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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    For my daughter.
    5 kids, dogs, 2 adults
    Lives on a farm, but needs to get into town for school, work, ect.

    She doesn't want a bakkie.
    Must be automatic. Preferably 4x4, at the very least All...
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    For my daughter.... 5 kids, dogs, 2 adults..... Rav4 might be a little tight on space. But I like them. Thankyou
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    I am going to post a few details of various cars. Please advise me - Yes , No , good deal, pro's/con's
    Many Thanks

    1st on the list... In no particular order :)

    Nissan X Trail (2010) 36'000...
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    Re: Mazda BT50 - Advice Please

    Thank you.
    I will do so.
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    Re: Mazda BT50 - Advice Please

    I drive the (2013) 3.2 diesel, and I have just clocked 121'000 km's on the clock.
    This has been the first problem that I have experienced. Hopefully the only problem.
    Fair wear and tear, is just...
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    Mazda BT50 - Advice Please

    The turbo boost pipe has cracked/ split, and it needs to be replaced.
    I am going to buy a silicone pipe from Mr Turbo on Monday.

    Is there anything else that I should perhaps be aware of now that...
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    Thank you for your reply.
    No I did not Google it. Did not even think of that. Sorry :)
    I hardly ever sit and look around on the internet, unless I am planning a trip to the National Parks, reading...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    I built this bathroom before lockdown, and as time passes by and I have a few extra bucks and the time, I carry on with the little tasks that are on the list to complete.
    One of the tasks was to...
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    Re: Annoying Chimes...

    My mate bought a Ford Bantam.
    First day back at the house, I closed the door.
    After about 45 seconds the car doors locked automaticaly.
    Keys were in the ignition. Windows closed.

    It was the...
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    Definitely like the tray idea... ;D
    Thanks for your reply.
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    Thanks for your reply.
    Her D4 is a diesel. Hopefully no more problems.
    And hopefully your car problems are minor, and not the torque converter.

    I used to drive a serie2 Landi. Original 2&1/4...
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    For reasons that only she can decipher, she wants a car, (suv) and not a bakkie.
    I have told her not to be hasty, and keep on saving.
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    The other daughter drives a D4. Great ride, but it has been in the workshop twice in less than 6 months.
    Sad truth is Landrover is just not the reliable brand that they used to be 20 years ago.
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    Excuse my ignorance.
    What is a CVT?
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    My wife and I went on a road-trip through the Western Cape and the West coast in a hired Renault Duster.
    It was a great car, slightly underpowered but with the SA exchange rate, I am concerned about...
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    The Subaru was one of her first queries to me.
    I read a very interesting article here on the 4x4 forum about the Subaru Forester. Pre 2014 having an expensive major service at a 100'000km's before...
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    Re: Advice AWD softroader

    Thanks for that.
    She is definitely not a brand junkie... Pure farm girl, barefoot, string of kids, yard full of dogs, cats, rabbits.
    Her present car is a Sentra. Must be 18 years old, and held...
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    Advice AWD softroader

    My daughter has a budget of around R130'000.
    She would like to buy an automatic awd suv or similar.

    What would be a decent buy to look out for?
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    Great job. Well done.

    Perhaps it would be thoughtful to either build a small brick step in front of the water meter & tap, or perhaps a metal bracket or cage around the water meter and tap, just...
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    Re: VW Amarok Spare wheel broke off -

    I have never had a spare wheel come loose on it's own.
    Nor have I ever seen a multistrand wire rope fray out of the blue.
    Even if the wheel was slightly loose that it could scuff the surrounding...
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    Re: Wendy/Garden Office

    I bought a Gemini Hut - 2.1 X 2.1 flat pack for about 8 grand couple of years ago.
    Worth every cent.

    The branch in Richmond Road, has a few different configurations and sizes on display, and...
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    Sticky: Re: Rhino Poaching - Renoster Stroop

    You must have worked with Clive Rossiter. Ex Parks Board.
    He went a couple of times as the rhino Au Pair to the States.

    And you are right about the poaching. Sad truth is that poaching, along...
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    Re: Lockdown , economy and fulltime camping

    All the schools are in the Black areas. Mainly townships.
    Jabu does not travel from Soweto to Alexandra to break into the school, steal the valuables and then set fire to the school.
    The schools...
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    Re: Painting of corrugated metal roof

    Carports usually use IBR sheeting, and there is minimum fall if not any.

    Clay roof tiles recommend a minimum fall of not less than 17 degrees.

    If galvanized sheeting has weathered. (6 months...
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    Re: Painting of corrugated metal roof

    1st rule. Clean off all the rust. Loose, flaking. surface
    2nd rule after cleaning the rust. Paint anti rust/ etch primer/ P4 zinc primer over where the rust used to be.
    Pre drill a pilot hole...
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    Re: Powered paragliding - info

    Google paragliding....
    There is a crown in Bulwer Kzn that teaches courses. - 6 days or so, in beautiful countryside.
    Have a break from the rat race in Gauteng, and come enjoy some Kzn hospitality....
  27. Re: Global NCAP zero stars for the 2019 Nissan NP300 Hardbody

    Blame Zuma and Gwede Mantashe, and all the other ANC idiots that fought common sense and fiscal policy to keep Zuma in power.
    The blame lies squarely at the foot of the ANC.

    Communist/ Socialist...
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    Re: Wanted - 8m pontoon barge boat

    Towards the end of last year, there was a "pontoon barge" sitting on a trailer on a piece of empty land next to the Ithala Bank building in the Point Development area in Durban with a For Sale sign...
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    Re: Property: Rent, Buy or Build

    And a succesful, prosperous future filled with happiness.
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    Re: The technicalities of baking

    I have a foolproof recipe for bread. No eggs, no sugar.
    And my secret is that no matter what I am making, bread, Yorkshire pudding, pancakes, waffles, malva pudding ect...
    I always sift the flour...
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    Suspension Re: Navara just switches off

    I do not drive a Navara.
    But I do drive a Nissan NP300, and I have had a similar problem....

    On my vehicle, the cause of the problem, which became more frequent - but not every day, turned out to...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Taken 8km's off shore from Durban. 19.10.2019
    (Credits to my mate PeterW.)

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    Re: Vehicle Finance now 96 Months.........

    Slightly off topic...
    What amazes me in an economy where businesses are closing down every day, mines are closing, retrenchments are in the thousands, but drive through Durban city centre and take a...
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    Re: Caravan Electrical Laws

    I spent 10 years plus as an electrical installation electrician on luxury boats being built in South Africa.
    Electrical systems, desalinators, battery management systems, pumps, motors, radar,...
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    Re: homemade bending dies.

    Excuse my ignorance.
    Would it be possible to place an electrician's bending spring inside the 15mm ss pipe to act as a mandrel?

    My experience with stainless pipe, is that it is very thin walled...
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