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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    I am surprised to see the number of electric cars even in Greece. And the number of charging points springing up all over the place.
  2. Re: Testing a Diesel Engine's Health.........??

    Not on a 1 HZ. It is indirect injection, it won't start easily on a cold morning without glow plugs. Even if brand new.
  3. Re: Testing a Diesel Engine's Health.........??

    For me, in absence of a compression test, there is only one other test. Cold start. If it starts immediately after the glow plug light has gone out and runs smoothly immediately with no blue smoke,...
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    Re: And so it begins

    Can't see why not. In my life time I have had 6 Hiluxes, one of which is a current model, 3 Land Cruisers, a Fortuner and a Prado. I am now on my second Patrol and honestly, the Patrol is the better...
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    Re: And so it begins

    I think for the money the Navara will be a wise buy in the long term
  6. Re: Land Cruiser 100 versus Land Cruiser 200

    Iíve never heard those figures. Maybe when towing a train!
  7. Re: Land Cruiser 100 versus Land Cruiser 200

    If your budget can handle a 200 V8 diesel, it's the one to go for. If you are very lucky to get a lowish mileage 100 VX with 1 HDFTe motor, they are brilliant. The 105 EFI 4.5 tows very well, as long...
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    Re: Suspension component Help

    As mentioned above somewhere, a leaf spring setup by design also acts as the trailing arm/torque rod on an axle. A coils sprung setup has no way of locating the axle in a way to prevent sideways and/...
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    Re: Suspension component Help

    In conjunction with a leaf spring?
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    Re: Loading a co-ordinate

    You're being kind!
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    Re: Suspension component Help

    On a coil sprung suspension that would be called a trailing arm. Why anyone would fit something like that on a leaf spring suspension on a non driven axle on a trailer is beyond me!
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    Re: Audi for sale

    Do you have a price on this?
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    Re: Proof that the new Navara

    I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing
  14. Fortuner Re: 4x4 windup protection and how to check for signs of windup?

    They only added stability control and went from 16" to 17" wheels. Full time 4wd from the start
  15. Fortuner Re: 4x4 windup protection and how to check for signs of windup?

    Depends which Fortuner you're talking about. The D4D shape was permanent 4wd and the newer 2.4/2.8 shape is part time.

    On both you can cause damage obviously but it will be neigh on impossible to...
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    Re: Full time 4wheel or Rear wheel

    Oom Pierre, with respect. You are trying to make a point which does not exist. If a full time 4x4 will come to a standstill because of one wheel losing traction, then surely a 2wd will also loose...
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    I really don't want to jinx myself, but having done a couple of kilometres since the recalibration, I have to say the box changes smoother than ever. Even better than when new. I get the impression...
  18. Re: Where can I get a replacement 2012 Toyota Fortuner gaiter?

    Sparnar are you talking about the leather/vinyl section which is visible or the actual rubber one fitted underneath to seal off from the outside?

    If the first one, I'd try a scrapyard first. If...
  19. Re: Wheel flares for Toyota 80 Series (1995)

    I've repaired mine years ago very successfully with two pack epoxy. Depending on the damage it might be worth a try. Or look at Gemini or N1 4x4 for 2nd hand
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    Re: My FJ buying experience

    Daai ding staan nie stil nie!;D
  21. Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    I've lost three rear windows on three different vehicles due to trailers. One long mud flap on the rear bumper seems to be the simplest and longest lasting solution. Looks like @#$% but works.
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    Got my car back. Dealership admitted they might have screwed up the calibration procedure. Even the two keys had to be recalibrated! Box is very smooth now, hopefully this is the end!
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    Mine is also wet clutch. The problem is not clutches, it's the mechatronic unit. Three in one week here!
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    As long as they work8-)
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    Ek hoop so Oppies. Ek het gedink ek kan nog 'n entjie ry. Nie nou lus vir nuwe kar koop nie maar ek kan ook nie onseker wees oor my voertuig nie. Sommer lekker gatvol!
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    So this afternoon gearbox went into limp mode again. Previously lost 2,4,6 and reverse, and today 1,3,5,7. Not happy at all, taking it back tomorrow. Unless they can come up with a solid solution,...
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    Re: L/C station wagon 4.2 - value?

    76 or 105?
  28. Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    Respect!
  29. Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    Rustie, if you are an honorable person with a grain of self respect, I would expect you to come back and explain your outburst. I for one would be very interested in hearing why you said what you...
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    So my car has been repaired! Cost me 220 euro for labour out of a total bill of 1350 euro. Can't complain except for the fact that I had to put up a fight first. Gear changes actually feel better now...
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    Re: Propshaft alignment

    One most important factor. The angle of the UJ at the diff must be the same as the angle of the UJ at the gearbox output shaft and in phase.
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    Re: Toyota LC VX100 Ltd service help

    JB's Auto in Parow or Snyman's in Brackenfell
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    Patrol Re: 4.2 tdi Patrol DC conversion

    Geen idee hoekom jy die nodigheid sien vir so 'n sarkastiese antwoord nie.:-\ Ek het nie geweet Bilstein maak bladvere nie. Altyd gedink hulle is skokbreker ouens.
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    Patrol Re: 4.2 tdi Patrol DC conversion

    Ek het eerlikwaar nie geweet Bilstein maak bladvere nie
  35. Ford & Mazda Re: Talk me out of buying a ford ranger raptor

    Popcorn time!>:D
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