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Is there anybody in Cape Town you can recommend to do a lift on a 2011 outback ?

Most tyre places have lifts that can lift an Outback (or any other car)

 ;D ;D ;D

Lekker Wednesday

Ask Loop for a lift kit, and DIY  ;)

Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Re: XT Tyre replacement
« on: May 07, 2018, 10:29:34 PM »
My 2014 2.0 XT is due for tyre replacement after 106 000km's on the factory fitted 225/55/18 Bridgestones Dueler's.
I could probably get another 5000km's but am not very confortable as they starting to show cracks and I had to plug two in the past two weeks  :-\

I want to replace with 235's. Are there any adverse effects due to going a bit wider. I am getting conflicing opinions from tyre retailers.

Also. Tyre choice is a bit of a problem as I'm trying to cap the cost at R10k for a set of 4.
Geolandar G055 vs General Grabber GT vs Goodyear Efficient Grip SUV
Any other suggestions? I do almost 100% mileage on road.

Any advice will be most welcome.
I will be buying in the next three weeks.
If you managed +100Kkm on a set of tires, are you sure you got an XT ?

If you are sure about the XT part, it's time to "put foot". ;D

That is very good milage, and I would stick to the same, unless you have noise/balancing problems, or some other reason to change.
I have Geo's G015 (prev G012) and didn't get that milage, and I only have the NA version

Introduction / Re: New owner
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:50:44 AM »

Introduction / Re: New owner
« on: April 25, 2018, 11:54:46 PM »
I don't know what is more impressive...the Birkin or the biltong ! ;D
It was chaos. One of my dads business partners went hunting and shot and Eland. Bravely, my dad bought half of the meat. 250kg of it arrived one day. When we ran out of space in the freezers, we had to hang the rest. A double garage strung up with wors and biltong, space about 10cm apart.

We eventually had to give it away in bundles because it was too dry and we honestly got sick of eating it  ;D

At the same time there was a massive amplifier being built, which weighed about 60kg once finished. That's the shell of it to the right of the nose of the Birkin

For Heavy Metal music? ;D ;D

These bars will only fit the SG models (2nd gen).
Later models (2008>>) have the open rail, and they can take the generic type (Holdfast etc) bars/feet, which are way better priced than the Thule/Mont Blanc(Subaru) ones.

The price is fair, if you have the keys.

General Chat / Re: Dusty Airbox
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:58:21 AM »
The more blocked the filter is, the better it filters.

BUT, if the gasket is shot, then it bypasses more when it gets blocked......
My point exactly! The filter really does not have a gasket. Just a piece of filter media around the edge that presses against the frame and the airbox. I have now done the same that I did on my Husqvarna 701 to help and keep out dust (which seems to be successful to some extend) and that is to apply some Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) around the filter edges before refitting it.

Do you have OEM filter?

I know some of these GUD filters just have a "hardend" section around the edges, and the box has like a knife edge moulding to depress into the edges. Not the best idea for dust, in my opinion.
But then most of these filters are designed for city dust, not lekker gravel road dust.

General Chat / Re: Dusty Airbox
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:22:39 AM »
The more blocked the filter is, the better it filters.

BUT, if the gasket is shot, then it bypasses more when it gets blocked......

Electronics / Re: 3D Printed gauge pod
« on: April 15, 2018, 09:16:49 PM »
Designed and printed a pod for 2 x 52mm gauges to fit in the ash tray opening.Installed Prosport water temp & boost gauges. Not in direct line of sight, but I'm happy with the result.

That gearshift knob looks a bit limp  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Electronics / Re: Power Window motors
« on: April 10, 2018, 10:08:07 PM »
On mine the "Auto" function of the driver's window played up some years ago. A bit of superglue and patience.. solved that, and it's been fine since.
Last year, the geared motor output shaft stripped the splines inside the gearbox. Fixed that(see separate post), using a welder  ;D , but it was not really worth it (fixing it.The <R2k welder... from Builder's was worth it).

Reason for "not worth it" is that this earlier this year I noticed the that the window was really struggling to close. Even opening was getting slow. (Auto or manual)

I swapped the geared motor with the one from the LH rear door, now the window work very lekker again.


Parts and Accessories For Sale / SG9 Radiator fans for slae
« on: April 08, 2018, 07:25:44 PM »
I have a set of Radiator fans for the SG9 NA (MT) for sale. 2 fans in shroud. 100% working.
PM me, or whatsapp on zero eight 3 three two five 15 seven zero

Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Re: 2008 SH XS - Which tyres?
« on: March 25, 2018, 10:38:34 PM »
I have been running G015's for nearly 20 000. Good on gravel, sand and rocks. Did the Baviaans and Suurberg a week ago. Not that good on tar. But then it is an AT.

when you like doing gravel......., good tar tyres is not such a big issue.
I'm also running with G015's, and 140km/h on highway is not an issue. You prob can't go thru a mountainpass at 180km/h, but then, what's the point, you'll miss the nice view.
My previous G012's (gave) me 70k km I think, 75% tar.

Transmission / Re: Front drive shaft/CV install - help needed pls
« on: March 15, 2018, 12:23:43 PM »
This is no offical answer, but I think they just protect the oil seal on the bearings, so carefully straightening them should be ok.

My 2cents.

My driver side window was getting slow. (That's the one I repaired before, where the splines of the driven shaft were stripped. A new welding machine took care of that.).

On the Cape Fozzies whatsapp group, someone advised that the opposite rear door motor is the same as the front motor.
So, i stripped it out. Yes, it is the same motor, except the little plastic breather thingy on the motor, near the cable connection, is different, as the motor sits at a different angle from vertical. This plastic breather must be transfered from one motor to the other, so that it remains in the same door.
The pic shows the plastic thingy, and they differ between the various motor locations.

The flyleads on the motors also seem to differ, but only in colour, so i left mine attached to the original motor.

My driver side window works fine again now.
The LH rear window is alomost never used (no more kids....)

During all this work, I tested the switching function. What I found: In Auto, the switch turns the motor off after the window reaches top/bottom. I assume this is due to excess current being drawn when the motor is forced to stop. All good.
However, if you keep the switch up/down, and the window reaches top/bottom, the motor remains powered. This will surely cause the motor to overheat if the switch is not released soon. This applies to all windows.

In hindsight (being the perfect science), if the motor fails (mechanically, as mine did), after +300k km, replace it, don't repair it, as the hassle of removing/re-installing the window+mechanism (and the paint damage you cause in the process) is just not worth it.

Electronics / Re: Anti Theft Security
« on: March 04, 2018, 08:34:54 PM »
Thanks for the answer all - I only ask because my Insurance insist on an immobiliser, so now I can rest assured it has one.

If your insurer is worth anything, they can check on their "systems" what type of immobilizer/alarm is OEM fitted to the car.
Otherwise, they can tell you to go to an authorized alarm installer (not that "guy around the back"), who can certify what you have.

General Chat / Re: Power Steering Rack And Pinion For Subaru Forester 2000
« on: February 28, 2018, 03:52:55 PM »
There would be a store. It's called Subaru....  :)

Probably better to import from RockAuto (USA)

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