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    Re: These Ford engines are crap.

    JLR quoted my FIL the same amount to replace 4 injectors. The guy at JLR was kind enough to tell him to go to the Bosch shop across the road. 1 injector seal and R1000 later the Freelander was...
  2. Re: Considering pulling the trigger on 2016 Pajero 3.2 LWB GLS

    MANDREAS is right, you should consider the Amarok
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    Re: Unichip vs Mapping

    Brace yourself Bryan - this is not a unichip/re-mapping friendly forum :D what I have heard through several sources is that it's very difficult to tune diesels safely. My 2c: keep it stock and make...
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    Re: Fortuner traction control

    Long press the TC off button. Had the same issue, but to completely disable the stability and traction control you need to press the button for about 5 or 6 seconds. Then you should see two lights on...
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of doing dune trips

    Just with re- to the Mahindra from the point of view of someone who lived in Swakop and tackled/PLAYED in the dunes more than a few times: It will make the trip with no issues, but it will not tackle...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Talk me out of buying a ford ranger raptor

    Dude, if you can afford it and you like it, buy it. The only time I would suggest otherwise is if you have to take food away from your kids to afford the monthly installments; and even then, maybe...
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    Re: Nissan Terrano

    I wouldn't worry about it. It's a 21yo car with a fair number of Ks. If there is no other symptom but the slightly lower compression then all good. If only 1 cylinder had really bad compression I...
  8. Thread: First 4x4

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    Re: First 4x4

    - early rust
    - had to replace a hub twice (under warranty)
    - bad fit and finish, rubber around windshield and door used to come off
    - lost a wheel, I now believe it was due to the offset on the...
  9. Thread: First 4x4

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    Re: First 4x4

    François has a point, look for a last model Hilux 3.0 D4D. If you are looking for a Hilux you are not looking for a Mahindra DC. I owned one and it doesn't come close to the Hilux in terms of...
  10. Thread: First 4x4

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    Re: First 4x4

    Eish... Your budget is very low for a 2017 4x4 Hilux...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Talk me out of buying a ford ranger raptor

    Hahahaha and so it begins :D
  12. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    Agree 100%. That motor found its way in many iterations. Even in the Mahindra mhawk. It originates from a ford/Peugeot design.
  13. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    Litany and harps... The thing about Japanese motors is not that they are ALL perfect, but they are more often than not durable and reliable across multiple generations. Other manufacturers have come...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Talk me out of buying a ford ranger raptor

    Not at all - no offence to premium German brands either.
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Talk me out of buying a ford ranger raptor

    If you can afford it and won't leave you with 8 years worth of repayments and a nice balloon payment do it.

    Should only be bought in blue!

    Enjoy :D

    p.s If you were considering spending that...
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    Re: Cruiser 200 engine

    Sad to see it go. Also just realised I never heard of anyone having major engine issues with those D4D V8s
  17. Re: Technical skills required to become an overlander?

    Is the bully beef for stopping radiator leaks ;D
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    Re: Another burnt 3.2

    Holy moly... How many kms on it?
  19. Re: Technical skill required to become an overlander?

    That's it. It won't take too long to get down to some basic knowledge on repairs and maintenance. Research your gear and if you look at it and don't understand how it works look for a quick video...
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    Re: Worse luck on oil change

    It better be white! Or a dull silver
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    Re: Worse luck on oil change

    What Defy appliance did you purchase?
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    Re: Fortuner 3.0 vs. Disco 4 SE/HSE

    I don't think you can ask so soon while they have committed to fixing the issues. But as was mentioned earlier I doubt this will be the end of it. The issues you mentioned are expensive fixes that...
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    Re: After how many punctures to buy new tyres?

    For what it's worth - I had Bridgestones installed 3k km ago and no issues over a multitude of terrains. I know some members hate them but I can only say good things so far. I have nothing against...
  24. Discovery 4 Re: Discovery 154k service…brake line replacement!

    Those sort of items are never mentioned while the vehicle has a service plan. Even if you had an extended service plan, they would have done oil and filters :D
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    Ford & Mazda Re: The old question: Trade in vs sell private?

    Unless you help me sell the car quickly and hassle free (within a few hours from my home) I will continue to "help them dominate the market". By the way - I would rather sell to them than a dealer...
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    Re: Nissan Triton or Mitsubishi Navara?

    I'll never forget a trip with a group of friends up to the top of the Matroosberg, in the snow. It's a grade 3 and 4 most of the way, especially after some rain or snow. The cold hardens the tyres to...
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    Re: Toyota Prado 2018

    I think the V8s have a lot of margin to play with
  28. Thread: Nd 90?

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    Re: Nd 90?

    Hahaha c'mon jelo, you know you like 90 more
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    Re: Nissan Triton or Mitsubishi Navara?

    We are all agreeing to the same exact thing. Hedgehog never said that SS doesn't have a coupler... Let's move on :D
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    Re: Nissan Triton or Mitsubishi Navara?

    It does. SS works the same in 4H as an older Fortuner, Subaru, LC 00s etc. Again, SS is great. The thread is getting heated unnecessarily... Point is: SS is not unique - but it is a selling point...
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    Re: Nissan Triton or Mitsubishi Navara?

    Yeah as Hedgehog said the viscous coupling in the Subaru is similar to the one in a land cruiser 100 or a Fortuner. No one with a neuron to spare is questioning their advantage. If they are coupled...
  32. Thread: Nd 90?

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    Nd 90?

    After watching some reviews of the new defender 90 I could not shake the feeling that the 90 is the "right" successor to the old defender lineage. I know that the 90 and 110 share most mechanical...
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    Re: Nissan Triton or Mitsubishi Navara?

    2010 4wd Fortuner features:

    - 4wd (open center diff) + TC and VSC
    - 4wd (locked cdl) + TC and VSC
    - 4wd Low (locked cdl)
    - 4wd Low + rear diff locked

    4wd, for the purpose of ALL potential...
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    Re: Nissan Triton or Mitsubishi Navara?

    You can lock the centre diff off road
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    Re: Toyota Prado 2018

    I guess I won't get my D4D re-mapped then... I was playing with idea but now it's a definite no
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