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Parts and Accessories For Sale / Re: PAY IT FORWARD
« on: January 17, 2019, 11:29:19 AM »
Hi Gieljam,

You should please elaborate a bit more on which tensioner you require, the are noramlly more than one.
Assuming it's for the Aircon compressor belt, try MACS Auto I bought mine there some years ago.

If it is for the timing(cam) belt, try Masterparts....

N/A Tech Chat / Re: 2.5 Engine not available
« on: January 09, 2019, 06:33:25 PM »
sounds 20/20  ???

Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Re: Mud
« on: January 09, 2019, 10:10:24 AM »
Thanks Divan,
Actually thought of installing a brush in there, but that did seem a bit "crude" for a daily....

Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Mud
« on: January 07, 2019, 03:19:51 PM »
Always when I drive gravel or muddy roads, there is an accumulation of same in the rear wheels. It's much worse with mud, to the extend that the wheel become unbalanced. I've had it so bad on occasion, that I could drive above km/h on a tar road.

Is there a solution to prevent the accumulation of mud in the wheels?

I know the SJ has little deflector in front of the rear wheels (not sure about the SH/SK models), which I assume are there the prevent this accumulation?

Introduction / Re: New guy
« on: January 07, 2019, 03:08:40 PM »
Welcome Lance,

Keep that diesel locked away when not in using, there are guys seriously looking for diesels.  ;D
(not me)

Unless you post some pics of your car, we won't belive you actually own one.... ;) ;)

Photography / Re: Post a new pic everyday.
« on: December 29, 2018, 10:40:03 PM »
Nice back-roads there.

Bodywork / Re: Windscreen
« on: December 29, 2018, 10:38:33 PM »
Does your insurance not cover this?
Else you prob. looking at around the R4 - 5k mark?

Introduction / Re: Howzit from Slaapstad
« on: December 29, 2018, 10:37:01 PM »
Welcome John,
Show us some pics, else we don't believe you.
 ;D ;D

Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Re: Another tyre help please
« on: December 25, 2018, 08:44:51 AM »
R2500 per tyre is way too much.

This excludes shipping and fitting.
If you use their "partners", shipping is free....

General Chat / Re: Forester died
« on: December 24, 2018, 03:55:22 PM »
If the pics are too big to upload, open them in "Paint" (comes with Windows ), then resize them to 25%. This should be ok for upload then.

Alternative, sign up for something like, then you can upload your photos there, and get them resized for various options...

Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Re: Another tyre help please
« on: December 24, 2018, 03:49:15 PM »
What do you deem to be too expensive?

Photography / Re: Post a new pic everyday.
« on: December 23, 2018, 09:17:29 PM »
Yar is probably more than just speed involved.

Nice gravel road that...

General Chat / Re: Forester died
« on: December 23, 2018, 09:13:54 PM »
Strange, as the LH side actually has the pick-up.
Also strange that only one side would be off by one tooth? ???

Anyway, can you check for ECU error codes?

Introduction / Re: Hello - Thanks for accepting me
« on: December 23, 2018, 09:07:28 PM »
Hi Willem,
Wys daar 'n paar fotos van jou Fozzie, anders glo ons jou nie.

ps, welkom hier  ;D

Bodywork / Re: Sump Guard - Thumbs up
« on: December 19, 2018, 10:49:24 PM »
So, in June, we did a Nam tour, with my mini sump guard fitted.
I can't say whether it made any difference, as I had done other mods(see below) to the cooling system.

The 1 defect in my mini sump guard is that a stone, similar to a 19mm "blou klip", got stuck between the guard and the sump  :o :o. Luckily, it remained "loose", and only chewed some paint from the sump.
A secondary "drawback" of the mini guard is that it does not offer any protection for the oil filter (although this sits quite high, a serious stick could cause damage there)

My car's temps run fairly low now (mid 80's), due to the following mods:
Alu radiator with 26mm core instead of stock 16mm thick core. This causes the coolant to remain in the radiator for longer, thus allowing it to cool off better.
Upgraded fan assembly - I replaced the 5 bladed fan impeller with a 7 bladed impeller. They still come on at 96'C, but cool the coolant quicker, due to increased airflow.
Low temp thermostat - I fitted the XT's thermostat (78'C) vs the stock being 82'C.

So, I have refitted my original sump guard.. (I didn't like the stone/sump mating)

I have not been up a really demanding pass(where you need 1st or 2nd gear, low range), or played in the dunes, since the upgrades.
So, until then, I can't confirm that all heat problems are solved, but the engine does run cooler.

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