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    Re: Castrol GTX CI-4 Diesel oil any good?

    With a diesel motor just make sure that it can handle the high compression etc.
    And, yes, it does turn black very quickly.
    In spite of all vehicle manual etc. advice I change the oil every 8 000...
  2. Re: Starting my Cruiser HZJ75 after 15 months standing still!

    Somewhat similar problem with my old girl (The Isuzu!!!!!).
    I have been advised that the diesel goes "off" over time and can turn into a jell rather than a liquid due to some kind of fungus or algae...
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    Re: Cordless Drill (which one)

    I use Ryobi for DIY. 18V is much better than the 12V.
    Stronger and battery is better.
    My previous 12V kept on giving battery problems.
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    Defender Re: Puma Remtec engine replacement

    My old Suuz was fitted with a Remtec rebuild by this forum a few years back - absolutely no problems so far apart from a minor oil leak which was dealt with under their warranty (which at that time...
  5. Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    I fully agree with Ettiene:
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    If one buys for R45K cash instead of (hypothetically) R450K on HP, you can then take the installment you would have paid monthly for 3,4,5,6, whatever years and...
  6. Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    @ Ryno:
    From the pics it would seem that you got a good deal there.
    For its age it seems to have been reasonably well cared for.
    Mechanically, who knows?
    But if an owner looks after the general...
  7. Re: Richtersveld campsites and drinking water

    Take enough drinking water for the time that you expect to be there and ADD a bit more in case of any delays or problems.
    River water is OK for showering etc., not so sure about drinking it though...
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    Re: it's a write off

    Personally, I would keep it, take the settlement offer and get it fixed myself.
    Just saying.
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    Re: D4D DC 4x4 - Market Value?

    Eish !

    My problem is that I am being pushed (Not financially) to sell my vehicles.

    From experience so far - Responders to adverts seem to think that we are all desperate to sell.
    Not true....
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    Re: National Luna temp variation

    My guess - more of a capacity problem.

    I NEVER set my fridge below -8 Dec C. or above - 2 deg C.

    Obviously the level may depend on location / ambient temp. etc. - also important :
    If you...
  11. Isuzu Re: One Million Seven hundred Thousand KM - Anything out there that tops this Isuzu?

    ;D:):cool:
  12. Isuzu Re: One Million Seven hundred Thousand KM - Anything out there that tops this Isuzu?

    I think that the more or less constant use and high KM are beneficial to engine longevity.

    The other "oldies" on the forum will remember the Peugeot 404 - Considered to be the favorite...
  13. Isuzu Re: One Million Seven hundred Thousand KM - Anything out there that tops this Isuzu?

    Wow!
    Seems then that I am idiot for even considering selling mine at ONLY 486 000 odd Km after the re-build engine then. :o
    Surely must be at least one rebuild along the way somewhere, maybe a...
  14. Thread: Trailer

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    Re: Trailer

    Some charge an extra amount if not returned to the original pick up point (As with care hire) - just check.
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    Re: How much is she worth? 1998 KB280DT

    Pics taken at last KZN GTG Ongonye forest near Mtuntini:
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    Re: How much is she worth? 1998 KB280DT

    Thanks. It seems it may be worth quite a bit more than I thought.

    In the meantime I think I am going to get the rims refurbed anyway - I am tired of pumping tires with an aging battery! (I keep it...
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    Re: How much is she worth? 1998 KB280DT

    Where am I going to go to use up the 120 L of diesel in there ?;)
    Maybe KNP?
    Problem is the situation with SWAMBO. Nothing I can do about that.
    And, NO, I cannot go alone and leave her at home...
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    Re: How much is she worth?

    Ja, we are not going to be overlanding anymore due to SWAMBO's medical situation mainly, also costs starting to become an issue.
    So would still like to take part in some KZN based forum GTG and...
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    Re: How much is she worth?

    Must admit that I had no idea .....
    So ?????
    Now I am really confused.:o
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    Re: How much is she worth?

    Yes. :)
    If I got R 75 K I would probably accept - but don't hold me to that.
    She is dear to my heart and I need a really good deposit on a replacement.
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    Re: Tow bar accesories

    So what is the solution ?
    LOWER the suspension ?
    Or just don't tow anything, or tow with an unstable rig ? :confused:
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    Re: How much is she worth?

    Would you offer me R 90 K ?
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    Re: How much is she worth?

    Seriously ? :o???:-\
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    How much is she worth? 1998 KB280DT

    OK - HIJACK (Sort of - but fits the title of the thread):

    What could I expect for the old Suuz? (1998 KB 280DT D/C)
    Details as per my signature.

    Current KM circa 486 00 Km. Last serviced less...
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    Re: Is bigger BETTER? Camping fridge!!!!

    Exactly what we did overlanding up to three months at a time - usually no power apart from alternator and solar panel.
    This was camping so solar panel only out in campsite in daylight.
    NL Weekender...
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    Re: Tow bar accesories

    I have one here in Pinetown.
    Highly unlikely to use it again.
    If interested make an offer. (PM) and I can send a pic. (Six hole drop plate)
    It was last used many years back on my FORD Ranchero at...
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    Re: License to Tow

    Same. I have had EB all my driving life and have towed MANY different caravans and trailers over the years.
    I did not need to bring a trailer over 750 Kg to do it.
    To be honest I was not aware that...
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    Re: Klein Pella - Easter 2021

    @ DCTheron - Quote: All the fancy and expensive tyres are overrated UNQUOTE.

    After very many 10 000 Km overland trips I must agree.

    In just over three months in 2012 we did an approx. 15 000 Km...
  29. Thread: Kruger North

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    Re: Kruger North

    What can I say except "WOW" - I've never personally seen the northern part of KNP like that !!!
    Always my favorite area though together with a few of the small satellite camps moving southward....
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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    Any update on progress with the planning for this event ?
    Anything I could help with ?:)
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    In my youth, living in George (Southern / Western Cape area) we had one among other forest / mountain fires there.
    Our home was on a 2 morgen stand and named "Forest Edge" which should explain.

    I...
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    Re: Klein Pella - Easter 2021

    Great report, thank you.

    Although I have never been into the heavier off-road trail thing, it is always very interesting (and comfortable if my own vehicle and life is not directly involved >:D)....
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    Re: Breather on diffs

    Not sure but depends where in the pipe it connects I guess.
    If very high and entering from the top of the pipe maybe ok????
    Mine are just extensions upwards not connected into any other pipe....
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    Re: Camping inverters

    Paul, yes, afaik, however I never have and have never had a problem.
    There is a fuse between the 12V battery supply and the inverter though.
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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    Thanks Gavin. I was starting to think that it was inadvertently forgotten and left there since I am usually the one taking it down.
    :eek:
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