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    Default Tell me your Ssangyong tales

    Nightmares and fairy tales.

    These can be picked up very cheap these days. The Musso's are 7 seaters so there is enough space. Merc powerplants can't be too bad. I like the lines on them...

    I have a mechanical workshop so keeping it maintained shouldn't be a problem. Parts are available through some of the Korean spares places...

    Give me some reasons I should/shouldn't look at one, please.

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    Default Re: Tell me your Ssangyong tales

    Well for one no one will steal them if they cant even pronounce the name Ssangyong .Lol

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    Default Re: Tell me your Ssangyong tales

    How cheap?

    ďAfrica changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same." - Ernest Hemingway

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    @Paul: Between R25 and R45g's

    @Smarty: The pro's just keep on coming...

    Also: Only word you should recognize after only the second letter...

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    Thanks!

    So what are you buying?

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    Default Re: Tell me your Ssangyong tales

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Thanks!

    So what are you buying?
    Looking at Diesel...trying to find a 2.9 TDi in good nick. Found one in Stanger for R25k...just tryng to figure out if I'm goig to be as sorry as I am we ever bought this Jeep 3.1...

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    Default Re: Tell me your Ssangyong tales

    My Musso has been a family member for 10 years

    Small things to keep in mind
    Once you bought it

    Which is probably valid for most older vehicles

    Vacuum system needs to be in good working order
    Front wheels engaging is dependant on it

    It has a limited slip diff at the rear

    Rear suspension is soft, replace coils with Discovery coils
    Turn up front torsion bars, do ball joint flip
    Have upper wishbone bushes replaced by PU bushes

    CHECK the cooling system, have radiator and intercooler chemically cleaned at radiator shop, thermostat is a dual unit, also check the waterpump

    Block the egr and clean the intake manifold,
    Fit oil catchment tank on tappet cover breather

    Good luck and post some pics

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    Thank you vuurmaker...

    Any other die-hard Ssangyong drivers want to chime in?

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    So basically change almost everything on the vehicle then it will be drivable. Why don't you just spend the extra monies to buy a proper offroad vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etiennel22 View Post
    So basically change almost everything on the vehicle then it will be drivable. Why don't you just spend the extra monies to buy a proper offroad vehicle.

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    Like I said: I have a workshop, so costs me a LOT less to repair stuff than most people, plus I have a business to finance the parts. You can buy a reasonable Ssangyong for around R25k spend R5k to R10k and have a nice, luxurious 4x4 vehicle...

    Or you could start at R35k and buy a wreck of a hilux, spend R10k and still have a 1984 hilux with a leaf spring suspension, and no aircon or power steering, and still not 7 seats...

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    Well having a workshop really helps. But what do you do if you are in the middle of nowhere doing a trail in your luxurious 4x4 Ssangyong and something breaks. I would rather have the wreck of a hilux. But for day to day driving where you are near your workshop...go for it

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    Default Re: Tell me your Ssangyong tales

    Just for the sake of this thread, ettiene. Do you or have you owned a Ssangyong?

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    Default Re: Tell me your Ssangyong tales

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitebob View Post
    Just for the sake of this thread, ettiene. Do you or have you owned a Ssangyong?
    Probably his dogs cousin owners uncles neighbors son had one.

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    Nitebob, dont listen to these brand bashing people. Where do u stay? I have a 96 Musso TD Executive Automatic. Search and read my previous posts about them or talk to me. Ive had m)ne for 10 years now.
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    Ex 1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw) |Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | FR Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Rear Bumper
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    I have a 2006 Korando 2.9TDi auto, I got it 6 years on about 60000km, it’s now just gone for its 140000km service. I use it every day and its nothing but comfortable and reliable. I haven’t had any big issues, just the usual wear and tear stuff. One thing that has come up recently is the 4wd doesn’t engage, I’m told it most likely the vacuum lines that need to be replaced (which is still not really a big or expensive fix anyway) – I think vacuum lines are a common problem with all of them.

    I think it’s important to find a mechanic that knows the cars – but that’s probably the case with any make of car

    None of them are particularly good looking, and the older ones aren’t worth much so at least nobody wants to nick them.

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    Only mods I have done :
    Disco 2 rear springs,
    Bilstein shocks,
    17" Toyota rims (still have the original 15")
    Torsion bar turned up to max
    Oil catcher
    Same engine, was overhauled after overheating

    No LSD
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    When nature calls
    Jacques Steyn

    2009 Toyota Prado 150 VX (202kw)
    OL Front bumper | Snorkel (about to do suspension upgrade in new year)

    Swambo : 2012 VW Polo 1.4

    Ex 2008 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX A/T (199kw) | TD Suspension | Outback Extreme Rear Bumper | Ironman Front Bumper | Air Helpers | Snorkel | FR Roofrack
    Ex 1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw) |Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | FR Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Rear Bumper
    Ex 1982 Citroen CX Prestige automatic
    Ex 1976 Citroen GS Club
    Ex 2013 Honda CRV Exec Auto AWD
    Ex 2007 Toyota Auris 2.0 D4D
    Ex 2010 Honda Accord 2.4i Exec Manual (148kw)
    Ex 1997 Isuzu KB280LE TD D/C 2x4
    Ex 1997 Toyota Corolla RSI (121kw)
    Ex 1989 Toyota Corolla GLI TwinCam Exec (98kw)

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    @Brusselsprout. I have a mechanic working for me, and when I find the right one (Musso). I will definitely get a workshop manual for them. I might have some psychological deviation but I like how the Musso looks. Especially if it looks as Badass as AceVentura's. I don't shop after brands, I shop after value for money. For the same money I can get a Series II or III Landy, but the Ssangyong seems to be a better ride and those that have them seem to drive them till they die...

    Anybody have a picture of this oil catcher? What is the purpose of it?

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    Oil catch can mod are done to many (older) vehicles,


    http://oilcatchcan.com/

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    I have had my diesel Musso for 19 years since new. For the money it is a fantastic car and very reliable. As was said before, keep the vacuum pump in good nick otherwise not only does the 4X4 not work but if it explodes it will take out the motor - I know, it happened to me. We had to do minimal work on ours for the first 15 years! Since we have put in a new motor, done the alternator, wish bone bushes, cooling system recon, and exhaust. A long time ago we fitted Old Man EMU suspension - what an improvement on handling and off road. Also, they DON'T rust. My opinion, go for it and buy a Musso.

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    Going to have a look at a 2.3 Petrol later today. Question though. If you buy a five seater, how hard is it going to be to get a sixth seat? How hard to install?

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