Calling all experts
An year ago, futtaim diagnosed that my steering rack is faulty. I took it to my local garage and he seconded futtaim's opinion. So how it started? One chilling morning of 2015, I feel a bit of vibration in the accelerator pedal after much notice I realised that it is only when I turn steering at a specific point (let's say from middle to 30 degree right). This was ignored then the vibration became humming noise and then a squeak but only at a specific point. Journey from vibration to hum to squeak was over 3 months or so. Later I got the steering rack replaced as suggested by the futtaim even though my mechanic was saying that local lathe (khirad) / machining would to the job.
Same stuff is happening again just after 12 months of replacing the whole steering rack (OEM). It only hums now when cold after 10 kms it is fine I dont feel anything. Any suggestions what is causing it as I feel that may be we did not address the right problem?
My car: Toyota Prado 2010 4.0L TXL
By Jaan Rambo
I am new to Dubai and came across your website which looks so informative. So many wonderful posts.
I have gone dune bashing with my cousins and I guess I have a dune bug that has bitten me. Now I want to get my own off-road monster.
I am divided between the Toyota Land Cruiser 100 series and the Nissan Patrol and so far my cousins have been great help to confuse me even more.
I would like to have opinion from the car gurus here as to which one is better for say 70% of on-road driving and 30% desert driving.
What is power to weight ratio, and which one is better? Which one is more comfortable on-road? Which one is better in the desert drive? Which one has more after market mods available? Which one is lower on maintenance? Generally fewer headaches and more fun?
I am eagerly awaiting your valuable inputs, and hope you will not leave me confused like my cousins.
I want expert comment on which car is better suited for desert, Toyota LC 5.7L model or LC 4.7L model? Please analyse, breaking, traction, engine power, torque everything technical you can think of! I request you to provide advise based only on facts w/o any personal preference
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