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  1. Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    I would regard the coffee machine as a critical productivity aid, but it is really satisfying when a plan comes together.

    I have put my coffee machine inside the "essential load" section, and it...
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    Re: V8 to V4 conversion

    I know the nissan LD and RD 28 were popular conversions on these some time back. I still think even that does not have a great payback, unless you need to perform an engine overhaul anyway. I am not...
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    Re: Eskom Regs - Any ideas?

    Hmmm I am okay with PAYG meter, although this seems to have cost all our mates a lot more than normal post paid account. My account housed however be much lower than it was, so perhaps it will also...
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    Eskom Regs - Any ideas?

    My wife sent me my electricity bill this am and it had this eskom blurb attached. Seems they want to stride forth with hellfire and brimstone against anyone that has dared to insulate themselves from...
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    Re: Smash and Grab

    Yes I did my VWuP! and it does slow the window down. Smash and grab is thicker than just a tint. I want to say 300microns vs 150 or so, but either way, not all tints are smash and grab.

    With...
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    Re: Wanted: Amarok V6 Extreme

    i was looking at the redarc, and it is mounted into the vehicle, and then needs a vehicle specific hardness etc.

    I have heard of others that just need a cigarette lighter connection, but have not...
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    Re: Wanted: Amarok V6 Extreme

    Yes this is an important point. Like many things the law is unclear as there does not exist an SABS approved system in the country and all the law says is that the system must be directly controlled...
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    Re: Wanted: Amarok V6 Extreme

    Yes i was seriously considering a Suzuki (that little jeep thingy) but it actually had no tow rating at all. I would have done quite nicely towing my rubber duck around but would not have been a...
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    Re: Wanted: Amarok V6 Extreme

    Just some semantics.
    Thank you for your reply.
    Am I then interpreting the article incorrectly?
    It states that the trailer's GVM may not exceed the Towing vehicles GVM (Should be changed to Tare)...
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    Re: Wanted: Amarok V6 Extreme

    There is a GCM (gross combination mass) on older landrovers it was listed as D\T but this refers to the total train mass, of vehicle, plus whatever is on and in it, and the mass of the trailer.
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    Re: Wanted: Amarok V6 Extreme

    Yes as long as you have coupled brakes.

    Look at

    https://www.hydrastarusa.com/products/

    For trailer braking solution and

    https://www.redarc.com.au/trailer-brakes
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    Sticky: Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    The above is mostly right, but a few caveats. The overrun brake is almost universal on most local trailers. With this brake you can tow up to the tare mass of the tow vehicle. Once you tow over the...
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    Re: Is this price listing correct?

    Nope the R6 had the flush front grill like the stage one V8. That will be a SerIII with what looks like quit a bit of beach work under its belt.

    As someone who bought an R6 as his first wagon, I...
  14. Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    If it is any consolation, I went down the expert route and then fitted a hybrid grid tied inverter. Have also just done the same in Hillcrest and gone with a Victron there which seems like a good...
  15. Re: Who can cut a boot floorboard for tuner in Johannesburg/Pretoria

    My feelings is that 12mm ply will loose you a lot of space, which is why the commercial guys make them out of ali and steel. Can you not thin down substantially and then put some reinforcing in to...
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    Re: Planes take strange routes ?

    Not Cameron Dalziel by any chance? I was at school with him and it was all very sad when his plane was shot down?
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    Re: Brake shudder

    I would check all the steering linkages and suspension first. Also probably the steering rack. If you have eliminated any loose and worn parts and bushes, then come back to the brakes. You probably...
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    Re: soud deadening/isolation

    I used sondor foam when i covered my R6 Landy to an LD28 nissan. I m not convinced that it actually made much difference as I still needed to drive that vehicle with ear plugs, but I felt like it was...
  19. Re: Assistance with injector deviations Amarok 2.0 BiTdi 132kw

    Mine has always been noisy if I compare it with the newer ones. I think it has to do with how many cycles there are with each engine stroke or similar. Mine sounds more like an isuzu 280D, but...
  20. Re: Assistance with injector deviations Amarok 2.0 BiTdi 132kw

    I think if you hover over the value a tooltip will pop up and advise if you are out of spec? I think Stephan and Marius know more about the VCDS than most so they can advise more authoritatively.
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  21. Re: How are all you Vaalies who are off grid doing?

    Folowing your comment I looked at things more closely and I get loads of production during midday, but i see it is falling off pretty rapidly in the afternoon. Definitely more than was the case a...
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    Re: hooter cost at toyota for vx 200

    My amarok is 2011 and makes plenty of noise. I use it a lot! That being said I think it is a 2 hooter element and after sitting on it for a minute or more, I find one of the elements tends to give...
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    Re: hooter cost at toyota for vx 200

    Frankly toyotas have a such a pathetic hooter that I would replace with aftermarket anyway. They sound like road runners. VW on the other hand know how to make a hooter. Even my VW UP! makes a noise...
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    Re: Sodwana Bay Lodge

    I have always felt that Julias should also be given a near end of life mine and asked to run it with no input from mLungu and let him prove his chops as a great business leader. I can bet, like all...
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    Re: Electric short & sensor failures

    Is the vehicle under warrantee and was the work done by an agent? If yes to both, I would insist they replace the whole wiring loom. It was clearly buggered with the GB install and should be...
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    Re: Sodwana Bay Lodge

    We have been going annually for some years, but that has come to an end.
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    Re: Sodwana Bay Lodge

    THat's another nail in the coffin of South Africa Inc. It further proves that the country is un-investible which should sadden us all. We have devolved into another typical african fiefdom run by...
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    Re: 79 Cruiser tow capacity

    https://trforum.co.za/towing-capacities-of-light-motor-vehicles.html

    The legal requirements are as follows:
    National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000
    151. Brakes on trailers
    (1) Subject to the...
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    Re: 2.5 Inch lift on hilux vigo

    I have just done mikems on my amarok and very happy.
  30. Re: Eskom's new proposal for homes with solar panels

    I suspect that this is the way things will go with, or without legislative approval. Especially in larger complexes where some economy of scale can kick in. As usual the government will be left how...
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    Re: Kosi bay Nature Reserve camping

    I fully agree with that part in bold. I would not go there without a boat. Also just a caution, Bhanga net is very nice, but I nearly lost my wife and a friends little one, very close to the beach...
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    Re: 79 Cruiser tow capacity

    That is not true and you need to look at what the law actually says.

    If you are not comfortable towing over that mass, then I and others would respect your choice, but the law actually says, that...
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    Re: License to Tow

    My wife has been doing some research and my son is going straight for the EB. We are based in midrand but this is the guy she is going with as it seems the local ones are not very trailer compliant....
  34. Re: Nissan Patrol 4.8GRX vs Ford Everest 2.0l single turbo

    What the GVM of the trailer? The patrol lets you tow heavy trailers legally without issues. I would guess that Tare on the ford will be around 2000kgs so if you trailer GVM is over that you have a...
  35. Re: How are all you Vaalies who are off grid doing?

    Pshew - I was back from the Transkei this weekend and was expecting reduced solar. On saturday I was clapping it with geysers heating up, the high pressure cleaner going and lots of washing.

    I...
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