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  1. Re: Dash Cam with Full HD/GPS logger/G-sensor (V2) DEALER ADDS

    So my Dash cam decided to stop working, bought it in 2014/11, not even 2 years. Only the red light stays on when plugged in, cannot turn it on at all. Is it still under warrantee? Any advice?
  2. Poll: Aftermarket AUTO Speed limiter and cruise control (New product idea)

    Hi Guys,

    So I've been looking into installing an aftermarket cruise control for my 2.2 Ford Ranger supercab since it doesn't come standard with one. Ford quoted me in the region of about R18k and...
  3. Johannesburg to Ondongwa, which route and what places to see

    Hi all,

    I will be visiting some family in oshakati for 3 weeks during April. I want to use this opportunity to visit some places with the ML before retiring it(We've had a good run, but she is 11...
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    So I popped my moms DSTV explora and 40" Sony LCD...

    So I popped my moms DSTV explora and 40" Sony LCD on my APC UPS, UPS said everything uses 95W.

    BUT

    doing the same on my 50" Sony Plasma is a different story, idle black screen - 100W, then...
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    82kW should be fine since the body will only...

    82kW should be fine since the body will only weigh about half of what the amarok does!
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    Sticky: Year: 2004 Mileage: 195 000 Problem: Head light...

    Year: 2004
    Mileage: 195 000
    Problem: Head light lamp blown
    Cause of problem(if known): Age? 10 years old car
    Cost of repair: R1299
    Who did the repair: Me
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was...
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    Supposedly the the 240 is a very thirsty engine....

    Supposedly the the 240 is a very thirsty engine. Beware!
  8. My 11 year old ML55 trade is somehting like R220k...

    My 11 year old ML55 trade is somehting like R220k and retail was R256k. Realistic trade is actually R90 to R120k. Dont be fooled by what the book says. It is also a case of supply and demand, take...
  9. Aftermarket T6 Ranger cruise control, whats my options?

    Hi all,

    I have a 2014 2.2 Ford Ranger, what is my options to get cruise control installed in this vehicle?

    Ideally I want something that has a speed limiter as well, like I've got in my ML....
  10. What my bash plates look like after doing Maun To Kasane with the ML55

    Just out of interest, this is what my bash plate looks like after doing the Maun to Kasane trip in Botswana. Unladen weight ground clearance was -> 250mm, loaded with all the extras my ex-wife...
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    You will need to get it diagnosed with a merc...

    You will need to get it diagnosed with a merc star diagnostic unit. The generic fault readers will most likely not even give you the gearbox error code.
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    You will need to get a diagnostic unit connected...

    You will need to get a diagnostic unit connected to the car that will give you the correct error code. It could be a simple as a faulty/loose gearbox plug or a stuck valve in the valve body. When...
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    Did it with the ML, no issues. The only time the...

    Did it with the ML, no issues. The only time the traction control kicked in was when I did a 3 point turn in deep sand tracks:-X The only possible way you can get stuck with a 4x4 is by not deflating...
  14. Thread: GL

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    Ek wonder hoekom hang sy gat so

    Ek wonder hoekom hang sy gat so
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    Brilliant idea, why just not let the battery...

    Brilliant idea, why just not let the battery meter auto reasses state of charge when the load suddenly changes by say more than 10%. Typically a freezer compressor that kicks etc.
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    Your original Hall Effect current sensor is...

    Your original Hall Effect current sensor is pretty much idiot proof, I would rather go with that and bypass the starter motor wire.
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    How about putting it on kick starter? If x people...

    How about putting it on kick starter? If x people commit to buy it for reasonably cheap, get the damn thing manufactured...;D
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    Like this one ;D Supposedly the guy in the...

    Like this one ;D


    Supposedly the guy in the Dodge needed a new bumper after all the scratches.
    http://localtvkstu.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/syracuse-chase-side-by-side.jpg?w=640
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    You forgot about a Petrol V8:-*

    You forgot about a Petrol V8:-*
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    A little bit off topic... but this was before...

    A little bit off topic... but this was before world war 2:


    And I thought the Bugatti Veyron was fast.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W125_Rekordwagen
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    I lifted my ML55 By replacing the factory tyres...

    I lifted my ML55 By replacing the factory tyres from 285/50/R18 to 265/65/R17 good year wrangler AT/SA which gave about a 25mm lift. You can lift the front by adjusting the torsion bars, easily...
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    I might be incorrect but I think its when the...

    I might be incorrect but I think its when the CATs are removed, the ECU wont complain that the CATs are not functioning. They should not charge you for this, it should just be disabled in the ECU....
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    If you go for the D4, avoid the diesel(from what...

    If you go for the D4, avoid the diesel(from what I've read on the forum), get the V8 petrol!
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    I would not touch that motor, there is a very...

    I would not touch that motor, there is a very good reason why the engine was tuned the way it is. Your gearbox is only rated to handle so much torque. Maybe if it was a GWM/Isuzu/Ford/Mazda a chip...
  25. Thread: LED revisited

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    Get warm white, cool white will tear your retina...

    Get warm white, cool white will tear your retina out. I had Phillips 6W dimmable warm whites, awesome LEDs.
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    You jack up the back wheel and it doubles as a...

    You jack up the back wheel and it doubles as a Biltong cutter! Clever design!
  27. Thread: Selling GL 500

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    Go Find out what they will offer you for trade...

    Go Find out what they will offer you for trade in. Ask 5%-10% more? I think R300k-R350k will be realistic selling private. What did you pay for it when you bought it and when did you buy it?
  28. No 270CDI ML (W163) ever came out with air...

    No 270CDI ML (W163) ever came out with air suspension, the HID lamps were optional, if you did not want HID lamps you should'nt have specced it.

    I own a 2004 ML55 W163 (10 years with 180 000km)....
  29. Thread: G-wagen vibrasie

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    As jy 'n smartphone het, installeer 'n vibrasie...

    As jy 'n smartphone het, installeer 'n vibrasie monitor program soos die
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.bremen.btm.movalyzer

    Dan as dit op bv 100km/h gebeur en jy die frekwensie...
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    Great! But how do I order from the Hella site?

    Great! But how do I order from the Hella site?
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    A quick google search did not reveal any info....

    A quick google search did not reveal any info. Was it local in international agents? Any contact info perhaps?
  32. Thread: Radio stays on

    by Ne3M
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    If your car does funny things, disconnect...

    If your car does funny things, disconnect battery. Leave for couple of minutes and reconnect. Sorts out most unexplained phenomena.
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    Replacement Tail light for W163

    I was not looking where I was reversing and did a wee bit damage to the tail light. Merc wants R2300, can't find anyone else that stocks them. Does any one know of a South african supplier for this?...
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    Those Generic OBD readers give a VERY GENERIC...

    Those Generic OBD readers give a VERY GENERIC error code. Most error codes dont even show up on them. Take it to someone who has a propper merc diagnostic unit.
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    ESP saved my behind twice already!

    ESP saved my behind twice already!
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