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    Re: My new old Prado

    Traction control is ok but you need to learn to use it. Keep throttle steady and sometimes it needs more revs to operate effectively.

    When engaging center diff-lock it automatically disengages...
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    Re: Will Defender restoration be an option ?

    If you can find an old army 200tdi with a galvanized chassis it would be great, otherwise as jelo suggested a v8.

    There where a few late model v8s in SA with the R380 gearbox. We had one as a...
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    Re: How to move forward

    My 2c, keep the 90 and buy a 110 single cab, HCPU or hardtop (preferable) for overlanding.

    These models go for considerably less than their 5-door counterparts and are more practical for a two...
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    Re: 35" wheels on defender

    Might get away with a 2” lift
    Wheel spacers
    Wheel arch extenders
    Caster correction radius arms
    HD drive flanges

    Ps with a 4” lift your looking at extending brake lines. But there are braided...
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    Re: Oil catch can - 1kzte - what to buy?

    A oil catch can is typically a device that intercepts a pipe that goes from the tappet cover to air intake. Without this device the excess oil vapors that need to be “breathed” enter the air intake...
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    Re: Safety devices roll cage

    Acrotech sell something similar just for reference.

    https://www.acrotek.co.za/product/full-defender-roll-cage/?v=edb5dc74af1c

    Looks fantastic and doubles up as a roofrack. What was the final...
  7. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR4qgNBFPDM

    I have this funny suspicion that there will be 2 very different defenders in my garage one day, my current td5 and one of these "soft defenders". Ive...
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    Defender Re: AS 10 alarm diagnostic options

    On the TD5 there is a EKA four digit code to override the 10AS alarm system. Its basically a sequenced ignition on/off procedure with the door open/closed to go to next digit.

    Walter deactivated...
  9. Thread: Td5 water pump

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    Re: Td5 water pump

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190611/112bf4347d76193d946c9c29a33ff28f.jpg
  10. Thread: Td5 water pump

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    Re: Td5 water pump

    50-70 % Castrol anti freeze with the rest distilled water.
  11. Thread: Td5 water pump

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    Re: Td5 water pump

    Sorry for reviving an old thread but I believe I will shortly be tackling this job. What grates my gears is that both the thermostat and waterpump was done 30k km ago. Ive just replaced a faulty...
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    Re: Buying advice Defender 110 300tdi

    The gearbox may be slightly notchy when cold but once warmed up the r380 should be smooth.

    You can replace the coils farely cheaply with std. land rover coils, if you want something that handles...
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    Re: Landcruiser 76 build

    The Ausies have a few replacement rear axles that correct the track and obviously they will have regearing options. Best of all you get bolt on coil springs conversion kits.... now that would be a...
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    Re: Buying advice Defender 110 300tdi

    Looks really good.....but R180k for a tdi is just too much imho.

    I also don’t understand how you spend 104k on a tdi rebuild. Should be around half that.

    If you are willing to make a offer...
  15. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Project Grenadier has the potential to be fantastic. Built by MB tech, bmw engines, ZF-boxes and solid axles. The stuff of dreams!
  16. Re: Stealers, sometimes their parts are just better...

    Sometimes its worth chatting to a reputable brand specific indi. They tend to know what works and what doesn’t.
  17. Thread: Is this it?

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    Is this it?

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  18. Thread: Cargo net

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    Defender Re: Cargo net

    Check these guys out,

    http://bespoke4x4.co.za/shop/
  19. Re: This will make for an interesting trip report

    This is just awsome!

    This is the sort of shameless propaganda that led me to buy a landy [emoji6].
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    Re: Introduction to me

    Id go for the best D2 td5 you can afford, probably still less than 100k. Then spend the rest on kit and maintenance.

    D2 is basically a comfy defender...
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    Re: Auto vs manual in off road conditions...

    Manual is just so much more fun to me at least.

    I vary driving style dependent on mood or situation and a auto just never knows exactly what i want. Some come close of course.

    To me manual...
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    Re: After market suspension for 200vx

    Not necessarily, a heavier spring of the same length to standard will sag less under the initial weight of the vehicle thus lifting it slightly. This should be compensated for by the added weight the...
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    Defender Re: R380 strange behavior

    eish, that doesn't sound great. The slave cylinder, master cylinder and clutch are all relatively new. Its service is coming up so Ill re-bleed the clutch system to see if that helps but Ive got a...
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    Defender R380 strange behavior

    Evening Gents

    My defender td5 r380 gearbox has started behaving oddly recently. All of a sudden it struggles to go into second in the mornings. Like in proper struggle no matter how much double...
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    Re: LC 200 4.6 V8 questions

    Thanks for all the replys. Going with the 60l excell tank.

    They replace the rear crossmember to ensure the spare wheel does not lose any clearance.
  26. Re: SA Diesel Fuel specifications SANS 342:2016 - Lubricity

    Quite a few shell garages still sells 500ppm, think my landy prefers it.
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    Re: LC 200 4.6 V8 questions

    Thanks, Ive emailed them with a few questions and pricing. My biggest question is wrt how the tanks flow in, ie pump or gravity fed.
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    Re: LC 200 4.6 V8 questions

    Thanks for the helpful comment, maybe keep them to yourself in the future.
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    LC 200 4.6 V8 questions

    Good Afternoon Gents

    Im a landy man posting in the toyota section so go easy on me.

    My father has just purchased a lc 200 4.6 V8 petrol with the 6-speed auto on my recommendation. I haven’t...
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    Defender Re: Td5 - unichip q+td5 be sufficient?

    Just been to Dastek to discuss possible options. So basically they splice into the main harness and then tune the chip itself to suite the vehicle. I think this should be very similar to a remap as...
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    Defender Re: Td5 - unichip q+td5 be sufficient?

    Thanks for the input.

    I bought the unichip because I felt the price was reasonable. Im still a student and as such budget is always an issue.

    Im still rather estranged as to how the chip...
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    Defender Td5 - unichip q+td5 be sufficient?

    Evening Gents

    Ive recently putchased a second hand Dastek unichip+

    Im fully aware that having a remap done on a td5 is a lot better than a unichip. Unfortunately I have a MSB ecu which cannot...
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    Re: Tyre profile effect on comfort?

    Ive always been of the opinion that a taller tyre sidewall means more sidewall flex thus more comfort. To take my understanding further a larger circumference tyre would then in affect make the same...
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    Re: Project Grenadier update

    I really hope he succeeds in his endeavor to keep the defender spirit alive. I am a landy fan and bmw fan so this to me is a match made in heaven. BMW have been making 3.0 straight six diesels for...
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    Re: The "parking rules applied" thread

    Rules applied
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