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Re: 1988 Safari 2.8 petrol

Postby JoshJ » 12 Jun 2016 17:30

So I serviced the carb with a kit. Chuck the ford air filter pan and installed n small pancake filter. Cleaned the plugs. Adjusted the gaps. Checked the oil. Found the dipstick telling me that theres almost double the amount of oil needed in there :surprised: .
Drained it off in increments to the correct level. I reconed thats where the exhaust smoke came from at high revs. Topped up the brake fluid. After all was done I took it for a spin. It pulls beter and refs more smoothly, but not there yet. Got her up to 5500rpm in fourth gear. Dont trust the speedo yet. :lol:
Smoke seems to be gone after a long hard drive. But then....... I experienced the death wabble on braking. I thought ahh hell now Im gone. Totally out of control. I went off the road and just let it be.....
Eventually it stopped. Phew scary. Ha ha ha. So that needs sorting. Any tips on where to look first will be apreciated. There is also a noise comming from the rear. Not a grinding noise but more like something rubbing. And gearbox wines. So any recommendations on that will also be apreciated :thumbup:
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Re: 1988 Safari 2.8 petrol

Postby JoshJ » 12 Jun 2016 17:31

Thanx wilki. I'll keep that inmind. QQQ
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Re: 1988 Safari 2.8 petrol

Postby Herrie » 12 Jun 2016 17:42

Kan jy 'n foto van die carburator net die boonste gedeelte vir ons op sit?
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Re: 1988 Safari 2.8 petrol

Postby ricster » 12 Jun 2016 23:36

Death wobble....
1) check king pin bearing play - remove shim in the meantime till you get new bearings to replace ( don't loose the shims )
2) check wheel bearing tightness
3) check brake disks for warp
4) check tie rod ends ( all of them ) for play
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Re: 1988 Safari 2.8 petrol

Postby Michael » 13 Jun 2016 05:07

Ha ha Josh, sounds funny when reading it but Im sure laughter was the very last response when the death wobble paid you a visit......

Like Cedric said, I will start there. Doing the king pin bearings and wheel bearing is the best thing you can do.....who knows in what condition they are in.
Just jack the front end up en feel is there is any play on the wheels, but give it some propper action when you check
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Re: 1988 Safari 2.8 petrol

Postby Peter Connan » 13 Jun 2016 06:17

Easiest is to jack it up, put tge front axle on stands, get somebody to turn the wheel just a little bit back and forth while you crawl around underneath to see where the play is.
Also grip the wheels top and bottom and check for play.

As for the gearbox whine, replace the oil while keeping all your fingers crossed.
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Re: 1988 Safari 2.8 petrol

Postby JoshJ » 13 Jun 2016 07:46

Thanx Cedric, Michael and Peter!!. I will do that this week. Amongst a full service.

Ja Michael at that point it wasnt funny :lol: . But I did have a good lough afterwards.
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Re: 1988 Safari 2.8 petrol

Postby JoshJ » 14 Jun 2016 10:40

Herrie wrote:Kan jy 'n foto van die carburator net die boonste gedeelte vir ons op sit?




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