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  1. Thread: Holden 308 V8

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    Re: Holden 308 V8

    Just an update on this

    I took her for a highway run up and down hills as mentioned above and did not get big puff of smoke at the bottom of hill when resumed heavy foot.

    I performed a cold...
  2. Thread: Holden 308 V8

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    Re: Holden 308 V8

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  3. Thread: Holden 308 V8

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    Re: Holden 308 V8

    I will try this, I assume you want me to heavy foot it at the bottom of the hill?

    Btw all the plugs look in decent condition, light tan
  4. Thread: Holden 308 V8

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    Re: Holden 308 V8

    PCV is new. However, its not plugged into vacuum as it was sucking oil in and making it smoke alot more.

    As a trade off I found valve covers with oil filler breather caps. Now I have 3 oil filler...
  5. Thread: Holden 308 V8

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    Re: Holden 308 V8

    It really has not had a long drive.
    Before lockdown I would normally do a 30 to 40 km drive on a Sunday morning on the highway.
    Once the initial smoke clears up it would only give a puff of smoke...
  6. Thread: Holden 308 V8

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    Re: Holden 308 V8

    I had a leakdown test performed on the motor. This test was done on a cold motor.

    There was a leakage of between 15-20% between on the 8 cylinders.

    On all 8 cylinders air hissed out the oil...
  7. Thread: Holden 308 V8

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    Holden 308 V8

    Hi guys

    I have a Holden 308 V8 motor on my 72 El Camino. Motor runs well except that it smokes a bit from cold startup. Drive for 5 minutes and smoke is gone.

    I am certain it is the valve stem...
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    Sticky: Re: VCDS owners register

    Okay thanks.
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    Re: Troubleshooting a rev counter

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    Please see pics attached. I have also attached a pic of the distributor. Let me know if you require better pics.

    No sure how much of a difference this makes my Elcamino is...
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    Re: Trouble shooting a rev counter

    I will have to print this and study it before I decide if I am able to do this.
    Just to confirm is that a 600ohm half watt resisitor?
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    Re: Trouble shooting a rev counter

    So which pins on the tach should I use, the power 12v pin and ground or the pin for the dizzy?
    This is great, thanks, will definitely test and advise results.
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    Re: Troubleshooting a rev counter

    Yes the engine runs. I just want to enhance how the instrument cluster looks.

    Its not a genuine GM HEi. Its an aftermarket one and I would be lying if I told you brand. I got the dizzy from a guy...
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    Re: Trouble shooting a rev counter

    Thats awesome, please explain how to make this easy LED test light:confused:
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    Re: Trouble shooting a rev counter

    Lol......that what happens when I am so tired of trying to figure out something and it does not work. I paused to take a breath and hit the space button;D;D;D
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    Re: Troubleshooting a rev counter

    Its a big cap dizzy, with the module on the top of cap. The pic above is basically the same design. Yes the old Chevy was originally designed with a points dizzy, but was replaced with HEI due to it...
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    Trouble shooting a rev counter

    Hi guys

    Hoping someone is able to give me some advice please.

    I have a 72 Chev El Camino, my pride and joy.

    I want to install a rev counter in the dash. I have the replacement cluster of the...
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    Sticky: Re: VCDS owners register

    Wish I knew the manual reset procedure before.
    Is this oil service the same reset you can do on the MMI? I did that but it did not take away the service due indicator.
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    Sticky: Re: VCDS owners register

    I managed to find a guy in PMB that could reset my service indicator. He charged me R100.

    Only later on I realised that everytime I start the car now it is telling me that i have 15000km before my...
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    Santa Fe issue with key

    Its a 2011 Santa Fe 2.2 CRDI

    For a while now I have been having this issue with the remotes. It does not work! Have to press the button repeatedly to get it to unlock or lock. Also have to insert...
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    Re: 2011 Santa Fe 2.2 CRDI

    Just to close this off, a couple of months back Hyundai reset the electronic steering system. I don't quite understand it, but they used the diagnostic laptop and reset something to do with...
  21. Thread: Santa Fe issues

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    Re: Santa Fe issues

    I cannot advise on any issue you having. I have the 2011 Santa Fe 2.2 CRDI.
    My consumption was never as good as 6l / 100km. The best I ever saw was around 6.7l/100km at 120km/h on relatively flat...
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    Sticky: Re: VCDS owners register

    Hi guys, is there anyone in the Pietermaritzburg area with the VCDS that can assist with service reset please.

    Would appreciate the help.

    Btw is the Ross tech VDCS lite which you can download...
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    Re: 2011 Santa Fe Brake Pads

    I eventually found a Korean brand called Annuri.

    Pad seems fine and so far no complaints.
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    Re: 2011 Santa Fe Brake Pads

    Bump please guys

    I had a look at Metelli pads. The actual pad area is smaller than it should be, i.e. less braking power.
    Masterparts has a STONE brand. This looks and has the correct surface...
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    2011 Santa Fe Brake Pads

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    I need to replace the rear brake pads on my Santa Fe.

    I have used Safeline in the past but I am not happy with the quality recently. I had bought a set and noticed that the pads was...
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    Re: 2011 Audi A4 2.0 TDI

    Okay so car does not have to be coded, but will it shorten the lifespan of the battery if it is not coded? Don't want to save a few rands and pay for a new battery down the road.

    Also the guy at...
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    2011 Audi A4 2.0 TDI

    Hi guys

    My battery on my A4 is getting tired although it has not failed me as yet.

    The battery size is 668.
    I can get a Raylite from Battery Centre for R2 180 or a Willardfrom Midas for R1 760...
  28. Thread: Crank pulley

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    Crank pulley

    Hi all

    My 2011 Santa Fe has had a bit of a noise at low RPM when in traffic. It is almost like something is loose.
    At higher constant speeds you would not hear it at all.

    I have asked advise...
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    Re: Power steering fluid

    I agree, the invoice after a service always states all fluids were topped up, although I have never confirmed this myself.
    In my 8 years of owning the vehicles they have never advised that the power...
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    Re: Power steering fluid

    Thanks for the reply.

    I complex is the job? I am fairly handy around the car and tend try to do what I can to save a buck.

    If not a complex process I would like to attempt myself.

    How much...
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    Re: Power steering fluid

    I spoke to a mechanic at Hyundai and he suggested a flush. He also said that they use an expensive fluid but a good AFT made by Castrol should be fine.

    What do you guys think? I am a little...
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    Power steering fluid

    Hi guys

    My 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe power steering fluid level has dropped to the minimum level. Not sure how long its been at that level but presumably when it was serviced a few months back they...
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    2011 Santa Fe Door lock actuator

    Hi guys

    Have any of you stripped down a door actuator before? My left rear door power lock no longer works and a replacement part only available from Hyundai is R4000 for the part alone, via...
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    Re: 2011 Santa Fe 2.2 CRDI

    I suspect that the issue may just be a factory design fault.

    Will invest some time researching and speaking to alignment guys to see if they can assist.

    iRob who had the issue with his RAV4,...
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    Re: 2011 Santa Fe 2.2 CRDI

    My wife mainly drove this vehicle and we decided to swap vehicles a few months back to give us the feeling of driving new cars:p

    Anyways, the point is that when the people was new it went back so...
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