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    Re: Cape Town's Diesel Smoke Detectors

    Not clear to me what the "pollutants" are? Any particulates, NOx, unburnt hydrocarbons, CO?
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    Re: Long years of suffering ahead

    Go for it. My Disco 1 did 350 000km (through most of Southern Africa; only Angola excluded; 4 up) odd at last count and has a new owner and is still running. No engine, turbo, gearbox or diff issues,...
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    Re: Roof rack or roof rails for Fortuner

    My rails were taken off to mount a FR roof rack for a rooftop tent (old Technitop weighing maybe 60kg) and, when looking at them off, reckon they may well have managed the tent as they are pretty...
  4. Re: Eskom's new proposal for homes with solar panels

    Agreed; maybe not so much "bill" as make profit on marking up electricity bought from Eskom to subsidise other services. They (the muni's) need this money; whether they use it wisely is another...
  5. Re: Is a portable braai a necessity when overlanding.

    Aye, I went to Namibia and Bots when we were young and it was acceptable to gather dead wood and make a fire on the ground; more wood = more fire. And drive wherever you liked, bury refuse, not burn...
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    Re: This is not good for the Mozambique

    Eish, not easy for SANDF unless they have Portuguese (who remembers the "tea room owner's" sons in Angola?) or local language speakers. Could just be patrolling and always open to ambush unless the...
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    Re: Used Cruiser prices

    All of interest only but I looked at a 200 LC some six weeks ago with a friend; very little to no stock and R1,35m rough price. He thought the LC plasticky and tacky compared to his Disco 4 so bought...
  8. Re: Ordered license disc, got letter fron SANRAL for E-toll fees.

    No money went into wrong pockets.[/QUOTE]

    I guess you find this quite ok, or is it the refuge of the ANC "allegedly"?
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    Re: Home Affairs

    I have also heard Ndwedwe (eish!) and Greytown. Mad stuff. Try not go at end of month and go mid week.
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    Re: Crocks on the loose

    Ja/nee, from recollection a dominee went missing after a midnight swim on this section of the river a few years ago.
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    Re: Best current Garmin for T4A

    ok, maybe I need to consider upgrading my Garmin 276c.

    What is it to be Overlander or 276cx; both very similar in price?
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    Re: The 2.4 Hilux Revo SRX GD-6 Double Cab Thread

    Anyone see the Roam Youtube video about the service and a few other things?

    Pulled the airflow connection after the filter out and covered in fine dust. Not great for engine life I would guess....
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    Re: New Hilux Mods , What to do?

    I have the Bidtrack - insurance requirement and it seems to work as I always get a call when wandering near a border. In addition I have a Gorilla lock and a lockable box for the pedals.

    I have...
  14. Re: Will you buy an LC 200 VXR now or wait for the 300?

    Yup, I was at a dealer last Saturday (not for me), only one 200 available in SA (they said). Around R1,5m. 300's a bit more.
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    Fortuner Re: Toyota Fortuner buying guide?

    Er, I think you will find it is 2wd unless you select 4wd. Hard to grasp that 4wd is not full time?
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    Fortuner Re: Toyota Fortuner buying guide?

    Touch wood; I have a 2016 2.8GD6 manual Fortuner and very content. 90 000km, long term consumption 10l/100km, short term 7.8 (I just looked). I am a little surprised at the 10 as I thought more like...
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    Re: Corolla Cross to be built in SA

    Easy ladies; many of us have seen the plant and I think the truth is in the middle somewhere. For example; the body panels, exhausts, maybe brake discs, radiators? and some of the plastics are "made"...
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    Re: Deciding on what tyre to purchase

    The Africa Sideways Youtube has just done their top 10. BFG's at 5 and Cooper Discoverers at 1 (the "winner"). Worth a look.

    I fitted Pirelli Scorpion AT+ recently; no issues after about 10 000km...
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    Re: Price of F250 d/c 4x4 in 2005

    205 000km; seems on the high side unless it were a LC?
  20. Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    Grips; I am glad the NC finally received rain and hope it does not cause damage and water can be stored. One of the theories of "climate change" is that weather events will become more extreme; just...
  21. Re: TSHWANE mass roll out of forced pre-paid meters

    Clever idea (to me as a mechanical person). Was mooted in eThekwini (not sure about ever implemented) but I worked in Newcastle during load shedding and was told it had been implemented there. Old...
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    Re: What would you choose as your overlander

    I suppose it depends on how hectic the "overlanding" will be. Maybe different choice if just asphalt or gravel roads and formal camp sites vs seldom used 2 track roads and bush camping. For option 1...
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    Re: Tent for Skeleton Coast

    On a short - 6 days I think, Namib guided trip where you move every day we used a Malamoo pop up. A bit small; the extra or Decathlon may be better.
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    Re: Small scale pumped hydro electricity

    Great ideas and comments and I think small scale hydro is totally under utilised in SA (last one I know of is on the Lesotho Highlands outlet near Bethlehem - a CDM project); small scale pumped hydro...
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    Re: Good quality every day handyman toolset

    The Knipex smooth jaw pliers are also very good substitutes for the Freestate Micrometer aka "shifting spanner". Hold onto your credit card though.
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    Ha ha - is the distance centre of human to centre of human or clear space between? Rabbit hole this.
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    Re: Orange River, from origin to ocean

    I think Willem van Riet is still around doing environmental work but could just be someone wit the same name.

    The Orange; I did one section of the river with a group of guys who did the whole...
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    Re: Romer Cooler Boxes

    Old wisdom was to keep the water out of contact with the ice so put in a "false floor" with something to do this. A bit of light plastic grating or similar.
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    Mebbe; I have been on a Namib trip where guides got us in well after dark and some drama; part of the day. But I more watch the road tests (new HiLux) and semi technical stuff; tyres, batteries,...
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    Not surprising to me that he is selling as I found the ASPW build to be totally over the top in cost and complication. Has he ever spent an extended period "overlanding" (one month to one year) where...
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    Re: 4x4 access only beaches East London area

    We are getting off track here but the conspiracy theory one was that then minister of the "environment". Valli Moosa was "nearly" run down by a 4x4 on the beach, with his family. He then got all...
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    Re: Researcher attacked by lion, Okavango Delta

    Glad he survived and hope he recovers and continues his work; these are the risks in areas where wildlife can wander freely. I will take them to be there without getting silly.
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    Re: Everything keeps going right, or does it?

    This shudder I have on a 2016 GD6, tyres just changed and "balanced" at Tyrequip (80 000km) who also did the "alignment" so I am not sure where the shudder comes from but I do not trust my local...
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    Discovery 4 Re: V8 starting issue - click click

    Check the easy stuff but do not discount the starter motor. On my 300Tdi (ancient history) I went through about 2 years of hard starting even after replacing the starter motor by an indy, but that...
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    Re: KNP Slight dissatisfaction???

    I'm glad that overall the impressions of KNP are good - we are heading up there shortly for a hot Xmas.

    But I fear that the KNP and SanParks are just a microcosm of SA. Often and mostly good...
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