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GumbyAKhan

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About GumbyAKhan

  • Birthday May 26

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    Exploring wadis, mountain off-roading, newbie level desert driver

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    Dubai
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    Mitsubishi Pajero 2014
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  1. I have to ask @Michael sammy, were these tok sounds coming when you turn the car and then straighten your well, or on inclined roads, or speed bumps? Because that's what happens with my car. It's not an issue of acceleration for me as it is for @Keithryan
  2. Seriously, what a sensational thread, new mysteries being unpacked in every episode. Very helpful @Michael sammy, and true this sound is very annoying as it feels like your axle / base is gonna come apart any second with these noises.
  3. It has partially solved for me, but not gone fully away. Tightening of the bolts / screws on the lower arm both front and back definitely reduced the noise, but hasn't completely gone so the issue is still there. The diagnosis from the mechanic I'm working with was that it's an issue of shocks but I'm not going to get it fixed immediately, will wait for a few months when shocks replacement gets due. Would love to read your explanation
  4. How does this guarantee thing work? I mean I can ask for guarantee, but if it's just a verbal thing, anyway I can't enforce it right? Just curious .
  5. Yes I'm not going to that shop, I'm dealing with Mohsen separately. he's still working with a couple of workshops like a technical consultant of sorts, and imparts good information.
  6. Yep, on the left side, the coil spring had come loose, like it was still attached to the rod, but not covering it fully when the car was lifted, whereas on the right side it was fine. The guy told me this is a sign of the shocks needing to be replaced as the coil spring has cracked and is loose.
  7. I don't have a lot of technical expertise but honestly I'm trying as much as possible to learn about these things, but beyond a point you definitely need to trust the other person (if you're not a savvy mechanical whiz yourself). I am not happy that my car still has these sounds, as the issue was around suspensions and bushes, however, if the car is being lifted and being inspected, it doesn't take much effort to inspect the shocks too! I trust the guy as Barry recommended Mohsen and I have been going to him on and off for works on my Pajero, and have a good relation with him. Just not really happy this time as I felt this issue should've been identified sooner, it could've saved me a lot of time and some money too if i could've gone directly for the main issue. Like I said my bushes and rear brakes did need repair / replacement, but when an issue isn't diagnosed correctly after 2 or 3 inspections and a full day of work on the car, you tend to lose confidence in them, that's all. Anyway, I do like Future Tyres as well, I mean i find it very hard to communicate with the guys as most speak Arabic, but they seem to know their job very well, at least I've got a temporary relief through tightening of those bolts. I'll save the shocks work for later
  8. Not the tie rods , this is the rod for the shocks - i'm not sure what the technical term for the metal stick on which the spring coil is twisted around. Steering rack bushes the mechanic did mention, but he said these only go bad near 200k - 250k KM, so he's not expecting these to have gone bad so soon.
  9. @Gaurav, this guy is a Pajero specialist and I have given my car to him regularly for service now, I don't think it was an issue of being greedy, but just that they were maybe really casual in handling my case i don't know, it's definitely something I am not happy about.
  10. @Keithryan, So after getting the upper and lower arm bushes replaced and rear brakes changed, the car has definitely become much smoother but the clonking sound still didn't go away, it is still there whenever i turn my steering and straighten it later, or on speed bumps, or turns on inclines. Got my car rechecked, and then they discovered that on the left side, the spring coil of the shocks have loosened, and that the rod needs to be replaced. I'm a bit annoyed right now as this should have been checked anyway before I spend the 1700 dhs on parts and labour costs. Now they're saying the shocks will take separate work, however as it's expensive I decided to just delay it man. Yes the bushes and brakes needed replacement, but I would'be expected the shocks to be checked as part of their routine suspension checks, and not as a new discovery after doing all the work as I could've saved some parts and labour cost. Anyway next thing I did was to goto Future Tyres Trading in Ras Al Khor, to get wheels rotated, and get alignment of car fixed as the bushes replacement and lathe pressing resulted in a slight disalignment. There, I made the same clonking complain, and the guys tightened the screws on the 2 bolts (on the axle I think?) beneath the bushes, both front and back.. This simple tightening seems to have massively improved the clonking noise, the car is driving much smoother. The noise stitll comes, it's not as loud and not as frequent. They explained that when the bolts are not tightened properly or when they get a little lose, this noise often comes from the base of the car. So I seem to have a shocks replacement required on the left side as the spring has come loose and doesn't cover the rod fully, which the guy said is a sign of needing replacement.. However I do have temporary relief by tightening of the 2 bolts both front and back under the bushes. Hope this helps?
  11. Ok so after getting the upper and lower arm bushes replaced and rear brakes changed, the car has definitely become much smoother but the clonking sound still didn't go away, it is still there whenever i turn my steering and straighten it later, or on speed bumps, or turns on inclines. Got my car rechecked, and then they discovered that on the left side, the spring coil of the shocks have loosened, and that the rod needs to be replaced. I'm a bit annoyed right now as this should have been checked anyway before I spend the 1700 dhs on parts and labour costs. Now they're saying the shocks will take separate work, however as it's expensive I decided to just delay it man. Yes the bushes and brakes needed replacement, but I would'be expected the shocks to be checked as part of their routine suspension checks, and not as a new discovery after doing all the work as I could've saved some parts and labour cost. Anyway next thing I did was to goto Future Tyres Trading in Ras Al Khor, to get wheels rotated, and get alignment of car fixed as the bushes replacement and lathe pressing resulted in a slight disalignment. There, I made the same clonking complain, and the guys tightened the screws on the 2 bolts (on the axle I think?) beneath the bushes, both front and back.. This simple tightening seems to have massively improved the clonking noise, the car is driving much smoother. The noise stitll comes, it's not as loud and not as frequent. They explained that when the bolts are not tightened properly or when they get a little lose, this noise often comes from the base of the car. So I seem to have a shocks replacement required on the left side as the spring has come loose and doesn't cover the rod fully, which the guy said is a sign of needing replacement.. However I do have temporary relief by tightening of the 2 botls both front and back under the bushes. Hope this helps?
  12. I heard from somebody they were building something for hockey, another said something else so really not sure what was their plan .... Btw, it's nice knowing you're in sports city, it would be nice to meet you over a cup of tea sometime
  13. Yeah the original is only available with the entire assembly which is really expensive, so I'm resorting to opting for Taiwan parts.
  14. Yes Frederic, the less said about Sports City the better. Specially those manholes, I've never seen any such community in Dubai where they can't even get that right
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