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  1. Re: Ford very finnicky over petrol - 2nd engine replacement imminent.

    A good point. If they know there is a problem they shouldnt be selling them
  2. Re: Ford very finnicky over petrol - 2nd engine replacement imminent.

    There are a number of things that pop up:

    1. The fuel used might be according to ''local'' specification but it appears that it might not be to the design requirement specification of the...
  3. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Physics: If forward moment > resistance, continued progress will be made. Thats why they put V8s in 4bs ;D None of that TC and tyre deflating malarky
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    Re: Rover V8 question

    Lack of oil will degrade the pump capability starving the head components such as the rockers of lubrication. But I think the following could have happened, engine overheated due to coolant loss...
  5. Thread: Car hire Lusaka

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    Re: Car hire Lusaka

    Did you get sorted?
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    Re: The old 2.2 with hole in piston

    It would be interesting to see where the hole is exactly in the piston, and what it lines up with. I would also be interested in the condition of the injectors, if they look unusually clean and if...
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    Re: Planes take strange routes ?

    Is it not a distortion due to the map being a Mercator projection?

    Our maps exaggerate land mass sizes in the North while diminishing country sizes near the Equator. Remember, the world is a...
  8. Poll: Re: What do you feel more comfortable with, newer car, or an easier to fix car?

    A number of aspects for consideration:

    1. Mechanical components give an indication of failure

    2. Electronic components are prone to instantaneous failure or intermittent failures

    3. The new...
  9. Poll: Re: What do you feel more comfortable with, newer car, or an easier to fix car?

    This ^^

    If it has fuel and a source of ignition, it should run. However, more modern vehicles can have both but wont run.

    In a modern vehicle, a non-functional component failure can prevent it...
  10. Poll: Re: What do you feel more comfortable with, newer car, or an easier to fix car?

    If it were an old Land Rover, I'd say about a week ;D
  11. Poll: Re: What do you feel more comfortable with, newer car, or an easier to fix car?

    Age and KMs are not synonymous, reposition your question ;D
  12. Poll: Re: What do you feel more comfortable with, newer car, or an easier to fix car?

    No. I have run transport fleets in Africa, most still with their UK branding on, Euro 1 and 2 spec vehicles because the latest Euro spec have supportability issues. One of my transporters decided to...
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    Re: How do I part with this beauty?

    When the cost of maintenance and repairs exceed the cost of replacement; then replace
  14. Poll: Re: What do you feel more comfortable with, newer car, or an easier to fix car?

    I left a very important element out after maintainability, - supportability.

    Can the system be supported in a wide range of operational environments?

    What skill levels and equipment are...
  15. Poll: Re: What do you feel more comfortable with, newer car, or an easier to fix car?

    I am a proponent of Logistics Systems Engineering, an important aspect of this being availability, reliability, serviceability and maintainability over a given time frame and looks at things...
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    Re: Corrugated gravel tire pressure

    To add to the discussion and mix, make of tyre and combinations of sidewall material and construction result in different performance parameters.

    To find the optimum sweet spot for comfort yet...
  17. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    Good grief, and I though cooking meth was complicated ;D

    Boet, that sounds awesome, can I put my name down for a bottle if you selling?

    Buy some cardamom, crush one and see what you think of...
  18. Thread: Car hire Lusaka

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    Re: Car hire Lusaka

    How long will you be in Chipata before returning to Lusaka?

    I have used the rental agencies at the airport but an alternative is to hire a ''Taxi'' which comes with a driver. They are generally...
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    I have chowed your dust on a few occasions as you were in the way, holding up proceedings but it did allow Dirk to catch up in the FJ ;D
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    Re: Sodwana Bay Lodge

    R4 000.00 per month rent, someone is having a laugh........................... all the way to the bank.

    I bet you that has gotten some knowing sniggers around the old braai fire on more than one...
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    The main gripe I have and why I wont buy certain vehicles is the import duties. These ''distort'' vehicle prices so comparatives between imports and local assembled are difficult. However, the...
  22. Re: Tanzania president stands for tourism and travel

    I was just checking out a package deal oddly enough, 7 nights, full board, airfares, accom, selected drinks, in those over water chalets; R27k. Thats cheaper than DBN for 7 nights ;D
  23. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    Unfortunately Willie, we have Authorities but no Responsibilities.

    Thanks for bringing this to wider attention Ian. I wont buy from the side of the road and I have stopped buying fresh produce...
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    Re: Sodwana Bay Lodge

    Tool up




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    Re: How much is she worth? 1998 KB280DT

    x2 on the storage of diesel Peter.
  26. Thread: D4 Reliability

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    Re: D4 Reliability

    PS: remember the mean time is in kilometers.
  27. Thread: D4 Reliability

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    Re: D4 Reliability

    The irony though.

    A Janqui driving and waxing lyrical over a Limey vehicle and a Limey driving and waxing lyrical over a Janqui vehicle ;D
  28. Thread: D4 Reliability

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    Re: D4 Reliability

    In two years of ownership it has only been serviced according to manufacturers specification. It remains solid, no rattles or squeaks considering it is a 2009 model. It has comparable technical specs...
  29. Thread: D4 Reliability

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    Re: D4 Reliability

    You can work it out yourself

    The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) = Total Kms/Total Failures

    Failure Rate = 1/MTBF

    Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) = Total Hours of Maintenance/Total Number of...
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    Re: Spontaneous trip to Turkana

    OT, however, we have an interesting familial (not related) link with Thesiger's Grandfather through the Roberts family (2nd Boer War) and the Knights of St. Patrick, (1st Earl Iveagh, Arthur...
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    Re: Wild camping options

    Have a look at the iOverlander app also
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    Re: Land Rover parts & Mechanic Zambia

    Pilatus Engineering used to be the go-to guys in Lusaka, out on the Leopards Hill Road, D152. They did Series, Defenders and Discos.

    A new Dealership (Jaguar Zambia) was opening in 2016 when I...
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    Discovery 3 Re: Looking for a Discovery 3 V8

    Now I am giving myself an itch >:(
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    Discovery 3 Re: Looking for a Discovery 3 V8

    Something like this:

    https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for-sale/land-rover/range-rover/vogue/25910646
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    Discovery 3 Re: Looking for a Discovery 3 V8

    Have you looked at the Range Rover L322, similar era. More vehicle for your bucks.
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