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    Re: Paint Protection Film

    That reminds me. There is a product that needs to be applied to it from time to time to prevent it from yellowing but most people donít bother.
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    Re: Paint Protection Film

    Iíve used Xpel PPF on the front of the engine of my motorbike. Itís brilliant. Most bikes like mine are destroyed by stone chips but mine is still like new.

    A strip of PPF on the leading edge of a...
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    Re: 5 year tyre life?

    The wet, shiny tarmac in the west of Ireland is unlike anywhere else. Even Marcus GrŲnholm commented on it when he took part in the Galway Tarmac Rally in 2007.
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    Re: 5 year tyre life?

    Tyres are the only thing holding you onto the road. I don’t believe in buying cheap tyres or using them past their recommended lifespan. Even if tyres only lose 5% of their grip over five years old,...
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    Re: BFG KO2 Review

    Over the past 12 years, I've had BFG ATs on four different bakkies, two Navaras, then two Rangers. I do mostly tarmac driving but I love them. The ride is a bit harsher and there is a bit more road...
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    Re: Oil Catch Can

    Youíre assuming that the engineers have an unlimited budget. Nowadays, accountants make more design decisions than engineers do.

    Up until the mid 90s, Mercedes engineers had an unlimited R&D...
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    Re: Torque wrench

    I first came across this in the instructions/manual of a torque wrench I bought. I've also come across other references to it online in similar threads to this. I've googled it to find out the exact...
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    Re: Torque wrench

    For lug nuts, any cheap torque wrench which covers the right range of torque values will be fine.

    While weíre on the topic, a lot of people donít realise that itís recommended to ďwarm-upĒ a...
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    Re: Pajero Lexus 3UZ conversion.

    Iím really enjoying reading this. Itís an epic build and youíre telling the story so well. I find myself speed-reading it to find out what happened next

    Well done. Iím looking forward to seeing...
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    Re: Catch Can vs vent to atmosphere

    Iím calling nonsense on this statement.
    Iím only in my thirties and I remember when cars ďon the second round of the clockĒ (over 100k miles) were considered old. My father had a mkIII Ford Escort...
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    Re: What's your Biggest pet peeve?

    People who overtake you about 100m from the end of the 60kph limit, then do 90kph when the limit goes up to 100.
  12. Re: KTM 390 Adventure or Kawasaki Versys X 300

    My advice is to buy a cheaper bike until you get a bit of experience.

    First of all, youíre going to drop it - especially if youíre riding off-road or on gravel. You wonít enjoy it if youíre...
  13. Re: Sikaflex alternative for sealing caravan

    I donít know if you can get it down there but Tec7 is brilliant for sealing caravans (or anything for that matter). Iíve used it to seal holes in the roof of my caravan that I drilled to route wires...
  14. Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    I should probably mention that these photos were all taken in Ireland.
  15. Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    It's not an off-road caravan but do these count? ;D

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  16. Re: Advice - Transporting water in tanks or not

    The iOverlander app is useful for finding water sources on the road, as well as gas refills, wildcamps etc (https://www.ioverlander.com/). I used it on our three week trip through Namibia, Botswana...
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    Re: Adjusting Run in Brake

    This sounds like you removed the spring that loads the handbrake, not the shock/damper. The damper is inside and is usually accessed by removing the tow hitch. I can fit a new one by just pulling the...
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    Poll: Re: Advice on Spare Tyre Location

    From motorcycle camping, I've learned to make most things serve two purposes. My brother was flying to SA a few years ago for a short road trip and he was strugging to get his luggage below the...
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    Poll: Re: Advice on Spare Tyre Location

    Lubrication, and lots of it. No such thing as too much. If you donít have tyre lube, liquid hand soap or shampoo etc is an acceptable substitute. Practice a few times. Thereís a knack to it. It...
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    Re: Service in the 4x4 world

    This sounds like most companies in all industries, in my experience.
    My pet hate: websites that always show something is in stock. Iíve gotten into the habit of phoning to check, regardless of what...
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    Re: My First Car

    Thatís a lovely first car. You did a great job detailing it.
  22. Re: Damage to Disco/ Range Rover due to jumpstarting incorrectly

    Can you please explain, based on this statement, what current actually is? :)
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    Re: Bushlore CruCam and modifications

    Take a bit of time to play with the Kelly Kettle and get used to lighting it. I found it a little difficult to light at first, until I found the knack, although I did find it easier to light in...
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    Re: Bushlore CruCam and modifications

    As far as I know, they ship internationally. It might make it prohibitively expensive, though.
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    Re: Bushlore CruCam and modifications

    Would you consider something like a Kelly Kettle for just making coffee? You can buy a full kit with pots etc but I don’t think it’s particularly good for cooking. For boiling water, it’s perfect....
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    Defender Re: ASPW's analysis of the New Defender

    I donít know the details of the problem where they cut the wiring harness but am I the only person who thinks that sounds more like incompetence by the person fitting the winch, rather than a design...
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    Re: CKGR after LOCKDOWN: Trip Report.

    Thanks for the write-up, Pat. I really enjoyed it. It brought back great memories of my trip last October. It must have been magical to be there alone. CKGR was the highlight of my trip through...
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    Re: Sharing a common ground

    Is your aux battery charged by the carís alternator or is it completely independent?

    If itís completely independent, then there should be no problem.
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    Re: Sharing a common ground

    Donít use copper if the canopy is aluminium, it will be very susceptible to galvanic corrosion. I agree, though, that the canopy should be earthed properly to the car, not just touch contact.
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    Re: Adventure Bike

    My advice is: Don't try to buy a forever bike as your first bike.

    I bought a Honda Deauville as my first bike because I knew I wanted to go touring on it. I thought I'd keep it forever. After...
  31. Re: Pula? ATM? Cash vs. Credit Cards? Currency questions?

    Most places take cards and, as Pat said, there are ATMs in all big towns. Iíd still carry a bit of cash for emergencies. I like to carry the price of a full tank of fuel. When I was in Nata, their...
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    Re: Tracks4Africa Mobile app

    I was considering buying the app last autumn. At the time, you had to create routes on the app; they couldn’t be loaded to the device from a PC. I don’t think that has changed since.
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    Fortuner Re: No power on Diff lock plug

    I know nothing about Fortuners but some of these systems don't send power if the plug is disconnected, so it's better to test for power with the plug still connected (imagine how much fun I had the...
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    Re: Kasane to victoria falls

    If you have any experience of riding gravel roads, the road from Pandamatenga to Victoria Falls will be very enjoyable on a GS. I don't remember any sand on that road. There are one or two places...
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    Re: Botswana trip

    I saw this photo on Facebook. This is Nxai pan this morning: ...
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