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    Re: Old ice craft 85 fridge......help!!

    As far as I remember these were fancy fridges and it had a electronic board in them that would give an alarm when the flame goes out. My fridge had a steel battery slide in front where you can...
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    Re: Old ice craft 85 fridge......help!!

    The knob on the left is for gas. The C stands for close and O for open (as far as I can remember). As you turn the knob knob from O to 6 the size of the flame will increase and thus make it colder. I...
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    Hilux airbag light help

    Hi Guys

    2 questions on airbags.

    1. If a airbag fault occurs, the airbag light comes on. If I then fix the fault, does the airbag light reset itself or must it be reset on the computer?
    2. Is...
  4. Thread: Vacuum pump

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    Re: Vacuum pump

    Mandarin Parts Distributors
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    Re: NICE caravan camping - Parys to Potch??

    I know it, we camped there before. Very nice, only 3 stands if I can recall. The dirt road there was however quite long and rocky for a road caravan. Deflate tyres and take it slow.
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    Bush camp near Naboomspruit, Potgietersrus

    Hi Guys

    We need a place to overnight next week Friday. We are on our way north on the N1 and want to overnight somewhere around Naboom or Potties.
    We like the secluded bush camp type of vibe.
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    Where to get lead crystal battery

    Hi Guys

    I dont want to start a battery discussion war, I have made my decision on what to buy for my needs.

    Where can I buy a lead crystal battery in Joburg area for a reasonable price?
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    Basecamp alternative

    Hi All

    Is there a free alternative to Basecamp?
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    Re: Dual Battery voltmeter

    This is in Aus. Will cost more on shipping
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    Re: Dual Battery voltmeter

    This is a round one.
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    Dual Battery voltmeter

    Hi Guys

    I have a DC-DC charger but it has no human interface inside the vehicle to see the voltages. I would like to install a dual voltmeter as per the picture below. Its the size of one of those...
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    Re: Great Limpopo Trail

    The book comes with a CD. On this CD is the T4A GPS file with the entire route on it. So finding it should not be a problem.
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    Great Limpopo Trail

    Hi guys. I have the book " 4x4 Routes through southern Africa" and one of the trails is the "Soutpansberg and mythical venda lore ". I am interested in doing this route but have some concernes as...
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    Re: When to engage diff locks

    I agree with both sides of the argument. Trying to drive a track without engaging 4x4 (center diff and low range) is just stupid and destroys the track. I had a good laugh once when a guy in a 2x4...
  15. Thread: Aircon Filter

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    Re: Aircon Filter

    Thanks. I checked GUD website for my vehicle, but they only show Fuel, Air and oil filter. nothing for the AC.
  16. Thread: Aircon Filter

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    Aircon Filter

    Hi all

    I want to replace the AC filter on my 2006 Scorpio SUV. I have cleaned it in the past, but now its starting to tear and making a noise, so I want to replace it. I phoned mandarin parts but...
  17. Thread: Recovery Tracks

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    Re: Recovery Tracks

    Just put the knockoff name on here for everyone to see.
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    Re: Which old Caravan to convert to Gravel Roader??

    There is this Old Toppie in Krugerdorp who does conversion and caravan repairs. I spoke to him some time ago and said there are a few problem in converting a standard caravan. The chassis is simply...
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    Re: Caravan roof paint.

    Natural convection between high heat on the sheet and low heat on the van apparently does the job
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    Re: Caravan roof paint.

    IMHO it will have minimum effect. I also see a lot of people using the reflective sheets incorrectly. The principle is that there must be air gap between the tent/caravan and the reflective sheet....
  21. Thread: NL step charger

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    Re: NL step charger

    So who is willing to strip their Ctek and see if its the same board;)
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    Re: NL step charger

    I did see benton makes one that is very similar. Its called the Iceman 5. It also has bluetooth!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190213/3c344e57f9e921bf46717ab8db807c0f.jpg
  23. Thread: NL step charger

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    Re: NL step charger

    I googled it and found this thread by Family Dog on this community
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/19733-Benton-BX-1(M)-BX-2-BX-4-BX-5-Multi-Stage-Automatic-Battery-Chargers...
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    NL step charger

    We all know the Ctek chargers and their good reputation. My 5A ctek is now 3 years old and I am very happy. Also recovered a battery or 2 with it.
    Recently I went on a trip and needed a extra...
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    Vellies en Khaki's

    My opkomende trou is n broere troue, en ek en die best man gaan khaki' en vellies dra. Waar koop mens die klas goed in die Johannesburg area? Ek weet jy kan vellies kry by Outdoor warehouse maar dis...
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    Honeymoon lake Malawi

    Hi Guys. Getting married soon (Jan) and was thinking of going to lake Malawi for the Honeymoon. Is Monkey bay the place to go? Obviously I wont be staying in the RTT. SWAMBO wont like that! So a nice...
  27. Thread: Namakwa eco 4x4

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    Re: Namakwa eco 4x4

    Thanks. This post is however more than a year old and we did complete the entire route in Sep 2017. If anyone else needs help, do not hesitate to contact me as I now know the route and all it has to...
  28. Thread: Namakwa eco 4x4

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    Re: Namakwa eco 4x4

    We did the trip last year September, post your itinerary here then I can make some suggestions and comments or show you photos. I found that we struggled to find proper updated info regarding the...
  29. Thread: Namakwa eco 4x4

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    Re: Namakwa eco 4x4

    Yes that should work. Or first go through with one 4x4 and then let him follow. If he get stuck you van recover from both sides
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    Re: Namakwa eco 4x4

    If you stick to the main land you can do it with 2x4 without trailer. Only close to the river the sand gets thick. 2x4 and trailer...i wont take that chance. We took 1 trailer and the trailer got...
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    Fortuner Re: Spiral Cable replacement

    There was a recall on these. Just check with your agent
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    Re: Diesel engine no power! HELP

    Thanks, Unless its totally wrecked, you should be able to skim the flywheel and not replace it right?
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    Re: Diesel engine no power! HELP

    Its a 2006 model with 150k on the clock. Dont think the clutch has ever been changed

    What is DMF?
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    Re: Diesel engine no power! HELP

    Good Idea, I will try.
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    Re: Diesel engine no power! HELP

    In my view point or hers?;D

    I will check, I must also say that the clutch is old and she does drive in bumper to bumper every day.
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