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  1. Thread: Stahlwille

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    Re: Stahlwille

    My father was also a mechanic with the railways. Worked at the Langlaagte depot until '61 (I think) and then left to become a teacher. He was 34 years old at the time. I also learnt everything about...
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    Re: New building - what geyser options

    The problem with electric geysers is that most people, me included, never have the sacrificial anode replaced as it should be, every two years as a minimum. This is fatal for an electric geyser and...
  3. Thread: Stahlwille

    by GreigD
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    Re: Stahlwille

    A friend of mine once worked on a saw mill in Northern Canada and he told me that their mechanical fitters had to have three different sets of spanners - metric, SAE or American and Whitworth. That...
  4. Thread: Road trip

    by GreigD
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    Road trip

    Good afternoon all
    As the subject states, my wife and I are taking a road trip which will include travelling from Calvinia to Sutherland to Ceres. We will be driving in our Isuzu 4x4 and what I...
  5. Re: Amarok Rear Brake Drum Removal Guidance/Help Needed

    Dave, I will assume that all of these bakkies have a similar rear brake drum set-up where the clearance between the drum and the side shaft stub is very small. It is usually at this point where some...
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    The first rivnut that I set/installed was a 12mm and considering the size it was really not difficult to set. I don’t know if you get bigger than that.
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Rivnuts are used where you don't have access to the nut.
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    Hello Anton.

    Have you ever tried MIG welding with fluxcore welding wire? I also have a Pinnacle MIG190 welding machine.
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    The first rivnut that I set was a 12mm and I also just used a couple of washers and some flat bar and two 19mm spanners to set it and it worked quite well. It was only a once-off on my car to mount...
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    Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    How many of you use rivnuts or zebra nuts? I have made a tool to set these very convenient pieces of hardware as I do not see my way clear to spend R800 on a tool that I wont be using all that often....
  11. Thread: Stahlwille

    by GreigD
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    Re: Stahlwille

    Did you know Richard Neyt? He also worked at USCO around that time.
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    Re: Nightmare on wheels

    LANDROVER - turning owners into mechanics for more than 70 years...
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    Not for too long if the sweet potato does its job....
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    The sweet potato makes cyanide (information obtained from the internet) in their stomachs which kills them.
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    Re: MICE Problem in CKGR

    I have been battling with mice/rats in my workshop for months and have put down all the commercially available poisons and baits without any success. My wife read somewhere that grated white sweet...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    BLIKSEM!!!!!! But that is forking nice.......
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    Re: The new Ford - VW bakkie thread

    With a huge luggage compartment.... 🤣🤣
  18. Thread: Puncture repair

    by GreigD
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    Puncture repair

    Hello all

    Two weeks ago my daughter came to visit and I noticed that the right rear wheel of her car looked as though it may have a puncture so I removed the wheel and inspected it and found two...
  19. Thread: Which Braai?

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    Re: Which Braai?

    [QUOTE=FWM;4481835]Hi Guys

    Can you please share what kind of braai do you use for wood.

    2mm 3CR12 drum braai going for close on 30 years now.
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    Re: 12V Impact wrenches for wheelnuts

    Fluffy, I humbly apologise - I only tried my DeWalt DCF880 20V impact wrench once on my wife's Golf and it failed to loosen a wheel bolt, decided it was not up to the job and didn't bother again....
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    Re: 12V Impact wrenches for wheelnuts

    Not true. I bought myself a DeWalt rechargeable 18V impact wrench and it is not able to “crack” the wheel nuts loose, not even on a VW Golf. It is great for removing the the nuts/bolts quickly and...
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    Re: New Defender - Problems straight out the box...

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Best comeback I have heard in a long time 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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    Banggood delivery

    Good afternoon all
    I have seen that people recommend purchases from Banggood. Is the "South Africa Direct Delivery (Tax free)" delivery method, the second cheapest, safe, and are goods received?...
  24. Thread: Tyre sizes

    by GreigD
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    Re: Tyre sizes

    Thanks Nitebob. I actually made a mistake, the wheels on my bakkie are 18” with 255/60/18 tyres so that makes them 30” if I am not mistaken. Your explanation makes sense about increasing diff...
  25. Thread: Tyre sizes

    by GreigD
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    Tyre sizes

    Good evening all
    Can someone please explain to me what the advantage is going for “bigger” tyres on a 4-wheel drive and if I am correct in saying that the standard 225/60/18’s on my bakkie are 28.6”...
  26. Thread: Snake encounter

    by GreigD
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    Re: Snake encounter

    FWIW while I was living in Malaysia we had a few snakes coming onto the property and once had a "baby" python come into the house. After the snakes were removed the maintenance department of the...
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    Re: Silicone fold up pots and kettle

    Waals, maybe get a mild steel plate 4 or 5mm thick and use that between the induction plate and the silicon pot. Controlling heat with induction cookers is not easy so it might only work for boiling...
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    General Grabber 255/60 R18

    Good afternoon
    My Isuzu came equipped with the above-mentioned tyres. In normal use what mileage can I expect to get with them? Normal asphalt/highway driving with occasional off-road work - nothing...
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    Re: Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    Check your spare wheel pressure as well. OEM supplied systems include the spare wheel.
  30. Thread: New KB300LX

    by GreigD
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    Re: New KB300LX

    Yes, they had to remove the roll-bar. The canopy brackets are secured to the roll-bar mounting points.
  31. Thread: New KB300LX

    by GreigD
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    Re: New KB300LX

    Here are some images - sorry it took so long to post.
  32. Thread: New KB300LX

    by GreigD
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    Re: New KB300LX

    I am very happy with the canopy. I will post some pictures for you.
  33. Thread: New KB300LX

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    Re: New KB300LX

    It is an auto Alex.
  34. Thread: New KB300LX

    by GreigD
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    New KB300LX

    Took delivery of my KB300LX a few weeks ago and have since had a canopy fitted - very happy with the vehicle so far.
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    Re: Land Cruiser or Land Rover Discovery?

    Something not mentioned yet, but rather important IMHO, is that the vehicle that may be brought in from Europe will in all likelihood be a LHD which will present its own challenges when being driven...
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