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    guys im planing karachi to islamabad by road in my 1990`s khyber ...
    just bought it 2 months back .
    it wasn`t in use by the owner since 2 years soo i have spent alotta money to get it working.
    by the way car was first owner and now im the second owner..

    List of works already done :
    1 : Radiator serviced and coolant added.
    2 : Clutch and pressure plates added.
    3 : Gearbox repaired as reverse was not workin properly.
    4 : excel repaired.
    5 : wiring cleared with all the lights working.
    6 : suspension is clear and alligned + rims balanced.
    7 : front shocker changed.
    8 : rear shockers and springs changed.
    9 : some denting under the car is done.
    10: undercoated with autosheild.
    11: efp installed and started on petrol.
    12: tuned, engine + gear oil changed.
    13: A/C started.
    14: car is not over heating all the precuations have been made.

    List of works to be done :
    1 : some rust in body that needs to be dented and then touchup and rubbing polish.

    (any advice would be appreciated)


    Quiries :
    1 : car comes with bridgestone B70 12" with rims i wanna ask how much threads on tyres is compulsory for such routs(khi to islmbad) as tyres seems to be in good condition to me and are tubeless.
    2 : car is smooth till 120/kph accelerating more creates wubbling is it enough for highways ?



    Please guys give me some good advice.
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    In dash instrument panel gauges and lights should be working properly.
    Double check wheel bearings and grease if necessary as the car remained unused for prolonged period.
    Most important check and double check the brakes system. Change brake oil (DOT-3)and ensure smooth brake caliper movement.
    Replace timing belt.
    120km/h is enough and is in safe zone for khyber.

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    remove that white paint from the headlamps - its road illegal,

    secondly make sure your engine has the thermostat valve in place to ensure it does not overcool, Overhaul the distributor ensuring the centrifugal advance works like it should - it really changes the acceleration response.

    If your rear bearing set is a steel seal - replace them immediately with rubber seal bearing, knock out the seal from the inner sides and fill the drum cavity 70% with fresh wheel bearing grease. It will ensure your bearings live a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong life.

    Check the rear trailing arm bushings - nearly all shops do not check those - in my experience they fail every 5 years and make the car unstable at anything above 100 km/h. It will be a very nice drive - Khyber are very smooth running hatches and perform very well on the highway if properly set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    remove that white paint from the headlamps - its road illegal,

    secondly make sure your engine has the thermostat valve in place to ensure it does not overcool, Overhaul the distributor ensuring the centrifugal advance works like it should - it really changes the acceleration response.

    If your rear bearing set is a steel seal - replace them immediately with rubber seal bearing, knock out the seal from the inner sides and fill the drum cavity 70% with fresh wheel bearing grease. It will ensure your bearings live a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong life.

    Check the rear trailing arm bushings - nearly all shops do not check those - in my experience they fail every 5 years and make the car unstable at anything above 100 km/h. It will be a very nice drive - Khyber are very smooth running hatches and perform very well on the highway if properly set up.
    rear trailing arm ?
    you mean that ROD connected with shockers ?
    Great advices thnx guys workin on it ...
    thermostat valve isn`t present as i have check it will install it but machenic saying not to install in in hot weather what to do ?

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    the trailing arm is the flat arm that is mounted nearly under the rear seats and goes backwards holding the rear axle in place.

    I would not trust your mechanic further if he believes that the thermostat valve is for hot weather. The valve makes sure the engine remains at correct temperature to keep the oil moisture free.
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    hmmm ok i have decided to install thermostats valve and also checked the rear arm bush are ok order will upload pics soon .
    went to hyderabad today it was nice trip MASHALLAH there wasn`t any prooblem on the way smooth drive and chilled AC without any heatup issue .

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