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    Discovery 2: Re: Disco 2 Td5 Fuel Pump Part Number.

    Hi Paul,
    Do you have an address or phone no
    for VDO pumps here in Joburg or do I just
    go through AutoZone who are evidently nominated agents ?
    I want to put a new unit into my previous/old pump...
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    Re: Defender Td5...how bad is it?

    EGT of 600 is high for me … dont like high altitude travel.
    Maybe to do with unregulated boost/ sticky actuator ??
    Td5s are great but TDIs are probly greater,
    even if older with less oomph ?
  3. Re: The origins of the Great Zimbabwe - a worthy read

    … Im sure the local folk probly physically built Zimbabwe (now ruins) but believe its
    original construction was co-ordinated
    by foreign folk , Hamites, Yemeni or whoever,
    … originally...
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    Re: Starting a new thread

    … not sure if you can buy a New Amarok that
    can make that BFG A/T tread …
    maybe post in Toyota section as they seem to often get in the same track/rut .
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    Re: Camping in May? Too cold?

    Top of South Island is quite nice weather daylight hours /sun / temp etc … think they even grow oranges in some those parts ! (picton ?)
    … and I like the Marlborough Sounds !

    Yes I bought one...
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    Re: Camping in May? Too cold?

    If you from South part of South Island
    you may well be hardy enough !

    Pretoria is generally about 1degC warmer than Joburg and going N its naturally quite a bit warmer still …
    As hand rule I...
  7. Thread: Wheat

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    Re: Wheat

    I would think all the grains are better if
    freshly ground dehusked wholegrains ?
    ‘ Better’ to the taste and ‘better’ nutritionally.
    As you say above true for wheat flour
    but , in past, I also...
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    Re: Landrover bakkie koop

    … problem is that when you buy
    a ‘hardy & heavy duty’ 4*4 for R50-R60k
    the running and maintenance cost
    will almost certainly be more relevant
    than the acquisition cost …
    … be it a Cruiser,...
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    Re: Estee, tell us about this series?

    … ‘tis indeed alchemy of the worst kind
    As per Willie :

    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn and caldron bubble.
    Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt and...
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    Re: Estee, tell us about this series?

    …like all things in life,
    there can be some exceptions…

    There’s folk we know have stuck
    Deutz and Cummins motors
    into Defenders ,..
    and I sort of still feel that was OK…

    … but there has to...
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    Re: Estee, tell us about this series?

    … are you somehow implying
    that he seeks acceptance into
    …. the Most Exclusive Club there is ?
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    Re: Oliviershoek Pass

    … in the Old Days , before they ‘wide tarred’
    the pass, to a highway, it was a special, challenging, pleasure to drive,
    … sounds like its reverting !
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    Re: Your Best/Favorite Braai/BBQ/Outdoor Cooker

    We (2) cook on a braai fashioned from
    (1/2) a 3kg (?) gas cylinder.
    Also, always a Cobb, for more bakey things.
    Can always use Cobb dome over the little
    braai .
    Looking at also buying a Potjie...
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    Re: Water pressure while driving Td5

    You sure you dont have a water-level sensor in your plastic coolant reservoir … thats ‘exposed’ or activated on inclines ?
    If so your coolant levels a little low (> 4cm from cap) or sensor is...
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    Re: Campsite Theft

    Maybe we should start a detailed
    Register List of CampSite Momparas

    Thieves
    Noisy Sh*ts
    Litterers
    Bright Light Beamers
    Cramping Camp Side-Squatters
    PetrolHead Revvers /ShortCutters
    etc etc
  16. Re: What makes a Real Defender? (this should be interesting)

    The first generation Range Rover Classics
    ( and Vogues?) had a very flexible suspension that , with its ladder chassis, was also used
    in the so called " Land Rover 110 " models
    that preceded...
  17. Re: What makes a Real Defender? (this should be interesting)

    ... think everone is hovering around without
    quite putting their finger on the answer
    to Bruces question ...
    The answer is:

    " 'Real Defenders' are made
    by Real Landymen !"

    I think the...
  18. Re: TheQM – What do you need in a Get Home Bag?

    I carry a military rectangular waterproof
    It has press studs , ties & cords around the edges so that it can be
    Variously be configured / used as:

    Rectangular ground sheet
    A-‘frame’ tent...
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    Re: 8 weeks in Zambia, 8 places I must go

    … maybe buy recent Waterfalls of Zambia book for some great places to camp.

    Also join/search FaceBook Group:
    “ Northern Rhodesia and Zambia “
  20. Re: What makes a Real Defender? (this should be interesting)

    Back in the day , as I recall , my uncle bought a light 2wd Hilux bakkie for the farm in Broken Hill, looked like a somewhat oversize Nissan Champ ;
    … and my sister had an ‘80s (?) Hilux Trekker or...
  21. Re: What makes a Real Defender? (this should be interesting)

    … I see the ‘ND’ as a direct descendent of the
    RR:Classic - Disco1-5 - B’Bdy RR Line
    … yes, that renown and respected family line.

    Performance & Capability, Quality & Comfort

    … but,...
  22. Re: What makes a Real Defender? (this should be interesting)

    ‘ Hilux’ is a marketing brand-name thats been retained through time … more than a consistant vehicle model or style .
    … maybe look at how they changed through all the years they have been marketed,...
  23. Re: What makes a Real Defender? (this should be interesting)

    … well, I think the ‘New Discovery ! (ND) ‘ is going to be tomorrows Land Rover … soon, but not quite yet, still has to prove itself and pass, at least a short few years, test of time and weaning...
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    Re: Blue crane family

    Quite often used to see them about
    1/2 way to Durban in flat/rolling open grasslands ... ( NW of Harrismith ?)

    ... but havent really wanted to go to Durban
    for last 15 years ... let alone...
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    Re: Upgrading Roof Top Tent Ladders

    I have one of those sliding ladders on
    my Easy Awn RTT and also use it to
    Pull and Push the folding tent section
    when opening and closing the tent on its
    main hinge.
    I also keep a 3m rope tied...
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    Re: Loskop Dam Spill

    … such algal blooms, may reflect excessive nitates in the water, which would indicate another disruptive pollution driver …
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    Re: Tyre Sidewall Repair With Super Glue

    I believe its their, very collusive, tactic
    to promote new tyre sales ... little else;
    worth a few thousand rand of business
    to them , instead of a few hundred.

    I believe a small discret...
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    Re: Shell and seismic blasting off the wild coast

    The heavy stench of corruption emits
    from this whole venure.
    The Batho Batho trust and hence their
    trustees sits behind the venture and their funds mission and mandate specifically require...
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    Re: Binox question

    Try this Gent if he’s still going:

    B. Bunn

    9A LANGWA STREET
    STRIJDOMPARK 2194 RandBurg
    P O BOX 77414
    FONTAINEBLEAU 2032
    TEL: (011) 792...
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    Poll: Defender Re: Average defender driver age?

    ... as I’ve oft pointed out,
    LandyMen aren’t really ‘ Owners ’ as such
    but privileged ‘ Custodians ‘ entrusted to both enjoy and care for
    the vehicles for future generations ...
  31. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    … think theres all sorts of crap in brickets
    Charcoal and wood sweepings, coaldust etc
    Basically compressed organics … but its reject stuff , that might otherwise go to wast, from other committed...
  32. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    My home Braais’ typiically only use 3 pieces of wood , shorter than my arm, thinner than my leg ( wont reveal dimensions of tinder).
    Use brickets rather than softwood charcoal
    I very seldom burn...
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    Re: Kingsley Holgate's Land Rover Defender

    … every couple of years , we get these ‘ new model’ trips off into the less travelled quarters of Africa,
    and every time I re-iterate that there’s always a pair of hardened time-tested TD5 or Puma...
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    Re: We just saw something VERY weird........

    Why driving rhs of road ?
  35. Thread: What Kettle?

    by BushNomad
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    Re: What Kettle?

    My Big Fire Kettle has seem at least 25 years
    of heavy use and I’m loath to retire it even now that it seeps a bit …
    Its a classic old style Baked Enamel orceramic coated steel.
    kitchen kettle...
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