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    Default Re: Not quite a "softroader" Diahatsu inside

    Lift is ietwat moeiliker. IFS met Coils.
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    I think I'll leave the height as it is currently - but would one day get bigger tires though as its got 215/80 R15's on at the moment.
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    So... me being mechanically challenged, who can you recommend in my valley that I can get some of the engine stuff worked on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    So... me being mechanically challenged, who can you recommend in my valley that I can get some of the engine stuff worked on?
    Depends where you are. Pretoria is a big town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Depends where you are. Pretoria is a big town.
    I am in the magalliesmoot area north west of the city
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    I am in the magalliesmoot area north west of the city
    I'd try Koops in the Moot then for general issues. For diesel engine work, maybe Stallion turbos in van der Hoff.
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    Hmm have heard some mixed reviews of Koops - but I have never used them myself - dont know anybody who has used them either.

    Needs small stuff to be done like the gasket that seals the oil cooler, filter en sender unit assembly to the block as its leaking oil there. Dont know if I will find such a gasket at a regular spares shop - perhaps they can make a gasket with some gastket paper? Do places still bother doing such?
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    Ja so using the diagram from Prof it seems the switch is FUBAR - no continuity on any of the pins when in the off position and only some of the pins when up or down.

    Now I guess Ill use a universal 5 pin switch if I can find one and mod it in there - how hard can that be?
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    Managed to get brake pads for front, at Midas nogal.


    I see masterparts do have the timing belt but they don't stock the tensioner. Is it necessary for the tensioner to be replaced as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    Ja so using the diagram from Prof it seems the switch is FUBAR - no continuity on any of the pins when in the off position and only some of the pins when up or down.

    Now I guess Ill use a universal 5 pin switch if I can find one and mod it in there - how hard can that be?
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    I see masterparts do have the timing belt but they don't stock the tensioner. Is it necessary for the tensioner to be replaced as well?
    YES! If the tensioner bearing seizes it will ruin your day and wallet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post

    YES! If the tensioner bearing seizes it will ruin your day and wallet.

    Hmm I guess the search continues...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    Hmm I guess the search continues...
    You MIGHT be able to just replace the bearing...........but that implies getting the engine timing marks all lined up and then removing the tensioner to inspect. I'd leave that to a workshop unless you have some experience.
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    Came across this website https://www.milneroffroad.com/daihat...08824k/008824K

    Its only 75 pounds or so
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    Managed to buy a universal power window switch at autozone for the hefty sum of R55.

    Its a 6 contact and the original uses only 5 contacts. Took a long time to figure out using the wiring diagram I got to get it to work, but I just couldn't wrap my head around it. So after taking all wires out, opening a cold beer, and completely ignoring the diagram, started to wire it up the way I think is should work - and it works with just 4 pins on the switch and bridging the other two across.

    Well at least it works from the passenger side, I have not tried even looking at the master controller yet. At least my passenger can get some fresh air if they need it.



    Modified the switch to fit in the original plastic panel on the door


    Also took the grill off and painted it a satin black as the original grey/silver was really badly faded
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    Anybody knows more or less how much customs one pays on shipped parts from over the ocean? Is it a percentage of cost price?

    Stuff I want from a UK supplier comes to about 308 pounds, including shipping via DHL or some sort of couriers.

    What is that in Randelas - about R18.70 to the pound ... eish baie geld
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    What are you buying from Milner Off Road?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    What are you buying from Milner Off Road?
    I want to get the timing belt and tensioner kit that comes with the idler and everything - cant seem to source them locally, aside from the belt only.

    Also looking at a complete clutch kit they have for it - seems available locally but only LUK and at almost R5k its a bit much me thinks.

    Have not bought yet, but got prices in the mean time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAJ View Post
    I want to get the timing belt and tensioner kit that comes with the idler and everything - cant seem to source them locally, aside from the belt only.

    Also looking at a complete clutch kit they have for it - seems available locally but only LUK and at almost R5k its a bit much me thinks.

    Have not bought yet, but got prices in the mean time.
    I got a Valeo Clutch @ R4 000.

    For interest...the Toyota Hilux 2.4D clutch plate is same diam. But you have to use the old pressure plate and bearing. For when you are in a bind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    I got a Valeo Clutch @ R4 000.

    For interest...the Toyota Hilux 2.4D clutch plate is same diam. But you have to use the old pressure plate and bearing. For when you are in a bind.

    R4k not that bad - where did you source that Valeo?

    I will keep trying other places for the clutch, at least its not urgent for now - its got a bit of a shudder, and I am pedantic about the littlest of shudder .

    But an Autozone I went to over the weekend said they might be able to source the timing belt & tensioner from their suppliers in DBN so I will just wait and see.
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    What colour to make the bumpers and plastic corner pieces? The bumpers are a dark grey but I'm thinking black also - might be too much black?

    And I dont like the grey rims either - perhaps just plain old white?
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