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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    best to address the causative problem rather than its symptom ...
    ... but ...
    could go a bit ‘ hotter ‘ ie plug is longer and more exposed into the heat of the cylinder
    ... but if not a spec plug...
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    Re: Trying to trace my classic Range Rover

    ... maybe see if Philip Glynn in Benoni knows of its owner or whereabouts as he is main ( esp 2nd hand ) parts specialist for RRovers/Classics etc

    At last ‘ Range Rover Day ‘ contact details given...
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    Re: Series fuel tank

    I’m also going to be removing my
    Series 3 side tank , to do some insitu welding of chassis, so will look at cleaning it a bit and maybe applying a sealant lacquer to line the inside. Will also ...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    ... just my thinking on swing-arm:
    The FR one , eg, seems to attach at the bottom via a bracket that bolts, in place of the bumper loop, into the lower back recess of the bin ...
    and at the top it...
  5. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ... sounds a good and worthy, though, dangerous, deal !

    ... what is the name & place of the
    Brewery Pub ?
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ... well Im only just running out of stocked beer now and yes I will really miss beer for a fortnight or more , though will not be as frantic as a smoker ... :(
    My son is a biotechnologist come...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ... well thats no way
    to encourage a Noob ...

    but ...

    ... its not the time passer you imply.
    I rummaged around my sons old
    Lab kit & came across this hotplate :
    it has a temp range right...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    so Ive been making my own malt by germinating grain - barley mainly -
    and then going to temperature staged step heating to enable successive enzymes to transform starch to various sugars.

    Once...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Looks smart as is ... !
    Something I’m looking at is a drivers side swing-arm at the back for a full spare wheel,
    then, if necessary, just carry a further loose tyre on roof-rack.
    What is your plan...
  10. Re: For those who love the Gonarezhou wilderness

    Mike ,
    We were there a few years ago and the skittish nature of the game suggested, if not reflected, that hunting in, or near, is spoiling this large paradise.
    If this true its something that can...
  11. Thread: TD5 blowby?

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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    My TD5 Defender 130 has just passed the 300 000 km mark and its going like a bomb no problems ...

    ... but Ive already decided that for any major block job / engine rebuild
    required etc I would...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    I’m now making a bigger brew bucket and have drilled a hole to accept a faucet tap which only came with a single rubber washer ...
    and I dont have another such washer

    Should the washer pref go...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Hi Plunger ,
    sorry only just saw this now.

    the pipe is a breather that, from above the brew in the tank, leads the exhaust gases (ie CO2 ) down to bubble out through ethanol in a jar.
    This is to...
  14. Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    Wolfs are maleable in that can hammer them near-straight again unlike alloys ... ( I ignore the marketing gunk that says alloys spring back to true !)

    A Wolf rim can also take 2.2t ...
    ... on its...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    My set-ups about 7.5L water boiled with 2 pineapples, about 1.75kg sugar plus good sprinkling of cinnamon and ginger powder and its been bubbling away since sun/mon after adding 1 sachet bread yeast...
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    Re: Which Landy is the best on sand?

    ... in most such respects ... and terrains... my 3.5L RRover would be superior to my TD5 130 Defender
    Except wrt economy, cost and in water ...
    ... and TD5 May also have edge in top cruising speed...
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    Re: Tracks4Africa during COVID-19

    Thanks Johann , Lizette,

    ... and I hear your insight and advice but must persist and ask if Special Forces like the SAS were to parachute into a remote area on a dimly lit night with some “ land,...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ... as I understand it yeast can get unhappy or die above 30deg and , if a bread yeast,
    may struggle as the alcohol percent gets higher ...
    ... that said the yeast that survives is alcohol...
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    Re: Tracks4Africa during COVID-19

    ... photos now added to my last post #17
    ... sorry delayed by upload problems ...
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    Re: Tracks4Africa during COVID-19

    Hi Lizette,
    Last year , at the Getaway show I bought the T4A SD card as shown ( Jackel drinking on the cover) . I previously had T4A loaded on my Nuvi67 from maybe 5 or more years ago... but I’m...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    .
    ... booze is bad for you ...
  22. Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    ... sorry my description was misleading ...
    The geyser itself is gas heated
    and the submersible pump is 12v ...

    My apologies ....
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    Re: Which Landy is the best on sand?

    ... seems theres at least one necessary criteria,
    that of threshold power ... being a minimum a landy needs
    eg to conquer dunes ‘Lang Duin’ (sp?!) etc
    It seems fairly certain its the 2.8 motor...
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    Re: Which Landy is the best on sand?

    ... agree ... and I’ve done that Giyani/Letaba/Malatotsi area one several times without hassle ...
    ... but not towing a trailer throughout and
    not with low profile road-tyres ...
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    Re: Which Landy is the best on sand?

    I dont know which is the best ... but I do recall going on a 4 night 5 day river trip and against the stated conditions a Disco 3 arrived in road tyres ( yes, low profilers!) and towing a very nice...
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    Re: 4x4 Vehicle Tug of War

    “ ... uploaded a brand-new tug of war video featuring four high-end SUVs. The competitors are the Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery 5 and a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado... “... :o :o...
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    Re: Insurgent push in Cabo Delgado

    A Dirty Little War in Mozambique ...
  28. Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    I normally travel with 2 full spares , 1 in canopy, 1 on top ... not ideal.
    (3 if I pull a trailer which has matching wheels and tyres)
    ... but a spare under canopy is far from ideal and Im...
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    Re: Amarok ultimate off roader build

    ... I’ve CLEARLY stated all along that I’ve been referring to the New Defender 130 as a viable alternative to this very customized Amarok .
    Strangely many have wanted to illogically assume...
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    Re: Amarok ultimate off roader build

    He extensively customized the vehicle with major changes to the structure, underbody :
    extended wheelbase 45cm !!
    lifted the body !
    changed springs !
    changed shocks
    major weigh changes (&...
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    Re: Amarok ultimate off roader build

    Puzzling comment but
    you're referred to preceding posts
    ... such as #44
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    Re: Amarok ultimate off roader build

    I have little doubt that the modified
    Amarok proposed and executed in this thread will cost MUCH more than a New Defender with a few off-shelf accessories ...
    Long Wheel Base
    High Clearance...
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    Re: Amarok ultimate off roader build

    All those accessories in the canopy are basically ‘off the shelf’ accessories
    ... if you really need it just pop it in and pay for it ...
    The New Defender is thoroughly researched, designed and...
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    Re: Amarok ultimate off roader build

    “ ... 294 kW and 550 Nm, the Defender P400 will sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, with a governed top speed on the far side of 200 km/h... “

    ... but I think its in other departments of...
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    Re: Amarok ultimate off roader build

    ... would be wiser to buy
    a New Defender 130 and fit it out with those off the shelf accessories...
    More power, more capability, cheaper ... etc ... simply better.
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