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  1. Thread: Poprivit

    by Ericl
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    Re: Poprivit

    Hi,

    Welcome back and congrats on the Thar. It's a basic no frills vehicle but it is as tough as nails. Look after it well and you will get years of service out of it.

    Good luck. :-)
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    Re: Solo Camping Tent

    Your other option is this crowd -

    http://swagsforafrica.co.za/wp/product/outback-swag-extra-large/

    They offer another Australian swag at fair pricing. And it seems to be a good product. The...
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    Re: Gypsy dual battery system

    Hi DustGypsy,

    I'm not a big boffin on this stuff, but I can share my experiences and basic knowledge with you.

    Within reasonable limits, the size of your alternator does not have to define the...
  4. Re: 2020 Suzuki Jimny . Rear shelf with seats in place

    Very nicely done indeed. A neat and practical job that was well thought out. Hope you enjoy the benefits for may years to come.
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    Re: Spongebob The SJ410

    And your commitment to doing it right. Big thumbs up. Fantastic work for sure.
  6. Thread: Gypsy beach toy

    by Ericl
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    Re: Gypsy beach toy

    Valid comments there.

    Back in the 1980's I used to travel down to the then remote Sodwana area and stay over at the camp. We used to spend days driving on the beaches exploring, swimming, and...
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    Re: Is this winch on back to front?

    Definitely looks the wrong way around to me yes.

    That would also mean that the motor functionality will be reversed, and hence to make it work correctly the main red battery wire would need to go...
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    Re: Bolero help - Seats

    Thumbs up to Alan for the help and assistance. He got me sorted.

    Once again the forum brings people together to resolve problems and share knowledge.

    Many thanks Alan. I owe you. :cool:
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    Re: Bolero help - Seats

    Hi Alan,

    Thanks for the offer, I will PM you and discuss.

    Eric.
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    Bolero help - Seats

    Hi all,

    SWAMBO's Bolero has given us very good service over the last 6 odd years, but the one area where we are a little disappointed is with the seats. They started falling apart within the first...
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    Re: Suzuki auto club Kungwini 29 FEB

    Hi,

    To the best of my knowledge yes it is still on. Havent heard anything to the contrary. I'm planning to be there.
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    Re: Suzuki Samurai - Should we buy?

    Hi,

    I agree with Koebelwagen.

    I have owned a number of them over the years, and his comments are all spot on. I never really traveled fast enough to worry about the roll over issue ha ha, but...
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    Re: sj410 parts Pretoria Gauteng

    Chris is your man.
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    Re: What is this and how do I fix it?

    Francois is correct, it is the Panhard Rod.

    It keeps the axle in alignment and prevents left / right movement, on a coil sprung vehicle with trailing arms. It is a critical suspension and drive...
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    Re: I have sold my GV 3.2 V6 after 7 years

    Hi Kiere,

    Congrats and all the best with the new family ride. I fully understand that as time goes by needs change and vehicles need to also.

    Sure your fond memories with the GV will remain for...
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    Re: 1991 Suzuki Sidekick / Vitara

    Hi Zooker,

    I think the engine in your Vitara is the GM derived version of the G16 motor. It's an 8 valve motor and has throttle body fuel injection (with a single fuel injector in that body that...
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    Re: Jimny Propshaft replacement

    Did you have it refurbed at SAJCO as suggested by Wooky?
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    Re: Jimny Propshaft replacement

    Hi Wooky,

    Many thanks I will definitely follow up with them.

    Cheers.
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    Re: Ignition problems. need FSM or help

    Hi,

    To answer your question without getting too technical - there will be +12V on the "-" side of the coil when the points / igniter is in the open circuit mode yes, this is normal. At that moment...
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    Re: Ignition problems. need FSM or help

    Hi,

    Given you have replaced the coil with a known good one here is what I would do -

    1 )Test the coil

    Remove the HT lead from the center of the distributor and bring it close to the engine...
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    Re: Jimny Propshaft replacement

    Got exactly the same problem! And you right that one is stamped in on both ends so deemed not serviceable by the propshaft places.

    If anyone knows an engineering firm that would be prepared to...
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    Re: Coolant for Jimny

    Hi,

    Sorry for the delayed reply.

    This is a standard part available from any Midas -

    ECHLIN TN3-16 / 1.1
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    Re: Coolant for Jimny

    Hi,

    Also check the radiator cap. I had my cap fail in December last year, and this resulted in the vehicle boiling out the overflow tank. Fortunately I was travelling very slowly at the time in...
  24. Thread: Samurai

    by Ericl
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    Re: Samurai

    Agree with Vic, 93 is fine, and unleaded is perfectly acceptable. :-)
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    Re: 2015 suzuki jimny auto

    Hi,

    My opinion on the first generation Jimny auto is - it rides nicely and is pleasant in traffic. It is however quite a lot more "pap" to drive than the manual, and is substantially heavier on...
  26. Re: Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 - computer fuel calcs are rubbish?

    Hi,

    I agree with the comments re fuel gauges and warning lights. Some manufacturers get it right, and oh so wrong, all within their own product range...

    My daily ride is a Chevy Aveo 1.6 Auto...
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    Re: Gypsy (SJ413) tailgate adjustment?

    Hi,

    As per my old Samurai, the guide in the body is not adjustable, but the "wedge" on the door is. If you loosen the bolt holding it in place you should be able to move it around as required...
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    Re: Battery reading at over 17v

    Definitely a suspect regulator on the alternator. A good alternator should put out 13.8-14.2V when charging.

    That is liable to cook the battery and damage other electrical components as well (car...
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    Re: Anyone else with a G2 Grand Vitara?

    Hi Mike,

    Firstly, I think you mean a Gen 1 (1999-2005) Grand Vitara. :-)

    If this is the case, then well done, they really are awesome vehicles. Unfortunately there is no longer a lot of...
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    Re: Tata Indica engine install thread

    Good on you.

    Hope all the effort pays off and you do end up with a reliable little run about for the next few years.

    Best of luck.
  31. Thread: Thar

    by Ericl
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    Re: Thar

    Yours looks really awesome.

    Like I said in another thread, I test drove a new one a month back, and I have had the privilege of driving one off-road too, and they are really fantastic vehicles....
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    Re: I am very happy with the THAR

    Hi,

    I took one for a test drive here on the East Rand recently, and I must admit I was really impressed with the vehicle indeed.

    There were a few little things that bugged me though -

    1)...
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    Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Confirm, I've used 93 exclusively since I purchased my vehicle, and no issues, no problems. Only time I put in 95 is when I'm at low altitudes and 93 is not available. Vehicle on 200K + km now with...
  34. Thread: Suzuki Sj enjin

    by Ericl
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    Re: Suzuki Sj enjin

    Hi,

    This engine is from the Japanese market. It was developed to conform to the Japanese "micro car" standard, and was never intended for export.

    It would be next to impossible to source any...
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    Re: 2018 Suzuki Jimny noise..

    Hi,

    Mine also has the "brake binding" noise on pull away, for a second or two. It is totally normal, I agree with the other posts. Mine has been doing it for 200 000km and all good. :-)

    As for...
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