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    Re: Duel battery dead

    Id definitely go with a deep cycle, and then, as has been mentioned, consider installing it in the back rather than in the engine bay, although I know alot of setups have the batteries in the engine...
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    Re: Duel battery dead

    I was going to ask what type of battery you have in there, but it seems it could be a 'normal' battery and not a deep cycle?

    When I initially installed my dual battery system, I thought Id be very...
  3. Thread: Suzuki Ertiga

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    Re: Suzuki Ertiga

    Im guilty of this. Test drove a patrol 3.0 around town and on the highway around town, all nice and flat. Bought it, and already on the drive home, up and down and overtaking, I realized I had made a...
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    Re: Suzuki Ertiga

    I dont think its fair to say suzuki got it wrong. I bet that car would do the job just fine ferrying people around in the city.

    I have a little kia with a 1.0l motor. I use it mostly on the open...
  5. Thread: Suzuki Ertiga

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    Re: Suzuki Ertiga

    Well thats interesting! I would have really thought it had succumbed to the CVT idea as well.
    What do they say about assuming I guess :-[
  6. Thread: Suzuki Ertiga

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    Re: Suzuki Ertiga

    Im assuming it has a rubbish CVT gearbox? Thats where all your power is going.
    But, as has already been mentioned, that motor has peak power at 6000rpm, so youre gonna have to get used to the fact...
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    Re: VX 200 Cruisers for Sale

    the defender market is still the case though. Crazy prices for those old things still
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    Re: Land Cruiser 100 versus Land Cruiser 200

    Well. A mate of mine has a 105 and a 200. Iím not actually sure when last the 105 left the garage!

    if I had the bucks, Iíd have a 200 in a heartbeat. And that coming from a major Patrol fan
  9. Thread: Seeking BMW Z3

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    Re: Seeking BMW Z3

    Your budget was R50 to R60k? and you got it for less than that?? Bloody hell, thats good going!
    Congrats!
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    Re: Need advice please. 4x4 buying guide

    Those places advertising the 'cheap' low mileage ones are all dodgy.
    Scroll even further down the autotrader or whatever page and see what reputable places (a toyota or similar name brand type...
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    Re: Radiator motor on a switch ?

    Aha. Interesting.
    Ya no, Id never do it myself, but, following the theme of these mods going on here, its pretty much on track no?
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    Re: Radiator motor on a switch ?

    Im intrigued as to what vehicle this is. You say its a peugot with the tdv6 motor? What vehicle could that be? Im stumped.

    If you're wanting to keep the thing cool, didnt guys in the past used to...
  13. Thread: Jimny Bakkie

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    Re: Jimny Bakkie

    If it was going to look cool then I would say ok.
    But man. Thats ugly.

    What a waste of everything
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    Re: Full time 4wheel or Rear wheel

    Well I learnt something new today!
    I had no idea they were full time 4wd
  15. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    Interesting. I must keep this in mind for when I travel that road. Thanks.
  16. Re: Which is the most easily available 265/65R17 tyre in Southern Africa?

    Well, I take my hat off to that level of research and forward thinking, thatís for sure!
  17. Re: Which is the most easily available 265/65R17 tyre in Southern Africa?

    So, in amongst all the handbags being thrown around here, im still a little confused with the thinking here - I totally get the idea of finding out what the most popular/easy to find tyre SIZE is....
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    Re: LEOPARD scare at CKKOR02

    I hope the lesson learnt here is donít wake up and fiddle around at such an ungodly hour. Especially when itís cold! :)

    but shoo, this really sounds like he saw the movement and the waking up and...
  19. Thread: Seeking BMW Z3

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    Re: Seeking BMW Z3

    like how mal are we talking on price?
    im looking for a 2 seater
  20. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    I guess so
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    Who cares? Take the photos.

    And on that note. Happy Friday everyone, and dont support these criminals!
  22. Thread: Seeking BMW Z3

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    Re: Seeking BMW Z3

    I received endless comments when I got my first mx5, the NB model. Endless comments! But man, did I have a blast driving that thing.
    I wonder how many guys have missed out on driving enjoyment cos...
  23. Re: Help! Yamaha 70 not starting - electrical problem

    Im sure im being really dof now, but you mean the big big salty lake with big waves next to PE?
    Or is there a dam I dont know of where you okes go boating?
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    But the OP already uses a Paj? Apparently quite successfully.
  25. Re: Mapungubwe NP - My attempt at a video Trip Report

    Really enjoyed that.
    the one and only time I visited that park was about 14yrs ago now in my defender v8. The bushes of the radius arms had just disintegrated and I had made a plan with ratchet...
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    Re: Camping recomendation near Centurion

    Base 4 maybe?
    https://www.fwdcsa.co.za/base4.htm
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    Re: These Ford engines are crap.

    haha. Well there goes my theory then.
    but damn. Thatís a lot of driving!!
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    Re: These Ford engines are crap.

    Is this a working vehicle or an everyday driver to the office and back?

    i have a theory that these fords arenít made for work. But are perfectly fine as everyday drivers and/or holiday cars.
  29. Thread: Seeking BMW Z3

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    Re: Seeking BMW Z3

    The Mk1's seem to pop up (haha, hows that pun) every now and then.

    Ive had a MkII and a MkIII. I miss the MkIII terribly!
  30. Thread: Seeking BMW Z3

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    Re: Seeking BMW Z3

    Surely in that price range theyre all going to be pretty shagged?

    I see you used to have an MX5? Maybe get another one?

    Im keeping my eyes peeled for another MX5. Regret selling mine.
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    Re: Fiat panda cross 4x4 2020

    Agreed.
    I really like my little picanto.
    There's no getting away from the serious knock the ego takes sitting in such a small thing though, I still havent gotten used to that, but, other than...
  32. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    Wheres Ian? Dropping balls here!

    Happy friday everyone! And remember, dont support these criminals. Dont buy the wood on the side of the road!
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    Re: Fiat panda cross 4x4 2020

    ;D;D
    Its the only way to own a Patrol. Drive a Picanto :)
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    Re: Fiat panda cross 4x4 2020

    And just for fun, I'll add my 1.0 Picanto's figures (mixed urban and open road):
    4.4 litres/100 km (!!)
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    Re: Fuel tank on roof

    I think Id rather stick to the tried and tested jerry cans
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