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    Re: Fortuner 3.0 vs. Disco 4 SE/HSE

    The Fortuner may have higher theft risk but the Discovery may leave you on the side of the road, which in Sa can be a very dangerous place.

    The Discovery is also not cheap to maintain, especially...
  2. Thread: LR heaven

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    Re: LR heaven

    32000kms seems like false economy on such a costly vehicle, even if using high end synthetic oils. I suppose the bean counters know the potential effects of that decision will only become apparent...
  3. Thread: LR heaven

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    Re: LR heaven

    Wonder how much they cost per side?
    I have heard some Merc LED headlights come in around R40k a side.
  4. Thread: LR heaven

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    Re: LR heaven

    Did they have to replace the entire unit to "fix" DRL not working?

    Seems a common thing now with lights that use LED's, individual globes are often not replaceable, you have to chuck an otherwise...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    That sucks, I wouldn't throw in the towel just yet, maybe just a bad gasket, or something else relatively minor?

    I feel your agony though, after all that work you don't want to open the engine...
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    Series III Re: Series 3 WANTED!

    Getting new papers isn't too hard, there's people you can pay to do all the legwork, legit nothing illegal.

    Obviously have the owner.sort that put before you buy but it shouldn't be a deal breaker...
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    Re: Nissan Xtrail advice needed

    Research the diesel engines because I know some of them are hellish expensive repair but are otherwise great when running.
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    Re: Stolen Nikon equipment

    I had that when I was burgled, only months later I would notice some other things were missing.
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    Re: Cost of Cape to Cairo

    What vehicle that's up to doing that trip and on what I am assuming are often not the best roads will give a 13km/L fuel economy?

    I would think max 10km/L would be a better baseline, probably...
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    Re: Classic Land Cruisers

    That is one damn fine looking vehicle!

    How stock is it, I can't remember them being that pretty?
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    Re: Cost of owning a 4x4 that cost less than R40K

    Spares look pretty cheap, another joy of older vehicles.

    That model is a good looking vehicle, they have a nice stance.

    What mileage did it have and what condition was it in?
  12. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    Modern CVTs seem pretty bullet proof, they have hydraulic torque converters and no clutch packs, if the oil is changed regularly which is vital they don't seem to give issues.

    In my opinion...
  13. Re: Tentco 40 Litre Extreme Ice Box Quick Review and Romer Comparison

    Very nice, how do the Tentco prices compare to the Roamer?
  14. Re: Help needed for getting the wife to King Shaka Airport

    Op, maybe post a contract number in this thread so people can easily and quickly get hold of you.
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    The production(or near enough) version looks very good, exactly what I'd want in a vehicle, does not look disposable and very functional.

    Good video, probably been posted already:...
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    Re: Wrangler 2.8 CRD dead

    Have you checked all the earth wires?

    Probably not it but something always to make sure is 100% if it hasn't already been checked, especially with seemly random issue like yours.
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    Re: KB320 Parts needed...

    Fair enough, that's a complication out of the way.
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    Re: Cargo net separator

    A tough cargo net to keep a thief at bay will need to be made from steel rope?
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    Re: KB320 Parts needed...

    How old is the vehicle?

    Just about all vehicles from the last 15yrs or so have keys with an immobilizer chip that communicates with the ECU to switch on.
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    Re: Cadac Safire Heater

    I've also been wondering about what the op mentions.

    I suppose in theory with sufficient ventilation it's "safe" indoors. It feels risky though, you just have to hope that someone not aware of the...
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    Re: New shape Jimny auto questions

    What type of automatic gearbox do they have?
  22. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    Would a 1.4 Tsi Golf have a dry or wet clutch and do the dry clutch DSG also need gearbox oil changes?
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    Re: Scorpio SUV 4X4 Dual Battery Cabling

    The colour coding on the front one makes them look oem.
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    Re: DSLR Camera for Daughter

    At this point in time I would buy a mirrorless camera, that is the way of the future and more versatile in my opinion.

    I would not buy new, there are plenty of deals to be found secondhand on...
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    Re: Stolen Nikon equipment

    Watch Gumtree and Facebook marketplace, you setup search alerts so the minute anything you are looking for is posted you get an email or notification.
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    Re: Vehicle insurance cancellation.

    Maybe stick around for 2 months after the claim is settled and then move on.

    Legally I don't think they would have any recourse even if you moved immediately after settlement but the insurance...
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    Re: Drinking vessels

    I looked at the Atlasware range a while back and from what I can see it's just rebranded generic Chinese double walled stainless steel bottles, they just about all work really well.

    I got the...
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    Re: Power for a modem

    ThanksJust to confirm, this type of charger in theory should be safe to charge a vehicles battery in situ without disconnecting it?
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    Re: Power for a modem

    Many thanks, so the one in the pic is one of the ones to avoid?
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    Re: Power for a modem

    Not directly linked to your reply but what do those Chinese mall 12V battery chargers look like again, the ones you recommending in the offgrid thread I think it was, do they have a make or model...
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    Re: Lifetime of Victron batteries

    Hopefully one battery is on the way out and that's affecting the net voltage and hence short runtime. 1yr 4 months of moderate useage would be very poor, what warranty are they sold with?
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 judder

    Surely there must be a parts list on one of the LR websites either OE or independent supplier?

    I order spares(not a LR) from the UK and just cross reference the part number on a spares website I...
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    Re: Bought an Infiniti QX70

    Are Infiniti's still being sold new or only 2hnd available now in SA?
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    Re: Fortuner D4D air flow meter

    I wouldn't use hand sanitizer, you need something like Contact Cleaner that leaves absolutely no residue, especially on an air flow sensor. Midas or any spares shop will have it, Spanjaard Lectro...
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    Re: Haval Resale value

    Thats a very good point about reliability and with many marquee brands no amount of German engineering and the massive purchase price will save you the pain.

    Another thing that is very attractive...
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