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Gelandewagen Experts In Cape Town

Discussion in 'G-Wagen Technical' started by Gerrie Swart, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Gerrie Swart

    Gerrie Swart New Member

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    Gents,

    I am new to this forum and aside from being an avid admirer of Gelandewagens, I have little knowledge of the technical intricasies of them.

    Currently, I am the custodian of a beautiful 461 entdecker conversion. It was driven through Africa and is currently in Cape Town. The car was built for the Swiss army originally so it is genuinely unique.

    The vehicle was driven by me from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein and about 50 kilometres before Colesberg it went in to limp mode.

    I turned back to Bloem to be safe and Mercedes Benz did diagnostics. The feedback is that the turbo needs to be replaced. That in itself is a diagnostic I question for various reasons.

    I will get parts myself but do want to make contact with people in Cape Town who are genuine experts who can work on the vehicle going forward. If anyone can point me in the right direction here I will be much obliged. I am a fish on dry land in my current position.

    Kind Regards
    Gerrie
     
  2. LHD G

    LHD G Moderator G-Wagen Club SA

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    Gerrie welcome , there are no experts here in Cape Town , most of us do our own work because of that very reason ,
    there are lots of knowledgable G owners here who could possibly help you out or point you in the right direction

    Regards Greg

    call 021 7943405
     
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    460LeoG Moderator G-Wagen Club SA

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    I'll second what Greg says. Welcome!

    Some owners have replaced a list of major stuff at dealer and elsewhere then finally found a sensor at fault.

    Next club event is soon here in Cape, weekend of 6 Oct. There you will find the finest bunch of enthusiasts you could ask for.

    Leonard
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Moderator G-Wagen Club SA

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    Welcome Gerrie, Yes I too concur with the previous posters. Why not make an efforet and join the event.
    I am flying down from Pretoria as do a couple of other members.
    BTW, the Entdecker is a fine G you are lucky.
     
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    Doug Nel Moderator G-Wagen Club SA

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    Welcome Gerrie

    Agree with Alan, Leonard and Greg. I also try as far as possible to look after my G's myself. Where do you live in CT?
     
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    Hi Gerrie, as far as I know the W461 prof has the OM642 V6 motor with a single turbo in the center of the motor. The most common reason for replacing the turbo is because the actuator for the variable vane becomes faulty and unfortunately the turbo and actuator is sold as a unit. The Hella actuator has small pins that break, and just need to be soldered back together. The Fault code for low boost, as a result of incorrect vane position is 2510-1. Can you remember the fault that Mercedes found?



    Cheers
    Stuart
     
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    Riaan Harman Moderator G-Wagen Club SA

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    Welcome Gerrie you are in the right place ;)
     
  8. Gerrie Swart

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    Stuart,

    Thanks for the feedback. Two codes were relevant:

    2359 - 001 Check system ' Charge pressure control. Too low boost pressure

    2510 - 001 Check component Y77/1 ( Boost pressure regulator ). Positioner

    So you are spot on with your assesment.

    I will definitely attend the 6 October event and come and introduce myself.

    Thank you very much.
     
  9. Gerrie Swart

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    Doug,

    Thanks for your advice. I am in Welgemoed, Bellville.
     
  10. Gerrie Swart

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    Greg,

    Thank you for the kind wishes. Hope to meet you on 6 October.
     
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    Thank you Leonard.
     
  12. Gerrie Swart

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    Thanks Riaan.
     
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    Johan Roodt G-Wagen Club SA

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    HI Gerrie
    Welcome to the community. I'm in durbanville and will be at the meeting in Oct
    Cheers Johan
     
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    Hi Gerrie - any feedback on your faulty turbo? did you find a fault on the actuator?

    Cheers
    Stu
     
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    Heinie G-Wagen Club SA

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    Hi Gerry Welcome - any idea whether your G being changed from Euro 5 to Euro 3 spec?
    This will also play a major roll in terms of our Diesel fuel etc.
     

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