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    Re: Extension to towbar

    Tow ball extensions make a huge difference in the forces in the vehicle and towbar structure for the same ball downforce.
    Tow bar and vehicle manufacturers do design and approval testing with...
  2. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    Some comments on previous posts:
    Metric tools are needed for modern US cars - not imperial!
    Heat - They cope well in 48 Deg C sandy conditions.

    I drive a F150 3.5L ecoboost in the UAE and it is...
  3. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    Some other considerations: Modern US, EU vehicles need to comply with high emission standards and fuels are clean in these countries.
    So these vehicles tend to be NON robust on fuels that are:
    -...
  4. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    This is not correct any more - Modern US made vehicles use metric fasteners now. For many years already.
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    Re: T6 4x4: How does the front axle work?

    Yes everything turns. The disconnect happens in the transfer case.
  6. Re: Auto box and diff oil (2013 Ranger 3.2 auto 4x4)

    You HAVE to buy the correct transmission oil. Some dealers stock it. If you change the oil, why not replace the filter at the same time?
    If you replace the filter, do not overtighten the sump...
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    Re: Ranger 3.2 do's and dont's in sand

    Sorry 78%. You're correct. My Dilsescicsia cought up with me today.

    But Nitrogen and air expands the same amount due to temp change. Inert or non inert is not related to expansion.
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    Re: Ranger 3.2 do's and dont's in sand

    We all use Nitrogen in our tyres. At least 86% (-;
    Agree, waste of time and money to fill with pure N2
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    Re: Ranger 3.2 do's and dont's in sand

    Drive in sport mode. Torque converter slips less and there is less heat build up.
    Use 4L only if necessary. Transfer case builds up more heat at same speed when in 4L compared to 4H (4H is straight...
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    Re: Ranger 3.2 do's and dont's in sand

    The air we breathe is 86% Nitrogen... Not much of a difference between normal air and nitrogen behaviour!
  11. Thread: 3.2 High idle

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    Re: 3.2 High idle

    idle speed will increase for various reasons. could even be a low battery state of charge.
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    Ford & Mazda Re: High mileage 3.2 ranger or mazda

    2.2 low power hirider with 315k km in the family. Still OK mechanically but full of bumps and scratches
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    Re: 2017 Ford Everest 2.2 4x4 review

    Everest 4x4 system
    On the question above: Everest has a "full time 4x4 system". This doesn't mean that it is always in 4x4.
    In normal mode it is in 4x2 until wheel slip is detected this improves...
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    Re: T6 Ranger - SpeŽling op stuurwiel

    If there is steering play, the last thing to consider should be the steering rack. (First fix the more likely faults like loose bolts, balljoint, bushes, tie rod ends, etc.)
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    Re: New Kuga 1.5 Ecoboost Fuel Consumption

    My wife had 2. First a manual and then wanted an Auto. The manual was quite good on fuel (Just over 7.5 - 8.5l/100km), the auto closer to 10.
    So I think this auto transmission also uses fuel!!
    But...
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    Re: Ranger Raptor Confirmed for 2018

    The 3.5L ecoboost is a serious engine. (It has 3 power output versions) Makes more power than the old F150 Raptor's 6.2L V8. So its a little too much engine for a Ranger size pickup!
    The 2.7L...
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    Re: Ranger Raptor Confirmed for 2018

    The Lion engine was a joint development project between JLR, PSA (Peugeot) and Ford. It was mostly used in Jaguars, Land Rovers, Peugeots and only in small numbers in the Ford Territory in Australia....
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    Re: Fire Risk, True or False?

    Rangers sold in South Africa do not have dpf's fitted.
    Seems as if the writer of the facebook post got his dpf's and cat's mixed up.
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    Re: New Ford Ranger 2.2 6MT 4x4

    Removing it will not give more performance.
    It prevents transient overspeed of turbo.
    It is not there for emission reasons.
  20. Thread: New Patrol

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    Re: New Patrol

    I drove a 5.6L Patrol in Dubai.
    Great car with great sand 4x4 capability. Real solid, spacious vehicle with a lovely V8 sound. Fuel consumption was not great at all.
    Slightly bigger than a LC 200....
  21. Ford & Mazda Re: Advice needed: 2010 Ford Everest/Ranger 'floaty' suspension

    RMA in Pretoria offered a set of shocks for these older Everests with more damping than standard. They fitted it to the Everests converted for humanitarian aid organisations in Africa, South America...
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    Re: 2011 BT 50 automatic box

    They should have a filter. It is a 5R55 transmission. Google 5R55 and see pics of filter. There is even a youtube video on how to change the filter.
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Ford Everest 2.2TDCi AT 6XLT Gearbox problems

    The 2.2L's have a "soft" torque converter with a lot of slip.
    Just after it shifts to a new gear, torque converter will slip - as a torque converter normally does.
    Then torque converter will lock...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Ford ranger 2.2 XL Facelift dashboard rattle

    Most likely airbag housing rattling...
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    Re: 2015 Ranger 3.2 XLT Auto unresolved issue

    Single piece propshaft eliminates take off shudder but is not a good idea as they start resonating at higher speeds and destroy themselves.

    (But this thread was not about take off shudder - was...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Ford Ranger 3.2 XLT tyres braking up

    Many front tyres do this on many brands. Some Hankooks do it, some Goodyears do it etc. etc.
    If the driver of the vehicle tends to turn the steering wheel without the vehicle moving on tar, tyres...
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    Re: Tail lights???? Where did they go?

    This is correct. They are all like that in South Africa.
    The brake lights are at the bottom.
    There is apparently a regulation that limits the height of the brake lights (Not the 3rd one, the 2 main...
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    Re: 2015 Ranger 3.2 XLT Auto unresolved issue

    The pull away shudder is noticeable on especially empty vehicles. The more you load the vehicle the better it becomes. It is noticed even more if vehicles are lifted.
    If you want to improve it, fit...
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    Re: 2015 Ranger 3.2 XLT Auto unresolved issue

    Air filter vibration is on 2.2L at 1500rpm. not 3.2
    The vibration damper on the propshaft eliminates a transmission rattle at low rpm, certain gear. I had it on my own 2012 3.2 Auto. The damper...
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    Re: Ranger service intervals

    Just make sure its the correct spec. for the engine.
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    Re: Ford 2,2 just white smoke.

    They are fitted with Garret turbos as standard. Honeywell = Garrett
  32. Re: Hypothetically speaking. A Ford V8 into 4.0 V6 D3?

    Hope you get it sorted.

    For interest, the Land Rover version of the Cologne V6 engine has a different intake system than that on Ranger that makes a little more power. But rest of top end is the...
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    Re: Front brake caliper overhaul

    I rebuilt old Mercedes Benz calipers that looks similar. Also took them apart, used new o-rings and also locktite on the bolts. Mine needed new pistons though.
    Your rebuild should work well!
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    Re: Mustang as a viable platkar choice

    I'm driving a Mustang 5.0GT Auto at the moment. It makes me smile every time I drive it - or start that engine with the glorious exhaust.
    Its angry. But happy at the same time.
    Its not a german...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Attempt to steal Ranger 3.2

    Ranger doesn't have double locking unfortunately.

    The wire to the alarm "hooter" was probably cut. Look on top of left wheelarch moulding. Make sure you fix it as well.
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