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    Discovery 3 Re: High pitched whine from engine accessory

    What about one of the fan belt idler or tensioner pulleys
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    Thanks for all the info, replies and advice, it is much appreciated.

    I will now hopefully get one step closer to completing this little adventure.
    This adventure started a while back while...
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    I have now removed the radiator, quite simple, a couple of bolts and out it comes.

    Just from a visual inspection it seems that removing the water pump is going to be a lot more tricky. I have...
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    The coolant is still the original, never been changed, and maybe thatís the problem.
    Regarding the pump I will check it out, but I understand the GMB is an acceptable after market alternative, but...
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    It is all clear with external inspection. You can clearly see the pink build up on the outside of the radiator where it is leaking, you just need to take the plastic cover above the radiator off and...
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    I have got a 2008 Prado 120 series, 4 litre petrol that has done 156k km's. Its got a full service history by the agents.

    I have noticed over the last approx 10k to 15k kilometres that there has...
  7. Re: Legal or experienential advice needed for a new house build.

    Agree, however any and all subs must be listed at the time of tender. This gives you time to do the required evaluation and nothing comes as a surprise later on.
  8. Re: Legal or experienential advice needed for a new house build.

    This is the way to go !!!!!
    He can also give you a detailed Bill of Quantities that you can use for tender purposes. He then also checks the progress quantities and associated cost that the bank...
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    Re: Kasane and Ihaha

    We stayed at Senyati Safari Camp some years ago. Itís 10 or15kms from Kasane on the Nata Kasane road.
    It was good at the time, Iím not sure what itís like now, but I think worth some research
  10. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    I spoke to a friend in Pretoria, he bought a 25kg bucket of Molotek at the ďObaro Farm ShopĒ for R136. This might be excl vat I am not sure.

    I understand there are a couple of these outlets in the...
  11. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    Hi ColeGP, I went onto the Moletek website, selected contact us, selected the Eastern Cape province, and found the rep for this area and his contact details are all there.

    I bought four buckets...
  12. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    I agree. I have also found Molatek to be cheaper than Voermol. I recently paid R140 for a 25kg bucket of molatek, and then you have a useable bucket.

    The Coop sells Voermol and is a little more...
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    Re: Axpert solar input

    I have also seen specs on one of these units where they say MPPT voltage range 120Vdc to 450Vdc.
    My understanding is that it does not accept a voltage lower than 120Vdc and therefore does not operate
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    Hi Johan, Yep, the fan has failed. I found and checked the fuse. I spent many hours stripping the console to get the fan out, many hidden screws. That, with the Toyota quoted price for a replacement...
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    The console fridge fan that packs up and is impossible to get to. The replacement fan from Toyota is expensive. I now have a console box.

    Concerning the Dash cracking, I Dubbin the dash, it looks...
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    Re: Nissan 1400 giving us hell

    I think there is more than one problem here. A newly rebuilt engine, and one sooty oily plug. IMHO this points to something like a broken oil ring in that cylinder.
    So ignore this plug for now and...
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    Re: 4x4 access only beaches East London area

    Shoveling the mussels of the rocks was started before the ban on beach driving. It was done with Parks Board approval and assistance.
    Areas in the rocks up in the Flat Rock area were pegged off with...
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    Re: Cadac gas cylinder

    I speak under correction, but I donít think itís legal. I think it must be above a certain height to be out of harms way if somebody collides with the back of you
  19. Thread: Clutch Hell

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    Discovery 1 Re: Clutch Hell

    The tip of the spigot shaft where it goes in the flywheel bush on those old landies, where not all the same diameter.
    If your shaft is smaller than the bush allowing some movement, it could also...
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    Re: Prado 4.0v6 petro consumption

    Technicality, I fear to differ. Itís permanent All Wheel Drive, with 4 X 4 capability when selected. I know it is not a soft reader, I have driven one for the past 13 years.
    I was trying to point...
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    Re: Prado 4.0v6 petro consumption

    The Prada is also an ďAll Wheel DriveĒ.
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    Re: 200Ah Gel batterye: Hoe lank kan hulle hou?

    Check that your charging voltage and cycle is as per the suppliers specifications to ensure the battery gets fully charged before the next load cycle.
    Also check the individual battery voltages when...
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    Re: 200Ah Gel batterye: Hoe lank kan hulle hou?

    This is correct
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    Re: Pajero engine check light

    Thanks for all the info. The Pajero was out of action for a short while as we had to change the sump. During this time we took the opportunity to change all belts and filters. We could now also get...
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    Re: New tendency: standing up while lane splitting

    According to the South African Road Traffic Act, standing up on a motor cycle while riding is actually illegal
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    Re: Pajero engine check light

    Hi Sneaky Pete, sorry for the delay in replying, it is not common rail, it is direct injection
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    Pajero engine check light

    We have a 2006 Pajero 3.2 did (4M41). When under power the engine check light comes on and the engine cuts power. If you back off the throttle the check light goes off an all back to normal.

    It is...
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    Re: 1000W induction cooker

    A 1000W on two 12 volt 100 odd AH batteries. I think you are going to overload an hurt those batteries
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    Re: Prado suspension questions

    I have the Prada 120 and have installed an Ironman suspension with a 2 inch lift. Ironman, because their backup service is good. It definitely improved the ride and handling.
    It is still going good...
  30. Thread: Stained windows

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    MediaRelease: Re: Stained windows

    Try rubbing it down with vinegar, it removes the calcium buildup
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    Re: School me on fuses please

    With the general type fuses, like car type blade fuses. The fuse very importantly has a voltage rating. When a fuse blows an arc is created. If a 12 volt fuse is used on a 220 volt circuit that arc...
  32. Re: Can a solar panel deliver over and above its rated output?

    Thereís nothing strange with this particular scenario. The controller is showing the actual current at that instant with respect to the voltage at that instant
    18 volt & 8,34 amps = 150 watt
    13.8...
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    Re: Do Trailer Wheel Rims Get Hot

    To my knowledge trailer wheel bearings should have some axial play when cold (2 to5 thou) to ensure that at operating temperature there is zero play or pressure to ensure optimum bearing life. An...
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    Re: Please help pick my solar panels..

    I must say that I am supprised at these prices, I bought two 100W semi flex solar panels about three years back from Easy Solar for just over R1k each.
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    Re: FJ Cruiser noise from hand brake

    Jono, the FJ runs the same mechanicals as the Prada 120 series. Go to the Pradopoint website, (Aussie site) they have got a lot of info there and will lead you to helpful YouTube videos around the...
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