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    Re: N14 Vryburg to Upington - Road Condition

    Great, thanks for the link!
    The forecasts are very helpful for getting your timing right when planning a trip.

    Beginning to have second thoughts about driving 2 000km ( round trip ) in 3/4 days...
  2. Re: Another blown / cracked KZTE head - advice needed

    Update

    Replaced the fuel filter and hard start with black smoke is gone. One of the o-rings - most likely the top one - was not sealing properly anymore causing the system to suck air and fuel...
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    Re: N14 Vryburg to Upington - Road Condition

    Glad i saw this

    Planning a quick trip to see Augrabies falls next week.


    Can Pretoria to Augrabies be done in one day on this route?
    Will it still be worth the effort and expense by...
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    The Overtaking point as a "like" is not really applicable to the 3.0 diesel owners like me ;D but i have to agree with your comment on the rear door. My brother as the first owner had the same...
  5. Re: 1kz te Diesel Pump - When to rebuild or service

    Do you always get the white smoke, or only on initial / cold start?
    Did you check the glow-plugs?

    I currently have this on my 2003 kzte prado https://youtu.be/MnRo1vVsLlo and faulty glow-plugs...
  6. Re: Another blown / cracked KZTE head - advice needed

    Update with more questions if anybody is interested or able to help.

    Toyota technician actually came back to me with correct specification on the glow plugs. It should be 0.8 ohm - so i must...
  7. Re: Another blown / cracked KZTE head - advice needed

    And now I have this……..

    https://youtu.be/MnRo1vVsLlo

    Some cranking needed before the prado will start, followed by a puff of white-grey smoke, a ball of black smoke and some rough idling for a...
  8. Re: 12volt Ammobox air compressor, who sells it?

    Saw them @ Midas in 18th Avenue Gezina a while ago. About R 2 100.00. 012 3300251

    I bought my compressor from Adendorfs but regret not paying more for the one in the box. I'm thinking of replacing...
  9. Thread: Trip Advice

    by Pieter C
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    Re: Trip Advice

    Hi

    I will be keeping an eye on this thread for some more comments / suggestions.

    We are also in the very early stages of planning a trip from Pretoria to Victoria falls through Botswana.
    Is...
  10. Re: Another blown / cracked KZTE head - advice needed

    Ok, so i hooked the caravan -very light slipstream @ about 850kg - on Saturday and went for a drive around on N4 and N1.
    About 40 km covered on the highway with the revs @ around 3000 rpm in 3rd....
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    Re: I lost my key (fob) 150 VX

    On the 120 the door lock & unlock button does not work if the car was locked remotely - just double-checked. It also does not remotely lock with any of the doors open. That means that your vehicle...
  12. Re: Another blown / cracked KZTE head - advice needed

    Thanks for all the comments.

    I might have jumped the gun with my assumption that the head or gasket is blown due to my lack of mechanical knowledge.
    There are so many stories of cracked kz heads...
  13. Another blown / cracked KZTE head - advice needed

    I am starting another thread as I only got 1 reply on my post on a different thread ( thanx Wylie ) but i am sure there are quite a few members out there that can help with some advice.

    I think...
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    Re: Nog sulke Prados?

    Ok, seems like i am part of the statistics now - blown head gasket / cracked head.
    Only 208 500 km on the clock but this black stuff on the cupboard in the garage. I've noticed the soot on the...
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    Re: My Isuzu swallowed a whistle

    Apologies, I never gave feedback.

    Pieter & Jakes were correct with their advice - loose exhaust manifold bolts. I could not reach all of them but tighten the ones that i could reach. The whistling...
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    Re: My Isuzu swallowed a whistle

    Yep

    Some google research also pointed to the exhaust manifold / gasket. I will have a closer look on the weekend.

    Thanks
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    Re: My Isuzu swallowed a whistle

    Pieter

    Thanx for the suggestions but definitely not the normal / standard whistle or whine, much louder.
    I mostly drive with an open window and yesterday was the first time i noticed it.
    Too bad...
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    My Isuzu swallowed a whistle

    Please help

    Driving in a parkade yesterday, I heard the whistling sound for the first time. Its audible above 1500 rpm and definitely more audible when decelerating.
    The whistling is coming from...
  19. Re: Jurgens Sliptream owners modifications and changes

    Looking good, enjoy!
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    Sticky: Re: Escape Gear Seatcovers - Discount for members!

    I need some advice / info please.

    I have a Prado 120 with some damage on the seat bolster - see photo below - and am considering a set of front & rear seat covers to try and prevent further...
  21. Thread: Roadworthy

    by Pieter C
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    Re: Roadworthy

    I did a roadworthy on a trailer @ Moot Test Centre in Ella Street last week - no hassles.
    You have to be there early though, they are only allowed to do 24 vehicles per day. I was there just past 6...
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    Re: Venter Trailer Plug ripped

    No, stop and tail lights should not be bridged. Then both will be on if either is used on the tow vehicle?

    The left and right tail lights are normally bridged afaik. Pin 5 & 7
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    Re: Venter Trailer Plug ripped

    Just rewire the trailer according to standard specs if / when you have time. Next time it happens you are somewhere where you don't have the tools or time to trace and sort out incorrect wiring.

    I...
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    Re: Best wife best gift

    I don't know where you guys find this stuff, but I also want one....

    Here is another one 100% original and complete.
    https://www.kampforum.co.za/node/3833
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    Re: Wa's die oues?

    Daily drive = 1994 KB280 DC converted to station wagon ( Cammy`s ) - 626 000 Km
    Bought it from my brother when on 400 000 km
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    Re: How many kilos on your car?

    Daily drive: 1994 Isuzu KB 280 - 626 000km
    Holiday & tow vehicle: 2003 KZTE Prado - 206 000
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    Re: Squeaking brakes after pad replacement

    I also recently replaced the front disks and pads on my Prado, Powerbrake disks and Mintex pads.

    Sad to say that i now also have squealing brakes causing a lot of frustration, but was advised not...
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    Re: Sani, easy or not? Also cordinates please?

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/326571-Sani-Update

    We went up & down in January just after they had the heavy rains mentioned here and it was an experience we will not forget...
  29. Re: Breakfast Run - Come show your face, and burn some bacon - 9th of Feb

    A bit late (again) but yes thank you…. Last up and last down, but we enjoyed.

    Thank you for your patience in getting us there after getting lost twice! Time for an update on the Garmin.
    ...
  30. Re: Breakfast Run - Come show your face, and burn some bacon - 9th of Feb

    I have no idea, but it looks like finely shredded cloth of some sorts. Must have been in there from who knows when.
    Not wanting to mess around with its authenticity / originality, I quickly built me...
  31. Re: Breakfast Run - Come show your face, and burn some bacon - 9th of Feb

    Never met any of you and totally against my nature, but hope to join you.

    Maybe Sean can give me a few pointers on how to use my tonteldoos.
    I've been trying, but no success apart from a few...
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    Re: Old ice craft 85 fridge......help!!

    Pre-cooled on 220v and packed with FROZEN meat it worked ok on 12v in the back of the 2.1 VW Kombi. Short leads to the alternator did the thing and we brought lamb all the way from Queenstown to Pta...
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    Re: Old ice craft 85 fridge......help!!

    12v EATS batteries and not very effective.
    I have a very old Edesa and newer Zero and both are more effective on 220v or gas.
    As mentioned, very important to be level and check flame when running...
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    Re: Your 4x4 being used what its MADE FOR.

    Sani Pas 2018
    Sani Pas 2020 to follow
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    Re: SAC “very peri “ upgrade mods

    Any advice on how to remove a SAC chip please?

    I have always known my KZTE Prado 120 had a SAC chip fitted by the first owner ( my brother ) and also that the vehicle worked very hard for the...
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