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    Re: Am I being screwed?

    This is becoming more common with Toyota , I have been taking my Prado to a dealer for the last 4 year. Went for a service and they did a safety check. Needed new brake pads all round and all sorts...
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    Re: Where do you have to stop for a "meal"

    Agree 100% with Mrs Simpson's my favourite restaurant and a great way to start my weekend when we go there.
    My places I go when touring that I look forward to
    Manny fish and chips Claremont in...
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    Re: The truth about snowmaster

    I have an ice machine from Snomaster , it stopped working I called them the next day their guy arrives and it is now working no charge I thought that was great service
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    Poll: Re: Do you agree \ disagree.

    Yes agree you should have the connections present or the seller should have pointed out the omission
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    Re: Peter's Pan fix

    Curious what you will cook in it once done , always love your recipes and look of the grub you make on the It are time thread
  6. Thread: Plastic roads

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    Re: Plastic roads

    I distribute a Dutch companies plastic plumbing products in SA and they have installed a plastic road in the Netherlands that is getting a bit of publicity. Their plan is not to just pave with...
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    Re: Takla Load Liners - Any good?

    So I have had the Afriboot in now for a couple of months bought from Takealot for R1700 on special , much better fit and seems to be a bit stronger. I take the dogs in the car and they have not...
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    Re: 2nd Gen Lexus RX350 advise

    I have a 2008 GS and it is brilliant a friend has 2007 RX350 with over 180K on the clock no hassles at all. Lexus service is even pretty reasonable Toyota labour rates and parts seem on par with...
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    Re: Takla Load Liners - Any good?

    Hi I had a Takls boot liner installed in my Prado 120 , not that impressed with it the rubber mat part torn on my first trip away and the fixing method onto the car is with double sided tape that...
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    Re: 05 Prado VX - Intro

    Change water pump and get radiator cleaned then you will have many happy years
    Still the best value for money family car you can buy
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    Re: Rooiputs Feb 2018 fotos

    Wow thats some seriously good spotting looks like my family will have to raise their game
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    Re: Upington Butchery

    If you are going North to the park there is an awesome home industry place about 40 kms out of Upington that has great game biltong and meat we stopped there twice on our trip to the park. Their...
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    Re: Cape Town members

    When working out of town use coastal tool hire or similar as they deliver things like ladders to site and fetch when you are done
  14. Thread: Aircraft ID?

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    Re: Aircraft ID?

    I think you are more likely looking at the de Havilland Vampire , there is one in operation still at Swartkops part of the museum there
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    Re: Driver electric window controls

    You need to reset after disconnecting the battery
    With the car started open and hold the switch for ten seconds and then close and hold for ten seconds do this for each window then the auto up and...
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    Re: Butcher - Randburg / Fourways area?

    Try Goodmans in The Carreria centre on Republic road down the road from M-Net , I think their bacon is the best and his prices are pretty good. There is also Bert's at the bottom of Darrenwood near...
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    Re: Prado Service Randburg

    Halfway seems the way to go ,another thing with Toyota their labour rate per hour is actually better than a lot of the non dealer mechanics , I had a seat belt changed and they only charged me for...
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    Re: Prado Service Randburg

    I use halfway Toyota now they seem really good and have a couple of branches
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    Re: Looking for tamper proof bolts in Gauteng

    Try JKM in Ferndale 011792-2553
  20. Poll: Re: Ethics and selling a TDV6 without mentioning the crank shaft issue....

    I don't think it is ethical but I would also expect a buyer to do his home work on the car he is about to buy or to take a educated friend
    Is it the same if you are trading the car in? Would the...
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    Re: Advice pls? Clean and Create for SA Idea?

    I think as a Civic duty we should all be recycling but in reality it is a first world ideal and even then people are lazy and just throw everything into one bin. I personally think that the best way...
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    Re: Sad Farewell ...

    Lucky you got out all ok , I always maintain a car is replaceable. I assume the other driver was uninsured and you will have to take the knock. Its always upsetting when the things you cherish and...
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    Re: Invisible indicators

    I find the ones embedded within the headlights very difficult especially if the indicator is on
    On a side note saw an Audi with the indicators that flow in the direction vey cool and easy to see
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    Re: Prado 120 series Pics/Mods/Upgrades etc.

    HI James
    It still works great with my iPhone 6 plays music and talking on the phone is ok I have seen newer models and one guy has fitted a mic in the door pillar which improves the phone
    The gps...
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    Cherokee Re: Crank shaft Failure

    Is the Jeep still within its warranty from when the engine was done ? I would make the mechanic prove it was negligence and not try and prove it wasn't. If you had already reported the vibration then...
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    Re: 1 inch pipe bending, Stellenbosch?

    Ask your friendly plumber for a pipe vice and bend by hand might need to put a pipe over it to get the power
    If you are only doing small direction changes you wont even need to fill it with sand
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    Fortuner Re: Looking at buying a Toyota Fortuner 4.0 V6

    Prado is pretty much the same from a maintenance issue but much bigger and a better ride
  28. Re: Cooked 4.0L V6 (1GR-FE), boring cylinders an option?

    My sub assembly was just that we reused the balance of the parts off the old engine and put in new gaskets ,bolts and water pump I also changed starter motor. Total parts from Toyota was about 47K
  29. Re: Cooked 4.0L V6 (1GR-FE), boring cylinders an option?

    Hi my cylinder block cracked on mine and I tried to get an import or scrapyard engine but all were in the 45-50K mark .i chatted a lot to Toyota and eventually got a new sub assembly for R 40K and...
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    Re: Prado 120 centre console

    Its a duct from the Aircon you need to have the AC on to run the fridge it takes 8 cans and works very well in mine it is also insulated I think.
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    Re: At a crossroads

    Keep the Jeep , buy an old Lexus I did this.The Lexus is good on fuel, safe, comfy and costs less than a Polo and cheap to insure. Also as an aside when you go to shopping centres the car guards keep...
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    Re: Prado 120 V6 starting slow

    So got the cold start sensor changed today will keep my eye on it but don't think it has helped as it was slow when I picked it up really don't know what is next but this is spoiling a really great...
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    Re: Prado 120 V6 starting slow

    I am tired of the mechanics I am off to buy the workshop manual and will now attempt to repair myself 1st stop cold start valve will let you guys know if that sorts it
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    Re: Prado 120 V6 starting slow

    Engine turns same speed every time also have installed new battery and starter motor still doing the slow start when warm
    Toyota have had three tries to get it right so have now taken it apron...
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    Re: Prado 120 V6 starting slow

    I have had the injectors serviced and given the all clear they guys said they were just needing a clean and that they are now perfect. The car still starts perfect some times and then slowly the...
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