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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    got my porsche cayenne turbo bushes today and started on the suspension.

    got pretty far without a press. Left side is done.

    Just need to get the right side bush in and the reassemble the right side.

    I'll leave that for tomorrow.

    Very simple screw system with a threaded rod, washer and nut to get the bushes out. It works a treat! Who said you need a press and fancy tools. Only downside is it only pulls the rubber out. I then had to mangle the sleeve to get it out.

    All I used was

    21mm ring spanner
    21mm socket with strongarm and/or ratchet
    torx allen key for balljoint
    4pound hammer to get balljoint out
    trolley jack
    small piece of wood
    19mm spanner for my bush removal tool

    To do it you raise the car to xtra offroad level
    press and hold lock for 5 seconds to enter jack mode
    unbolt strut from control arm on the three bushing points (three bolts and nuts)
    get the ball joint loose in what ever way you see fit (I undo the nut until the nut is flush with the thread and then hit from underneath with a big 4 pound hammer - both sides came out after second shot - no damage - DON'T hit the disc!)
    swivel control arm 65 degrees towards you to get clearance between the top of the ball joint and the CV hub
    remove complete control arm

    Replace bushing and reverse your order of removal.

    Ai Marius, how I wish I had your ( and some of the other guys e.g. Dieter, Romsotwa and others ) technical knowledge and know how and to be so handy

    Chris.

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    Buy cars beyond your means and you'll be forced to learn.

    I learned the hard way. Throw away the manual and just dig in.

    Like Gary Player said. The more I practice the luckier I get.

    If I had to buy a car where I can afford to have repairs done it would have to be a getz or a golf or something.

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    I can deduce that you sold the Pajero because you got bored.... nothing to "dig in" to fix because of the reliability?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Buy cars beyond your means and you'll be forced to learn.

    I learned the hard way. Throw away the manual and just dig in.

    Like Gary Player said. The more I practice the luckier I get.

    If I had to buy a car where I can afford to have repairs done it would have to be a getz or a golf or something.
    A bit to late for me to learn

    Chris.

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    Don't start. My pajero is still a sensitive matter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisLab View Post
    A bit to late for me to learn

    Chris.
    Never too late to teach an old dog new tricks.


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    Hi the enginering shop's labour was only R16000, and R3000 for bosch to sort out the electronics, the rest was spares bought from stealer, for thats only place to get the spares.
    Kortgat: The engin is the original one no swap out.

    Very bad news phoned Remtec yesterday, they are not doing the 2.5TDI anymore due to spares availability.

    I have spoken to Jan at Remtech, he suggest to check the compression, injectors and vibration damper (had no vibration problem before even with 2 injectors injecting 15&16 (not sure of the measurent)

    Jan said one should still be save even if you sceem off 0.2 on the head and 0.2 on the block.

    I need Tim to be the magician, i googled no donor engin available.

    Come guys crack your mechanical heads.
    Missing Treg keep eyes wide open

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    I have a complete block full of parts. Everything is available except one piston, 5 injectors and the damaged block. Everything else looks new!

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    After months of waiting the ombudsman reviewed my case and found that Value Auto care Richards bay is NOT part of the MIOSA.

    So beware when buying from them. You will have no recourse when something goes wrong.

    I am sending the case to the NCC on recommendation from the ombudsman so we will see what happens.

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    Wow.

    Finished the suspension bushes install and took it for wheel alignment.

    Man this car feels good now.

    I will even go as far as to retract my original statement of where I preferred steel suspension to air suspension.

    The air suspension is now supersmooth on my gravel road to the farm.

    The porsche cayenne turbo suspension bushes is definitely recommended! (cheaper anyway than VW)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Wow.

    Finished the suspension bushes install and took it for wheel alignment.

    Man this car feels good now.

    I will even go as far as to retract my original statement of where I preferred steel suspension to air suspension.

    The air suspension is now supersmooth on my gravel road to the farm.

    The porsche cayenne turbo suspension bushes is definitely recommended! (cheaper anyway than VW)
    Thnx, very usefull info!
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    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I can vouch for the repair costs. There aren't any. You have to swap the engine!

    For longevity I would delete the EGR.

    For longevity and economy I would keep the EGR and install a catch can (blowby AND egr together gunks up the intake - remove one of them and problem is solved)
    I disconnected my EGR valve a few weeks ago, and I've actually noticed has definitely got better!

    I did it near the end of March, and have a look at my Fuelly chart and you'll see that so far in April it has definitely improved...

    http://www.fuelly.com/driver/devonel...areg/fuelchart

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    strange. I actually reconnected my EGR as a test and my car is definitely more economical with the egr connected.

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    Haha unless it's a mental thing, and I'm now driving more conservatively than I used to

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonEllett View Post
    Haha unless it's a mental thing, and I'm now driving more conservatively than I used to
    Quite possibly.

    I have a very specific way of driving from my house on the dirt road, onto the highway and into town.

    I drive it the same way at the same speed everytime and without fail my average consumption on the display is usually within 0.5l/100km (between day to day trips) by the time I exit the highway.

    With the EGR connected it is consistently 1.0 - 1.5l/100km lower than what it used to be with the EGR disconnected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonEllett View Post
    Haha unless it's a mental thing, and I'm now driving more conservatively than I used to
    I think it's due to the N12 to Joburg being less restricted now with the construction ending.
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    so the ombudsman was unsuccessful and the NCC is not answering their phones or email.

    Do you guys think it's worth it to get a lawyer involved to try and get some money back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonEllett View Post
    Haha unless it's a mental thing, and I'm now driving more conservatively than I used to
    I realise I drive more conservatively around town when I'm using tiptronic. Makes quite a big difference. I think I gear up earlier than the auto.
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    Could smell quite a bit of diesel when I stopped the car today after a maybe 5km drive. Found a slight diesel leak around the one injector :/ . Cant pinpoint exactly where it's coming from but will look again in the morning when there is more light. I think it might be that plastic piece attaching that pipe to the injector. It looks like its been leaking for a while. It's very slight though. Quite a bit of grime and diesel gathered on the head under the injector so don't think its a new development.
    "If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done"

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