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    Re: Ford: Sync3 hidden diagnostics menu

    Yes, the only way I know of is to adjust the volume while the navigator is speaking, then it retains that volume level for the navigator. It also has a separate volume for traffic announcements. I've...
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    Ford: Sync3 hidden diagnostics menu

    Well the other day I discovered a diagnostics menu while trying to reset my Sync3. As usual it had hung up on the bluetooth connection, and I forgot what to press to reset it.

    Turns out you press...
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    Re: Car jammer at the office. Is there any hope?

    If a keyless system locks automatically when you walk away one would assume it is when the key goes out of range. Jamming therefore, in a case like this, should make it lock even sooner? Or what am I...
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    Re: Die hel - went up in flames

    We had one night (15th) booked at the camping site and received an email that we could no longer be accommodated. I wish them luck, it's quite a setback for them. Hoping we can still drive down...
  5. Thread: Sync 3 updates

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    Re: Sync 3 updates

    Is it with the same version of Sync that the Everest shows it, and the Wildtrack not? I'm actually hesitant to update, I use the current GPS speed a lot.
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    Re: Basecamp alternative

    There is no 64-bit version of basecamp for MacOS.

    Edit: Oops. A bit embarrased here. It seems they have a 64-bit version after all, and all the while I thought I was on the latest build.
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    Re: Basecamp alternative

    So with the latest MacOS release the basecamp app will no longer work, as the new MacOS Catalina no longer supports 32-bit apps. Garmin is also not continuing development on basecamp, as far as I...
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    Re: T4A on iPhone XR ios 13.1 zoom blanks map.

    Email t4a...Their support is usually quite good, and fast. If they're aware of the issue I'm sure an update will be forthcoming soon.
  9. Thread: Beetle motor woes

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    Re: Beetle motor woes

    Also check your vacuum advance on the distributor. Years ago on my beach buggy it took me a while to realize that the (almost) clogged up vacuum pipe (from carb to distributor's vacuum valve) caused...
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    Re: This VW/Ford NON-SENSE regarding Amarok

    Why would it be perceived quality?

    If VW are going to push a new bakkie, whether in collaboration with Ford or any other manufacturer, they sure as hell will make sure it's still a quality...
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    Re: Ford recall on brake lines

    Did you just drop in? Or book beforehand? I have a booking but only for July, wouldn't mind popping in earlier to get it done.
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    Re: Jeep Centurion dealership closed as from 1 July

    So what happens in a case of still having a maintenance plan on a vehicle? Where to go for services then?
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    Re: Ford recall on brake lines

    Well, Ford (or any other manufacturer, I guess) would not just decide one day to do a recall on an item, unless there were issues reported relating to it. But I don't recall reading about any brake...
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    Re: Robbery at Manyane (Pilanesberg) - 1 robber killed

    Wel gedaan aan die skieter! Alhoewel hy/sy waarskynlik 'n baie traumatiese nagevolg gaan h hiervan, en berading sal moet soek, is dit ook 'n teken aan die kriminele dat hulle nie altyd wegkom nie....
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    Re: Ford recall on brake lines

    Thanks, Bravofox. I see mine is also affected by the recall.
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    Re: Ford recall on brake lines

    How do you guys receive this letter, by email?

    And, if I have not received such, can I phone Ford to enquire about eligibility of my Ranger? Or do I need to wait fror the letter?
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    Re: Insurance reject stolen vehicle claim.

    I think that it is a bit disingenuous of Raymond to bring up older claims, and allude to previous experiences (which seem unrelated to this claim), then leave the ball in the OP's court. The OP...
  18. Thread: Sync 3 updates

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    Re: Sync 3 updates

    Awesome, found it! Turns out it is in the Navigation settings, not in the main system settings where you configure everything else. For those looking to know, it is the warnings in the navigation...
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    Re: Sync 3 updates

    So ever since the latest update (as per post above) my radio gives an audible notification sound periodically, while driving. Ive disconnected bluetooth and it continues, so it's not my phone doing...
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    Re: School me on fuses please

    Most importantly, when buying new fuses is to always test them to make sure they blow at the right current before using them! :p
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    Re: Jeep renegade trailhawk

    While I can't comment on the Trailhawk, swambo has the longitude and she's very happy with it. Great little car. They're a bit expensive though, to my liking. But that's just because I pay for it...
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    Re: Hoedspruit to graskop via mariepskop pass.

    Swambo and I did this on my motorcycle a couple of months back. There was some grading taking place on two occasions, so there is some maintenance happening. One part of the route (red arrow) was...
  23. Thread: New Ranger Run-In

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    Re: New Ranger Run-In

    When I bought my new Ranger a year ago I was told not to worry about running in, or even a run in service or oil change. Just drive it, they said. Nonetheless, my mechanical sympathy caused me to...
  24. Thread: Magical Oil?

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    Re: Magical Oil?

    Or he grew tired of the snide remarks and decided, Stuff you all!
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    Re: Ranger 3.2 auto 4x4 gearbox oil

    I would follow the recommendations of the owner's manual. But, get hold of the manual for the newest model, as some corrections may have been made to the book.

    It's a schlepp, I know, I had the...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Piston Slap on the 3.2

    Wil ek ook weet. Bought mine in January, never been told of service intervals dropping to 15,000km.
  27. Thread: Sani Pass

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    Re: Sani Pass

    Met my laaste opgaan so paar weke terug (pas was rof! baie los klip...) het my motorfiets besluit om so bietjie te rus. My fout, ek't die draai t binnekant gevat en toe die enjin gestol. Oeps, toe...
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    Re: Picture of your bike!

    This is my daily commute and adventure partner. Taking a little nap on the way up Sani last Saturday.
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    Re: Ranger 3.2 XLT loosing it's marbles

    Ai, that sucks man. Mine has still not acted up again, now on 8000km.
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    Re: I know I'm wrong BUT

    Apologies, clearly I misunderstood.
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    Re: Ranger governed by factory

    I quite agree with you, but taking it easy is not exactly "running it in". If it were to be run in still, why would you do 20,000km's without changing the oil? The mere fact that no oil change is...
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    Re: I know I'm wrong BUT

    Exactly what does religion have to do with it? Do you think that religion governs morality?
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    Re: I know I'm wrong BUT

    Can't believe people come onto a public forum and ask if its okay to be dishonest.

    But I'm also encouraged to see how many opt to do the right thing.
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    Re: Ranger governed by factory

    If the engine were to still run in, why would you only service it only after 20,000km's? I bought my Ranger and was told, "No run in, no run-in service or oil change. Just ride it and service every...
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    Re: Driver behaviour monitoring, how does it work?

    As it is almost impossible to align the unit perfectly with the vehicle's axis, and still have it fairly well hidden, a calibration process is almost certainly required. Not only does it overcome...
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