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  1. Re: Please advise on how to take a church off grid

    For me this is the biggest plus by far.
  2. Re: State of Emergency extended for another 6 months

    These lockdowns will be very harshly judged by history. Hopefully the voters will also give it a harsh review.

    I hope the fellow from Imperial College that prompted all the lockdowns is totally...
  3. Re: The 2.4 Hilux Revo SRX GD-6 Double Cab Thread

    All I can say is do not support any Barlow World Branch as they are targeting the dumping of white staff specifically as part of their retrenchment plans.
  4. Re: What is the highest mileage on an Amarok so far?

    I have had a few clutches. First two went before 1 st service was due. Next one went at 80k km. Then I did another one at around 280k km I think? Would need to dig back in my history. In all cases...
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    Re: Where to service winch?

    Perhaps try one of the armature winder type guys. I did not know about the fellow that Tigwana suggested so that may be a good port of call.
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    Re: Bush Lapa Shocks

    I am no mech eng, but if you plan on dirt road driving you need very good shocks. I would chuck them and replace with Bilstein/Koni/Fox or something more up to the task. Even monroe may be a good...
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    Re: Fortune Vs Hilux for Overlanding

    I have an amaork and my wife a fortuner. There is really no comparison in terms of packing space. So really your choice is probably do you want to take a trailer or just one vehicle, and even that is...
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    Re: Fronius Inverters

    Many thanks to the knowledgeable fellows that are providing suggestions. Re China, there is a surprising amount of stuff that is coming from Taiwan, who I will not mention in the same breath as China...
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    Re: Fronius Inverters

    From a purely mathematical perspective you are right, but much like the master card add, it ignores the satisfaction of denying eskom more revenue than I absolutely have to give them factor, which...
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    Re: Fronius Inverters

    Thanks for this suggestion. I see that this means I loose panels when there is load shedding during the day if I understand this one correctly. Also Solis appears to be made in China and I am very...
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    Re: Fronius Inverters

    Thanks let me look into this option as well.
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    Fronius Inverters

    I have an Axpert system that is doing its thing pretty well, however as we all know it is a UPS and not too smart. I have recently installed panels. Not very optimally at all, but as I stay in a...
  13. Re: The Volkswagen up! as a viable city car choice

    Wonder if Slabbert still has his business. I sure hope so.
  14. Re: The Volkswagen up! as a viable city car choice

    Well thats a disappointment? I am also coming up on 30K service and was thinking that I may look at another one. I bought this one sort of for the kids, but I now use it all the time and its not...
  15. Poll: Re: Best second hand 4x4 low cost & maintenance

    In my view if you can pick up a good disco 2 that would be your best bet. If you are only going to use it very occasionally then would look for a v8. Most landy parts can be had for reasonable money...
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    Re: Richards Bay Harbour Fishing

    not too sure but I see at the DBN ski boat club we are now allowed to self launch. I think the communist overlords are finding less and less reason to keep their nefarious measures in place as much...
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    Re: DIY Solar install questions

    Pity you are so far away. i have a hydraulic crimper that I purchased with the same project in mind, but I am midrand and not planning on being in the EC any time too soon.
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    Re: You know you are stuck when...

    Not much of a problem for a russian oligarch.
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    Suspension Re: Seikel Suspension

    I am on 265/70 r17 and have been since about 50k km. Now just over 300k.

    On maxxis Bravo at 710 there was very slight rubbing on the chassis rail at full lock. Excellent tyres and got around 140k...
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    Suspension Re: Seikel Suspension

    I think it depends on what you want to do. I needed to replace my shocks as one of the rear ones was leaking. I took the plunge and fitted Bilsteins, which I am still happy with, but did not touch...
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    Re: Amarok horn / hooter replacement

    If this attachment comes through, it describes how to remove the bumper et which I used when I fitted my winch. Hooters are inside there if you ferret around enough.

    Regarding the hooter, there...
  22. Re: Morning Shot: High Court Legalises Land Invasions (Practically)

    Good to see a fellow subscriber. Most of the MSM outlets are so challenged these days that there a very few sources of credible news.
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    Re: Land Cruiser Brakes

    Is it stupid to say it may be something as simple as the brake housing not sliding properly? You are usually meant to use a little high temp grease on the pins that the brakes slide along. (Not sure...
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    Re: Overheating of 2003 Toyota Hilux

    I had huge issues with an old 3ltr cortina bakkie and after several radiator recores, the fan was the root cause. I fitted a fix fan and that was the last of the overheating issues on that wagon. I...
  25. Re: Amarok Oil Change - LiquiMoly Toptech 4600 - opinions

    This is a bit of minefield. There is a 501.x spec as well as a 503.x and then a 507. The ravenol i use if all 507 and higher, but you can use 501 or 503 (I cant recall which) for the amarok. Check...
  26. Re: Amarok Oil Change - LiquiMoly Toptech 4600 - opinions

    I use ravenol. Look them up on the website and see how they compare. I am sticking with them.

    Also have you done all the other Fluids. I try and do everything around every 100k or so. Radiator,...
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    Re: 2.8 GD6 questions

    I just had to fit a battery to my amarok which was around R2300. I normally just go to dixon, but I thought let me just get a quote from the VW parts guys for their economy line. They were about R300...
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    Re: 2.8 GD6 questions

    I bought my wife one just before the lockdown and this weekend I drove it for the first time while I was in Durban. Hers is a 4x4 auto which i must say seems very nice in general. I did not notice...
  29. Re: Towing with a Hilux V6. Jurgens Exclusive

    As mentioned you can tow up to the tare mass of the tow vehicle legally, with overrun brakes. After that you can still go up to the tow mass of the tow vehicle provided you have coupled brakes. I...
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    Re: amarok missed service

    I agree with others here. I service every 10k, but I use very high quality Ravenol Oils which I am sure would be good for 30 000km service intervals. When i am in Dbn through I tow a very heavy boat...
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    Re: Can electric cars work in South Africa

    NO!
  32. Thread: Inverters

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    Re: Inverters

    This is a great testimony. I bought an axpert/mecer/... and to be honest it was fine as a UPS, and I have added some panels to it now, but it is a far from optimised setup.

    Since then Covid has...
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    Re: Vibration on Amarok steering

    how old is it? I noticed some new noises while I was driving down Van Reenens but I was towing around 2500kgs and it only seemed to be present when I had been braking for some time. I have bought new...
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    Re: Reverse Subsidising the Grid Tied Users

    This is very true, but for most people going off, or partially off grid is not a trendy choice, but a necessity because of the failure and unacceptably high cost of eskom. They have landed themselves...
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    Re: Winch on Hilux GD6

    Peter has a pretty good idea what he is on about. He did the winch plate/tow bar on my amarok, but I only fitted the winch much later in JHB. I agree with the cable on boat duty. I fitted a synthetic...
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