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  1. Thread: Bogenfels enquiry

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    Re: Bogenfels enquiry

    Yes, it's big.

    My dad worked at CDM Oranjemund in the late 40s. They had been up there over weekends.

    Not sure whether he witnessed it or whether it was something he heard, but he liked telling...
  2. Thread: Covid and Namibia

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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    We're also planning to enter Namibia via Noordoewer in September.

    However, this follows 8 days in the Richtersveld, so any prior Covid test will be invalid.

    I had previously read that a test...
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    Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    Seeing as I've now done it, here is the HP power cable mod to make it work with the Powervault.

    HP it seems, is one of those companies who designs their branded accessories to optimally work with...
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    Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    Thanks Colin.

    If you have any input into it, see if one of the adapters supplied could be swopped out for the HP/Lenovo one. This would expand the versatility of the unit considerably.

    We are...
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    Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    Thanks, SD for clearing that up!

    I had to edit my original draft text to exclude my suspicions at the time of posting. You know, something along the lines of: Wat djy waaaa kry?!!

    Because,...
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    Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    That is a very good price, and almost sounds too good to be true. Discounted by R650?

    I bought from Takealot because Powervault, on their website, advertizes they now sell via that channel, with a...
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    Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    I followed Fluffy's logic and resultant advice (Thanks!) and ordered the PowerVault 16500mAh starter unit.

    2 days, collected from a Takealot outlet 3kms from my house. I was super pleased with the...
  8. Thread: Bogenfels enquiry

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    Re: Bogenfels enquiry

    Thanks all. I'll contact Ramon for the official details.

    We know him from a Westcoast 4x4 Saddle Hill trip in 2006, where he drove the support vehicle with the 44 gallon drum of petrol and was...
  9. Thread: Bogenfels enquiry

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    Re: Bogenfels enquiry

    Thanks. I've read some user reviews of specific tour operators, and Coastways tours, whom I would like to use, had some complaints.

    One was about a lunch issue and the other about the...
  10. Thread: Bogenfels enquiry

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    Bogenfels enquiry

    When we were in Luderitz in 2017, we discovered that a spur-of-the-moment day-trip to Bogenfels was not possible, due to the police clearance required prior to this.

    We want to give it another try...
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    Re: Wild camping: wat is dit?

    Just in, a brand new category of outdoor accommodation, called Rustic Camping. Almost like Wild Camping, but not quite. The primary difference is, the owner knows you're there.

    The inaugural site...
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    Re: Handling the soft sand in Botswana

    As mentioned, go practice. BIL had same questions for his trip to Bitterpan with a Lexus RX350, and went practising at Atlantis Dunes.

    You're close, so this is where you experiment with tyre...
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    Re: Number plate bracket

    My number plate is mounted on an 8mm thick PVC disk, inside the wheel.

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    It is kept in place by a wheel bolt inserted from the other side of the wheel.

    Your wheel is mounted the other...
  14. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Pleased if what I have done could be useful to others :).

    Remember not to re-invent the wheel, though. If you get stuck, you're welcome to PM me.

    With the 48mm Spaccer lift, does everything...
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    Re: What compressor? Just not T-max

    Looks very decent.

    Especially the ammo box, which has a rubber seal between the lid and box to keep dust out.

    Wonder if it would float.....
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    Re: What compressor? Just not T-max

    Yes, I noticed the unit of voltage in China, is measured in amps. You better idle your engine ::).

    But honestly, you should never believe what it says on the box of these items. Brand names like...
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    Re: What compressor? Just not T-max

    Bought one from them in January for R350.

    Here is what you ask for: https://4x4direct.co.za/12532-large_default/rubber-hose-6-meter-for-compressor.jpg

    It is a liberating experience to use this...
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    Re: What compressor? Just not T-max

    Makro was selling these a while back.

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    Note the 190l dual cylinder compressor with the proper hose was R600 cheaper than the 160l curly cord version.
  19. Re: Paint Touch Up Recommendations LC200 VX Rear Bumper

    The opaque white should polish out.

    Possibly Toyota also sells DIY touch-up paint kits like this one from Volvo:

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    You use the VIN number to get the matching colour.

    It is not an...
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    Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    Just a point of order.

    The Freelander 2 should not be compared with a Disco Sport, as it is way superior than the latter. The Disco Sport is more like a Jaguar with all wheels driven - at times....
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Aha, so my guess is that the first position of the switch - low speed - runs the motor in Star configuration, as the voltage applied across the windings is 1/sqrt3 for each phase.

    In the next...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Yes, the part number is CA11, made by Kraus and Naimer, available from RS Components, from where you can also download the wiring diagram.

    But for now:

    Is this the on/off switch or a start/run?...
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    Re: Worse luck on oil change

    Essentially yes, except that the angles from the points back, are square. See below.

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    I owned a Tiguan once....
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    Re: Upgrading from Duster, but to what?

    To respond correctly to the first part of your comment, "offroad capabilities" would have to be defined.

    The answer to the second part of your comment: You are mistaken :).

    Also consider the...
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    Re: What have you done with your Freelander today

    See Post #7 here: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/323284-Advice-on-a-Freelander-2-Petrol-Automatic
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    Re: What have you done with your Freelander today

    No, towbar is an add-on. Should be more than R10k by now. The official Freelander towbar is made by Brinks in the UK.

    I averaged 11.7l/100km over the 200k km I had it. Driving nicely long...
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    Re: Most "Comfortable" family road vehicle?

    If the gents' above awaited opinion is based on long-term experience, they would have to be primarily back seat drivers, not so? ^-^
  28. Re: Estate agent who's first words won't be sole mandate, PTA east.

    Steel yourself for:

    Property prices were static for the last 7 years
    You paid too much for your property in 2003
    The average price for property in your area (7000 dwellings) is R2m. Your...
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    So yesterday I took Greg (member: Bialetti) up on his 25% 4x4forum member discount - see last post here:...
  30. Re: Powering water pressure pump during load shedding.

    More like this?

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  31. Thread: Gps sales

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    Re: Gps sales

    Possibly it exists, but I have not seen a smartphone with a proper GPS user interface.

    Even though GPSs are all touchscreen and menu driven, it still has an analog feel to it.

    It took a very...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    I have a copy of a Grizzly G1006 milling machine - beefed up drill press - with a 2hp (1.5kW) single phase motor. Seeing as you get more torque due to increased flux in the 3-phase motor, they should...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Haha! I have indeed.

    Where is the "embarrassed" icon when you need it :rolleyes:.

    At least I thought you were being tongue-in-cheek, as the comment seemed unlike you.

    Just concerned in my...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    No it is not.

    Neels operates from his house - you can physically go there and look/collect.

    His cars don't fit into his garage anymore as it is filled with a collection of immaculately...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Mine is from Brazil, I think.

    This model can analyze the motor properties and optimize the controller for best torque at any speed.

    It was packaged in a rose enclosure with a transparent lid so...
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