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    Re: Power for a modem

    ThanksJust to confirm, this type of charger in theory should be safe to charge a vehicles battery in situ without disconnecting it?
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    Re: Power for a modem

    Many thanks, so the one in the pic is one of the ones to avoid?
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    Re: Power for a modem

    Not directly linked to your reply but what do those Chinese mall 12V battery chargers look like again, the ones you recommending in the offgrid thread I think it was, do they have a make or model...
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    Re: Lifetime of Victron batteries

    Hopefully one battery is on the way out and that's affecting the net voltage and hence short runtime. 1yr 4 months of moderate useage would be very poor, what warranty are they sold with?
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 judder

    Surely there must be a parts list on one of the LR websites either OE or independent supplier?

    I order spares(not a LR) from the UK and just cross reference the part number on a spares website I...
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    Re: Bought an Infiniti QX70

    Are Infiniti's still being sold new or only 2hnd available now in SA?
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    Re: Fortuner D4D air flow meter

    I wouldn't use hand sanitizer, you need something like Contact Cleaner that leaves absolutely no residue, especially on an air flow sensor. Midas or any spares shop will have it, Spanjaard Lectro...
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    Re: Haval Resale value

    Thats a very good point about reliability and with many marquee brands no amount of German engineering and the massive purchase price will save you the pain.

    Another thing that is very attractive...
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    Re: Haval Resale value

    What economy do you get and what do the competitors get?
    I'm assuming with a turbo if your foot is even slightly heavy it will drink fuel?
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    Using the Able Fine Metal filter I've never had grinds coming through and I've used it with grinds well below French press grinds. The holes are extremely small, I doubt even expresso grinds would...
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    Re: Haval Resale value

    That engine has impressive specs for a 1.5l and it's petrol:

    Haval Jolion

    The Jolion 1.5T City Manual starts at R299,900

    The Chinese made vehicle makes use of a 1.5-litre turbopetrol engine...
  12. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    I would step extremely carefully buying a complex high end out of warranty vehicle like a Toureg from WBC, they are often used as a dumping ground for vehicles with expensive issues that may not...
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 judder

    Apparently quite a few vehicle brands use Triangle as their accredited gearbox repairer.
  14. Re: mozambique-terrorists-attack-island-off-palma-coast

    How would that help them?
  15. Re: FS : 1982 Merc 200 W123, 1 Owner LOW LOW Miles!!!

    Petri's Merc is a fair deal if its in excellent running order which I'm assuming it is.

    I see a good few beautiful examples in Cape Town driven by younger people, they are now desirable vehicles...
  16. Re: FS : 1982 Merc 200 W123, 1 Owner LOW LOW Miles!!!

    That deal does seem too good to be true but the Gumtree profile is 11yrs old which does point to it not being a scam. The scam might just be that the guy has the car but it's condition isn't as seen...
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    The Able Fine metal filter is very durable, mine is probably pushing 6yrs old now with 2 x daily use.
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    I've tried numerous different methods but always come back to the aeropress for the taste and simplicity.

    One thing to remember with the popular Jetboil models is from what I have read they are...
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    Re: Electric short & sensor failures

    How much did the whole job to sort the mess out cost and did the guys that damaged the loom honour their promise to cover the cost?
  20. Re: Ford very finnicky over petrol - 2nd engine replacement imminent.

    Sounds something like the VAG 1.4Tsi engines that also had piston damage as a result of pre-ignition, the engines were not designed correctly for Sa fuel or something to that effect. VAG also left...
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    Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    After using it I've never had issues with balancing nor have the tyre places complained about repairing the puncture that necessitated using it.

    I have heard the rumour about it destroying tyres...
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    Re: Changing of tyres, by Swambo

    This stuff works great, I always have 2 in my vehicle, just make sure the size you get matches the tyre capacity.



    Why would using a can of tyre inflator damage a tyre?

    It makes a mess if...
  23. Thread: Towing in 4th

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    Re: Towing in 4th

    That gearbox would probably have a torque converter, I wonder if locking it in 5th could potentially overheat the torque converter and damage it if you drive it too hard with a heavy trailer?
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    Re: 2012 Pathfinder heater matrix stuffed

    Well worth the schlep of importing then, the local agents would have probably also had to special order the part from Japan and made you wait many weeks if not months for the convenience.
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    Re: Red 6 in GD6 fading

    Red is more prone to fading due to how susceptible the colour is to UV but that will only show after many years parked in the sun. Fading after only 5yrs points to it being some kind of issue with...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Discovery 1 - Buying advice

    I'd spend some time in the market, the V8's especially sell for relative peanuts due to the massive fuel consumption and the current petrol price. If you wait a while(even a few months) you should be...
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    Re: Botched KZ - D4D Transplant

    There was a thread a while back where a guy mentioned offering a service doing something similar, probably a good idea to ask him for advice.

    Doing engine swops to a non oe powerplant is a...
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    Re: 2012 Pathfinder heater matrix stuffed

    Nice, what was the landed price incl all costs vs the agents locally?
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    Defender Re: Puma Remtec engine replacement

    I think the problem is with Remtec Landy engines in particular. I have also seen numerous people mention their Landy subs are not great.
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    Re: Medical oxygen tanks

    Very few outright sell tanks, they are very expensive to buy and getting self owned tanks filled can be difficult.

    I'm assuming you are looking for tanks with medical grade oxygen. Probably best...
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    Re: it's a write off

    The op needs to do his sums very carefully though.

    High quality panel beating is expensive and parts add up mighty quickly, especially if you don't have the time or inclination to traipse all...
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    Re: Sodwana Bay Lodge

    Why has the owner not paid the chief?
    Was it a semi bribe payment (pay off the locals) or some kind of formal agreement that went sour.
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    Re: Help needed: 2001 Jetta 4 1.9 Tdi

    Get an ODB adaptor and check for codes. Or even better a VCDS diagnostic tool if you know anyone with one.
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    Re: Second hand Mercedes-Benz dealership run-ins

    Email Germany and CC MBSA and the dealer principal of the dealer in question, maybe also cc Wendy Knowler or any other journalist that may be interested in these shenanigans
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    Re: Wrangler 2.8 CRD dead

    Eben did your head work, the last person to have worked with those injectors, what does he say about what you have found?
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