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    Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    Seems like when a Defender merges with a Nomad.
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    Re: An Elandsbaai road trip

    Yes indeed. 24 - 25 March.
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    Re: An Elandsbaai road trip

    There was pretty much only one guy camping there with his caravan, and my wife nogal reckoned he looks like his living there permanently.
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    An Elandsbaai road trip

    March 2018

    We went on a little road trip to Elandsbaai recently.
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    First we did a stop-over at St Helenabaai.
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    Re: Overheating while offroad driving

    Given the age, style and design, and (lack of) technology of my bakkie, I should probably not even join this discussion at all. But as it happens I have nothing to do right now, so I will add my...
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    Accommodation on our Namibia light tour

    In my post I have tried to paint the picture of the vastness of the landscape.

    Camping sites also needs to be viewed a bit differently from, say, Mossel Bay in December. I thought I'll try to...
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    Further comments on the tour

    I make a few additional comments which I hope readers may find useful.


    Oewerbos.
    It was a rather glorious evening, sitting on the banks of the Orange river with the sun setting. On a cable...
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    Namibia light tour, July 2017

    A Namibia light tour

    Brother Johnie and I joined a touring party of 4 vehicles for a two weeks trip to Namibia in July 2017.

    We both wrote a report on the tour. His can be found here: ...
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    Re: Camping for beginners - Please help

    I had pretty much been forced into camping by my wife years ago. I just knew I was going to make a gat of myself arriving at a campsite and not having a clue how to pitch a tent. Well we eventually...
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    Re: The 3.0 V6 Essex

    Enter the 3.4 conversion!

    Ek ry n 1998 Mazda Magnum DC 4x4 bakkie met die 3.4 enjin. Petrol. Hierdie enjin was nie lank in omloop nie. Vanaf 1997 2000, toe het hulle produksie gestaak.

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    Time to pitch camp

    OK,let’s see.


    I drive for about 5 and a half hours to get from Cape Town to Gouritsmond with my caravan. Then it is about noon.


    Position caravan. Normally I just drive it in...
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    Erroneous payment

    This is what the appeal court had to say about a situation like this. Comments made by appeal court judge Streicher in the matter of Nissan South Africa (Pty) Ltdv Marnitz NO and others 2005 (1) SA...
  13. Thanks for the responses. I now fitted two...

    Thanks for the responses.

    I now fitted two Kumho KH27 tyres. I understand this is the current version of the Solus.

    I was pleasantly suprised to notice that on the thread it has
    • 2x...
  14. Eisj.... I also had a call on Sunday from my...

    Eisj....

    I also had a call on Sunday from my son: "Halooo! I've been in an accident."

    http://pgjonker.co.za/2250/having-fund-with-cars/
  15. What tyres for Tucson for gravel road travels?

    It is time for 2 new tyres on my Hyundai Tucson. I hope for some advice from the forum.

    Although the Tucson is not 4x4 it has nice high ground clearance, and it is a robust enough vehicle that I...
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    The sound of memories

    Went to see my mother in law at my home town on the West Coast this past weekend.

    We went for a drive, and checked out Laaiplek jetty just to see what there were. Only 4 trawlers moored there,...
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    Northern Cape tour - Part 4

    Kakamas

    Actually, the Pienk Padstal.

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=356520&stc=1&d=1437417556

    Returning from Riemvasmaak we attended the Pienk Padstal. ...
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    Northern Cape tour - Part 3

    Riemvasmaak

    Having done and seen all we came for at the Augrabies National Park, we decided to go find Riemvasmaak. http://www.riemvasmaak.co.za/


    Riemvasmaak has a very politically laden...
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    Northern Cape tour - Part 2

    Augrabies National Park

    Since we had been to the Augrabies falls some 11 years ago a number of new boardwalks and railed platforms had been erected, enabling you to see the waterfall from...
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    Northern Cape Tour - Part 1

    First leg: Montagu to Augrabies


    We left Cape Town on a sunny Friday afternoon after a week of rather good Cape Town winter weather.


    Our first stop at Montagu still offered some benign...
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    Falken & Kumho any good on gravel roads?

    Hi, guys

    I'm looking for information on whether the tyres I have on my Tucson would be able to withstand the rigors of gravel roads. More in particular, the road between Ceres and Calvinia.

    I...
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    Hi, Ron Let met start off by saying that a...

    Hi, Ron
    Let met start off by saying that a friend of mine once introduced me to his friends as “the most unhandy guy I know”. So just to set the scene that I’m not the guy to give any advice on...
  23. Electricity consumption

    Average over 9 years:

    Summer 801 kwh per month
    Winter 1295 kwh per month
    Averaging 1130 kwh per month

    Family of 5, two geysers, pool pump.
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    @kzantsi: You're telling me there's a red dot on...

    @kzantsi: You're telling me there's a red dot on my picture? No, I haven't noticed ......
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    Strange. The picture I put on only displays on...

    Strange. The picture I put on only displays on my pc if I am logged in. The moment I am logged out it only shows a red cross. ??
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    (http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/attachment.ph...

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=346195&stc=1&d=1430999153
    Thys, just for the avoidance of doubt.....
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    Burn, Boobs & Battery

    AfrikaBurn

    My bakkie just returned from a trip to AfrikaBurn. Without me, though. A bunch of biokinetics offered their trade as a gift at the Burn, and required transport to get them and their...
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    You might want to consider installing the genuine...

    You might want to consider installing the genuine pump that goes into the tank. I went the alternative route, with some fun in the process. You can read about it...
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    Fixed up

    Just a report back on my problem.

    After all moving parts in the circuits had been replaced, my autolec concluded that the problem was a voltage drop. This drop, he ascertained, was between the...
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    @ZombieGuy: seems like I'm on the same track as...

    @ZombieGuy: seems like I'm on the same track as what you described.

    Went back to the Autolek after work yesterday to check on the bakkie.
    He told me he had the starter on a test bench, and...
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    Starter motor problems

    In 2011 I developed a problem on my starter. It would make ‘hoi’, but ten invariably on the second turn it would start.

    I had it attended to by more than one auto electrician. They tried the...
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    car selling scheme

    Nee, nogal nie! Not that I'm immune to that: http://pgjonker.co.za/1779/men-at-work/
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    @ForerstFab: No, the thing is, they never make a...

    @ForerstFab: No, the thing is, they never make a move to make the seller feel they want to take his vehicle. Also, they do not offer him the diamonds for sale. That would make anyone uncomfortable...
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    staying in SA... or going

    I can remember attending a larnie lunch with a bunch of professionals near the end of 1994. The one guy commented on his friend who had moved to Australia so as to escape the implosion and civil war...
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    @hewhocooks: Yup, indeed. Jannie says he went...

    @hewhocooks: Yup, indeed. Jannie says he went through 5 hours of this driving around, negotiating, and the eventual "aag please uncle just help me out here!", plea.

    @dhp: Right on all three...
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