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    Re: Buying another Touareg V6

    Contact henris on the forum. He does this service and feedback here is very positive
  2. Re: Connecting backup batteries of differing capacity's

    I have 150Ah 4x12V ->48V connected in parallel with 4 x 200Ah ->48V. Logic tells me that whichever bank pulls a lower voltage first will transfer the load to the higher voltage (200Ah in my case as...
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    Re: Spike Roller

    I looked into this and an agricultural engineer that ran a composting business suggested lime (I think that was to up the PH) and Gypsym to break down the soil compaction which is what the roller is...
  4. Re: Lockers/Traction Control etc etc........Comparison??

    This is a very good point. The first range rovers had LSDs and they were soon done away with as unnecessary. Axle articlation and keeping the wheels on the ground is always preferable to aids. The...
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    Re: Weighing a trailer

    A lot of the landfill sites charge by mass, so almost 100% sure they will have to calibrate pretty frequently and can probably give you a certificate?
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    Re: Camping Kosi Bay

    There is also 3rd lake but then the mouth is a day trip. And Bhanga Nek is relatively close. I think most of the parks board places are well patrolled.

    Kosi Mouth is awesome, but we have always...
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    Re: Amarok fan switch/Blower

    I had this with mine, but it was like you mentioned that nothing other than position 4 worked. I took it to an aircon place in Pinetown/New Germany and they had it fixed with a new resistor pack in...
  8. Re: Namaqua to Richtersveld Adventure Videos

    X2. My dad always taught me never to put any part of myself under a vehicle that is not very securely lifted, and secured on axle stands. Also always put the tyre under chassis as you suggest.
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    Re: Wishful thinking???? D1 for R139 990????

    I assume the "1" is a typo and he means 39k?
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    Re: Fiat 500 Owners - Feedback Please!!

    Also look at be up! My landlord has a fleet of delivery fiats and one vw caddy. The guys hate the fiats and say the vw is much better.

    That being said the landlord has a 500abarth that he seems to...
  11. Re: Fitting a low profile warn winch behind the front bumper on a 2004 Prado 120

    I got the winch plate fitted in Dbn by mr winch, but did the install myself. The winch plate is pretty straight forward if you are handy with a ginger and welder.

    Make sure you try and get as...
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    Re: Power steering Issue?

    To follow up on this, I was at JohnBoy yesterday and fitted a new VW belt and idler pulleys and the groaning power steering has gone away! Very weird! I was convinced that this could not be the issue...
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    Re: Is this it?

    My landlord has a Range Rover svr. Wicked looking, but rather pointless affair. Sure those rear tyres must be something like 315-350, but slammed to the ground. His c63 seems like a better answer to...
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    Re: Wheel bearing Replacement

    Pretty much any mech place would be able to do that, but you should get handy, and figure it out. If not at least ask them for one spare set of wheel bearing for each trailer. If you do come to grief...
  15. Re: Sodwana Beach and Sibaya Lake - Drivable with standard 4motion T5 Caravelle?

    Tow a boat and you will be fine!

    I am also not sure about the situation in Mabibi. We always used to go there for sun downers years back with the varsity dive club. Even in those days it was...
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    Re: Buying second hand tyres

    i think it depends. I gave some tyres to a mate of mine. One had been hit hard, and the other lost pressure driving back from DBn, so was quite soft by the time I noticed and not sure how much heat...
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    Re: Amarok De-CAT

    I did my cat removal and EGR blank at Johns place on Monday evening. He is a fantastic bloke. Proper redneck who has bikes, lathes and pretty much every tool you can think of in his garage, and all...
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    Re: Elektricery for caravan.

    Curious as to the mass of the batteries involved. There are a lot of threads relating to legal GVMs etc.

    I think your idea is worth exploring, but those batteries alone may well push you over the...
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    Re: Runva Winches - Any experience?

    Check the mass in the spec sheets. I have seen suzukis with Winches, but mostly the very small ones usually seen on ATVs? I would guess you would be in for around 30kgs with mounting hardware and...
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    Re: Runva Winches - Any experience?

    Some of the Aussie ones are ip67 rated.
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    Re: Runva Winches - Any experience?

    I have a come up which is around the same price as runva I think?
    Not used hard but pulls boat onto trailer when required and pulls out trees when needed.
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    Re: Replacing brake pads and discs on amarok

    I normally do three sets of pads per set of discs and the power brake guys said that is pretty normal
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    Re: Johannesburg Heatwave

    Hmm poseur. We have the same issue in my office. Have already shelled our for large AC, but don't feel like paying more for insulation when it is not my place. I feel your pain. Last year this time...
  24. Re: The Volkswagen up! as a viable city car choice

    Well 15k service. Just phone vW woodmead. 2.2k for an oil service! Thats pretty dear considering they change the oil (4ltrs) and filter, and don't forget the new sump washer! Very NB they run a...
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    Re: Johannesburg Heatwave

    Not sure how easily you can access your ceiling, but trust me on this. Crawl up there and fit the thickest isotherm you can find. Difference its night and day! Builders sell pretty thick stuff up...
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    Re: Replacing brake pads and discs on amarok

    I would further comment that I replaced the rear drums and pads on the amarok at 265kish from memory. I just thought I should at that point.

    Shouldn't have wasted the money as they were...
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    Re: Johannesburg Heatwave

    Well our thatch house which is as cold as an eskimos nuts in winter, is just hitting its stride now. No AC, but never feels overly warm inside. Yay to triple volume (only in summer!)
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    Re: Amarok jack

    I have used the amarok jack under duress a couple of times, once for the boat and once for the amarok towing the boat. Those bottle jacks in my mind should lift the axle or wheel strut, but not the...
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    Re: Replacing brake pads and discs on amarok

    I am a fan of the power brakes. They just seem well put together and it is a 10 min job to fit them and then you know they are done right. At your milage I would also bleed the system, something that...
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    Re: Caravan Electrical Laws

    I think fluffy should sit on a SANS committee for his sins. Its strange how some areas fall through the cracks and are not covered by any regulations.

    I don't like tingling feet as he mentioned,...
  31. Re: Ridiculous maintenance cost of Freelander II

    Sounds like pretty reasonable maintenance to me. I think anything under 2k/tyre is pretty good going for a 4x4. I have just bought an UP! and it is super light on fuel, tyres etc. I am loving it but...
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    Re: Power steering Issue?

    Hmm many thanks guys. Will see if I can get a new rack or take it to one of the power steering g chaps to mend/overhaul
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    Re: Power steering Issue?

    Completely drained and flushed the whole system and had the fluid resivoir out for cleaning with compressed air so pretty sure all clean on that side.

    Also wanted to make sure I was not...
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    Re: Power steering Issue?

    Nope they are all hundreds and as soon as the revs are just above idle, there is no noise. only on idle and only when applying steering effort.
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    Oil Change 3,2 Motor

    I was doodling around the inter webs looking for an power steering issue on my amarock when I came across this?

    https://4wheeldriveguide.com/ford-ranger-3-2-oil-pump-priming/

    I am not sure if...
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