English & Afrikaans Forums
Total Topics: 23 087
Total Replies: 260 324
Total Views: 83 502 328
topics: 11 901
replies: 143 796
views: 39 480 630
In this section we advise you, and provide assistance to others on various industry topics.

Journey end

replies: 29
views: 544
05 Jun 2021 @ 12:27:31 pm
Paddyandpaul
Titanium Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 544
Joined: 23 Oct 2017
Experience: 58 years

Not so glorious and end to a pleasant holiday

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
05 Jun 2021 @ 12:30:55 pm
Relaxed Camper
Luhman 16 Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 18203
Joined: 05 May 2015
Experience: 8 years

What happened?

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
05 Jun 2021 @ 13:17:41 pm
Paddyandpaul
Titanium Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 544
Joined: 23 Oct 2017
Experience: 58 years

Suspect cv or universal on the drive train has gone as the car started vibrating very badly when under load. When clutch engaged vibration goes away

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
05 Jun 2021 @ 16:56:19 pm
Relaxed Camper
Luhman 16 Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 18203
Joined: 05 May 2015
Experience: 8 years

Eish....hope its not too serious. All the best....hope you are quickly on the road again. Did they tow you to the nearest garage? 

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
05 Jun 2021 @ 17:28:00 pm
Chuck Norris
Alpha Centauri Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 10416
Joined: 13 Jan 2014
Experience: 41 years

Eish....hope its not too serious. All the best....hope you are quickly on the road again. Did they tow you to the nearest garage? 

Kyk die fotos, hy is gelaai op n lorry.

Was dit n Toyota het jy dit dadelik raak gesien......lol

 

Al weer oppad iewers heen.
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
05 Jun 2021 @ 18:01:31 pm
Zack
Moon Member
85% Profile Strength
Posts: 731
Joined: 02 Mar 2015
Experience: 34 years

Kyk die fotos, hy is gelaai op n lorry.

Was dit n Toyota het jy dit dadelik raak gesien......lol

 

Toyotas op trokke gaan mos net vir n dienscool

Be a good person, but don't waste time to prove it
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
05 Jun 2021 @ 18:39:50 pm
Paddyandpaul
Titanium Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 544
Joined: 23 Oct 2017
Experience: 58 years

Decided in Harrismith the vibration was too much to continue so they took my car, my Skipper and my wife and I to Durban. We have a private Subaru mechanic who will look at it on monday. Won't let just any mechanic work on my car.

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
06 Jun 2021 @ 09:25:27 am
mulderpm
Jupiter Member
88% Profile Strength
Posts: 1821
Joined: 04 Jan 2016
Experience: 51 years

Bad luck Paddy. I am sure it will be simple to fix...just inconvenient. Good that you flat beded it back. You can cause secondary damage by the vibration.

That is very strange for a Subaru. They are extreemly reliable. My farther (97) has had 3 (Impresa) in a row and no problems at all. He is recorded and awarded by (with certificate) Subaru SA as the oldest Subaru driver. Only two complaints, they are heavy on fuel (15-20L/100Km) and are only available in petrol.

Maybe some Kalahari/Makgadikgadi dust got into the CV or universal.

Toyota's have that problem LoL.

Groete,
Paul
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
06 Jun 2021 @ 10:14:27 am
Swanie
Mars Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 1393
Joined: 26 May 2013
Experience: 47 years

not nice but I assume that is part of live..

Hope you got home safe after the truck ride

Kom ons gaan kamp
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
06 Jun 2021 @ 12:58:33 pm
Paddyandpaul
Titanium Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 544
Joined: 23 Oct 2017
Experience: 58 years

Bad luck Paddy. I am sure it will be simple to fix...just inconvenient. Good that you flat beded it back. You can cause secondary damage by the vibration.

That is very strange for a Subaru. They are extreemly reliable. My farther (97) has had 3 (Impresa) in a row and no problems at all. He is recorded and awarded by (with certificate) Subaru SA as the oldest Subaru driver. Only two complaints, they are heavy on fuel (15-20L/100Km) and are only available in petrol.

Maybe some Kalahari/Makgadikgadi dust got into the CV or universal.

Toyota's have that problem LoL.

This Forester is a 2003 model with 265000km on the clock so things will start wearing out at this stage.It is the last car I will probably own and if things get too expensive to repair now it will be scrapped and we will use my wifes Hyundai Accent, as that is still ok to tow our Skipper.

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
06 Jun 2021 @ 18:15:25 pm
pieterc
Gold Member
37% Profile Strength
Posts: 111
Joined: 10 Mar 2015

Not nice to see. At least you were on your way home and didn`t had to cut your holiday short.

Best of luck, hope it is not too serious or expensive but that car still have lots of km and happy holidays to offer. 

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
07 Jun 2021 @ 07:19:48 am
Leon
Luhman 16 Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 16544
Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Experience: 57 years

Hope you arrive safely at home.  Sounds like a universal coupling.  Had a similar thing on my 3.0 GLX Saphire years ago.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
07 Jun 2021 @ 08:27:08 am
Hurricane
Jupiter Member
74% Profile Strength
Posts: 1567
Joined: 25 Apr 2014
Experience: 22 years

Agree with Leon. At 265000 km on the clock that Scooby is just about run-in by now and should be good for another 100 or 200 000 km's

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
07 Jun 2021 @ 10:32:57 am
Bostoe
Pluto Member
92% Profile Strength
Posts: 4953
Joined: 11 Dec 2013
Experience: 36 years

Sterkte daar

Haak daai wa kamp bly koning
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
07 Jun 2021 @ 11:02:37 am
Paddyandpaul
Titanium Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 544
Joined: 23 Oct 2017
Experience: 58 years

Just spoken to the mechanic and he says its the front 2 inner cvs that need replacing. He tells me I can get reconditioned ones bùt I do not know if reconditioned as opposed to new cvs is the way to go. Does anyone know?

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
07 Jun 2021 @ 11:05:10 am
Relaxed Camper
Luhman 16 Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 18203
Joined: 05 May 2015
Experience: 8 years

Just spoken to the mechanic and he says its the front 2 inner cvs that need replacing. He tells me I can get reconditioned ones bùt I do not know if reconditioned as opposed to new cvs is the way to go. Does anyone know?

Go for new ones

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
07 Jun 2021 @ 11:31:53 am
mulderpm
Jupiter Member
88% Profile Strength
Posts: 1821
Joined: 04 Jan 2016
Experience: 51 years

Just spoken to the mechanic and he says its the front 2 inner cvs that need replacing. He tells me I can get reconditioned ones bùt I do not know if reconditioned as opposed to new cvs is the way to go. Does anyone know?

Depends on how long you still want to keep her. New is always better, but also more expensive.

I fitted a new non-OEM CV joint to my Ford Fiesta at a fraction of the OEM part cost. So far no problem. The boot of the old one had come loose and then the CV joint picked up dirt.

What caused yours to fail Paddy?

CV joints also pack up if you raise the suspension on an older vehicle.

Groete,
Paul
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
07 Jun 2021 @ 11:57:10 am
Paddyandpaul
Titanium Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 544
Joined: 23 Oct 2017
Experience: 58 years
Paul just high mileage I suspect at 265000kms, and a long trip to the Kruger on some badly potholed roads. Know Subaru are supposed to be long lasting good rally cars but they too wear out. Still going to try for my 400000kms if costs don't get too much. At 200000km had the heads overhauled by the agents when major service was done with timing belts due to oil leaks on heads, which i read is common on older Subarus, so barring rings wearing the car should be good for another 100000km.She uses about 1 pint per 1000km which is ok I think.
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
07 Jun 2021 @ 16:12:11 pm
Fred
Neptune Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 4013
Joined: 09 Mar 2016
Experience: 53 years

Do try and find out the origin of the non-original ones Paul.  Sometimes they come out of the same factory and just takes another route to you.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
4 days ago @ 08:10:22 am
Leon
Luhman 16 Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 16544
Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Experience: 57 years

If possible go for the new CV's.  But I trust that budget play a big role here.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
4 days ago @ 11:40:07 am
Paddyandpaul
Titanium Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 544
Joined: 23 Oct 2017
Experience: 58 years

Inner 2 front universals replaced with after market new spares and the car is running nice and smooth again. Glad that was all the problem was and I prevented further damage by trucking the car to Durban.

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
4 days ago @ 17:52:13 pm
Jan Meyer
Saturn Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 2272
Joined: 31 May 2014
Experience: 54 years

Glad it's a happy ending.

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
4 days ago @ 17:59:26 pm
Relaxed Camper
Luhman 16 Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 18203
Joined: 05 May 2015
Experience: 8 years

Glad its not as bad as we thought....al the best for the trip home

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
3 days ago @ 08:20:01 am
Nico
Mars Member
92% Profile Strength
Posts: 1300
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Experience: 13 years

Must admit that, from my previous bearing engineering background, and having supplied loose ball bearings to CV rebuilders (and inspected how these are "remanufactured") I will never advise such reconditioned items, irrespective of costs - too dangerous. Will never forget "Oom Willie", who with his Mk 2 Golf GTS had a reconditioned CV broke at about 60 kmh. Not only did the car veer off the road (town driving) but caused a VERY big hole in the gearbox ..... no thank you, "hou verby!"

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
3 days ago @ 11:00:25 am
Hennie Botha
Mars Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 1207
Joined: 09 May 2014
Experience: 27 years

Must admit that, from my previous bearing engineering background, and having supplied loose ball bearings to CV rebuilders (and inspected how these are "remanufactured") I will never advise such reconditioned items, irrespective of costs - too dangerous. Will never forget "Oom Willie", who with his Mk 2 Golf GTS had a reconditioned CV broke at about 60 kmh. Not only did the car veer off the road (town driving) but caused a VERY big hole in the gearbox ..... no thank you, "hou verby!"

I also agree with this. Goedkoop koop, is duur koop.

Sê dankie vir wat jy in die lewe het.
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
3 days ago @ 11:12:43 am
Fred
Neptune Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 4013
Joined: 09 Mar 2016
Experience: 53 years

I also am skeptical about rebuilt units.  I have had a rebuilt starter and a alternator  fail not long after having them installed.  I also had to replace skimmed brake disks when they vibrated even worse than before the skimming.  On the other hand, I am not that vary about "non original" parts.  I have on several occations found that they actually come out of the same factories than the ones the verhicle were originaly sold but at a much lower price.  I am referring to fan and timing belts, some parts on a BMW suspension and two electronics parts on the same car which I can remember off the top of my head.  But always be careful to trace their origin as bad parts might cost you dearly or even put your life in danger.  If you are not sure, rather stick to OEM parts

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
2 days ago @ 22:08:02 pm
pieterc
Gold Member
37% Profile Strength
Posts: 111
Joined: 10 Mar 2015

Glad you got sorted so quickly. As you said, trucking it back might have prevented additional damage to the gearbox that might have pushed it over your BER limit.

Also well done to your insurance for trucking it all the way back to Durban and not just to the nearest town for repairs. I have thought about this before, but never got around to verify this with my insurance. I am willing to pay a higher premium to have my vehicle returned home in case of a breakdown.

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
yesterday @ 08:44:54 am
Paddyandpaul
Titanium Member
96% Profile Strength
Posts: 544
Joined: 23 Oct 2017
Experience: 58 years

Glad you got sorted so quickly. As you said, trucking it back might have prevented additional damage to the gearbox that might have pushed it over your BER limit.

Also well done to your insurance for trucking it all the way back to Durban and not just to the nearest town for repairs. I have thought about this before, but never got around to verify this with my insurance. I am willing to pay a higher premium to have my vehicle returned home in case of a breakdown.

Still waiting to see if the insurance will pay anything towards the cost of trucking the car. Did not clear it with insurance first as I did not know I may be partially covered for the trucking.

👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
yesterday @ 09:15:50 am
mulderpm
Jupiter Member
88% Profile Strength
Posts: 1821
Joined: 04 Jan 2016
Experience: 51 years

Try anyway Paddy.

Groete,
Paul
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
yesterday @ 09:30:52 am
Fred
Neptune Member
100% Profile Strength
Posts: 4013
Joined: 09 Mar 2016
Experience: 53 years

Normally the insurance only undertakes to tow your vehicle to the nearest safe place. This is interesting so please let us know how it plays out.

Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
👍
0
💔
0
😮
0
🙂
0
Reply to Topic
Anonymous
Sign In Required
View First
Stay home and stay safe, visit the official website: sacoronavirus.co.za