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    Re: Wa's die oues?

    Did a 10 000 km tour over 3 months in Namibia at 380 000 km when the tour started. Not a single hiccup on the entire tour. Even on the 1500 metre climb from Aus to Keetmanshoop in searing January...
  2. Thread: A upgrade

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    Re: A upgrade

    Because it could have gone here with the original wheels, but now it can't:



    And then answered your question:
  3. Thread: A upgrade

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    Re: A upgrade

    Downgrading the vehicle's ability for purely cosmetic reasons is an upgrade?
  4. Thread: A upgrade

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    Re: A upgrade

    Ready for a trip to the Groot Karoo dirt roads I see.
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    Re: Interesting new engine ignition design

    The British Napier Deltic Diesel. Extremely compact with three crankshafts and opposing pistons. No valves and supercharged. 18 cylinders and 36 pistons driving three crankshafts. Used on trains and...
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    Re: Annoying Chimes...

    If you're prepared to take the chance with electronics, go ahead. After working with electrics and electronics for 40 years, I don't trust any of it and I mitigate against these problems.
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    Re: Annoying Chimes...

    What happens when you're working on the car?
  8. Re: Volkswagen Kombi 2WD - Driving through Africa! Cape Town to Casablanca

    Shipping can be overland on a truck. it's a freight verb not confined to maritime applications. Couriers will ship your Takealot purchases in a van.
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    Re: Ford 3.0 V6 Essex Rebuild (Cortina MK3)

    The reason for the indented centres of the pistons to lower the compression ration for a petrol engine. And the reason it's called the Kanniedood motor. It can overheat without warping the cylinder...
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    Re: Annoying Chimes...

    I don't ever leave the keys in the ignition and close the door even with the engine stopped because modern vehicles lock themselves and close the windows.
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    Re: Interesting new engine ignition design

    This is a double expansion engine. Triple and quadruple expansion steam engines were in use over a century ago on ships. The Titanic had twin quad expansion engines. The rotary valve can be replaced...
  12. Re: Volkswagen Kombi 2WD - Driving through Africa! Cape Town to Casablanca

    No bridge nor tunnel. This was post #28:
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    Re: How to fix petrol gauge

    The fuel gauge is on the dashboard behind the steering wheel in the instrument cluster. Do you mean the sender unit? That's in the fuel tank.
  14. Thread: diff issue

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    Isuzu Re: diff issue

    Rex Diff and Gearbox

    https://www.rdg.co.za/
  15. Re: Volkswagen Kombi 2WD - Driving through Africa! Cape Town to Casablanca

    The northern tip of Morocco opposite Gibraltar is called Cueta. It is Spanish territory and there are ferries from there to Spain.
  16. Re: Volkswagen Kombi 2WD - Driving through Africa! Cape Town to Casablanca

    The pic is of the Land rover bolt on winches. They were standard on military land rovers decades ago but a bit like hen's teeth now. I have a set for my Series Landy and they bolt onto three of the...
  17. Re: Volkswagen Kombi 2WD - Driving through Africa! Cape Town to Casablanca

    Thanks for that Howie. I hope the OP can get it done without a hassle. I enjoy young people with a sense of adventure and some spirit. These bolt on wheel traction winches may be a better idea. Much...
  18. Re: Volkswagen Kombi 2WD - Driving through Africa! Cape Town to Casablanca

    You don't need to modify that 4x2 bus at all. They have traversed the Sahara, gone through jungles and gone up Sani in snow as stock standard. Excellent vehicles. And you can fix them easily. No...
  19. Re: 10,000km review - Goodyear Wrangler A/T Adventure tyres

    I'm on the third set between two vehicles (The Series Landy is still on Goodyear 6 ply light truck crossplies. No need to change those). I have not had a single puncture yet and I use rough Karoo...
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    Re: Savuti to Kasane. Best easiest road

    Savuti to Kasane will take you the best part of a day. It's thick sand in many places and calcrete in others but mainly thick sand. It's low range slow much of the way. You have a choice near Savuti...
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    Re: differential advise

    Did you replace the seals?
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    Re: differential advise

    Engineers spend many hours on design calculations and testing to find the best available ratio for your vehicle. Just use the original and keep things simple.
  23. Re: Potch Military Base: rumours of large scale military training

    6000 people on 4 ships? Does the Chinese Navy use cruise liners?
  24. Thread: Ruaha

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    Re: Ruaha

    The area you're in is part of the Great Rift Valley and tectonically active. This activity uplifts and drops areas which also results in rivers flowing and not flowing and even reversing direction....
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    Re: Illegal dumping Bloemfontein

    Die' Omie het self opsetlik sy besigheid beskadig en het sel bevestig hy sal dit weer doen. Nou stuur hy dreigemente per foon. Die wet in SA sal niks aan hom doen nie. Die enigste manier is name and...
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    Re: Illegal dumping Bloemfontein

    Exactly what I said here, although I did not mention that on private property like in shopping malls, you have no rights:
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Let me put this into context. Some of us drive gravel according to the conditions and there are some I can do 120 km/h on. Grips and I live in areas where the roads are predominantly gravel. Here is...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    I'm talking about public Karoo roads in the Great Karoo that are graded every now and then. These were not left by vehicles nor is there a middelmannetjie. Hit that ridge with a car and you will be...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Correct. Whenever I come across a city registered 4x2 lying on it's back far in the veld with the wheels in the air on a lonely Karoo dirt road, it's obvious the skid started in the road from the...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Correct. Whenever I come across a city registered 4x2 lying on it's back far in the veld with the wheels in the air on a lonely Karoo dirt road, it's obvious the skid started in the road from the...
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    Re: Some trip Pics to look at.

    Near to Kachikau on the way from Kasane to the Chobe Park in Botswana. Before you enter the really thick sand.
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    This is useful. It opens the way for cheap oscilloscopes, TDR's for line break detection in conductors and OTDR's for fibre optics. All contained in a single unit instead of several expensive chunky...
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    RangeRover Re: Exhaust smells of sulphur/rotten eggs

    That could cost him R5000 extra under Covid. Expensive grocery run.
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    In thick sand. Negligible on loose gravel. And sharp corners can't be taken fast on gravel anyway.
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    Re: Garth Owen-Smith RIP

    Johan Snyman, Writer of books on the Kaokoveld and member of this forum that has not posted for a long time. This post has me wondering about you.
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