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    Re: Poor Customer Service

    Some rather strange replies on this thread. I can only assume many of them are from people who are not craftsman and do not take pride in their work.

    How long really is a piece of string, thats a...
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    Re: Reversing a trailer ??

    Thanks, what function does putting your hands at the bottom of the steering wheel help with?

    I stick with mirrors, always that day when the back of the vehicle is packed to the ceiling and then...
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    Re: Whoops - New (Old) Landy Owners

    Before doing all the cosmetic and various upgrades I'd drive the vehicle a fair bit, even just using it as your daily vehicle for a while if possible, to get a better feel for the mechanical...
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    Re: Reversing a trailer ??

    I would appreciate some trailer reversing tips from those skilled in their use.

    I recently had to reverse a fully laden 3m trailer and I was struggling, nevermind that a vehicle that will happily...
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    Re: Poor Customer Service

    Lol, I love it when dodgy operators make big claims that come back to slap them in the face. Yeah he wasn't ever planning on doing a refund on that drawer monstrosity despite publicly saying he...
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    Re: Poor Customer Service

    Waiting for the choir in coming about how amazing LandyLurver is, his own responses always paint a completely different picture but anyway those with a pinch of sense can get the just of the...
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    Discovery 4 Re: What is it with tappet covers?

    That may be true in theory but seeing manufacturers typically make choices based on meeting price points and the cost of top grade plastic parts that can match the longevity and durability of steel...
  8. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    That tail end is mighty boxy, reminds me of a SAPS van with steel inmate housing/canopy
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    Discovery 3 Re: Transmission oil level? Dr tranny fix

    When problematic an oil change at higher mileages on those particular auto boxes(ZF) normally doesn't help, will actually rather do the opposite and make it worse.
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    Discovery 4 Re: What is it with tappet covers?

    Maybe whoever fits these valve covers that crack don't use a torque wrench to tighten the fasteners, which would be an even more important requirement seeing it appears in the op's case they are...
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    Re: Fortuner 2.4 GD6 4x4 shuther

    That normally happens when the engine is struggling/overloaded which shouldn't be a problem with that engine if its a diesel, I'm assuming it's a manual so maybe try give allow some more clutch slip...
  12. Thread: Non turbo zd30

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    Re: Non turbo zd30

    Can't the engine place supply the engine with the ecu?
  13. Thread: Td5 water pump

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    Re: Td5 water pump

    Also make sure where it's leaking from, from the impellor shaft it's tickets but from the body seal then still OK. When I fitted my Honda waterpump it is supposed to be dry fitted but many...
  14. Thread: Td5 water pump

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    Re: Td5 water pump

    I know with the OE Honda waterpumps they sell the main waterpump body o-ring seperately, mine leaked there but the pump was very old so I just replaced the whole thing.
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Bought another Broken Jeep.....

    Classy looking vehicle, looking forward to what comes.
  16. Re: Stealers, sometimes their parts are just better...

    Aftermarket oil seals are fine as long as they are branded Japanese seals and if used in the engine are high temp. Bearing man sells high temp NOK oil seals which are OE on many Japanese vehicles,...
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    Re: NEW 2018 Suzuki Jimny

    Congrats Small4x4, how did you manage to jump the queue?
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Piston Slap on the 3.2

    So would I but the op didn't actually mention that happening. Maybe it was more a slow leak not a sudden pipe off event with full coolant loss, also mentioned oil being all over the place.

    I'd be...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Piston Slap on the 3.2

    I have, did the op have a tap with hosepipe fitted to his engine??

    The op didn't initially mention coolant loss being the cause of the damage on the new engine hence my question.
  20. Thread: Crispy Toyota

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    Re: Crispy Toyota

    What could have those potentially done?
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Piston Slap on the 3.2

    How did that result in damage, did it cause significant and sudden coolant loss?
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    Re: Can tyres make SUCH a big difference

    Check the odometer vs GPS to see how far off it is with the new tyres and also it will take a few tanks of fuel before you have an accurate idea on how the tyres are affecting the fuel economy.
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    Re: Ammo box, it is a good option

    Do you have a link please, Takealot search is useless!
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    Wrangler 4dr Re: Jeep JK 2.8CRD Gearbox Problem

    He needs to put more hrs in at work to afford this awesome vehicles future repair bills??
  25. Thread: Volvo?

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    Re: Volvo?

    And the mileage is?
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    Re: Input on way forward with Range Rover

    At that age and mileage, I'd take the money, I'm surprised you even have a buyer at that price. It's heading into potentially ultra high maintenance territory so unless you are deeply attached to it...
  27. Re: Lexus LX570 maintenance out of warranty: 160k km

    May be cheaper to direct import the spares with fast courier delivery from the US or Japan etc.
  28. Re: Excellent service Navworld Cape Town (Maitland)

    I've also heard many times how that Garmin place gives incredible aftermarket support.
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    Re: Charging AA, AAA batteries.

    If you look around on Google there is a trick you can do with Nicads and a welder or a few car batteries in series, you give them a short zap over the terminals and that can break down the crystals...
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 is the way to go

    Thanks for the post op, very interesting and some great points made with the sums to back them up.
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    Re: Chev Utility 75000km service

    Is it needed?

    Perhaps worth it to pay the extra R1000 odd but if its found to be in good nick then every second timing belt change may be a suitable replacement interval.

    Some engines only...
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    Re: Shopping for a new SUV

    If you don't have a heavy foot the Subaru 2.5L engines can also be surprisingly fuel economical relative to the engine size. It's possible to get 9-10L/100km from what I have seen on Fuelly, which...
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    Re: Lexus V8 starting Problems

    Have you checked the timing marks with a timing light?
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    Defender Re: Series 3 advice

    I know that feeling well, don't worry many many forum members have been there, I can imagine how gatvol you may be feeling. But don't be that guy that fixes up something really nicely and then sells...
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    Defender Re: Series 3 advice

    Op, how much have you spent so far on your current vehicle and what is the condition of the engine currently?
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