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  1. Re: MediaRelease: Kingsley Holgate and the New Defender hit the road again

    ... they should be fine ...

    ... the 130 Dreadnoughts will - again -
    be there as back-up should needs be ,

    ... as usual ...
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    Re: 2001 TD5 Engine cut-off - help needed

    Not sure how inertia cut-out switch on firewall works but perhaps its
    orientation is relevant here ?
  3. Re: Is it possible to get side mirror glass cut that is automotive grade?

    Linden Glass can cut those mirrors ... not sure of convexity , wide view etc.
    They used to be between Linden and North Cliff shopping centers though may have moved
    to Suzman Rd Blairgowrie.
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    Re: Stuck Ratchet Crimpers

    I have 2 or 3 various crimping pliers,
    ... but if I started again would buy a single good pair of medium-sized, double-fulcrum crimp-pliers that, comes with, accepts a wide range of jaws / ‘ teeth...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Hi Bruce ,
    I see earlier on in the thread you fitted a Spare wheel Carrier ...
    Iím customizing one to fit my 2002 TD5 130 and Iím particularly interested
    in more detail on the upper and lower...
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    Defender Re: The Old Puma Chestnut

    Iíve heard they not too happy under heavy work in hot weather
    and a bigger inter-cooler is generally prescribed.
    Traction Control and cab style and comfort must be an extra incentive.
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    Re: TD5 starting problem - Stumped

    ... each glow-plug is about 5A load and on TD5 there are 4 ... so thats 20A load so connections need be good ...
    Check your fusebox elect feed (in) and earth connections (two screws connect each...
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    Re: Where to get a chassis clean ?

    ... lots of places that have a lift
    and steam set up ... the nearest to me is on Jan Smuts just N of Conrad on the left.

    Note: Some people dont advocate steam cleaning as it can compromise...
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    Re: How many of you run boost & egt guages?

    Yes ... I second this ...
    I lost significant water from my TD5
    on 3 occassions :
    - water reservoir cap came off
    - pipe below radiator got damaged
    - blanking plug on side of block cracked ......
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Bruce , I have a very similar though much older Eezi-Awn ... but mounted on my trailer, usually.
    I think next time I put it on my canopy , will buy a separate (additional) telescopic ladder to do...
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    ... words are cheap! ... Bring beers to top of mountain ... late July ... Don’t be late ... I’ll be waiting for you.
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    ... so looking at your own car ownership time-line,
    you must be mainly driving that Amarok platcar these days ... and only ‘ to fetch eggs ‘ ? ;D;D
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    ... flatter me ... !
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    As far as I know, sophistication and complexity are not always ideal if in remote areas or over-landing ... an aspect often directed at D3s and later land-rovers !

    Patrols Ďare greatí and far...
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    ... and there I was seriously thinking I was being quite complimentary about Pajero s !
    ... even on re-reading my post ; but it does appear I have upset the sensitive Pajero Squad ! Unintended....
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    Of the choice between the Land Rover and the Pajero, I will take the Patrol every time.

    The older Y60 4.2 square shapes 4.2 Petrol go for anything between R65 k to R100 k, the Y61 4.5s go for...
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    ... not at all, young man, that’s why I limited my comments on Pajero s to the well known & obvious;
    maybe you, as a Pajero owner, should speak to those Pajero issues, I raise, that irk you;
    eg...
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    Defender Re: Defender Puma Gear Stick

    ... yes ...
    ... dont let Toyota guy drive Landy ...
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    Not sure that Pajero clearance isnt fairly (very) limiting and Ive heard acquiring spares is a religious process but otherwise they seem good.
    Most reliable Landrovers are D2, D1 and Defenders ......
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    Re: Essential overlanding mods

    ... in ‘ the old days ‘,
    I was young...
    ... not true any more.

    ... as for ordinance survey maps
    they were the greatest, as we used to walk around (!)
    ... and used to be water-proof &...
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    Re: Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

    Item 2 is made a lot easier with a normal RTT if you tie a 5m cord to the top rung or, better, axle of the ladder.
    ... one can then push with the extended ladder or pull the cord when opening or...
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    Re: Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

    If you have several wives ...
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    Re: Space Station Sightings for June 2020

    ... may help some
    ... I dont comprendez all this ...
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    Re: Space Station Sightings for June 2020

    We only only saw it briefly (1/2 min) from Nthn Jbg tho its bright ... appeared clearly as brightish moving star then disappeared ...
    maybe as its rotating ? or due to cloud etc ... also sky...
  25. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    t

    ...always good to see what we hear,
    then theres still Rubi’s aquaphobia...
  26. Re: Best Head torch for Overlanding & Camping ???

    ... yes far too many people buy a
    powerful headlamp that blinds
    people in and around campsites...

    An important aspect is to have a red beam,
    ... certainly what I use most in camp.

    Most...
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    Defender Re: Rain water as coolant.

    ... well yes ... use the most appropriate coolant available but, once, in a remote area, ( with a faulty thermostat ?)
    I did have to stand on the bumper ...
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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    best to address the causative problem rather than its symptom ...
    ... but ...
    could go a bit Ď hotter Ď ie plug is longer and more exposed into the heat of the cylinder
    ... but if not a spec plug...
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    Re: Trying to trace my classic Range Rover

    ... maybe see if Philip Glynn in Benoni knows of its owner or whereabouts as he is main ( esp 2nd hand ) parts specialist for RRovers/Classics etc

    At last ‘ Range Rover Day ‘ contact details given...
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    Re: Series fuel tank

    I’m also going to be removing my
    Series 3 side tank , to do some insitu welding of chassis, so will look at cleaning it a bit and maybe applying a sealant lacquer to line the inside. Will also ...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    ... just my thinking on swing-arm:
    The FR one , eg, seems to attach at the bottom via a bracket that bolts, in place of the bumper loop, into the lower back recess of the bin ...
    and at the top it...
  32. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ... sounds a good and worthy, though, dangerous, deal !

    ... what is the name & place of the
    Brewery Pub ?
  33. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ... well Im only just running out of stocked beer now and yes I will really miss beer for a fortnight or more , though will not be as frantic as a smoker ... :(
    My son is a biotechnologist come...
  34. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ... well thats no way
    to encourage a Noob ...

    but ...

    ... its not the time passer you imply.
    I rummaged around my sons old
    Lab kit & came across this hotplate :
    it has a temp range right...
  35. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    so Ive been making my own malt by germinating grain - barley mainly -
    and then going to temperature staged step heating to enable successive enzymes to transform starch to various sugars.

    Once...
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