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  1. 6 points
    From my workshop experience what i do is use labanups diluted with water even more if a pinch of salt is added Or just plain glucose powder in some cold water also does the trick On that note I am feeling thirsty now
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    Gaurav is right of course, but few people carry water consumption calculators, and when they do, they don't always take them seriously. Nonetheless, a rule of thumb that I learned during my military service in the Namib desert is that drinking a liter of water every hour (spread out over an hour) keeps you more evenly hydrated than drinking a liter of water once every hour. And as @shadow79 said, adding a tiny pinch of salt and a few drops of glucose to every liter of water you take during a hot day goes long way toward maintaining your electrolyte levels.
  3. 3 points
    I've checked in several Pajero forums (South-Africa, Australia) about my OEM recovery points and they seem to be of good quality. No reports have been posted about damages. Getting them fabricated is an option, or going for aftermarket ones. If i'd get them fabricated, i would go for Stainless Steel 304 or 316. Takes away the worries about corrosion. I guess it depends from driver to driver if he thinks his OEM points are "good enough" or if they would invest in aftermarket ones. Have a look at attached bolt grade markings and strength chart. 10.9 and 12.9 are preferable.
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    Thanks buddy, but I’m far from an expert. In my line of work I just need a very broad range of skills and that has always helped me. About the carbon steel, you’re right as it’s slightly more flexible than SS. I didn’t consider that one. let me check with our procurement guy where we buy the decent quality of bolts. Most of them are from the general traders, but for some application the 10.9 rating is very critical and necessary, as well as proper torquing and quality of the bolt itself. These are coming from bigger industrial suppliers.
  6. 2 points
    Just a thought guys, maybe we can remove the stock tow hook once a year to inspect for any corrosion as visual looks from outside may not be sufficient especially on the bolt thread.
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    @Srikumar Yes iI got the AOR snatch strap as recommended and my towing points are are set! :) Did’t get the soft shackles yet but the ones I have are rated. If i get a chance to pass by before the drive and get them I will for sure.
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    I agree with @Barry on this. The steering angle sensor forms the heart of several safety systems, and a trying to get out of a dangerous situation is not the ideal time to discover that the steering angle sensor re-calibration procedure was not performed. I have never understood why it is even possible to clear steering sensor codes without performing the required re-calibration procedure. I would have thought that manufacturers would make it impossible to clear these codes, but what is worse is the fact that I have known mechanics who did not know that a re-calibration procedure had to be done, and who then spent days trying to figure out why the ABS, stability, and traction control systems don't work
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    FINAL UPDATE: So I got the car on Saturday and while it did sound quieter, I will be the first to admit that there is still a rattling sound. This is still present on idle once the car reaches its operating temp (around 45% of the temp gauge). The ticking/tapping sound was reduced, but a rattling sound is still there. Perhaps my expectations of a totally quiet Pajero is unrealistic as this sound seems to be common on Pajeros as I have a friend who just bought a brand new Pajero 3.5 had this sound as well (although a tad softer). Or maybe I am just telling myself this to make myself feel better? Anyway, at least now I can go on knowing that my lifters are brand new and everything else on that side of the engine is in perfect condition. On to the next mod/fix I suppose.
  10. 2 points
    Yes they can enter musandam only for Dhow Crusing but not Khassab,
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    Second try on the topic, would any of us be willing to invest in proper recovery points? Would AED 200 per point be excessive (estimate if we will be doing a few)? I know ARB have some proper points, but I have not seen much in the other shops. But if there would be enough of interest, we can probably get one of the shops to manufacture. Would be interesting to ask. I would like to have the following criteria’s as a base: - Must be bolted to the chassis without any drilling or modifications. - Fixed with minimum two, preferable more, high tensile bolts in existing holes in the chassis. - Eyelet, no hooks. Eyelet big enough for a soft shackle and rounded edges to avoid excessive were. - One peace laser cut. Only welding for additional strength. - Proper rust proofing This is the first draft and I’m sure I have forgotten some important points. All stolen pictures.
  12. 2 points
    Better check with Oman consulate to be sure or UAE immigration.
  13. 2 points
    Thats why you need to get out of the way and be in a safe place in case they fail.
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    It happened to my car whenever I used to turn at high speed like going through a ring to climb or exit a bridge the vsc would kick in and bring the car to a halt often triggering people behind my car to crazy bats scattering left and right....gave me a hard time until i figured it through viewing the live data of abs that the speed sensors we're acting crazy specially when the steering angle sensor was giving inputs....
  16. 2 points
    if people while servicing their cars notice when it's rised they could make out some more places where they could put shackles like thick chassis beams under the car they too are solid but definitely not on the shock struts
  17. 2 points
    Not everything used is good or gonna last I have seen people expect to buy seals , gaskits break pads pipes also used... service items should be bought new or even aftermarket
  18. 2 points
    My own reflections on this: - What have failed in this case is not the tow hook, it seems the bolts. Then I see a locally fabricated bar, like the one on the land cruiser, I always get worried. I have too many times seen bars being fixed using the bolts of the regular tow points. If that is the case, the high-tensile rated factory bolts might have been too short and did not have enough of threads. The bolts might even have been replaced with local none rated longer bolts. The bolt might not have been tightened and therefore bent before ripped off. - Even if it seems not have been the issue in this case, the factory front hooks on the 100 series land cruiser are rubbish and should be replaced. It bends after a few recoveries. Unless you like to go after market recovery points, both the 105 and the 70 series have factory recovery points with the same bolt pattern. The 100 series cruiser is not the only car with bad factory points. Possibly something the club could support and recommend? - I do fully agree on using soft shackles were possible. The less iron that comes flying, the better it is. - Many of us knows very well the strengths and the weaknesses of our own cars. We know what point to use and we have ensured the bolts are high tensile rated. But how can we ensure the car you are recovering are properly setup? If it fails in the other end, you get it in your wind screen. - We often have the debate on recovering from the front or the back. Some time you have no option depending on how the car is stuck. From the recovery vehicle point of view, you also have weaknesses and benefits. Pulling from the back going forward might put less strain on your drive train. It might also provide some better safety. Pulling from the front reversing on the other hand provides better visibility and control. - I also have a good experience using bridle. The main benefit is that you divide the force on two points and the risk for failure is less. But if you get a failure, the friction is high enough to take the tension away. It only takes a moment longer to rig (picture stolen from the WEB) - A safety strap also comes handy. It doesn’t divide the force, but it stops things from flying. Will be pleased to share my experiences if anyone would be interested.
  19. 2 points
    For future reference, I wouldn’t recommend resetting a steering angle sensor fault code without carrying out the calibration procedure first. Realigning the steering is only part of the job, the system needs to be recalibrated afterwards. It might be as simple as driving in a circle one way then driving in a circle the other way, all cars are different but the diagnostic tool guides you through the process. SAS has an input on a lot of other systems and you could find your ABS or traction control or something else doesn’t work properly when you need it to.
  20. 1 point
    Big Red area have some nice medium and big size dunes that provide plenty of opportunity for the Intermediate level drivers for a fast paced dune bashing session. We shall start at Big red and shall trace our path along some nice rolling dunes all the way to Pink Rock. There would be a lot of side slopping, ridge riding and ridge cutting involved. This drive would proceed upon minimum 4 cars registering for the drive by Thursday (April 25, 2019) morning. When: 26 April 2019 Meeting time: 6:30 AM, the convoy will move at sharp 6:45 AM Where: Big Red GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/YQMmsGjDKwEkcZeU6 Level: Intermediate and above (Min 4 cars need to be registered by Thursday, 25 April 2019, morning) Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Drive, train and enjoy till about 11:00 AM What to bring along: Snacks, Breakfast - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 11:00 AM Please RSVP the below calendar event
  21. 1 point
    The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by its compassionate members Carnity Points System is our enhanced contributor program that recognizes your every effort in growing this car community. It's our way of saying "Thanks" to our lovely car enthusiast's to support our mission and share the same passion. Share your car knowledge and experiences, earn points and make money Write your car review, share your car problem, get the second opinion on the car repair bill, post interesting car news or images, help others with your car knowledge or experience and earn from 1-100 points for every contribution. Pay the monthly subscription amount of 100 points for 30 calendar days to keep your subscription active. Please visit Members Shop to renew/upgrade your membership based on your Carnity Points. Now, if you are unable to contribute for any reason you can also buy 100 Carnity Points for 100 AED for renewing your active membership or ask for a donation. More ways to contribute Discuss your car problem or car modification ideas with experts Share your car experience - DIY, build, repair, tutorial or modification details Share interesting car news or local car-related news, facts, law, event Share an interesting or funny car video - educational or entertaining Post Carnity offroad drive images in the Gallery Share your drive, offroad, motorsport videos or pictures Review your own car or your friend's car with images and video Review Car Businesses in your Emirates Refer your friends (ask them to list your username while registering) Car buying, selling, maintaining tips or ticks in Advices Frequently Ask Question How can I ask for a donation, if my account is deactivated You can ask any contributing member if you know them personally You can ask for a donation in the forum. How can I buy Carnity Points, if my account is deactivated You can check in Carnity Classifieds or in Forum section for members selling their points How can I buy Carnity Points from Carnity, if my account is deactivated You can buy 100 Carnity Points for 100 AED
  22. 1 point
    I had been to wadi shawka and heritage village on Friday. Was disappointed as their was no water at all. Only best part was the park adjacent to it where kids had a good time playing around. During our return journey I saw a board mentioned only shawka. Wanted to check it. After 400-500 mts drive their was a board with the direction towards our left that board was of some offroading grounp of whom I felt they have a permanent camp their. I drove towards that direction for around 5kms non tarmac road. It was bit scary. Reached spot and found that the offroading group had organized some night events their. Saw it from little distance lots of jeeps and other 4x4 were parked.
  23. 1 point
    @syedyaseer, you can only re-enter UAE on a visit visa if you have a multiple entry visit visa for the UAE. Also, on a UAE visit visa, not all nationalities can get on-arrival Omani visit visa. If any visitors are planning to enter Oman, better for them to check their nationalities with Omani consulate, or just apply for Omani visit visa beforehand, while applying for UAE multiple entry visit visa also. Else, as Rahimdad says, best to directly check with Omani consulate. Will post a detailed comment soon on your question on Musandam / Khasab routes. However, definitely enter through Ras Al Khaimah border, that's surely the better and more well connected drive.
  24. 1 point
    Did the mechanic fill the lifters with oil before starting the engine? Try taking the car for a good run, keep the RPM at 3-4K for 10-15 minutes. You should hear any rattly lifters disappear one by one.
  25. 1 point
    Hi @Gaurav. The garage drained my creamy oil and have put in Valvoline 5w40 during this job. Do you think that oil type will be a factor even at this stage where all 24 lifters are now new?
  26. 1 point
    Which engine oil (brand and spec) you are running and how old it is?
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    Thanks for sharing @Keithryan. Hope you have a peace of mind now, With a Pajero you have to take everything with a pinch of salt, however in today's day and age it is more car for your money than any other brand in the market.
  29. 1 point
    Hi Gaurav, lets do that around the camp fire and compare notes.
  30. 1 point
    Congratulations @Srikumar for reaching the Marshal level with Carnity Offroad club. It is one of the most prestigious and sought after title that comes with a lot of hard work, patience, tolerance, and dedication. Just like all the levels in Carnity offroad club is "NOT" only based on driving skills but instead based on the combination of your personality + intelligence + team spirit + adventure. This Marshal title is an epitome for all levels in the offroad grading structure. So if anyone wants to grow, they can set Marshal as a PERFECT example for not only following the driving style but observing their behavior, teamwork, presence of mind, calculative approach, patience and tolerance to teach and support new offroaders. Once again congratulations Sri and best wishes for your next adventure! Carnity Offroad Club very first drive on 27 Jan 2017, where Srikumar has also joined for the first time. Album: https://carnity.com/gallery/category/8-mahafiz-to-faya-27-jan-2017 Marshal: Number of drives 60+ drives and Committee Decision Level of drives All of the above + Routing and leading in known terrain Off-road gear Flag, deflator, tire gauge, shovel, fire extinguisher, medical kit, radio, compressor, tool kit, tow rope, floor jack, jack board & GPS trackback + recovery and repair material Drive teamwork Supervise all of the above + drive and convoy coordination Drive posting/joining Post drive on Carnity and share it on Carnity social media Forum participation Post trip report + share route + track and waypoints Social media sharing & inviting friends & family to join offroad club is recommended for faster upgrades at all levels.
  31. 1 point
    Fortunately the SUV I have now has pretty decent safety rating
  32. 1 point
    Heat stroke is not cool. Last time it happened to me I ended up in bed for a week and I couldn’t move. It feels like flu but worse. Water isn’t always enough if you’re sweating so much. Pocari sweat or another isotonic drink is a better option sometimes.
  33. 1 point
    You managed perfectly @vsmano , very impressive for tipping your toes in the sand the first time with your very capable FJ See you back soon !
  34. 1 point
    I registered for the Newbie drive on the same day, to support @Rahimdad. Now I’m trying to find a way to drive 2 cars at the same time so I can also join this one.
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    Thank you to everyone at the Carnity Offroad Club. Its a privilege to be part of such a great group of people who share the same passion for offroading. After a certain time I realized that its not just the drive that brought me joy, but more importantly the people with whom I have been offroading that really brought a smile to my face. Special thanks to @Asif Hussain and @Emmanuel. Its always a pleasure to drive in your company. As @Rahimdad rightly said what started as an outlet to get away from the city stress, turned into a full blown passion. And for that, no amount of thanks would be enough to both you and @Gaurav for teaching me the beautiful art of desert driving. Offroading with CARNITY is truly a Way of Life!!
  37. 1 point
    When: 26 April 2019 Meeting time: 6:30 AM, the convoy will move at sharp 6:45 AM Where: Tawi Nazwa Shops GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/hJGgNgpViK92 Level: Fewbie and above, for a little adventurous morning drive.
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    Different horses for different courses. Personally, I swear by manual transmission. I have many friends on here who swear by automatic transmission. You just need to try both and see what suits you.
  46. 1 point
    I will make it this month but I don’t know about the future. Before I was sitting at home on my ass all day playing Xbox and surfing the internet. Now I’m working, leave the house at 6, come home at 7 or 8, eat, watch a bit of tv and sleep. I like the thinking behind the idea. It works well for regular posters who are already here and established but I feel it could scare new members away.
  47. 1 point
    Thank you @Brette for sharing your views. You might not look at posting 20 pics in the Gallery as useful. But it is a contribution nevertheless. I have seen many people come, take pics and not share it at all. Sharing pics is a start to getting used to sharing. Can you imagine posting 20 pics from my camera and not having a single pic of myself in any of them? The points system is fairly new, just introduced. We need to Gove it some time and I'm sure @Carnity will review and make necessary corrections. Your and many others point of view will help Carnity to be a better place for all.
  48. 1 point
    Stupid question maybe but where can i see my Carnity points ?
  49. 1 point
    The list is made with practically available cars than looking for a rare find and wasting their time, still, I will add it now.
  50. 1 point
    That's crazy enough, then why whole world sell and use distilled water for the battery and tells everyone to use it with gloves and goggle as touch to distilled water is dangerous......? Do you what the hell distilled water is....?
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