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    Re: Nightmare new VW engine

    Thanks Francois, think few is aware of you technical credentials.

    My next question to all respondents to this thread who have actually opened this engine in person?

    The next question who has...
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    Re: Nightmare new VW engine

    I know of a few oil pump failures on them.
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    Re: Nightmare new VW engine

    Unfortunately the German way of doing it. See that over complicating thing in my line of work every day. Nothing against the Germans I think they are brilliant it is just their way of doing things....
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    Re: Wildtrak 2.0 Bi-turbo

    Hannes I think the time had come a few years ago where you do not drive a modern high tech vehicle outside its warranty and motor plan. Very good friend of mine have a indy workshop. There are cars...
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    So easy to identify the real masters of sand.;D
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    That Oom Dirk is the essence of dune driving.;D

    So quickly to see who have real world experience and who not.

    Still think we should arrange a dune driving weekend. I would like to see gladde...
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    If you are so sure Muds dig in why this thread?
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    Not in their Dune drags. They drag with scooper why?.The nobblies on Muds have the same effect as scoopers

    The Arabs only use tyres with no thread because they use speed to conquer dunes.
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    The truth short and sweet;D
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    Peter I have successfully run tyres at 0.5 bar for many years with no bead-locks with only a few debeads. Yes the wider the footprint the better. That is why 35 x 12.5 and 33 x12.5 work so nice in...
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    There is a reason why Sandrails and Dune buggies run scooper tyres
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    We have tested them side by side. Same vehicle, same day, same dune. MT did go further.
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    Re: Olive the Nissan..........

    Dankie nou verstaan ek ook;DGeniet hom. Ek het al drie voertuie verkoop en weer terug gekoop. Die G60 Patrol, 3.0l v6 Ford Courier DC en toe my een 4.0l Ford Ranger. Spyt is `n goeie ding dit kom net...
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    Re: Olive the Nissan..........

    Greens of Olive? Eks nou so bietjie deurmekaar. Greens is hy nie verkoop aan `n ou in Kimberley?
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    Re: Bronco, would you?

    If it were 10 years ago yes. Think over years one mature or your 4x4 needs change. I did tremendously enjoyed the high power v8 4x4`s I have owned. Have dreamt about a classic Bronco for many years. ...
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    Re: What 2960's cruiser to buy?

    Shorty Cruisers are hensteeth. Finding a 60`s model even less of a chance. Maybe some rare imports in Africa. Going ridiculous prices.
    Even old FJ45 pick-ups in good running condition fetch very...
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    Defender Re: Rain water as coolant.

    Except if you stay in the Northern Cape. High lime and mineral content scale up stuff in no time. Have seen many Aluminium heads, water pump casing and all stuff in contact with coolant eaten away....
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    Re: Ford 3L V6 Workshop Manuals download

    You only have oil pressure and heat sensors on the Essex. Heat on the intake manifold and oil pressure above the oil filter.
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    Re: Olive the Nissan..........

    Mooi so;D
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    Re: Olive the Nissan..........

    Koop een Francis jy sal nie spyt wees nie[emoji12]
  21. Re: Drive line vibration, lift and caster angle questions LC 76

    The Part number LCR70-50-350 on the leaves show that it is for a 76 Series 50mm lift and 350kg. EFS made 350kg rated leafs with 50mm lift
  22. Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I have fixed the the little things that can become problematic. It just need some finishing touches. Also have a small 1m little lathe
    that I use most of the times.
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    Re: 2022 Ford Ranger and Everest

    Yes 3.0l Power Stroke = 3.0l Lion engine = 3.0l Peugeot engine. Same engine as in the Land Rover Discovery and Peugeot Dakar racers.
  24. Re: Drive line vibration, lift and caster angle questions LC 76

    Stock shackle length on the V8 76 is 85mm between centers.
  25. Re: Drive line vibration, lift and caster angle questions LC 76

    I come a long way with modifying and building 4x4`s. Building vehicles with up to 10 inch lift. Being the owner of two Cruisers I am familiar with their prop shaft angles. Have done a 2" lift on the...
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    Re: Toyota Hilux 2,4 D S/Cab - Cleanup and Sorting

    Problem sometimes on the SFA Hiluxes for not selecting low range is rust on the RF1A transfer cases selector shafts. There is a inspection cover between the 4x4 gear lever and transfer case. Moist...
  27. Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Nice thread thanks.

    I need to restore my old Willson 10ft sometime. Still in good working condition but a few areas need attention.
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    Re: The Hilux fred: Starting with a blank canvas

    Soos altyd.... Netjies Oom Uys;D;D
  29. Re: Drive line vibration, lift and caster angle questions LC 76

    Called relocation kit. In person I think it is a better option than castor correction bushes. Very important is to set the Castor to OEM specs and then check the holes before drilling the new...
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    Re: Engine type confusion

    Engine number does not tell much. You need the casting number on the block. You can find above the starter.

    Easiest would be to post a picture of the engine. I might be able to identify it.
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    Re: Ford 3.0 V6 Essex Rebuild (Cortina MK3)

    I need to dig deep into my old files. Have dyno tests of the Essex v6. They have run it with different outlet manifolds and headers.
    Believe it or not headers did not make much of a performance...
  32. Thread: Spark plugs 101

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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    First do your Mazda have the black engine with the red cap Bosch electronic distributor. If yes the correct plugs are NGK BPR7ES or Champion RN7YC. Gap 0.8mm.

    If blue engine with Black Motolite...
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    Re: Our new vehicle...

    My son owns a 2.8 GD6 for more than a year now. Biggest surprise for me were consumption. He get up to 12km/l @120. Have done quite a few 4x4 trips with it and I were impressed with its capabilities....
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    Re: Stromberg carburator adjustment.

    Thanks Prof lyk my ek was verkeerd jy kan inderdaad die mengsel met die shutoff valve stel.
    Sorry Reenen. En daar leer ek ook weer iets.
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    Re: Stromberg carburator adjustment.

    Reenen dit is net `n idle shut-off valve behoort nie jou brandstof/ lug mengsel te beinvloed nie. Selfde prinsiep as op baie van die NIKKI vergassers gebruik word. You enjin sal nie idle as hy...
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