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  1. Re: General Grabber AT3 vs Hankook Dynapro ATM

    Interesting factoid:

    On some German vehicles there is a function in the onboard computer you can programme for winter tires. This will automatically limit the top speed to a safe level.
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    Re: Bass Fishing for a beginner around JHB

    This time of the year the bass will be lying deeper where the water temp is somewhat higher, especially in the mornings and may gradually move to shallower as the day time temps rise so I would start...
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    Re: Best dealership in Johannesburg area

    I had my S6 serviced at Mahindra West Rand yesterday. They seem to have done a good job, even cleaned the engine properly after the work was done and the vehicle has no dirty finger marks or oil...
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    Re: Mahindra aftermarket rims

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190510/142aca0253f532eff367c4b11e3cca7e.jpg

    These are the Trench wheels I am talking about with the 35mm positive offset. These will not rub.
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    Re: Mahindra aftermarket rims

    I beg to differ. The offset on the Trench differs from the Lynx and Grip in that it has a 35mm positive offset whereas the Lynx and Grip both have 0mm offset. That small amount of offset is all that...
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    Re: Mahindra aftermarket rims

    You can get pro-white steelies from Errols.

    You don't need to be concerned about what other vehicle share the PCD, you only need to know the PCD which is 5x160.
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    Re: Mahindra aftermarket rims

    Errol's Tyres stock the correct wheels.

    The only mag wheel that will not rub without jacking up the torsion bars on the Scorpio are the A-Line Trench wheels. Don't let them tell you otherwise....
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    Re: Scarborough Reels - Fishing

    Again, it comes down to cost and maintenance.

    At the moment I use Shimano TLD25 reels spooled with 600M of 50Lb Daiwa J-Braid, tipped with 7M 50 or 80 Lb wind-on leaders for deep sea fishing as...
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    Re: Scarborough Reels - Fishing

    I very much doubt a scarborough would keep up with modern multiplier reels in terms of casting distance. Technology has moved on considerably. You need only experience the difference in casting...
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    Re: Snomaster question

    I own the bdc110 model.

    What you describe re the temperature is normal, it is much more stable once filled. Also, I have done some experiments where I set the left compartment to -15 and the right...
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    Re: Advice on ML (W164) Models

    Please, please tell me where.
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    Re: Advice on ML (W164) Models

    These are great vehicles, super comfortable and quiet but as a long term owner I just want to warn you about maintenance costs.

    At some point you will have to replace suspension airbags usually...
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    Re: No more Bolero.

    8500KM into ownership.

    Since my last write-up the S6 has taken me on a few more adventures.

    Firstly a trip to Santa Maria in Moz. Again, loaded with all the necessities such as freezer, fishing...
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    Re: Goba - Border crossing

    Not true, you can drive on tar all the way to Ponta Malongane from Goba. The road isn't very good in some places up to Boane but after Boane the road is brand new, smooth tar.
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    Re: Goba - Border crossing

    The Kosibay border post is a mess. Not only is corruption on the S.A side rife but there is no order, you have to be very firm about your place in the queue. It also doesn't matter which line you...
  16. Re: Advice requested on generator for house during loadshedding

    Why? Because of quality of life.

    Having done a lot of living off generator power during load shedding and power failures since 2008, through four separate installations, starting with a cheap...
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    Re: SP1600 Beetle carbs

    No, these are twin single barrel carbs and would be my choice as the 34mm chokes are not too large for the breathing ability of the otherwise stock 1600 twinport engine, in fact, I would add 1.4...
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    Re: SP1600 Beetle carbs

    http://vwcatalog.empius.com/vwcatalog/2018/112.html

    This may be what you are looking for but before you spend money, take the engine apart and check it thoroughly. High RPM operation destroys the...
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    Re: Your 4x4 being used what its MADE FOR.

    Doing some fishing at Cycad Bay in Moz:

    522229
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    Re: Maputo Elephant Reserve entrance fees

    Hetta should be able to help you with this as well.
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    Re: Maputo Elephant Reserve entrance fees

    If you can rent a standard 4x4 from Hertz, Budget or Avis, that would be ideal. You don't need a kitted vehicle, you need high ground clearance and 4 wheel drive.

    There are very few people between...
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    Re: Maputo Elephant Reserve entrance fees

    I was there last week.

    You will not make it to Santa Maria with a 4x2 especially once you leave the elephant reserve towards Santa Maria. There are sections with very soft sand and axle twisters....
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    Re: Bolero Rebuild

    The original factory fitted fan does a great job of cooling the engine, my ex Bolero operated in temperatures ranging from -2 to 40+ degC without issues.

    Get a new oem fan unit and make sure the...
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    Re: Bolero Rebuild

    Well done!

    You guys sure move fast.
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    Re: Warning about unichips bad experience

    Your tuner did not know.... Diesel is the easies to get power out of. My youngest's polo 1900 tdi makes more than 700 nm .....on the wheels. no piggy back chip just a new map for his standard ecu...
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    Re: Automatic transfer switch

    An ATS has this as part of its function.

    The issue with installing an ATS on a small petrol genny is generally the lack of an auto choke function on the genny itself.

    There are ways of...
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    Re: 20ltr vs 25ltr plastic jerry can

    A proper metal Jerry can will not leak unless the seal perishes. I keep a pack of seals in the glovebox and replace all seals every second year as preventative maintenance. There are two jerry cans...
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    Re: Tow balls kill

    A few questions for the experts:

    Has anyone ever seen a conventional tow ball (The kind that is fitted to vehicles' tow bars with two bolts i.e. normal gooseneck) that broke off using a non-snatch...
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    Re: When to engage diff locks

    You will need to lock the center diff and then the rear on occasion in the axle twister sections. De Wildt is not difficult or car breaking if you take it easy.

    A word of advice; Mud does...
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    Re: Unleaded fuel for old bangers....

    Andre, pulling off the heads is not a major issue. If the heads are original and have done a bit of mileage it will benefit from a valve job anyway. When the engineering works are busy with the heads...
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    3000KM on the odo, towing and some 4x4

    I returned yesterday from a long weekend fishing trip to Swaziland.

    Naturally I was towing my 16Ft boat as well as carting fridges and other goodies on the back of the vehicle. Again I came away...
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    The Pik Up update

    1750KM and one month later.

    I have made a few changes. Chief amongst these is a new set of wheels to replace the steelies. My bakkie has attitude now. Then, because I personally do not trust auto...
  33. Re: Scary experiences on boats fresh and saltwater

    Now for the scariest experience I ever had on a boat.

    My good mate that helped me on Loskop invited me to go fishing at Richards Bay in 2014. At the time he had a 16ft Invader Cat with two 40HP...
  34. Scary experiences on boats fresh and saltwater

    With reference to the small fresh water boat thread and the quote below:



    I also had a very nasty experience on Loskop Dam in November last year.

    A storm came up and over the mountain. The...
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    Re: Small freshwater boat

    COF is a non-issue on a cat-R vessel. It is all about safety kit. You buy the safety kit once and have the fire extinguisher serviced annually. COF is just a check to ensure you have all the safety...
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