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  1. Re: 2nd Hand Vehicle for Towing recommendation

    I think Patrol tare is around 2700kgs from memory.
  2. Re: 2nd Hand Vehicle for Towing recommendation

    As per many threads on the trailer section and eslwehre, make sure the GVM of your trailer is below the tare of the tow vehicle, otherwise you are looking at an illegal tow combo. The prado had...
  3. Re: Black liquid from exhaust - brand new hilux

    I tried to only use Sasol 10ppm as far as reasonably possible with my amarok. I tend to drive very conservatively, but around 250K km I think I decided that while I was getting rid of the EGR, I...
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    Re: Eskom buying batteries worth R14 billion

    I don't think we are in any danger of Eskom making too much electricity, however the peak demand is the issue. Typically around early am'ish when everyone is showing, making breakfast/coffee etc, and...
  5. Re: Amarok Accesorising Blues. To lift or not to lift

    As mentioned Mikkems are a shop in JHB but they have all the gear to service and customise Bilsteins. I know one of the chaps here thought is was a bit harsh and they changed the valving for him (I...
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    Re: Drakensberg - where to stay?

    I found the underberg area looking pretty run down recently. Sani pass hotel is nice, and Moorcroft manor in Himeville is okay but the general area just looks ### and run down.

    The next offramp...
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    Re: Eskom buying batteries worth R14 billion

    Typical best practice is to have 15% spinning reserve, so if we are running so close the line (which I am sure we are) then we are pretty screwed anyway. Then throwing a super expensive solution at...
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    Re: Eskom buying batteries worth R14 billion

    Being lazy I wonder if Fluffy et al would have already done the calcs, but in my view Water/Hydro is a much better store of energy than a battery. Capex Costs are high, but maintenance is very low...
  9. Re: How are all you Vaalies who are off grid doing?

    I am not sure off grid is the way to go. I have a very similar system installed to what you are proposing. 8KW Deye Hybrid inverter and lots of panels and a pair of Batteries. When the family is away...
  10. Re: Amarok Accesorising Blues. To lift or not to lift

    Mikems has the gear to tune the Bilsteins. From factory they are a bit firmer than stock I would say, but not in the sense that you will feel hard done by. Mikkems can adjust the valving to make them...
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    Re: Nou juk my gat weer...

    I used to love the authoritive feel of a nice Series Wagon with a bull bar that made you feel somewhat invincible. Cruisers have the same imperious feel and I am sure that Nissan will give you the...
  12. Re: Land Cruiser double cab accessories to sell

    I posted an add here for my tonneau cover and roll bar when I fitted my canopy. Was sold to a nice gent and his wife within a day or two.
  13. Re: Amarok Accesorising Blues. To lift or not to lift

    I went with Mikkems and was very happy. I already had the Bilstein Shocks, so they just serviced them and refitted when I had the front springs done. The rear was just lifted with a block which is...
  14. Re: Black liquid from exhaust - brand new hilux

    Completely normal. Water is a by product of combustion, and unburnt diesel, is also normal until everything gets to operating temp, at which point the water is steam and less visible.

    Park...
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    Re: The Diesel and Petrol price thread

    Well at least the economy is growing and salaries are increasing ....Oh wait!
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    Discovery 4 Re: Landy vs Bakkie

    Thats my feeling as well. It is difficult to tell from the pics, if the passenger zone deformed much? One of the NCAP tests is how little deformation there is around the "safety call" and if the...
  17. Re: 2007 Fortuner d4d 4x4 buying advice please

    I used to do a fair bit of work with Toyota R&D and their normal expectation was for around 500k km before you have to start ferreting around in the engine. Some will be much more, some will be less,...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 300 - 3.3L V6 diesel

    You would need to do it under full load on an engine dyno for each RPM, to really get the graph you are after. If you are pottering along at 100km/hr you are not really demanding much of the engine....
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    Re: Legal towing weights schematic

    I was looking at bringing in the Hydrastar which I think is a better unit, but I am in the process of fitting one of these to my boat and busy with the controller on my vehicle. This is a quality...
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    Re: Why we drive Toyota

    I bought mine because my Amarok gave up the ghost. Was not the fault of the car, but rather an idjuit mechanic that blocked the outlet of the thermostat.

    I needed wheels fast and looked at a hilux...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 300 - 3.3L V6 diesel

    This is very true. People forget that as a rough first order guess you increase the capacity as a multiple of the Bars the turbo is running. So a 3.3Ltr running 1 bar boost, which is probably not...
  22. Re: How to remove Drivers Side Cup HOlder

    Mine is the raider model I think so it may be missing a few nice to haves. I did look at a location around there, and it may still be an option, but I think the mounting may be more complex as I...
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    Re: Eskom penalty tariff rumour?

    At this point Eskom should be begging any producers, of any amount, to feed into the grid. They talk a good game like they actually have a clue what is going on, but the reality is that they are...
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    Re: GQ2 Canopies

    I can't say I have used them, but since you are looking far afield. I wanted an RSI until I got a quote. Based on a recommendation from Trevor on this forum, I ordered a wind www.wildacc.co.za canopy...
  25. Re: Gauteng based carburettor overhaul specialists (Toyota Hilux)

    What sort of problems are you having? Very possible that at this age a lot of the linkages and such are knackered?

    I took my old Landy Ser3S to a carb ace in Dbn North many moons back. He could...
  26. How to remove Drivers Side Cup HOlder

    I am trying to figure out how to remove the drivers side CupHolder on a 2021 Hilux. I need to put my trailer brake controller in the spot that would be vacated by the cupholder that sits just next to...
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    Re: Tow Dolly regulations

    I would assume that the normal towing regulations would apply? Ie trailer GVM must be below the tare of the tow vehicle and trailer must have overrun brakes at least. The one in the image does not...
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    Re: Landy man buying a Land Cruiser 75

    I would assume that from a landy you are used to routine maintenance. A cruiser is no more immune to maintenance than any other vehicle. In fact based the requirements to fiddle with wheel bearings,...
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    Re: Is there a Chinese vehicle in your future?

    The reason the sales charts are messed up at present is because of silicone shortages. Thats why a lot of the majors are not able to deliver vehicles. Hence the Chinese doing better than they should....
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    Re: Is there a Chinese vehicle in your future?

    Its going to be interesting to see how things pan out moving forward. Taiwan manufactures most of the worlds supply of silicon needed in everything.

    With Dumbass Biden in charge who does not...
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    Patrol Re: 4.2 tdi Patrol DC conversion

    Did it follow you home? It looks very nice.
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    Re: Is there a Chinese vehicle in your future?

    Will be interesting to see what resale is like in a couple of years. That is always the Achilles heel of the lesser known brands, but if the upfront price is low enough to offset this, then who cares?
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    Re: Is there a Chinese vehicle in your future?

    I am with you. As a matter of principle I will go out of my way to avoid Chinese products and services, in the same way that I will avoid supporting companies like Coke, Gilette, Nike etc that hate...
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    Re: Be cautious with this service provider

    Diving seems to have changed a lot since our days. At least you had a buddy and you were aware of him. My wife did some dives with a PADI instructor as a buddy in Aliwel while my son was doing his...
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    Re: The Tiger Reel and Rod Drool Thread

    Wots in the box? Will you be doing a fluffy unboxing video?
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