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    In die ou dae het ons die heater oop gemaak dan het die koue water die temp afgebring, dan weer toe gemaak as die cab vuurwarm word.
    Dis nog voor aircons,so nat lappie om die nek.

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    Unbelievably impressive Erwin considering the loads you pull and the high Temps you go through.
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    My 2.0 is on a measly 196k km. I have the exact opposite problem - had the EGR blanked and stage 1 programmed. Now the engine runs cold sometimes. It often only rises to 70C instead of 90C. But then sometimes it does go up to normal temp, and I cannot figure out why and when.

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    Have a look at the viscous coupling on the fan. I had a similar problem with the Pajero and it turned out to be a dry coupling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    In die ou dae het ons die heater oop gemaak dan het die koue water die temp afgebring, dan weer toe gemaak as die cab vuurwarm word.
    Dis nog voor aircons,so nat lappie om die nek.
    By ons werk dit nie. Ons gebruik die heater om ons af te koel

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    I had a short drirt road on Friday. 20km from Gochas side to the tar road at Stampriet. 10km from start, I had a puncher on the trailer and had to stop and replace. Tyre gone. Side wall cut by a stone. New tyre 195R14C. They are 1600.00 and by new I mean they did 410km. When I stopped, I cheded to see if the fan was working. It was running, but I will check the coupling as well.

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    For towing you used to be able to get an electric fan switch (the one that takes the water temp to turn the fan on) that switched you fan on at 78 degrees instead of 87 degrees That was a standard swap out if you towed with your car. It kept the temperature low when towing and really helped if you went uphill. The engine works a lot harder when towing, hence the extra heat. This gets worse the older the motor is.

    So it would switch on the fan at a 9 degree lower temperature than standard. This switch would just replace the standard brass switch on the bottom of your radiator, at the lower radiator outlet pipe. You can leave it in all the time, no need to change it back when not towing.

    This was available from any spares shop (like Midas). The temp that it switches on at, is normally stamped on the unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    Selling not on the cards. It is still mint. There are small things to attend to but still cheaper than a new one and this one is driving like other bakkie I had and looks new with jot single rattle and it spend most of it's live on dirt roads. If injectors, should it not get heavy on fuel. I have a full fuel record of this vehicle since day 1. Constant up to now.
    Amaroks is tough little buggers,my Transporters were running in excess of 650 000kms on them and my oldest Rok on 540 000 103kw and still very reliable.

    Just check fan coupling,clean radiators . If theres no water leaks or loss then leave the injectors as is if one of them go you will notice the vibration or rough shaking on your Rok.

    Maybe remove your EGR completeley ,well i did that on 60000kms and no troubles.
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    Overfuelling.
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    Sorry, I have nothing to add except that I find it very heartening to hear the high mileage some of you guys are racking up. Especially in tough conditions...
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    Had a transporter 2.5 5 cylinder 128kW, 2006 model. A donkey took it out one night at Ruacana. That was my best bakkie ever. Slept in it many times. Had 400k on the clock when the donkey took it out. Bought Amarok as a replacement in 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dph View Post
    My 2.0 is on a measly 196k km. I have the exact opposite problem - had the EGR blanked and stage 1 programmed. Now the engine runs cold sometimes. It often only rises to 70C instead of 90C. But then sometimes it does go up to normal temp, and I cannot figure out why and when.
    The ID10T removed your thermostat. Standard 'backyarder'' gospel trick. Put it back, you will shorten the motor life if not.

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    To me it seems everything is working as it should, but the removal of heat is compromised. Overfuelling is not the problem as you say consumption is still good. I would replace the viscous coupling if it has one and also replace coolant with the right mix as specified. For good measure, change thermostat and check radiator pressure and main electric fan sensor.
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    Ek het n hele paar jaar gelede dieselfde oorgekom met n Amarok nadat ek vol diesel gemaak het in Springbok. Ons was op n lang trip deur Namibia oppad terug na PTA. Ek het weer volgemaak in Upington en die probleem was weg. n Bietjie "leke" navorsing na die tyd het gedui op die oktaan van die diesel wat die flashpoint beheer kan die verbranding beinvloed. Ek is baie bang vir die deesdae se nuus dat parraffien onwettig by diesel gegooi word deur dicey suppliers. Dit kan die flashpoint van diesel ook verander wat ontbranding ook kan beinvloed en n enjin laar warm loop. Sou graag wil hoor wat n expert hiervan se.
    Ek het weer onlangs n tweede 2L Tdi Amarok (vorige shape) gekoop en stem saam oor hulle kwaliteit. Ek wil nie n nuwe threat begin nie maar ek sal hom moeilik ruil vir n nuwe.
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    Is an Amarok on heat better than an Amarok in heat?

    I'll see myself out now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    Is an Amarok on heat better than an Amarok in heat?

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    The Rocky has not run hot in a while, but then I have not pulled a large load of a long distance in a while. Tomorrow, it will be tested. 2 ton and 300km to go. 50% dirt roads. The shocks were totally done. Replace with Bilstein B6. The EFS did a good job. Could not find any shocks locally. All 14-day delivery. Ordered from Miken. 3 days delivered to transport company in JHB. 2 days later it was delivered to my door at 10km outside Okahandja. Also, replace two CV boots that started leaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dph View Post
    My 2.0 is on a measly 196k km. I have the exact opposite problem - had the EGR blanked and stage 1 programmed. Now the engine runs cold sometimes. It often only rises to 70C instead of 90C. But then sometimes it does go up to normal temp, and I cannot figure out why and when.

    Hallo

    Mine did the same at some point. Thermostat was stuck 'open'. Replaced, and it got to running temp as normal again.
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    Towed a load yestersay. On hilly sections, the temp goes to 110 but stays there and comes back fast to 90 when the engine is not working hard. Away for 3 weeks will have the egr removed when I am back. I just take it easy for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    Towed a load yestersay. On hilly sections, the temp goes to 110 but stays there and comes back fast to 90 when the engine is not working hard. Away for 3 weeks will have the egr removed when I am back. I just take it easy for now.
    On my Transporter 132kw 2.0diesel I also go to 106, or slightly higher, when towing hot days on long uphills. Come back quickly to around 87-90 when on flat ground again. This was like this from when I bought the vehicle on 30000kms, now on 160000kms. Looks like the 2.0 tdi 132kw, in the Transporter at least, run a bit hight temps. My bus does not even have a temp guage and I get the readings from an OBDII dongle. The warning light for high temps has never come on during these temps, so if I did not have the OBDII I would not even know that the temps ran highish. I see most cars these days are marked to 120deg C on the temp guage and not showing it as RED. I think with the presurised system and good quality coolant that 110deg C is still very much within design specifications of modern day engines.

    PS - Had the EGR removed at some stage and this did not make any noticable change on my coolant temps from before and after.

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