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  1. This might help: http://www.t3atlanta.com/blog/car-tips/what-happens-if-you-overfill-auto-oil/
  2. Thanks @Michael sammy for the detailed explanation. This here ^^ was among the diagnosis I got and this came from no less an ex-Habtoor mechanic (who has his own garage now) so it is possible that this might also work in my case. Sometimes its just the simplest explanation that makes sense. I am inclined on getting my 120k service done in his garage so I will definitely bring this up with him again to include among the services to be done. Thanks again.
  3. Hi @Michael sammy. Thanks for asking. No, the 'tok' sound still lingers. And I haven't gone to a new garage since I posted this thread. So we look forward to seeing your detailed explanation on how you solved yours.
  4. Thanks @GumbyAKhan. Sorry to hear that it didn't solve everything. I will have to get mine checked as advised here as it seems different from what you've experienced. Here's hoping its indeed just the rear diff bushing for me..
  5. That's messed up. Was the glue included or did you apply that yourself? Asking you this so I can remove my cheap suction-grip phone holder on my car and avoid a similar fate.
  6. Thanks @shadow79. Fortunately there are no light jerks on steering while accelerating nor braking.
  7. Hey @GumbyAKhan, any update on this? Has it resolved all issues?
  8. One of the garage I went to did lift the car and checked for excessive play around all 4 tyres as well as the steering box, transfer case, and drive shaft. They visually checked and tried to wiggle, shake, prod, etc, just to see if there is any movement that will produce a metallic clunk (aka 'tok'). But as expected, it didn't rear its ugly head. On another forum, a similar issue was brought up and a couple of ideas floated around by those is that there might be issues with the stab link, or brakes, or the bolts & nuts of the arms (loose), and even ball joints. But considering that the sound isn't always there - not heard while driving on rough patches, not heard during turning, heck it doesn't even come during the morning traffic (might it be that heat, afternoon and after car has completed warmed up, also plays a factor?) - does this still seem like a bush issue?
  9. I thought so. Guess I was taken for a ride by the garage then.
  10. Also, if I tell the mechanic this, can they check and test all the rear bushes without having to take the car in a traffic, stop-and-go situation? Asking this as I've already suggested this to the garage who last worked on my car. The garage told me that they ran a 'spanner test' and found nothing. So I am starting to doubt the reliability of the 'test' they did.
  11. It's definitely from the rear, but not beneath my (driver) seat. But pretty sure it's on the left side. I should probably get someone to drive while I stick my ear on the floor on the 2nd or even 3rd row. Are changing the rear bushes as well? If yes, then I will really look forward to hearing how it goes. Hopefully it does the job for you.
  12. I've been following this thread and didn't see the OP's response, if already resolved. But TBH, I don't know what a 'backlash' sound is.. Following that thread as my Pajero also has this clunk sound (more like 'tok') upon accelerating in traffic. I don't hear it during the first few minutes/hours of driving and it occurs almost only during my drive home while traversing medium-heavy traffic (think Dubai-Sharjah on E311 at 5:30pm on a Sunday). During stop and go, I would step on the brakes until car is almost at a standstill or fully stops. Then upon letting go of brakes and stepping on the gas, the 'tok' sound comes (after 1 second during acceleration). Just a quick 'tok' sound and nothing after. Note that I don't slam on the gas like a cab driver, just your normal relaxed driving. Even at the most deliberate gas-stepping (like how we did it during our driving license exam), sound still comes. I am no sound expert, but I think it is coming from the rear, middle part (probably closer to driver side than to the right side). I've also tried to get it checked (thrice already so far) by different garages by replicating a stop-and-go traffic, but as expected the MF'ing sound doesn't show itself when a mechanic is on board. The mechanics who pretended to have heard something each had a differing take - one said it might be the rear axle which may need cleaning (apparently a common issue with Pajeros) and one said it that it could be the drive shaft. I see on the aforementioned thread that this could also be rear bushing related. Given the above symptoms, might it be the same for my car? Or is this something else?
  13. I also think that this 'challenge' is more applicable to us in the lower income tier - those whose daily drive are also used in dune bashing as compared to most here who have a separate toy for dune bashing. I am not saying that I have used my car for dune bashing, just in case the future buyer of my car is reading this... Anyway, I noticed that the thread title/topic was slightly edited. I posed this topic more out of curiosity and as a point of discussion. Because at some point, we were a 4x4 used car buyer and later on a used 4x4 seller (or vice versa). And during the time we were wearing the buyer hat, we were as expected more critical if a vehicle was offroaded/dune bashed as compared to when we are the seller (with selling spiel such as: "I've only done a couple of desert drive more comparable to a Gulf News drive so car's definitely not abused"...)
  14. Exactly. This is the ironic part of it. It is being used as how it is intended to be used but somehow it becomes detrimental to the seller's case.
  15. More often than not, when seeking for advice when buying second hand cars (SUVs in particular) we are told to ensure that said vehicle is not used offroad. It is suggested that we check every nook and cranny for traces of sand, etc.. This is particularly a head scratcher if coming from someone who regularly goes for desert drives. Does this mean we don't find our cars worthy (perceived or real) of having equal value against the same model which was not used offroad? Or have we already accepted this fate, that our offroaded cars once we do decide to sell will not get a fair shake when compared to cars used as city dwellers only?
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