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  1. Re: 4x4 race. What's with all the black smoke?

    Nothing wrong with that much smoke. My D90 TDi 300 does that all the time, when I press the loud peddal;D
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    Re: 2nd Tornado this week in KZN

    I hear you. This happens all over the world. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.::)

    For what it's worth, I read the warnings, and it's not the authorities that I'm annoyed with. It's everyone...
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    Re: 2nd Tornado this week in KZN

    That is true, but they made it sound like the entire province of KZN was about to suffer untold misery.

    And no, that tornado wasn't fake news, but like some of the storm surge videos people shared...
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    Re: 2nd Tornado this week in KZN

    Swambo playing with my brothers kids, outside in the storm. Iím glad there are so many tornados wipping about and keeping them home. We havnít seen them for nearly 3 years.
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    Re: 2nd Tornado this week in KZN

    There is a difference between erring on the side of caution and getting it horribly wrong and consequently creating mass panic for no good reason.

    Those 2 photos above were taken at my brothers...
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    2nd Tornado this week in KZN

    *yawns*

    I drove from Salt Rock to Durban North yesterday afternoon, no rain. I'm still waiting for it to rain today in Durban.

    Most of these videos of tornados and storm surges on the beaches...
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    Re: Diesel Storage additive

    How long did you store it for? I just stored my Landy with a full (steel) tank of 500ppm for nearly 2 years. Started it up after that time and drove off into the sunrise without any problems.

    I'm...
  8. Thread: More POWER

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    Fortuner Re: More POWER

    This.

    But this problem is not unique to just cars. People buy all kinds of products, then they want those products to perform better, so they modify them on the fly, then act surprised when it...
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    Why do you drive a Land Rover?

    Swambo and I were looking for something to drive around Africa in. We found a VW Westfalia with a Cortina V6 in the back. Lady wanted R50k for it. But it got sold before we could even look at it....
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    Re: Earth tremor ?

    Durban North, Virginia airport, nothing.
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    Ridiculous maintenance cost of Freelander II

    Iím also a bit slow. In Kruger, up north, and itís baking hot here, and Iím trying to make a point Iím not really sure of, on my phone. I think this fred has gone south, I should too. I believe the...
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    Ridiculous maintenance cost of Freelander II

    I meant that tounge in cheek. Iím all for whatever safety features a vehicle has to offer, but if it doesnít have something, I donít worry about it too much. I just make a point of not crashing into...
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    Ridiculous maintenance cost of Freelander II

    Fat lot of good ABS and airbags did for Gavin Watson, and I believe the road was DRY, it hasnít rained in JNB for years. When itís your time, itís your time.
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    Ridiculous maintenance cost of Freelander II

    Yep. My 1998 Defender has now done 325k and the airbags and ABS havenít been used yet. Oh, wait, it doesnít have either. So why start now? If you donít have it, it doesnít need maintenance.
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    I parked it at Punda Maria.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191016/f939788904e31420c793e482cfd4cbb5.jpg
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    Re: Ridiculous maintenance cost of Freelander II

    Or a Nissan 1400 bakkie.
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    Re: TD5 hill start

    There are isolated occassions when I have to give it a bit of foot on a cold engine, such as getting out of a quiet campsite at 5am, because Iím one of those guys who doesnít like to disturb others...
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    Ridiculous maintenance cost of Freelander II

    I would definitely not get a Defender. Then again, there must be a reason why there are still so many on the road. Eish, R26k for a completely rebuilt TDi 300 motor. Oh, have you heard about Gabriel...
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    Front Runner side jerry holder

    Good morning.

    I seem to have lost the clamp/strap thingy that secures the jerry into the actual holder. Does anyone perhaps have a spare metal strap lying around? The other option is to use a...
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    Wrangler 4dr Re: Help with hot water smell

    I don't think so, because I've smelt such on all manner of vehicles that are leaking steam. So no, you won't see evidence of leaking water.
  21. Thoughts & Opinions on the new Conqueror UEV-25

    Starting at half a bar for that, then at least 1 bar for an appropriate towing vehicle, then fuel for said vehicle, etc etc etc. Who in SA has that kind of cash? Because if you take out a loan for...
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    TD5 hill start

    Blocked fuel return? Do you notice excessive exhaust smoke?

    And congrats on the Ďnewí Landy. Hang in there, itís worth it. [emoji1]
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    Re: Defender mechanic Pretoria East

    Including the one you sold me ;D It's there right now. The only guys I still trust to get the job done. A major service, and a few little other things, and a snorkel, for the looks. Then Swambo and I...
  24. Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    Then you have 10ppm at Sasol, if you need a wider variety of sulphur content.
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Where is the money going to come from to buy one of these hot cakes at the price they're selling for? Oh, yea, people are just going to dig themselves deeper into debt::)

    I'm a cash kinda guy. If...
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    Re: New Eskom pricing proposal

    Yep. The problem with communism is you eventually run out of other peoples money.
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    Re: New Eskom pricing proposal

    Yes, they will use, read: waste more. And then we have load shedding, again, because they can't keep up with the demand. But of course, a competent, well run company would have re-invested profit...
  28. Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    I think all Shell's still have it. And you can use your Clicks card to score some points, and maybe get some free shaving cream/gel ;D
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    Re: Frontier remote busy dying

    I can still get remotes for the factory fitted immobiliser in my 1998 Defender, costs 500 Ronds. Programming them involves turning the key on and off a few times in a specific sequence while pushing...
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    Re: Kudos to JLR Centurion & JLR RSA

    Why didn't they just replace all the steering components, and not the entire vehicle?
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    Re: Last proper overlander?

    The day, the muuusic died....and we were singing.....
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Ok, so this new Defender is going to do more than 10km on a litre? That's what my 1998 TDi 300 with the aerodynamics of a block of flats does, fully laden, within legal limits.





    No.
  33. Re: Gauteng East Rand Monthly G2G Braai Thursday 3rd Oct 2019

    We regret to inform that we won't be able to make it, to this particular GTG. :'(

    But we will be watching this space and hope to make it to the next one.
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Actually, yes, 2. My grandmother was killed by a drunk driver while walking across the road. Would some fancy safety feature such as 'Active city stop' have saved her? Maybe. But you know what such...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    I just drive like I don't have any of these so called safety features. I am my own safety feature. I make a point of not needing these features in the first place. Whats next? Self-driving cars?
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