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    MediaRelease: Re: Adendorf Hi Lift Jack

    i personally prefer a dry lubricant like black lead. It comes in a powder form.mix with water and brush it on (like paint it on ) let dry and work it in ...dust will not effect it and it will not...
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    Re: Independent trailer suspension DIY question

    The better ride on corrugations I was mentioning is simple....There is only one wheel lifting if you going over for example a 50 mm steel pipe lying across the road then, going 70mm further then the...
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    Re: Independent trailer suspension DIY question

    You missed one point on your remark concerning trailing arm suspensions. The advantage of trailing arm suspension set up is you can "off set" the wheels. In other words you can have the one wheel...
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    Re: Mercedes W123 300D

    Forget about slapping a turbo on a N/A 617...........there's much more to be done to keep it reliable...the 617A motors had different pistons and conrods that squirted oil on them to keep them...
  5. Re: Best,most cost effective deep cycle batteries.

    I Am on my second set of these Omnipower batteries and I found them to be very good so far. My first set was a 620 Ah 12V bank and was abused for three and a have years by draining them to 50%...
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    I am hunting for batteries for my backup power system for my house with the possibility of upgrading, but could not find a recent thread comparing and identifying the best from the hundreds of...
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    Re: generator enclosures

    Save old egg boxes and glue them to the wall and ceiling of the engine room....great sound proofing material..!!
  8. Thread: Magical Oil?

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    Re: Magical Oil?

    Maybe somebody released the hand brake that was halfway up all the time ???? OR ...Some pipe to the air filter was pulled off in the process when the filter was changed ????......OR something else...
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    Re: Can Lugging cause crank shaft failure ?

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    Definitely torque as well........Max torque is achieved with your leg at the time of exceleration..... think steam engine.... btw.....I like your quote of Martin Luther king jnr.........
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    Re: Can Lugging cause crank shaft failure ?

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    Definitely torque as well........Max torque is achieved with your leg at the time of exceleration..... think steam engine.... btw.....I like your quote of Martin Luther king jnr.........
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    Re: Can Lugging cause crank shaft failure ?

    [quote=4etouareg;4059733]an easy way of visualising the difference is to take a bicycle.

    Put it in 1st gear and do your best (fast) pull-away. The strain on the chain is barely perceptible.

    Now...
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    Re: Reversing a caravan uphill, ?????

    Another thing to consider besides the brake issue, is to fit a tow hook on the front of the vehicle ( a little off set to the left) for easier handling instead of reversing....
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    Re: Axle failure be carefull

    I Still stick to my original reply about the machining on those axles........the BAD machining contributed to the brake.......Bearings in general have a chamfered radius to accommodate the chamfered...
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    Re: Axle failure be carefull

    In my view the machining on that axle is completely wrong......The sharp edges promote the steel to snap where these right angles are....In simple terms a beer can will sheer where there is a path...
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    Re: HELP - Stranded Trailer CKGR

    I have done this"modification " to a caravan many years ago........on the old road from Jozini to Sodwana bay....reminded me of my young days on the farm with a Ox pulling a sledge (Hardekool) with...
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    Re: Fuses - be very careful what you buy...

    Agree with the above ......But why put a 15 amp fuse in a circuit that will draw about 4 amp max. with 2 x 21 watt reverse globes anyway......?????
  17. Re: low- vs high range - sand driving (technical discussion)

    Any 4x4 vehicle doing hard work ie. towing, heavy sand driving ext. with a transfer case in low range, will put less strain on the clutch and gearbox. This is simply because of the reduction of the...
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    Re: Got scammed

    OP how well versed was the Oom about all things Lr?
    That could be a way to hunt him down, that might be a passion of his in real life.[/QUOTE]

    Conversation was too short and I did not exactly...
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    Re: Is ball weight the only issue?

    I also have many years of towing experience and building trailers for transporting my racing cars ext......Besides the weight of +- 80 kg min. on the tow ball.....The one factor that everybody seems...
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    Re: Who of you "Overwinch"?

    I hear You too.
    I have seen MANY a 4x4 with a flat battery after a few minutes of winching,and when the engine stalls, it would not start and you stuck anyway.....
    Car batteries are expensive today...
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    Re: Who of you "Overwinch"?

    I hear You too.
    I have seen MANY a 4x4 with a flat battery after a few minutes of winching,and when the engine stalls, it would not start and you stuck anyway.....
    Car batteries are expensive today...
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    Re: Who of you "Overwinch"?

    I hear You too.
    I have seen MANY a 4x4 with a flat battery after a few minutes of winching,and when the engine stalls, it would not start and you stuck anyway.....
    Car batteries are expensive today...
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    Re: Who of you "Overwinch"?

    To all the guys that read this post.....the most important item that MUST be considered and is MORE important than the winch itself, is the BATTERY !!!
    It is no use having a 8000lb winch and you...
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    Re: Toekoms van kampering

    Dit wil voorkom asof daar tog n behoefte is van die Forum se lede om in stilte, weg van geraas, en ander "elemente" te wil kampeer. Dit volg na my repliek rondom die toekoms van kampering by oorde en...
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    Re: Toekoms van kampering

    Na aanleiding van al die kommentaar oor mense se gedrag by kampeer plekke, wil ek graag my simpatie uitspreek teenoor elke kampeerder. Ek en my gesin het vir baie jare gekamp en ken die frustrasies...
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    Re: Upgrade my car carrier

    Not a good idea Henri...You are going to end up with a lot of flat spots on the front and rear axles.....Our roads are not "level" enough....unless you completely remove the wheels on those axles...
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    Re: Driving on badly corrugated gravel roads

    their are a few factors that will influence the behaviour of a vehicle on corrugated roads;

    1 ; the total weight of the wheel (tyre and rim) ....-unsprung weight- ......... The less weight the...
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    Re: Welcome to Nambia

    Johan you are going to step out....POORER !!...
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    Re: Welcome to Nambia

    Talking of IDIOTS.........Ha Ha.
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    Re: Welcome to Nambia

    From your above quote we all know who will be the REAL idiot.........They will be paying dearly.......!!!
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    Re: Welcome to Nambia

    You can't be serious Johan !!! I will take you on......the bet that is..... as long as it is REAL dollars...The AMERICAN...one..!!
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    Re: Welcome to Nambia

    To All the anti Trump guy's......I bet most of you NEVER called PARIS in France PARI.....yes..??? or even worse..."PArys"....yes..??.... BLOEMFONTEIN...... "BloemfonTEEN"....yes...
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    Re: Your best vehicle ever owned

    I agree Andre.....Dispite owning various other GOOD cars like 1750 Alfa Berlina,Mercedes 123 serie, Gelandewagen's the Renault R8 / Gordini was one of the most underrated little cars that roamed the...
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    Re: For the clever guys!

    Please check my response # 110 I would like to see the reply to that....The TIME factor......
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    Re: For the clever guys!

    If I may give my 2c worth.....
    # 1..It is all about TIME......Revolutions per MINUTE....kilometres per HOUR ...........
    # 2..Traveling at 100km per HOUR you are covering 100 kilos in ONE...
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