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    Re: VW and engine covers

    The Pros and Cons of engine covers is interesting :
    - bring engine to temp faster, to
    where vehicle op and cooling systems in balance (ie vs slow warm up theorists)
    - they may channel air...
  2. Thread: Survival

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    Re: Survival

    I always think that if you leave a car , crashed plane etc one of the most important survival things (close after water) is a reasonable pair of shoes !
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    Re: Kazangula bridge news

    Kazungula 1200km from Joburg ...
    Chirundu 1400km from Joburg ...

    ... but Kaz route longer for Gt N Rd
    but if/when its bridge is done wont
    it be the way to go ?
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    Re: Tarp vs Gazebo- advice appreciated

    I think rip-stop canvas comes in rolls 1.5m long ... I bought two pieces of 4m*1.5m and had them seamed together and edged with reinforced eyelets so I have a tarp a bit less than 4m*3m which I take...
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    ... did you look into substituting in an improved temp gauge ?
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    Re: South Luangwa Boating Emerald

    A very old friend of mine , John Coppinger runs ‘ RemoteAfrica ‘ safari campsite on the Luangwa ... maybe try him he’s been there for years...
    if anyone would know I’m sure he would !
    ...
  7. Thread: What to do

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    Re: What to do

    I would just replace the single cut tyre and pair it with the spare ...
    ... and buy from another tyre guy at that.
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    Defender Re: TD5 Exhayst manifold.

    ... I thought the remedy was to widen manifold eyes to larger diameter so more free space around studs ... ?
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    Re: Recovery Tracks

    ... most such photos by Toyota folk are gained in this and similar ways ...
  10. Re: Bundutec RTT and Awning onto Metalian Maxi challenge

    I’ve only thought about an awning for my Met-Mini, and not yet implemented...
    I have a back bumper with a RHS swingarm for my spare-wheel.
    That bumper could otherwise accommodate a LHS swingarm ......
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    yes ... I also get them,in my Randburg garden now, but only the last year
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    ... at times ... Tweerivieran to VanZyls is indeed badly corrugated and with silt ‘potholes’ ...
    I find it doesnt much help to drive at higher speed but I generally lower my tyre pressure and drive...
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    Sticky: Re: LR parts offered / required

    I’d be interestested in the gas- ottle holder if its still available,
    esp if its the simple steel band type?
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    Re: New Eskom pricing proposal

    One of the problems Eskom/ Govt will face with this bias to fixed costs
    basis will be it will be more difficult to avoid such fixed cost levying falling on their voters ... Soweto, Duipsluit etc...
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    Re: Range Rover 3.9L 1990

    Thanks ...

    ... but pity as my getting rid of Manual
    gear change , or the LT95 box for that matter, is just not negotiable ...

    ... when auto-transmission packs up in middle of nowhere its a...
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    Re: Range Rover 3.9L 1990

    I too have old style 1981 2-door RRC ...
    ... if I can get hold of such front and rear diffs
    can I readily effectively use them and adapt to use as manually ‘invokeable’
    front and rear diff locks ?
  17. Re: What Time of Year Is there low temps but high water in falls

    ... would be patient ...
    ... read reports that Kariba power generation will stop about November unless decent rain falls ...

    ... and trends not good ...
    ...
  18. Re: Upington Camping - Security and Recommendations

    I would generally avoid stopping, let alone staying, anywhere between Vryburg and Uppington inclusive ... even for fuel etc.
    I even avoid the main through roads in the busier towns rather...
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    Re: Metalian Open Day / Junk Store sale

    Please post more pictures and/or lists of more useable/adaptable items so your gauteng clients etc have some chance to bid ...

    eg I have the (earlier model) MetMini and may be interested in a...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

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    ... “ Think Bike “ ... 😈 ...

    ...I’m starting to have evil thoughts
  21. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    ... yes Tierhoek was a place of great peace and solitude ...
    and yes the other sites were along The Eco Route.

    Tierhoek was almost certainly a geologist camp back in the past; I found a lot of...
  22. Re: Thank you for letting me play in your sandbox

    ... with this informal gathering of Chemical talent ...
    ... we’re looking for small Lab Premises ... 100 to 200m2 of existing or potential lab space.
    My son is intent on establishing a small lab...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    ... dont think this current generation of environmental vandals and arsonists is the first of its kind ... their unacceptable and, as yet, uncontrolled behaviour most likely reflects their breeding...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    ... and there’s yet pitifully, embarassingly and shamefully still people on this thread wriggling and writhing around trying to rationalise, ‘explain’ and even justify etc this uncaring vandalism...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    ... more a blessed anointment
    of mother earth,
    ... a proclamation of territory ...
    subtly expressing our path & way.

    ...

    ... now those hooligans
    of wanton destruction ...
    ... what were...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    “ Leave only footprints “

    ... we need clean up our campsites,
    so need establish
    ... what or who the trash is ...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    These Vandals should be forthwith banned from the resort and any sympathisers above hoofed out of this forum ...

    ‘Forum Code of Conduct’ refers

    “CODE OF CONDUCT

    Laws and Regulations...
  28. Re: Toyota Prado 150 + Wild Earth RTT - Carrying 4 Jerry Cans?

    ... dont some Jerries hold 25L ... ?
  29. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    I would rank the top 5 camps
    we stayed at, on our trip: as:

    Tierhoek
    Kockerboomkloof
    De Hoop (...uncaught yellow fish !)
    Groot Melkboom (yet tree is gone!)
    Gamgat (esp route there ! )

    ......
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    Re: Was Lead Crystal a Scam ?

    I’ve had 3 AGMs...
    ones new , this year
    one died at about 6 years
    one is near the end now - at 10 yrs .
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    Re: Was Lead Crystal a Scam ?

    ... yes , always thought so ...
    ... point is did / do they last 3 times
    as long as other good batteries
    eg AGMs ?

    ... because thats what they cost ...
  33. Sticky: Re: WANTED thread for Land Rover parts & accessories:

    ... Goba ... !
    I’d be inclined to visit,
    ... just for the adventure !
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    ... remembering as the time line :
    lego - meccano - Land Rover

    ... so then resolve to :
    Series - Defender - New Defender ?
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    Re: Canvas Gazeebo’s

    Ive been in my gazebo in strong winds and near gales ... found it
    helps to have say 2 or so full jerry cans in the middle with ropes or stretchies up to center spine
    to anchor the thing down a bit...
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