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    Re: New hilux Gazoo Racing coming

    Tacomas (if I have it correctly) has a 3.5l V6 in the USA.

    See they are also fitted with crawl control.

    How does that match up with our local Hilux? Is the 3.5 better than our 4l?
  2. Thread: AIRCON for caravan

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    Re: AIRCON for caravan

    Thanks all.

    Have been using the portable aircon for a few Decembers. It works but is for ever in the way. That is why my wife wants a permanent installation.

    We have a Gypsy Regal so it comes...
  3. Thread: AIRCON for caravan

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    AIRCON for caravan

    Hi all.

    I see a few older threads but nothing new.

    My wife wants to install an aircon (220volt) running off the mains in our caravan.

    Anything I should look at or avoid?

    Then what make...
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    Re: Platkar advice needed

    Thanks for the replies.
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    Platkar advice needed

    I have an old Toyota Corolla 1991 model which is still in a good condition and I use it to drive to work and back.

    The whole left front strut needs to be replaced. Any advice on a reliable and not...
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    Re: Packing Cases Wanted

    Try Pioneer plastics Rosslyn
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    Re: How to remove eyelids

    Let me think about that. It might work. Only observation it is no longer lining up wit the ribbing that is going up which is part of the strength of the sail.
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    Re: How to remove eyelids

    This is my problemhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181024/2a84629b67680d639e3e41be11c378fc.jpg
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    Re: How to remove eyelids

    Let me explain what my problem is.

    I have this lightweight but very strong sail (9m by 5m) which I use for the December holidays.

    The wind can be strong from time to time and because of the...
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    Re: How to remove eyelids

    Pieter ek hoor jou. Al amper gedink ek moet dit uit press met iets.
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    Re: How to remove eyelids

    Sorry my bad english LOL[emoji13]
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    How to remove eyelids

    Hi All

    I have an old tent sail I want to fix up. I need to remove the old eyelids without damaging the sail part.

    Any idea how I can do it as my current screwdriver/hammer/pliers method does...
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    Re: Does it make sense or not

    I am conservative when it comes to things especially motorcars.

    Mitsubishi has/had a good name over the years. When it was built and assembled by Mercedes it was a quality product apart from the...
  14. Thread: Camp Shower

    by JK1
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    Camp Shower

    Hi All.

    Apologies if this has been covered before.

    I have a campshower which consists of a 12 volt submersible pump and a heating part feeding the showerhead. I run it from the vehicle battery....
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    Re: Does it make sense or not

    Hi all.

    Very disappointing in the end. Seller just informed me he sold to somebody else. Seems that if you are interested inspite of assuring you want to take it do it the same day.

    For those...
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    Re: Does it make sense or not

    JEANR. Must admit it has crossed my mind. I travel a lot for work and that I do with my old Toyota Corolla 1991 with no aircon. You feel tired after half a day in the heat. Two Colt Rodeos one for...
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    Re: Does it make sense or not

    Thanks for the comments.

    I googled a few sites and it looks like the V6DC 4X4 indeed goes anything bertween 65 and 95.

    My question therefore is how much markup does the car salesman add to the...
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    Re: Does it make sense or not

    I had a look on the net tonight and selling prices range from R70K to R100K. All being sold by car dealers.

    So the question is how much do they mark it up. R15K to R20K.

    Other question is what...
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    Re: Does it make sense or not

    No suggestions?
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    Re: Does it make sense or not

    Well it is now decision time. The guy contacted me and wants me to make him an offer.

    It is a 2003 model 4x4 DC V6 175 000 on the clock. Timing chain/belt and tensioner recently replaced.
    ...
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    Re: Colt 2.8tdi 2008 4x4

    Coltman stay calm. Leave it for a day or 2 take a deep breath and say this is not going to win me.

    I agree with Jelo by the way.
  22. Re: Opinions - 2001 Mitsu Colt tdi double cab 4x4?

    Depends on how it was driven.

    Mine is still ok after 300 000km but I never drove it flat out and changed the oil every 5000km. Also worked on my gearbox

    So some engines lasted and some did not....
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    Re: Does it make sense or not

    Thanks for the input.

    Jelo I did the opposite with my 2.8TD. I posted this elsewhere but very briefly.

    When new the dieselpump was not set correctly. Under gaurantee I had it fix by a PRO who...
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    Re: Camping with kids, what age?

    Mine was 4 months old. We have a caravan though. She is 10 now and we camp every year.

    People at Swadini where we go every year has twins (boys). One night the wind came up and blew the tent...
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    Re: Does it make sense or not

    Thanks for the reply.

    Mine is getting a bit long in the tooth. Yes I looked after it and is in a good condition (my opinion).

    I am just wondering how many trouble free km's it will give me and ...
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    Does it make sense or not

    My Rodeo 2.8 TD DC 4X4 (2001 model) has 300 000 on the clock. Engine has never been open. I pull caravan with it. Eversince I bought it new I always regretted not buying the 3 000 V6. I made peace...
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    Re: Colt rodeo 2.8 td problem

    Thanks for the reply. Never saw that there is a nut in front. Was grinded round when the bearing collapsed. Got it out.
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    Re: Colt rodeo 2.8 td problem

    More photoshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180730/cc449852fb05e435d0553ac67125b612.jpg
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    Colt rodeo 2.8 td problem

    The bearing on the tensioner pulley on the fanbelt went. I cant get the bolt loose to remove the whole thing. Can anybody offer some advice please?

    Thanks...
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    Re: 265/65/17 Michelin AT2 vs BF Goodrich KO2

    Two comments.

    1. Firstly you need to travel at least 20 to 30KKm per year otherwise buying Michelin might mean you have thread left but sit with old casings.

    2. As said in a earlier comment...
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    Re: To all Long term campers

    Ek kan myself sien om dit te doen. Moet egter nog die groen koring van die land af kry.
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    Re: Te oud vir kamp? Watwou

    My pa hulle ken haar. Awesome want it is all in the mind. Sy is van ouderdom miskien 86 maar haar mind is baie jonger.

    Mag sy n inspirasie vir ons almal wees.

    Dit is dalk nie 100% korrek maar...
  33. Thread: Colt V6 revamp

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    Re: Colt V6 revamp

    Funny but if it was me I would go the otherway round especially if you are pulling a trailer or a caravan.
  34. Thread: Spotlights banned

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    Re: Spotlights banned

    So this article in Lowvelder

    But Labuschange goes on to say all non-factory fit lights should be banned.

    Pity he does not mention the red fog lights, the aftermarket modification of your...
  35. Thread: Spotlights banned

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    Re: Spotlights banned

    No why. Fit a decent set of spots and give him some of his own medicine. Only problem is you might cause an accident and injure innocent people.

    Wish I can get a red spotlight LOL does the act...
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