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Newby from Witbank! - DawidT - 03-30-2015 07:43 AM

Hi All,

I've just joined your forumBig Grin I bought a 1990, Syncro with a 3.4l ford engine from one of your members(?). I live in Witbank (any other members?) and like a real Witbanker, I work in a coal mine.
It was amazing to see all the available info on this site, I never knew that you could find so many variances in these buses.... big window???

Photos to come later!

Anyway, I love off-road driving and planning on doing a lot more in the Syncro!

Best regards,

Dawid.


RE: Newby from Witbank! - Rooivelskoen - 03-30-2015 07:46 AM

Welcome Dawid, enjoy the bus
Rhyno


RE: Newby from Witbank! - Dazz - 03-30-2015 08:08 AM

Hi Dawid

Thats a strong motor. Do you have taller gearing to bring the RPM down at highway speeds?

Welcome to the Forum


RE: Newby from Witbank! - DawidT - 03-30-2015 08:44 AM

(03-30-2015 08:08 AM)Dazz Wrote:  Hi Dawid

Thats a strong motor. Do you have taller gearing to bring the RPM down at highway speeds?

Welcome to the Forum

Yes, I was told so by the previous owner. Did 120km/h and the rev counter was sitting around 3200 rpm (4 speed gearbox). Only issue is the gears scratch when you quickly shift into 3rd - synchromesh not too lekker!


RE: Newby from Witbank! - syncromad - 03-30-2015 09:32 AM

welcome, bought from Isak?


RE: Newby from Witbank! - Dazz - 03-30-2015 09:35 AM

Yes, I was told so by the previous owner. Did 120km/h and the rev counter was sitting around 3200 rpm (4 speed gearbox). Only issue is the gears scratch when you quickly shift into 3rd - synchromesh not too lekker!
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I suppose it too soon to ask you what your fuel consumption is like? I bet you can tow anything with the torque you have at the pedal.


RE: Newby from Witbank! - DawidT - 03-30-2015 09:43 AM

(03-30-2015 09:35 AM)Dazz Wrote:  Yes, I was told so by the previous owner. Did 120km/h and the rev counter was sitting around 3200 rpm (4 speed gearbox). Only issue is the gears scratch when you quickly shift into 3rd - synchromesh not too lekker!

I suppose it too soon to ask you what your fuel consumption is like? I bet you can tow anything with the torque you have at the pedal.
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I bought it from Werner Best, the bus seems to be good and well looked after with a fairly clear history. Some small niggles, but not too bad. Was concerned about overheating but it went well from Pta to Witbank.

I filled the tank up and will check soon what the fuel consumption is. I owe a Nissan Patrol which I use for extensive over landing trips and is sure the consumption will be far better than the Patrol!!! I will keep you posted.

If all goes well I will tow a Jurgens Explorer over the Easter break to see how it goes!


RE: Newby from Witbank! - syncromad - 03-30-2015 11:39 AM

werner's syncro is very nice, good buy i would say, it was better with the 2.0i golf and short ratio gearbox, but a well looked after bus.


RE: Newby from Witbank! - Dazz - 03-30-2015 11:45 AM

Maar kan hy BOOT sleep...... lol.

Thats what My FIL always asks if someone buys a new vehicle lol.


RE: Newbie from Witbank! - DawidT - 04-01-2015 06:14 AM

I just realised my spelling is a bit off!!! "Newby...."

Anyone who can help? I am looking for a spare wheel bracket to fit the spare wheel on the back.