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    Re: Testing a Diesel Engine's Health.........??

    Some guy was looking for a Td5 engine on FarceBook because his had started making expensive noises and then it decided to have a rest wherever it was at the time.
    When he was asked about checking...
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    Re: Testing a Diesel Engine's Health.........??

    In many ways it is, but as an ongoing programme.
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    Re: Helistop advice

    SACAA is becoming more and more like the Campaign Against Aviation rather than the Civil Aviation Authority, so what C Africa says is quite likely to be the case.
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    Re: Testing a Diesel Engine's Health.........??

    A one off test is totally useless in my book. That engine could have had a fluid change very soon before the sample was taken and the test is a snap-shot of that moment in it's life.

    We call it...
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    Re: In search of: Marine Blue Series 2/2a

    Get Gary to do the chassis for you, it will be the original chassis repaired to a very high standard. Essentially to as new condition.
    The man is a wizard.
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    Re: Disco 2 Opinions

    If I had a spare 40ish k lying around, I'd buy it sight unseen.
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    Re: Trailer Brake System

    If I were you, I'd find someone who knows their way around trailer brakes and pay him to come with you next visit to give it ALL a good going over. It certainly sounds like you are dealing with guys...
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    Re: Testing a Diesel Engine's Health.........??

    Wearcheck is amazing, but it needs a history with that particular component to be best interpreted.
    A one-off check will tell you the condition of the oil NOW, but if he's just done a service or...
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Steel thin flange goes up to M10, thick flange to M12, Stainless to M10 and Allynumnum to M8 according to Rivco.
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    Sticky: Re: LR parts offered / required

    What is missing on it?
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    Re: Trailer Brake System

    I'd add to this by asking to see the old, removed parts first and they must show you WHERE they are worn and what their standards for judging that wear are.
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    Defender Re: TD5 Throttle Pedal Potentiometer

    Thanks, Fluffy.

    We use a dual voltage supply to test potentiometers on our choppers, but those are made for the job, so won't fry the pot.

    Well worth remembering about the multimeter, thanks!
  13. Re: Discovery steering rack appears to be leaking

    Mine is leaking, I topped it up with Dexron and it started pouring out, so I drained it and filled it with the correct oil, drove it a bit and drained/filled/drove a few more times to flush it...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Google Aeroquip Firesleeve, it should be commecially available from suppliers.
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    Re: Stahlwille

    Bizzarely, the US is officially Metric....

    https://usma.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/1136a.pdf
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    Re: Stahlwille

    Airbus helicopters are Metric as are the smaller Safran engines we use, up to Makila size.
    Can't speak to the bigger stuff as no experience on them.
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    Re: Stahlwille

    As long as you don't have the gall to sit there looking all bewildered when you have rounded off fasteners, yes.
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    Re: Stahlwille

    A quick Google says it is "The Maitland Pawnshop" corner of Colin and Voertsekker Roads, left side making an arrow towards Parow.
    Across from Micky D's parking lot.
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    Re: Stahlwille

    Probably for the Military.
    SAAF tools were almost all Stahlwille, apparently.
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    Re: Stahlwille

    99% of my work is Imperial....
    That's a lovely old set.
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    Defender Re: TD5 Throttle Pedal Potentiometer

    If you can get a diagram of the pins you should be able to check it out with a decent multimeter and a power supply.
    Depending on the type, it will either have 2 or 3 wire wound coils with sweepers...
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    Re: Stahlwille

    Depending on the sizes it covers, and general condition of the sockets themselves, I'd maybe go up to 2k for it.
    The sockets are available at the Milnerton flea market or at Pawn shops.
    There is...
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    Re: Hilux Whisperer in Cape Town

    Mendel Motors on the Foreshore.
    Address: 10 Old Marine Dr, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa




    Phone: +27 21 425 1581

    Speak to Rael, he is ex Market Toyota.
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    Re: Discovery 2 v8 Airlock

    Ja, that's for sure.
    I had to fit 2 90 degree bends to form a dogleg to my installation to allow the pipes to line up properly. I don't know if it was a D1 or pre facelift or what, but the pipe to...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    ...and JIC Hydraulic fittings are directly interchangeable for less cost...
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    Re: Discovery 2 v8 Airlock

    Sounds like the same or very similar to the one I fitted.
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    Re: Discovery 2 v8 Airlock

    I fitted an aux tank to a friend's Disco and the big pipe at the top effectively feeds both tanks, while the small one at the bottom is to let the aux tank transfer to the main as the level drops.
    ...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    One of my R380 pipes chafed through and it cost me a new gearbox, and I went the flexible route, too.
    I cut the ends of the pipes off at the radiator side and just past where they go under the...
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    Re: removeable winch built

    This is probably going to be the easiest way to do it, with some heavy duty electrical connectors and suitable cable runs to either end of the vehicle and Harrison connectors.
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    DO NOT USE brake disc cleaner/carb cleaner/etc.....
  31. Re: Legal or experienential advice needed for a new house build.

    He should have quoted according to the plans and the specs on them, so as long as you keep track of what he fits/uses then he is liable for the price.
    If he tries to jippo you, block payment and...
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    Sticky: Re: LR parts offered / required

    Have you got tired of the Dark Side, Jakes?
    Looking to rejoin the Light.....;D
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    Re: "Buying" trailer from deceased estate

    What's a "paper trailer" worth these days?
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    Re: Bottle Jack Quality

    Which one lifts highest?

    Get that one.
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    Re: Where SA cars end up

    When I was still an Appie we had 2 guys with us who drove a GTI and a SuperBoss and the rivalry was hectic.
    Being motor mechanics, they obviously had as many whistles and bells that they could find...
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