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  1. KZN scenic route suggestions Midlands and South Coast

    Hey guys I would really appreciate some opinions on Natal tar roads and one not so tar.

    I am busy planning a scooter tour and looking for the best looking scenery for slow travel.

    1. Route...
  2. Re: Another attack by islamic group in cabo delgado

    I will be traveling from Lake Malawi to vilanculos in the next few days I was going to travel via the Mulanje border post would it be safe in terms of Rebels and Islamic militants to use this post....
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    Re: Giriyondo Border

    sorry to piggy back but I am traveling south from Malawi into Mozambique would like a few days in Vilanculos then moving toward home (Johannesburg)

    1. is this border doable solo vehicle or is it...
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    Re: Snowmaster 85L dual

    I had a 70l fridge freezer by snomaster which I bought in 2011 the unit sadly gave up on me on my last trip into Botswana the unit was only turned on when I was going camping so maybe once every 3...
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    Re: Zambia and Malawi nothing booked yet

    no SA registered have got a Carne in place though (not sure if that helps)
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    Zambia and Malawi nothing booked yet

    Hey ladies and gentlemen so I know I should have asked questions sooner but here I am asking.

    My vehicle is currently in Livingstone zambia we fly up on Monday the 19th to prepare the truck to...
  7. Zambia - Malawi Trip route suggestions

    Hey guys for those of you that have spent time on the roads between these 2 places perhaps you can assist me with recommended routes and time frames.

    2 vehicles traveling from Livingstone, the...
  8. Re: North and South Luangwa during December/January

    do they usually have set dates when these routes are closed unless rains come early? I will be in this area from the 22nd November till the 1st December then to Lilongwe was hoping to get to some of...
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    Re: Kazungula crossing fixer details

    `Gert thank you again for the contacts from Felix, and yes he would not budge from this new price. we did however find fixers at the border all willing to help at a lot lower but decided to try this...
  10. Re: Suggestion on getting a 85cm x 535cm x 540cm parcel from Livingstone

    and as I read your post I know exactly why you say it is not correct.... HAHAHAHAHAHAlets try that again

    850mm x 535mm x 540mm estimate

    thanks
  11. Suggestion on getting a 85cm x 535cm x 540cm parcel from Livingstone

    As the heading suggests I need to get my 70lt Snomaster fridge home from Livingstone to Johannesburg and then back up there after. can anyone give me suggestions or recommendations for this.

    the...
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    Re: Advice on trip times and roads

    I may then just stay between Kubu Island and Makgadikgadi adventure camp for the few days I am in that area
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    Advice on trip times and roads

    So my tour is coming quick and I am excited as I am sure you would all understand. we will be in the Okavango Delta from the 21st September 2018 BUT to get up there I have decided a simple tour to...
  14. Re: Makgadikgadi Adventure Camp info please

    Hi Christylou

    was wondering if you stayed at the camp and what you thought, how was the drive from the A30 to the camp and approximatly how long did it take you to do the drive from tar road to...
  15. Defender Re: Narrowest rim and tire for defender 300tdi

    Perfect thank you for the assistance and advice now to start packing for the tour
  16. Defender Re: Narrowest rim and tire for defender 300tdi

    Okay so I can actually just keep using this rim and tire for now as my 2nd spare instead of spending money on Something else I have also considered keeping a tire casing on my roof rack and tire...
  17. Defender Re: Narrowest rim and tire for defender 300tdi

    Was a guy that worked at a tire shop not clued up on 4x4 I dont think.


    and yes I have 1x of that type rim you have posted
  18. Defender Re: Narrowest rim and tire for defender 300tdi

    Okay perfect thanks for the response

    can a 235 85 R16 fit on the riveted rims do you know
  19. Defender Re: Narrowest rim and tire for defender 300tdi

    Current tire size 235 85 R16.

    and I have just been told something I never even thought about, if the profile on the Series rim I have is even just a few % bigger or smaller than the other 3 tires...
  20. Defender Narrowest rim and tire for defender 300tdi

    Hey everyone, I need to know what the narrowest profile rim and tire combo I can use as my second spare for a 300tdi. I have a full set of 5x wolf rims included my spare on my rear spare carrier and...
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    Re: vehicle storage in Malawi

    BUMP!!! I know its 8 years since this thread opened but though maybe someone has some ideas for me.
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    Re: Zambia vehicle storage - any issues?

    Okay so in this instance with teh road and carbon tax being an issue would driving nd parking the vehicle into Zimbabwe (Victoria) make any difference
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    Re: Land Rover Overdrive???

    Thread revival

    So I understand that with a TD5, Puma and even the 300TDI discovery their gear ratio are better suited at the top gears to handle a cruise on the freeway in modern traffic. BUT with...
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    Defender Re: 300TDI Turbos on special

    See attached specials for Defender
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    Defender Re: 300TDI Turbos on special

    waiting to see putting together now should now in about a week get to test it all then... this thread was more about the special than my good news find maybe others need garret turbos
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    Defender Re: Defender 300Tdi using oil

    I have finally found the culprit of the dissappearing oil... well lets hold thumbs.

    1. Cylinder 4 valve guides on AMC head were slightly worn
    2. Recon Turbo I had installed was cracked with all...
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    Defender 300TDI Turbos on special

    So I sent my turbo in for a check up on Monday as I was using oil and was never able to boost more than 0.75bar... seems the old housing was cracked next to the actuator and all bearings were loose...
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    Camping between Linyanti and Kasane.

    Hi friends of the bush,

    Myself and a mate will be traveling to the Delta in September current bookings look something like this

    21st September - 29th September
    2 Nights in 3rd Bridge
    2...
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    Defender Re: Defender 300Tdi using oil

    What I understand from this video is at idle the cap will bounce round due to the frequency of the engine and vibreation but if there was blowby on this engine when the vehicle was rev'ed the lid...
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    Defender Re: Defender 300Tdi using oil

    Come on GEE youtube is your friend

    Thanks will check it and try it
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    Defender Re: Defender 300Tdi using oil

    the vehicle is still running very well has nice power from pull off all through the gears. so dont know if its a ring and if it was a ring would there not be white smoke with that pungent oil burning...
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    Defender Defender 300Tdi using oil

    Good Morning Internet

    HELP!!! my truck 1998 300Tdi is using or loosing oil (please no defender jokes I know almost all of them)

    On the 16 September 2017 I found that the oil was low so topped...
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    Re: Breedtsnek pass/ maanhaarrand pass

    Good Morning fellow formites.

    Thank you all for the assistance with regards to Maanhaarrand Pass / Breedtsnek pass, friday afternoon round 5pm myself in my Defender 300tdi, my brother in his...
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    Re: Breedtsnek pass/ maanhaarrand pass

    I see the gates close automatically so yes if we miss time turn round and go home is the order BUT also confirmed they close at 8pm on Fridays so should be more than good
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    Re: Breedtsnek pass/ maanhaarrand pass

    Plan of action is as follows

    1. Call MSP and confirm what time they close the gates, if they close early will there be a way to get in IF we get there late
    2. Travel Via Hekpoort (OR just before...
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