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  1. Thread: Eelectrical Winch

    by 3bar
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    Re: Eelectrical Winch

    adendorf sells simple winches or gumtree etc

    but please dont try use a pre cast concrete pillar / post

    2 tonne is a lot of weight and your biggest risk here is your attachment point coming...
  2. Thread: Porsche Kombi

    by 3bar
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    Re: Porsche Kombi

    true story and on the old air cooled porkers, point out the indicator stalks are beetle and the side indicator lights are golf1
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    Re: Beit Bridge Nightmare

    imagine the rail network worked
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    Re: Engin / Engin Bay Cleaning

    dip a finger into the leaking oil and taste test the oil thats leaking and determine if its

    engine oil
    gearbox oil (the stinkiest)
    hydraulic oil could be ATF or power steering fluid (the...
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    Re: 2011 2.5SRX horrific fuel consumption

    so to confirm it has been mapped via the OBD port ?
    do you know who did this / what map / file they used ?
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    Re: Bakkie overheats when fan switch on

    nothing looks obviously off, but it smells like a ground / common issue - possibly instrument / accessories circuit related

    also as a side note if a belt has writing on it, it should be readable...
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    Re: 2011 2.5SRX horrific fuel consumption

    in your first post you mention "dyno and tune" does the bakkie have a unichip ?

    if so check if its on a plug an play harness, and unplug it, it will will look like a lot of black braided wire...
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    Re: Provincial boundary in Kruger.

    if you have a Garmin or other GPS or even tracks 4 africa, it shows the provincial boundaries very clearly on screen, and if you use google maps on your pc or phone and zoom in it also shows the...
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    Re: Bakkie overheats when fan switch on

    sounds like an electrical problem, more than likely a ground has become disconnected / not reconnected / connected incorrectly in the engine bay

    does the engine coolant temp gauge move directly up...
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    Re: Difficulty with a Ford dealership, advice please

    tell your bank not to release the funds to pay for it
    and take it back and walk away and demand your trade in is returned to you
    the law provides for a cooling off period and sounds like you are...
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    Re: Who to move me back to Namibia?

    hire a 3 or 5 ton truck yourselves and pack it up and drive it yourself, even if you drop it back off in upington to comply with hire rules or you could bring items out of namibia to rsa and probably...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Disco 2 OBDII port fault

    please do yourself a favour and check the actual obd port pins

    often from having an OBD device plugged in permanently the female pins in the oem factory (car side) of the plug get bent and slack...
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    Re: Sanitiser killing car bits!!!

    Go ahead and rub your eyes with your hand a few hours after applying sanitiser and tell us if you still have the same view through the tears ?
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    Re: identify vehicle panic device

    if you crack open the remote it will give you a name, either embedded in the plastic or on the circuit board


    Sanji / Auto Watch comes to mind
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Towing with a Ranger RAPTOR - Tando or NOT???

    few points to consider

    Please can you share

    1) what is the trailers tongue weight ? - get that right to reduce the load on the rear of the bakkie

    2) what is the height of the bakkie tow...
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    Re: Prado 4.0 head blown?

    consumer protection act is only between business to private person, this was a private / private deal so no the cpa is not involved.

    Best is to approach the seller and ask who did the work as...
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    Re: 2006 Pajero swb turbo issues

    get a boost gauge on it to actually see where the boost comes in, dont go by "seat feeling"

    to be honest it sounds like nothings wrong

    and a turbo is literally one moving part, the rotating...
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    Re: 12V Impact wrenches for wheelnuts

    Up the ante to 18v and DC powered impact wrenches - get rid of the 12v idea you will only be disappointed

    Get the MAKITA Brushless with at least a 5AH LION battery and charger and please get...
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    Re: 2nd Hand or New Polo

    the new car depreciation only hurts when you sell soon

    remember every car you buy you will sell at some stage

    So....

    if you do as little mileage as you claim to do so that after 7 years it...
  20. Re: Toyota d4d vs Jeep GC crd vs discovery 4 SDV6

    Please take the DISCOVERY off this list unless you want to discover the empty wallet it causes

    Then work out what you will do with the car

    adding the Audis in means that full time 4x4 / bigger...
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    Re: 3.0TDV6 crankshaft repair option

    No its the TDV6 engine which is found in a few platforms, at 20k plus shipping, 42% ad valorem duty, 15% Vat and freight disbursement charges its probably a 55k to 60k pile of parts, add in labour...
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    Re: Discovery 3 Fuel Issues

    I will get slaughtered for this

    but sell it while you can and are ahead of it

    take a small knock now and not a big one later
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    Re: Please explain S mode

    you will probably find it has something to do with the gearbox / torque converter

    if you watch the rpm dial carefully in say 4th and then you trigger sport, you will probably see it drop 200 rpm...
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    Re: Grease on inside of front wheel

    the boot isnt intact, it will have a split in it and centrifugal force takes care of the distribution

    being a 2018 take it to the dealer for warranty repair, dont accept "just a new boot and tie"
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    Re: Hi guys....your thoughts...

    get an old hilux drivetrain, engine, gearbox, transfer box, rear diff, front diff, stick the lada body on it

    spares everywhere

    problem is if you upgrade the lada engine to something with more...
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    Re: Slow air leak on tubeless tyres

    I had a set of rims that were porous

    I complained literally every few days to the tyre shop closest to me about slow leaks, bad valves, tyres not seated properly blah blah

    I then watched and...
  27. Re: 2004 Land Cruiser (Import) SatNav reload for SA

    yip, agree with not touchign the factory system, it will be slow and the maps outdated for that generation

    fit this to the car to retain oem looks and gain massively in functionality

    ...
  28. Re: Can a tyre with slight flat spots smooth out over time?

    if the flat spots are in the middle of the tyre, increase the tyre pressures a bit by like 1 bar over normal and see what happens, then after a month of driving like that drop to normal, and see its...
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    Re: Golf mk6 1.6i cambelt interval

    well how many years ago was the 40 k km ?

    before offering advice we need some more details

    current condition of car / total mileage / expected service life of the vehicle etc

    Also what other...
  30. Thread: Treg Owners

    by 3bar
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    Re: Treg Owners

    Dont Guess - look on this forum for a list of owners with a VCDS cable, get hold of one close to you, they can interrogate the ecu and pull details of the engine light / what caused it and even the...
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    Re: Engine transplant into D3

    In simple terms for a seamless and oem style transplant

    more money than a non runner d3 is worth

    transplanting the petrol v8 will need

    petrol ecu
    gearbox, dashboard
    can electronics marry...
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    Re: Audi mechanic please help

    that looks like the spring clip that holds the centre cap in the rim, go tap on them to see if any are loose that you recently removed, its not a brake part

    574062
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    Re: P1901 error code. Paj sport 3.2

    go to the car

    start it and as the engine catches switch off (ie run time less than 1 second)
    repeat 5 x like this and it will move the code from current to historical and the engine light will be...
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    Re: What causes a MAF sensor to fail?

    good work but honestly to me treating the symptom is not the way to solving this

    there is a short or something present in the wires, that needs to be addressed before it worsens / catches fire /...
  35. Re: IFS Hilux: Cheap and "buggered" vs expensive and showroom

    just factor in insurance into the equation, it may not be as cheap anymore
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