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Barry

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Barry last won the day on May 10 2020

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About Barry

  • Birthday 02/17/1983

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    Dubai
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    Harley Davidson V Rod
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  1. The team spirit and community of carnity are like nothing else. I joined Carnity 4-5 years ago as a mechanic looking to share advice and tech tips with like minded people. I met people like @Gaurav @Rahimdad amongst others and made some really good friends. I am not as active on Carnity as I used to be. When it turned from a technical advice forum to an event organising forum, I took a step back, I like to talk about fixing cars and it just isn’t as common place here now. I have done more than a few off road drives with carnity but it just isn’t my scene. Off road
  2. Having driven many, H2 every time. It’s rugged and tough. The H3 is for people who want to cruise around car parks attempting to look cool whilst reminding everyone on Instagram that they own a Hummer.
  3. If you have space, time and tools to DIY then go for it. With the amount of guides and YouTube videos available now, it makes things a lot easier. When I started all I had was Haynes books with fuzzy black and white pictures. It always helps to have a tamed mechanic on the phone who you can call if you get in trouble.
  4. Did a full bare metal rebuild on a FJ40 a couple of years ago It was for sale in Dubai for maybe 6 months. Loads of tyre kickers and wannabes but it didn’t sell. Ended up being shipped off to a buyer in America. Im not sure how I feel about the FJ40 concept. I like it and I don’t but it feels like a rehash of old ideas. Toyota got it right with the FJ Cruiser and they should probably leave it there.
  5. Ramadan Kareem Carnity brothers and sisters ❤️
  6. Use a detailing brush or paint brush with long bristles to poke through the speaker grille and agitate the sand while holding a vacuum close to suck the sand out. If you are getting a crackling sound, I would say it’s more likely there is a bad connection or problem with the speaker cone.
  7. The spring won’t explode. What I mean is it will explosively decompress. The simplest way to explain, take the spring out of your pen and squeeze it between your finger and thumb. Now remove your finger and the spring will shoot across the room. If you jack the car up at the lower arm and compress the spring and the jack slips, the spring will push the hub down with enough force to chop your hand off. Coil springs are dangerous things if you don’t know what you are doing. I know garages in Dubai that won’t even change a spring in a McPherson strut, they send it ou
  8. So, I’ve been away for a while. I went home with the intention of never coming back but the cold weather and extreme covid lockdown conditions were killing me, it was impossible to do anything productive, plus the UAE kinda got into my blood. So I came back and opening a new car care centre with some friends next month. What’s new on the car scene? What did I miss? I heard petrol is getting more expensive. Still cheaper than paying 7dhs per litre at home 😂
  9. Jumping had nothing to do with the cv failure. The boot was already leaking and sand got into it which is what killed it. A stitch in time saves 9. Fly high brother.
  10. Remove. Increases ground clearance and it looks badass.
  11. Sorry to correct you Sri but jacking a car up by the lower arm is one of the most dangerous things you can do. Not only are you lifting the car but you are preloading the suspension. If the jack slips, the car will fall and the suspension will unload with explosive effect. The only safe place to jack a car is on a solid point such as the original jacking points, the chassis rail or the subframe.
  12. Thank you for all the kind wishes!
  13. The front axles can give problems but they are easy to check. Turn the steering on full lock and accelerate and listen for a clicking sound. Used ones aren’t worth buying as you may have to try a few before you find a good one. Other than that, just use due diligence and check the usual stuff like bushings, oil leaks etc. especially between the engine and transmission. If the rear crank seal or torque converter seal are leaking, it’s a big job to replace.
  14. Al Saja’a industrial area would be a good place to start looking. It’s on google maps. A lot of the sellers there import US spec cars for dismantling
  15. The suspension on these is pretty simple. If the airbags don’t look cracked, it’s probably o rings. There is an o ring on the ends of the pipes where they connect to the airbags and another on the other end where they connect to the valve block. If you have time to spare, it’s easy to check. Put the suspension up and spray soapy water around the ends of the pipes. Most garages will charge you for 4 airbags and 3 airmatic valves straight away. Some of these garages will change the o rings then charge you for everything. You can guess how I know but don’t ask me. If you belie
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