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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    Run from Middelburg to Ballito yesterday. OBC says 8.1 [email protected] km (12.3 [email protected]), but my odo underreads quite a bit so FUELLY says 12.8 [email protected] upon filling this morning. As pictures show, tank at 1/3 and...
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    Re: Ballito fishing

    Best outfit in Ballito is "Dirty Harry".

    Hope it wasn't them......
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    Re: Ballito fishing

    Gents, just visit the local angling shops when you arrive. (Kingfisher - at the Circle next to Everfresh, or Basil Manning, just Google). The guys working there are helpful and will know what is...
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    Re: Isuzu introduce locker for Mu-X

    I have been the owner of a MUX for 3 months now, and had done 16000 km in this time. It passed 38 000 km's today, I bought it at 9 months old having done 22 000 km's at the time. I have compared it...
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    Re: Air Suspension is a load of Cobblers

    In that case, please extend your welfare to our rural roads as well. Much appreciated. (in absence of a Fluffy reply).
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    Fortuner Re: My 2016 Fortuner GD-6 is RUSTING - Is yours?

    Hallo Chris. I once experienced a similiar type chain of events - albeit with a German luxury brand. Only difference was damage done to the vehicle whilst in the workshop for a service (1st service)....
  7. Thread: Go Big?

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    Re: Go Big?

    Die 3 L TD D-Max wat in rondom 2007 deur die 3 L TD D-Teq motor vervang is, was goed vir 96 kw en 280 nm. (en 500 000 km + as hy bietjie liefde gekry het). Die D-Teq motor het die krag lewerings...
  8. Thread: Go Big?

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    Re: Go Big?

    It was the 1st Isuzus sold starting around 2005 (all new model) that carried the D-Max monniker. (the 3l td then had 280 nm and 96 kw). The range following immediately on this had only upgraded looks...
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    Re: 2013 Trailblazer, Should I, Shouldn't I.

    I very firmly believe that any question marks that may exist regarding reliability on the TB's has long since put to bed. They are utterly reliable.

    My postings regarding difficulties in sourcing...
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    Re: This VW/Ford NON-SENSE regarding Amarok

    The news on MB possibly getting involved is new to me. This is not going to sit well with "Beurvoort", now he will have 2 battle fronts open.

    Sterkte Koos.... Hehe.....
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    Re: Looking at Buying a TB

    At first glance my response was

    "Hello TB, Cheers MUX" (if Chevy still fitted in with "braaivleis, sonskyn en Chevrolet!".)

    Then I looked carefully. That rear has to too much Volvo XC 40 in...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Trailblazer cooling

    Roelf, very valid observation. I am of the school of thought that believe you can never have enough potential cooling capacity. Rather that and let the thermostat do its job. Nothing spoils my day...
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    Re: Tiger fish at Jozini Lake / Pongolopoort dam

    3 Weeks ago I sat next to Andy Coetzee on a flight Dbn - Lanseria. One of the most enjoyable 45 minutes I ever had. Now, if you are an angler, especially predatory species, you will know who he is....
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    So the air filter was ready and waiting by 7h15 this morning and now fitted. Peaceful coffee.....
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    Guys, I had to fork out 60k cash to get out of the TB (Roelf, that money could have taken me to a very special gathering coming up in Northern Italy soon) which was triggered by certain replacement...
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    Gents, I am keeping this thread going in the Chevy section instead of Isuzu, because I believe most prospective MUX buyers will eventually be coming out of TB's.

    The news is not all good, but this...
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    Sticky: Re: Trailblazer - some experiences and problems

    Jaco, I have never heard of this happening on the TB, but obviously there is a 1st time for everything. Your info is thin, so in this case the standard reply should be - WALK, NO RUN, AWAY.
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    Re: Driving habits Good and Bad

    I have 2 habits that has saved me from serious accidents in the past.

    Whenever I stop behind another vehicle at a stop sign or traffic light, I leave enough room to the car in front that would...
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    Re: Bridgestone Rubbish

    I have used the following brands of tyres for many thousands of km's. BFG, Hankook, Cooper, Goodyear, Conti, Michelin, Bridgestone, Dunlop and lately, to a lesser degree Pirelli and now on my 1st set...
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    Re: Mercedes X-Class to be discontinued

    No. No jokes. Maybe at 50%.
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    Re: New Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain plus

    I could not pick-up any road noise that is not in line with an AT tyre. They were quiet. But my wife claims I have impaired hearing...some more opinions?
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    Re: New Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain plus

    Done 30 000 km on them by the time I sold my TB. As good as anything I have ever had. Judging by the wear at 30 000 km they were undoubtedly heading past 100 000 km. Solid value-for-money.
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    Re: Highest mileage tyres

    I did 140 000 km on a set of Michelin LTX's (Isuzu KB 300). These were on the bakkie when I sold it, and had some decent life in them still. I have not seen or heard of anything else that does this...
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    I have just booked the MUX for its 30 000km service next week Friday (7500 km in the 1st 5 weeks. I need to buy a bakkie. Note to self). Have informed them that I expect a rear light replacement...
  25. Poll: Re: What is the best/"not so best" looking D/C out there, voted by you the community.

    Now I can fairly well figure which bakkie Margret Thatcher alludes to, but Pamela Anderson? Let's see, she carries quite a bit of "go-faster" adds-ons of an artifcial nature, clear for the world to...
  26. Poll: Re: What is the best/"not so best" looking D/C out there, voted by you the community.

    Isuzu D-Max
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    I use to have a very annoying problem with the TB - moist / water ingress in the rear light clusters. Now with the MUX the same. And I do not ford raging rivers. Anybody else experienced this?
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    Re: Mercedes X-Class to be discontinued

    A number of friends / family loyalists that ownes MB products, especially SUV - types, just reverted back to Hilux when it came to bakkie buying time. MB massively overestimated brand loyalty vs...
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    See post #66.

    You guys now make me worry if the term NVH really exist......
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    Not a dumb question.

    N (noise) V (vibration) H (harshness).

    Keep in mind I took delivery on 22 500 km. And the previous owner clocked this in 9 months, mostly open road, so it should be...
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    Alex, I do not do 4x4 obstacle courses etc, but find myself engaging 4x4 daily just to get to my office through some deep and loose sand (silica mine) and travel dirt extensively. So my remarks are...
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    Jaco, I can honestly say - and I have searched - that I have never heard or read about the VM motor fail in the TB application. It is also not only the output and throttle response that was always...
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    The MUX being used daily what it was made for.

    Roelf, I prefer not to think about egt's. Must be the biggest killer of a modern diesel engine. Before I got myself educated on this, and many moons...
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    Hallo Roelf,

    Only had total hours (sold on 4012 hours / 203 500 km) and total liters fuel used.

    No TPM, transmission or coolant temp.

    No oil life remaining.

    I really miss coolant temp, I...
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    Re: Cheers Trailblazer, Hello MUX

    Back on topic. The following I miss in the MUX compared to the TB.

    The TB's athletic performance in 5th between 100 and 150. Overtaking was a breeze. In the MUX the same exercise, when needed,...
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