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    Re: Merc Gelandewagen 230G

    Agree with the other comments here!

    Excellent vehicle and the older one's becoming more collectable.

    I would suggest you head over to www.mb4x4.co.za - the G-Club is wealth of knowledge.

    The...
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    Re: My Self Built Bachelor Penthouse.

    Excellent job!

    I had a similar plan when I still owned a bakkie.

    The idea of having the benefits of raised rooftop sleeping with rigid roof for kitchen and dressing is great - and you can...
  3. Re: Advice please - got a parking ticket while Defender in Storage

    Yes you can make representations before Summons is issued.

    Funny, we received a final notice for an expired license disk infringement on my wife's car - also Somerset West:
    1. We were not in...
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    Re: And then there were two!

    R200K met paar handige ekstra's - ARB bullbar, 2.5 duim volle suspensie, laaie en dual battery.

    Ek was ook baie verbaas met die elektriese spieeltjies met invou...so ook die elektriese lugdraad...
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    Re: And then there were two!

    Baie baie geluk Francois! Hierdie voertuig gaan jou baie plesier gee - ek weet!

    Jy was spuyt toe jy die een gemis het wat ek nou het - maar elke man kry sy dag!

    Kilo's is ook mooi, myne het nou...
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    Re: From Gqeberha 🤔

    Welcome Bloubul - a very desirable Landy you have there!

    Many happy miles, now get out to those many 4x4 tracks you have around PE!
  7. Re: Introduction - Theo - 4x4 and adventure lover

    Hi Theo - welcome to the Forum.

    Different strokes for different folks, drive what you fancy...

    I would suggest joining the MB4x4 forum as well. Lots of knowledgeable guys on Merc 4x4's and...
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    Re: URGENT - Mudguards for 98 Patrol GRX

    Petrie - as jy op Patrol forum is sal jy defnitief daar regkom. Ek vra solank vir jou op die WhatsApp groep om vinniger antwoord te kry op opsies.
  9. Thread: Sirion Troubles

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    Re: Sirion Troubles

    Get a diagnostic done to see if any fault codes show up.

    We had the same symptoms on a Polo. Diagnostic showed Engine Speed Sensor. Replaced same and all was fine for a day. Same fault came up...
  10. Thread: 1980 Isuzu C190

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    Re: 1980 Isuzu C190

    Ek is mal oor daai bakkies. Ons buurman in Hermanus het een gehad en hy het my een of twee keer laat saamry.

    Ek dink dit was nou te ware die eerste keer wat ek in 'n diesel bakkie gery het en dit...
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    Re: 3.0 patrol towing

    There is a wealth of knowledge within the patrol 4x4 club on the 3.0 diesel for safe upgrades and conversion options.

    Join there, excellent bunch of guys with real experience on what is viable and...
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    Re: New brand filtel Nissan is using

    Haven't seen or did not know that Nissan also uses Mahle. I know this is an OEM brand for Mercedes and also sold by Goldwagen.

    Used Mahle to service my 3.2 cdi at least 4 times - no complaints.
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    Re: Info need on a "RV Center" towbar

    I think there should be a steel pin, as opposed to a bolt for the other hole going through both the receiver and hitch attachment.

    I remember my hilux having the spring loaded pin with the bolts...
  14. Re: Mistakes people make with air suspensions... Especially hapless jurnos

    Precisely!
  15. Re: Mistakes people make with air suspensions... Especially hapless jurnos

    Locking the vehicle in access mode will allow you to travel upto IIRC 30km/h before the vehicle will automatically return to normal ride height. The limit when not locked is much lower and the...
  16. Re: Mistakes people make with air suspensions... Especially hapless jurnos

    Firstly, having been part of many a press day with off road vehicles, what the OP describes is true, comical and sad! And then, it is these individuals who know even less about off-road driving and...
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    Re: MTB to Cruiser conversion?

    I know you have asked specifically for advice on converting your current bicycle...However, if that is impossible due to parts availability or economically undesirable from a cost point of view.
    ...
  18. Thread: Nitrile Gloves

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    Re: Nitrile Gloves

    Suprahealthcare - they carry a number of brands, all sizes and varying colors and duties.

    Branches in CT, Jhb, Durban and Bloem, even PE. Direct or delivery.
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    Re: Looking for 4x4 D/cab Cruiser or Hilux V6

    Ek het vir so lank ook heen en weer gegaan met die cruisers toe ek Hilux wou upgrade - almal wat jy bo noem - regte deal het net nooit geval nie en manne wil nie die mooies maklik laat gaan nie. Hier...
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    Re: Victa Lawnmower restoration

    I had exactly the same mower with exactly the same issue. Ran perfectly but also started to run high into the revs I thought it would explode like a runaway diesel. Tried rebuilding carb - Ended up...
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    Re: Any Mercedes ML 270 Cdi owners still ?

    Somerset West - vehicle really looks good and pulls like a train.

    Bumpers colour-coded as well.
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    Re: Any Mercedes ML 270 Cdi owners still ?

    My uncle recently bought one - had been standing for a while - all misdiagnosed issues.

    Needed some tlc and MB know-how. Now running perfectly and he is very happy.
  23. Re: Light Weight vs Heavy Weight Vehicle For Off-Roading

    Your footprint - surface area of contact with the terrain - will influence your ultimate force per given area in turn influencing your traction ability.

    All else equal I am guessing mass and force...
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    Discovery 3 Re: Standard shocks for a 2009 LR3 V8

    Are you referring to the air strut? Or is your vehicle coil sprung?

    IIRC the compressor was Hitachi and the struts Delphi, but not sure, maybe D4. The other guys will chime in soon.

    Contact...
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    Discovery 2: Re: No power in reverse on a incline

    I would also start with the gearbox. The oil could tell a story, perhaps get a proper gearbox flush and have a sample tested.

    Check for bits in the oil and if there is a "burnt" smell to it.
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    Re: Patrol 4800 GL - Bucketlist Tick!

    Hi Rob, thank you!

    Yes, it is gold in colour. 148 000 km's and really in excellent condition. I think the first reg date on mine is in fact in 2007, but it is MY2006.

    I have owned some really...
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    Re: Patrol 4800 GL - Bucketlist Tick!

    Hi Francois - Yes, it is that one. Very good condition for a vehicle of nearly 14 years old - feels very solid!

    Just enough extras - the basics! Can't wait to get out wheeling!
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    Patrol 4800 GL - Bucketlist Tick!

    Some say; every cloud has a silver lining...

    Well, at the start of the lockdown, I have finally parked a very special vehicle (to me and my vehicle bucketlist) in my garage - 2006 Patrol 4800 GL! ...
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    Re: Puma 2,4......Hiert jou Lekker Ding

    Oor die klippe sit jy hom in 1ste Low met centre diff gesluit en hy loop met die anti-stall mooi stadig oor die klippe. Eerste is baie stadiger as op 'n Td5.

    Ek hou die meeste van die 07/08 2.4...
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    Re: Safe and more affordable areas in Cape Town?

    We stay in Durbanville which is a lovely town with what seems to be its own micro-economy. Everything offered by the big cities is here 25km's from CT and the beach at Blouberg amd West Coast. Easy...
  31. Thread: W202 C250Diesel

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    Re: W202 C250Diesel

    Buy it, maintain it and hold onto it! That engine will outlast nearly anything and runs on a breath of fuel.

    All service parts should be available from Goldwagen and w202 parts are a plenty.
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    Re: Looking for a Sprinter

    I have seen the Sprinter Iglhaut 4x4 coversion in SA on ambulances and rescue vehicles. Could maybe pick one up from an auction selling ex govvie equipment.

    Those have low range with 3 diff locks....
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    Re: 1969 Mercedes 190d ponton

    Please send me a PM once you have decided on a price.
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    Re: 1969 Mercedes 190d ponton

    Beautiful! We have 2 Pontons in the family a 220S and a 180. There is a merket for these cars and some have even fetched crazy prices. They are getting scarce and parts even more so. If the coach is...
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    Re: De Kraal 4x4 East london contact info

    Hey Jo4x4, this was my conundrum a number of years ago...we were also looking for a suitable training track in EL.

    I also found De Kraal and became very good friends with the previous owner,...
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