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    Re: N. Cape flower season

    No rain in my area as of yet. But there was some rain in Calvinia, Noewoudtville, Vanrhynsdorp, Garies, Kamieskroon and Springbok the last weekend of June.
  2. Thread: Hi there!

    by Olyfboer
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    Re: Hi there!

    Herzlich Willkommen Sven. Hier finden Sie viele Gleichgesinnte.
  3. Thread: Hello all

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    Re: Hello all

    Lots of info here. Enjoy
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    Re: Goodyear Wrangler Adventure no Kevlar?

    Excellent tyres. Kevlar in the tread only. I'm on the third set between two vehicles and running on bad Karoo dirt roads and tar when going to Cape Town. Never had a puncture with these tyres.
  5. Thread: Newbie

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    Re: Newbie

    Enjoy Willem. Plenty off road where you are.
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    Re: Advice please for newbie 4x4er

    Just a correction. Shocks do not lift the suspension. Their only purpose is to restrict the time the suspension takes to travel, hence the name shock absorber. Only the suspension determines the...
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    Re: Rain for Kalahari/Namaqua

    On 28 June 2019 I traveled from Fraserburg to Springbok. It started raining near Calvinia and rained all the way via Niewoudtville, Vanrhynsdorp, Garies right to Springbok.
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    Re: Vorster goes JMC

    Mine has 95 000 km on the clock. Runs on Karoo dirt roads a lot. No problems since those that were fixed without hassles under warranty (Headlight and temperature gauge). They told me I was buying a...
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    Re: WC wood supplier

    It is winter and the rainy season in Cape town....
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    Re: To Frontier or Not to Frontier...

    My Frontier has almost 400 000 on the clock. The only things done have been an alternator, starter motor, steering idler and clutch master cylinder apart from the wear an tear items of brake pads,...
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    Re: Greetings from Munich

    Welcome Billy. That SII looks great. Enjoy your trip.
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    Re: Egypt - Ban on 4x4s

    This sentence indicates that is in effect.





    Then the Fakebook report comes in.......

    See how fake news spreads?
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    Re: fortuner clutch pin sqeaky

    Amazing. Vehicles worth a fortune and the designers didn't think of a cheap grease nipple and metal tube to guide the grease to the pin.
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    Re: Greetings from CT Newbie

    Is that a good idea with kids aged 5 and 7?
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    Re: Km/l or l/100 km

    You answered a 5 year old post. that's a lot of range.
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    Re: Buying a local sim

    I use an MTN pay as you go SIM for roaming. It works in every country I've been to with it and calls can also be made. Just ensure you have plenty in it if you make calls..
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    Re: Solar geyser efficiency

    I have that plus the solar geyser panels. I switch off any power to the system from October to April. Free hot water enough for 8 people a day.
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    Re: Loxton to Sutherland via R356

    It rained since December and the road had to be re graded as it was in a terrible condition at one time.
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    Re: Loxton to Sutherland via R356

    I visited the Streeks Diens Raad and spoke to the guy in charge. They have graded the Loxton section up to 40km from Fraserburg. They cannot comment on the rest as it falls under another authority....
  20. Re: Suzuki Service In Cape Town (CBD / Southern Suburbs)

    Well known and respected. Not sure if he still runs his workshop and business Da Gama Motors at the end of Lekkerwater Road opposite Capri. He was the only person that serviced my vehicles when I...
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    Re: Legal limit...

    So long as the fuel is in the vehicles tanks it won't be taxed. Any fuel in containers or jerry cans will be taxed.
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    Re: Loxton to Sutherland via R356

    Tankwa and the roads there are notorious for punctures. I had a punure on those roads every time I went there. I have not tried my Goodyear Wrangler AT's there yet but on three sets of Wrangler tyres...
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    Re: Loxton to Sutherland via R356

    Your vehicle will do fine on those roads. What tyres are you using? I will confirm the state of the roads with the police (Fraserburg Police have an 80 thousand square kiliometre area and they travel...
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    Re: Worth anything?

    Eish. Plunger you owe me a beer.
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    Re: Worth anything?

    My Series Landy was ecstatic when it saw your pics. Like a lad seeing his first playboy. How much?
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    Re: Pandora's box....

    That trip is rather ambitious for a school holiday period especially if travelling the road less traveled. There is no vehicle that can do the overlanding thing heavily loaded and be a good commuter...
  27. Re: Stealers, sometimes their parts are just better...

    You'll most likely find that GUD filter is exactly the same filter as those used by the OEM's. The only difference will be the brand stamped on it.
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    My family member has been present when the imported manufacturers box is opened at a certain premises in Parow. There the parts are randomly picked and put into the OEM boxes and other printed boxes...
  29. Re: Stealers, sometimes their parts are just better...

    What manufacturers lettering is on the OEM Mitsi belt? I'll bet it isn't Mitsubishi.
  30. Re: Stealers, sometimes their parts are just better...

    I have a family member that works for a reputable spares company that has branches all over SA and in Namibia. They are also members of the RMI. No car manufacturer makes all their own parts. Many...
  31. Re: Long term parking at cape town international

    Storewell works great. They fetch your car at the airport and bring it to you at the airport. Their premises aren't far from the airport either.

    The airport long term parking is a shambles. To get...
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    Re: Pipe Insulation

    One of the business owners here has a guesthouse and a garage. He has painted roofs of the two with paint used by NASA. Expensive but no air conditioning is needed at all.
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    Re: Pothole Damage Question_Lydenburg

    A Defender at speed? But i suppose it is relative.....
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    Re: Pipe Insulation

    Thanks. It lasted about 3 years but the UV ate it and I replaced it last year. We have major UV in the Karoo.
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    Re: Pipe Insulation

    Thanks for the advice. I'm in Cape Town soon and will look at that. The idea of cutting it for corners will definitely work. A masking tape over and a paint will cover everything.

    Unfortunately no...
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