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  1. Re: sluggish acceleration after a whole buch of changes.

    Thanks for the response Creeper,

    Would timing effect the power only sometimes though, or would it be more of a constant lack of power?
  2. Re: Suzuki Vitara 98, jlx 8v carb project car

    WOW!

    That's a lot of work, but I'm sure you going to have a sick little truck without breaking the bank once it's all done.

    I spotted a Vitara being stripped on gumtree, maybe they'll be able...
  3. sluggish acceleration after a whole buch of changes.

    Hello Suzuki people,

    After fixing some leaks and a full service my '96 Suzuki Vitara 1.6 jlx 12v has been driving a bit weird.

    Most of the time it's fine and accelerates smoothly, but then...
  4. Re: Suzuki Vitara 98, jlx 8v carb project car

    How did replacing the gasket go, Neeraj?
    Did you have to remove the front diff to get the sump off?

    I'm also driving a 1st gen Vitara and don't see too many folks posting about them.

    Please...
  5. Cv boots in port elizabeth; where canI get them?

    Hi,

    After having no success at Auto Zone and Midas, I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get Cv boots for a '96 Suzuki Vitara JLX 1.6?

    Thanks for the help,
    Nicholas.
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    Re: Zuurberg Inn to Ann's Villa - another query

    I drove that pass twice in December and it does get a bit sketchy in the bit before you head down to Ann's.
    If you drive slowly and avoid the deepest holes you should be fine in anything with a bit...
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    Re: New owner of an old Suzuki!

    I was reading through the service manual and only then found out about the LSD!
    Didn't even realise it had it.:o

    Thanks Johan, I can't wait to see what it can do.
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    Re: New owner of an old Suzuki!

    As requested here is my first picture of my Vit!

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    The body seems to be in pretty good condition, some small rust spots that I'll be getting seen to soon, but no under body scrapes or...
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    New owner of an old Suzuki!

    Hello Suzuki people,

    So I've finally found myself a first gen Vitara 1.6 JLX with 270K on the clock and it's running smooth, but I want to make sure everything is as good as I can get it so I was...
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    Re: Sampling across the Cape Fold

    @Apocalypse: Yeah the bakkie isn't available so I'll be renting a Corolla for the trip and walking to most of the sites. I'll try make a travel diary/thread type thing and post my locations and...
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    Re: Sampling across the Cape Fold

    Thanks Tony,
    I was planning on doing what I can by car and walking the rest, but it seems that I will be doing the majority of the sampling by foot.
    I will defiantly get into contact with Nic,...
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    Sampling across the Cape Fold

    Hi everyone,

    I am planning a field trip across the Western Cape sampling plants from most of the mountainous reserves in that area.
    What I would like to know is how rough do things get out...
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    Re: what to do, what to buy?

    So this may be reviving a dead thread a bit, but does anyone recognise this car?
    https://www.olx.co.za/ad/landrover-discovery-2-5-tdi-manual-r-64500-ID15XT5K.html#6a937923c3

    Also what are your...
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    Re: what to do, what to buy?

    @Sweeper: I was hoping to get around 8-9km/L when I was looking at the Pajero iO and around 10-11km/L for a Vitara 1.6.
    Those are both small SUV's so I imagine everything else is going to be much...
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    Re: what to do, what to buy?

    @Sweeper: No not at all, they just happened to be suggested. All the petrol based vehicles that have been proposed were a bit on the thirsty side and I'm not looking for something that I will only be...
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    Re: what to do, what to buy?

    It seems like my choices are set then, I'll be waiting for either the Frontier or Disco to become available.
    Until then I'll be playing around the Zuurberg in the varsities Ranger.>:D

    Thanks...
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    Re: what to do, what to buy?

    @Jelo: That sounds a lot more appealing than what I had been lead to believe. I think a lot had to do with the weight of the car leading to suspension issues (mostly the air suspension which you say...
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    Re: what to do, what to buy?

    @Sweeper: I always liked the Frontier, is looks like it could handle pretty much anything I'm going to throw at it in stock. But to find one that has 4x4 in my price range has been challenging.
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    Re: what to do, what to buy?

    Aren't the Nissan Terano's also a pricey car to maintain?

    I really don't mind a donkey, maybe it'll help me avoid getting speeding fines. ;D

    @Jelo: I was thinking about the disco's, but have...
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    Re: what to do, what to buy?

    Thanks for all the great suggestions.

    The Frontier and Pajero will defiantly be included in my searches, but unfortunately the sj is probably too uncomfortable for any extended trips.

    What...
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    what to do, what to buy?

    So if you had R75 000 to buy a small 4x4 what would you choose and why?

    But to make this more specific, I'm looking for something that can double up as a daily driver and a mountain explorer in...
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    Re: Elephant spotted in Knysna forest

    My partner just got back from viewing the full video data set from researches investigating the Knysna ellies and is seems like it's just a lone female ellie. It's a really sad situation for both her...
  23. Thread: ISpot

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    Re: ISpot

    ISpot is the best, it was invaluable to my honours project. I feel bad for not posting more observations.

    @4x4 4 fun:I like that I support ISpot signature, mind if I steal it for my profile too?
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    Re: speedo cable replacement

    Unfortunately the car was sold, even though I arranged on Saturday to pay a deposit on Monday.:mad:

    So I guess it's back to checking Gumtree and OLX daily, waiting for something to come up.
    ...
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    Re: speedo cable replacement

    @segalmarisa: That's awesome, I hope to have similar luck with mine. After looking at threads about servicing these hubs online, the mechanism seems pretty straight forward, I'm keen to give it shot...
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    Re: speedo cable replacement

    Thanks Eric, that is great news.

    I was a bit worries about the hubs (yes they are the manual ones) as I haven't read anything about them yet so it's good to know that there is good info out...
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    speedo cable replacement

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking to buy an older model (1995) Vitara JLX 1.6, I've found the one below and can get the price down to 37K (leaving me with 13K to fix things along the way).

    My issues...
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    Re: ZUKI mechanic in the West

    Hooplik kan ek hom later in die maand terug bring. Ek gaan Kaap toe vir werk so dan kan ek maar twee voels met een klip slaan.
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    Re: ZUKI mechanic in the West

    The vehicle has been test driven and the verdict is that it seems like it's in good nick. I've seen the mechanical history that the current owner has kept and it doesn't seem like he's trying to hide...
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    ZUKI mechanic in the West

    I'm looking for a reputable mechanic that is familiar with the Suzuki Vitara 1600 JLX 16v. I'm looking to buy the one advertised below, but need someone to give it a mechanical inspection before I...
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    Re: eyes in the west cape

    Racer-X, apparently the Vitara gets around 10-11km/L which is quite a bit lower than what I've read for the patrol (around 6-8km/L).

    George, thanks for the advice. I'll keep my eyes glued to...
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    Re: eyes in the west cape

    AVK, I've been looking into the Frontiers but have been waned against them. Apparently they can be quite a hassle to get fixed properly once they start giving problems. This seems weird to me...
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    eyes in the west cape

    I am trying to find an affordable 4x4 to use as a daily drive to varsity and as an off road vehicle to get around on game farms and mountain passes.

    I've found this Suzuki Vitara in Somerset...
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    Mapping Honeybush

    With the honeybush industry rapidly expanding there has been major exploitation of wild populations for tea production, leaving many of the honeybush species vulnerable to local extinctions. My...
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    Re: Samurai VS. Vitara

    Chris, thanks for the comment. Yes they do seem like opposite ends of the Suzi 4x4 range, but they're what I can afford and both seem to be well loved by those who drive them.
    When I spoke to the...
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