Syncro - let’s off-road!

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Bit On The Side' started by Mattlad, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Nope. Had this 9 years now and its eaten 5th gear and 1st and 2nd don't sound too nice either.
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  2. Merlin Cat

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    very nice :). My first ever camper was a T25 2.1 inj the same colour as yours.
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  3. Took an hour out for lunch and reinstated the propshaft and engine bash guard and prop protection bars - 4x4 is back at long last!
  4. theBusmonkey

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    Any odd noises, weird vibrations, strange road habits?
    No....well it's not a syncro then :p
    I've got 2 trashed rear wheel bearings at the moment.
    Davidoft said to me they're probably the only things I haven't replaced....twice!
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  5. davidoft

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    I’m right though in eye ;)
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  6. theBusmonkey

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    May Bee
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  7. All seems good (for now!). My work van has now decided to start making some alarming noises so I have bravely parked that up and will
    Forgot about it for a while and use the Syncro to see if it’s going to behave for a while.

    @davidoft has a small project on the go as well I have heard.

    Best get in with those bearings
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  8. Lockdown boredom continues and while the girls play/do a feeble amount of school work in the van - I had tinkertime.

    Fitted some jail bars what came with the van - the holes were already there so dead easy.


    Fitted the exhaust insert I bought off the bloke who made the system as it’s a bit embarrassing setting off the car alarms on the way home..,

    and replaced a bit of the crankcase breather system as it was weeping oil and annoyed me - I also need to plumb in the other end of the breather to the inlet side of things as it just has a rubbish filter rather than supplying some neg pressure to suck the fumes out.

    Sunny tinkering to you all.
  9. Merlin Cat

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    Every time I read the title of this thread I automatically say “off roading” to myself in the style from the programme where they used to cross their arms across their chest to say 4X4! It’s become a Pavlovian response for me! :rolleyes:
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  10. I had in mind the Fast Show sketches with Paul Whitehouse when I named the thread...
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  11. This is what I had in my head!!

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  12. Merlin Cat

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    that’s the one!! :) . Except now it’s in my head even more!!!
  13. theBusmonkey

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    We can't wait to get out with these people again. This weekend in Wales last year was absolute nuts.
    Hopefully when we do there will be some new faces eh @Mattlad , @davidoft , @pkrboo ??:thumbsup:
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  14. Great video - could be a goer next time - looks a bit scary though, big pointy rocks everywhere.
  15. theBusmonkey

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    Yep, we...I...nearly rolled the syncro on that rock climb. Had a couple of chaps hanging off the gutters whilst I frantically searched for my balls. Mel's in the white tee shirt taking video on that very last clip and I'm next to her in the blue t. I hadn't been at that point. Last up, which resulted in about an hour's recovery using 2 highlifts and a load of waffle boards:rolleyes:
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  16. And 2 new pairs of pants

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  17. davidoft

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    He wears tenna man so no problem there :eek:
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  19. Oh....

    maybe I’ll stick to going down Asda....don’t wanna get it dirty

    I was hoping to go the Syncro meet up near Aidan’s place to have a play - that greenlaning trip does look fun and concerning at the same time.
  20. Do I need bigger, knobblier tyres than these for some off-roading Lyndsey?

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