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    Re: The most reliable brand of car is:

    I have a bakkie with 497 000Km on, will probably get 75-80% of the price I paid for it.

    Starts every morning, be it in the freezing cold of Sutherland or the temperate Cape Town. That is reliable.
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    Re: W123 Overlander built

    250 Reenen?
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    Re: Internal bearing failure

    I thought much the same, but the question, is it just a case of poop happens, with the bearing failure, or possibly the bearing failed due to no lube?
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    Re: Td5 Warped Exhaust Manifold

    Just for the sake of the mense, can you post a few pics of the broken off stud?
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    Internal bearing failure

    This example is on a Toyota Hilux KZTE with 200 000 on the clock. I'm not specifically asking about Toyota, but rather about internal bearings that fail. If cambelt was changed at 90 and 180 000, and...
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    Re: Ons nuwe ryhuis in wording.....

    The S is the 110Kw. I'm sure they are going to change the wheels. Never had a problem before with a double wheel axle.

    One spec I am curios about, is the access from the cab to the rear. It is a...
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    Re: W115 240D - Covid project

    Howdy Ant, long time no hear!!
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    Re: W115 240D - Covid project

    I'm almost 100% certain the W123 engine mounts are the same as 114/115.
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    Re: Best wife best gift

    That is a brilliant stove.(and Brilliant wife) well done!
  10. Re: Please Help!!!! Recovering VIN number on rusted chassis

    Pool acid also works, saw it on Bones. :)
  11. Re: Clunking noise when front hubs are locked

    Terminology used incorrectly can be confusing. Your bakkie has open diffs. Rear may have a difflock, which locks both wheels.

    You have a transfer case which acts like a centre diff lock. splits...
  12. Re: Clunking noise when front hubs are locked

    Think you forgot to add while 4x4 is engaged. You can happily drive with front hubs engaged on tar.

    If you don't 4x4 a lot, it is advisable to engage the hubs to let it lubricate.

    I think you...
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    Re: KB 280 injector pump

    So, took the plunge, bought a few O rings and took the plate off, no bits came flying out. Took the old one, which was flat and used a bigger O ring and cut it to size, glued it and put back....
  14. Re: Struggling to start after head gasket fix

    They are talking twak. That is fuel. Its firing immediately, that means there is compression.
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    Re: W123 Overlander built

    Netjies Reenen.
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    I have wondered about the term "deep sand". The videos of the Aussies on Fraser Island, is that deep sand? Well if you were at 1 bar, you would breeze that. If you're going to do technical up hills...
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    Re: Kb 280 4x4 cv joints

    Can you post some pics of this?
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    Defender Re: Rain water as coolant.

    Put the dam water in, will do nothing, one or two litres of water will hardly contain enough of anything to cause a problem, how long does it take a kettle to scale up after boiling thousands of...
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    Re: Wa's die oues?

    96 280 DC 4x4, just ticked over to 495k, its a bit old, got some rust, but starts every time, and takes me where I want to go... well most places.... :)
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    Re: W123 Overlander built

    Met al die builds, wat het van "my'' kar geword, loop hy darem op een of ander manier nog... ;)
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    Re: W123 Overlander built

    Reenen, hoe word die karre op die pad gesit, moet hulle roadworthy kry en as wat word hulle gesien, Lux of Merc? Is dit die onderstel wat hom sy maak gee, of sy body, mav, soos wat hy lyk.
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    Re: Toyota Hilux worn CV boots

    Inner should really have oil in it, as it runs 3 bearings, no ways grease can get into that bearing. It's easy, DIY.
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    Re: Need to replace worn cv boots

    Buy 4 boots, and a tub of grease, although boots come with grease, and DIY, think on the Hilux you need a 35 or 37mm socket. Just check socket size. buy some latex gloves.

    It is not a difficult...
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    Re: W123 Overlander built

    Ry hy nou? Loop seker baie lekker!
  25. Re: Kia Sportage 2011 - battery dead - can't get into car

    It is an option. Check all options. :)
  26. Re: Kia Sportage 2011 - battery dead - can't get into car

    Compare the price of a quartelight window glass versus all the other options.
  27. Re: Caledon and Surrounds - Interesting Accommodation?

    Ha ha Barnie, ja, they are fine, you leave them alone, they leave you alone. They have no beef with anyone. There is another way in. ;)
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    Re: W115 240D - Covid project

    There should also be a bolt on the exhaust side of the block, below about No3, 19mm if I remember correctly to help flush the motor.

    You can run it for a while, provided there is always obviously...
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    Re: W115 240D - Covid project

    Yep, presies wat met die 5 gat watse body daar by jou le gebeur het .... :)
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    Re: W115 240D - Covid project

    Try and run the engine without the radiator when you flush it, try and make something, a 20L bucket with the lower radiator hose connected to the bottom of the bucket, fit a fitting on, use a steel...
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    Re: W115 240D - Covid project

    Yep, run it without the thermostat and fill up with some coke, also, you will need to get that radiator rodded or re cored. With that level of corrosion and crap in the system, I hope the sleeves...
  32. Re: Caledon and Surrounds - Interesting Accommodation?

    While you down that neck of the woods, snip off a couple of hours, and go check this place out, not far off the beaten track. If i know when you coming down, I could be tempted to guide a bit.... and...
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    Re: Upper control Arms

    Masterparts in Kenilworth will have them.
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    Re: A-frame or trailer

    A frame, way better, towed one from PTA to CT, with a 70Kw Diesel and it was superb. Also unbolted rear prop and hubs unlocked.
  35. Re: Any tricks to lube the clutch plate splines without taking out the gearbox?

    You need to get under the vehicle, and have someone press the clutch when it is cold, take note of the travel of the fork, measure it if you can. Then when it is working nicely, measure it again and...
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