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    Re: Spare wheel lock?

    Grip tech makes Vesa approved spare wheel locks. They work with a mag wheel locknut so there are no problems with dirt getting in the lock and jamming etc. I've fitted quite a few to various cars and...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    Wow nicely done [emoji108]
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    I'm using acoustic carpet, it's available from any of the upholstery suppliers and it's not very expensive. About R25 a metre.

    For glue contact adhesive works best. I prefer to buy the spray can...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    No, I'm definitely not to be trusted with anything medical related. Those are casings for automotive cables, like accelerator cables etc
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    Made a drawer system for a...
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    Re: Advice needed from the diesel gurus

    Thanks, I'll make enquiries after lockdown.

    From what I saw online though it looks like the import engines are around R32k. If I can get one for R12k I'll be very happy.
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    Re: Advice needed from the diesel gurus

    Thanks, I'll make enquiries after lockdown.

    From what I saw online though it looks like the import engines are around R32k. If I can get one for R12k I'll be very happy.
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    Re: Advice needed from the diesel gurus

    Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate the help.

    Sorry I left some of the detail out when i previously posted.

    The car is a 96 Pajero with the 2.8 engine with just under 400k km on it. I've...
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    Re: Advice needed from the diesel gurus

    Measuring is out at the moment, I only have a Vernier at home, the micrometer is at work.

    I'm just trying to figure out why it failed like it did, because from visual inspection everything looks ok
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    Advice needed from the diesel gurus

    A while ago my pajero engine died on me, it basically lost power and refused to start again. Due to work commitments, I didn't get a chance to have a look at it previously but with lockdown I now...
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    Re: Mahindra parte

    That was quick work. That motor looked fubar last week
  12. Re: What is the difference between these.

    Same as the difference between these...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200209/6bb90feea85ceebdb6f382760dba439e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200209/2b1d6bff8be93f1a915e52464110420b.jpg
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    Re: Ford F250 needs power plant

    I think Grips is the right guy to speak to.

    Keep it Ford and stick a Barra in there like this one. Cheap to buy, and if you see what the guys in Australia are doing with them especially with a...
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    Re: 1999 KB280 Immobilizer

    Some of the autowatch alarms have selective central locking as a feature. This means that the first time you press the remote, the driver's door unlocks, and the second press will unlock all the...
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    Sticky: Re: Photos of your nissans !

    What's the story with the double cab? I'm guessing it was a conversion?
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    Re: Prices on spares. Help

    I have to agree on the partquip. I fitted a set of ball joints on my pajero and they didn't even last a year. They're cheap for a reason...
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    Safari Re: Blou Pampoen

    Thanks !!!!
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    Safari Re: Blou Pampoen

    Do you know which model M3 the radiator is meant for? I want to get one as well
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    Safari Re: Blou Pampoen

    I'm in the same situation with the scrapsun. Flushed the radiator and it immediately started leaking. The quotes I got were between 7 and 9 thousand for a recore.

    Now I'm just waiting for finances...
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    Safari Re: En nog n Patrol

    Well done, you make this stuff look easy
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    Re: My nuwe speelding en eerste Patrol.

    Well done that looks good
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    Re: Pajero gen2 window regulator

    Can you not check with a multimeter to see which of the 2 wires gives positive and negative when you press the switch?
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    Sticky: Re: Mitsubishi Pics....

    Congrats, she looks stunning
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    Re: Scrapsun

    I was too busy to take photos, but the inside of the sills were also rusted where the body mounts are. So new sills were welded in and new body mounts were made.

    At least I'm confident that it...
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    Re: Scrapsun

    Things are progressing, but as always things take 3 times longer than you expect.

    The head is back and sorted out, but I'm still waiting for a few parts like the thermostat, Welch plugs, and...
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    Re: My nuwe speelding en eerste Patrol.

    Hopefully there isn't too much bodywork needed
  27. Thread: Scrapsun

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    Re: Scrapsun

    Your work was an inspiration.

    Cutting, bending and welding is much easier when you looking at someone else's pictures than when you're doing it yourself
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    Re: Scrapsun

    Since the engine isn't going I've decided to turn it into the Flintstone car instead

    I've also made some progress replacing the the front cross member which was...
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    Re: Scrapsun

    Yes I did check the crank timing marks was spot on at tdc, and I then set the cam timing to tdc. Everything lined up according to factory spec, including the number of chain links between the...
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    Re: Scrapsun

    Thanks for the help. Yes that does make sense.

    When I installed the timing chain though, I had no slack in the chain, on the side the tensioner doesn't run on. In fact I had to apply quite a lot...
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    Re: Scrapsun

    I'll be sending the head back in today for them to sort out.

    I tried to set the tappets but on most cylinders, I run out of adjustment before I'm able to get a feeler gauge in. The amount of extra...
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    Re: Scrapsun

    I did have a rather heated discussion with the engineering company yesterday. It sounded something like a parliamentary inquiry, deny, deny,deny. So I won't be using them again.

    I fitted the cam...
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    Re: Scrapsun

    Clearly I'm shopping at the wrong places, I was quoted R15k for a Lexus motor and factory management

    In any case hindsight is always 20/20, I'm almost done rebuilding the stock motor so there's no...
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    Re: Scrapsun

    I've spent about 9k on the motor so far
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    Re: Scrapsun

    The motor is back from the engineering, and I have started the reassembly process.

    The bottom end went together fine, but I'm a mixture of confused and angry when it comes to the head.

    The head...
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