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  1. Thread: Discovery 3 V8

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    Re: Discovery 3 V8

    Indeed, you need a steel set down below when buying a luxury vehicle out of warranty, even a full service history isnít much peace of mind because many corners get cut in design and manufacturing,...
  2. Thread: Discovery 3 V8

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    Re: Discovery 3 V8

    I think this is the crux of the matter when buying any modern 2hnd LR, the purchase price might be really attractive, itíll drive like a dream and if you are lucky it may even be relatively hassle...
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    Re: Bench power supply for Lithium

    Why would that need this:
    ďNote: When the output of this step down voltage regulator is used for charging a battery or connect a capacitive load, there must be a diode in series with the...
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    Re: I bought a small red Italian car...

    What do these typically sell in the 2hnd market?
  5. Thread: Discovery 3 V8

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    Re: Discovery 3 V8

    What fuel economy are you getting with your 3.2Did?
  6. Thread: Discovery 3 V8

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    Re: Discovery 3 V8

    The op has what Iím assuming is a well maintained Mitsubishi in excellent condition with an engine that is know to be very reliable and wants to sell it and get a V8 LR Discovery to save money???
    ...
  7. Thread: Discovery 3 V8

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    Re: Discovery 3 V8

    I think some may have timing chain issues which can get pricey, around R80k to remedy, or that maybe the Range Rover.
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    Porsche 986 Boxster

    Porsche appears to be one of the few premium brands that holds their value well. Also maintenance costs arenít totally ridiculous, from what I have heard not much more than an equivalent Merc or BMW....
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    Fortuner Re: Another GD6 stolen

    They potentially wouldnít even need to put it in the vehicle, install the app on your phone and unlock using the phones built in face recognition. Just like your phone can be used like a physical...
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    Fortuner Re: Another GD6 stolen

    From what I understand it the thieves method to bypass the ECU immobiliser is they fit a donor Ecu and then use the donor ecu's matched key fob to start the vehicle, though I think they break the...
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    Re: Nissan XTrail - 2016 2.5 SE 4x4 CVT (T32)a

    Dirk whatís the mileage on it and any ideas how many times the cvt oil has been changed?

    Those cvts are typically bulletproof if you replace the oil regularly, normally around every 100,000km on...
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    Re: Nissan XTrail - 2016 2.5 SE 4x4 CVT (T32)a

    Out of interest sake, do you know how often the Cvt oil was changed on the gearbox that failed?
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    Re: Are people really paying this much??

    But there must be a limit to that either in the number of times you can do it in a period or the amount?
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    Re: Front Wheel Judder

    Probably just the disc that needs replacing, whatever you do do not skim the old one, itís not worth it and often after the exercise which isnít particularly cheap it doesnít resolve the issue, if...
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    Re: Stanley - my new addiction

    Reading a few reviews the trigger system works well but itís difficult to clean properly and is a failure point. I was planning on getting one after reading this thread but the rotating lid seems far...
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    Leatherman Disappointment

    These are the guys, send your old one with the new one and both will come back with anything broken or worn replaced free of charge
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    Re: Are people really paying this much??

    Good point, would there be no way around that kicking in?
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    Fortuner Another GD6 stolen

    Looks like a good product, interesting side point they make on that page is that the pedal safe can also be used as a safe to store valuables like wallet etc, which is very handy.

    Even just a...
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    Re: Front Wheel Judder

    Is the judder felt in the steering wheel or brake pedal?
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    Re: Advice on best Hilux Engine

    Thatís a sad situation, is there not any preventative maintenance you can do to prevent the piston damage from happening?

    If itís just a matter of time it would probably be better to preemptively...
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    Re: City of Cape Town traffic fines

    I didnít know that, thatís awesome news, thanks for the heads up!
  22. Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    Iíve seen some absolutely incredible work done by PDR, it is my first port of call now for none structural work and for your particular needs on this vehicle itís perfect, you just need it to look...
  23. Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    PDR works on aluminium, maybe you just need to find someone that has experience with aluminium.
    Is the roof also aluminium?
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    Re: Advice on best Hilux Engine

    If you are going to do high mileage Iím assuming the extra fuel cost a thirsty petrol engine will require will easily cover any extra maintenance costs of a diesel.
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    City of Cape Town traffic fines

    Until they serve summons and then you either do not pay the fine or appear in court they canít arrest you. Thatís assuming the fines were all speeding fines and were not handed to the driver or...
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    City of Cape Town traffic fines

    Use your number plate to get the registered owners contact details, as they always have.
  27. Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    You should get a paintless dent repair guy out to work his magic on all the dented areas. They are amazing and you may find in many areas the way it looks afterwards is acceptable and those that are...
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    Re: Help-Pajero service gone bad

    Would it be possible to post a link to the one you bought?
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    Re: Fire place to heat water

    This situation is very confusing, the manufacturer of the system is surely not at fault, itís the installation that has not been done correctly. But from the above post the installer seems to believe...
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    Re: Needed - XUV500 A/C Compressor

    Maybe try import one with fast shipping, does anything come up when you google the part number?
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    Re: Attempted theft LC 200vx

    I think he's referring to a standard laptop wire rope lock , the kind with a loop at the end that can be fed through an immovable object and then attached to the Kensington lock slot on the laptop.
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    Re: Chery Tiggo 4 Pro Urban CVT

    2 months for doors?!
    You'd hope they'd have brought sufficient common spares like that in with the first shipments of the vehicles themselves.

    Doors can't be sent airfreight, maybe it's...
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    Re: Needed - XUV500 A/C Compressor

    How much do the dealers want for one?
    Surely there must be an aftermarket equivalent that can fit, what do the aircon places say?
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    Re: Ford Everest 3.2 Limited Diff Issues

    Just keep in mind the quote from Ford is probably extremely high because all they do is replace, replace, replace and not only that they'll replace an entire unit at enormous cost even when only a...
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    Fortuner Re: My 2016 Fortuner GD-6 is RUSTING - Is yours?

    Thatís very poor service, if time is money this exercise surely cost you a damn fortune and on top of that they didnít even do the job as agreed upon. Pitiful doesnít even describe it.
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