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  1. Re: Urgent : Looking for Clean Defender 130!!

    Also very few defenders left original. Most will be kitted with extras.
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    Re: Jimny operating temperature

    Depending on the pressure cap it could easily be 118-120 degrees.
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    Re: Fun amarok window problem

    I had that on mine and it needed a sort of reset. I think you have to drop the windows all the way down by holding the remote down on the unlock. Then holding the lock button down until the windows...
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    Re: Warn Winch - Not Spooling Out

    I am pretty sure there should be a bolt holding the cable onto the drum.

    Glad you got it sorted.

    If you have cash you can consider changing to a plasma rope as they are much lighter, and seem...
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    Re: Reversing a trailer ??

    The best way to reverse a trailer is to put a tow hook on the front of the vehicle!

    I would consider myself better than most at reversing trailers. I learnt how many years ago during the...
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    Re: Poor Customer Service

    I had the same issue when I had a front tow bar fitted to my amarok. I had seen one on the beach in dbn and asked who fitted it. I knew of a place in umgeni road that did tow bars and such and the...
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    Re: Welding machine for R998

    I think it was henk that said you get welders and you get grinders, or something like that. I think most of us hobbyists are more grinders than welders!

    I think welding is a cool skill. Don't...
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    Fortuner Re: Fortuner 4.00 V6 4x4 no longer made

    Or tow slower! The problem with big petrol wagons, is that you can always drop a gear and rev the crap out of it and it will hold speed. Obviously you will pay for this at the pumps! Somehow, like...
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    Series I Re: Question to the boffs

    Just looking and seeing leaf springs holding it off the ground, so it must be a series underneath, although range rover chassis, shortened with series body on top, is also a popular toy amongst the...
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    Series I Re: Question to the boffs

    if it is 4x4 it has a centre diff lock. If it is based on a 90 defender type it will have a centre diff lock to lock the front and rear propshafts together. If it based on a Series vehicle it will...
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    Re: Poor Customer Service

    I had a similar situation with a landy guy in Pinetown. Cant even recall the name of the worshop, but he was not one of the better known ones that has stood the test of time. He was meant to get an...
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    Re: Fortuner 2.4 Tow ability

    I did a fair bit of work with Toyota R&D several years back. Around the time the d4d was launching.

    Their protocol for running in a vehicle was 2000km. If it did not reach specs after 2000km of...
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    Re: Warn Winch - Not Spooling Out

    Most likely a faulty solenoid.

    Have you tried feelspooling and reversing the vehicle. That should free up and pinched wires.

    Fixing the solenoid is a diy job, but if that’s not your bag and...
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    Re: Ben Harper in Pretoria tonight!!

    Even Me..
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    Re: Any deals to be had on VW UP!

    Many thanks for the input. I managed to find a deal I was happy with at VW Alberton. I was somewhat surprised by the UP as I am around 6'2" and around 95kgs, and together with the sales man, I...
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    Any deals to be had on VW UP!

    I am looking for a small economical company runabout. Was thinking about a Nissan NP200. Good for transporting stuff, but really a bit iffy on safety and not sure about Nissan Spares pricing? They...
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    Re: Buying advice Defender 110 300tdi

    My problem was that I paid a premium for a “rebuilt” 300tdi and less than a year later the engine blew, because the guy that rebuilt it was too cheap to replace a rad hose.

    Then when the engine...
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    Re: Buying advice Defender 110 300tdi

    Agree with others here. Am Engine rebuild means nothing. I bought a disco 1 Tdi that had the engine rebuilt by the BMW dealer In maritzburg, who were the Landry agents at the time.
    Was a crappy...
  19. Re: need some help with performance changes or upgrades

    Actually I see I viewed the OP's profile and he said he is gautenger, but he talks about the boat being at the coast, so I was wrong. In most of KZN launches tend to be from the beach, while the...
  20. Re: need some help with performance changes or upgrades

    My understanding is that the op is not lacking traction, but is battling to get the combination up the ramp without smoking the clutch.

    This is the result of a too-tall first gear. I have seen the...
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    Re: Stealers - please stop the thievery!

    I think Estee has given some interesting insight. There is also the fundamental supply and demand economics. The dealers tend to make their money on servicing more than selling new vehicles (I assume...
  22. Re: need some help with performance changes or upgrades

    I had a ford 4ltr V6 that had plenty of power and could not get my 17ft boat out of many a slipway, or moving off a hill from a standing start. As others have mentioned you need lower gearing. My...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Well just drove past JLRVolvo Midrand, and see it has closed down. NO signs saying we have moved to ....? Not sure how many other dealerships will be closing locally, but I wonder if they will have...
  24. Re: Recommended compact tyre pump that can be plugged into 4x4

    Having had mine liberated while I was parked on the beach in Sodwana, I am in the market for a new one.

    Have looked around a bit and quite like the look of this....
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    Re: 1HZ Service/Oil Change Intervals

    The guy that used to service my landrovers in Pinetown, said that changing oil without changing filters was like putting on clean pants without changing your underwear!

    I would never change oil...
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    Re: Amarok 2L vs V6

    I was chatting to Reg at Archer's Edge Yesterday as I see he has a V6 Amarok. He previously had a 4ltr Cruiser Pickup and then a V8 Cruiser DC, both nationalised.

    He was saying that the Amarock...
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    Re: 90kw engine life (milk bottle?)

    I see you have the bourgouise, BiTdi. I am sure it will trek along for some time. I am at the point of seriously thinking about changing the clutch. I have had it in the garage for months now, but it...
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    Re: Trailer mags

    Why not just put the trailer on axle stands and take the wheels? Don't think these sorts of guys are typically in the business of storing your goods. They just want to do their job and get your stuff...
  29. Re: Chernobyl - a wildlife haven. Would you go?

    The half-life of uranium 238 is of 4.5 billion years, while uranium 235 has a half-life of 'only' 700 million years.
    Quote from the inter webs, but I know that U238 and U235 don't decay overnight....
  30. Re: gearbox and diff oil change: 255 000 km service

    To be honest the oils are pretty fancy and the first time I did this I went to vw and got everything from them. They told me the front diff gets its oil from the gearbox!

    Anyway I then, based on...
  31. Re: Never...EVER...leave your beloved Defender 2.2 TDCI with a 'Friend'!!!

    Yip, I would say, jack it up, so the tyres dont get flat spotted. Consider putting some sort of fogger into the pistons. I know they do this in cold places in outboard engines? I am not sure what...
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    Re: Provent 200 oil catch can

    Have a look at the fabrication forum on youtube. He seems to make them from scratch. Then go out and buy a decent Tig welder and make one up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CgOFda_qU8
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    Discovery 2: Re: Rear shocks?

    I think if uno plan on a lot of dirt road driving, then very good shocks are worth the investment. If you are doing mostly roads and then the occasional dirt road then stick to something cheap.
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  34. Re: Intsalling Power Tailgate and warranty

    I would be include to agree with this^. You are going to take an absolute beating on the two options suggested when you try and get rid of them.

    You seem to have a pretty decent budget and I am...
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    Re: Auto vs manual in off road conditions...

    I would guess that it would very much depend on the auto. I have a manual amarok that works fine for me. That being said the auto on the amarock seems to be very well received, apart from the idiotic...
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