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    Re: Tire choise for Faces of the Namib trip

    Having used all sorts of crap tyres in the Namib (marie biscuit crossplys many a time, both on LandRover Series and the old Hilux 2.2's) there is only one thing you really need to learn and that is...
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    No papers? If you will ever want to register...

    No papers?

    If you will ever want to register it you are liable for back taxes. If it hasn't been paid in a number of years, it will cost as much as the purchase price. Not to mention the hassle...
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    Thanks TF. No, I wouldn't be doing a public...

    Thanks TF. No, I wouldn't be doing a public holiday long weekend for the reasons you mention. Just taking a fri/mon off on a normal weekend.

    Sent from my GT-I9500 using Tapatalk
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    Questions re. travel in Zim

    I'd like to take my family up to the Zim ruins for a long weekend.

    It's been many years since I last drove up to Zim so I wonder if you guys could answer some questions for me. I now have 3 y.o....
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    Springer ATV

    http://www.army-technology.com/projects/springer-all-terrain/

    UK MoD are selling a couple - who's gonna buy one so that we can have a look..?
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    Lost some faith in 'tracker' company's when I had...

    Lost some faith in 'tracker' company's when I had a Matrix unit drop out of the dashboard into the pedals one day. The unit had a little bit of doublesided tape on it and had been stuck to a thin...
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    Series III +1 re the back lights. Didn't mention it because...

    +1 re the back lights. Didn't mention it because I thought those square ones were special military or something. But orig style will look way cooler...
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    Series III Try and find out what revs your LR will need to...

    Try and find out what revs your LR will need to go 120kmh. (Get a cheap rev counter and see what revs you are doing at 90 and multiply by 4/3.) My one with the Ford motor was revving so high that I...
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    Series III Last post... :) What are your plans? (Me,...

    Last post... :)

    What are your plans?

    (Me, I'd do this (isn't it cool to be able to dream on someone else's behalf?):
    1. Strip paint and repaint properly - i.e. get paint off galvanised...
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    Series III Toyota 2C looks like a 2l diesel as used in...

    Toyota 2C looks like a 2l diesel as used in Venture / Stallion / Condor.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_C_engine
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Kijang

    Probably a good motor, also...
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    Series III You probably need to decide what you actually...

    You probably need to decide what you actually want to do with the vehicle.

    If it's to muck around in 4x4 pits, then you probably want the big engine, extended suspension etc - it will cost a bomb...
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    Geez - if this list doesn't direct a person to...

    Geez - if this list doesn't direct a person to buy a Fortuner, then nothing will...

    ML Merc / Honda CRV / SSangyong etc etc vs a Fortuner!? Oh please.

    Disclaimer: I haven't read all six pages....
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    Got a 2008 model with std suspension and std...

    Got a 2008 model with std suspension and std tyres.

    Have had it from new and had no probs whatsoever...

    Use it often to go down to the coast with wife, 3 yo twins, teenage daughter, teenage...
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    Diesel specialist - Benoni

    My diesel Renault platkar is misfiring.

    Is there a diesel specialist that anyone can recommend in Benoni or close by?
  15. Radiator Cooling specialists? - Gauteng

    My platkar is beginning to use radiator water.

    No oil/bubbles in the coolant, but the level drops over time.

    Can anyone recommend a radiator specialist in the region Houghton / CBD (where I...
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    Fortuner I just got a call - so don't know what the...

    I just got a call - so don't know what the difference is between diesel and petrol... Can you remember?
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    Fortuner Yeh - I figure that stashing R375 a month in the...

    Yeh - I figure that stashing R375 a month in the bond to be put to use should something happens would be a better option.

    At the end of the day, it's just a bet: Do you think that something that...
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    Fortuner Fortuner extended warranty

    Toyota phoned me last week, asked me if I wanted to extend my warranty by two year or up to 220 000km, whichever happens first.

    Vehicle is currently on 88 000km, racked up in about four years.
    ...
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    Rotor - dof question, but: How do you get such...

    Rotor - dof question, but: How do you get such square cuts? I bought a Ryobi cut-off machine and there is just too much flex in it and the cuts just don't cut square...
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    I think Toyota work on the basis of if you say...

    I think Toyota work on the basis of if you say nothing, you can be held to nothing...
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    Man, am I glad I got an auto. Was worried about...

    Man, am I glad I got an auto. Was worried about my decision at the time, but seems that I may have avoided some stress...
  22. Not in LR, but I once hired a Mazda 323 in Harare...

    Not in LR, but I once hired a Mazda 323 in Harare that self exploded it's back window twice in the few days I was there. Both times the car was stationary, parked outside. I assumed that the frame...
  23. Freelander 2.0 DI - did we get them in SA?

    Hi guys

    I'm trying to source glow plugs for my diesel Renault. The plugs are the same as used in these Freelanders:


    Land Rover Freelander 1998 LN [1998-2004] SUV SUV 2.0 DI 1994ccm 98HP...
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    Fortuner R850 at East Rand Toyota. Guy confirmed that...

    R850 at East Rand Toyota. Guy confirmed that they are made by FNB.

    So, it pays to give the agents a call it seems.

    My Fortuner had TSA 652 factory fitted. I'll stick with that.

    Paid R1005...
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    Fortuner This is true in the case of Dixon 652's. They...

    This is true in the case of Dixon 652's. They don't fit. And neither do any other Dixon battery. Anyhow, they gave me a refund and I got a Willard.

    Dude at the battery shop told me that Toyota...
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    What motor has been fitted?

    What motor has been fitted?
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    Fortuner Ginger, I've not been on the forum much lately -...

    Ginger, I've not been on the forum much lately - new twins will do that to one.

    How did you mount the second battery? Is there a kit, or a recognised 'good' way of doing it?
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    Fortuner My wife does very short trips in it as work /...

    My wife does very short trips in it as work / school is all just around the corner, so I suspect it's battling to get fully charged during her day to day activities. The kids leaving the interior...
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    Fortuner How long should a Fortuner battery last?

    Mine has just died - car was bought new in Aug 2008. So 3 1/2 years old.

    That seems pretty lame to me? Has not been used for running fridges/winches or anything. Bog standard use.

    How...
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    It's the old story - same as for banks and pick...

    It's the old story - same as for banks and pick 'n pays - the quality of the service depends on the manager.

    Find a dealer that that provides a decent service.

    I've only tried two in...
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    Over 75k km average is 13.8l/100km. Mixture of...

    Over 75k km average is 13.8l/100km. Mixture of very short town trips (< 2 - 3km) and high speed heavily loaded towing. I reckon it's pretty damn good considering.
  32. Sounds like you have a problem. Enough other...

    Sounds like you have a problem.

    Enough other people haven't had this problem to indicate that yours is not a hugely common problem. Have you had it checked out by somebody who might actually...
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    Dunno dude. Four speed? That's serious...

    Dunno dude. Four speed? That's serious luxury... :)
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    Oh ok - thought maybe something had been said to...

    Oh ok - thought maybe something had been said to plant some doubt. Obviously one can't tell if one is not there, but they seem to pay a lot of attention to what they do. Even if it doesn't work,...
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    Any reason in particular that you are concerned...

    Any reason in particular that you are concerned about the motor?
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