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by garrytre
Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Banging from LHS front end
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Banging from LHS front end

Thanks for the reply mydmax. Im not a mechanic, so I don't know a lot of the words you've used, but I'll print it and take it to my mechanic, see if that makes a difference. >Does your vehicle dip the front markedly when sudden braking is done? No >Can you substitute the struts for some others to ch...
by garrytre
Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Banging from LHS front end
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Banging from LHS front end

Well, the saga goes on. The banging noise didn't go away. Did it change a bit, or is that just my imagination? Anyway, once again, I told my mechanic to spend the time just looking all over for all sorts of unlikely causes - battery holder, something inside the chassis, something inside the door, br...
by garrytre
Sun Mar 20, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bull Bar/Suspension/Warranty
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Bull Bar/Suspension/Warranty

in 2015 I put a steel TJM bullbar on my 2014 DMax SX. A bit like https://www.tjm.com.au/your-4-x-4/isuzu/tjm-outback-bull-bar-black-steel-070sb13n35b >have you found that adding a bull bar has made the original suspension in need of an upgrade? I got a bull bar, mainly to hold a winch up. The weight...
by garrytre
Sun Feb 13, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: D-Max/Colorado 2007 to 2012
Topic: Rough running and engine misfires
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: Rough running and engine misfires

TW Most times when the alt light comes ON it is usually the brushes have lost contact, ie. worn out or stuck in their guides and not touching the slip rings want more. I had an alternator light on intermittently. Long weekend, local RAA call-out guy organised replacement alternator from interstate,...
by garrytre
Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Banging from LHS front end
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Banging from LHS front end

So now it's fixed. 3mm plates welded front, back, bottom. Here's what my mechanic wrote, about what the welder understands, about what the engineer said. "It is believed the reason for this section failing is due to the aftermarket coilover suspension." And verbally he said stuff that doesn't really...
by garrytre
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Electrical Stuff
Topic: Winch Install - please show me yours
Replies: 35
Views: 34759

Re: Winch Install - please show me yours

Well if your CV is broken then that wheel it won't work. Spose you could use the other set of wheels, given you'll have a 4WD. I never ended up getting one of these, but if I got a new car, I'd definitely be looking for something other than a standard electric, heavy, permanent winch. Good to have s...
by garrytre
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Banging from LHS front end
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Banging from LHS front end

Tink "I would suggest sending both photos direct to Isuzu Ute Australia and asking their opinion. Probably will only get a dismissive response but at least they will hopefully forward the photos to their engineers." I'd always assumed that IUA either sponsored, or at least monitored this forum, as a...
by garrytre
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Banging from LHS front end
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Banging from LHS front end

Ross, you and I both rant about shit mechanics, in our own way, but I'm not bothered about the tie-rod thing. re: my post 24/8/2021, there was a small amount of play in the steering, I think tie rods ends. Probably not much, but I'm not complaining. But if I understand, that could be replaced withou...
by garrytre
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Banging from LHS front end
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Banging from LHS front end

>Sort of goes to show mechanics don't really look outside the square, he should have found that immediately. >I would have thought that the local mechanic would have picked it up on his hoist last August. yeah, but in lieu of pix from last August, we'll never know if it was cracked then. I'm hoping ...
by garrytre
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Banging from LHS front end
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Banging from LHS front end

I told my mechanic to spend the time just looking all over for all sorts of unlikely causes - battery holder, something inside the chassis, something inside the door, broken engine mount, whatever. Cracked chassis front crossmember, pic attached. The two halves are completely separated, I wonder wha...