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  1. Re: Improving performance of 1hz 4.2d toyota engine

    I had one and towing my big trailer with having a RTT on top it almost got so bad you could get out and pull it faster. I then had a turbo and intercooler installed. Make it somewhat more drivable....
  2. Thread: Jimny Radiator

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    Re: Jimny Radiator

    My Mazda 2.5 tdi blew top box as well go a new radiator but was for 2 litre. Kept getting hot under heavy load. Got a second had radiator did same thing but this time not in visible sight. Eventually...
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    Hi got back from trip to east. Spent a,day here and trundling through KNP. Absolutely no hiccups. N4 block before Middleburg. To a back road to Witbank and traffic was chaotic. Went around and had to...
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    Re: Makeover for SA's rugged Patrol bakkie

    You guys can discuss this toll the cows come home. I bought a 1981 patrol pickup with a blown motor. Blue printed the engine and did mods to like fitting cabstar 5 speed gearbox. Drove it to 320k...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Battery not charging

    You dont say what vehicle this is. Most of your later vehicles have smart alternators which are controlled by a canbus. These can be difficult to repair without right equipment. Earlier alternators...
  6. Thread: Battery drain

    by Wylie E
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    Re: Battery drain

    You will have to put a meter that can read current between battery lead and battery on positive side with negative the terminal connected. Then see if there is current drain and disconnect what ever...
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    Re: Rooftop Tent advice

    Search the junkmail and gum tree for second hand flip tents with soft tops. New they cost an arm and a leg. Then make rails that fit across your rails and mount on that. Had mine on top of land...
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    Re: Ford Ranger not starting

    Nothing wrong in taking starter out and stripping. Check brushes and commentator. If brushes are done get replacements and clean commentator with water paper. Regrease bushes and check solenoid to be...
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    Re: Need help finding a solution

    Put a y type yoke attached to 2 points on trailer and the end on the winch. This might help getting it into garage. My 2 cents worth.
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    Re: Kitchen cupboard options

    Redoing our kitchen in our flatlet. Originally custom fitted with solid oak doors. Have to change kitchen now. Swambo decided on a full change. Getting cupboards from KTB and since found another...
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    Sticky: Re: Ford/Mazda Problems!

    Have someone step on the clutch and check that the slave cylinder pushes clutch fork in far enough. If pedal goes to floor and doesn't come back it loosing pressure to push pedal back. It definitely...
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    Sticky: Re: Ford/Mazda Problems!

    Hi there my clutch did the same on my 2007 Mazda. Drove home without a clutch. Upon investigation I found one of the rubber pipes on the firewall between the metal pipe started leaking. Took it out...
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    Re: Discovery 3 Remotes stopped working

    There is a company in Terrace rd Edenvale that does remote for vehicles. Took my Mazda key to them and they confirmed it was working. They are opposite Star btske and clutch. Maybe they an help you...
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    Hi all took a drive up to Ngwenya lodge with my 120. Ran smooth all the way. No hiccups love the way she goes. Will give further updates as we go along.
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    I just pulled my 120 out of hybernation, travelling to Ngwenya Lodge tomorrow. Checked oil OK, had tyres pumped, filled windscreen washer bottle only to find it dribbles out underneath as fast as you...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: 2 turbos in 2 Months (Ranger 2.2 2014)

    Take off your intercooler and see if there is anything in the air in side. The vanes in intercooler should catch some debris that might show what has caused your problem. 10 to 1 it locks like...
  17. Defender Re: Vents on bonnet to cool down under bonnet temperature

    Two scenarios here, my Nissan Patrol with a blue printed 2.8 engine had viscous fan sieze in Namibia tow my big trailer loaded back to SA. Took fan off and drove through Upington in the heat off the...
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    Re: LC Prado Back Suspension

    I had a problem on my Audi A6 Allroad. the front left sagged. Tried all kinds of forums till I took wheel off. FOund the level sensor arm had come off. Got a new sensor and fitted then came right and...
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    Re: Fixing up an old Walker Turner table saw

    There's a place here in Edenvale called reliable bolt. I think they have almost all types of bolt and nut. Have got 1 or 2 strange threaded bolts I've needed. They are in Terrace rd no far from...
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    Re: Fixing up an old Walker Turner table saw

    I have some imperial bolts and nuts galvanized and stainless. Cant promise the size you need are here but if you let me know what you need I can check for you
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    Re: Bit Cconfused🤔

    Typical of SA service. My Whirlpool dishwasher was giving errors phone Whirlpool Service. Took them 2 weeks to get here. That was after a promise of 24 to 36 hours. I did some more googling and found...
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    Re: Ford Ecosport - Rear door giving problems

    If you can open interior cover panel of the the door and see if you can open it mechanically. Then check the wiring in the gator between body and tailgate. I had a wire broken in the wi9fes Audi in...
  23. Re: Buying a Prado, what is better: Later year model or low km

    I bought an older 2007 Prado 120 with 185k on it. Had hit vetted, no sitting at 220k an not a days problem. Turn the key and go. Service it every 10k and never have to worry. Use it for high days and...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    With what they endowed us from the beginning of last year I'm loathed to go anything Chinese. Looks like it's their mission to destroy the world then take over. Previously they were doing this subtly...
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    Re: LED lights for Fortuner GD-6

    No sure but you can try Bremo. They do all sorts of vehicles electrical stuff.
  26. Re: Trailblazer Duramax 2.8 diesel - how often should engine oil be replaced.

    Every vehicle I've had has had oil and filter change at 10k intervals. When I do service I write or scribe the kms and date on to the filter. When you do engine clean or anything you can always check...
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    Re: Conversion of 10 to 13 inch on Venter

    Due to abuse my trailer broke a leaf spring. Got 6 blade units and repaired trailer. Box section were rusting away. Replaced with 76x38 channel and added a piece to lift the springs. Haven't changed...
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    Re: What Prado to buy now?

    Like you said go with a Prado. I bought a 2007 3litre KZTE 120 with 185k on the clock. Arnold Venter did a full vet on it after repairing what was needed. New timing belt, dyna tuned and chipped. Dis...
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    Re: Pajero 3.2 DiD diff oil?

    I did an oil change on my vehicle and battled at the time to find oil for a LSD diff. I still have over 20 litres left. Know the stuff is not cheap
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    Re: Pajero 3.2 DiD diff oil?

    Squirt a liberal amount of engine cleaner around the area and associated components then wash off with high pressure cleaner. Once clean keep an eye on it to see if it recurs. Then you might have a...
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    Re: Alucab Poptop tent dreams shattered

    I am astounded at the prices of these tents and conventions. I am old school and worked a lot in Namibia and around Southern Africa. Started out with a RTT at the time that didn't cost an arm and a...
  32. Re: Can I wire 10w spotlights straight to my brights

    I tend to agree with you. The load of relay should not be adverse to you wiring system in vehicle. Just be careful if you have canbus system in vehicle you can mess the CPU around. If this is the...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 double cab 4.2 Aux fuel tank

    I had an extra long range tank in my L Cruiser from day 1. Was an extra 80 litres. Fitted under loadbed behind axle. Spare wheel (split rim) was fitted underneath it. Was never a hindrance even when...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Fuel filler hose size

    I used an injector cleaner from Wynns or something like that perforated filler hose on my Mazda. The hunt to find replacement was a nightmare. Ended up getting part from agents. Fitted and forgotten....
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    Re: Convert trailer axle

    Hi it probably will be easier to replace the complete axle. Go to Venter trailers or somebody the likes thereof. Unbraked axle doesn't have backing plates for brake mountings etc. You then need to...
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