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    Re: TDV6 Crank Failures

    This is the major reason that OR is not on my shopping list.The factory should have come to the party when this crankshaft problem first surfaced instead of pulling in the head in tortoise...
  2. Thread: New Defender

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    Re: New Defender

    NOT on my shopping list.!! Lost all the "In the Bush" charm.Nice Sandton shopping car for the missus.!!!:mad::mad::mad:
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    Re: Landrover disco 3 crankshaft failure

    Only one thing to do with this is to sell it on.Then get a reliable vehicle such as Fortuner or Prado or Pajero.;D;D;D
  4. Defender Re: Don't know if mechanics are being honest here

    Don't trust them at all.First.Tell them you need a firm quote before they do any work.Second they do not do any additional work without discussion with you first. Third.Dont use this lot ever...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build.That looks like a useful and practical project.

    So, as many of you know I'm going through a rather difficult time in my life at the moment, so I decided to do something to keep my hands busy with. I've wanted to build a camping trailer for a long...
  6. RangeRover Re: Disco 4 - Is it worth the headache to look at buying one

    Do yourself a BIG favour.Look at Volvo.Look at Mercedes.Look at Toyota.Look at Nissan.Do not even consider anything from LR.It will cost you more than you might be willing to pay.Look at the the...
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    Re: Am I being paranoid about camp safety?

    There is a much better way.Look at the Aloe Range of caravans or Sherpa rough roader.Panther or similar.The only canvas is at the roof and this can be closed.In addition they are much more...
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    Re: Noisy neigbor - what do I do?

    1.] Talk to him nicely.If it does not work then:-
    2.] Lawyers letter threatening court action. If it does not work then:-
    3.Proceed directly to small claims court which is quick with proof { video...
  9. Thread: Magical Oil?

    by itamagog
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    Re: Magical Oil?

    This is called"Snake Oil" . Popular the world over and well known for Magical Properties.You believe this you will believe anything.!!;D;D;D
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Is Ford making a big mistake

    The 2 liter Amarok has and always will be a problem for people who use the trucks for heavy duty.While the figures look good one should always look at the power and torque graphs and ideally the...
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    Re: My Next Bakkie wont be an Amarok

    One item proved by the Amarok is that there is no substitute for CC's in a working vehicle.All of these small engined large Biturbo vehicles suffer from the same problem.All the power and torque is...
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    Re: Off Road Caravan, Which one?

    Commander and Companion and indeed all Conqueror products suffer from sever rusting problems.Be warned if you live at or are fond of camping at the beach.!! After sales was a huge problem at one...
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    Re: Have I lost my mind?

    You have lost your mind.All you are doing is buying a pile of expensive problems.Much better deals out there than this one.:'(
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    Re: Discovery 3 TDV6 - Accident

    This is definitive proof that the Disco is best used to block roads rather than driving on them!!;D;D;D;D;D
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    Re: I want to buy a Pajero but....

    Buy a Pajero and you will never be sorry.I have had three.The first 2.8 turbo Diesel was sold on to a friend at 70,000 k.It is close to 400,00 k now and has never missed a beat.The second 3.5 V6 was...
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    Discovery 3 Re: Ways to detect crank cracks?

    Until LR.admit to factory faults and
    A.] Provide proper free backup for crank failures.
    B.] Do something about what is bad assembly and possibly design faults
    Then the best 100% way to ensure you...
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    Re: Another impression of the New Defender

    Definitely NOT on my shopping list.Keep them in India!!!;D;D;D;D
  18. Thread: Camp security

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    Re: Camp security

    It is a sad indictment of where South Africa currently is.Add to that the very human tendency to relax once on holiday and ignore basic safety issues.Check the reports on theft from campsites which...
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    Re: Finally we got our Imagine Trailvan

    Very nice choice and a practical van.I very nearly bought one but was put off by the huge "Normal" Download on the tow ball and the lack of modernisation. An 8 year old one was identical to a brand...
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    Re: Diesel additive question

    Regular service is the key to diesel longevity.Additives may give you some piece of mind but are more than likely a waste of time and money.I suggest a filter and oil change every 10,00 km.Use only...
  21. Poll: Re: Would you spend R20k once off on an insurance policy for D3/4 crank?

    Easy.
    Pajero would top my list.If you have the budget the Gelandewagen range is hard to beat.Toyota in all its forms have enviable reputations. The Mercedes range of off road type vehicles.There is...
  22. Poll: Re: Would you spend R20k once off on an insurance policy for D3/4 crank?

    What baffles me is that folks continue to buy these vehicles with possible known factory faults and then get lumbered with a bill of R100 K plus to fix the factory fault when the vehicle in many...
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    Re: D3 engine - anecdote

    Why would anyone consider an expensive vehicle where many of the engines have catastrophic crankshaft failure when usually just out of the warranty.! The factory has at long last admitted the problem...
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    Re: wives and rooftop tent ladders

    Best advice is to stay away from any of the rooftops that use ladders!!! We have had three different over the years with them becoming more of a nuisance with every change.There are lots of options...
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    Re: Do you stop for a broken down landy?

    I will always stop to help and to give advice such as"Never buy a Landrover again if you want reliability!!" Good useful advice.;D;D;D
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    Re: Some advice need

    Have a look at the Maximi and also The Sherpa Rough Roader. There are issues with the Sherpa tent arrangements.Too fiddly by far.If you want something that offers caravan comfort with off road...
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    Re: Off-road caravans and rust at the coast

    The Conqueror is a major rust bucket looking for somewhere to happen.They are bad enough in the Highveld. At the coast it will just be a disaster.Get a Bush lapa and stay away from Conqueror.!! My...
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    Re: Discovery 4 TDV6 sudden stop!

    I am truly appalled by how often I hear this story of a major catastrophe with a LR engine.Usually just out of warranty with huge repair costs!! These stories have ensured that a Landy is never going...
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    Re: Post a Photo of your Camping Setup

    Sherpa Tiny Rough Roader.Photo at Satara camp KNP. Set up times Awnings only about 15 minutes.Full set up with rear tent about 45 minutes. Tent set up needs two people and is a bit fiddly.437639Super...
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    Re: Age old question: To canvas or not

    Best advice today.!! Stay away from nylon tents.You will definitely be sorry if you don't.!! Put up with the weight.!!;D;D
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    Poll: Re: New GD-6 vs used TDV6

    If you buy the landy then get another one as well for the spares you will need.Also arrange a large overdraft facility to pay for the repairs that are going to happen regularly.Want to buy a landy??...
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    Re: The 750kg GVM trailer challenge - LF

    Be careful what you buy in this range where the GVM is given at 750 kg,and the tare at something less.All the manufacturers seem to be economical with the facts of what their products really weigh [...
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    Re: overloading - pull off and fines - BE WARNED!!!

    There is a tendency among most of the trailer and caravan manufacturers to understate the tare of the camper.This makes it sound good and a careful camper will weigh the goods he puts in his camper...
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    Re: Bush Lapa Camper

    Is dit net afrikaaners wat Bush lap koop?/ Moet ons Rooinecke ver weg bly of is dit iets anders??;D;D;D
  35. Re: Preliminary Investigation into TDV6 Crank Failures

    Why buy one of these?/ Prestige perhaps? There are better and more reliable vehicles that will do anything the Landies will and more for less money. More reliability and a much better resale. Try...
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