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  1. Thread: Plat car tires

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    Re: Plat car tires

    Also wider, but if Tom says it's clear, you should be good
  2. Thread: Plat car tires

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    Re: Plat car tires

    ...and the wheel arches on turns...
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    On todays episode of did you know...

    Thought I'd just stirr the reputation the tyre industry already has...

    No please note. Don't fight with your tyre shop about this, I'm talking about manufacturers:

    1. They only entertain a...
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    Re: 1 Tonner 2.4 2wd Clutch

    Might be a dumb suggestion, but sometimes it is the simple things.

    I have found in my shop, that guys tend to want to bleed clutches the same way as brakes:

    For example pump it till pedal...
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    Re: gearbox and diff repair

    You can contact the Motor Industry Ombudsman, but frankly I think belonging to them (from the Motor Industry side) is just like paying taxes. You don't get anything back, and good luck trying to get...
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    Haflinger Speedometer

    Morning gents.

    Anybody know of a speedometer (or have one lying around)?

    Alternatively someone that can repair in Cape Town. The square in the back that drives off the cable is worn out, and...
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    Suspension Re: D4D Suspension Issue

    Just a question. Found this on a Isuzu once, but not sure of Hilux construction. Could it not be due to collapsed cab/bin mounting rubbers?
  8. Thread: Tyre Sizes

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    Re: Tyre Sizes

    Around the same height, will be a 225/70R15 (difference of about 3mm) but you will struggle to find that in an All-Terrain tyre. You do get it in a commercial tyre though. It is the original sizing...
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    Re: Tyres for small caravan 12#

    Uncle Peter...

    Firstly: No tyre has 6 ply sidewalls. It might have a 6 plies of steel belt.

    Secondly: You get commercial tyres (having a 6 ply, or sometimes 8 ply rating) in a 155R13C and a...
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    Re: life left on tyres

    I've spent the past nine years replacing up to 600 tyres per month. Ive seen tyres from 1994 still holding air and running and tyres of six years ago basically disintegrate. In my humble opinion, not...
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    Re: life left on tyres

    https://www.goodyear.com.my/warranty/warranty-policy
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    Re: life left on tyres

    Pretty sure they don't. Waiting for their rep to confirm. Could you please site your source on the 6-year warranty?

    Safety of the tyre diminishes much quicker that the legality thereof. I would...
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    Honda CRV Mod...

    So the CRV is due for a new set of tyres. SWAMBO drives a lot between the vinyards to assist Eskom with lines etc. Now I know the CRV isn't a full fledged 4x4, but I was thinking about changing the...
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    Re: Tracking device - which do you use?

    Yes. They give you the details of the closest installer. I think the installation was R800. Then you call them and they 'activate' it. It is web based and they have an app.

    Like I say. These guys...
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    Re: Tracking device - which do you use?

    I use I-trace.

    Very small fries, and basic. I just use it to monitor where our vehicles are. Cost is about R150 ish a month. It does what it should. That's it, no fancy 'harsh braking' or...
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    Re: Edge Out TearDrop

    Didn't see it posted, so here is a walkaround of it.

    https://youtu.be/9rQEFT72c2Y
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    Re: Edge Out TearDrop

    Just want to mention that the tyres and rims are supplied by a forumite('s business)

    Also have known Vonnie for a while, he has put a lot of work into these and I hope it does well for him.
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    Re: Suspension question on Ford Ranger

    Had these fitted to an Isuzu bakkie. 1.4 tons and still stood level. Fitment is easy as well...

    If they DO need to repair, contact Gremeltech. I was once stuck with an air jack to be replaced and...
  19. Re: URGENT-Best Mag refurbisher in Cape Town area?

    These guys. Not the cheapest, but in your case it shouldn't be an issue. I have a guy across the road that repairs rims, but if I want a proper repair, Wheel service centre.
  20. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    Asked a VW salesman once what DSG stands for. He had no idea...When I asked him what makes the gearbox so awesome (which I think it is) he couldn't answer me...
  21. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    I've heard about reliability issues (on this forum) on the DSG boxes, but I do a lot of work for VW, and the DSG boxes is a thing of beauty...
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    Re: Most "Comfortable" family road vehicle?

    I am biased. But I thoroughly enjoy the CRV, and I have an old-ish model.
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    Re: Samsung tablet for google maps whilst driving

    Try Waze. It'll change your life. I even use it home and work. Community based so people upload hazards and speed traps etc.

    The one time I didn't trust Waze to take a detour, I ended at my...
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    Re: Vehicle suggestions?

    My limited opinion: The Caddy will take you much further on a liter of fuel than the Subaru. But I hear the argument on the DSG boxes as well (but man they are nice) If fuel costs isn't an issue, you...
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    Re: 5 year tyre life?

    What I've seen: I've seen tyres go past the five years mark with no issues. In fact, there is a Steyr-Puch Haflinger in my shop currently, the ATXs on it was made in 2003. They are so old the...
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    Re: 2 Different tyre sizes on 4X4

    Depends on what vehicle it is. Older vehicles I believe it shouldn't be an issue, but newer ones, might still wreak havoc with ABS and Traction control.

    Vehicle 'thinks' the two smaller wheels are...
  27. Thread: Oil Catch Can

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    Re: Oil Catch Can

    The engineers didn't install it, so they can get the R100k repair money...

    Sorry, I am being antagonistic, but I believe these days diesels are made to break. When last did you hear of a diesel...
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    Re: Isuzu 280 kb rear main seal replacement

    For the amount of labour involved. Get a seal from the agents...
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    Re: Window washer tank and detergent

    Been using Sunlight liquid since forever. But I like to use car polish on my windscreen. It makes water run off windscreen. At speed on highway, I don't need to switch on wipers. Sunlight will remove...
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    Re: T4 Syncro 2,5 TDI oil in water

    The filter housing also serves as an oil cooler (me thinks)
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    Re: Ford bantam 1600 vibration gearbox??

    Another way to diagnose inner CV's: Inner CV's will vibrate under torque. So if you accelerate it will start vibrating and when you leave the accelerator it will stop.

    What I have found on some...
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    Re: Dunlop AT5, Grabbers AT3 or Yokohama G015

    Out of those three, I'd go for the Grabber. Mainly because of the price point. Looking at the treads though, I'd say the Yokie would be less noisy
  33. Re: FS : 1982 Merc 200 W123, 1 Owner LOW LOW Miles!!!

    Mens gaan dit altyd kry. As ek iets adverteer en iemand antwoord op Gumtree....nie Hallo, ek is sus of so nie, net: R1000

    Dan wil ek mos my vingers af skree op die man...

    Nice kar. My pa het so...
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    2013 Trailblazer 2.8D

    Hi guys. Anybody knows what mileage the cambelt needs to be changed (if indeed it is a cambelt motor as I've been told)? Autodata has got no info on this engine...any help appreciated.
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    Re: Uys is daar iets wat ons moet weet.

    What happened to diesel engines with a million km+ on....haven't heard of one recently? If I am wrong I apologise...
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