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  1. Re: My new to me LC150 4.0V6 VX - so many questions!

    Congratulations. Very nice car. I bought a ODB plug-in for the auto door lock last year from AliExpress. Price was about R295 including shipping and import tax R24. It took 5 weeks to get here. ...
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    Re: Michellin - 90,000km and no end in sight

    I got 150 000 out of my previous Prado's Michellin LTX and there was still some threat left. Great tyres and road holding.
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    Re: Askham to Van Zylsrus

    I'm also leaving for the Kgalagadi next week. I will again take the R31 between Van Zylsrus and Askam. Did it last year and the road was only bad for a bout 20km's, but it probably depends on when...
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    Re: Kgalagadi pictures thread, NO cat pics allowed!

    Here's just a few. Will be back there in 2 weeks time.

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    Re: Toyota Prado indie in East of Pretoria

    I used Hatting Motors in Centurion for my previous Prado.
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    Re: Prado 120 4l Petrol Replacement Engine

    Piet, sorry my mistake - between 4 & 6

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    Re: Prado 120 4l Petrol Replacement Engine

    Petri, the head gasket failure between cylinder 5 & 6 is a known problem on the pre-2007 models. I had the same on mine but noticed and stopped in time. Did 100k after head gasket replacement. ...
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    Re: Dual battery system

    I see their website show no pictures in the gallery. Did anybody have their dual battery system installed by them? Your views on the quality of work and can you maybe post a picture?
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    Re: 1GR-FE (4.0 V6) mileage

    I sold my 2005 Prado in December with 330 000 km's on (had it since 60 000). It blew a head gasket at 230 000 (known issue on the earlier model 1GR-FE) but no issues other than that. I now replaced...
  10. Re: Group Buy: Prado Land Cruiser Fortuner OBD TPMS (No sensors, fits in dashboard)

    I bought a speed lock unit form Alibaba on the 11th of Dec and it arrived 28 Feb. It normally takes about 3 months to get it here via our postal services. So be patient, otherwise no issues.
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    Kgalagadi swap June/July

    I'm taking a wild chance here. We have a booking at Rooiputs from 23 June until 28 June 2019. Unfortunately with the university holidays it is not the most suitable week for us. Is there perhaps...
  12. Rooiputs / Nossob Accommodation June/July 2019

    I'm taking a wild chance here. We have a booking at Rooiputs from 23 June until 28 June 2019. Unfortunately with the university holidays it is not the most suitable week for us. Is there perhaps...
  13. Re: Group Buy: Prado Land Cruiser Fortuner OBD TPMS (No sensors, fits in dashboard)

    Also interested depending on the price
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    Re: Prado 150 buyers guide

    I just bought a 2010 Prado 4.0 VX. Take it, you will never be sorry.
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    Re: 2011 Prado viewing in Belville

    Mike thanks, my Prado 120 made 320k and this one only got 68k on, so it has a way to go.
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    Re: 2011 Prado viewing in Belville

    I finally got the car this week and I am very happy! Actually exceeds my expectations. Now for this one to go until 320 000 km's ;D

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    Re: 2011 Prado viewing in Belville

    Yes, I've taken it. Should be delivered here next week. Then the final decision to part with my previous old faithful. Hope this one also gives me 320k kms.
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    Re: 2011 Prado viewing in Belville

    Thanks everybody for the offers and help I got sorted.
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    2011 Prado viewing in Belville

    Is there perhaps somebody in the Cape that can help to go and view a 2011 Prado 4.0 for me in Belville? I'm just too tied up to fly down from Pretoria now. It will be good if it is somebody that...
  20. Thread: Windows-CE Maps

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    Windows-CE Maps

    I an using used the Desnav navigation GPS software but they have closed down so no more updates>:(. I tried the Map-source Navigation but don't like the interface. Can anybody recommend another...
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    Re: Conqueror Fan Club

    I use a Yellow Blade on my Commander more as "insurance". However, I've towed it without the stabilizer a couple of times and there is really no difference.
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    Re: 4.0l V6 Starting Issue - Please Help

    Correct, leaking injectors. I had exactly the same problem and it was fixed by replacing the injectors.
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    Re: Canon Powershot Lens Error

    Hi Bennie, sorry to hear. I had a similar issue and I ended up replacing the lens with Kameratek. It worked well for 5 years and then it happened again. Unfortunately it seems to be a common...
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    Re: Desnav GPS Navigation

    I used the Desnav navigation, but when I wanted to upgrade the maps I saw they closed down. I tried the Map-source Navigation but don;t like the interface. Can anybody recommend another navigation...
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    Re: Conqueror Commander Mods

    Paul, here's some pictures I could find from mine. Not something I normally take pictures of :)

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    Sticky: Re: Escape Gear Seatcovers - Discount for members!

    Hi, I have a question. My front covers are quite washed out. Before I look at replacing, is it possible to dye/colour it again (sand colour) as a final try?
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    Re: 2006 Prado with 320 000 k/m

    I have a 2005 model with 305 000 on and I had it since 50 000km. Main issues experienced:
    - water pump changed around 200 000 that seems to be the period it tends to fail so check if that was done...
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    Re: Rare photographs

    Hi, Sakkie very lucky indeed!! We've been fortunate enough to see a lioness chased up in a tree by some male lions, 7 years ago. It happened right next to us close to Lower Sabie.

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    Re: 4.0 V6 cat removal - Durban - where to go?

    Mine was totally blocked so consumption improved a little bit after removal. I installed an extra silencer box, because I did not want to increase in sound.
  30. Thread: Toyota Menlyn

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    Re: Toyota Menlyn

    I've also moved from Menlyn to Centurion 2 years ago and don't regret it. That was after Menlyn did not fasten wheel nuts after a service and 2 studs broke off. Although further, really worth the...
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    Re: My car and my holiday

    Good luck. Not a nice feeling.
  32. Thread: D500

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    Re: D500

    Peter, which version of the EN-EL15 do you have? I have both the Li-ion01 and Li-ion20. The Li-ion20 lasts almost double the number of shots and it is the latest one.
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    Re: Replace Head gasket on 2007 Prado v6 4l cost

    Mine was about R35k 3 year's ago with the engineering work. Worth the while to have it fixed properly and it will still last a long time. Good luck!
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    Re: Nikon 35-70mm F2.8

    Pity I bought one in December. Very nice lens.
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    Sticky: Re: Escape Gear Seatcovers - Discount for members!

    Hi

    I have Escape Gear covers in my Prado 120. The front seat is now badly torn due to wear. I was hoping it will last longer, so I'm think of replacing them with Melville and Moon. The rear is...
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