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  1. Re: I can't sleep so I thought: What about fitting RR P38 Air suspension in a D2?

    There are lots of aftermarket air suspension kits. Most of them can do self leveling.
  2. Thread: Stuck

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    Re: Stuck

    You don`t get stuck when you sit in front of a computer all day>:D;D
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    Re: Touareg 2004 climate blower motor fail, why?

    On most other vehicles the fan motor is a sealed unit. Have sold a Mazda B2.2 with over 1mil kilometers and it fan were still like new.
    The Mazda did most of its time in dusty mining conditions.
  4. Re: Jimny damage on roof where the roof rack fits on to the roof

    The Kombi Syncro did quite well. There were one section called the Trappe that it could not do on its own power. We used the Cruiser as an anchor and with the help of his own winch he could get over....
  5. Thread: Cruiseuh?

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    Re: Cruiseuh?

    I am not going to argue. First you do not know where I drive regularly.;D The 76 V8 and 79 v6 is a perfect suit for what I do.

    Maybe I will post here within the next year when I done all the mods...
  6. Thread: Cruiseuh?

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    Re: Cruiseuh?

    Luxury 200. Anything else 70 series. The size of the 200 counts against it when you start doing some serious offroad trips. The way a 70 Series were designed limit damage to body panels. There is...
  7. Thread: Cruiseuh?

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    Re: Cruiseuh?

    The 150 have the dual VVTI engine pusing 207kw and 381nm vs the 120 with 179kw and 377nm. On paper it looks like a small difference but the dual VVTI huge gains in power and consumption.
  8. Thread: Gatvol

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    Re: Gatvol

    Yes that is true I have rebuild a 1GR with blown head gaskets while ago. No damage other than the gaskets.
  9. Thread: Cruiseuh?

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    Re: Cruiseuh?

    The v6 does have a pump and injectors;D;D just smaller and cheaper.>:D of het die NAM v6 Cruisers nog carburetors;D
  10. Thread: Gatvol

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    Re: Gatvol

    How many kilometer did the vehicle clocked.
  11. Thread: Gatvol

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    Re: Gatvol

    Second engine also a blown head gasket?
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    Re: Prado V6 120 hick-ups, sudden power loss

    Thanks for the feedback. Please help me I am quite familiar with the 1GR engine. They have six separate ignition coils one for each spark plug. The suppressor you referring to where is its location?...
  13. Thread: Cruiseuh?

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    Re: Cruiseuh?

    I think many are sceptical about longevity on the v8. It is a new engine and only available correct me if I am wrong since 2013 i the South African market. When ever I have the opportunity to talk...
  14. Thread: Cruiseuh?

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    Re: Cruiseuh?

    The 76 V8 has a softer ride than the 79 in normal driving conditions once you hit the rough they are about similar. 70 Series are by no means a luxury vehicle and are light years behind the Pardo and...
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    Re: This VW/Ford NON-SENSE regarding Amarok

    Uys that is what I am trying to say in my post above. The figures is not 100% correct but about 80 000 Amaroks sold world wide per year vs 350 000 Ford Rangers.
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    Re: This VW/Ford NON-SENSE regarding Amarok

    If you look at Amarok sales figures world wide vs the Ranger, VW`s joint venture with Ford makes sense from a manufacturing and economic view.

    I also hate these hybrid things and left the Ford...
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    Re: 2013 discovery 4 opinion

    I once made the same comment not including Land Rover alone but another brand as well. Nearly got crucified.;D Seems that owners does not see these threads the same way than other readers.
  18. Re: Jimny damage on roof where the roof rack fits on to the roof

    I do not think that roof rack were secured as it is supposed to be. Think the Front Runner on a 76 Cruiser has double the mounting points than any other roof rack. I have done some serious trips...
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    Re: Brakes on Toyota Surf

    I am with Francois sounds like a brake lining that came loose.
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    Re: Got the cruiser.... Now what?

    At 300k km it is just being run in. Those 4.5`s are bullet proof. Only problem on them is when they were run without or with wrong type of antifreeze. Without proper antifreeze the aluminium head...
  21. Thread: Maxxis Tires

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    Re: Maxxis Tires

    That is very good tyre life Stephan. We have Maxxis Horns fitted. I am sure the set on the Yank Ranger will not see 50k km. I think different application and conditions play a huge role in tyre...
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    Re: Home-Made Canopy!

    I have made the roof structure super strong. I hate to carry firewood inside a vehicle. The first roof rack on the canopy worked well but accumulated stuff like firewood left overs, leafs and what...
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    Re: Home-Made Canopy!

    It is definitely hotter inside in black than it were in white. It is however vented quite good and that keeps the temp down.
    The canopy has a stone chip under coat that helps with insolation. The...
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    Re: Home-Made Canopy!

    By now it have a full kitchen, hot water shower and many more, still modifying.
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    Re: Home-Made Canopy!

    I have the T-shirt >:D The beginning, the first time, the mods, still modifying.;D;D
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    Re: Toyota V6 Fuel Pump BOSCH vs DENSO

    Just put the OEM Denso pump in there.
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    Re: amarok valve clearances?

    I took an oil sample of Swambo`s Volla Bus after a service. Had it analized by Wearcheck. Dust and other contaminants were very high. Cut back service intervals to 10k km.
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    Re: 2006 Ranger 4th gear Synchro issues

    Yes you can use grease.
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    Re: 2006 Ranger 4th gear Synchro issues

    I have the very same tool for many years;D;D. I have said putty is an old trick >:D I had bushes and bearings that were so stuck neither the bearing puller nor putty could unstuck them. There is a...
  30. Thread: Maxxis Tires

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    Re: Maxxis Tires

    Stem ons het twee voertuie met Maxxis op `n stel 35`s en `n stel 33`s. Tot op datum twee x 35`s en een x 33 met sidewall cuts verloor. Lekker bande vir sand ry maar dit is ook maar al.
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    Re: 2006 Ranger 4th gear Synchro issues

    I have stripped and repaired a few of those boxes. Usually the mains shaft bearings. Very old trick to pop a spigot bearing or bush is putty. You fill the bearing with putty and get a round bar that...
  32. Thread: 79 V8 Clutch

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    Re: 79 V8 Clutch

    Toyota did upgrade the pressure plate. The clutch is fine on a stock Cruiser. Problem starts when you enhance the power. I have done some serious mods now on 60k km with original clutch. Definitely...
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    Re: Jaguar F-Pace as 'n platkar?

    In my straat bly `n ou met `n Jaguar. Dit is die voertuig wat ek nog die meeste op `n Flatbed in my lewe gesien het.:'(
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    Re: My "new" old Hilux

    Think the SFA 4x4 Hilux were one of the best bakkies ever to be build. They age very well if looked after. My son sold his fitted with a 2.8 Supra engine earlier this year were in immaculate...
  35. Thread: 79 V8 Clutch

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    Re: 79 V8 Clutch

    Jan Slabber here do the Exedy clutch.

    http://exedy.co.za/

    You can also contact Rudi Locklaw.
    Thinks they do both Exedy and NTC.

    If you have no upgrades on the engine I will make the clutch...
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