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    Re: Engine Braking vs Brakes

    Engine braking if done right will cause no damage to any components. The main issue with brakes is that they convert momentum into heat very rapidly through friction in order to slow you down or...
  2. Thread: Wuppertal Pies

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    Re: Wuppertal Pies

    Really glad to hear the shoe factory survived. My brother and I each got a custom fitted pair of vellies there as kids. It remains a very fond memory. Mine were red, like the ones David Kramer used...
  3. Thread: Wuppertal Pies

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    Wuppertal Pies

    I have not been to Wuppertal in years. Can someone confirm if the church shop still sells delicious meat pies?

    I know there was a devestating fire recently and that may have affected things
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    Re: Used camping equipment

    Army surplus stores always a good option. Have bought a lot from them for projects in the past. New and used stuff at very good prices
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    Re: Massive rain system Botswana. Be safe

    correct, but the Angolan highlands have had good rains too, so should be filling the delta by February again. Desperately needed. I was there last week, and couldnít believe how bad itís gotten
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    Re: Fiat Panda......Why not??

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    Re: Fiat Panda......Why not??

    why? Air cooled Motorbikes with twin engines that are tuned well beyond the scope of the panda motor do 150k km without having to look at the motors.

    this is not a high performance car by any...
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    Re: Fiat Panda......Why not??

    The Fiat panda climbing was one of the most fun cars I have ever driven. A family member owned one here and we had loads of adventures with it.

    also borrowed one from a friends gran when we were...
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    Re: C208 hire and fly

    hi thanks.

    yes, i have spoken to a few already. Itís not so much about saving the pilots fees, I would happily use their pilot too if thatís a requirement. What I am trying to avoid is paying for...
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    C208 hire and fly

    Going out on a limb here. Is anyone involved in general aviation aware of any companies that would rent out a 208 or a PC12 for that matter, on a hire and fly basis?

    i need one for 9 days in April...
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    Re: diving/snorkling with humpgacks

    my thoughts exactly. The few occasions I have encountered them in the water, I made sure to get out the way pretty quick. Canít see how intentially approaching them in the water would be any fun.
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    Re: Trailer in Outjo ... help

    how soon do you need it? I am happy to tow it down for you, no need to pay fuel, I need to do the drive anyway, but it will only be on the 18th of February
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    Re: Letís live our dream Camel Trophy

    Defender Trophy is run every year and is a very popular event.
    https://www.defendertrophy.com/


    then there is also the LRX extreme challenge that Walter and co arrange annually, they had some...
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    Re: National Luna Factory Fire

    there used to be a guy in lynwood area that did excellent fridge repairs. Wasn’t his primary business, but I have had 2 fridges repaired there and no issues at all.

    I don’t have his number saved...
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    Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    I had the exact same thought! Especially if the idea was to do something a little ďdifferentĒ .

    would have kept the weight down quiet a bit Uf they went with a composite construction
  16. Thread: D2 repair

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    Discovery 2: Re: D2 repair

    sent you a PM
  17. Re: Track conditions in CKGR, Nxai Pan and Moremi in rainy season 2019/2020

    I am glad you enjoyed it, and yes, being 6 up would change things a little.

    I was being more than a little dramatic in suggesting caravans be banned from these places. I don’t really believe that...
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    Re: National Luna Factory Fire

    what does it matter at this point in time? The question that matters is how are they going to compensate customers who will now be without fridges over the holiday season? Hopefully, together with...
  19. Re: Track conditions in CKGR, Nxai Pan and Moremi in rainy season 2019/2020

    IMHO, and I realise this will be a very unpopular opinion, off-road trailers/caravans shouldnít be allowed in the CKGR..... same for Chobe/Savuti/Linyanti etc. but ya, it will probably never happen....
  20. Re: Track conditions in CKGR, Nxai Pan and Moremi in rainy season 2019/2020

    I have just been through Nxai pan over the weekend, still pretty dry but rain has started falling, so conditions will change pretty fast.

    the ground is very dry, so the first rains are just being...
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    Re: TD5 lurking on deceleration

    if you have a piece of gravel or a very straight section of road to test this, engage the center diff, and see if this eliminates the issue. If so, most likely the CDL spider gears are worn
  22. Re: Foreigner registering Toyota in South Africa

    He would need to first get a TRN number certificate before being able to register a vehicle in his personal name in South Africa.
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    Re: New Meat Ban in Mozambique

    Meet from Lukas is not bad, but not great...... the prices however are atrocious!!! For a 14 day trip to Santa Maria, I would seriously consider taking a drive into Maputo to do some shopping. With...
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    Re: Fuel range issue causing more issues...

    odo data is stored on the BCU, not in the cluster itself. You can get a used cluster and your original km will still show, after linking the replaced cluster using the OBD
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    Re: Vehicles with SAP VIN Numbers

    ya, this seems crazy. I have done a few rebuilds and swooped more than my fair share of engines. Never had the police stamp a number on any block that already had a number, and had sufficient...
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    Re: Discovery: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    spoken to Shaun from the Gearbox company, or the guys at Autobox in Pretoria? R40k seems really steep for a rebuild on that box..... alternatively consider a manual conversion? Can pick up a good...
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    Re: Puma 2.4 - Long story and a Toc-Toc

    Have you had anyone run diagnostics? That would be a good place to start if you have uneven running and power issues.

    115 is very hot, to have spiked to there, something is seriously wrong, either...
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    M104 2.8 correct oils

    My gran has an old 95 C class with the m104 2.8 i6.

    ideally the old girl should probably get something smaller and cheaper and more reliable but she wonít let go of the old merc.

    I think the...
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    Re: Nog sulke Prados?

    maak net mooi seker daai Midas Philips HIDs is opregte Philips.

    ek het so 3 jaar terug n stel gekoop daar, en die een het heeltyd geflikker. Midas wou niks weet van vervanging nie, want hulle was...
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    Re: Sani pass to Johannesburg

    Just be careful of being in a hurry on that road, especially if itís been raining, and leave ample time to take it slow down the pass from Afriski towards the border. That road might be beautiful...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Ultimate Disco2 Td5 Build

    To be perfectly honest, I would say an ATB on the front in a D2 is overkill. A proper locker in the back is worth it, but the TC is really good, and if you combine a fully locked rear with the TC...
  32. Thread: Burn out...

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    Re: Burn out...

    Need to take all these kind of articles with a pinch of salt.

    http://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/336696/cape-town-salaries-finally-trump-joburg-with-bigger-and-better-packages-survey

    this...
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    Suspension Re: Freelander 2 Shocks

    thread resurrect.


    have also heard this story about Territory shocks fitting. My local Midas sells territory shocks for R900 each, but charges R2500.00 each for FL2 KYB shocks (OEM).

    they...
  34. Freelander II Re: Unsolvable Problem? ... My FL2 engine just cuts out ... dead !

    I was also leaning that way, but they apparently replaced it when they replaced the fuel pump.

    Edit.... just re read the OP, they only cleaned the sensor. In that case I agree 99% chance it’s...
  35. Freelander II Re: Unsolvable Problem? ... My FL2 engine just cuts out ... dead !

    This is a seriously strange issue. Especially since no fault codes are brought up. It definitely sounds like a fuel delivery issue.

    Since the pump is now new (but I suspect prematurely replaced),...
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