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    Re: GUD vs Donaldson vs Champion filters

    Certain OEM filters are still imported. Many are locally manufactured though. Especially for the models which are also built in SA.

    I assure you, many of the OEM filters are just the same as...
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    Re: Oracle pulls the plug on Eskom

    But still the biggest problem remains unaddressed.

    Roundabout 2010, Eskom raised their payroll from less than R10 billion per annum, to R55 billion per annum. That was 500% in 5 years, with...
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    Re: SA made Land Rover Series Canvas Tops.

    I had a custom cover made for my 90 pick-up. I chucked the original frame because I fitted rails for the farm. But I needed to still be able to cover the back, so had to had them specially made. ...
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    Re: GUD vs Donaldson vs Champion filters

    I disagree. All locally manufactured filters are made in the same factory in KZN. When they switch from making Fram or Gud to OEM, the only thing that is changed is the colour, the packaging and...
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    Re: Small SUV/Softroader - What to buy?

    No one has mentioned the new Toyota Urban Cruiser yet.


    Yes I know it is not AWD, but really do you need that?


    Bottom of the range starts new at R247k (or you can opt for the Suzuki which...
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    Re: Educate me on Diesel Engines

    Corrects\, and this is where the "common rail"system came into ply, enormous pressure in the rail, and injection controlled by Piso Electric means. So the electric control allows multiple...
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    Re: Best pegs for West Coast soft sand

    In sand I use those screw in type, they work a treat. Actually what works best is to screw in the thing, then hammer a peg in against the side closest to the tent. The screwy thing prevents the...
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    Re: Kuruman tot Askham

    Die pad van Van Zyl's af Askham toe is baie sleg.

    Mense wat die roete altyd gery het, het by Van Zyl's oor die grens gery en daan aan die Botswana kant op mooi teerpad gery tot by die park.

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    Re: Platkar to Softroader... Help!

    This fred is 5 years old, a bit late with your advice!


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    Re: Secondhand Bakkie advise needed

    The Mahindra Double cab, is R322k new out the box.


    If you push them for a discount, you'll get one for under 300.

    If you go for a demo model, you might get the higher spec one for that...
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    Re: If only they were sharp.

    I have often sharpened the plane blade on a simple whetstone. Nothing to it.

    I am surprised that your teacher didn't teach you guys to do that as part of your instruction.


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    Edit: Oh,...
  12. Re: Hydrogen ? As general alternative & transition.

    The claim that transporting hydrogen is no more complex than something like Handy gas, is completely false though. Hydrogen does not liquefy at low pressures like the petroleum gasses, and...
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    Re: Hard ride on gravel

    But to answer the question, yes the Toyota's generally have a harder ride on gravel than most anything else.

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    Re: Super Modified V6 Diesels

    Their Company Website says they have a total of 10 employees, oh wow, they are going to need two garages to house their business!

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    Re: New Defender Bakkie

    Damn, that is ugly!

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    Re: Super Modified V6 Diesels

    The standard BMW M50D, which is a straight six 3l engine, produces 400HP, Now why would a serious concern like the US navy buy from a backyard fly by night if they can get it from a reputable...
  17. Re: Upington Covid Testing Upington / any alternative to Pathcare?

    My family just went and qued. Yes it is the Surtie hospital. It is a lot quieter now.


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  18. Re: Upington Covid Testing Upington / any alternative to Pathcare?

    The government hospital is cheaper than Pathcare, and will give you your result in 2 hours. That's the new hospital, the old one next to the Olifantshoek road has been discontinued as a general...
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    Re: New Ranger V6 diesel

    Well, I'm safe, no V's, all straight sixes, fives & fours.


    One of the straight sixes, 3l, DIESEL, produces 280kw, is an awesome vehicle for the open road or in the twisties, and you...
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    Re: Grazing lease rates

    The normal approach is to charge per head of animal and not per ha.

    That makes sense, because if you charge per ha, then the lessee dumps an enormous number of animals on your farm, grazes the...
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    Re: Skaapkop gaarmaak

    Jy braai nie sterjies gaar nie, jy kook hulle sag. Dan na jy hulle gekook het word die gaar (maar koue) stertjies op die kole gegooi net om hulle daai lekker doppie te gee.

    Ons kook gewoonlik...
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    Re: Sutherland - > Kimberley, beste roete

    Paaie gaan sleg wees, so ja as jy teerpad wil ry moet jy trug Matjiesfontein toe.

    Van Fraserburg af sou ek liewer Loxton, Carnarvon, Vosburg, Britstown ry eerder as Leeu Gamka.


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    Re: Rainfall in northern cape

    We've had widespread rain in most of the province and even some flooding in areas.

    So very good for the stock farmers, but the grape farmers are suffering.

    On my own farms in the Marydale and...
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    Re: I want a Jimny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I had an old 2.8 Shorty Pajero in that same dark green colour, and it never became boring. I still miss that Paj, I bought a later model for SWAMBO, but I'm afraid the new ones have lost the...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    The one farming application where this will work is as a game viewer, but only if your game viewing drives are not going to be too long. I also think you will need more than one battery pack for...
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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite under water

    See here? Clearly broken.


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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite under water

    On the video you can see that the water break just above the camp collapsed, and that is what let the water through there.


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    Defender Re: Single best upgrade to your Puma?

    Everyone talks about the thermostat. Care to elaborate, what is the problem and what is the solution?


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    Re: CT to Augrabies via R358?

    Is that from Cape Town? Then yes, if you maintain a speed of just above 120 most of the way.

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    Re: CT to Augrabies via R358?

    Turn off the N7 at Van Rhyns, then Calvinia, Brandvlei, Kenhard, Keimoes, Kakamas and you're there.


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  31. Re: Braai wood - where and what do you buy Pretoria area

    I hear that Taun is excellent at sourcing firewood. Have you tried him???



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    Re: Skaapkop gaarmaak

    In die jagveld, vat jy 'n springbok kop. Was hom mooi skoon, maar met vel en hare aan. Dan "plant" jy hom met die horings in die sand sodat hy staan. Sit 'n 20l metaal drom oor hom, en gooi...
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    Re: Diesel burners, anyone got experience?

    And paraffin is a LOT cheaper than diesel, so better and better.


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    Diesel burners, anyone got experience?

    Anyone got experience with these diesel burners for cooking? Looks really nice and much easier to carry extra fuel?

    http://www.ferwise.com/module/picture/show.php?pictureid=531

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  35. Re: Central Northern Cape bush/rustic camping

    Even Kheis is not bad, if you feel that Trans Boegoe is a bit far off the main road.

    http://www.kheisriverside.co.za/

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