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    Re: Advice needed on 3.9 V8 Defender consumption

    I bought a 3,5 V8 Defender with SU's in the mid nineties. Irrespective what I towed or where I went, it gave me 5 kilos per liter. It carried 165 liters in three tanks on board. No tuning could...
  2. Re: My Cookshack - Barbeque Area now complete Correction

    Mike, on the topic of smoking - it is good to see someone doing it with real smoke. I was very surprised to learn that traditional smoking is no longer done in the meat industry. Getting large...
  3. Re: My Cookshack - Barbeque Area now complete Correction

    Mike, I just simply love your wood stove. I grew up with one, and still believe the best food is cooked on those.

    I have a few questions regarding your set-up.

    Firstly, where does the smoke...
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    Re: Is my towbar legal?

    My Fortuner's Bosal made towbar plate states 90 kg verical and 2000 kg mass.

    I am impressed to hear that there is in fact a traffic officer that appears to know his job! Give the man a Bells!
  5. Poll: Re: Namibians & their 12V Fridges: User Reviews, service etc.

    I do not care about the name or cabinet, it is the heart of the thing that matters, that is why I trust fridges with Danfoss compressors. Silekan, the Danfoss look alike is my second choice when it...
  6. Re: Camp Trailer / Caravan or kitting out vehicle for overlanding

    Miskien is dit raadsaam om te bepaal watter tipe kampeer abba opset geneig is om n onderstel te knak, en dan die onderstel te versterk voordat dit buig. Net een onverwagse sloot of spoedwal tipe...
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    Re: Is there a Chinese vehicle in your future?

    The sales statistics quoted are interesting. A pity price was not included.
    People buy products not for what they are, but for what they do. Why buy German made toilet paper at three times the price...
  8. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    The criteriia being value for money leaves only two diesel bakkies that will compete for the top position - if you can find nice ones since they are 20 years old by now.

    The well known 2.5 Isuzu,...
  9. Re: What is happening with Toyota/Hilux 2nd hand prices

    To the best of my knowledge stock shortage is a world wide phenomenon caused by the shortage of chips.

    Apparently computer hard drives are now three times more exspensive than 18 months ago due to...
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    Re: New Fortuner Build 2021 - final input required

    Being sensitive to the value add of modifications and assesories when it comes to trade in time, I regard myself as unqualified to comment other than on the colour.

    I had a silver one since 86,...
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    Re: Is there a Chinese vehicle in your future?

    If a product is built or assembled in a country other than that of origin I have no issue if it is built to specs, even if it is in China. However, where they build from scratch I have a problem with...
  12. Thread: Duel battery dead

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    Re: Duel battery dead

    With the litlle info made available no one can respond without assumptions being made. Here is mine. The starting battery probably sits at 12.2 volts at best, because it hardly get charged. The...
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    Re: 2009 Fortuner vs Hilux

    The Yanks will tell you it is hardly runned in.

    If the oil was changed every 15000 ks you have many thousands more kilos left in it.
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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    Thus far being bogged down focussed on the terrain being problematic.

    What about being bogged down as a result of suspension component failure because of terrain? Which "generic" suspension fixes...
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    I did the same with mine and one broke off completely within two years and then I noticed the other terminal was halfway broken off. I then crimped them in my vice and they are still good.
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    Re: Tankwa roads eating tyres

    I was led to believe it has to do with speed. The faster you go the more chance of the shale still being in an upright position by the time the rear tyres hit the stuff disturbed by the front ones....
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    Re: Karavaan gas yskas

    Ek glo daaraan dat as 'n yskas of vrieskas afgeskakel word vir langer as 'n dag moet daar ventilasie wees, dus moet die deur effens oop gelos word.

    As 'n huis vir 'n ruk dig toe gestaan het ruik...
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    Re: Trailer vs. Roofbox

    If ever I would fit one of these I will fit an aerial to the front bumper as a preventative measure. I shudder to think what if when in an absent minded moment one enters a low roof structure.
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    Re: Urban Cruiser questions

    Happy wife, happy life.

    With the benefit of hindsiight, here are my thoughts on the matter.

    Firstly, I bought swambo's previous car new when she was in her mid fifties. My biggest mistake was...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Talk me out of buying a ford ranger raptor

    The "buy now and pay forever" towards financing plans where one pays hefty interest loaded instalments for many years just to re-finance a balloon payment on a then old vehicle one day in the future...
  21. Thread: Another burnt 3.2

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    Re: Another burnt 3.2

    Many years ago I knew a guy who sold reconditioned Beetle engines cheap - on exchange of course. His trick was to assemble his reconditioned engines from reasonable used parts only, without a clutch...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    Uncle Google tells me that "Frequency is the rate at which current changes direction per second. It is measured in hertz (Hz), an international unit of measure where 1 hertz is equal to 1 cycle per...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    I agree that it is stupid. The technitian agrees, but that is the way it is. I know too little to try and tap into the windings or perform intricate modifications, that is why I am looking for a...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    They were the first people I have consulted.

    The promlem seems to be a mechanical issue, where, similar to a lawnmower, a governor opens and closes the throttle in order to keep both the voltage...
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    Hi Bertus,

    It is a Honda ER650. Very small, but exceptionally light on fuel.

    We used to go camping at a farm without electricity. Being the only ones there we took our small "just in csae of...
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    Help needed with small Honda generator

    I have a small Honda generator which worked just fine during the first load shedding stint more than 10 years ago. Subsequently it developed a problem in that it delivers around 300 volts, and blow...
  27. Re: Me again.. Mounting camp fridge in back, any antishock used

    I believe any shock absorbing material like rubber exaggerates the effect of road shocks opposed to real shock absorbers like springs in conjunction with dampers requiring space for movement between...
  28. Thread: Bad news?

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    Bad news?

    A disheartening message.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI1CwiOPN0Q
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    Re: Converting old slides to Digital images

    Uncle Google have a lot of info on the topic.

    I bought a cheap conversion lens there a few years ago. It screws onto a lens almost like a filter, but is sort of a magnification lens.

    It worked...
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    Re: Food linked to a specific season - Why?

    Ek is maar altyd lus vir biltong. Reg deur die jaar.

    Biltong met 'n geel vetjie nie te dun gekerf nie, of

    Biltong met 'n geel vetjie op vars gebakte brood met plaasbotter, of

    Kruk dro...
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    Fortuner Re: Fortuner battery replacement

    The battery that has impressed me most is the Varta deep cycle in our caravan.

    It has powered an inverter to run a 220 volt compressor fridge before the fridge was converted to 12 volts, has...
  32. Re: Braai Cleaner - Cobb and Potjie - (And for probably pretty much anything ever)

    My experience - I have had many braai/cooking devices in my time, and must admit, the Cobb was one of the more exspensive mistakes. I also bought some of the assesories, including a fitted...
  33. A must see for those towing trailers/caravans.

    If this has been posted before - my apologies.
    However, this video reminds me of writing messages in the snow whilst it is snowing!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeEEC5eVNCk
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    Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    We came across an old 2.4 diesel HiLux 2 wheel drive on Tatasberg having 11 passengers and a goat on the back. We stopped to make way for him, and I asked him how he manages to gets around with only...
  35. Thread: Dough-boy Recipe

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    Re: Dough-boy Recipe

    Die kombers goeters wat ek goed onthou was frikkadelle wat in kool toegedraai was. Ek dink dit was oumense onder die kombers genoem.
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