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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Bit less.
    For secondhand ya

    Must sy the Humma impressed me this weekend, did a trip down to the family in Kuruman and got 8.6km/liter for the trip (aircon running constantly to cope with the 35 degree days there)
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    ''Had a small hicup but was quickly sorted by GM Menlynn (replaced gearbox and cooling system i.e. radiator)''
    Small hiccup

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerhardkoek View Post
    Small hiccup
    well it took them one week to do the whole replacement, and I had a courtesy car, so it didn't really bother me.

    One of the reasonst that 2nd hand is cheaper than brand new, is that you dont know how the previous owner used the vehicle, and thus in what mechanical condition it is in. These matters weren't detected during the test drives, nor by the AA's 101 inspection.
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    So this wekend we went down to Ifafi at harties for some relaxation and fishing, and boy is it a dream towing the trailer with the Hummer. Only niggle is that the Adventures suspension package is a bit too soft on road for my liking, so I'm now in the process of looking for a supplier for the Rancho adjustable shocks and My Ride Control Box




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    Howzit Sennin

    Congrats boet! I'm sure you'll have many happy miles of motoring & off-roading in your H3.

    Only reason the Hummer guys aren't sitting in front of their keyboards 24/7 is because we actually spend the bigger part of the year working and playing in the bush.

    Just returned from a quick trip to Zambia and back in less than a week towing my Xplorer all the way. My H3 still stock standard... I was pleasantly surprised with the fuel economy through the most part of Botswana = 5.4km/l... Granted that was the best it got but never less than 4.2km/l during the trip. (Mozambique towing in deep sand = different story altogether)

    Also very happy with GM Menlyn's service. Just wanted to dismember a certain salesman back then who tried to rip me off...

    Anyhow, have fun!
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    Sennin it is like the F250's not many around. The Hummers and F250's must maar communicate seen as we are so few. Hope you enjoy that Hummer
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    Thats True Rooipiet, over weekends I get the itchy feeling and then the hand just Reaches for the Hummer keys and then its GAME ON

    This weekend we did a unplanned trip to Pelgrim's Rest, Graskop, Godswindow etc. and averaged 7.1km/liter fully loaded doing those passes (longtom, etc)
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    EK kry vandag die T-Case protection vir die H3 in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    EK kry vandag die T-Case protection vir die H3 in.
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    So we went to De Wildt this weekend and the Hummer impressed as usual

    hopefully the T-Case protector plate will be on before the end of this week, so I can remove those irritating stepsills ...

    Anyhow, here are some pictures



























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    Hey Sennin

    Leke man! Did the unbelievers also gawk at your H3 at it strolled up Oom Gert se klip?

    Luckilly mine already has a whole bunch of under-body plates for protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RooiPiet View Post

    Leke man! Did the unbelievers also gawk at your H3 at it strolled up Oom Gert se klip?
    They onlookers were secretly wishing that the hummer would fail, they even brought ropes along to recover me
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    I love it! We can make some money hustling them
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    So for x-mas I spoiled the hummer with some new tyres

    Originally ordered some bigger 33" tyres, and in the end there is now 35" Kumho KL71 's under the Hummer



    Fuel consumption dropped way less than antisipated (forgot to compensate for the ODO under reading by 9.3% ). Now get roughly 580km on a full tank of fuel.







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    So as we all know, bigger tyres reduces the power of a vehicle.

    So I contacted the friendly People at PCMForLess in the states and ordered myself a NEW PCM core with software to correct the speedo problem, and increase the engine power.

    Recieved the PCM friday and installed the PCM on friday night, took less than 5 minutes for the swap, but 35 minutes for the Security relearn procedure (this is to protect the Hummer against thieves just changing the Control Module and then starting it with a new key and driving off).

    The hummer now feels that it has a bit more power, than when I bought it with the stock tyres on, and the speedo is spot on. I decided to keep the speed limmiter on and is actually glad as you reach the 165kph mark way too soon now .

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    Just a little update on the Hummer

    Fitted a Snorkel to the beast , so dont let anyone tell you you cant fit a Snorkel to a 07 Model Hummer, you just don't use the airbox fitting provided in the 08+ kit .



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    Just a little update on the status of the hummer:

    Booked the Hummer in on 4 April 2011 at GM Menlynn with Stability trac failure and check engine light illuminated on dash. Unable to pull away as the engine's power gets reduced and then stalls. Error occured when I got to this position:



    Got a phonecall from GM on the 5th of April to tell me that the PCM (ECU) is kaput and itwill cost R5,500 for a new one excl. labour. Hey I have the spare so i took it to them for installation..... problem still there... they will try to find the problem.

    No feedback for the rest of the week, I'm getting worked up so I phone them on Friday 8 April 2011, to hear whats going on. My service advisor is on leave for the whole week and the technicians are working hard to try and fault find.

    Tuesday 12 April 2011 I phone them again to get an update on the Hummer. Sorry sir we are out of ideas, busy consulting with the factory in finding the fault. They will let me know whats going on.

    Friday 15 April 2011 I phone yet agian to enquire on the status of the Hummer, Sir could you please come in to chat as we think its the connection on the gearbox thats faulty. So here I take an hour early off from work to get to GM for them to tell me that the technicial is away for training and they think it might be a "something" on the gearbox that isn't working propperly, they had Bosch out to do tests and they also confirmed it. But wait, didn't YOU replace the gearbox in september 2010? Yes we did sir, will let you know on Monday...

    This is already 2 weeks waiting just for a diagnosis, I'm getting peaved.

    Monday 18 April 2011, I waited the whole day for their promised phone call, nada.

    Tuesday 19 April 2011 I wait for the call, and finally phoned the afternoon at 16:45 to enquire about the hummer. Hi Sir the technician is busy working on the Hummer, and he will give me a call before 18:00 as they are working late today..... No call back as expected

    Tuesday 19 April 2011 I phoned them this morning to enquire. hi sir you can speak directly to the technician Jim. Hi Jim whats the latest on the Hummer? Sir we have disconnected all the plugs on the gearbox and is going to do a test drive now, will let you know whats going on. Got a call back 30 minutes later, Hi sir, the Engine wiring harness on the gearbox is faulty and needs to be replaced, that will be R15,000 excluding labour.

    So ja, now we wait till next month to hear whats going

    What is actually working my patience is the fact that I dont get any updates on their progress, if I dont phone them, I dont hear anything. In the last two and a half weeks I had 2 phone calls from them, and on my side I have 21 phone calles logged on my phone when I phoned them
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    Jou hummer is pragtig maar die probleme is hoekom ek nie 1 ry nie. Sterkte ek hoop hulle sort jou probleme uit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superhansie View Post
    Jou hummer is pragtig maar die probleme is hoekom ek nie 1 ry nie. Sterkte ek hoop hulle sort jou probleme uit.
    He he, tnx.

    Alle fabrikate het probleme, dis maar 'n gegewe , wat my net erg afsit is die diens, of eerder tekort aan diens wat 'n mens teen die mure uitdryf
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    So i got the Hummer back this morning, all problems fixed, new engine wiring harness installed cost reduced to R14,037 as Motorite doesn't cover this...

    Will be doing some testing this weekend to make sure that everything is tip top again
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