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Tuning & Logging / Re: Tactrix Cable Owners
« on: October 22, 2017, 03:37:18 PM »
I need the same thing done, but in Kimberley (I know!) anyone????   ::)

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I would try for 2nd hand, otherwise RockAuto, but looks like you're in for around $100.00 plus postage +- $30 - 40... I've heard that either certain Nissan or Toyota ones, are the same, not sure how true that is...

Good luck!

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N/A Tech Chat / Re: CV Joint Noise > Drive Shaft Replacement?
« on: October 22, 2017, 03:15:59 PM »
They'll probably whistle, the all too well-known mechanic's whistle when they see a Scoobie, but get their opinion anyway...

What is a mechanics whistle? That typical whistle that says "here's big shit"?
That's the one! It's normally accompanied straight after by: "Nee meneer, die goed kry jy net by die agents...!"

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N/A Tech Chat / Re: CV Joint Noise > Drive Shaft Replacement?
« on: October 19, 2017, 03:56:00 PM »
I would take it to a place like Drivelines, or a recognised CV specialist and ask them to have a look. They'll probably whistle, the all too well-known mechanic's whistle when they see a Scoobie, but get their opinion anyway...

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N/A Tech Chat / Re: Rattles and squeaks...!
« on: October 19, 2017, 03:50:55 PM »
My 2012 Forester is driving me crazy. I 'think' I have narrowed the squeaking down to the rubber supports that are supposed to keep the back door firm and steady, but HOW DO I SILENCE THEM?

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Check the long rubber stoppers can actually screw in and out in order to adjust the "boot" door. Slight adjustment there would seal better and make the door more solid.

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N/A Tech Chat / Re: CV Joint Noise > Drive Shaft Replacement?
« on: October 19, 2017, 03:47:18 PM »
Looks like RockaAuto Cardone units are around $53.00 each, plus postage... Very, very far from ZAR18k! :-\

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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: O2 Sensor
« on: October 19, 2017, 03:43:20 PM »
Thanks for the offer guys, but I managed to get a new one from RockAuto for the equivalent of R700.00 plus postage. All in, still half what Subaru dealers want to charge...it's pathetic what we have to pay for parts here!

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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: O2 Sensor
« on: October 18, 2017, 04:04:31 PM »
Ok, so RockAuto it is... Pity about the long wait! Local stealers want to rip me R2,770.00!

At least I don't have to pay RA in ZAR...

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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: O2 Sensor
« on: October 18, 2017, 03:32:21 PM »
The car is at a mechanical workshop with a professional scanner, which is able to access the ECU, that's why I know the code, but they are not sure how to delete the O2 group of codes to disable the error...

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Turbo Tech Chat / O2 Sensor
« on: October 18, 2017, 03:05:14 PM »
My rear downsteam O2 sensor has packed up, causing the engine light and speed control lights to flash and giving P0037 code. I've been told by Chett that it's not essential and I can either replace at vast cost, or delete the O2 sensor group of codes. Can anyone please advise how this is done? He (Chett) offered to assist if I brought the car to him, but my car is in Kimberley and I'm in Qatar...

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General Chat / Rockauto
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:49:26 PM »
Some advice from the guys that regularly order from Rockauto. I ordered my timing belt kit and spark plugs from them recently. The parcel was sent via DHL and tracking done throughout. I've just received a message that the parcel had arrived in SA, but delayed at customs. Is this normal?

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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Forester SH timing belt kit and water pump.
« on: September 07, 2017, 10:44:07 PM »
I paid more than 100% less for the parts, including postage, than was quoted to me by Subaru parts. Is there really such a vast difference in quality, that they have to absolutely rip us off like that? There surely cannot be much of a difference between Gates, or NGK and the OEM branded equivalent to justify this extortion?

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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Forester SH timing belt kit and water pump.
« on: September 07, 2017, 04:18:54 PM »
Rock Auto uses mostly USPS if I recall correctly. About two to four weeks depending on the option. Faster would be to send it to a forwarding company like Shipito, then you can use Aramex.

Go and scratch around on their site, they show the options and shipping cost if you add to a cart. Which kit I would not be sure, go and see what looks most feasible?
Thanks, I've placed an order. They say 8 - 15 days, so let's see... Also got plugs at a good price $8.50 each for NGK Iridium!

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Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Forester SH timing belt kit and water pump.
« on: September 07, 2017, 11:14:21 AM »
Wynandd, assuming you do not have time to source from Rock Auto or E-Bay?

I know a friend who has bought from a certain Midas in Springs, but it's a bit hit and run as to getting the correct kit for a specific motor.

I've bought a gasket kit from Alert for a XT motor, turned out it was for a NA.

I've given the car to my dad to use and him and my brother own a workshop in Kimberley. The car is not quite on 200K km yet, so I do have a little time. Do you know what thime it takes to get the kit from Rockauto? Which would be the correct/best one to get, should I decide on RA?

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Turbo Tech Chat / Forester SH timing belt kit and water pump.
« on: September 07, 2017, 10:45:15 AM »
Could anybody please recommend a reliable supplier, other than Subaru dealers, of these (seemingly, rocking horse crap, made of gold) items in South Africa? I'm almost 100% sure I've read somewhere on this very forum, that Alert Engine Parts, stocked these. Just spoke to two different branches and it's as if I was asking for a flux capacitor for a 1982 De Lorean... computer says "no"! N They get to the point where it lists EJ engine, 169kW and that's where their computer's knowledge ends...

Problem is, I'm sitting in Qatar, the car is in Kimberley at a workshop, so I'm not really able to do much searching for parts, other than the internet and the odd phone call....

In Kimberley, the word Subaru is not commonly heard, with the parts salesmen giving the all too well known whistle and "nee meneer, daai goed kry jy net by die dealers..." when asked!
Some assistance would be highly valued!

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