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  2. desertdude

    Software update day

    Land Rover Range Rover
  3. ameen

    Software update day

    which chinese brand you drive?
  4. desertdude

    Software update day

    Majority Chinese brands, Changan even has a dealership here. Geely another chinese brand I have seen a dealership for but not on your list
  5. Somehow lost VW connectivity so decided to run an update. Some new manufacturers I haven’t even heard of.
  6. Barry

    when rust attacks

    As someone from a country where they use salt on the roads, I’ve seen my fair share of rusted out chassis’s. That’s the first time I saw one held together with jubilee clips though. The only answer is to cut the bad bits out, treat it with tannic acid, box it up and fill it with wax.
  7. when you have rust on chassis or body usually the body shops just clean and put putin and face it and paint it only to make the paint pop back up and the rust sprouts back and the other way is to chop up the area affected and put a new sheet or chassis piece and hammer it back in place then face it and paint it common with some models of prado as its a/c drain drops water on right chassis and makes hole in it and the mitsubishis where the body almost always gets rusty have seen a fancy way to deal with it hope someone else doesn't do this.... this image is sourced from the internet and guess such things happen more in snowy areas where they salt the roads
  8. I can see a few sparks happening there alright. I guess you need a brave soldier to hold everything tight together. Which car is that? From the coil pack I’m going to guess it’s a Daewoo Lanos or something else from that family.
  9. sometimes there comes a time at the shop that the jumper cables magically disappear or some one has borrowed it but hasn't bothered to return it... then the evitable has to be done
  10. Barry

    some very important gauges

    XR6 is a cool car. We didn’t get it or the XR8. We never got the P100 Cortina either but we got the P100 Sierra. If some of those cars were shipped to UK/Ireland they would sell for good money.
  11. treks

    some very important gauges

    I had one such oil pressure gauges' plumbing fail on a Cortina XR6 once. It was not pretty- had to replace half of the carpet and both front seats. Avoid these gauges if at all possible.
  12. desertdude

    some very important gauges

    I know there are such gauges and they are precise I have a couple to test fuel rail pressure but didnt know in dash mech gauges existed. Who needs the added headache of plumbing going all the way feom the dash to motor
  13. Gaurav

    some very important gauges

    And also as per my recent research electrical are better than OBD ones, as they only catch the fluctuation what OBD tells them and in case if OBD doesn't record exhaust or oil pressure then they won't deliver that.
  14. shadow79

    some very important gauges

    the mechanical ones are really precise and up to the dot it will also record the minor fluctuations too and it requires a calibration ones in awhile..the electronic one will flatten the minor fluctuations and the sensor will have a minimum and maximum point below that and above that it wont show...
  15. Barry

    some very important gauges

    They’re popular for hydraulic systems because they’re simple and cheap to manufacture. They’re also good for testing purposes because you can simply screw it into a port to check pressures, no messing with wires. The pressure goes inside the copper bit which is known as a bourdon tube. This makes it uncoil a bit which in turn moves the needle.
  16. desertdude

    some very important gauges

    Really? Didnt even know indash non mechanical gauges existed, who would want that, just another point of failure for you coolant or oil to leak
  17. Barry

    some very important gauges

    Also to add, always go for electrical gauges with sender units. Some gauges like oil pressure, turbo pressure have a pipe running directly to the gauge. If that pipe breaks it will cover the back of your dashboard in oil.
  18. Barry

    some very important gauges

    Tim gauges are good quality and reasonably priced. Plenty of people using them in high end builds. You can mix and match whatever gauges you want, water, oil, battery etc. The market is full of universal 52mm mounts and pods for cheap so you can mount them on the dash, in the dash, on the a pillar or anywhere else you want.
  19. Gaurav

    some very important gauges

    Ok guys, I know the pro guys run Motec and other stuff that a normal weekend warrior really cannot afford to spend upto 5-10k USD just for gauges unless you are doing these stuff for a living. So my question is what is the best and reasonably priced gauge that every weekend warrior can afford to keep a close eye on engine oil temp and pressure, water temp and exhaust temp to know when to stop pushing if things go south - once in a while.
  20. treks

    some very important gauges

    I disagree. It is not a cheap copy; it is a cheap and nasty copy...
  21. Barry

    some very important gauges

    That’s a cheap Chinese copy of a Stack motorsport dash. The original ones cost up to $2,000 or more. They’re extremely popular and most rally cars I’ve worked on run Stack systems. http://www.stackltd.com/
  22. desertdude

    some very important gauges

    I had a friend who had replaced stock gauges with this or something very similar to this as it looked exactly like this on his modified Jeep TJ. Looked real ugly TBH
  23. Gaurav

    some very important gauges

    Just a food for thought, how about going for "almost" all in one cluster for key data like Exhaust temp, Water Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure etc in one single digital panel. It is supplied with individual sensor and wiring and all those get connected to control panel that is hooked with digital panel, looks pretty neat but pricey. Anyone tried this one.....? How about this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/132641287237
  24. Grounds for castration right there. You’ll be doing the world a favour from stopping him reproducing. I had one particularly bad apprentice a few years ago, his name was Elmer. Let’s just say he wasn’t the brightest spark that came from the grinder. I tried my best to show him everything and be patient but he would be better suited to spending his days to riding a yellow bus to a special school, licking the windows as he goes. He lasted a month before I had to ask him to leave. I lent him my motorbike to go to the shop and it came back with the front forks bent and that was the last straw. From what I hear he’s still drifting from job to job every few months breaking expensive machinery everywhere he goes.
  25. I had employed a helper who's only work was to clean the shop and gather the tools after work and obviously he couldn't do either he always use to loose tools I even told him that I will buy it from his salary but still no use..he still would find something bigger in size to loose
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