Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch Alpine


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37
Like Tree43Likes

Thread: Foton Tunland Owners

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    37

    Foton Tunland Owners

    I've just purchased a 2014 Foton Tunland 4x4 with 30,000kms. I paid cash and got a really good deal. I know some of you will swear off Chinese made (its what I can afford at 24 after buying my first house) I'm keen to hear from other drivers of these vehicles. Does anyone on the forum own one and know any common faults to look out for? just trying to possibly learn from others mistakes with this vehicle before I make them myself.

    I still have my old faithful surf as i haven't brought myself to sell it yet, fingers crossed I wont have to go back to it .

  2. #2
    Member Shearer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Tasman
    Posts
    3,074
    Rear diff oil needs regular attention.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

  3. #3
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    6,685
    Seem like a tough unit to me, getrag box, cummins donk, you don't get much tougher than those two

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    144
    Had one since 2013 and traded it two weeks ago. Didn’t have a single issue with it mate.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    37
    Cheers guys, Will keep a close eye on all fluids (esp rear diff oil). @Sika Seeker How many kms did you clock up while owning it?

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    144
    80,000 bro
    Nzsnowboarder likes this.

  7. #7
    Member northdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    north auckland area
    Posts
    6,198
    got a customer with one from new its done roughly 60000 weve done a clutch and wiper assy on it so far

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Invervegas
    Posts
    1,442
    Made in China - so what. Where are the Colorado's, Dmax's and Rangers made - yup Thailand! How could their country of manufacture be of any consequence. If the middlemen doing the purchasing are up to the mark selling us product with a good QC process I don't see any difference.
    gadgetman, stingray, mikee and 2 others like this.

  9. #9
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,143
    How much did you pay?

    Sent from my SM-A320Y using Tapatalk
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  10. #10
    Member Bonecrusher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    1,016
    Ive got a T2 two wheel drive absolutely no problems oil & filters are cheap maintenance is the key on all things mechanical. Recently did the top end on my four stroke KTM the mechanic commented on how little wear the motor was showing key note: oil changes at 5 hrs / new air filter every ride .
    JoshC likes this.

  11. #11
    Member BRADS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Central Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    8,223
    The Ktm rebuild would cost the same as a new foton

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

  12. #12
    Member Bonecrusher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    1,016
    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    The Ktm rebuild would cost the same as a new foton

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
    No wasn't too bad Brad, the friggin TT350 cost me some skin though I still haven't got the courage up to tell the better half about that one yet! The KTM is heading back to the shop again stator problems again Austrians ;-)

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    7,320
    Tried to like the tunland I took for a spin and was impressed but the arse was all over the places on corrugated gravel, had a really hard ride as well. Wanting to like it as it's so much cheaper

  14. #14
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    6,685
    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Tried to like the tunland I took for a spin and was impressed but the arse was all over the places on corrugated gravel, had a really hard ride as well. Wanting to like it as it's so much cheaper
    Every Ute I have driven is like that on corrugated gravel, light in the rear end
    stingray and Gibo like this.

  15. #15
    Member gadgetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    14,891
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Every Ute I have driven is like that on corrugated gravel, light in the rear end
    Vans are usually the same. The rear end is usually set up to take a load which adds to the stiffness.
    stingray likes this.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Three legged dog owners?
    By kiwijames in forum Hunting Dogs
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 25-05-2015, 08:22 PM
  2. T3 owners. . . .
    By tui_man2 in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-05-2015, 01:42 PM
  3. It's not just tikka owners
    By Spook in forum Hunting
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 15-12-2014, 08:31 AM
  4. Any 22-250 ai owners out there?
    By ARdave in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-10-2014, 04:38 PM
  5. tikka owners
    By longrange308 in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 18-06-2012, 10:58 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!