago. Ancient system someone installed in an extra bathroom built on later. 2 trips to town and then just as I was finishing it broke off. Arrrgh! Luckily I had some 'stock' that I managed to patch it with but the whole thing needs replaced but I...
  85. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    In bed. Lesley blabbing on phone for the last hour, no end in sight. LOL.. Went to the Dr the other day and I have to get a CT scan of lower back. Was about to book in and the Hospital rang and said I have to come in Monday for the hand operations. So CT will have to wait a bit. Op consists of...
  86. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Too cold for me Randy. Even warmer here at night than your day temps. No rain as threatened. Doesn't even look like it. Up to 38 deg during the day. Nice breeze today. Jacarandas and Frangipanis starting to flower.
  87. Alien

    Practice with my drone

    This morning I have been experimenting with the 'follow me' modes so maybe I can try that next week.
  88. Alien

    Practice with my drone

    Autel is another drone I would consider for sure. I wanted the 5K camera and the 2S was available locally.
  89. Alien

    Practice with my drone

    We have no problems with Geo fencing here. Mine is switched off anyway. Range is not great unless you are setting missions then it can travel about 8 miles or so. Normal FPV mode range is around 1 -1.5 klm.
  90. Alien

    Practice with my drone

    I lost my best flying buddy many years ago as well. I had a hiatus but it is in the blood so I came back. Sympathies for your loss.
  91. Alien

    Practice with my drone

    Thanks, it is the DJI Air2 S and I use the smart controller. I just used 4K 30FPS as I can zoom with that and being a 5K camera it loses very little quality. Using any more than those setting you can't zoom. It is a great drone.
  92. Alien

    Practice with my drone

    Practice with my drone trying to capture a buddy flying his Tiger Moth model.
  93. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Shame about your electrical problems Wagtail. I recently replaced the pressure shut-off valve on my compressor as the diaphragm had ruptured. Got an original off ebay for just a few measly dollars. Dragged my old Honda HRU 195 Mower out after it had been sitting umpty years and gave it a clean...
  94. Alien

    Starlink

    Our rural internet in Oz leaves a lot to be desired, that is, until Starlink came along.
  95. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Thanks Mostly. Made me rethink. Maybe a marine ply deck will be a better option.
  96. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Can't catch up here. Reckon you guys have a conspiracy going where you post all night to create pages and pages of posts so us Ozzies get left behind. M7040. I find the seat on my Kubota ZT to be quite comfy even on rough ground and I have had two back operations in the past. I see others...
  97. Alien

    new ranger review?

    Could be just a loose connector into the door lock module by the sound of it. Surely they won't charge you for that? Only 3 days out of warranty and it may have been like that for a week before you noticed.
  98. Alien

    new ranger review?

    No problems there with mine. Loose wire/connector to passenger side lock system?
  99. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I've never seen a decent sized ship in my life. It must be amazing to watch. Apparently USA is sending 6 old B52 bombers over here to Tindal in the NT. (as deterrent) Personally I welcome American partnership in defence. There was a stealth bomber flying around here recently but sadly I missed...
  100. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Dogs gone... Gout pretty much gone. Mosquitos now driving us nuts. Can't do any mowing as they have forward lines that attack you as soon as you go near the paddocks. Never ever seen them like this before. And they chase us on the scooters now matter how fast you go. About 50 followed me home...
  101. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Took the Mustang for a run today. I called into the club to say hello to the guys even though I wasn't flying. Too crook in the hands and the gout in the toe. (Improving) Then I called in on my daughter and some other friends and then the chemist and groceries on the way home. Fairly hot day...
  102. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    So darn cute. Love it.!
  103. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    You guys can't complain about diesel prices. I paid over $102 for a half tank in the Ranger yesterday. (about 42 litres from memory) That was the cheapest servo. Most are around $1.33.9 per litre. Cheaper to drive the Mustang at the moment. While shopping yesterday I noticed my toe getting sore...
  104. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Got all the house yard mowed yesterday. Today I have been spraying for broadleaf around the paddocks but it got too hot on the tractor. 33.3 deg C at the moment.(91.94 F) Been up since 1.00 a.m. I think my body has adapted to waking early now. Not that I am entirely happy with the idea. Some...
  105. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    check, sorry for your loss. I hope I go the same way. We are both determined to stay on our property till the end too. Phil, Hope your wife isn't suffering too much. Best wishes for a quick recovery.
  106. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Yes Roy, it is entirely her fault. or perhaps mine for giving in and letting her come here in the first place.
  107. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Calamity in the family. Stepdaughter who has been warned about her dog and told to keep it on a chain decided she didn't need to do that. She took our beloved Cockatoo from his aviary and let him wander around after she had been told not to. You can guess. The bl**dy dog grabbed it and killed...
  108. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Seems like Randy and I have the same weather at the moment except our temp is a good deal warmer and very muggy. Thunderstorm early this a.m. and then sunshine and presently 30 deg C. It was a hot night last night too. kicked the blankys off. Too hot and muggy for clothes LOL. I appreciate all...
  109. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Actually she is very careful what she eats. No beef etc and all gluten free. She does watch diet pretty closely.
  110. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Lesleys operation went OK apart from a bleeding problem. She is a bleeder. It seems it was mainly plaque in the arteries so hope that is all. I will learn more when she comes home. In recovery at present.
  111. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Ha ha, Yeah I wasn't really talking about my CK30, just a backhoe in general.
  112. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I have lots of stumps and some bamboo I would like to remove. It would be an ongoing task as there are a lot of dead trees around the property that keep dropping branches that I would love to get rid of too. I also need to do some trenching work for power and water pipes.
  113. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Tomorrow (Monday) my wife goes in for a exploratory heart procedure about 11.00 am. Maybe a stent but it is mainly evaluation. Can't come soon enough as her heart has been doing dicky things lately. Family are coming to stay for the day/night.
  114. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Oh, I so need a backhoe.
  115. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    My wife and I can both relate to the leg pain. Both from lower back down. Restless legs also a problem. Magnesium is supposed to help. My wife gets the proper magnesium powder and puts it in water. She gets more cramps than me and wakes up with a squeal. Then that wakes me and so forth. Mine...
  116. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Step Daughter who is staying with us was running her 2 kids to school and collected a Wallaby sadly. It got a broken leg so we arranged for it to go to the Uni Vets. Think it will need put down. Daughter was extremely upset as she loves animals. She had caught it and was cuddling it when I...
  117. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Sister in law just informed me she has got shingles today. Photo looks pretty nasty. I had my shot a couple of years ago.
  118. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Not doing much today. Very wet but very humid. No club day tomorrow methinks.
  119. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Mostly my right thumb needs a re-build due to arthritis and it also locks up every time I move it. It clicks. Carpal as well. The left one is numb and the 3 fingers next to it get pins and needles all the time due to carpal tunnel in the wrist. Sadly exercises wont help at all. Thanks for your...
  120. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    mostly 100% my error. Dumb thumbs. My thumbs are not working as they should hence the approaching operations however I should have allowed extra height before I tried that series of rolls.
  121. Alien

    new ranger review?

    My wife won't drive the Ranger because she is concerned about being able to park it. She drives our old Honda Accord if she goes shopping. She won't drive the Mustang either as she reckons she can't see behind her well enough. She just prefers the Honda and it does go well.
  122. Alien

    What's for supper???

    Love green Beans. Went shopping today and NONE in the shop. grrrr. Are they that seasonal?
  123. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    scootr The broken one is a Saito FG21 (21cc gas)(Au$795) The new OS engine is a OS 95V (17cc) four stroke methanol engine. Four Strokes are expensive. Going to cost me about $500 to repair the broken Saito. The plane kits are $399. Then you have all the extras like servos etc. Cheaper to fix a...
  124. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Re-kitted my plane last weekend... into a dam. Had to get a dingy out to retrieve the bits. Ordered a new one straight away and it is ready to go. Had to fit a new engine as the other one was destroyed.
  125. Alien

    Lied to wife about lost billfold.

    These stories bring back a memory of when I lost my car. I was only around 21 years old and took my wife to the movies. We parked the car and then spotted a better park further down the street so moved it there. When we came out of the movies we had forgotten that we had relocated the car and...
  126. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    200? Might not be any data left for you mate. LOL Very very happy with Starlink here. No complaints whatsoever. I have a fairly low angle roof so I sat the dish on the roof in a big glob of roof and gutter sealant on each leg. Not a hope of it blowing away and no holes required.
  127. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Thomas Best wishes for a fast recovery for your wife. So sorry to hear she has been unwell. Scaredy, Many happy returns to your wife. Had a few hours at Hospital Ortho specialist yesterday. Got a real good bloke this time. He admitted that certain things with my hands had been 'overlooked'...
  128. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Yeah, I can imagine all the neighbourhood dogs coming along and licking those. LOL Wonder if the grass will survive?
  129. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Busy time for everyone it seems. Where did retirement go? Daughters cabin arrived and went in place OK. Nothing in it except lighting and aircon. She is arranging beds etc. Her dog seems to get on OK with our ones so that is good news. Hers is a 2 year old Rottweiler. He plays well with our...
  130. Alien

    new ranger review?

    Mine just turned 1 year old. It is a 3.2 litre 5 cyl diesel with 6 sp auto. I have 17,000 klm on it now. It is a high rise and I fitted wider rims and sequential tail lamps. Also fitted a Raptor grill as it has the aggressive looking FORD logo across it. ( like the Raptor grill in cqiagy2 post...
  131. Alien

    new ranger review?

    No Ethanol in diesel that I am aware of, only gas.
  132. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Thanks Roy. Passed that on to a flying buddy of mine who flew Vampires and Sea Venoms. He loved the Vampires and hated the Sea Venoms.
  133. Alien

    new ranger review?

    There is an Ethanol blend pump available. (gas) but I avoid it like the plague. I tried it once and it gummed the injectors in my Honda. I tried it again a few months later and same thing. Had to use injector cleaner to fix it. Never again.
  134. Alien

    new ranger review?

    My 2021 Ranger surprised me last Monday. I had to drive from home (near Toowoomba) to Redbank Plains to pick up my stepson and 2 grandkids then carried on through Brisbane to Hervey Bay to drop the kids off. We drove around Hervey Bay and headed back to Brisbane and home on one tank of fuel...
  135. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Wow Bird, You were very lucky not to wear that. Sorry about your windscreen mate. Happy Birthday to Paul and David too. I had my 74th the other day. I tell my wife I was a Christmas 'naughty.' Raining here at the moment. Hope it dries before the truck comes with the cabin or it is going to...
  136. Alien

    Starlink

    I'm Residential.
  137. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Been flat out busy. Got Les' handicapped lad here at present. Her daughter is moving a cabin here on Monday with 2 G'kids. ( !!! ) Can't find a home to rent. Hope it is not long term. Starlink kit arrived so that only took 10 minutes to get it running. Very happy so far. Happy Anniversary...
  138. Alien

    Starlink

    A friend convinced me re Starlink after I spoke to him. We have good coverage in Oz now. I have ordered the kit. He gets 160+ DL and about 6 UL. I was needing a new router anyway so cost was very reasonable. I am presently on Satellite but speeds leave a lot to be desired.
  139. Alien

    Toro Zero Turn Lights

    I use my lights in summer when it is too hot during the day. (which is nearly every day) I have no close neighbours so the noise at night is not a concern. Handy if rain is forecast and you need to mow before it arrives. Everyone has their own opinion and some like to comment just for the sake...
  140. Alien

    New mower arrived. Yeehaaah

    It is a requirement in Oz that these and quad bikes etc are all fitted with ROPs now. My land is all flat too but I may fit extra lighting on the ROPs one day.
  141. Alien

    New mower arrived. Yeehaaah

    Not with 40 acres of my own. LOL
  142. Alien

    New mower arrived. Yeehaaah

    Just re-reading this Roy and you struck a nerve. I forgot about the ROPS one day and went under a Pawpaw tree. Took a branch off which came down and wedged me in somehow and broke a rib. Hurt pretty bad. I am more careful now but still forget about that ROPs sometimes. Good for trimming...
  143. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    way behind here. Lots of mowing. Done about 8 acres so far and another maybe 5 to do but pretty easy going stuff. Took my old ride-on to my daughters and mowed her yard while she was at work. It is a full 1/4 acre so she appreciated it as she only has a push mower. Going to be a multi mowing...
  144. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I would be worried about using the grease pressure as the aluminium housing cannot take the pressure needed to push a bearing like that out. The housing will break out first. It would be cheaper in the long run just to buy the correct puller than a new housing.
  145. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    2.45 p.m. and 24.4 C here Wagtail. LS We used to run a weld around inside the bearing cup and that would shrink it enough that they fall out.
  146. Alien

    2006 Daedong (Kioti) CK30 HST Engine Stop Solenoid

    Follow up, Tracked the blue wire back to a dirty connector. All fixed.
  147. Alien

    2006 Daedong (Kioti) CK30 HST Engine Stop Solenoid

    Hi folks, My engine won't shut down with the IGN switch but stops OK with the stop knob. The solenoid checks out fine. Operates with 12V but the blue wire shown has no power to activate it. Does anyone have a wiring diagram that shows where the blue wire goes so I can track it down. The other...
  148. Alien

    How hot is too hot?

    Check your Fan blades. Mine rotted and flew away somewhere. The plastic is rubbish.
  149. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Not sure that would work for me. I have 4 fridge/freezers alone.
  150. Alien

    Hard loosing friends

    Thank you all. Your comments mean a lot at times like this.
  151. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    They reckon we're going to have a wet summer so I went into the local town and bought a sump pump that gets rid of the excess rainwater along the front of the house. I put a sump in years ago but the original pump died several years ago and we hadn't had enough rain till recently to make a new...
  152. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Hope it all goes smoothly for you bef. Exciting times ahead.
  153. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Incidentally, I turned out the light at 9.00 p.m. and woke at 12.00. Not sure why. It is usually shoulder pain / numbness but not this time. Needle has certainly worked some. Now nearly 2.00 a.m. and have been surfing for the last couple of hours. Think I will get up and have a bite to eat...
  154. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Kenmbz. I can relate to lights being left on in the house. Always flicking them off. It was quite a dark place a while back but I spent $4,000 getting 4 skylights installed which made a big difference but light switch habits seem hard to break. Scaredy, hope the little dog turns up safe. I would...
  155. Alien

    Hard loosing friends

    I guess a lot of us are at an age now where these outcomes are inevitable. You never become immune to the pain.
  156. Alien

    Hard loosing friends

    I just lost another friend to cancer. It happened rather quickly and he had decided that the attempt to combat it was going to be too horrific to live with so he just let nature take its' course. Thankfully it was over much quicker than any of us knew it would be as he only went into full...
  157. Alien

    I hate grass raking! How can i avoid it? do i need a new tractor?

    Thats a lot of RPMs. My tractor operates anywhere from 1800 rpm to 2200 rpm in heavy stuff with the flail. I never run my tractor at high rpm.
  158. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I get mine taken out fortnightly, Direct Debit. About $90 but I am well in credit at present. I pay close to the same as you Wagtail. Mostly, Needle went without a hitch. I got to see the screen while they put the needle in so could see it all. It contained anesthetic as well so no pain at...
  159. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Forced myself to do some stuff yesterday and once I got going it wasn't too bad. I had left the lights on in the old Honda the previous day so I had to jumpstart that and move it into the barn behind the Mustang to get to the charger. Battery is 3 years old but seems Ok. I have a couple of load...
  160. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    I would just say. "Whether I like it or not I don't have any say now do I?"
  161. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Glad it's not just me that has trouble sleeping. Pain in shoulder woke me about 10.45 and couldn't get back to sleep at all. Not even for a minute. Can't work out why I'm not tired. 2 days ago I woke up with a real ballsy problem. 1 was 3 times the size for some reason. Very painful but pain...
  162. Alien

    Kubota TG1860 Diesel continually overheating

    Just remember, all engines get hotter when they are shut off because the water is no longer circulating. Glad you found the cause davidon. :)
  163. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    RS, sorry about the stings. Those yellow jackets sound just like our paper wasps. Stuck my hand in the mailbox a few months ago and found a new nest of them. Just like being hit with a red hod poker. Easy to kill with fly spray fortunately. I am allergic to them so I had to go to Dr straight...
  164. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Trip to hospital went OK. They wired me up and observed for a while and said all was now acceptable so they sent me home. BP has settled down but need to go on stronger meds.
  165. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Started early this a.m. Went to Gatton to choose a washing machine and then came home and checked results with Lesley. Did some research on computer then went and bought one I had never heard of before. It is a CHiQ. Chinese, but so are they all now. $520 for a 8 KG top loader with a 5 year...
  166. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Don't start a fight with a Kangaroo. I have seen this a few times in my paddocks. https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2022/08/25/5555727220775079692/640x360_MP4_5555727220775079692.mp4
  167. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    No 1 washing machine crapped itself yesterday. Water wouldn't empty and error code OE. Hand emptied and dragged it outside and removed outlet filter. Hose and outlet were clean except for 3 x 5c pieces. Seems like the pump might be gone so since it is 10 years old I think we will go get a new...
  168. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Talking about dogs. Our new goldador is full of beans at only 8+ months. Takes them quite a while to settle down but he never ceases to amaze me. He watches everything I do so closely. Changed the blades on the mower the other day and he had to watch every bolt get undone and replaced. He...
  169. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    happy anniversary LS. Pug wanted out for a pee at 4.00 am. Didn't mind as I was awake anyway. Had practically no sleep at all due to finger shoulder pain. Finger getting worse fast. Hopefully Dr can get the process moving. Looks like I will be spending Sunday catching up with sleep. Ziggy (Pug)...
  170. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    wngsprd Wait till tuesday, I should get results from Doc then re the shoulder.
  171. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Been fasting so I could get blood tests done this morning. Back home and busting for a hot cuppa. Midday I have to go and get scans and an Xray of my left shoulder. Not a lot of movement and it wakes me several times a night. Whole arm and hand goes numb and can't move my fingers. Must be a...
  172. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    You might have cracked a rib Roy.
  173. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Google maps, me too. :)
  174. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Dealers are like that. When I got my 15000 klm service on the Ranger the other day they told me I could use a wheel alignment. Well it must have come from the factory incorrectly aligned if that is the case. Anyway it was poppycock as I am a certified A Grade mechanic and I know how to check...
  175. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    daugen, Nice clear pics on your dashcam. I have one fitted in each car. I agree they could save arguments. I only have 1 with a GPS though which really should be a must on all of them.
  176. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Replacement window fitted OK. Need to put something on the glass to prevent a recurrence. Trouble is there are 2 windows and the birds can see right through so they think they can fly right through the porch.
  177. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Probably a bit late to tell you to take it easy Roy, But, take it easy mate.
  178. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    This is the one I have David. Works great and trouble free. You can set the high and low levels to suit. My bore pump auto fills the house tank when the level drops. https://www.hillsirrigation.com.au/shop/irrigation/commercial-valves-products/float-valves/hansen-tank-reservoir-leveller-valve/
  179. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Hi all. Been very busy lately. Shopping yesterday while Lesley was sleeping. Groceries, scripts, Mower blades, spark plugs etc. Got a haircut. She cut too much off. Now I look like PeeWee Herman. Today I have to remove and replace a window that a Kookaburra tried to fly through. He is OK but he...
  180. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Haven't had the heart to be on here much lately. Lesley hasn't been well. I took her to the Dr today and they called an Ambulance and sent her into Hospital. Heart playing up probably caused by sleep aponea. They need to run some more tests so it is wait and see at the moment. Doug
  181. Alien

    Buying a new truck ? Times have changed.

    I bought a new Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 dual cab High Lift in July last year. I was lucky. It came into the dealer the day I saw it and the bloke that ordered it had changed his mind. It was the color I wanted too. They offered it to me for Au $61,000. I said if you make it $58,000 we have a deal...
  182. Alien

    Car lift in garage

    Got mine finished before Christmas. No hoist yet as I'm renovating the house at the moment.
  183. Alien

    Why is my flail mower binding all the time?

    Sounds like some of the stuff I have to cut. Keep the revs up and go slow in stuff that tall and watch your radiator doesn't get clogged driving through tall stuff like that. I have to clean mine regularly. I watch my temp guage. As soon as it is above normal I stop and clean. Even sharp blades...
  184. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Kyles making me feel bad. I have to wash the Ranger and the 'speedy red car' too but can't find the energy today. I took the Mustang to the city today and bought some new shoes and socks then some lunch and some mince at the butcher on the way home. Going to sleep typing this and it's not even...
  185. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Happy Birthday Ken. May you have many more. 13.2 Deg C this morning. Nice day ahead. No wind at all at present. Truck serviced at Dealer yesterday. No issues whatsoever so far. 12 months and 15,000 klm.
  186. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Darn pup loves water and when it saw it raining he just had to make some mud. Does he look guilty?
  187. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Spent the night at my daughters last night as I had promised I would after she got her new home. Had a good night with some of her friends arriving for a session. Had to come home about 7.30 a.m. as my wife and I had appointments for 4th alligatoritis shots. Needed sleep after I got back from...
  188. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    We had a cold 11.4 C this morning but a beautiful 22.4 right now with a slight breeze. Wish it would stay like this year round. Must be something about Tassie Wagtail. Some friends are moving down there at the moment (Burnie area I think) and a couple from my club were down there a few weeks...
  189. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    seems every day (or at least every second day) lately requires a trip to the city. Can't get any real work done at all. I got a letter from the hospital saying they are going to operate on 2 fingers and one thumb, BUT, it may take 12 months before they can do it. grrr. Geez, I waited 20 months...
  190. Alien

    What have you hit with your mower lately?

    I have just repaired my flail mower after it hit a low stump and bent the main shaft. Normally the hammers would jump the stump but I had just sharpened them and 1 hammer dug into the stump like an axe. A new shaft cost me about $1100 so it was a costly lesson. The mower is only about 4 years...
  191. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Beautiful dogs mate. Love 'em.
  192. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your buddy LS. Having worked for Emergency Services for 21 years I am fully aware of the comradeship built up over the years. In fact a group of us, all retired, are having a get together next week for old times sake. Sadly we have lost several amongst us as well. A...
  193. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Those wattles drive me nuts. They don't live long and are always falling on my fences. I have found that the branches are very hard and they last longer in the aviary with the parrots than most other timbers. So I guess they do have one good point.
  194. Alien

    CK3510SE HST shifting issue

    Mine has been like that since 2006. It is normal. You need to rock the Fwd/Rev pedal to take the load off the gears to shift it. (Preferably with foot on the clutch I should add.)
  195. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Been through the horses 'thing' LOL Hook the trailer up every 2 -3 weeks and go pick up haybales. Luckily it was my wifes thing and not mine. I didn't envy her going out to feed every night rain hail or shine and worse if we got home late. She commented the other day that she doesn't know how...
  196. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Saturday night was our coldest night so far. 5 deg C. But a beautiful day followed as was yesterday. In fact it was quite hot out in the sun. Lovely Winter now the rain and wind have stopped. I removed some electric fence star pickets and wound up all the wire and scrapped it. I used the posts...
  197. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    daugen I have a buddy who has converted his spare ZT to a fully autonomous one. He found a GPS unit that makes it accurate to within 5 mm. Amazing to watch. Grinds my teeth when it hits a stone though. LOL
  198. Alien

    I hate grass raking! How can i avoid it? do i need a new tractor?

    A flail mower doesn't leave windrows like a rotary mower. It mulches and spreads as you go. I use one on a few acres and have a Kubota ZT for the good paddocks and around the house. The ZT can leave grass rows too but cutting in different directions helps spread it out. I also have a lawn...
  199. Alien

    Good morning!!!!

    Haven't been on much. Had to take Lesley to apnea center in the city every day this week so far and again tomorrow. Trying to get masks sorted. Rain has finally stopped but wind started. Only about 15 - 20 kph but less around the house due to tree shelter. New dog loves rain and loves making mud...
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