Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by Kagiso II » 10 Jan 2014 14:12

Contact oompie Herrie op Safari Kobus Pienaar .. ask him beautifully nicely and he will supply you with a DVD with the Y60/61 manual ..
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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by David M » 10 Jan 2014 15:19

Thanks to all of you but have decided to take a step back and relax. Mechanic will be at my house first thing Monday (Patrols are not easily towed and I would be too embarresed anyway) , will buy the Haynes manual on Tuesday (Thanks guys but I like working off the old paper that I can move around with me and make notes in - good bedtime reading) and then finish putting a full preventative maintenance schedule together and then send it off to Graham with everything that needs doing plus what he suggests.

Oom Mac - won't make it on the 18th as have lots to do before having fun including broken engine mounting etc but will make the next one.

My comments this morning where probably a bit of a rant as you cannot expect to buy a 15 yr old vehicle for under R 100 k and expect everything to be perfect. In fact I still think I have a bargain and within 60 days and R 20 k will have an insane reliable vehicle. Then the upgrades start............ :woo: In fact with no transport and a weekend to kill I will fit the triple battery system and get further with the storage system.
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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by Peter Connan » 10 Jan 2014 17:06

David, download the manual anyway.

It is very very much more informative than any of the books on the market...
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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by Jorrie » 10 Jan 2014 21:39

David
I second Peter Connan's comment.
Once you have downloaded the manual you can print it for less than the cost of a Haynes manual.
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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by David M » 11 Jan 2014 11:46

Thanks. Will do.
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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by David M » 14 Jan 2014 09:50

And all is fixed and I am a happy camper again.

A previous Owner had fitted an immobilizer switch behind the dash which cut out fuel and main electrics. The switch had been fixed with double sided tape, fallen off over time and with bumps etc eventually switched itself and immobilised the vehicle. Thank goodness the final switchoff was in my driveway.
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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by Tinus lotz » 14 Jan 2014 11:09

Jip sh@t happens....I have found that most problems come in when aftermarket stuff goes wrong .....happy to hear you are going again :thumbup:

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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by IanT » 14 Jan 2014 11:19

Glad you came right :thumbup:

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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by Chris Skinner » 14 Jan 2014 11:34

Consider changing the heading of this post - "Unbreakable Patrol Temporarily Imobilised by faulty Aftermarket Immobiliser"

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Re: Unbreakable Patrol keeps breaking

Post by Herrie » 14 Jan 2014 12:36

I'm glad all is fine now :thumbup:
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