scheduled servicing

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:55
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Hi everyone, Dumb question time. Whats the go with scheduled servicing of the BT? Is there a suggested timeframe for servicing e.g. for vehicles? If so, what happens if you are across the other side of the country? Or is all servicing done by the owner? Angie
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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:57

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:57
Angie, There a few areas in the BT that require professional servicing and a few that the owner can keep an eye on. Obviously check with BTi on delivery day with maintenance items and service periods. I think official service/inspection is 10,000k for brakes, wheel bearings (after first adjustment), suspension, handbrake operation, wheel align, bolt tighten on simplicity etc. In my opinion .... Seek professional advice/service with the brakes and wheel bearings. Check wheel nuts, suspension, tyre pressures and condition, hubs,brakes every 500k on corrugations. Every two days on good roads for brakes,tyre pressures and condition. Checking front wheel toe-in every year or so is a good idea ..less in rough conditions see BTi. Under body re-coat is every 2 years or when needed (from memory) Obviously any 240v problems are left to qualified people, including inverter.... same with LPG. All other maintenance is in owners manuals for whatever equipment is installed in your particular BT. Now for some owner stuff ..... the hot water anode should be checked/replaced every six months. Pressure from the tank must be relieved before unscrewing anode. Follow instructions. 27mm socket for this one. Keep an eye on water pump filters for clogging ...air-con filter cleaning ... etc. Keep an eye on screws coming loose around the place stove top etc. Run an eye over chassis, undercarriage, external wiring, external tank hosing, handbrake cable pivot points, cable ties on simplicity suspension, water tank shroud fixings, A-frame area, AT35 coupling bolts and any other bolts to attach hitch etc. as often as you want ..... Fire extinguisher is an annual inspection. Mostly it involves keeping an eye out for wear or breakage and fixing and this is minimal in a BT. Because you are living in BT your spares list might need some thought and your tool list. If away from BTi any good caravan repairer/service centre should be able to service the techy bits. Anyone add to service /inspection list ??? Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:58

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 14:58
Thanks Anthony for your comprehensive reply. All duly noted. Now where did I put the greasing gun? (Angie wearing her maintenance man overalls). Angie 128 sleeps to go.
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