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    Re: Where to stay in and around the strip?

    Stay on the Botswana side and try Drotski's CabinC
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    Re: Why do you drive a Land Rover?

    I went through a couple of 4x4's in my life. Back in 2009, I was invited to go along on an overlanding trip which was going to include the Kaoko veld in Nam. At the time I did not have a 4x4...
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    Re: Puma 2,4......Hiert jou Lekker Ding

    Jy kan hulle baaaie sagter as dit ry. Pomp hulle biekie harder net die slag as jy regtig ver gaan ry vir branstof gebruik, maar vir gewone ry, niks oor 1.8 nie. Ek ry myne 1.6 of selfs...
  4. Thread: Survival

    by C Africa
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    Re: Survival

    All that stuff about special little tricks to make a fire, they went out the window 40 years ago when the BIC lighter was invented. C
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    Re: Puma 2,4......Hiert jou Lekker Ding

    Nee die TC bly aan. Want die TC doen die werk van 'n voor en agter Difflock. Die Centre Diff se lock maak net seker dat jy nie traction verloor tussen voor en agter nie, wat nie deur die TC...
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    Re: Puma 2,4......Hiert jou Lekker Ding

    Petri,Die TC werk net tussen links en regs. i.e. as een kant spin dan briek hy die wiel sodat die ander kant kan traction kry. Maar as altwee voorwiele bv spin, dan sal hy dit nie briek om...
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    Re: Puma 2,4......Hiert jou Lekker Ding

    Lekker ding verseker! Hier is my twee. 'n 2.4 (SW) en 'n 2.2 (P/U).C
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    Re: 5Kw borehole pump

    Jelo, somewhere your calculator hard a brain ^%$#. You're going to run 5 000 watts, 240V system off a 105 AH 12 V (or 48V) battery?C
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    Re: New Eskom pricing proposal

    Here are the updated figures for 2019 after yesterday's report of their disastrous year.The main things that at a glance are out of kilter: Coal price went up 5 times for the same amount of...
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    Re: Zero To Hero Challenge

    I am not technically inclined, yet 30 years ago I rebuilt a 1.5 diesel Golf engine after it stuck a valve through the piston. I just bought a manual and did it with the book in one hand and the...
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    Re: Putsonderwater

    Wie is jou swear? Ons boer self so 'n ent verby Koegasbrug. C
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    Re: Putsonderwater

    The main line from De Aar to Upington runs through Marydale to the East of Putsonderwater. I don't think those lines (at Puts) are part of the main line, it was probably a side spur that serviced...
  13. Re: New Land Rover Defender - World Premiere 10 Sep 2019

    It is not a question of whether I like it, or not. The thing is this is just a Disco in a different guise. It has lost that something that made a Defender a Defender! I am sure it will be...
  14. Thread: Conservation

    by C Africa
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    Re: Conservation

    Don't disconnect the battery. Rather link it up to a trickle charger on a permanent basis when standing. That will give the battery the longest life and means that you won't have to reset the clock...
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    Re: Relocating to NC Coast ?

    A word of advice. People who have houses to let in these towns, make their money during the peak holiday seasons (Christmas and Easter). So mostly they will not accept a long term rent. They...
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    Re: Relocating to NC Coast ?

    I have lived in Lambertsbay for certain time periods, and it was great. It is also a lot closer to Cape Town for when you need to catch a plane or just go and do some REAL shopping. C
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    Re: Help please, stranded Hilux (2018 GD6 2.4)

    Also check the engine mountings. It could be pulling loose because of too much movement. C
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    Re: small scale nuclear

    They are actually excellent at this. There are only three objectives to achieve: 1 How can we screw more money from rich people? 2 How can we siphon as much of that as possible into out...
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    Re: small scale nuclear

    I cannot find anything about the economics of the thing. What does it cost (capital) per MW? C
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    Re: Things that make you go hmmmmmmm.........

    hmmmm, damn, I hate when that happens. C
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    Re: defender 90 pick up

    Without pics it didn't happen!!!! C
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    Re: Ideas for a hoist

    Adendorf have cheap electric hoists (basically a little 240V winch). So just get somewhere to fit the pulleys above the vehicle and you can easily lift it off. C
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    Re: Etosha Roads cause havoc

    Wow, you got a bargain!!! It is standard practice to also charge you for the mechanic's time for the travelling (if he is travelling, he is not in the workshop generating an income for the...
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    Re: Kom die upgrades SA toe?

    Jakkals, myne is die 90, wat heelwat ligter is as die 110's (massa), so hy cruise lekker op die oop pad met min karring aan die ratkierrie. Ek is nie op soek na ekstra krag vir daardie doel nie....
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    Re: Kom die upgrades SA toe?

    Dankie Regard, was dit die 2.4 puma? Wat is jou branstof verbruik na die remap? Wie het jou remap gedoen? C
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    Kom die upgrades SA toe?

    Ek het die nog nie op die forum gesien nie. Ek hou van die idee om die Puma so 'n bietjie ekstra oemf te gee, sal lekker wees die slag as ek 'n duin met spoed moet vat. C ...
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    Re: Your 4x4 being used what its MADE FOR.

    Must say I've done a few 4x4 trails in my life but it doesn't really interest me much. The difference in the veld where there in NO TRAIL, is that you do not know beforehand that it is actually...
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    Re: Traditional Afrikaner Food - what is it?

    Pampoenkoekies met kaneelsuiker (ek is seker baie lande maak hulle, maar ons het ons eie manier wat NIE soos ander lande s'n is nie). En dan 'n lekker pofadder. C
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    Re: Your 4x4 being used what its MADE FOR.

    Two kudus in the back of a 90 Pick Up, and we did some SERIOUS off-roading getting to the carcass to load it in the mountains. All in all, a really enjoyable trip with some dune driving, ...
  30. Thread: Luiperd

    by C Africa
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    Re: Luiperd

    The Americans think we ride to work on the back of elephants. How ridiculous, we don't have jobs!!!! C
  31. Defender Re: Defender SWB... help me become the happiest person on earth!

    I can't believe you actually dropped your plan just because the cabin is a bit cramped? I am 186 and fit easily in mine. I have to admit that I adopt a very upright sitting position, but I like...
  32. Defender Re: Defender SWB... help me become the happiest person on earth!

    I have two of the shorty's. the first one was a SW, but after I rolled it, I cut off the roof and turned it into a game viewer. The other one is exactly what you are talking about. a 2012 short...
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    Re: Ranger Smoking at Start

    Thanks guys, then I'm sure mine is due to a glow plug problem. Not sure about the OP's problem though. C
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    Re: Ranger Smoking at Start

    Must say the colour of the smoke does not suggest unburnt fuel. That would be black. So I agree with the OP that it should rather be something which is allowing oil into the combustion chamber. ...
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    Re: Ranger Smoking at Start

    I have had a similar problem with a more modern Ford. a 3.2 of 2013 vintage. It first displayed this while it was under warranty, so I obviously took it to the stealers. They kept it overnight...
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