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    Re: Poor Customer Service

    before speaking your mind, consider the fact that
    1) all the cutting was done by Timber city and
    2) the width of the drawer system took into consideration the hinge holding the door. by going...
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    Re: Poor Customer Service

    mechanical repairs - not carpentry!
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    Re: Poor Customer Service

    here we go again!
    i am upset, disgusted, annoyed, pissed off and fuming.
    this forum has become the replacement for Hellopeter except that on hellopeter the one accused is given the opportunity of...
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    Re: Landyluvver

    alive and well

    in my time on the forum i have assisted 1000's with advise
    i have repaired 100's of vehicles and have many loyal customers
    have always tried to be ethical and to resolve any...
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    Re: Land Rover Mechanic in Ermelo

    get it to Richies Land Rover in Standerton on a rollback. that is a damn expensive car to repair if it gets screwed up
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    Re: R380 - synthetic oil recommendation

    concerned about the 140. it is like syrup.
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    Re: Should I replace my adapter shaft?

    typically it is most annoying when in traffic and crawling.
    every time you push the accelerator, there is a knock.
    every time you leave the accelerator, there is a knock.
    it is extremely...
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    Re: R380 - synthetic oil recommendation

    do not use 75W140 in a R380 box!
    in a worn out LT230 you could if you had to. i would personally opt for a box rebuild.
    most people cannot get their heads around the fact that a R380 has a built in...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Brake fluid leak D2 V8

    normally if it leaks, it is stuffed.
    replace!
    don't even bother to try to recon - it is not successful
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    Re: RANT ! Landyluvver ! Disco 2 TD5

    the thermostat was stuck. the motor had overheated badly and after we spent good money redoing the heads, it became evident that the block would not take the torque required to hold the heads down. ...
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    Re: RANT ! Landyluvver ! Disco 2 TD5

    you probably did not want to hear the but where i told you your motor is buggered and there is nothing more i can do and suggested a rebuild. you stated that you did not have the resources. sorry! ...
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    Re: RANT ! Landyluvver ! Disco 2 TD5

    i have not bothered to read through all the garbage! someone saw you coming and sold you a car with a buggered motor. do not because you are pissed with someone else try and pin it on me. as i...
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    Re: Run-in oil?

    i use only SAE40
    going to 30 may cause oil pressure to be insufficient when hot.
    it compared in viscocity with the 5W40 most engines run on.
    i normally try to find oil with as few additives as...
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    Re: RANT ! Landyluvver ! Disco 2 TD5

    great! don't blame me and belittle me on open forum if you blow a head gasket
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    Re: RANT ! Landyluvver ! Disco 2 TD5

    there are always 2 sides to a story! the customer often wishes to "score" a freeby by either playing on your good nature or by getting aggressive. we all have rights. we as people who repair...
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    Re: RANT ! Landyluvver ! Disco 2 TD5

    car is running exceptionally well! change your viscous fan and the car will run cooler. do not blame me if you cook it again. you will not extort a fan out of me! sorry! car came in with a...
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    Re: RANT ! Landyluvver ! Disco 2 TD5

    i wish that anyone with 1/2 a brain have a look at the photos posted and please note that the motor had done several kilos since the damage was done. attached 2 photos with fresh damage (not mine...
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    Re: RANT ! Landyluvver ! Disco 2 TD5

    if i replace a turbo and 4 glow plugs and then someone want to pin a breakdown on me, prove it! i am very approachable but don't slander me. i could based on what was said at the beginning of this...
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    Re: RANT ! Landyluvver ! Disco 2 TD5

    it is so easy to slag someone especially if you are not willing to offer the supplier/ workshop the opportunity to state his case!
    many workshops and many landy owners have stories to tell and...
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    Re: help in Sannieshof

    managed to get a guy in Lichtenburg that can go out to help.
    they have a tow in service as well so if a roadside fix is not possible, then at least they workshop can sort it
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    Re: help in Sannieshof

    yes the driver does not know the difference between a wire and a shoelace! smelt something burning like electrical and then the engine died. suspect it lost power to the pump.
    if i can just get...
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    help in Sannieshof

    anyone know anyone in Sannieshof area that can assist with a Defender 110 300 tdi.
    suspect a wire burnt off.
    if they can just get power to the pump and run start, they may be able to get back to...
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    Discovery 3 Re: timing belt tdv6

    you should lock the crank.
    this is done by removing the starter and inserting pin.
    always safer than trying to hold crank in 1 position
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    Re: Should I replace my adapter shaft?

    i personally see absolutely no reason for any form of lubricant. personally would rather get a heavy duty Locktite and apply it to the splines and bond it together. next time just use angle grinder...
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    Defender Re: Leaking slave cylinder td5

    will not use water as 1) will rust the system to hell and 2) just when you think you have some brakes or clutch, the water boils and you go lose control.
  26. Re: Discovery getting an inline 6 diesel engine

    320CDI! Viano and ML and C and E classes will even settle for the C270CDI
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    Defender Re: Leaking slave cylinder td5

    in an emergency ATF works fine.
  28. Re: Discovery getting an inline 6 diesel engine

    the Lexus is so grossly overrated! there is nothing wrong with the Jag V8 motors! we are referring to diesel! Lexus is not diesel! give me a clean, powerful diesel with tons of torque and good...
  29. Re: Discovery getting an inline 6 diesel engine

    hey - i do not want to pick a fight but please critisize Peugeot! it is not a Land Rover engine and cranks snapping is not a Land Rover issue! the D3 and D4 are bloody amazing/ awesome vehicles. ...
  30. Re: Discovery getting an inline 6 diesel engine

    BMW straight 6 was considered the most technologically advanced engine of the 20th century.
    however - never throw away a inline 5! Audi proved it to be one of the most balanced engines ever...
  31. Re: Discovery getting an inline 6 diesel engine

    why? i believe there is enough space. the current V6 with cam belt and pump at the back of the motor makes the motor longer. LR used several 6 cylinder incl the 2.8 petrol, R6 Rover, 2.5 BMW 325d...
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    Re: TD5 Centrifugal "spinner" oil filter

    i'm pretty sure diesel SUV's in Southern Africa could benefit from this. some of the fuel ones are designed to spin out water as well. water being heavier than diesel will migrate to the outside.
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    Re: Disco 2 V8 =R 20 000

    i have provisionally bought the vehicle
    hope it is as nice as it sounds :)
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    Re: Circuit diagram for water level?

    the madman works on continuity and not a float sensor.
    with the expansion tank with float you basically need an idiot light, a relay(if normally closed) and some wire.
    you wire the idiot light...
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    Defender Re: Defender TD5 110 DUAL MASS FLYWHEEL

    these engines are not from the same design. many factors are taken into consideration when designing and engine. to start off with the Td5 snf pums sre 5 snd 4 cylinders respectively. the cranks...
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