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    Re: Which tyre jack.

    You clearly didn't read what I posted in your hurry to pat yourself on the back.

    As an emergency jacking device, especially if it's all you have, I see a screw jack as a more appropriate tool.
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    Re: Which tyre jack.

    No sht but good luck changing a wheel without putting various body parts in the wheel well at times, I wouldn't want a car to fall or start falling whilst manoeuvring a tyre on or off. It can be...
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    Re: Mass Photo Resizing

    A way to get around renaming them all to be able to locate an individual tree is to have a fixed pattern of shooting the trees and to reset the file count on the camera before each shoot. So pic...
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    Re: Which tyre jack.

    Isn't it a bit risky changing a tyre under an unsupported hydraulic jack?

    I've seen a few that slowly lose height and I would imagine a seal could potentially fail and a sudden drop happen. Screw...
  5. Re: Can a tyre with slight flat spots smooth out over time?

    I tried various pressure from 1.5bar to the max rated 3.6bar, the noise continued at all pressures and the harder the tyre the more the noise.
    I'll make a call or 2 about the tyre shaving maybe...
  6. Re: Can a tyre with slight flat spots smooth out over time?

    That sucks, 2 other wise good tyres in the bin then. It is bloody annoying listening to the flapping noise it creates, I had it all day today. It's on a newly purchased 2hnd vehicle and it's hard to...
  7. Re: Can a tyre with slight flat spots smooth out over time?

    Why would the high spots not gradually wear down being at the front weighted down by the engine and now also being on the driven wheels?

    The tread still has plenty of depth and the flat spots are...
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    Re: Ford Figo Service

    Why would you not complain?

    And why would they not honour the quote, it's the most basic engine maintenance, an oil change, no complications or need for it to be open ended like some job quotes.
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    Re: Please help me fix this tractor.

    I'm sure you can physically measure the timing marks off in degrees, you just need a protractor or similar and a screwdriver to check TDC..
  10. Can a tyre with slight flat spots smooth out over time?

    So I learnt something recently, if you don't rotate tyres, especially the back ones you can develop flat spots or what seems to be called mild scalloping or cupping.

    It happens especially on...
  11. Re: 2006 Freelander I 2.0 TD4 HSE (low km) vs 2010 Freelander II 2.2 TD4 HSE (high km

    I would imagine the real question is if you can afford the FL2 then why not, it's heads and shoulders above the FL. Even in 2020 it's still a highly desirable vehicle for many people, the FL1 not at...
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    Re: Decent vehicle battery brand?

    Got a battery from Masterparts today, ULTRA brand, no one could tell me who makes it but well priced and looks very nicely made. It has a red handle and black casing, charge indicator window and the...
  13. Re: 2006 Freelander I 2.0 TD4 HSE (low km) vs 2010 Freelander II 2.2 TD4 HSE (high km

    Interesting, how much mileage are you looking to drive in those 2yrs?
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    Re: Game Meat Available

    Those are good prices, I'm assuming 2kg bulk mince R55 means R55 p/kg?
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    Re: Any tricks for removing window tint?

    Went off easily with some heat and didn't leave much glue behind, easier than expected.
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    Re: Any tricks for removing window tint?

    The heat gun has temp control, I wouldn't use it at max temp, it'll roast my fingers and damage trim.
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    Re: Toyota Full Inspection - R980

    Rather send it to a trusted mechanic if anything.
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    Re: Will Thinner Oils Damage Your Engine?

    The way I understand it unless your engine is very worn or has very loose tolerances you ideally want the lowest cold viscosity(ie OW) for the oil to be able to pumped around the engine as quick as...
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    Any tricks for removing window tint?

    Does anyone know tricks for removing window tint, especially the back window that has the demister tracks?
    I was going to use a heat gun, google also mentions a method with black bags, 50/50 ammonia...
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    Re: 5w40 Wolf Oil Goldwagen = R360, 5 Litre

    Goldwagen normally sells Shell HX8 5w40 Synthetic for almost the same price, why not just stick with a known make.
  21. Re: Is it possible to get side mirror glass cut that is automotive grade?

    Glass and Allied 225 Victoria Road Salt River Cape Town 7925 Telephone: 021 447 3113 https://glassandallied.co.za/contact-glass-and-allied/
    They will cut a side mirror for R195 on the spot but...
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    Re: My Touareg failed me

    If you fix a Toyota you'll probably get some of the cost back when you resell it, if you fix a German vehicle you'll still l have to near pay someone to take it off your hands when you sell it :D
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  23. Re: Is it possible to get side mirror glass cut that is automotive grade?

    I just checked on the Oe mirror with a straight edge and it is indeed convex.

    So that is clearly the difference with the "automotive mirror", that and not degrading from being exposed to the...
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    Re: My Touareg failed me

    What year model was the A6 that gave so many issues?

    The extreme maintenance costs on older vehicles due to over complexity is spreading to many brands and models, the Germans have been at it for...
  25. Re: Is it possible to get side mirror glass cut that is automotive grade?

    So aftermarket mirror glass is a thing, you can get them precut with the backing/clips, basically OE replacemnt:
    https://www.autosupply.co.za/product-category/car-parts/side-mirrors/vw-side-mirrors/...
  26. Re: Is it possible to get side mirror glass cut that is automotive grade?

    I don't think they are all convex and mine don't come with the blindspot section but they are definitely something different from residential mirrors, they have a much larger field of view which may...
  27. Re: Is it possible to get side mirror glass cut that is automotive grade?

    Is aftermarket automotive grade mirror glass that can be cut to size even a thing that is available in SA?

    Got a quote for oe and it's R900, just for the glass.
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    Re: Ranger 3.2 will not start after accident

    With modern vehicles and deployed airbags there's a very good chance there's some kind of device or mechanism that has disabled the battery.

    Do the dash lights come on when you turn the key over?
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    Is it possible to get side mirror glass cut that is automotive grade?
    I bought a 2hnd vehicle recently and I noticed they've replaced the side mirror glass on one side with normal mirror, it...
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    Re: Ranger 3.2 will not start after accident

    Quantify "accident"?

    Are you getting power, some vehicles have a battery cut out system when impact is detected, prevents electrical shorts starting fires.
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    Re: 2001 Isuzu Frontier 280DT 4x4

    There is something timeless about the Frontier design, it's aged very well, one of my favourite looking vehicles to this day.

    They look epic in the candy apple blue colour the Op's is in.
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    Re: The Volkswagen up! as a viable city car choice

    That is very low mileage, sell privately and you'll get higher, or Webuycars may surprise you, they know the market.

    What's the current replacement value and would that be for virtually the same...
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    Re: 2004 Audi A8 Quattro - a job for Stephan

    V8, that's a monster, those weren't too common?
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    Re: The Volkswagen up! as a viable city car choice

    New car drive off the floor tax + 2yr old tax + mileage tax and that trade in price is probably not far off.
    What is the current retail value?
    What is the odo on at the moment?
  35. Re: Ford Ranger Wildtrack 2017 - Do or Don't extend warranty

    Assuming it's auto?
    How reliable are the autos?
    How much is the warranty extension plan vs worst case scenario repair that typically can happen to these vehicles?
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