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    Re: Namibia Rainfall Figures

    I haven't seen this amount of water in the Okahandja river since childhood. Water supply pipe thr the river to Okahandja has washed away. The town is without water. Will take a couple of days to...
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    Re: Land Cruiser V8 60 000km service

    Me to not for a V8 . ;D

    TSA asked quit price for that hub services but on the rest its not so bad. I have 2 V6 bakkies, cant get myself to spend R100k extra just for a V8 engine.>:D
  3. Thread: Echo waterpump

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    Re: Echo waterpump

    Most of the pumps can run dry, and can do a bit of suction. Thus any place convenient close to the tank.

    Just make sure that the pump can deliver what you expect. 5 liter/min at 20 PSI is...
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    Re: Windup on 4x4 from different tyre sizes fitted?

    172 mm vs 185 mm is 82 mm difference in circumference. Somehow that difference must be made up somehow in each wheel rotation. On a a gravel it might not be any issue as friction is much less, but...
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    Re: Namibia Rainfall Figures

    Rivers in flood between Windhoek and Okahandja. Apparently 3 weather systems over Southern Africa working together. Might last 3 weeks they say?!
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    Re: Costs Entering Zambia

    Just make sure that you give them the correct route of travel for the road tax else the cops might hassle you if on a road not paid for.
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    Does it matter what you drive!

    My choices for overlanding is based to get there and back without wasting any time on vehicle repairs, and as little as possible time getting stuck going to places,...
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    Re: Microwave Oven on Inverter

    I have a small defy microwave oven in the caravan, working from a 2000/4000 mod sine inverter. Not as effective, takes a bit longer to heat things, as from the grid or pure sine inverter, bit it...
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    Re: Inverter - battery cables supplier

    Ellies keeps also sets
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    Re: ASPW on intercoolers....

    The turbo heat up the air on the intake side, and makes the turbo less effective as explained above, being the primary reason for introducing an intercooler.
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    Re: 12v Sparks flying!!

    Now I will remember which one to disconnected first:)
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    Re: 12v Sparks flying!!

    Not sure I understand, with the earth disconnected and you touch accidentally positive and any place on the earth body nothing will happen.?
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    Re: FJ Cruiser ABS / VSC / TRC problem

    Had the ABS lights come on on my new cruiser DC. Took it then Toy . The guys that fitted the airbags did not protected the ABS wires and airbags mountings cut it off. Toyota however replaced the...
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    Re: Fully Restored Unimog "Doka" D/Cab - Value??

    Those Army ones did about 90kpu max.
  15. Re: South Africa, Zimbabwe to operate one-stop border post in 2024

    Pipe dream?! Hope not, but its still Africa:)
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    Re: BF Goodrich: A Good Experience

    Well I went thr' many brands, and settled on BFG, just because of less punctures. Mileage are also not bad.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Yes looks like its moertoe. :)
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    :) Tried to run an electric drill from a deepcycle. (4000 watt inverter) Did not work, start up then cutout. Then try it from a start battery, runs perfectly. Draws 240 Watt, thus the deep cycle was...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Ordered 27 Jan 2019, received on Monday (10 Feb) in Windhoek.
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    Re: Advice on Ctek250sa/Smartpass please

    Thats correct . The smart pass basically bypass the ctek 250 to allow the alternator to charge the batteries at more then the max 20 amp of the ctek 250 till a certain stage then the ctek 250 takes...
  21. Thread: Lambretta Spares

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    Re: Lambretta Spares

    Will let you know!
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    Re: ASPW on intercoolers....

    Why then doing all the effort what he is suggesting . Just mount it in font of the radiator :)>:D
  23. Thread: Lambretta Spares

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    Re: Lambretta Spares

    Rob , I still have some engine spares in my store room. :) Unfortunate no body parts.
  24. Re: Latest info on Kazungula crossing from Botswana to Zambia / Livingstone

    And the original registrar paper of the vehicle, not a copy, else the 'fees' up considerably.:)
  25. Re: Latest info on Kazungula crossing from Botswana to Zambia / Livingstone

    The ferry itself is not the issue, the procedures of border control is a bit of nightmare.
  26. Thread: 12v pressure pump

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    Re: 12v pressure pump

    I revised the plumbing on my caravan (echo chobe) a bit, to have the geyser permanent connected. Echo provides two taps (1 cold and 1 hot) with two loose pipes to connect the geyser if you need to...
  27. Re: BFG underinflating caused delamination of sidewalls?

    I can name quite a few such tyres, from my perspective what I want from a tyre. :)
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    Re: Payment of park fees changes

    Kruger NP is much better value for your money;D:), then Bots or Zim or Zambia.
  29. Re: BFG underinflating caused delamination of sidewalls?

    Agree for gravel and tar roads you dont need BFG necessarily, but dont ask me what you should use. I tried many brands over the years and settle with BGF just because of less punctures, or hardly...
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    Re: Payment of park fees changes

    Yes they can charged what they like, its an easy income, with Euros and Dollars, for a minimal input, or nothing at some places. No need to compete for local visitors.
  31. Re: Pula? ATM? Cash vs. Credit Cards? Currency questions?

    Even the speedcops have card facilities in Bots:)
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    Re: New NL Battery Box - The All in One Solution??

    Apart from maybe the type of outlets and numbers, the snomaster have a manual switch to disconnect the batteries. The NL does it automatically and the NL has a solar charger built in.
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    Re: New NL Battery Box - The All in One Solution??

    Leisure High cycles are made for cycling to less than 80%. Talking about those AGMs used as a start battery, they can be cycled a bit lower.

    A start battery can be cycled to lower than 70-80%,...
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    Re: New NL Battery Box - The All in One Solution??

    Dont use a deep cycle, use a high cycle, AGM or even start battery, with a plain 12V solenoid activated from the ignition, or victron cyrix combiner.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    As a Chinese told me, they have genuine, original, copy and fake you choose.
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