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  1. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Agree. L663 is a looker. Spoke to some of the drivers/instructors at Walvis Bay before them returning to UK: One instructor’s comment: he would take the Defender above the D5 - especially when...
  2. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Once tested the Jaguar e-Pace with the P300 engine - lovely smooth and powerful but then also for a lighter vehicle.


    Velar weighs about 1.8 tons and its fuel consumption with said engine is...
  3. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    MHEV is mild hybrid 48V system. Recharges with deceleration. Electric motor can help in full blast acceleration - or possibly may be tuned by the display screen algorithms. Supercharger probably also...
  4. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    In the same boat - but with economy and virus problems - will probably not. But one can dream. Also don’t know how the Defender production facilities may be affected by the virus problem - so final...
  5. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    The recovery hooks only standard on the “X” - also can’t see them on the accessories. Hopefully it will be available later as a dealer fit option.
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    Re: Windhoek Gardens Hotel refusing to return money

    If you don't get any joy from dealing with the person answering the phone - consider a review on booking.com or using this link for a Google review:
    ...
  7. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Depreciation always fascinated me - is it because the vehicle is overpriced as it stands on the floor? And that the depreciated value is then perhaps the real value of the vehicle? Think if JLR puts...
  8. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Sjoe - a long thread from August 2018. Found this video very interesting from the Frankfurt Motor Show - an interview with one of the designers:

    https://youtu.be/rR601vW8dXw
  9. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Interesting the vehicle with the protective A-frame and the winch - but if you do a virtual build on the website - as soon as you add the A-frame they remove the winch.
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    Defender Re: Nuwe defender pryslys

    Hehe - was one of those who did a few builds on the website and downloaded as a personalized PDF. Actually went to the dealership this morning. They don't have any prices on the optional "packs" -...
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    Re: transmission fluid temp

    Strange - was just reading today in June 2019 issue of CAR - page 102 - 103 - an article by ZF on the replacement of ATF. Don’t know what type of transmission is in your vehicle - even if not ZF - it...
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    Re: Tar Removal Metallic paint

    Interesting thread. My problem not so much tar - but brake dust on alloy rims. Especially the inside - nearest to the brake calipers. When rotating tyres I like to clean the alloys thoroughly - but...
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    Re: Amarok V6 purchase

    Clubbie - apologies for the hijack. How does the V6 VW Diesel engine compare to that of the inline X530d - especially regarding smoothness please? And maybe fuel consumption?

    Thanks !!
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    Re: Blue Nova Battery Charger

    For AC charging - something like this:

    https://no.co/genius5

    For in-vehicle charging I use normal solenoid setup - sofar without ill effects.

    Charging from solar panels - the newer Victron...
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    Re: Inskip inn and the Saffas!

    My front tyre pressures normally lower than rear - as per the vehicle manual. With the Indeflate gadget I need 6 minutes to deflate to 20 psi rears and about 2 minutes for the fronts. Airing up may...
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    Re: Which snatch rope?

    Interesting thread.

    Securetec once demonstrated their products and recovery techniques just outside Windhoek to the local Land Rover club.

    Fascinating day and the presenters really knew their...
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    Re: Inskip inn and the Saffas!

    My favorite YT channel. Some nice vehicles and trailers, caravans and boats. Beautiful scenery interjected by the angry growl of motors chased to the redline. Some basics done right - many basics...
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    Re: Help Needed - Tyre Longevity Data

    OEM Goodyear Wrangler MT’s with Kevlar on Defender 110 - 45 000km’s - when rears were replaced. Front ones replaced at 55 000 km’s.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Nope - still stuck in “processing”.
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    Re: Which snatch rope?

    Bought many years ago a kinetic rope at a 4x4 Expo in Cape Town. Forgot the name of the manufacturer but it looks exactly like the one with the yellow sleeves pictured earlier in the thread. Used it...
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    Re: Garage door battery....poor.

    Would a battery charger to large battery to inverter do the trick? Then connect garage door plug to inverter.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Thank you - got a decent 2kVa AEC UPS yesterday. But also have 2 6000 W inverters on order from Banggood. Except that the price dropped USD50/unit in the past week. My luck !!
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Received email from Banggood that due to Chinese Spring Festival shipments may be 2 weeks late. They suggested that I could cancel and request a refund - but I decided to rather wait. Impressed with...
  24. Thread: Best awd system?

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    Re: Best awd system?

    And then one sees these interesting videos:




    https://youtu.be/0jyQEmPkn3g
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Could well be. Ordered on Sunday, 26/1/2020. Credit card statement shows payment went through - but order still “pending”. Shot them an email yesterday - no reply received. Will try “Live Chat”...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    12V/24V to 220V/3000W is now U$119.99

    Tariff insurance may be for exchange fluctuations?

    I got the "expedited shipping" option automatically when using credit card. But only physical addresses...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Interesting thread - always impressed here with the knowledge of members. As it is my very old UPS for PC and 2 printers failed last week - probably needs new batteries. Would this inverter connected...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Replacing Beekman canopy lock

    Probeer eers bietjie WD-40 of aerosol olie - veral daar waar die sleutel ingaan.
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    Re: Series 3 Landy Hijacked!!!

    Very nice Landy.

    Petri - the 4.1 Chevy: I suppose it needs leaded fuel.

    How do you manage that please?

    Thanks !!
  30. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    They left this morning from Walvisbaai. Not sure whether they were shipped in.
  31. Re: Help - C-tec DC to DC charger, stopped working, need assistance in Windhoek

    LA Sport closed down.

    To find the problem - Off-road Centre, 4x4 and More or Cymot. They also sell the hardware - should it be replaced.
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    Re: License disc position

    When I come to a roadblock - the official is normally on my right side to ask for say driver’s license. To inspect the registration number he has to move to the front (and back to see if numbers are...
  33. Thread: Stedi lightbar

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    Re: Stedi lightbar

    Met this person at a motor vehicle and camping show and found him most helpful re Hella products. Think he is based in Port Elizabeth:

    [email protected]

    Only other info I could find was...
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    Re: Low water pressure

    http://www.water-booster-pumps.co.za/booster-pumps/peripheral-water-booster-pumps/

    NRV is relatively cheap and nice to have near the house. If you have leakage from the tank to the house - eg grom...
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    Re: Defender Headlight adjustment

    There are some custom made cable and relay sets on the market. Think one of them is called the Boomslang? - or something like that. Got mine from a Dutch company - actually connects to the alternator...
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