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  1. Re: Getting away / Camping outside Cape Town - Ceres - north??

    hi thanks guys - yes found some great spots around ceres - chap at tankwa said it was very hot indeed! thanks for the tips!
  2. Got stuck in tiny ditch! Lsd can it fail?

    So there we were, me and my missus grabbing a few pieces of wood from the forest for the nights camping.

    As I slowly edged towards the road the car got completely stuck, the left front and right...
  3. Getting away / Camping outside Cape Town - Ceres - north??

    Hi guys, not 100% sure where im supposed to post this - me and my fiance are planning to head out from caledon in the next few days towards ceres and want to be in or near no mans land and spend a...
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    Re: How do I know if my head gasket is blown?

    have a leak down test performed on the radiator.. a cracked head could show up.. in severe cases the head will only leak when hot (metal expands) but a leak down pressure test on cooling might...
  5. Re: Xenon 3.0 Dicor power upgrades - exhaust & chip, bigger turbo?

    Hi flip that chip is steep..

    Not sure I got car without ic.. Found an audi one and fitted it.. Ic cost 600 and 2 booster pipes 500!

    Anyway bakkie pulls ok but no way im chirping in 3rd.. Mates...
  6. Re: bigger tire - need change in alignment? 205 for DC 4x2? ridiculously small!

    any feedback on consumption with the bigger tires?im considering a dastek chip - even stage 1 will be fine :)extra torque will be a nice bonus
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    Re: is this a stock land rover rim?

    tx jelp ja i was more interested in matching that rim cos im paying less for 3 than the price of the basically new tires.. so it wd be a ridiculously good set of duelers 694 which get great ratings.....
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    Re: is this a stock land rover rim?

    would it be hard to find another one like that? need 4 but can only get 3 at this point - since they bolt up to the xenon it will be painless and a few 100 cheaper than fitting to rims..just curious
  9. Re: bigger tire - need change in alignment? 205 for DC 4x2? ridiculously small!

    its for the xenon - looked online for specs.. but that just seemed ridiculously small! id feel safer with a 235 or something.. the sc calls for 215 but dc 205! unless the info is wrong.. not sure but...
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    Re: Pressure vir elkedag gebruik

    imo tire pressure has everything to do with road contact and lower bulge shape. I did a 6 weeks trip 90% off road thru namibia years back in a nissan 1400 with 12" tires, they were 3.5 bar cos i had...
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    Re: is this a stock land rover rim?

    will it work on a car or not strong enough? no heavy off roading.. just normal use..
  12. bigger tire - need change in alignment? 205 for DC 4x2? ridiculously small!

    so apparently the stock tire for a DC 4x2 is 205/60/16! thats tiny and frankly im not happy at all with that so going bigger..

    is reducing side wall going to make a harsher ride? a 225/55/16 has...
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    is this a stock land rover rim?

    looking for a steel rim like this - land rover / tata xenon pcd 16" .. have an option to buy 3 but need a 4th

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    thanks
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    Re: Foto van jou Tatas

    recently got this going :) few niggles but so far going nicely! 2008 xenon 3.0

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    Re: Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    made aluminium plate and drilled the holes for bolts, top and bottom.. I basically took apart the whole egr hose and measured up.. one is on the block and another on the intake..
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    Re: Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    Mines already blanked off, cant tell much difference cos I drove it like this from day 1 - after removing the valve cover though I saw ALOT of soot where the egr enters.. so im happy with it off.....
  17. Xenon 3.0 Dicor power upgrades - exhaust & chip, bigger turbo?

    Hi all -soooo now that the xenon is up and running very well, im curious what power upgrades can be dne and what exhaust sze to go, maybe single 2.5" without cat?

    Also any ideas about a bigger...
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    Re: Exhaust back pressure

    Yup - just like my Rochester Quadrajet in the US.. smaller ports def = more low down torque.. chevy guys in the states have commented feeling theye lost a bit of torque going from 2 1/4" to 2.5" -
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    Re: Help! Loud knocking sound - turbo diesel

    ja which is good - lots of cheap spares around :)
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    Re: Ford Essex V6 refusing to start

    I tuned my 400hp camaro in the US with a single carb to get 22mpg (near record breaking for a cammed 350 V8 and could burnout instantly with it... My 32/36 in cape town in my racey cortina is a...
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    Re: Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    Ok so just located my sedimenter.. unclip the elec switch and drain (it helps to pop off hoses in front filter since all the diesel is draining out) - mine was full of rusty brown water!

    I mixed...
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    Re: Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    ja it was some indian forum - cant remember, spoke to a tata mech today and he said the sedimenter / water puckup actually sits at the back by the tank above the axle - and they are like a grand each...
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    Re: Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    Hmm thats no good - well so far im 30 in and very happy, maybe another 3 grand to repaint and add some small things..

    My light has stayed off.. I have read the switch can fail and im pretty sure...
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    Re: Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    Jathanks- I disconnected the belt so its not turning :) the oil would literally spray out all over the place, not until its fixed / replaced - have to work the arms a bit - lucky I dont drive much...
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    Re: Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    Are u referring to the steering?There is a filter,it sits in the filler housing, which oddly is position on the diagonal opposite side of the engine bay with steel lines running around the bottom of...
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    Re: Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    so looks like the light has gone off again - will keep an eye on it.. the filter does seem to be putting out clean diesel tho - ..power steering unit cracked today :( darnit.. where on earth will i...
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    Re: Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    im reading sth about the sedimenter switch being faulty, can anyone tell me where this is? Is it possibly attached to the pump, there are 2 elec plugs going into it.. I will change the diesel filter...
  28. Re: What tires? occasional sand on launch slip - 4x2

    yes sand on concrete most likely.. and maybe some sand too not on slip, but sand is usually the most challenging in my opinion, so i would prefer to focus on avoiding getting stuck in sand.. with...
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    Re: Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    what should I install one? or change filter? ive drained the filter a few times and the tank - why is it still on? maybe water is trapped in the pump or something?
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    Limp mode not going off! 2008 xenon 3.0

    Soooo embarked on my maiden voyage yesterday from Cpt to hermanus, all seemed to go well.. today after driving for 30mins the water / diesel light came on indicating water detected in diesel. I...
  31. What tires? occasional sand on launch slip - 4x2

    Hi there - just curious what tires would help me get better grip in the rear wheels launching rubber duck? Its a tata xenon.. I used my friends isuzu once and the rear wheels literally slipped in a...
  32. Re: Proud new owner of a 3.0 Dicor - non runner, Help plz?

    just to say I got the bakkie going today! replaced the push rod, the lifter was stuck in the bore so they prob figured to heck with it and removed push rod, R45 bucks later all sorted - had to sand...
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    Re: Help! Loud knocking sound - turbo diesel

    just to say I got the bakkie going today! replaced the push rod, the lifter was stuck in the bore so they prob figured to heck with it and removed push rod, R45 bucks later all sorted - had to sand...
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    Re: Help! Loud knocking sound - turbo diesel

    well i would imagine an exhaust valve not opening is a major problem no? all that exhaust gas has to blow by rings and into case / head. I did notice the one side of valve cover was alot hotter than...
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    Re: Help! Loud knocking sound - turbo diesel

    Hey guys.. after blocking off egr nothing changed.. only ran it for about 2 mins.. so pulled valve cover and a bloody push rod was missing!!!!

    I guess its safe to say that might cause an issue...
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