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  1. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    DiscoMatt, you are absolutely right, for a company to keep a foothold in the aid/work/'terrorist' market is important as it provides a lot of exposure and publicity.

    I only slightly disagree with...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Diff housing cracked!

    "Lucky for me, I have an extended warranty and all costs will be covered"
  3. Re: Insurgents apparently seize Mocimboa da Praia? Any confirmation?

    Terrible news...The state presence in those areas is non-existent, it's relatively easy for someone to fill the vacuum.

    The best chance is for Moz to do a deal with the Tanzanians. The logistics...
  4. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Hats off to you for doing all that stuff in a defender...whenever I sit in one I get a backache.

    Won't those very few farmers still using defenders for serious work move on to the LC 70?

    Or...
  5. RangeRover Re: Help !!!! Workshops in PE are scared to work on my vehicle.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/motors/7995497/range-rovers-most-unreliable-car-suspension-brakes-problems-new-data/amp/
  6. RangeRover Re: Help !!!! Workshops in PE are scared to work on my vehicle.

    What?????>:(
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    Yes, but it seems to have become a political issue, like face masks in the US.

    Those who are in favour of a more aggressive elephant management regime are promoting the starvation theory, as it...
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    This was explained before ,but somehow those who claim that there are too many elephants and that major culling measures are needed for, hold on to this and are using the 'starvation' theory as...
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    Re: Namibia interesting news updates

    Very sad.
    The pics below are from this morning. Not Namibia but Malawi.

    A young nyala caught by a homemade ginn trap, by the time we got there it was still warm, it must have dragged it for a...
  10. Re: Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    Are you in Australia?

    Maybe in Oz they're doing well...
  11. Re: Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    Yes I was only thinking Africa.

    I haven't seen any in Europe last year either, while the old Patrol was a farmer's staple in Europe.

    But yes, I have no idea of sales in Asia or Russia, maybe...
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    Re: Overland vehicle prep... What would you do?

    Yes please!

    Brilliant idea.

    There is an untapped market for 4x4 kit in these countries...
  13. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    What could possibly go wrong?

    I am thinking a LR computer is a pretty unpredictable creature at best of times...now let's try and confuse it further...
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    Re: Overland vehicle prep... What would you do?

    Wow!

    That's good.

    In Zambia, Zim, Moz or Malawi it would be like finding hen's teeth.

    Even a dealer who tells you he is the authorised OME guy would have to order from SA. All he has is...
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    Re: Overland vehicle prep... What would you do?

    If you plan to travel outside of SA, bear in mind the OME shocks are different size from standard.
    If one leaks/fails you are then in the hands of DHL or FedEx to ship a replacement.

    I would...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Whay a great idea,I wish you all the best, and let me know if you can organise deliveries outside SA!

    Also maybe add a little you tube video with a quick 'how to' to your webpage?

    Cheers and...
  17. Re: Pajero given the final nail in the coffin......what a shame

    The Y62 hasn't been a success, as someone wrote on here in some other thread, maybe it was meant for the Dubai sheiks to play around with...I really don't see that the rest world needs such a...
  18. Re: Ex-Renault boss Thierry Bollore named as new JLR CEO

    Apparently you have to be an analyst to be able to say that.

    Otherwise you are brand bashing ...
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    Re: Overland vehicle prep... What would you do?

    I am going to steal this brilliant quote, Mike, if you don't mind.

    It should be made into a sticker/t-shirt/braai apron/mug... everything.

    You follow that philosophy, you will enjoy your...
  20. Re: Botswana Is The Best In Wildlife Conservation

    The model where AP is given basically full control of the parks and also train staff from the Wildlife Department seems to be working really well, I think it's the way forward for poor countries...
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    Re: Toyota LC 76 2L engine

    As they put the turbo in they got a small power gain but a big overheating issue...:(
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    Re: Toyota LC 76 2L engine

    If you are in BT I ll have a look at it for you.

    The 2L - T has head issues , that is what you will need to look at very carefully.
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    Re: Advice needed pls

    If the FJ is within your budget, don't think twice!
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    Re: Can electric cars work in South Africa

    Wow, three days...was it a fault they were working on?

    It seems a long time. That's a Zim style power cut.

    Anyway, electric cars...mhmmmm. I'm a sceptic that would be open to convincing.
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    I really can't see how these elephants would be dying of starvation only in that specific location. They move miles when they need to.

    Also the pics I have seen show decent vegetation...rainfall...
  26. Help our FGASA guides during the pandemic

    If you are in a position to do so, you can donate to support some of the guides that have helped you enjoy the bush over the years.


    https://www.fgasa.co.za/campaigns/guide-fund
  27. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Good luck with your move and your travels!

    If you are going to a big city, especially in Europe, you will see a tonne of LRs, in all shapes and sizes, so if you like the New Defender, go for it,...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    That would be brilliant!

    I am not so sure about the BMW lump, I know nothing about them, the experts on here say they are good engines but they are not common in this part of the world.

    An...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Brilliant video, a lot of unconfortable truths...

    And yes, stay away from '30 something' car journalists!

    The 'let's go for an adventure' - 'let's go for a latte' joke was worth the 11 mins in...
  30. Poll: Re: Which diesel Toyota engine is most reliable if you hardly use the vehicle?

    Also I think it is more resilient when it comes to dodgy/dirty diesel, compared to a common rail engine like D4D.

    Some of the roadside 'diesel' that is sold outside of SA is an ungodly mixture,...
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    Aside from the debate about the carrying capacity etc, what seems suspicious is how localized these deaths seem to be, by looking at the info that is coming out.

    As for the tannins , there's...
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    In that case the cause would be whatever plant toxin or other chemical they have eaten, not starvation.

    It seems very localized ...

    Elephants, if unrestricted, move quickly if food is scarce...
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    The first reported elephant deaths were in March 2020, with higher volumes reported from May onwards;
    The death toll has now risen to approximately 400 elephants of both sexes and all ages;
    Most...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Is it not more of a 'Defender replacement' than the 'New Defender'? It fits the same niche that the old defender occupied.

    Also the fact that it's not a LR is actually a good point to many of...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    A £30,000 starting price is very competitive, if true.

    "The Grenadier is aimed at a price point of £30,000 to £45,000 so it will undercut Land Roverís own Defender by quite a margin, and initial...
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