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  1. Re: Echo Namib and Kavango Owners thread, mods, info, etc.

    I helped some one down in Mossel bay mod his. Send me a whatsapp and will hook you up with him.
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    Re: Camping in snow

    We went trout fishing in Lesotho. My friend put a blanket over the engine and closed the bonnet. The next morning we set off fishing, walking down the river. The ladies decided to pack up camp and...
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    Re: Castrol GTX CI-4 Diesel oil any good?

    Just to recap and try and cover all the points raised.
    I believe the Nissan will have a Renault engine in which case Renault prefer to specify the European oil classifications rather than the yanks...
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    Re: Castrol GTX CI-4 Diesel oil any good?

    I would be cautious of any manufacturer claiming 20K km intervals (I will explain tonight) and would halve them as mentioned above. As long as the engine oil matches the minimum requirements...
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    Re: Castrol GTX CI-4 Diesel oil any good?

    I would not stress on the low temp "W" spec. A 10W or lower 0W will be fine. Just make sure the other specs (ACEA C4) match up.
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    Re: Castrol GTX CI-4 Diesel oil any good?

    Just remember that the amount of fuel soot, contamination, dust, etc., in the oil is then doubled with eg: 20K Km vs 10K Km.

    When I was doing road tests for OEM's working out safe drain intervals...
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    Re: Castrol GTX CI-4 Diesel oil any good?

    Thanks Peter. Ok will answer when I get home;D. Done.
    see post #22.
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    Re: Castrol GTX CI-4 Diesel oil any good?

    Thanks Peter. Ok will answer when I get home;D.

    Ok here we go:

    I have explained this before:
    If you stick to well known reputable brands you cannot go wrong.
    There are two aspects to an...
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    Re: Refurbishing mag rims - DIY

    Painted centres with 2K. Eish. Now to polish the lip.
    My wife thinks I should have painted the whole mag.
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    ID sender unit.

    Can you Isuzu boffins help ID these two sender units please. There is one on top of the housing with no connecting wire and another below on the side of the housing as seen my finger pointing to in...
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    Re: SWB Pajero Thread

    Both of those being Gen3's I would do the following preventative maintenance items in addition to above:
    Check the top timing chain guide and replace if in any doubt - they are relatively cheap. Set...
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    Refurbishing mag rims - DIY

    Has any one tried their hand at refurbishing mag rims? Man it is hard work. No wonder the specialists ask so much. Any advice would be appreciated. I started it so I am going to have to finish it.
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    I have found a space in between the caravan chassis just ahead of the axle where I can fit a custom made fuel tank of 55 litres. Considering the Pajero SWB has only a 69 L tank and nowhere for an...
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    Thanks for that Jan. Yes I was just looking and working out how to make something similar. Excellent idea. We got to Groot Melkboom one year to find the area quite full and decided to go a bit away...
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    but stay away from the high water mark tracks as well as the Spoeg River track. Especially with a caravan.[/QUOTE]

    When I was there last (Prior to Parks Board development 10 or so years ago) you...
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    With the increase in traffic and a load that middlemannetjie could be troublesome. My Pajero has OME and is lifted. Just finished raising the caravan a bit as the suspension never had bump stops....
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    Yip a good compressor can be added to the list.
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    I take it you are referring to the northern sandy section near the Spoegriver caves.
    265 / 17's on the Pajero.
    At this stage there is possibility of 2 maybe 3 vehicles but who knows?
    Aha sand...
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    Towing through soft sand.

    I have done my fair share of driving on soft sand being a fisherman and love Namibia. However my experience in towing a 1400 kg rig through soft sand is non existent. I need some input from the...
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    Re: 2008 KB250D Diff Oil

    The older Isuzu's with Gearmax diff actually specified a GL5 SAE 140 / ISO460 (branded "Multitrax GM" which you cannot find anymore. Here GL5 SAE 85W/140 is next best and also a good choice for std...
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    Re: Deep cycle battery advice

    Just a point to add to help against theft of solar panels. Get 2 x large steel pegs (the bigger the better) and knock them into the ground at an angle so that the ends meet. Get some one to weld an...
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    Re: Deep cycle battery advice

    Mark I had 2 x Willard Leisure 722 50 a/h that were in my van when I bought it. See my add in the classifieds. I must say that they were not sealed / was able to check levels & SG / vent to...
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    Re: Looking at buying a Echo tec 2

    Are you looking for new or second hand?
  24. Re: Tyres, Mags and Rims: Trade, Buying, Selling, Swap, Give-away or whatever ....

    Looking for at least 1 x rim 15 inch 139 / 6 hole.
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    Re: Towing a Wrangler - how not to do it

    I witnessed something similar. Old LC went up a sand dune in low range and did not make it to the top. Clutch in and freewheeled backwards to the bottom. Said he heard a "funny noise" on way back...
  26. Re: Advice - Transporting water in tanks or not

    Slightly OT. At the start of a trip we use soft coolers for tomatoes, cucumber, eggs, etc. I freeze drinking water in 1.0L or 1.5L Coke bottles to keep cooler content cold. Then refreeze and / or use...
  27. Re: Advice - Transporting water in tanks or not

    I carry 2 x 20L cans for drinking water, coffee, food prep, etc., which I fill from a water supplier. When I book a campsite, I ask about water and there is normally water at reception or on campsite...
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    Re: Super select help (yes another)

    Yes if the engine is running and turbocharged it will definitely have a positive pressure. Naturally aspirated would have a negative pressure.
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    Re: Addo elephant park

    There is Hogsback as well. Plenty choice of where to stay and a fair amount to do.
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    Re: Crank Shaft pulley beware

    Are there different part numbers for the OE one and the new one that it gets replaced with??
    Or is the replacement maybe the same as the Gen4.2 140 kw motors?
  31. Re: Wild Coast / Transkei trip 2021 - input required please

    We stayed over there. Flies were terrible. Traffic noise all night and coming and going in and out of property. Never again,
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    Re: Lasy year SWB Pajero was sold in SA?

    :o I think I will stick with my 2009 SWB (170K km) till the end!
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    Re: Post a Photo of your Camping Setup

    Subarujo, where abouts were you here?
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    With all the rain we are having keep at least one of those waterproof extension lead junction boxes. A lot better than a 2L Coke bottle or a plastic bag :o.
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    Re: Camp Table (Wood/Plastic/Aluminium)

    Sent you a PM.
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