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    LC76 Rear axles break

    Welded structures like this axle housing are always potentially vulnerable to fatigue cracking if the weld penetration is not good .Weld size and consistency also will play a part.
    A close up...
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    Re: Propshaft alignment

    Yes Prof, the lower the angle the better ,although it is still better to have a small angle instead of dead straight otherwise the needle bearings will wear into the universal cross journalís due...
  3. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    The early 3l Cortina bakkies had 4 speed gearboxes if you pushed them hard they could run a bearing.I remember we used to run them at work at the time (mid to late 80ís) and they were not long...
  4. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    If I recall correctly they used to have big end bearing problems as well .This was more common on the bakkies fitted with these motors because of the shorter gearing..
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    Re: No more Thar?

    I believe that there is waiting list for the new one in India because they have proven to be very popular,plus COVID has caused production delays.
    This has delayed the local introduction.
  6. Wrangler 4dr Re: Jeep jk crd 2.8 2014 service and intervals

    Then explain how you understand the additive works?I know we are going into a bit more detail here and it may not be of interest to all who are following this post but some may learn something from...
  7. Wrangler 4dr Re: Jeep jk crd 2.8 2014 service and intervals

    Why?
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    Re: Thar ECU replacement

    Yes , to a point.As Mahindra was already tooled up to make the XD 3 engine they would have likely kept some of the components or raw material such as forgings from the older engine to use on the new...
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    Re: Thar ECU replacement

    Jelo, the NEF engine has the same bore and stroke as the XD3 engine but it was a new development,it has Direct Injection as opposed to IDI .The engine is also a wet liner engine which the XD3 was...
  10. Wrangler 4dr Re: Jeep jk crd 2.8 2014 service and intervals

    You do not need a friction modifying additive for a normal diff .It is only necessary for a limited slip diff.
    The reason for this is to reduce noise generated during the operation of the LS clutch...
  11. Wrangler 4dr Re: Jeep jk crd 2.8 2014 service and intervals

    Oh I forgot to mention the sump plugs can weep a bit if you donít change the copper washer.Anyway if you forget to get a new one thread tape works.
  12. Wrangler 4dr Re: Jeep jk crd 2.8 2014 service and intervals

    Be careful of the coolant, Jeep changed from HOAT coolant to OAT coolant around 2013.The two are not compatible.The later coolant is Purple in colour.I strongly recommend you stay with the...
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    Re: Wrangler 2.8 CRD dead

    Well done ,I am glad that you have solved your problems without breaking the bank.
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    Re: Hekp for KZN/GP Members..........??

    The fuel and food shortages are starting to be addressed in Richards Bay for now.The challenge is going to be able to satisfy demand particularly for food in the next few weeks and beyond.
    Hopefully...
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    Re: 2020/2021 Thar

    They are one of Mahindraís best sellers at the moment so I believe that this plus shortages due to COVID have delayed the SA release.
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    Re: New shape Jimny auto questions

    Interesting,because in that case there is unlikely to be any difference in the transmission control software.
    I wonder if the software has the ability to adapt to a particular driving styleÖ?
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    Re: New shape Jimny auto questions

    What is the difference in age between the two vehicles?
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    New shape Jimny auto questions

    Dez, all modern conventional automatic transmissions have torque converter lock up clutches.In the interests of fuel economy they lock the torque converter in the lower gears as well when the...
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    Wrangler 4dr Tyres and lifts for JKU

    After having owned my Jeep Sahara CRD for over 11 years here are some of my experiences with Tyres and small lifts.
    In my case when I bought the Jeep I did several trails with the locals in Zululand...
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    Re: Recommended oil for older engines

    The older oils had more ZDDP additive in them ,so oils that meet the requirements of API SG would be best depending on the engine manufacturers recommendations,because the higher concentration of...
  21. Thread: VM V6 diesel

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    Grand Cherokee Re: VM V6 diesel

    It does not look like it because there are other posts on YouTube where the failure mode is similar.
    I agree with you about the oil change interval and the oil type used.They sell the vehicle with a...
  22. Thread: VM V6 diesel

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    Grand Cherokee VM V6 diesel

    I found this on YouTube.Given that these engines seem to have issues it is interesting to see what the failure mode was.
    There are other parts to this series where he rebuilds the engine.It also...
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    Re: Wrangler 2.8 CRD dead

    For what itís worth I found this.

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=168504&d=1349128711
    These vehicles have a electric low pressure pump in the tank that supplies...
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    Re: JK tyre pressure monitor.

    I have picked up a few slow leaks caused by the tyre picking up metal debris . They were all on one of the back tyres.
    If that has happened you should be able to find where the metal penetrated the...
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    Re: JK tyre pressure monitor.

    If you have a tyre pressure gauge check them again yourself.
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    JK tyre pressure monitor.

    If you are running the tyre pressures that low if the outside temperature dropped over night it can trigger the TPMS.
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    Re: JK tyre pressure monitor.

    If you have standard tyres pump all to 2.4 Bar ,drive a few Kís and it should go off.
    You can drop they tyre pressure again to 2.3 bar.
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    Re: New 2020 Thar unveiled

    https://images.maxabout.com/misc/infographics/car-infographics/image/quick-comparison-old-mahindra-thar-vs-new-mahindra-thar?fbclid=IwAR3aBNDGs0YoAKLu9iw03mEoaCgGS8J_2mQsy61NqZE9ttShL9glmFz6bME
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    There is no pricing indication as yet,but looking at the Indian prices
    It sells there in top spec for slightly less than a S11 Scorpio so pricing of around 400k is probably realistic.
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    I agree in terms of ease of modification and overall capability it will not beat a Wrangler.
    But for many peopleís needs it will be more than adequate,also if it comes in at similar prices to the...
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    You make a very good point .For broader acceptance you would need an affordable reliable diesel JL.
    I see they have a hybrid but that would cost a fortune .
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    Keep in mind that the market for 2door off-road vehicles like the Thar and the 2 door Wrangler is fairly small .Most people need the versatility of 4door Wrangler so I would think that even if the...
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    Yes maybe the old Thar which evolved from old Willys Jeep designs ....although the people who own them seem very fond of them and they are pretty capable...but they do have IFS .
    The new one which...
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    I just had a look at Jeeps website.I see they have a sport version of the JL listed at R750000 for the 2 dr and R800000 for the unlimited.
    A 4,0 Hilux DC AT lists at R780000 so this changes things a...
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    Jeep as a brand has lost direction in SA with very few dealers left.
    Most people are not going to buy a Wrangler or another Jeep model if the dealership is not easily accessible.A far cry from what...
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