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  1. Re: A new baby in the house! 2004 Disco 2 TD5 Auto

    Congrats. Lovely car. I've had a manual TD5 version in the UK for a decade and it has served me well. But while you will avoid many of the rust-related issues in SA, I fear you may run into parts...
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    Re: This is what a burnt out D5 looks like

    Odd if it would be burnt on purpose complete with its personalised number plates. It is still showing as taxed for UK use
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    Re: How they steal your new Hilux

    Suggestions for a 1HZ LC76 kill switch? Thx
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    Re: LC76 second spare tyre options?

    I think this is my preferred option - although with the tyre on a wheel.

    Now I just have to find a suitable RTT
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    Re: Recommended winch "rope" size

    Well, I have a friend with a winch and steel cable and when he last went to use it, the cable was rusted together quite well. Nothing lasts forever and I would say that rope got a fair bit of use....
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    LC76 second spare tyre options?

    I'm used to carrying a 2nd spare wheel on the bonnet of my other 4X4 but that's not (AFAIK) possible on my new-to-me LC76.

    I have taken a look at the mods to have a double rear wheel setup but I...
  7. Re: Land Cruiser 76 1HZ 4.2 non-turbo - recommended spares?

    Very nice!

    I need to swap the driving lamps for LEDs and also find some small ones to fill the round holes in the bumper.

    My previous 4X4 had space for a second spare on the bonnet. I've looked...
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    Re: Recommended winch "rope" size

    Wouldn't 10mm be weaker than 12mm?
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    Re: Recommended winch "rope" size

    Yes but that will be for one specific type (possibly even brand) or rope (see the link for some info).

    Let me phrase it a bit differently - should I go for a more-expensive name-brand like...
  10. Land Cruiser 76 1HZ 4.2 non-turbo - recommended spares?

    I'm the new owner of a very tidy but high-mileage (300K km) LC76. Having come from the Dark Side, I am used to carrying an ammo box of spares "just in case" :-)

    Now, perhaps all I need these days...
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    Recommended winch "rope" size

    I've acquired a new-to-me 4X4 with a Warn 14,000 lb winch sporting the usual steel cable. I'd like to replace the cable with the "Dyneema" Kevlar rope instead (and change the fairlead) but looking...
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    Re: LC 76 dual spare options?

    Thanks. Good point. I have used two spares in one day but very rarely and with tube tyres.
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    Re: LC 76 dual spare options?

    Thanks for the very helpful replies. I will check out the Outback Penthouse as I would prefer to maintain the easy access via the narrow door. Thanks again
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    LC 76 dual spare options?

    I've a new-to-me LC76 4.2D in the fleet. It came very well cared for and kitted out, but the second spare goes on the roof rack, which precludes using a clamshell or popup tent. Having gone through...
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    Re: Camping spare wheel cover with pouch?

    Thanks - the medium Tentco one looks like what I want
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    Re: Camping spare wheel cover with pouch?

    Thanks - looking carefully at Escape Gear's site, they offer a variety of options (like a pouch) and sizes although few are actually available. I suspect I will need to special order one from them or...
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    Camping spare wheel cover with pouch?

    Hi all and Happy Easter. I'm looking for a canvas spare wheel cover with a pouch on the back that zips open. I'm sure i've seen some around but failed to note the brand. It seems the two available...
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    Re: Fatal accident, Broederstroom

    You cannot be too cynical when you consider how car manufacturers approach safety. I'm sure we are all aware that SA versions of the Polo like the Vivo would never pass EU safety regs. They are...
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    Re: New solar system

    For those that consider a rigid panel hard to pack - can you find my solar panel in this photo?

    It is in a sliding farme under the roof rack. It can simply flip down in front of the windscreen...
  20. Re: Toto's 'Down in Africa' now playing over Namibia dune's in endless loop

    He may have felt the rain, but he must have missed the wind - that stuff is scatted over a the desert for kms by now :-)
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    Re: New solar system

    I suppose it depends on space and funds available and how you intend to use your solar setup. I have an old 80W Shell rigid panel that slips into a channel under the roof rack on my Defender. It can...
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    Defender Re: Why a Defender and not a LC70

    I have owned a 300tdi Defender 110 CSW for over 15 years. I recently did a trip through the Kgalagadi in a friend's LC76 4.2. I also own a TD5 D2 (in the UK), and I have several friends with Defender...
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    Re: Solar batteries CT area?

    Thanks!
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    Solar batteries CT area?

    I'm looking for a source of batteries for a small non-critical solar setup. It's essentially a test bed to see what I can achieve, so might be enlarged into a part-supply for the house (fridge, some...
  25. Re: Long shot but I'm in need of a tensioner pulley for 300tdi

    Probably also worth mentioning that the original pulley needs a bit of machining before a replacement bearing can be inserted. Best to do that before it becomes necessary. Then carrying a spare...
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    Re: New Landrover workshop

    I'm sure there is a need, but do you homework before committing. I have kept a Land Rover in CT for about 15 years now (1995 300tdi 110 CSW. I stayed in town for about five years and have been in...
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    Re: How do I learn to weld

    I'm no expert, but as a result I remember learning the basics. I think the auto-darkening helmets are good when you are starting out. One less thing to worry about. I have a hand-me-down oil-filled...
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    Re: Never again Zimbabwe

    I'm following this thread and hopeful we may see some change now that there has been at least a shift in the politics. But I am not expecting much. Just hopeful.

    The Police Clearance Certificate...
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    Re: Never again Zimbabwe

    Following this thread with interest. I've been to Zim three times (four if you count when it was Rhodesia :-) and agree it is a beautiful country with friendly people and a madman running the gov't....
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    Defender Re: Cable from roofrack to front of LR

    Went on a Kalahari trip with a guy who had fitted these - as discussed, useful for laundry or - if your RTT is fitted opening forward - for tripping you :-)

    The idea is to deflect branches that...
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    Defender Re: I think my TD5 is stuffed.....

    Schalk is your man. I was there for some diff work and saw the cooler mentioned so picked one up just to have on hand.

    Regarding head gasket failure - it can manifest in different ways - water can...
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    Re: Immigration to Canada

    This is an interesting story comparing taxes and services in the US and Canada. Having lived in both countries I agree it comes down to the US being slightly lower taxes for much less gov't support...
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    Re: Immigration to Canada

    I'm enjoying this thread (apart from the political BS). I have to agree with most of what has been said or at least allow that the opinions are valid.

    I was born in Canada - worked there into my...
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    Re: Immigration to Canada

    The oil work in Alberta has dropped off with the drop in oil price, so fewer industrial jobs. Still a need in domestic construction, though

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/ctc-vac/getting-started.asp
    ...
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    Re: Deadly accident on N1

    Such a sad situation. I drive this road a few times a year at most - usually under protest. While it has been much improved over time, it really does need to be double carriageway the entire way...
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