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    Re: Fitting towbar to Challenger Trailer

    I fitted a towbar on my trailer about 30 years ago. It is not just a case of drilling a hole, there is lots of forces back there, trailers bounce. It must be fitted professionally preferably by a...
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    Re: Tar Removal Metallic paint

    WD40 or paraffin. (diesel works but stinks)

    Do not use bensine, turps, petrol or hash paint removing chemicals that remove the paint or clear protective layer, which removes the shine.
  3. Re: Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5 V6 DOHC problems. need advice.

    Marius “MariusFourie”


    Thanks for the pm just after I sent this out. Giving me a detailed Pajero problem solving list.


    Referring to no. 1/ The flashing lights- I did not sort it out yet, as...
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    Re: VEHICLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER ADViCE

    A kitchen oil pot fire is incredibly dangerous, if left even for a few minutes the fire is in through your ceiling, and good by house.

    The danger is not just the fire, but the hot oil itself. ...
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    Re: VEHICLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER ADViCE

    Totally agree, but the water spray is not used in the oil fire, but used to absorb the heat from the fire above the pot, stopping the fire spreading to other parts of the house. i.e. ceiling,...
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    Re: VEHICLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER ADViCE

    Off the vehicle subject, but on house fires.

    It is critical for home fires, every home should have a garden hose pipe with a decent nozzle that can reach all the way around your house. The...
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    Re: VEHICLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER ADViCE

    Fire extinguishers - does not matter what type are practically totally useless, once the fire takes hold and gets up enough heat.

    A 1kg fire extinguisher is as useless as a fishing rod in fighting...
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    Re: Cab to camper access

    Bike tube or thin motor bike tube - that would work and easy to fit when required and to replace.

    When my kids where little, most cars and 4x4's did not have a aircon, so we need the air flow.
  9. Thread: Trailer cover

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    Re: Trailer cover

    When I working in the refinery we made hundreds of PVC covers for fire equipment. Like small trailers.

    There is a PVC with uv protection, it lasted for 5 or 6 years longer than standard pvc. ...
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    Re: Cab to camper access

    Something I have looked at before.

    Airport buses and some trains have stainless steel bellow type contraption, between the two sections.

    Otherwise, as you said a rubber pipe type seal, it would...
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    Re: RSI Evo cano security question

    Canopies security is a problem.

    A friend of mine coming through the Transkei in December, while stopped in traffic, 4 chaps pulled open the canopy back door, took a lot of force but they got it...
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    Re: Transport on fridge

    Yes it can be transported flat.

    What's important are the pipes that come out the compressor tank, point up not down. Be careful of damaging the radiator and pipes at the back. and watch the door...
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    Re: 12v Sparks flying!!

    This is why this this forum is so great. We all remove or disconnect batteries frequently. Many have been doing the simple task for so long, incorrectly, without thinking.

    With modern cars...
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    Re: 12v Sparks flying!!

    No never.... no you do not remove the positive as a short with the spanner might/could happen.

    ALWAYS remove the negative first, no short can happen if you short out negative to negative.
    ...
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    Re: Jhb to Rhodes (Back Roads)

    RHODES R396 - MACLEAR R56- UGIE - ELLIOT R410 - NGCOBO R61 - TSOMO - R409 to N2 ndabkazi {20kms south of butterworth} (not to Idutywa) TO GREAT KRI BRIDGE (DONT STOP AT THE Shell stop at Caltex) turn...
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    Re: Squeaking brakes after pad replacement

    you got there before me, one side only..

    my beach buggy and my first Isuzu bakkie coppaslip fixed them, no other vehicle I have had has needed it?
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    Re: Why do tree fellars use cruisers?

    [QUOTE=JohnnoK;4321382]'Cos the roof is STRONG!;D

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    BECAUSE if that had been a land cruiser it would have buffed out.
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    Re: Best place to buy synthetic winch rope?

    Go to the manufacturers, get stronger and longer if needed, for less the cost. google it.

    Durban has several certified lifting strap manufactures, Joberg must have dozens. Your area must...
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    Re: Wild Camping basics

    Is wild Camping legal?

    Yes and no.


    Where can one wild camp?


    Get permission from the land owner and yes you can camp, most farmers will let you! I have 850 ha's for wild camping. ...
  20. Thread: Pajero query

    by K-9
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    Re: Pajero query

    what did you find? what was loose??
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    Re: JHB borehole water, Is it good to use?

    Test water in the hole, before you do anything. a long string and a tin will give you some idea of quality and depth of water. there are labourites that test water.
    If ok then you need to pump...
  22. Thread: Rats in wiring

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    Re: Rats in wiring

    Many years ago my brother in law bought a fancy BMW, 3 days later he reversed into a vehicle and did serious damage to both vehicles. He took it back to BMW, remember 3 days old, and blew his gasket...
  23. Thread: Rats in wiring

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    Re: Rats in wiring

    I have the same problem. I unfortunitly resorted to rat poison. A pile next to each tyre. and pray they don't get into the vehicle. Nine times out of ten they are after the water, normally the...
  24. Thread: lamp holders

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    Re: lamp holders

    Be careful:

    Most of those are NOT sabs approved, any insurance claim can be refused if these are found in your house.

    Make sure all electrical goods have the sabs or equivalent mark. (it's...
  25. Thread: Pajero query

    by K-9
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    Re: Pajero query

    Don't laugh, I had a similar "something loose, with no noise" in my Isuzu bakkie (years ago). On bumpy roads, braking, speed humps.... easier to copy and past -"Especially when pulling away, going...
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    Re: Aux fuel tank not feeding as it used to

    I have seen a wasp build a mud nest in the breather. Breather was plugged solid.

    and

    as the liquid fuel gravitation flow between tanks is very slow, it plugs up very easy.

    As said:- "
    If...
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    Re: Galvanizing / Rust Proofing Recomendations

    Galvanising or not - if you live by the coast or visit the coast often,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, it is not a debate.
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    Re: Pajero for all the wrong reasons

    I live in two places miles apart.... I have too many vehicles, one is a Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5V6 DOHC.


    I have only had it for a year or two and only drive it every few months, when I go to...
  29. Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5 V6 DOHC problems. need advice.

    I need advise; My Pajero 3.5 v6 DOHC petrol 1999.

    It's my Kei Mouth vehicle, so only used when we are there. And not normally used as a 4x4, except for the driveway and lawn.

    1. On the dash,...
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    Re: Galvanizing / Rust Proofing Recomendations

    The bolt will be "welded" to the thread with the zinc, liquid zinc when hot will get into the gap and it will be stuck.

    I am not a galvanising expert, somebody must know??
  31. Thread: Rear DIY Bumper

    by K-9
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    Re: Rear DIY Bumper

    done very nicely.

    I was warned by my insurance company years ago that towbars need to have the sabs stamp and built by a registered sabs company, to be legal. Not being legal can lead to non pay...
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    Re: Galvanizing / Rust Proofing Recomendations

    Agree galvanising the only way to go.

    unfortunately as you painted it, it will need stripping.

    I have just had a biggish trailer galvanised, one support 25mm x 25mm x 430mm did not have drain...
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    Re: Sani, easy or not? Also cordinates please?

    As said, Sani Pass conditions can change rapidly several times a day. From a comfortable green easy drive to black/red dangerous drive in minutes and back to easy drive a few hours later.

    I have...
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    Re: Dooms Day-what if the GRID fails?

    Load shedding is necessary to prevent the grid tripping.

    It's one thing that Eskom is getting right!

    in America 10-15 years ago the grid tripped and it took 6-8 weeks to get it back on line....
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    Re: Dooms Day-what if the GRID fails?

    "Hopefully the City of Cape Town will win its court battle to allow towns to source their own power from IPP's."

    I think they have a good chance of winning. Everybody including judges have had...
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