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    Re: DIY Solar install questions

    Your post reminds me that there are seldom any meaningful economics in our posts, mainly technical solutions-which is great.

    But I do not think Eskom is going to collapse. It is far cheaper and...
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    Wrangler 2dr Re: Looking for some words of advice!

    Until she has to push the Jeep Jean....
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    Re: Anyone have a Powerflow exhaust system?

    The KZ motor was widely reported on this forum as being subject to overheating and cracking of the head. Strangely, not in Australia though. This motor was never a top performance choice, and I did a...
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    Re: Talk to me about solar panels.

    So the simple questions are. Will financing a solar panel system work out cheaper than my electricity bill? Will it be able to cope? I assume there are charges to be paid to municipality for not...
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    Re: Steel bash plate vs aluminium bash plate

    I think considering the duty you expect is important. For the trial guys who put their vehicles over rocks often as part of sport I would use steel-every time. I consider aluminium (perhaps...
  6. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    And fuel consumption is directly proportional to weight. Bigger weight, bigger tyres, we keep adding weight.
  7. Re: Overlanding In Southern Africa With A Large Bakkie (Pickup)

    We know that we don't all make our choices because of the number of dealers available or parts availability right? Until it has actually happened to you.

    So here we have a great vehicle, but one...
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    Re: Do I extend my warranty?

    Trev,

    Just so long as you read and understand the small print...

    I had an overheating problem on my Prado at 18,000km on ODO. Took it in, they phoned me later to say it was ready and when I...
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    Keeping camping sites closed is a poorly disguised work avoidance scheme. People travel around, work, go to school and use bathrooms all the time. Just sanitise and clean up, that's all!
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    Re: Land Cruiser 76 Modifications

    I had an aux tank fitted to my Prado (dealer based 4X4 specialist). It was stainless, fitted very neatly between the ladder frame. Once the main tank was full, the high fuel level flowed down a...
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    Re: Prado 95 1KZ-TE - advise please.

    R70k-R80k. These motors had a reputation to overheat, and the head did not like it-cracked the pre-combustion chambers and bits could fall off into the cylinder. You cannot see this from the outside...
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    Re: Essential overlanding mods

    I think that you are about done, looks good. I would go for Hilift jacking points though.

    After my first decade of overlanding I realised that the original suspension works fine unless you...
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    Re: Essential overlanding mods

    Morning Folks

    i would be interested to hear views on what are considered essential overlanding modifications to a SUV or a pickup.

    I have recently purchased a 2018 Toyota Fortuner 2.8l GD6 4x4...
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    Defender Re: Rain water as coolant.

    You should most certainly not put distilled water into the cars cooling system. It is corrosive. pH is below 7. Use the proper coolant. Otherwise nothing wrong with clean rainwater.
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    Re: Please help me understand

    This is why I drive a manual Land Cruiser.
  16. Re: Three new bakkies that could unsettle the cart when they arrive in SA

    Except a Land Cruiser 70 series. Then this article suggests that pimped up gladiator will compete in that space? Good luck.
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    Re: Landcruiser 79 WHAT COLOUR!!

    Toyota Beige if you want to use it and sell it. White if you want to work it to death on the farm. You degrade the value with other colours.
  18. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    I agree with you. As EV's and other alternatives gain market traction demand for fossil fuels will fall and the price of oil will fall-long before reserves run out. Then there is synthetic...
  19. Re: Anyone with Everest that had Prado 120 Vs before?

    Looks like you got some very good input. I cannot advise on the Everest because I have never owned one, but I have owned a Prado, and I now own a 76. Do not replace your Prado with a a 76 unless you...
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    Re: Advice Request - Ford Courier / Ranger

    Unless a vehicle is a classic, is in near concourse condition or you have a HUGE attachment to it, I would not throw money at it-especially at this time when a person has no clue as to what jobs are...
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    Re: Stop me from buying Unimog

    Cannot agree more. The nostalgia in me thought I needed a Unimog, but my wife insisted I show her how I was going to change a wheel. It cured the nostalgia adn I made do with a Land Cruiser.
  22. Re: Dodged a huge bullet on a dual battery solar setup.

    Interesting thread, and some considerable learning for me-thanks Gengis.

    This cause me to recall a Disco 2 catching fire at the Vaal Dam one day. The fire seemed started at or around the second...
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    Re: 4x4 Vehicle Tug of War

    Agree, but note also that the Disco was heavier than all the other vehicles. Major factor in friction calculation.
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.5 V8 diesel consumption

    I happened to still have the Toyota spec sheet for the 70 series on my rack. This is the so called 'combined cycle'. We all know that is difficult to achieve in practice, and it has nothing to do...
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    Re: Power output V8 Petrol vs V8 Diesel

    I think you have nailed it right there.
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    Re: Does a tonneau cover safe fuel

    That is what I call the straight truth using minimal words.
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    Re: Install Cargo Slide without Drilling Holes

    This voiding the corrosion warranty is vastly overstated. I understand why the OEMs say that but is it material to you? You can easily treat the holes with paint and Tectyl and it will be as good if...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.5 V8 diesel consumption

    Consumption sounds reasonable at that speed. With the 76 V8 I get 8.5km/l at 100km/h driven lightly. This is spot on Toyotas 'mixed cycle' claim. With a 1.5t caravan and roofrack that drops to...
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    Re: How old is your mobile fridge?

    I also have a 40l Engel which I bought in 1998. Never re-gassed. Still works perfectly, although I did lose the lid and had to make another one. I stripped it's covers off to give them a paint and...
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    Re: Toyota Dilemma ...

    I was in a similar position 3 years ago and after a comparison exercise (like a military planning campaign!) I went for the 76 V8. Unless you need the bak load area for 'hard stuff' that is-then I...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    It is great to see how many people out there can actually still build something and help themselves. Well done done to all of you resourceful people. This leads me to the 'Right to Repair' campaign,...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    The comments make me laugh. My old 4.2 used to spit out a short blast of smoke and a few bits of soot when starting from cold. My wife got 'black leg' one day from this and both the kids and the dogs...
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    Re: Stealers!! Why??

    My bikes LED indicators. I broke one off. Dealer quoted me R780.00 for ONE. I took a good look at it and found that its cable (special fitting on the end) was moulded into the housing. I exposed the...
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    Re: Engines have come a long way!

    The biggest advancement that has taken place to improve reliability in engines is manufacturing technology. Small tolerances need to be very consistent in a rotating device like an engine if it is to...
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    Re: Simple, but it worked

    There are some really nifty wind generators used on yachts available but they are very expensive for the output you get.

    I often see people in rural areas with a solar panel coupled directly to a...
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