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    Idler pulley price

    Hey, hope you guys are doing well. So somehow the idler pulley broke in my car and it was ripping the fan belt a new one. I took the car to the mechanic and he replaced the fan belt and pulley tensioner as I managed to find those parts, however I can't seem to find the idler pulley anywhere. I...
  2. V

    Change or ownership and engine registration

    I recently bought a small car and the previous owner gave me the documents needed for change of ownership but i later realized that its fitted with different engine since it has a different vin number.He gave me the reciept for the engine.The disc has expired and ive been told i cant renew since...
  3. A

    Ford fiesta or Figo

    My wife and I are looking to get a second car ( No kids still in our mid-20s, never own a vehicle before). We are stuck between the 1.4 '2007 Fiesta 131000 (60k) and 1.4 2010 Figo 100000(67k). Will pay cash not finance. Toyota etios 3dr was our first option but when we decide to have a child...
  4. Other Pineapple Smurf

    Your financed primary car: Keep it once paid, or Upgrade regularly?

    Car ownership is one of those interesting financial decision and I've come to realise that we each have different motivations for ownership of our primary vehicle. My primary car, a Ballade, is about to be debt-free in four weeks time as I decided to throw 20% of my salary into the monthly...
  5. D

    Thoughts on the Plexus radiator brand?

    Hi guys, I noticed a puddle of water under my car the other day and seems like the radiator is leaking. Been calling around for a new radiator and seems like most shops are stocking the Plexus brand of radiators. Is it any good or just a cheap radiator?
  6. L

    Car wanted for around R75 000

    Anyone selling their second hand vehicle? looking to spend around 75k. Must be reliable. Need car for student.
  7. S

    Unknown object hit undercarriage of car

    Hi everyone. So as I was driving today, there was a plastic bag on the road that I thought had blown onto the road but it was just sitting there which isn't unusual so I drove over it letting the under part of my car go over it, however as I was driving over it, I heard a thump sound as the...
  8. KerneLinks

    Car to Everything Communication (V2X): Where does South Africa stand?

    Car to Everything Communication (V2X): Where does South Africa stand? Article by Independent Online
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    Rolled back in park on incline, handbrake jammed

    So I stopped on a slight incline, put my car in park and forgot to put my handbreak up before releasing my brakes. My car rolled slightly back, not really sure how much exactly but it couldn't have been more than a few centimetres and my car stopped. I immediately put my handbrake up and then...
  10. Z

    2007 vs 2017 Toyota corolla: Help me choose

    Hey guys, I am 27 years old, i am looking at buying a toyota corolla because i heard they last longer. So i am stuck between two options (I have saved up 80k): 1. 2007 corolla 1.6i with 120k mileage for 80k (I will pay cash. buy only third party insurance which should cost around R200p/m). 2...
  11. J

    Never renewed drivers license

    Hey everybody. So my question is, I have skipped renewal of my license for the last 8 years. Does anyone know if their will be any extra fees, I will have to pay? Or if I can get in trouble for not renewing it all these years? I really need to renew for a new job I got my boss said I need a...
  12. S

    Car slipped on slippery metal bumps

    Hi everyone. So I was driving into an area with metal speed bumps and I slowed down to go over them, I think I lost traction with the low speed and slippery bumps and as I was going over it, there was some slipping, the car basically slipped, then moved itself slightly to the left and went over...
  13. J

    Buying a car from a dealership vs privately

    Hello People! I am planning to buy a car in Cape Town in cash. I am not sure whether I should buy it from a dealership or privately. From what I have seen, buying privately will be a little cheaper. However, there may be some cons to it which I am not aware of. Could someone please guide me on...
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    Questions about selling a car that's been in an accident

    Hi guys, I was just involved in my second accident in my car. First one I was rear ended at a stop street and this one a student driver pulled out from a stop street perpendicular to me without looking and we collided. So neither were too bad in terms of damage. My question is how is this...
  15. D

    Roadworthy of a Project Car

    Hi Guys, I'm planning to build up a a project car either based on a rolling chassis or custom-fab. Obviously it will be a mix of parts, which may prove tricky to get roadworthy-ed. I'm curious if any mybroadband members have done something like this and succeeded or run into any issues? or...
  16. EnderZaMan

    First car financing/employment question

    Hey guys, I had a question. I'll be financing a car within the next 2-3 months, just building up a large deposit. I work as an Independent Contractor for an American company. I have a signed contract which gets renewed every year. I believe I will have to finance in person so I can explain...
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    What broken components are these?(2005 Polo Comfortline)

    Hi guys So my car has been making a very obscure sound on start up that I could not pinpoint for a few days, then a rattling sound started coming from the drive belt. I started it yesterday morning and heard the same sound, a few seconds after opening the bonnet I saw something really tiny...
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    2015 Ford figo fan belt

    Hi, hope you guys can help. I know nothing about cars. I have a 2015 (Old shape) Ford Figo Ambiante 1.4 (Petrol), No Ford dealership seems to want to tell me what type of fan belt my vehicle uses. Is there anybody that might know which fan belt my vehicle uses? I was told by Ford on my last...
  19. Lebogang95

    Remote Kill Switch For Car ? Recommendations ?

    I got a tracker for my car. But now I want a remote kill switch to stop potential hijackers on their tracks before they get far. Yes, I'm paranoid but this is my first car & this is South Africa. Also, I intend on not losing it. Not anytime soon anyway.
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