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    Sticky: Re: New Atlantis Dunes thread

    Correct. Pretty much all CoCT facilities, reserves, etc. are closed until further notice, including the nature reserve the dunes form a part of.
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Awesome long distance cruiser.

    They do not. They have a VM Motori A630. VM Motori diesel powerplants have a a particularly hideous reputation after the XJ's 2.5 and the WJ's 3.1, and even the 2.8 in the KJ/JK doesn't seem all that...
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    Re: Jeep Wrangler 3.8 Engine Oil

    Maybe ask Ravenol for a quote. They deliver or you can just pop in to their shop in Lower Main Rd, Obs.
  4. Thread: JEEP Mechanic

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    Re: JEEP Mechanic

    This is true if your expectation is to speak to him on the phone. You're almost never going to call the reception phone and find he is available. Best is to drop him a WhatsApp and he will reply or...
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    Re: Fug IT ..... or not?!?!

    What?! Do you have any more info on this? Sounds like some kind of nonsense.
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    Re: Fug IT ..... or not?!?!

    My owner's manual specifically says not to use those things. They probably know better than me, so I just stick to that.
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    Re: Car jammer at the office. Is there any hope?

    Nonsense. Modern systems use rolling codes that change every time they are used. They can record whatever they want, whatever they get is not useful in any way.
  8. Re: Tentco Senior Wanderer with delux extension setup

    Thanks. I'll have to see if I can get this separately. I never got this with my Gumtree version.
  9. Re: Tentco Senior Wanderer with delux extension setup

    Either that's new or the original owner of mine lost it.
  10. Re: Tentco Senior Wanderer with delux extension setup

    Do you have a photo? Either they changed the design or we're not talking about the same thing. My extension ends in a long piece that is used instead of the tent's own skullcap. It has 2 longish...
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    Re: Car jammer at the office. Is there any hope?

    Yeah, I don't understand. Locked by key...... what does jamming have to do with it then?
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Is it worth it....?

    Well none yet, at any rate...... ;D
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Is it worth it....?

    I don't think I said that, just said that the 2 are completely unrelated. I haven't heard bad things about the new one, certainly not the kind of horror stories you hear about the older VM Motoris...
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Is it worth it....?

    There was never a VM Motori motor in the Discos. That was a Ford/Peugeot joint venture and ended up being used in various Land Rover, Ford, Jaguar, Citroen and Peugeot models.
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Is it worth it....?

    What part of the VM A630 is based on the Merc OM642? Iron block vs Aluminium, 60° 'V' vs. 72°. They aren't related.

    The A630 has its roots in pre-bankruptcy GM, who were co-developing it with VM...
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Is it worth it....?

    Nope.
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    Re: WJ Jeep Transfer case oil replacement

    The chap at the Ravenol shop told me the same. Says he has been selling UTTO as a replacement fluid for the QD1 and QD2 transfer cases for quite some time.
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    Re: WKII 3.0 CRD Correct engine oil

    http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_maintenance.htm#TRANS

    You probably have the W5A580 Merc 'box, so between 100,000km and 160,000km.
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    Re: WKII 3.0 CRD Correct engine oil

    Yes, but needn't be that R352/L nonsense. Ravenol and LiquiMoly should have something far better on the pocket. Ravenol's retail shop is in Obs, very nice bunch of people they are. Liqui Moly stuff...
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    Re: WKII 3.0 CRD Correct engine oil

    Different vehicle, different engine.

    The spec is "SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Low Ash Engine Oil meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS- 11106 and approved ACEA C3". Anything beyond...
  21. Re: Who does really good custom ripstop canvas work in Cape Town?

    or send him a PM.
  22. Thread: Snake ID please

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    Re: Snake ID please

    Also puts on quite the show to try and convince you how badass and dangerous he is... despite his utter toothlessness ::)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIQOdd5aKxg
  23. Thread: Snake ID please

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    Re: Snake ID please

    Based on the distinctive 'V' marking on the head, Rhombic Night Adder.

    Cytotoxic venom that will cause pain and swelling mostly. Can be dangerous for kids and deadly for smaller dogs.
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    Re: WK grand, max tyre size for spare?

    Do you have the standard tow hitch installed? I'm thinking back now and I think that was where it was a little tight for me, so perhaps without one it will fit nicely.
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    Re: WK grand, max tyre size for spare?

    I had 255/60R18 (30") and it just barely fit under there. If you stow your spare in semi-deflated state........ maayyyyybe it would fit, but I doubt it. I had a rear spare carrier made with my bumper...
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    Re: Commander tow bar

    I have the original that came off my '07 Grand Cherokee. Removable ball with 2 working keys. Nothing wrong with it that a stiff brush and maybe a lick of paint can't cure. It was removed because I...
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    Re: Help needed - Wrangler TJ 2000 parts

    RockAuto.com.
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    Re: Khomeesdrif Campsite

    We were there 4 years ago..... which is more recent than the rest of the thread, but probably not what you were hoping for.... ::)

    Great place, spotless ablutions. As stated, they have wood and...
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    Grand Cherokee Re: 2005 WK 3.0 CRD Battery Light

    Yup, the auto industry doesn't really care about electronic communication mostly.... speak to a human on the phone like it's 1988 ;D
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    Re: 6mm˛ or 10mm˛ for solar extension lead

    I don't believe this is true at all. Any expert care to chime in?



    This is the real reason for solid vs. stranded core as far as I know.
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    Re: 6mm˛ or 10mm˛ for solar extension lead

    Pretty much this. I made a 10m lead with 6mm and the voltage drop is negligible.
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    Grand Cherokee Re: 2005 WK 3.0 CRD Battery Light

    For sure! Let us know either way how it turns out.
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    Grand Cherokee Re: 2005 WK 3.0 CRD Battery Light

    Rockauto has a few remanufactured options, and 1 new. Prices between $200 and $370. With fees, VAT and duties it should still be about half the dealers' price even if you take the most expensive one....
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    Grand Cherokee Re: 2005 WK 3.0 CRD Battery Light

    Yeah my dashboard lights up like a Xmas tree and throws all manner of weird messages when the battery is dead.
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    Re: Jeep Service and repairs Cape Town

    FYI KAT Customs has closed down.

    I'm not sure of anyone out that way, my go-to guy is still Anton at APS in Stikland.
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