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  1. Re: Minimum requirements to run a 1.1kw pump on a inverter if possible

    I would say you would need a soft start motor and controller to do this properly. Seems like the wrong way to go about solving this problem.
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    Re: Hilux V6 performance and fuel

    That eye watering stuff. I was getting my skiboat ready next to a fellow Vaalie in december at the Dbn Ski Boat Club. He was towing with a Lexus 570 SUV and he said he was getting around 22 towing...
  3. Thread: Bass Lake

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    Re: Bass Lake

    Depends how obsessed he is. My son is a bit mental, and is happy to be dropped off for the day at Kyalami Estate to go after bass. He will keep me out at sea from 03h30 until 16h30 without a thought....
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    Re: Clutch replacement, LUK or SACHS

    man you have a well kitted workshop there. I chickened out of the job when I looked at how heavy the gearbox is. The guys at ZF showed me my clutch and said it was almost new, but the flywheel was...
  5. Re: Mud Terrains on a 2x4- waste of time and Money?

    But Jermey always says "Power!"

    I must say that i tend to like idling because I think a diesel sounds ### at higher revs, and you draw attention to yourself if you are being a tool. I just love...
  6. Re: Mud Terrains on a 2x4- waste of time and Money?

    I must say that on a trip with the KZN land rover club I was amazed at some guys ripping up a muddy hill near westmead, valves bouncing, mud flying, and generally a lot of satisfying v8 noise.
    ...
  7. Re: Mud Terrains on a 2x4- waste of time and Money?

    I was at a basket ball tournament for my son at St Sithians. Quite a few of us had parked on pretty flatfish grass and then the rain came down. There was a guy with a colt bakkie with Muddies and...
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    Re: Aircon upgrade??

    JohnBOy on the forum helped me change out my tensioner for a more heavy duty part which was an option. I think the normal one runs a plastic pulley wheel and the HD has a metal pulley.

    Also as...
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    Re: Things canít be that tough when......

    Well since you ask have a gander at this:

    https://www.southafricanmi.com/south-africas-gdp.html

    You may well change your mind. Pretty much every sector bar government is significantly down.
  10. Re: Looking for Loadshedding Solution - 5 hours

    i am in a similar position. Your definition of "server" may play a big role. Our sage "server" is basically a normal desktop PC with with probably 650VA PSU.

    We all run laptops and then we have a...
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    Discovery 3 Re: D3 V8 Fuel Consumption

    How is your driving? I was told that I would do around 18l/100km in my ford 4ltr v6, but normal driving around midrand was around 12.5l/100km and my worst ever was 15.6 caning it back from umhlanga,...
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    Re: Landrover - you have truly saddened me..

    Your thread was a great read. As far as I recall the OEMs pay a much lower labour rate for warrantee repairs to the dealers than they would charge out to you so they are obviously always keen to...
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    Defender Re: Dumb question from a Defender novice

    Normally that is where the towing electrics plug is located, but I see you have yours further down attached to the tow bar.
    The PTO shaft was usually on the passenger side but I think they dropped...
  14. Re: Best place to buy synthetic winch rope?

    You could also try the guy that does come up winches. I think it is caribou distributors or similar?
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    Re: Offroad with a Hawker Jet (video)

    I am not aviation fundi, however we have done some work for the engine dynos of the aviation guys locally and the costs of jet engine overhaul are eye watering. They love those choppers hovering...
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    Re: ASPW on intercoolers....

    Problem is that guys that do have BScEng, or MSc or even Phd Eng behind their names usually have modelled this with CFD, then probably done quite a few tests to validate the CFD, then run these...
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    Re: Toyota Prado 150 Air Suspension

    ebay?
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    Re: Amarok Seikel or EFS

    Sorry just noticed this now. Goldwagen in Kyalami sell them if you want it close, but I got mine from Mikems in the grotty side of JHB. The rears are a doddle, but the front take some effort to fit...
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    Re: Loskop Dam | Bream

    Just be prepared for a lot of noise and such if you are camping over a long weekend there. At some point the anthem of "Bat of of Hell" from meatloaf will come out. If you can, spring for a chalet. ...
  20. Re: Groenkloof Definately NOT a 1-2 Gradient.

    Goenkloof is not too bad, but I avoid water like the plague. I have never gone through that water hole and bypass the forest section just after it if it is too wet. Too wet means water coming...
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    Re: Marlin Fishing

    Markham Pollard is the guy I am on about at Mias, Woodmead. He spent two hours with my son, showing him how to make a couta trace on a sunday am. He has given us a lot of advice and our catch rate is...
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    Re: Marlin Fishing

    Actually on Saturday and Sunday they have an older guy that comes from Warnerdoon Ski Boat club, but is now staying in Sunninghill (I am talking about the Woodmead Branch).

    Cant recall his name...
  23. Re: Tiger fish at Jozini Lake / Pongolopoort dam

    Awesome - did not fancy ending up in a mud fest there, but good to know I can drag the boat along.
  24. Re: Tiger fish at Jozini Lake / Pongolopoort dam

    Whats it like getting a boat into the water with very low dam levels? We are planning on going in April and I would like to take my boat and do a day trip or two out to Sodwana.

    Wife has booked...
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    Re: Marlin Fishing

    Make sure you have a go-pro recording it for our viewing pleasure. I am sure you could get dragged out to the deep blue yonder but it would be epic.
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    Re: Marlin Fishing

    I spoke to one of the experienced guys at Mias and he said that you are wasting your time with marlin. The problem seems to be that they are so big, and so strong, that they will rip your normal gear...
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    Re: VW Amarok mechanic Pretoria

    Mine was squeaking and was driving me dilly - well more dilly than normal - so I needed to do it. You can decide if you think it is necessary.
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    Re: VW Amarok mechanic Pretoria

    I could do the above for you at home in two minutes. It is a very straight forward job, but I am a long way from a professional mechanic. Johnboy on the forum assisted me with a trick in replacing...
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    Re: Towing down Sani Pass

    Donít forget someone drove up there with a Ford serreria many years back towing a standard caravan.

    I think the main issues is that it is a cakewalk in good conditions, but snow, ice and rain can...
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    Re: Towing down Sani Pass

    Low range 1st gear I don't see why not?

    If there is a lot of snow and ice, however, things may be more interesting. In that case I would not attempt it without some chains on the tow vehicle,...
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    Sticky: Re: Towing Regulations

    If you have coupled brakes and a eb license (old code 08) then you should be fine up to the tow rating of the tow vehicle.

    As mentioned elsewhere, Toyotaís traditionally have very low tow ratings...
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    Re: Kosi Bay - any fish?

    Some interesting comments on this thread. We have not been for a few years as we used to go there with our dam boat, and since we are now deep sea capable, we seem to either favour dbn or Sodwana. I...
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    Re: Amarok ELF Evolution

    This^. Let them show you the VW 507 approval for the oil.
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    Re: Kosi Bay - any fish?

    Wot he said!^

    They trap the heck out of that place and the fish don't stand a chance, but don't worry because they are "traditional fisherman" and the rules don't apply to them. Such a pity as I...
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    Re: Amarok Cambelt Change at 29200 Km

    Very sorry to hear that. Are they going to rebuild or replace? I am no guru, but I had some bad experiences with mine, (not as bad) but after some initial issues with VWSA, I am closing in on 300K km...
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