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by WayneMan
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Tap Talk App for this forum
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Tap Talk App for this forum

I used to use the Tap Talk App to access this forum on my mobile phone but it no longer seems to work.
Has it been removed, or have I lost the plot?
I cannot find it - does it perhaps go under another name ? :beg:
by WayneMan
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Anyone Stripping and old KZ-TE D/C ?
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Anyone Stripping and old KZ-TE D/C ?

Im still searching for a KZ-TE D/C fuel tank - does anyone know where I can get one, or is anyone stripping an old KZ-TE ? Most people probably don't know that the Legend 35 vehicles came with an optional larger fuel tank. It was about 2litres larger than the original factory fitted ones. Most peopl...
by WayneMan
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Wanted: KZ-TE Legend 35 Fuel Tank
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Wanted: KZ-TE Legend 35 Fuel Tank

Im desperately looking for a KZ-TE Legend 35 Fuel Tank (double cab) - does anyone have one in good condition or know where I can get one?
by WayneMan
Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZ-TE Fuel tank Conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 529

KZ-TE Fuel tank Conundrum

Recently my KZ-TE showed signs of a very slow and gradual leak on the diesel fuel tank. I took it to the agents and also to a private 4x4 company that specialized in fuel tanks to assess. The private company could not find a leak, neither could the agents. Long story short, I took it back to the age...
by WayneMan
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rinsing and Cleaning the inside of a fuel tank
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Rinsing and Cleaning the inside of a fuel tank

Hi MD

Thanks very much for the details response.
It is a mild steel tank, an original Toyota part.
I start working on it this weekend and see how this progress.
I picked up the tank yesterday and have not had much time to inspect inside, but that's my chore for the weekend.

Many thanks
by WayneMan
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Fuel tank is cracked on the seam - where to get a new one made?
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Fuel tank is cracked on the seam - where to get a new one made?

Thank you guys for the feed back.
I managed to source a 2nd hand tank from a scrap yard. Just need to figure out how to clean it properly and then ill get it installed.
by WayneMan
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rinsing and Cleaning the inside of a fuel tank
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Rinsing and Cleaning the inside of a fuel tank

Hi There The diesel tank on my KZ-TE has sprouted a leak on what seems to be the welded seam (don't ask how or why - I wish I knew myself). I have managed to source a 2nd hand tank with out the knowledge of where it came form or its history, but it looks in relatively good condition. Before having i...
by WayneMan
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZ-TE Double Cab Fuel Tank Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 393

KZ-TE Double Cab Fuel Tank Wanted

Hi there,

Im urgently looking for a KZ-TE double cab fuel tank - any one got one lying around collecting dust, or perhaps have one stripped from a accident damaged vehicle?
Anyone got contacts in the scrap yard industry who could help source one for me?

Thanks
by WayneMan
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: Fuel tank is cracked on the seam - where to get a new one made?
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Fuel tank is cracked on the seam - where to get a new one made?

My fuel tank on my KZTE double cab is cracked on the seam and is leaking. I have not asked the agents for a price on a new one, and Im sure it will cost a bomb! I am going to take the tank to Northern Off Road and they will see if it can be successfully repaired. Failing that, does anyone know I can...
by WayneMan
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZ-TE Fuel Tank protector wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: KZ-TE Fuel Tank protector wanted

Cool thanks.
Good idea.
by WayneMan
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZ-TE Fuel Tank protector wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: KZ-TE Fuel Tank protector wanted

Thanks for the advice - whats the reason for drilling a hole before you weld it ?
by WayneMan
Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZ-TE Fuel Tank protector wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 554

KZ-TE Fuel Tank protector wanted

Anyone know where I can get a KZ-TE (double Cab) fuel tank protector, either an original or an after market. (Its the metal housing that protects the fuel tank that Im looking for). Mine has some fatigue cracks in it, and I want to replace it. I actually cant believe the original one is made so poor...
by WayneMan
Fri May 08, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS 2nd hand Front Bumper set wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: IFS 2nd hand Front Bumper set wanted

Ok thanks. I tried pushing a braai mounted on a pole - one of those SAN Parks standard edition braai.
by WayneMan
Thu May 07, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS 2nd hand Front Bumper set wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: IFS 2nd hand Front Bumper set wanted

The top section where the dent and scrape is, is steel and I'm looking for a new or send hand one that is undamaged.
by WayneMan
Thu May 07, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS 2nd hand Front Bumper set wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: IFS 2nd hand Front Bumper set wanted

Here's the pic
by WayneMan
Sun May 03, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS 2nd hand Front Bumper set wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: IFS 2nd hand Front Bumper set wanted

Really? From the agents? I've attached an image or 2 of the bumper parts I need. I'm looking for both the upper (steel) and lower (plastic) bumpers.
by WayneMan
Sat May 02, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IFS 2nd hand Front Bumper set wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 466

IFS 2nd hand Front Bumper set wanted

Anyone got a 2nd hand front bumper set from an IFS Hilux that removed when they installed their the steel bumper? I damaged mine the other day and need to have it repaired but it will possibly need a bit of body putty on the steel section as well as the plastic portion. I don't like this idea and wa...
by WayneMan
Sat May 02, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Batteries and inverter use at home
Replies: 91
Views: 8763

Re: Batteries and inverter use at home

I think all I should be doing is hooking up one of the beeeeg batteries to a few LEDs so I can see what I'm doing.
What is a very basic or simple solution to charge one or 2 of these batteries via solar? What do I need to aquire and how do I do it?
by WayneMan
Sat May 02, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Batteries and inverter use at home
Replies: 91
Views: 8763

Re: Batteries and inverter use at home

Thanks for the very thorough explanation. I was thinking along the same lines that even though I have access to very cheap 2nd hand French imported batteries it would still be a very costly exercise to get something working that is compliant and safe. I'm really not too phased about load shedding. D...
by WayneMan
Fri May 01, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Batteries and inverter use at home
Replies: 91
Views: 8763

Re: Batteries and inverter use at home

I have access to a lot of 2nd hand batteries from a very large commercial UPS. I have no idea how to use them or how to hook them up at home to be beneficial during a power outage. Can someone give a heads up on where to start and how to go about this. I know I will need to get an electrician, maybe...
by WayneMan
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Tappet cover gasket replacement help and advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: KZTE Tappet cover gasket replacement help and advice ple

Thanks
Do i need to replace these gaskets and o-rings on the plenum / throttle body if i have to remove the plenum ?

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by WayneMan
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Tappet cover gasket replacement help and advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 400

KZTE Tappet cover gasket replacement help and advice please

There is a little seapage or sweating of oil at the rear of the tappet cover so i want to remove it, clean it and then replace it, but need advice on what and how to do it. Removing that steel thingie that goes across the tappet cover seems complicated. Is it necessary to remove it? It doesnt look l...
by WayneMan
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: From Belgium - advice wanted - + pics ;-)
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: From Belgium - advice wanted - + pics ;-)

Out of interest, how much is it selling for?

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by WayneMan
Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: KZ-TE Airsprings/Loadhelpers
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: KZ-TE Airsprings/Loadhelpers

Can you perhaps post some pics from the side so we can see how it looks witht he wheel on ?
by WayneMan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Wheres the best to fit a RTT
Replies: 16
Views: 3223

Re: Wheres the best to fit a RTT

Sorry i meamt to say its least practical to have the tent hanging over the back. My fridge is also on top of a drawer system and if i couldnt open the rear canopy door all the way i would not be able to access my fridge. So id definitely hand tje tent over tje cab sode ways. This also allows you to ...
by WayneMan
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Wheres the best to fit a RTT
Replies: 16
Views: 3223

Re: Wheres the best to fit a RTT

If it opens over the back of the car, it convenient for some cara like land rovers or where the back doors open side ways. If u got a bakkie with a canopy its mot practical to have the tent hanging over the rear to create shade unlesa u r a midget it is way too low to work under. Hanging over the fr...
by WayneMan
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Wheres the best to fit a RTT
Replies: 16
Views: 3223

Re: Wheres the best to fit a RTT

Yes u can put on top of the cab. Thats how i have done it often - no problems and many kms travelled. You just need to get load bars mounted bug they are relatively cheap. This allows you to load a 2nd spare wheel on top of the canopy. And you can load your jerry cans, wood or any thing else on top ...
by WayneMan
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Hennops 4x4 Dag
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

Re: Hennops 4x4 Dag

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by WayneMan
Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tyre Size vs Speedometer
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: Tyre Size vs Speedometer

And u will get lots less power !

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by WayneMan
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advice please: KZTE clattering noise when starting
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Advice please: KZTE clattering noise when starting

Try a better quality oil perhaps

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by WayneMan
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: How far after fuel light on 3.0KZTE
Replies: 18
Views: 2255

Re: How far after fuel light on 3.0KZTE

Ive also wondered the same on my 2005 KZ. When the light comes on i normally foll up and the most i ever put was about 66 liters but the book says a tank capacity of 75. Im asuming i can still drive out about 9 liters before i run cpmpletely dry. Can anyone comments on that? And if u run completely ...
by WayneMan
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Air helpers; do they help??
Replies: 33
Views: 4769

Re: Air helpers; do they help??

I had the same sagging problem on my KZ. Fitted the heavy duty leaf springs from Mikem (Darryl). I think its the my best investment yet. The air helpers like Daryl says can let you down (excuse the pun) and become problematic and require attention and maintenance. Dont waste your time with the air j...
by WayneMan
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Land cruiser world record attempt 30Aug
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Land cruiser world record attempt 30Aug

At R250 or R400 a car is crazy! U wont get my support at that price sorry. If came with 4 people a different story but on my own its ridicous.
Where is the money going? Why dont they rather charge per head instead of per vehicle?

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by WayneMan
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: At last.
Replies: 43
Views: 3663

Re: At last.

What is a gusset

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by WayneMan
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Tires with 4.875 ratio 2.8D
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Tires with 4.875 ratio 2.8D

I put 31" on my kzte
The extra height was great and it looked good
But practically it wasnt very good.
I sold them and put back the 30's.
Loss of power was too much. And also screwed the odo readings.

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by WayneMan
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Where to buy an idler pully - agents want too much.
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Where to buy an idler pully - agents want too much.

Thanks for the help, ill definitely try that.
I need to repalce it as it not longer runs smoothly. I think the bearing are on their way out. Id prefer to change just the bearing if possible, but ive heard you need to repalce the whole unit?
by WayneMan
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Where to buy an idler pully - agents want too much.
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Where to buy an idler pully - agents want too much.

Hi

I need to replace the idler pully wheel and bearing on my KZ-TE. Its the tentioner pulley wheel which drives the air conditioning pump.

The agents want R1229 ex VAT. Where else can I purchase one of these parts?
by WayneMan
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to replace coolant in a sealed radiator? on KZTE
Replies: 2
Views: 337

How to replace coolant in a sealed radiator? on KZTE

Today i replaced the lower radiator hose on my 2005 kzte. Now I need to replace the coolant, but the radiator is sealed and does not have a cap like the traditional old type radiators. When I removed the pipe from the bottom of the radiator about 6 or 8 liters ( estimate) came out. I have filled the...
by WayneMan
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZ-TE 15" spare mag or steel rim required
Replies: 1
Views: 236

KZ-TE 15" spare mag or steel rim required

Im looking for an original mag wheel from a KZ-TE legend 35, or even the original steel rim from a toyota hilux, pre 2005. It must be 15".
Can anyone help me with a replacement rim / mag ?
by WayneMan
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to drain all the water from 2005 KZ-TE
Replies: 1
Views: 219

How to drain all the water from 2005 KZ-TE

Can anyone give me advice on how best to drain the coolant from my radiator, resivoir bottle and cooling system on a 2005 KZ-TE ?

I want to drain all the water and fill with that pink coolant used by the agents.
by WayneMan
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

Re: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !

Thanka Donkey Man I had the thermostat replaced at the agents about 20 000 kms ago as good measure. I service the vehicle regularly at the agents, as far as I know everything is in working order. But i will have the mechanic do a thorough check on the water pump, radiator and thermostat. What is a S...
by WayneMan
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

Re: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !

Surgery has been booked for next week Thursday. What are your thoughts, and what are the chances of larger tyres being the cause of oever heating or cracked heads? I replaced my standard tyres in May this year with 31" tyres. I have not done any trails with them yet, but have been to Botswana for 2 ...
by WayneMan
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

Re: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !

Thanks for the suggestions. Im puzzeled to why this has happened ?!? Its all good to replace the gasket, and possibly the head, but if the under lying problem is not found, i may just have the same problem in the future. Is this problem caused by over heating from any of the thermostat, water pump, ...
by WayneMan
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

Re: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !

Thanks

I have found these 2 places which sound promising - ill give them a call during the day :

http://www.geminiparts.co.za/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.ultimate4x4.co.za/wmenu.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by WayneMan
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

Re: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !

I just want to get it fixed and know that its reliable. I not too concerned about the D4D head, i just thought it might be a good replacement option.
Anyone heard about Horse Power City in Edenvale?
by WayneMan
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

Re: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !

The Good News: Now I know what the problem is. Tha Bad News: This morning I took the vehicle to Silverton Radiators, and they did that litmus test and it showed up with gasses in the cooling system, which means a blown gasket, or possible cracked head. So this is where i call upon your valuable know...
by WayneMan
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

Re: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !

So today I managed to get a new expansion bottle cap. I topped up the expansion bottle and replaced the cap. Took the vehicle for a short drive and everything appeared to be ok (holding thumbs). The level has not dropped and neither did the temp gauge increase. Tmrw I will take the vehicle to silver...
by WayneMan
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

Re: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !

Thanks for the advise so far. I have also been told that the water can be leaking into the exhaust and then vaporises so thereis no evidence of this. Does this also elude to a crakcked head ? I plan to fill the resevoir tonight and perfomr the basic tests. Excuse the lack of knowlegde, but what is a...
by WayneMan
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

KZTE - no coolant in resevoir - HELP !

I was doing some random checks on my vehicle this afternnon, and notcied there was no coolant in my vehilce (KZTE). The resevoir normally has pink coolant and can be seen at the bottom of the resevoir. I checked for obvious leaks under the vehicle, but could not find anything. There was however, sma...
by WayneMan
Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Larger Tyres - better or worse fuel economy ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: Larger Tyres - better or worse fuel economy ?

Anyone know if it is possible to calibrate you rodometer reading to be more accurate?

I heard there are tiny little gears in the cluster and these cannot be changed or modified ??
by WayneMan
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Larger Tyres - better or worse fuel economy ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: Larger Tyres - better or worse fuel economy ?

Thanks for the input..... I think I have figured out my mistake. Originally I did my calculations based on my odometer vs the number of liters put into the tank. I never took into account that larger tyres equates to less tyre revolutions, and hence the shorter distance on the odometer. I logged ont...
by WayneMan
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Larger Tyres - better or worse fuel economy ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: Larger Tyres - better or worse fuel economy ?

Thats a very valid point. Perhaps I must check the actual distance, and not rely the readings from my odometer.

Kepp up the good work lads :)

Cheers
by WayneMan
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Larger Tyres - better or worse fuel economy ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: Larger Tyres - better or worse fuel economy ?

Ok, so i got 5 new tyres for sale then. done 9000kms.
KL 78 khumo.

Good tyres, but i think i need to go back to the original size. I will still buy the same KL78 Khumos

Make me an offer....
by WayneMan
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Larger Tyres - better or worse fuel economy ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Larger Tyres - better or worse fuel economy ?

I recently replaced my standard tyres of 245/75/15 with 31" Khumos on my 2005 KZTE. By my calculations, this equataes to about 1.5" taller tyre or 0.75" effective lift. Because they are slightly larger, I would expect the fuel enonomy to be slighlty better because of the larger circumfrance, and als...
by WayneMan
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZ Clutch needs replacement - help
Replies: 6
Views: 436

KZ Clutch needs replacement - help

Hi

I need to replace the clutch on my 2005 KZ-TE.
Toyota agents have quoted R8500-00 *cough cough*

Does anyone know where else I can have it done in the Randburg, Sandton or surrounding area? R8.5k it a little bit too steep for my fragile wallet.

Thanks
by WayneMan
Tue May 07, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 31" Tires on Standard KZ-TE
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: 31" Tires on Standard KZ-TE

Fantastic - thats the news I want to hear !

At least thats good news for the morning seeing that my roof top tent I wanted is now a gonner !!!
by WayneMan
Tue May 07, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Late 1998 to 2005 (Gen 5 aka IFS Hilux)
Topic: 31" Tires on Standard KZ-TE
Replies: 6
Views: 855

31" Tires on Standard KZ-TE

Hi Its time to replace my tyres on my stock standard KZ-TE. Can I safely put on 31" tyres without causing too many problems? I know that: * the speedo will read differently. * there will be less power. Can you confirm how much power will be lost - is it a big loss and does it make town driving vrey ...

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