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  1. Re: Protecting your vehicle from catching alight while travelling through grass

    Read this with attention to the detail and practical suggestions. I have had some serius grass trips and I can only agree with the points being made here. Most of the bash plates and 'protection'...
  2. Defender Re: Vents on bonnet to cool down under bonnet temperature

    Goeie fan is krities. Ek het 2 elektriese bulletjies by my viscous gelas.

    Die aircon het dieselfde tyd ook baie beter begin werk agv van die beter lugvloei
  3. Defender Re: Vents on bonnet to cool down under bonnet temperature

    Niks dom aan die mod nie. Dit lyk dalk nie 'fancy' nie, maar dit werk. Die gat moet groot wees dat baie lug maklik kan uitkom, dan werk dit. Die fan is dalk onnodig, maar weereens. dit werk. Myne het...
  4. Defender Re: Vents on bonnet to cool down under bonnet temperature

    You need more than a couple of millimeters. Rather aim for a couple of centimeters. You want a lot of air to come out there.

    I do not know exactly how that hinge looks. It may be possible to fit a...
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    Re: Built in braai help

    Jet master makes an excellent hood with a wheather vane. That will make it draw in any wind. Secondly you must close about half that front opening from the top down. Just a plate that hinges at the...
  6. Defender Re: Vents on bonnet to cool down under bonnet temperature

    I think it is in order to get a bit technical here. I have been there and done that heat removal thing to the extreme. (I think)
    Virtually all vehicles we have were not designed in Africa or...
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    Re: Share your DIY Camping gadgets

    Nog nooit iets gesien wat lekker werk nie
    Oorweeg dalk sagte rubber of stywe spons onder die seil van s 10mm dik (Stel voor SPX40) Dan kan jy die lap direk op die deur vastrek met straps. Ky moet...
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    Re: Share your DIY Camping gadgets

    A simple bent pipe (10mm) hinged on the leg fame. Lift it up and a piece of rope that hooks to the edge of the table. Mine then supports a basin and drying rack. The other sides are supporte on the...
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    Re: Advice and comments required

    Easy to calibrate yourself
    Search for a PCL guage in SA
    Most decent tyre places should be able to source it for you from their suppliers.
  10. Re: Good quality every day handyman toolset

    I agree with most of the above. I ended up long time ago with a practical, properly designed toolbox that is compact (No spread out dispaying of tools. It just takes up much needed space) Tools must...
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    Re: Advice and comments required

    I agree with this man.
    This design has been working for me for more than 30 years.
    There are different ranges available. (Trucks and cars)
    Make sure it goes down to 0.5 bar or less. Max about 3,5...
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    Re: New Guy - 76 SW

  13. Re: To buy a toolbox with tools or separate tools?

    Some from an old hand

    Do not buy a complete box with tools. The box grows over years as jou discover the tools you really need. Example: Most vehicles will need about 4 sockets, learn wich ones...
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    Re: Sanitiser killing car bits!!!

    Carefull, chlorine in soaps will damage even stainless steel. (Experience in the dairy industry. It destroys SS equipment.)
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    Re: Sanitiser killing car bits!!!

    That handle bar may develop problems
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    Re: Sanitiser killing car bits!!!

    It is supposed to be diluted with 30 % water, that makes it evaporate much slower. The soapy stuff is even worse.
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    Re: Who to move me back to Namibia?

    Try Namtrans. I use them regularly. Good service and very reasonable.
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    Re: My Trailer gets extremely hot

    That is a rather easy temperature to reach. A well tuned compressor fridge can only reach about minus 40 degrees below ambient. 65 - 40 = +15 degrees. That is what your freezer will go to if it...
  19. Re: Strange crystals found in diesel filter housing-2010 Fortuner 3.0 D4D

    There will be a oil analysis drop off point close to you. The can analyse it for you and tell you how it lans up there. Not expensive to do.
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    Re: Please critique this setup.

    Invertor charger is the normal DC to DC.

    Technically they all change the DC to AC to be able to up the voltage. (This can only be done to AC current.) Then they change it back to DC to charge your...
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    Re: Please critique this setup.

    Read here about the simple tecnical truth and decide for yourself what will work best for you. 2 Articles explaining how to sidestep the pitfalls. The biggest is normally that one expects too much....
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    Re: Gearing up on a budget.

    Make sure your high lift have points to work from on the vehicle and trailer. (Test it at home and ensure you can lift each individual wheel without it falling over to one side.) They must be on the...
  23. Re: Overland vehicle prep... What would you do?

    Some excellent advice here. In principle, standard is pretty good. Do mods or add ons because of very specific needs and not for looks or the ego. I believe it is 70% driver, 20% vehicle and 10%...
  24. Re: Victron only - Hilux Aux Batt setup change

    Running fridge and freezer will tax the system if you are out in 30 degrees or higher. You should consider more solar panel (I suggest 180w min per fridge/freezer) and the battery may also be too...
  25. Re: Big 5 area - wild camping 3 hours from Gauteng

    These are my personal preferences but is most probably popular amongst the selfdrive bushcamp fraternity.

    If the lions are in a camp of their own I can agree with the guided option and personally...
  26. Re: Jurgens Magnificent 1978 - remote off-grid living

    Never run a gas fridge off 12V, it is a killer and also not efficient at all. A decent gas fridge can work well but is rather heavy on gas. (Expensive)
  27. Re: Jurgens Magnificent 1978 - remote off-grid living

    The 220V fridges are power hungry. They draw more than 10A when you run it off an invertor where the 12V units should draw about 4A in the hot conditions of the Karroo. A chest design is also more...
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    Re: Ford 3.0 V6 Essex Rebuild (Cortina MK3)

    Seems like you will rebore and replace pistons in any case. If so, consider stroking. Years ago Johan Terburg sold a kit that worked brilliantly. (They gave the V8 Sierra an easy run for its money)...
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    Re: Ford 3.0 V6 Essex Rebuild (Cortina MK3)

    Tappids was a big issue. Adjust from new every 5000 km and they will last 200 000 km If you miss once you will not fix it again untill you replace the complete set of rockers.
    It is really worth it...
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    Re: Ford 3.0 V6 Essex Rebuild (Cortina MK3)

    It is always the rear because it is running hotter. This is made worse by the common mistake of swopping the head gaskets. (Different sized water holes.)
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    Re: Drawer Systems

    You need a hard side (drawer) and a soft side (wear strip)

    Never lubricate, it will not work better and will collect dirt. The dirt will then grind the drawer away.
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    Re: Drawer Systems

    That green stuff is pretty special. Made to handle wear. Called Solidur. Teflon will slide a bit easier and should last very long as well. The load and wear is rather immaterial in our application....
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    Re: Swart gietyster potte

    My potte kom uit dieselfde tyd of vror. Hulle was daai jare net so grof binnekant. Hulle gebruik vandag nog dieselfde sand 'moulds'

    Ek het 'n klein 'angle grinder' gevat en hulle absoluut glad...
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    Re: Share your DIY Camping gadgets

    SS is used extensively in the food industry. It creates its own problems. The biggest problem with stainless is when you tighten it properly, it tends to start seizing up. This is much worse if the...
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    Re: How do I make Bananas last longer?

    I agree but, not the organic type. They pack much sooner.
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