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    Re: Can these be opened (radiator motor)

    not clear if you want to clean or repair the fan ...

    clean the plastic with dishwashing liquid & water, toothbrush & spray bottle. blacken the plastic with wynns dash or similar (it'll look good...
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    Re: 1 Tonner 2.4 2wd Clutch

    google "clutch pedal free play", ensure you have about 10mm free play.

    (isuzu manual states free play as between 5 - 15mm, I don't suppose its much different for a nissan)

    when replacing a...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    It is all fine in theory to suggest say a 250V MOV but just like resistors there are standard voltages and the closest MOV is 270V.

    250's are around, 270's being most common in the equips power...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    My logig tells me that Hz is revolution dependent, whereas volts may perhaps be manipulated with devices such as resistors, transformers or diodes. That is why I am looking for a bolt-on voltage...
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    Re: Route from George to Swellendam

    Please advise what is the most scenic route from George to Swellendam. The one via Oudtshoorn and Ladismith or the one via Mossel Bay andAlbertinia

    "most scenic" is subjective and the routes...
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    Re: How do I convert an MP4 video file

    convert your mp4 to m4a and upload to the forum. used this online converter recently, works well


    https://cloudconvert.com/mp4-to-m4a
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    Re: intermittant no start, opinions please

    Thanks for the reply Francois, vehicle is a KB240.

    Hayes Motors conducted an OBD scan this morning which revealed all is within spec and with clean crank position and coil pack signals.

    The...
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    intermittant no start, opinions please

    For the past week been having an intermittent no start (as attached). I've replaced fuel filter and did a fuel pump flow check. According to the manual flow should be 0.38 litres minimum / 15 sec,...
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    Re: Isuzu kb 220 suddenly doesn't want to start

    nothing yet indicates the ECU is dead - certainly not that a scanner is unable to connect, not many scanners can

    does the "check engine" come on immediately the ignition is on or only once the...
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    Re: Isuzu kb 220 suddenly doesn't want to start

    The car was swinging and there was spark, the fuel pump was sending petrol,


    spray "quick-start" into the air intake and swing the engine. if the engine starts issue is fuel related - injectors,...
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    Poll: Re: Pajero Gen 2 restoration

    as a matter of curiosity .... the bearings that came out ... were they greased ?

    somehow I don't see Mitsu or any other OEM removing dust seals to ungrease a bearing.

    placing an order to the...
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    Defender Re: Coolant replacement 110V8

    the point should be whatever is best practice - this is usually whatever the manufacturer recommends - in this case the antifreeze manufacturer. They specify "distilled water", at least Castrol does....
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    Re: Raad ASB - Ou Oom met 'n Warm Patat Tata

    radiator stop leak

    .... some say "no"; others, like me, say "yes"
  14. Thread: strange noise

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    strange noise

    good day Gents

    Strange noise from the passenger footwell area - as attached.

    Happens mostly in the morning after driving about 500m and lasts for another 1km. Seems not to be engine rpm related...
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    Re: cracked tierod attach point

    was taught by my Dad to use two hammers: one hammering and with a four pound held opposite and against the tie rod to absorb the shock.

    one or two good blows is all it takes.
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    Re: Missing 4x4 person Please help.

    Yes I'm still looking for a Motorhome builder; does this business still operate? I need advice on whether it would be feasible to build a proper motorhome on a Ranger S/C chassis or is it not...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    edit: removed battery voltage display error adjust of "china pure sine wave inverter"
  18. Re: Any tricks to lube the clutch plate splines without taking out the gearbox?

    By dragging I mean the clutch plate does not fully release when the pedal is pressed to the floor, it very slightly drags on the clutch plates and causes the gearbox input shaft to turn and hence...
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    Re: Another Terracan wont start

    you could use a voltmeter on the wires to the sensor

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/139363-Fuel-Pressure-Sensor-pin-outs
  20. Re: Any tricks to lube the clutch plate splines without taking out the gearbox?

    how do I identify/troubleshoot a sticky slave or master cylinder?

    confirm slave cylinder travel is within spec and that travel is not sluggish.

    check peddle free-play; its a long-shot but a...
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    Re: Financial GURU"s help needed please

    to digress a bit from the OT ...

    re: junk status

    according to media reports "end April" (it hasn't happened yet so I presume early May) is the timeframe for when intntl investment houses by...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    donner, do you have a wiring diagram. what model is it ?
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    Re: Isuzu KB 300 Dtec 4x4 issue

    Try reset the 4x4 system.
    There is a way. I will look into my records if you do not know how.

    this one ...
    ...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    lovely write-up as always Mr Newnham !

    thanks for taking the time and effort to sketch a vivid picture of the goings-on in your neck of the northern west coast.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    in the context of this thread ...

    while the inverter may be comfortable delivering 1000W or more continuously, the batteries certainly are not. most especially deep-cycle batteries.

    a general...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Wow - never thought when I placed my impressions of this cheap inverter so many guys would jump in on this small value for money PSW inverter.

    yes, thanks for that ...

    ordered the 12V/3000W...
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    Re: Spring hose clamps rubbish?!

    with any screw-type clamp its hard to know when its tight enough.

    during services, the tendency each time is to tighten a little more, just to be certain.

    with aluminium and plastic radiator...
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    Re: Fitting a BMV with a shunt

    Thanks, makes it a bit easier with less cable.
    Some people are concerned about the battery not being charged when the main fuse is blown. It doesn't bother me since then there is no draw off the...
  29. Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    You had a cell phone so hopefully you took a photo. PLEASE post it on this sight

    not gonna serve any useful purpose...

    story of Mohammed and his deputy Abubaker visiting a village.

    story...
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    Re: Fitting a BMV with a shunt

    charger fuse to battery-side of the inverter fuse. this way the battery continues to be charged even if the inverter fuse is blown.

    though the cable from charger to battery is less direct it...
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    Re: Cooling problem on Colt

    Close to home so I let it cool down, bottle was normal but it took about 1.5L water in the radiator

    1.5L is disappearing somewhere: either outside of the engine, out the exhaust or into the oil....
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    Re: Update on Jabari my Fortuner

    Awesome vehicle, epic journey. call me "green"

    Consider vinyl wrap on body parts that'll be exposed to branches and other wear and tear. Scratches on that charcoal paintwork is gonna show from a...
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    Re: Turbo Causing Limp Mode

    One thing I noticed is that the map sensor reading when the ignition is on 185 kpa when it should be at 85kpa. It's not the map sensor. Swapped with my hilux and same reading on the fortuner.
    ...
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    Re: Problem with small generator - need help

    I am looking for a regulator of some sorts.

    That is what the inverter with batteries will be. But I hear you.

    according to the OP the generator pushes out over 300V, this will kill his ups,...
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    Re: Problem with small generator - need help

    surely the generator can be repaired - depending on the type of alternator over-voltage is either a result of too high engine revs or the alternators AVR is faulty.

    individually measure the...
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