The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

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Re: The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:11 am

Gemaskerde Tuinvurk wrote:My experience with knocks...

If metalling knock... Most probably the bash plates. I've gone through 2 sets of aftermarket plates - heavier and lighter ones. They are still stiffer than the suspension and you end up with bolts stripping and causing flex. I could usually diagnose this easily if you drive up a curb / rock - anything that makes the suspension flex a lot.

The other knock was a soft thud under the feet - turns out at a stage I dented my fuel tank, and while it seemed very superficial, the plates inside the tank which reduce fuel swish (or whatever) broke and I had to have the tank repaired by a proper welder.

Since then I only get thuds when the take is above 3/4 full - and stopping suddenly.



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Re: The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:47 pm

I think my knocks, klaps is linked to the bashplate as mentioned earlier by Tuinvurk. Just too lazy to get under there and loosen everything up and see if it makes a difference. Also scared it might not be that and it needs something costly repaired like a steering rack etc. So ignoring it for now.

Must say other than the knock sound the car is really enjoyable to drive lately and just seems smoother or something. Maybe it loosened up a bit now that it is over 200000kms. 8-)

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Ps speaking of disel tank, I also have a leak on my auxilary tank weld where it drips out when full. Need to get that resolved on day as well.

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Re: The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:42 pm

Ok. Got off my lazy bum and loosened all the bashplate bolts. Drove the whole day and not a squeek. Seems my money spent on bushes was not really needed to sort out the noise >:-I but at least that has now been done.

Washed the beast as well today and considered to change its name from Casper to BlackPearl, being pearl white with the black rims :-)

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Re: The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:59 pm

It will be sacrilege to change the car’s name now
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Re: The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:29 pm

Kurt - You just dont like my black rims :-)

OK point taken, Casper will remain 8-)

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Re: The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:35 pm

I like your black rims, I just think it’s bad luck to change a car’s name like with a boat
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Re: The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:19 pm

RoelfleRoux wrote:
Gemaskerde Tuinvurk wrote:My experience with knocks...

If metalling knock... Most probably the bash plates. I've gone through 2 sets of aftermarket plates - heavier and lighter ones. They are still stiffer than the suspension and you end up with bolts stripping and causing flex. I could usually diagnose this easily if you drive up a curb / rock - anything that makes the suspension flex a lot.

The other knock was a soft thud under the feet - turns out at a stage I dented my fuel tank, and while it seemed very superficial, the plates inside the tank which reduce fuel swish (or whatever) broke and I had to have the tank repaired by a proper welder.

Since then I only get thuds when the take is above 3/4 full - and stopping suddenly.



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Hehe, not sure. The fix was arranged by a panelbeater I've known for some time and trust - he removed the tank and sent it to a welder he uses. This was after mitspro tried to fix it (similar approach) without success.



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Re: The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 pm

Hi CATS,

For your knocking sound I was going to suggest you try the rear axle shaft nut fix.

I also drive an NS (2008) and over the last year it’s developed a clunk sound on pull away (it’s not diesel in the tank) especially after coasting down a long hill under engine compression. It used to do it now and then but latetly was happening 2/3 times per drive.

I was dreading it might be the rear diff or a suspension part (and recently replaced my control arms bushes), but on the Aussie forum in particular it was suggested that one checks the large nut under the wheel dust cover for tightness.

Anyway, long story short, checked this on Friday and my drivers side nut wasn’t 100% torqued...and the noise seems to have disappeared :)

Let’s hope it stays away!
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Re: The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:39 pm

Would you mind sharing a picture of where this nut is located?
- Kurt
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Re: The story of Casper 3.2Didc GLS LWB 2009

Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:11 pm

KurtG wrote:Would you mind sharing a picture of where this nut is located?
Hi Kurt - I’ll start a new thread and explain it in a bit more detail as it may be useful to others.


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