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    Re: No hazards when towing

    Check if vehicle female socket is correctly wired as well as trailer male plug. Very easy to test.
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    Re: Can these be opened (radiator motor)

    Silly thought, can they not be removed and replaced with bolt and nut.
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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    Google is your friend. From seeing some video recoveries of what incorrectly used snatch ropes can do to a person and vehicle is scary. Best get a course on correct recovery procedures by a...
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    Re: Can these be opened (radiator motor)

    Eish I would suggest hot water in a bucket and dunk up and down but that may damage it more. What is wrong with it and cost of new one.
  5. Re: How to protect your trailer from stone damage?

    Stone chip paint.
    Doubled up shade cloth strapped tight.
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    Re: Tyres and Speed rating

    Sit at law abiding road speeds as indicated by those round pretty signs on the road edges, then you won't worry what speed rating tyres are made to. [emoji23]
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Maybe you install a fridge slider into back of bakkie for example or drawer system and want to make it removable but don't trust the rivnuts to hold on their own. So you push rivnut through and put...
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Buy a bigger rivnut. Looking at a U tube, they can go to 10mm,unless I'm mistaken.
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    Re: Spot Light Advice

    Just a side note. Don't under estimate Chinese made products. Most products made are made in China. When a Chinese product does not perform well, we must blame ourselves because... We want to buy...
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    Re: Alpicool LGT60 Portable Fridge/Freezer

    I thought flex was new on market, now it's going off the market??? Imho I would go for the well known name brands. But that is me.
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Many thanks all, much appreciated for the correct method.
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Aah, so the bolt tightens up causing the rivnut to mushroom. Here I was holding the bolt still and tightening the long nut, no wonder it took ages.
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Aaah so you are tighten the bolt which in turn mushrooms the rivnut.
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    Re: Spot Light Advice

    Yip, also bought mine from Bosch diesel elect but in East London EC.
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    I have exactly the same set up. Question, how do you use a drill machine on this set up. I have to hold the bolt head and turn the long nut. With a drill machine how is this possible so that the...
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Nice job. I take it the nut against the cylinder is what you use to turn so as to compress the rivnut. What is the second nut for. Just a hint, if the nut against the cylinder is used to turn, add a...
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    Re: Spot Light Advice

    I bought Hella 6 inch led spots with EC1 mark on them. I got stopped in Aliwal North by a grumpy traffic cop who told me the spots were illegal. I showed the EC1 mark and all was good. Just remember...
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    A farmer is a jack of all trades but a master of non[emoji1787][emoji1787].

    Henk and myself are both qualified sparky and were taught the right way to terminate and crimp lugs and ferrels etc....
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    Absolutely brilliant post. + 1000
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    Haha, I did not want to offend anyone
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    3 sides to a job.. The right way, the wrong way and the lucky hazardous way[emoji1787]
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    Re: When I grow up.

    Do the sides open or roof lift etc as a RTT. Looks very impressive.
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    No offense but you are causing the solder to crush up and not serve a purpose. I would crimp then solder.
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    Saw a video. Chap crimps lug then at top of lug, melts solder into inspection hole. He says it prevents water ingress into cable(I can agree here), then he adds heatshrink over back of lug and cable....
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    The problem with soldering by some is that wires tend to break off due to rigidity etc etc. As for resistance, not enough to even consider losses unless you dealing with a space ship. Nice thing...
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    Re: Looking for a bolt extractor

    Vice grips works wonders. Tighten loosen, tighten loosen. That is how I get a stuck bolt or nut off.
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    To add, kids would get cross with me on a camp out if matress was not plugged due to rolling during sleep and heavy noise of air being pushed out and sucked in... Found out it sounds like a wheezing...
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    With my body mass I found keeping the air in added an extra "matress". Not much though.
  29. Re: Isuzu KB300 D-TEQ engine keeps cutting out. Mechanics stumped. Help needed!

    Are you sure your diesel cut off solinoid is getting 12v to it. My old 250d kb had an issue with the black box on pump that failed.
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    I bought 2 Carmaquips a long time ago and also bought self inflate mattress from ODW that folds up into 3 portions. I still prefer my Carmaquip. I need to find out where I can get another plug for my...
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    Re: Camping mattresses or pad

    I bought two Carmaquip self infkate mattress, never looked back. Daughter at varsity has taken one for her granny flat. When we camped I just lay them flatish in the back of bakkie when traveling....
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    Re: Looking for a bolt extractor

    Here you go. [emoji16][emoji16]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210906/6a3157f40b9f2c7c7473ae8b9d0e831b.jpg
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    Re: 220V Auto Alternator

    Wow, do they still make them. I believe you could only weld short runs and not continuous long runs, also heard 2.5mm weld rod was max to use.
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    Re: BF Tyre cut on Side

    If you worried, take it to a tyre shop and get them to put a patch inside the tyre. Our local shops won't use snot plugs on the treads, instead they put a patch inside the tyre casing, similar to...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    You do if your Amp sucks your battery dry and you need to use a battery charger[emoji16][emoji16]
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