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  1. Re: Lead Acid Deep cycle, how many years of service?

    I'm afraid the variables are too many.

    On the farm I have a bank of 24 2V batteries which were installed in 2012. Because they are in a bank, they all received the same treatment.


    The first...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    With regard to the run flats. They are useless on gravel. I have driven a flat one on tar for more than 250km and it did the job. On a gravel road, every stone punches a new hole in the flat...
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    Re: Forgotten rules

    Miskien moet julle 'n paar van die tekens opsit daar op die strande?


    Spook is nie die enigste een wat met 'n trok op vakansie gaan nie, my Landrover 90 pick-up is ook die rooi lorrie.

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    Re: Anti Theft Devices/Plans

    At the end of the day, a simple physical gear lock is still the best. It is the most difficult to get around short of towing the vehicle away with two wheels in the air.





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    Re: Tyres….. F.F.S…..!!

    That kind of wear is typical of a driving style where you like to accelerate with a bit of oomph. As you put foot, the car squats down causing the rears to lean inward, in other words it is...
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    Re: Verdomde Klappers

    About 15 years ago or so I lost my great Dane on new year's eve. She got so nervous that she jumped a 6 foot fence and we never saw her again!


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    Re: Sorry for you Solitaire

    I was at Solitaire in 2006 and the one comment of the group was "so what was all the fuss about?". We certainly didn't rate the Apple pie.

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    Re: New player in the load shedding solutions

    So it is a basic UPS, and if you have JUST your PC connected to it, it will last 3 hours?


    Doesn't seem like much to me, will give you time to power down before the battery is flat, if you...
  9. Re: My holiday project (well, one of them at least!!)

    One of the main problems with a heavily loaded roof rack is the relatively small footprint in the gutter. You have the opportunity now, make them slightly longer, you'll never be sorry.


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    Re: Ndumo - thisnis very sad. .

    And this (the highlighted part) is mostly the fault of the government.

    THEY are the ones who actively discourage foreign investment in this country with their imbecile policies and pronouncements....
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    Re: Shell and seismic blasting off the wild coast

    Really? The fuel price in Angola is about R5 a liter.


    If they can do it, I can't see any reason why we can't too?


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  12. Re: Best route between Karoo National Park & Kgalagadi Lodge

    If you want to stay on tar, there is only one route. Drive via Three sisters to Britstown. Here you turn off towards Prieska and follow the road to Upington, and then onward to Kgalagadi.
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    Re: East London to Hole on Wall daytrip

    One more warning, watch out for Transkei handbrakes in the road.

    It seems that no-one in Transkei has a vehicle of which the handbrake works. So when they break down next to the road, the...
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    Re: Best route upington to joburg

    Had a bad experience at Mams years ago. Oldest trick in the filling station book.

    They fill up your car, the amount is less than the amount displayed in the second window of the pump. The...
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    Re: Mini Submersible Water Pump

    Can it pump fuel? Where did you get it?


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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    You know, that Landy would look so much better if he wasn't lying on his side.:)


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    Re: Maybach meets Glandewagen

    I don't see an exhaust sticking out in that rear view so you could be right.


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    Re: Maybach meets Glandewagen

    Now if only I can replace the low profiles on my BMW X with balloon off road tyres like those, man then it would turn that into an awesome gravel road vehicle!!!!


    I assume if it is a Maybach, ...
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    Re: Best route upington to joburg

    About 20km North of Sannieshof. Here you turn right to follow the N14. After about 15km, you get to a T junction, the road onwards to Coligny is just a bit offset to the road you are on. You...
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    Re: Maybach meets Glandewagen

    Both of those are even lower to the ground than an Amarok.....


    Breakover angle? What breakover angle?


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    Edit: Remember this one from Lambo (1983).
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    Re: Overnight spot in the N.Cape

    Just outside Groblershoop, Kimberley side, the same place where we stayed for the Northern Cape GTG about 6 years ago. Kheis Riverside Lodge. Camping and chalets.


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  22. Re: What is the least overlandish vehicle you have used and what was your route

    Way back in the days before the road to Windhoek was even tarred, my uncle used to tour all over Namibia in a 1961 Valiant.

    One story he told me, on one of his wanderings in the middle of...
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    Re: E-toll outcome

    And if these people fill up their cars in KZN, then they generate their fuel levy THERE. Yet still it doesn't help, Gauteng still has to subsidise KZN, because the traffic which you see as a...
  24. Re: What has been your favorite 4x4 trail, 4x4 trip?

    We did a trip through the Sperrgebiet way back in around 2003.

    This isn't open to the public, it was by special arrangement with some-one at De Beers.


    I hope the attachment loads.


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    Re: E-toll outcome

    Come on Fluff, the people in Gauteng are already paying for the roads in all the other provinces, so they are already subsidising the system. 80% of the fuel levy is generated in Gauteng, but...
  26. Re: MediaRelease: The Next-Generation Ford Ranger - 2022

    I don't see the engine performance figures anywhere. Nor does it say whether that 3l V6 is coming to SA.


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    Re: Bull Run 2019 - Van Wyks Vlei

    An article on the 2021 Bull run, (it was the 10th anniversary).

    https://www.netwerk24.com/weg/Nuus/gee-dit-horings-20211108?fbclid=IwAR2JNVlxK2ZmCSq3WdhJ5Ls8GKkONvg8JhQePK6m6j0h6Q-r4T9wBjnwZnU
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    Re: Tubes for tubeless tyres??

    The valve of a tube will not seal. Therefore if you get even a small puncture, the tyre will go flat in a very short time. This is why tubeless is a lot safer, it keeps pressure even after a...
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    Re: EVs dirtier than fossil fuelled vehicles

    Aaah, but then factor in:

    Transmission losses
    The fairly low efficiency of charging a battery
    Other losses (i.e. for evert 100mw of power that Eskom produces, on,y a portion of that actually...
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    Re: EVs dirtier than fossil fuelled vehicles

    Yip, been saying this for a long time.


    The real reason is the same greenies who punt electric are the ones who killed nuclear power which would have made the carbon footprint of electric much...
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    Re: Pre paid Electricity

    The rate change based on how much you buy is absolutely [email protected]


    I have a holiday flat at the coast, so during the year I use almost nothing. So when I go on holiday in December I want to buy...
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    Re: Electricity Tariffs - Basic Monthly Charge

    What do you expect? This is what the DA does best. Screw ratepayers for more money!


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    Poll: Re: Will you make this climb with your 4x4?

    I thought grip might be a problem on your obstacle. Your tyres are going to full of sand and you will first have to rub off the sand before the rubber will grip on the rock. As you say, it is...
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    Poll: Re: Will you make this climb with your 4x4?

    It's still there. Didn't entice a big response so has been quiet for a very long time.


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    Re: Fridge between front seats

    9 Grand for a 14l fridge? Are they mad????


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