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    Re: Multiple attacks on Hartbeespoort farms

    So is murdering US! Shoot to KILL, dead men don't lie in court!
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    Re: Any Interest/Offers?? 1957 Ford Squire

    Sent you a PM!
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    Kyron M200 xdi Fuel injectors

    Just been told I need to get new injectors for my snail. Any one got any ideas,or contacts? Korean Spares are useless!
    All help will be much appreciated
    Its the 4 cylinder 2.0 motor and as far as I...
  4. Re: NEW! Dash Cam with Artificial Intelligence / WiFi / 1600P / GPS logger / G-sensor

    Really good picture quality
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    Re: 3 Seater Gokart Build for the Kids

    Very nifty! That is one very chuffed young lady! Great job, just make sure you always have gas for it though!
  6. Thread: Car Hire

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    Re: Car Hire

    I'd actually forgotten about them! They used to be based down the bottom of town, cant remember the street, but it was Doornfontein?
    I'll give them a ring tomorrow morning.
  7. Thread: Car Hire

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    Re: Car Hire

    Funny coincidence, I used to do all their brake repairs when I was in JHB! Many years ago.
  8. Thread: Car Hire

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    Car Hire

    The Snail has to go in for some major surgery, so I need to hire a car for a few days.
    Any suggestions on cheap/reasonable places on the west rand?
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    Re: What are you smoking?

    Being lovers of smoked trout, we have ourselves the stove top one. Works very well.
    What does not however work so well is going in to a fishmonger and saying you would like a fish to smoke! The...
  10. Thread: Voltage drain

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    Re: Voltage drain

    ​​[QUOTE=Wetkit;4403682]So far all sounds normal.
    Fuel pump will try to maintain pressure in the system even if the ignition is off, same like an electric fan.

    To be honest, 0.5Amp at 12V is...
  11. Thread: My W116 280 SE

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    Re: My W116 280 SE

    Beautiful car! They are pretty bullet proof! Enjoy her!
  12. Thread: Bakkie prices

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    Re: Bakkie prices

    And to think that back in 94, I picked up my nice shiny new 280 Turbo DC Isuzu with diff loc and central locking, from the factory, complete with canopy, and I had to kiss serious corporate ass to...
  13. Thread: Voltage drain

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    Re: Voltage drain

    That's what I thought, and apparently it is only drawing when I reconnect, then it stops, and I'm left with the .5 amp draw???
  14. Thread: Voltage drain

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    Re: Voltage drain

    Adding to my previous post!
    Took the Snail to my diesel tech/auto electrician, and he put an ammeter on between the negative post and the earth strap.
    Started off with a 2.75amp reading, then...
  15. Thread: Voltage drain

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    Re: Voltage drain

    After much head scratching, and searching, fuse and relay pulling, I "Think" I may have got to the bottom of the problem???
    The other night at about 8ish, I went out to take the battery off charge,...
  16. Thread: Voltage drain

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    Re: Voltage drain

    As requested, positive terminal. ignore the thin red wire, that runs to the thermo switch.
    Have tried with all doors shut, bonnet switch in the off position, and with the alternator fuse removed,...
  17. Thread: Voltage drain

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    Re: Voltage drain

    I've owned the car for 7 years now! I doubt they will know?
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    Re: Voltage drain

    Dumb question/s: a) the car had stood since yesterday, so theoretically the PCM should have been asleep. How do I Bridge the bonnet switch? can I just unplug the wire from it? and if i remove the...
  19. Thread: Voltage drain

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    Voltage drain

    For the past while, my battery will go flat at the drop of a hat, sometimes it will be fine after a week, and sometimes it doesn't last two days.
    Besides my thermo fan, which only works when the car...
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    Re: Advice Request - Ford Courier / Ranger

    The problem with rebuilds is always how far do you go?
    I rebuilt my wife's TR 7 Sprint soft top in 2002, and in total, including the original price of the car, the bill came out at about R120k.
    I...
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    Re: Vandenplas Princess 4liter RR

    Beautiful cars, but in the condition you are talking about, Money Pits!
    Spares are easily available ex UK, but at our exchange rate?
    If you really hanker after a classic BRIT, look around, better...
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    Re: 4x4 Vehicle Tug of War

    I'm sorry, but tug of war contests between cars is a bit like having a dick measuring contest! And about as much sense!
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    Re: New S-Presso...........Nice!!!!

    Looks strangely similar to the baby Mahindra???
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    Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    Goes with out saying! You do not leave a person stranded in the bush/desert! Common decency!
  25. Thread: My New Purchase

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    Re: My New Purchase

    Great Vehicle!Enjoy!
  26. Thread: Peugeot landtrek

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    Re: Peugeot landtrek

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    Oh well at least that will keep up Peugeots sterling reliability record then!:p
  27. Thread: Peugeot landtrek

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    Re: Peugeot landtrek

    If you don't mind driving a Nissan. I seem to recall reading about a collaboration between PSA and Nissan/Renault.
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    Re: Squeaking brakes after pad replacement

    Hi, could be lotsa things!
    But seriously: Coppaslip is a cure all for squeaky pads, but it does need to be judiciously applied. Clean the area where the pad is going to fit, coppaslip the back, and...
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    Re: Gas versus Eksdom.Lets put this one to bed.

    Ta Muchly! I'll do that, and get an electrician to install it properly.
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    Re: Gas versus Eksdom.Lets put this one to bed.

    A question for Johan here! I would dearly love to install a timer to switch my geyser on and off, which I do manually at the moment, except for when I forget (which is quite often)
    My electrical...
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    Re: Injector problems due to 10ppm diesel

    For three and a half years I had hassles with my Snail, engine warning light would come on at the drop of a hat. Stop, restart and all was good, sometimes for 50m, sometimes for 500km.
    When I...
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    Re: Merc X- class closing its doors

    I always thought they were a joke!
    But I see a certain part of our population is quite fond of them, government money perhaps?
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    Re: My Own Canopy - Hilux Revo

    Very neat and tidy! Seen lots worse with name brands on! Well Done!!
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    Re: Naude's nek accident - claims 2 lifes

    RIP and condolences! Very sad!
  35. Thread: Isuzu Trooper

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    Re: Isuzu Trooper

    Just my opinion, and undoubtedly I will get shot down! BUT, stick with the 280, and rather get it tweaked a bit by someone who knows what they are doing, and there are plenty of them around.
    The 300...
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