1985 Saurer 6dm overland vehicle

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Just joined the group, looking for hints and help on our Swiss MV when we need it. Also, have read a few articles on MV in general. Complicated vehicle don’t want to make mistakes!!

We bought our Saurer from a Swiss couple in May of 2017, while they were touring the Americas. Through the Denver Craigslist actually. The husband hurt his knee and couldn’t get in the truck anymore. We bought it through Swiss Army Vehicles in Fayetteville, AR. They had it inspected, titled and licensed there. I drove it back to Prescott, AR where we lived at the time and registered it there. We moved back to NW Wisconsin and have titled it here.

If there’s any interest, have tons of photos and tech information on the truck and cabin on the back! I don’t see a photo option at the moment, when I do I’ll post some pics. Dave
 

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Welcome aboard, Dave :-D Find a bunk, stow your gear, and prepare to get underway :driver:

As for posting pics, here's an assist, Sir......

In the REPLY box, look at the toolbar at the top. to the right of those icons you will see one that look s a bit like a picture frame. By hovering your cursor over each one, the icon's function will be shown. The "picture frame" will display "INSERT IMAGE". Click on it. then just follow the prompts. It's pretty simple from there.

Hope that helps.

Again, WELCOME ! ! !

John
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Welcome aboard to the wonderful world of Odd MVs

Hello To the Grenadiers Welcome to the world of Odd MVs, owning a uncommon vehicle is great fun, you always get to stand out. Drive and enjoy, from New Hampshire. Cheers Phil
 

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We’re selling our overland vehicle. If anyone is interested, give me a shout on my email address. grenadiers715 @ Gmail . com. Thanks . Will provide a ton more information and pics.
 

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We’re selling our overland vehicle. If anyone is interested, give me a shout on my email address. grenadiers715 @ Gmail . com. Thanks . Will provide a ton more information and pics.

Well, Covid is not helping interest in our vehicle, so we decided to keep it for now. Question, on the way back from Baja this past April, the front output seal on the transfer case failed, and the 125mm caged bearing disintegrated. Had to load the vehicle on a drive-on flat bed and have hauled back to our place in wisconsin. $3000 and two days later, it arrived!

I was able to procure the correct bearing and seal locally, and installed them myself, not much fun there, btw~! Now, I'm interested in some advice on what gear oil to use for the transfer case. I've read reports here on Sta-Lube 85-90w GL-4 for older (1985 for us), for high temperature applications. Well, I bought three gallons, and says right on the back, for light-duty use! But recommended for Buses, Differentials, Trucks, etc. A bit confused now.

The t-case on the Saurer gets very hot, we can put 3-400 miles a day on the truck, at 50mph, driving to Baja and back. The bearing lasted 35 years, so maybe I'm over-reacting! Thanks, Dave.
 
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