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  1. Re: Trailblazer Duramax 2.8 diesel - how often should engine oil be replaced.

    Still have to find out how much I'll pay.612562
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    Re: How about a photo of your Chevy..

    Nothing beats a dune sundowner in the Kalahari 612478
  3. Re: Trailblazer Duramax 2.8 diesel - how often should engine oil be replaced.

    I'm just returned from our wonderful 7,000km round trip to the Caprivi. We traveled up along the eastern side of Namibia, following our noses on the "lesser" roads.
    The 15W40 mineral oil the dealer...
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Missed your question, but I can't help. Not a clue.
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    Re: Covid Testing

    We had it all to ourselves
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    Re: Covid Testing

    As a small "side note":
    Ngepi is a wonderful place to camp. We are busy returning after spending 6 nights there.611972611973611974
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Update: we returned to SA this morning.
    It worked out exactly as per my quoted post.
    Very easy (except for the loss of R300 per person) and we were on our way in less than an hour after arriving on...
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    Re: How about a photo of your Chevy..

    265/7516.
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    Re: How about a photo of your Chevy..

    In the Kalahari 611152
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    Re: Turbo actuator

    It is a "normal" Garrett turbo.
    Get your car to a good turbo shop.
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    Entering Botswana is much more complicated.
    The lodges here in the Caprivi are complaing that nobody is passing through to and from Botswana.
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    When we exited SA (to enter Namibia) at the Nakob border post last week, we enquired about our return later and were shown the rapid test office at the border.
    Unless something changes, you arrive...
  13. Re: Borders that are open between south africa and namibia

    To the best of my knowledge is only Nakob on the N10 and the Vioolsdrif on the N7 open.
    We entered Namibia through the Nakob post last week
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    We have been camping our way north, following dirt roads up the eastern side of Namibia, to the Okavango River.610881610882610883610884610885
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    Re: Tb 2.8 ltz 165 000 km service

    This is what my 90k service cost looks like. Of course, still not for my pocket.609740
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    No fixed route and no schedule. We are 3 cars traveling together.
    From Ariamsvlei we head north along the "lesser" roads. Only our 1st night is booked and there is a general desire to eventually get...
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    Defender Re: Hot Oil Smell

    Was the car serviced recently?
    I have found that even oily hand marks on an exhaust can give off that smell, but not for very long.
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    To be pedantic, the signature won't be original - as in the pen indentation on the paper or the ability to smudge the ink.
    But yeah, the printed internet link is the only copy I will get and have. ...
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    There isn't an "original".
    The one they give you is stamped and watermarked with your own ID No.
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    Re: Covid and Namibia

    We are in the process now.
    Did our test yesterday late morning and received our certificates yesterday evening.
    We used Pathcare and they gave us a link to our certificates.
    Namibia has a 7 day...
  21. Re: Trailblazer Duramax 2.8 diesel - how often should engine oil be replaced.

    Manual gearbox?
    Diesel filters included?
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    Re: Tyre shortage

    My mate couldn't get 17" Goodyear or General tyres in the Mosselbay area. Had to settle on Dunlop.
    So yeah, it does seem as if not all brands and sizes will be available all the time.
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    Re: 2011 Pajero SPORT 3.2 did temps

    Mine isn't a Mitsu, but it does have OEM digital temperature readouts for engine coolant and transmission oil.
    Both of those operate in the 80C - 90C range. I consider anything above 90C to...
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    Re: Tb 2.8 ltz 165 000 km service

    When I handed my Blazer in this morning for the 90k service, I checked their schedule for transmission oil change. It is due at 135k service and interestingly the allowed time to charge is 30 minutes.
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    Re: 2004 Pajero centre caused problems

    I simply can't convince myself that setting the screen options resulted in your current symptoms.
    My money is squarely on a fuse that had popped.
    I know from painful personal experience that it is...
  26. Re: Trailblazer Duramax 2.8 diesel - how often should engine oil be replaced.

    http://www.gmdexos.com/brands/dexos2/index.html
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    Re: My sentiments exactly

    To the OP: thanks for sharing.
    We are two cars heading off to Namibia next week (negative Covid test permitting). I have just created a new WhatsApp group for the four of us and the link to this...
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    Re: My sentiments exactly

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogenfels?wprov=sfla1
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    Sticky: Re: Post a photo of your Jeep here please

    I can't wait to get a spin in that grand old guy.
    It looks really neat.
  30. Re: Trailblazer Duramax 2.8 diesel - how often should engine oil be replaced.

    My Blazer is receiving its last free service (90k) on Monday. The factory warranty expires end Jan, so I think one more service at the dealer and then I'm "free" to go hunting for service centre of...
  31. Re: Trailblazer Duramax 2.8 diesel - how often should engine oil be replaced.

    Goldwagen???
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    Re: Educate me on Diesel Engines

    Interesting and informative debate about the advantages of a common rail system, but it doesn't really answer the OP's question. In the OP's post both cars have common rail systems.
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    Discovery 4 Re: Discovery 4 Radio driving me nuts.

    Has it always been like this, or is it only recently?
    If recently, what has changed?
    Check the setup of the car's system - see if there isn't an option for something silly like weather update, or...
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    Discovery 3 Re: D3, Non-Runner DTV6 SE

    I followed your 2.8 Jeep thread....
    This project could possibly test your resolve (and your bank manager's), but I'll be a keen follower again.
  35. Re: Ford X-flow Head and Weber DCOE Restoration

    My mid 60s Austin 1100 was a similar colour (maybe a bit more dull) and I was told it is called British Racing Green.
    I loved those 1600 x-flow motors and they were used in any and all conversions....
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