shadow79

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  1. the vk56vd is a scarce item should the engine go kaboom it doesn't come in any other application except patrol and vk56de is available and shares with armada titan and such so i think you will be enjoying the drive more while you have the 320 hp one as the 400 hp has quite a wicked reputation for it....you can even get a xterra and put a vk56de without the alteration of chassis or motor mounts its a straight fix only the bcm and wiring has to be altered and enjoy much more fun the patrol can ever provide.....
  2. while inspecting your prado please make sure that you check the right side front chassis for corrosion as almost all the prados have this problem as the water from the evaporator drain usually drops on that place and corrodes it you really dont wanna have a car with rusty or chassis repaired on the passing paper will put a dent on resale value and when you get it please extend that drain pipe in such a way that the drops end up on the ground....
  3. being back to the initial thing was that the car would run in mena region should not be a fuss to maintain as far as i know the pajero would not fall in it nicely as the african market is much more interested in the 4 cyl diesel pajero then the 6 cyl pajero i guess @treks could shed some light in that statement and almost all the united nations missions there maintain usually the lc, and the lc pick up which is also basically the same things internally you wont have to think twice for comparing the lc vs the pajero in this market i am sure
  4. Fj I get it but Prado of which era are you suggesting..? Fj and Prado from 04 onwards and Lc after 07 share the same engine gear...? V6 1gr and they too are strong cars but lc100 has this curde ready for all vibe to it...parts availability side of all the cars you have mentioned more votes should go to Lc 100
  5. Hello Handle'souter and inner and headlight it's better to get aftermarket as used one won't last (clear vision) And check for display you might get better then oem at the radio guys The steering wheel and a/c vents you can get used at sajja and or industrial area 6 just cross your fingers for how long they last
  6. Lc 100 series is from 97 to 07 if you are gonna convert it to manual then I suggest you get one whose gear is already shot so you save some while using the gear chip New one although it has many options and is intelligent when you are stuck self recovering with almost no human intervention but still all those goodies are electronic so totally depending upon them will make you a lazy good for nothing spoon fed hunk
  7. mention not welcome to the clan that's what carnity is all about hearing out and trying helping everyone converting to manual is not a easy thing it requires time and labour depending on the kind of work you can expect to pay from 12k to 15k as the gear and the transfer case has to be changed plus the clutch paddle setting with a auto you can achieve any terrain but with the manual you can go at it with ease only if you know how to push it in the right place when i say diesel it means it has a marginally little less hp in it then the petrol one which is more common in this region i can say most of the other off road groups really can't compete with the carnity off road group the guys here are really different and i am sure you will get to learn things some you might not even heard of when you are on the drives in this group
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    Car switch new scam in town......?

    if you try to sell it yourself just be careful of people giving you checks and who try to hand you advance on weekend and try to take the car away for getting it checked alone don't leave the car until you got payed and transfer it to his name your car could end up in a salvage yard being chopped up for parts or in oman if you know him nicely and giving it with the registration then make a court paper naming him responsable and owner so later on you dont regret
  9. if you inclined to take a trip to africa then land cruiser is the way to go prior to 07 models you will get parts easily there and try to get a 6 cylinder manual one will be easier to maintain all the other cars you mentioned don't have much room as compared to lc 100 lc100 can take whatever you throw at it without giving a hoot in 40k you can get a auto and then convert it to manual (as there is very less clean manuals around) and put few more goodies too 8 cylinder and specially the 6 cylinder petrol is only available for MENA market others run the 8 cyl version the australian version has a 6 but its diesel one being out in the open away from humanity and still being able get things moving not only needs mechanical know how but patience and out of the box thinking
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    Which is the best car battery in UAE?

    i have put amron in my lancer when i got the plates for it and after 4 renewals its still alive and kicking i usually try to get amron for my customers who are ready to cough up and for the rest anything goes as long as the price is low but for some cars the size is not available specially for american ones lately i am seeing a trend that the battery dies at exactly at 12 months and few days and amrons price has increased a bit and they are offering 18 months warranty as of now many nissans and german and american cars usually kill the battery earlier if you use the cheaper variety and the battery which has come in car from america runs longer i had a customer who bought a toyota sienna used with custom papers had one battery whose name i have never seen in this market it was a green with a gray top it lasted him 4 years here who knows how much it had run back in the states....
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    Engine failure Hazard

    first of all before starting your car do the basics check the engine oil level (if low top it up) then check the water not in the reserve but from the pressure cap on top radiator (other places on various models) also if less please top it up and also do notice if its leaking or not then start your car and try to listen for any abnormal noise if all seems fine then you sure can drive the car but keep an eye on the heat gauge and on the oil light and try to reach a workshop which can further diagnose the car for you through a computer diagnosis machine what i can make out from your message is that some sensor is communicating in a funky way to cause the light to come on but better be safe then sorry and end up fixing things when it has already hit the fan and please do let us know whats up by updating this post so everyone can benefit from this conversation
  12. maybe the idle speed needed to be updated or check the air filter if its choked...in many cars there is a sensor that reminds the ecu to slightly idle up as the power steering is used
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    ECU of my Ford Escape 2009

    its the problem with 99% forums they ask collect ideas then poof gone no result is posted...
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    CAFU

    sorry for chipping in late but i have a better idea for the adnoc funda just get a 20 liter can and go stand at the right side filling nozzles if the pipe is unreachable you will surely benefit from that as most cars have left side filling cap
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    Camry 2005 axle repair. Please advise.

    from last year i am seeing a shift in the scrap market shop names remain the same but the management or there owner is changing or shifting somewhere else so its just a toss salad there sajja and ind. 6 is good for toyota and lexus just need keen eyes and the japanese parts will speak for themselves there is not much margin there thats why the good quality aftermarket ones can't stay competitive with the originals in asian market that why the small mushrooms of cheap thailand and china is really doing good in this area the customer is always willing to pay less sometimes even knows that he is cutting on quality/durability i usually get to hear do char mahena to chalega na (it'll atleast run 2 or 4 months) or the bach donga gaadi(gonna sell car) but the aftermarket performance market of select models is running great as in any other market as they are always expensive then the dealer part....
  16. talked to a radio guy who said to the head unit is goin bad it happens to most rockford ones
  17. exactly....☺️☺️
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    Camry 2005 axle repair. Please advise.

    not ajman only in sharjah you can get fresh parts but you have to keep an eye open as there too now repaired goods shop have popped up which sell repaired goods
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    Camry 2005 axle repair. Please advise.

    i know the axels new are very expensive and aftermarket will not last so we usually advise the customers to better buy used japanese axles both will come at around 550 to 650 and it will last you a good time
  20. regular stuff is not much expensive its almost same as other toyota and lexus like in most cars the front end things are expensive so be careful and cheers
  21. no comprehensive test take it to a workshop and let them test it nicely....
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    BMW m3 ..m4 .m5 .m6

    i did not got you. are you selling this or want this if you want this then please elaborate what model and what year this is so someone can help
  23. any Ls from after 2k is nice the Ls 460 is a wonderful piece of art it has almost all the amenities everything is rock solid very well built dual a/c like in big suv's ,rear power seats ,very quiet car 8 gears so highway consumption is low ,radar cruise,lane keep assist and many more goodies just be careful just try not to buy anybody else's piece of shit if you do that then its your mistake not the cars try to get a well maintained one then you will really be happy i have heard very rare ones come with supercharger installed from company i have seen ls430 with supercharger the only bad thing in these cars is its abs that goes bad in few years and you have to change the accumulator and or the abs assy itself which is gonna cost a handsome amount of around 4.5 to 7k i have seen people drive it like that with the abs light on have also seen unsuspecting people buying it with the abs light disabled so they really did not know that there was a problem with it either way its a risk you should not be taking other than that the parts are available for it in new as well as the used market is saturated with it
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    Learning from off road accidents

    you can never fully learn from watching until unless its you in that shoe some wise guy said practice makes perfect