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Old 11-03-2008, 01:57 PM   #1
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What Diesel pickup truck has driven to the North Pole?

Ok Trivia question here... Does anyone here know What Diesel (because gas would freeze) Truck made it to the north pole.... (driving all the way) there was Three of them on the trip to help each other out...

They took Chain saws to to cut ice out of the way.... Any guess on which brand of chain saw that works at -42.

And it's all on a show... Very interesting... The trucks were modified a bit.. But then they would have had to been....

Anyone??
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
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i'd guess Toyota Top Gear: Polar Special - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:07 PM   #3
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BAD, Not suppose to Google search,,,

But yes you are right.....

Now Top Gear aside, it is pretty impressive to see...

Not a Ford, Dodge, or Chevy,, They choose a Toyota Tacoma, and sent it to Iceland to be decked out.... So there wasn't much Toyota left when they were done...

But all the way to the north pole..

You can watch clips on youtube if you would like to see it....
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:16 PM   #4
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Cool Your siggy gave it away

Ooo, I know!

a '89 Diesel Jaguar XJ6

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Old 11-03-2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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Actually gas will go to lower temps unaided than diesel because of the parafin in diesel which turns the diesel fuel into jello.

For diesel trucks like those that run the Montana outback during the winter where it can get to 40 below, they use insulated fuel tanks and fuel lines, engine coolant fuel tank heaters as well as electrical fuel tank heaters, battery heaters, radiator tarps (or fan disconnects) to stop the airflow through the radiator, custom mixtures of No.1 and No. 2 diesel fuel in the tanks, fuel additives, and more than one keeps a small tarp and a 50 bag of charcoal onboard to build a small fire underneath a tent over a fuel tank to turn 150 gallons of green jello back into diesel fuel.
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:47 PM   #6
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Ooo, I know!

a '89 Diesel Jaguar XJ6

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My jag is a gas job thank you,,,, Wish the heat worked in it... Got to rip the dash out and replace 2 heater fans.... my local garage said he wouldn't touch it... Don't blame him..

"O" Yeah,, My wife won't stop driving it for me to fix... She loves the dang thing for some reason.... Well I guess it does drive rather nicely...

4x4 Jag with a lift HUUUMM>... that could be cool..
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:58 PM   #7
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4x4 Jag with a lift HUUUMM>... that could be cool..
There was a Jag sedan cruising around here for a while looking like Big Foot.

My guess is that he dropped the Jag body on a traditional 4X4 chassis and went nuts from there. It looked tough.
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just to vindicate myself :-) I had seen the show a while back, Top Gear is one of the things I miss from home. I make do with reading Jeremy Clarkson's column in the Sunday Times (UK) online edition. You might like the episode where they tried to kill a small gas pickup, they tried drowning it in the sea, parking on top of a tower block being demolished with explosives and pretty much everything in between.
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Thumbs up Sweet!

For a long time now I've been interested in what robandzoe' has been doing to his '59 Buick Electra. It's sitting on a 1975 1/2 ton Trailering Special Suburban chassis and is gonna roar down the road with a 454 and 400 Turbo power plant.
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just to vindicate myself :-) I had seen the show a while back, Top Gear is one of the things I miss from home. I make do with reading Jeremy Clarkson's column in the Sunday Times (UK) online edition. You might like the episode where they tried to kill a small gas pickup, they tried drowning it in the sea, parking on top of a tower block being demolished with explosives and pretty much everything in between.

Wasn't that a toyota too... and didn't it live? Or am I thinking of another episode...

Yeah, It's a year behind on the BBC, and they cut some out for commercials... I just down load it from uknova.com
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:17 PM   #11
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The only Production diesel pick up up north that can handle that cold is the new Ford Super Duty. It is the only truck the B.P uses. Toyota doesnt even have a marketed diesel pick up truck??? The toyota had to be modified??? Guess it couldnt handle the cold after all.

I have to laugh, I havent had time to be on here and I see the same old rederict by the same old people. Now thats livin folks
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Mysteriously products from the shaking 3 don't rule the entire world. Welcome to Toyota GB

I guess toyota should have checked for all those Fords driving around the pole before they wasted their time but I'm pretty sure common rail diesel is std on Toyota trucks in some of their markets.
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Well I missed the truck make but I'd make a guess on the CHAINSAW
How about STHIL?
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