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    Re: Advice needed on 3.9 V8 Defender consumption

    Just chucking spares at a problem is the wrong way to go about things.

    First you need to do some research to determine what the expected fuel consumption of this Landy is across the world. Type...
  2. Thread: Write off?

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    Re: Write off?

    die 30% slaagsyfer vat nou oor... dankie Angie, jy "verdien" jou pensioen. F
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    Re: Amarok V6 questions

    In September 2010 it was decided by the Volkswagen Group Board of Management that 40,000 Amarok pickups will also be built in Hanover, Germany for the European and small volume markets from the...
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    Re: Amarok V6 questions

    Gents, I owned a Touareg V6 that I drove to 306000 km and only replaced the injectors with refurbished ones for R12500 total for 6.

    In march this year I bought a 2021 V6 demo (7500 km) and cannot...
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    Re: Basic removable battery box

    Hi, I built a simple little "power station" for most purposes.
    105 amph battery
    solar controller with 2x usb
    220V battery charger 8 amps. Connected directly to battery.
    850W inverter
    100w lose...
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    Re: Double Cab Slider Lid

    I have an Armidillo on my Amarok. My partner has Securilid on his. Both a fairly new.

    I dont like the fact that I can only latch mine with the key. The serurilid has a latching mechanism and a...
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    Re: Why is the new Triton not more popular?

    I like Mitsus and drove my Colt for 348 000 km. The new ones are simply fugly to me (but tastes differ). Those large fender lights and bumper must be very costly to repair / replace. Visited a...
  8. Thread: Broken Wheel Studs

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    Re: Broken Wheel Studs

    500km before breaking indicates that it was a slow developing problem.
    Vibrations is the first things that comes to mind. Small vibrations that you may not even feel on the steering.
    Worn steering...
  9. Thread: Fraudulent ad

    by JBX
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    Re: ?Fraudulent ad?

    Not advertising now, but in the next 2 to 3 months we will have and interface and software ready to do fraud scans on any vehicle.
    So, people who wish to have confirmation of a clean car and dealers...
  10. Re: Estimate of daily AMP draw for a NL 60L dual refrig. freezer

    If you use 5 amps it translates into typical 60 Watts. The typical battery is 120ah @12.6 volts = 1512 W. This translates into a theoretical 25 hours. However you have to factor in a battery maximum...
  11. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Hi fellow Treg owners, I sold my Treg (may still be sorry for selling it) but I have a complete set of 4 x VW 17 inch rims with tyres that is on its last 5% of life. (My Treg was fitted with factory...
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    Re: 4Wd-27/7 Ute of the year!

    Agreed. He was just trying to sell oil coolers
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    Defender Re: ASPW's analysis of the New Defender

    I think the new defender is a nice vehicle BUT it is NOT the old defender replacement. LR have lost the plot just as they did with the Disco5.

    Electronics is not a problem per se BUT repair...
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    Re: Hi guys....your thoughts...

    I am not sure. You would have to do some homework. Maybe the syncro box but if you are prepared to mix and match the drive train, look at the 5 speed toyota box.

    Just my thoughts
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    Re: Hi guys....your thoughts...

    The origin of Lada is from Russia but based on Fiat. I would also look in the Fiat stable. The VW 1.9 TDi is a good call. Spares are freely available. If you can stay with the Lada box that you just...
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    Re: Ford or Merc - what would you do?

    I would get the Ford. MB Navara Mascarra is off the market. Resale values will drop in 2 years.
    I would also look at the VW Amarok V6
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    Discovery 3 Re: Disco Fiasco - what would you do?

    I second that. Time for a serious technical discussion with a person with knowledge.

    My gut feel says, repair the minimum required and sell. However, now is a bad time and it may be repair and...
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    Re: Mass Photo Resizing

    I use bulkresize.com online free of charge. Do approx 50 pics at a time. Reduction size is selectable as a percentage of original.
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    Re: Vehicle for my Parents - R100k Budget

    Good choice well assembled cars by trained Japanese.

    Honda Jazz also a good choice.
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    Re: Vehicle for my Parents - R100k Budget

    Cant go wrong with a Figo. Vivo also good but high on the theft / highjack list
  21. Thread: Caravan repairers

    by JBX
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    Re: Caravan repairers

    https://www.caravanrepairs.co.za/

    Baie goeie diens gekry by hierdie ouens in Boksburg
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    Wrangler 2dr Re: I made a mistake - Decatted JK.

    Good advice. Add extra box(es). The larger the box the less and deeper sound. The further back the box the effect on sound is more.
    An offset box also has more noise dampening effect.
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    Re: Pajero Lexus 3UZ conversion.

    There is also a forum member that did a 4m40 to 4m41 conversion on this type Pajero. Make contact with Marius Fourie on this forum.

    The 4m41 3.2 diesel is a very reliable long lasting engine.
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    Re: Pajero Lexus 3UZ conversion.

    You have clearly done a lot of homework. Personally I would not do it and would rather go the OEM route.

    BUT, it has been done before. Expect to spend more than what you budgeted for and also...
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    Re: Pajero Lexus 3UZ conversion.

    I respect your choice to go V8 but I would rather have bought an import newer gen 6G74 V6 with guarantee. (Engines and More in Harties or many other importers.)

    Your vehicle resale value will drop...
  26. Thread: oorvol olie

    by JBX
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    Re: oorvol olie

    My colt 2.8tdi se olie vlak het meer geword agv n diesel lek in die sump in via a stukkende seel. Olie word verdun en drip baie vinniger op die punt van die dipstick.

    Weet nie of jou voertuig n...
  27. Re: I've been gone for quite some time - but I'm back!

    I was advised once, by Dastech, that it is also good to replace the oil pressure sensor as it is close to the turbo and the heat can cause premature housing failure and an oil leak. Sensor is cheap. ...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Land Rover has really missed their market with the new Defender. (and Disco 5 for that matter). Unless they decided they are moving all their products "upmarket" and dont care about the traditional...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Agree it is a low hope but if they price more expensive that the New Defender, then they will struggle.
    Maybe they bring to market a single cab bakkie with non-turbo straight six petrol engine...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Very interesting. It looks like they will fit 6 cylinder BMW petrol and diesel turbo engine options combined with 8 speed gearbox (probably auto) and their own transfer box. This will be combined...
  31. Thread: Adventure Bike

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    Re: Adventure Bike

    You started riding in the future, likes dual purpose bikes but worry about speeds above 199km/h. Makes a lot of sense.
  32. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    That was a hypothetical question as it will never happen because oem are screwing us as usual.

    however, the oil industry will fight back
  33. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    Thank you Vlakkie

    You touch on the real reasons. Apart from a battery system that needs more development, the vehicle OEM's all develop electric vehicles that are differentiated from the ICE...
  34. Thread: 4x4 Van

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    Re: 4x4 Van

    They steal the bakkies in Bloem and then convert in Lesotho.
  35. Ford & Mazda Re: 2008 Ford Ranger 3l TDCI Not starting after head was done.

    The injectors may have a common earth wire that is disconnected.
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