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    Re: Weird Google Translate translations

    "army marches"

    Too afrikaans. Prob correct for SA...
  2. Ford & Mazda Re: Extended warranty / warranty & service plan?

    In my opinion, the problem lies with ford dealers.

    Have you the number of threads on this forum for NEW fords, where the dealerships fight tooth-and-nail NOT to repair anything under warranty?...
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    Re: A nice rare audi

    This is a rare Audi I would be interested in.

    https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/city-centre/1995-audi-rs2-for-sale/1004573311180912085029409
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    Re: Tyre profile effect on comfort?

    A lot of tyres comes in both P (Passenger (i.e. SUV)) and LT (Light Truck) spec.

    P is MUCH more comfortable.
    P is also lighter and much cheaper
    BUT
    P is also a lot weaker and more prone to...
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    Re: Slanghoek Resort - Franschhoek

    It is basicly the same as any other campsite.
    The plots are nice and big and each plot has its own bathroom.
    The are a little jungle gym for the kiddies.

    It is EXPENSIVE tho. You can get BnBs...
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    Re: UPS for laptop - loadshedding

    I agree on the DC-AC-DC inefficiencies, etc, but:

    I had a "dead" 1kVA which I put in a new 9Ah battery.
    Currently my laptop (with completely dead battery), 22" screen, NAS and a little 8-port GBe...
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    Re: Isuzu kb 260

    Contact Hayes Motors here in Cape Town. They have extensive list of parts for Isuzus and their prices are good.
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    Re: From 17" to 15"

    PS Iirc, Toyota went to bigger wheels to reduce instability in the fortuners and reduce the roll-over issue...
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    Re: From 17" to 15"

    The alternate measurement for 265x75R15 is 31x10.5R15

    This is size is very common and available from must manufacturers.
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    Re: KB280DT Radiator Cap Question

    If you have any leaks on the water pipes around the engine, you will not build up a vacuum to suck water out of the reserve back to the engine.

    I also had an problem with the pipe between the...
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    Re: FJ Cruiser runs hot over 120km/hr

    Dragging a brick thru the air takes quite a bit of power. For the engine to make that power, it will be producing quite a bit of heat. If the radiator cannot give of that heat, you will have a engine...
  12. Defender Re: Narrowest rim and tire for defender 300tdi

    So a landy doesnt have locking diffs? :o
  13. Re: What are good tyres for a AWD Softroader that hardly ever goes off road?

    Pirelli or Michelin
  14. Re: Best BASE model doublecab to buy - to keep long after warranty expires

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/270937-Stolen-vehicles-white-toyota-hilux-the-worst
    ...
  15. Re: Best BASE model doublecab to buy - to keep long after warranty expires

    How many Toyotas ever gets to stay with the owner for 20 years? Most are already stolen after 3 years.
  16. Re: Best BASE model doublecab to buy - to keep long after warranty expires

    Try Hayes Motors in Stikland.
  17. Re: OME Coils & Leafs with Monroe Gas Magnum TDT

    Earlier this year I got Rancho RS9000 front shocks for the Isuzu. I'm happy so far.

    They are adjustable, so you can attempt to match them to your suspension's needs.

    I paid R2000 for a pair at...
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    Re: VW Transporter 4Motion Tyres??

    Michelin AT?
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    Re: On what mileage should you de-cat?

    Petrol, but it is quite common for the diesel guys to 2SO to keep their DPF clean. Non-the-less, 2SO stirs huge arguments...

    Remember, 99.9% of diesels in Africa does not have cats. Only the...
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    Re: On what mileage should you de-cat?

    And nobody has touched on (2) Snake Oil yet.

    Colleague with a suzuki replaced his cat. R15k later. 2 or 3 years later and the engine light was back. I told him about 2SO and 1:1000 ratio for...
  21. Re: How do I use tyre pressure to get better handling on different surfaces?

    So far my strategy has worked for me. The KL71 at 1 bar have always stuck like velcro for me.

    In the cape it is also difficult to get away from any trail that doesnt involve mountains. You will be...
  22. Re: How do I use tyre pressure to get better handling on different surfaces?

    A restaurant owner that gets time off is a rarity!

    I acknowledge there are hundreds of kinds of muds and I'm not a mud expert, I just have a healthy respect for it, but:

    I would want...
  23. Re: How do I use tyre pressure to get better handling on different surfaces?

    Hey - jy moenie by die werk drink nie! :p
  24. Re: How do I use tyre pressure to get better handling on different surfaces?

    Hoekom?
  25. Re: How do I use tyre pressure to get better handling on different surfaces?

    Really good advise from Johan.

    Beware mud. It turns any HT or AT tyre into racing slicks and than you are stuck. I found out that the in the Riversdal mountains when I started off-roading. Mud...
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    Re: Stop the benoni coal mines

    Fixed.

    PS. The OP should consider punctuation lessons. Paragraphs would have allowed me to read more than the first 3 lines.
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    Re: Driving by candle light

    Altho I'm not a Ford fan, they are to big to make crappy lights. That is why I asked in my 1st post if your lights are factory or aftermarket due to an accident... Cheap aftermarket replacements can...
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    Re: Driving by candle light

    All lights need to work, is 2 wires giving sufficient current and a good voltage at the bulb.

    Making up a little circuit with a relay is quick and it can be made without having to cut the factory...
  29. Re: Neatest and easiest way to tap into ignition and dash lights

    That magafte is a neat way of tapping into the fusebox.

    You dashboard however is a printed circuit board controlled by a computer. Altho most has a diagnostics port, good luck figuring it out.
    ...
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    Re: Driving by candle light

    I've watched a techie at a prominent aircon and audio shop look for an hour why my aircon has stopped working. I didnt plan to be long at the shop and had to get to work. When I looked at it myself...
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    Re: Driving by candle light

    Looking at Jelo's last post, I realised we made one big assumption, because you said you brights work fine.

    The assumption is that your ground wires (negatives) are good, which is a common problem...
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    Re: Driving by candle light

    Close to the battery, not the light. :cool:
    10A fuse per light or 20A if you are running 1 wire from the battery.
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    Suspension Re: KZTE ball joints

    Try Teknorot
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    Re: Driving by candle light

    yes
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    Re: Driving by candle light

    That is a 20% drop in voltage...

    And I expect another 0.5 to 1V from the alternator if you rev it up to 1000 to 1500rpm...

    I think it is worthwhile looking into additional wiring. For...
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