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  1. Fortuner Re: 4x4 windup protection and how to check for signs of windup?

    I don’t think that is 100% right. I believe the D4d were normal 2wd systems with normal transfer case. Then following all the talk of them falling over, they switched the 4x4 to full time at one of...
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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    Haibo! Probably not something they worry about in Utah.
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    Re: Thule Wingbar T Bolts

    I used to go to a nut and bolt place in pinetown. They were on the back road that sort of loops around to New Germany from the pinetown side. CAnít recall what they were called, but you can get...
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    Re: Trailer Brake System

    Agree with others here that something is rotten. Having said that I was amazed at how quickly my disc pads were eaten when I checked my boat trailer and that is in less than a year and I only use it...
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    Re: Fair price?

    Looks very nice. Perhaps Pm Petri - he is in the game and will probably give you the most realistic figure and may be able to move it for you?
  6. Re: How are all you Vaalies who are off grid doing?

    eskom is making the case for you where it is becoming silly not to.
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    Re: GD6 2.4 vs 2.8 fuel consumption.

    Yes - I saw that Aussie that does the Auto conversions on 79ís does offer an auto cooler. Have not seen anything locally, but have not looked too hard.

    I think your 40k service may be the best...
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    Re: Question to Toyota Hilux Owners

    The obnoxious Aussie had a good video on this in the last couple of days. His argument is that SUVís are inherently better for towing.
    Towball much closer to the rear axle than a pickup.
    Body on...
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    Re: GD6 2.4 vs 2.8 fuel consumption.

    Since you are towing a stuffing heavy boat (I had mine on the weigh bridge and it was 2150 with a fair amount of fuel) have you ever felt the need to add a gearbox cooler? I know this was considered...
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    Re: Towbar fitment

    I think that is why you have to stand over your vehicle watching every step of the fitment process when someone fiddles with a vehicle.

    I was getting a canopy done last week and the guy doing the...
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    Re: Trailer with axle to the rear

    Totally agree and more so with a dam boat where the axle is very far back.

    Having said that there is a nice youtube vid that shows various axle loading configurations with a little car on a...
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    Re: GD6 2.4 vs 2.8 fuel consumption.

    Go and buy the V6 Amarok already!
    Edit - or better yet, a 100k mountain bike!
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    Re: GD6 2.4 vs 2.8 fuel consumption.

    Just been driving with my wife in my new Hilux and I can see why we get massively different consumption. Her fortuna is a 2020 so 130kw and Mine is 150kw. If I drive mine, I am getting around...
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    Re: Trailer with axle to the rear

    The trailer axle should only be located where it makes sense in terms of the centre of gravity. Ie slightly forward to ensure there is not a negative towball mass.

    Waterski boats tend to have the...
  15. Re: Credit Due - Great Service From Eezi Awn JHB

    I have had pretty good service from Thule in Woodmead and Springfield. Being a Durban native, they even put up with, and compromised on my natural instinct to get discount an all.

    Also walked in...
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    Re: Estee's Botched, not Bought Thread

    Is this all in preparation for a sojourn to the Hippie Jol mentioned in the other thread?
  17. Thread: Sani Pass

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    Re: Sani Pass

    Sani top pub chalet. I have not been there in years, but it was pretty much a back packers type affair and pretty basic the last time we stayed there? If you are not cracking on through, I think...
  18. Re: Advice on current road conditions Vaal triangle to Durban

    I travel Midrand to Hillcrest and then around KZN pretty regularly. There is always roadworks. Always! If they keep it off VanReenens it is usually not too bad. There is nothing other than trucks...
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    Re: Tyres and Speed rating

    Whats really interesting is how much tech goes into making tyre. Everything in engineering is a compromise. In the old days your crossply Ser1 could probably do no more than 80km/hr.

    Now you have...
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    Re: GD6 2.4 vs 2.8 fuel consumption.

    My wife has a fortuner 2.8 4x4, but the 2020 model. I doubt she gets much under 12l/100km. I have just procured a Hilux 2.8 4x4 and it is getting around 8.6. The main difference is obviously driving...
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    Suspension Re: D4D Suspension Issue

    yes - he was complaining about my amarok not siting level after he put some springs in.

    To be honest I could not see any issues, but he kept the wagon for another day or two, and was measuring...
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    Re: Tyres and Speed rating

    I believe it can be used to repudiate a claim if your tyres are rated lower than the Vmax of the vehicle they are fitted to, so it may be somewhat relevant?

    With the price of fuel these days I am...
  23. Thread: Sani Pass

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    Re: Sani Pass

    I did this trip many moons back in my Ser3S that had just had the nissan LD28 engine overhauled. I was driving from Kendal Power Station back to Hillcrest, and looking at the map, I thought I would...
  24. Re: 2010 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 - Gearbox issues

    There was a gearbox guy in Midrand. I think his name was Sean? He was generally considered to be very good and specialise in Land Rovers. I am not sure if he is still in operation?
    Edit - they are...
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    Re: LC76 Rear axles break

    Eish - is this why I only see the Isis guys driving rangers?

    Does the Hilux use the same diff? I am starting to get concerned about towing my boat now. Everything underneath the amarok was very...
  26. Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    Well if we can be silly then what about the G 4x4 Squared?...
  27. Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    On the ML I totally agree. I was thinking the G500. The square boxy one favoured by the Hollywood set, but not the AMG63 version. I think they come in a G350D professional - very stripped out and...
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    Re: Amarok V6 questions

    I had the temp gauge on mine going above 90 on a cool rainy day, while climbing the M19 in Dbn. Was not towing and the car had around 3000km ish on it (Mine was a 90Kw). Then the same thing happened...
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    Re: Amarok V6 questions

    They prefer to add an ali block under the rear springs. This is far from my preference, however their argument, which I agree with, is that the factory springs are parabolic and much superior to...
  30. Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    Thats a little poorly.

    Anyway, what about a G500? I exclude the G63 etc because they ship with stupid low profile tyres and such. Does the G500 come with proper rubber? Not exactly a budget...
  31. Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    Can you not buy the Rubicon with a Hemi standard in the US now? Will this make it here? Surely this would be the one to beat in standard form, but you would need a unimog following behind with a fuel...
  32. Re: Filling station put paraffin in my car. What do I do?

    Can you be a bit more specific and give some pointers? Obviously it is different on an old mechanical injection system vs a modern common rail tdi?

    When I redid my LD28 Nissan many moons back I...
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    Re: Nightmare on wheels

    I am very sorry to hear that. Good luck with your situation.
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    Re: Trailer Maximum Mass

    There is the towing law, and then also the manufactures specs. The lower of the two will prevail.
    For Question 1, the tare of the venter is irrelevant as the GVM of the trailer is what counts and...
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    Re: New tire dilemma

    Looks very nice. Pity they do not have too many size options. I would like to update the tyres to 265/70R17, but I see they donít have this in that size. Pity
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