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Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 03-13-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By dervdave
Re: How to keep my ranger clean

Its just as well Rangers look good dirty but put on a good paint sealant and the dirt will rinse off easy ;)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-13-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By dervdave
Re: Old Man, Old Ranger

Not that excited you`ve not been back !

Unless your really old and the excitement was too much for ya and you`ve snuffed it :eek::D
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-10-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 697
Posted By dervdave
Re: Old Man, Old Ranger

Good to have you here Dennis, as a point of interest old man just how old are you,?
Older than me ? I`m 54 :D
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-06-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,544
Posted By dervdave
Re: Keep rims clean!!!

The compound of some brake pads are very soft, don`t last long and make a lot of dust.
Clean the wheels properly and coat with a body sealant, Wolfgang, Zaino etc or a dedicated wheel sealant like...
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 02-27-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,125
Posted By dervdave
Yeah theres nowt the matter with that, very nice !

Yeah theres nowt the matter with that, very nice !
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 02-26-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,125
Posted By dervdave
One of the modern sealants should stop it...

One of the modern sealants should stop it oxidising again for longer than that.
Something like Optimum Opti Seal is quick and easy.
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 02-26-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,125
Posted By dervdave
To be honest Stephen I like the originalilty of...

To be honest Stephen I like the originalilty of your truck and wouldn`t bother doing anything to it unless your wanting to make a posing machine :D
Forum: Cleaning and Detailing 02-25-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,125
Posted By dervdave
Too good to paint, original is best. It looks...

Too good to paint, original is best.
It looks in good nick, just oxidised like most reds go.
I`d try a few different polishes/compounds if it was mine
Forum: Off Topic 02-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,247
Posted By dervdave
Its not released in the UK until Autumn and the...

Its not released in the UK until Autumn and the price is still to be announced but VW say it`ll be `competitive`

I reckon about 25k/$37k
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-21-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By dervdave
Good point, the only minor complaint really they...

Good point, the only minor complaint really they had was the `lack of the Rangers styling`
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-21-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By dervdave
Quote from the summary conclusion `And so...

Quote from the summary conclusion

`And so Fords all round practical Ranger with over 3000lbs towing weight, good load carrying capacity and a refined on road performance takes the spoils. Fuel...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-21-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By dervdave
Ranger 1st in 4X4 Magzine Group test

This months 4X4 Magazine tested 6 of the most popular new diesel Pickups in the UK -

Ford Ranger came 1st with 9/10

Toyota Hilux - 2nd 8/10

Isuzu Rodeo -
Mazda BT-50- 3rd 7/10...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-20-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,218
Posted By dervdave
Thats one thing putting me off an Amarok because...

Thats one thing putting me off an Amarok because my Rangers going for its first Mot in March and it hasn`t done 15k yet.
Forum: Off Topic 02-20-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,247
Posted By dervdave
Good find Sam, you can see the old Caddy in the...

Good find Sam, you can see the old Caddy in the rear shot.
I`m definately thinking about an Amarok at the end of the year.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-20-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,218
Posted By dervdave
Yeah, I had a 51 plate 2.4TD Hilux which was a...

Yeah, I had a 51 plate 2.4TD Hilux which was a hell of a truck but this Ranger is in a different league for normal road use.
Effortless 70 mph crusing where the Toyota would be doing 50 and 35+ mpg...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-19-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,218
Posted By dervdave
Towing

Although the towbar has always been on the truck I`d never used it but I towed with the Ranger for the first time this morning, a mates auld knackered Ford Escort estate a few miles to a local garage...
Forum: General Tech 02-14-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 46,134
Posted By dervdave
Yeah because the diffferentials locked, the...

Yeah because the diffferentials locked, the differential action while essential for normal driving can leave a 4WD stuck with just two spinning wheels. The most obvious cure is a diff' lock. ie the...
Forum: General Tech 02-14-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 46,134
Posted By dervdave
When you`ve swiched the RFW off you have unlocked...

When you`ve swiched the RFW off you have unlocked the diffs and so will not be able to drive all 4 wheels at the same time although they will each drive independently.
All new Rangers in the UK have...
Forum: Off Topic 02-12-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,247
Posted By dervdave
I feel sorry for you fellas having to even...

I feel sorry for you fellas having to even consider getting one of those beauties :D
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-17-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,200
Posted By dervdave
You should`ve got a TDCi :D

You should`ve got a TDCi :D
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-12-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,460
Posted By dervdave
Come September I hope to be driving VW Amarok :)

Come September I hope to be driving VW Amarok :)
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-12-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,460
Posted By dervdave
I think you`re rubbing salt into the wound !...

I think you`re rubbing salt into the wound ! :laugh:
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 01-09-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By dervdave
I had the same on a Toyota hilux, I put it down...

I had the same on a Toyota hilux, I put it down to axle wind up and reversing a bit used to help it out of 4wd.
It was made worse by a nearly empty rear back axle caused by a leaking pinion oil seal.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 01-08-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By dervdave
CV joint

CV joint
Forum: Off Topic 12-18-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By dervdave
Smile Maybe one day America

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