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    Re: Which diesel is best ?

    Depends if filters changed, any work or adjustment on diesel pump, injectors ......
  2. Re: Petrol-driven or Solar/Battery-driven generator

    I see OP refers to09 being in a rental house and working from home.
    His main concern seems to be internet connectivity be it fiber or WiFi and PC, laptop, mobile, TV, whatever connection and...
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    Re: Isuzu kb 280 recommended tuners KZN

    Normally I would suggest Tuneserv who have done my vehicles for many years, but I think Jeff has sold his Dyno.
    Anyway he would most likely be able to point you to a diesel pump tuning shop - he...
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    Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    Let me look ....

    Got it I think:
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/272377-Searching-For-Campsites-Backpackers-Places-Of-Interest-Mountain-Passes-And-Eateries?highlight=
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    Re: Travelling the KZN Midlands

    Refer to Markus & Zelda's thread re this.
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    Re: Deep cycle battery advice

    So one month with the new home based Heath-Robinson type installation:
    All good so far, running PC, Screen, Fibre and WiFi routers, charging tablets if needed, 2x Tv with set top boxes linked to the...
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    Re: The VW Bus that never made it to market

    Very interesting ... a pity it was never commercialised.
    However, just immagine what it would cost new today with all bells and whistles.
    I remember the Kombi Syncro but I don't think they make...
  8. Re: Cost of owning a 4x4 that cost less than R40K

    Yes, veryinteresting thread, and not necessarilly brand specific.
    The option being weighed up here, if I am correct, is either spending R 3 - 5 hundred thou on a new 4x4 whatever with factory...
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    Re: Driving an automatic. Any general advice?

    OK while ever so slightly off topic:
    Leeubok would tell you to "Loss die clutch"!!!;D
    Those who know Rickert will know what I am speaking of here.
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    Power stearing fluid ?

    My old Suuz owner's manual specifies Dextron II.
    I have an almost full bottle of Dextron VI that I bought for the little Chevy.
    Can I top up the Suuz PS container with that or would that be a NO,...
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    Re: LPG stove - Outdoor use only?

    This is my understanding as well.
    I believe it must have a gas regulator fitted though, although the gas heaters do not I think.
    HOWEVER having said that:
    An insurance company that I used to...
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    Re: TV and modified or pure sine wave

    In many years of travelling with the NL fridge, CPAP etc. and more recently with the TV and desktop computer as well as routers, WiFi and other running off an Omnipower modified sine wave 1 000 W...
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    Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Perseverance wins again.8-)
  14. Thread: Hi there

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    Re: Hi there

    Welcome to the best 4x4 forum by far (not only LR related!)
    Trip reports, experiences and a lot of general travel, overlanding and 4x4 trail info. here.
    Also a lot of bs in the Pub section but then...
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    Re: Electric windows problem

    I had (have) a similar problem with mine excepting in my case I can control all windows but not the drivers one.
    So put in a separate rocker switch (up/down) next to the master panel bypassing the...
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    Re: Heavy trucks avoid tolls

    In the "OLD" days:
    Rail was used extensively with many private businesses even having their own rail "sidings" / tracks to their premises.

    We used to collect our freight from the railway station...
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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    We would like to join all going well with Erica, but would not be camping so would need self catering accommodation nearby without steps or steep inclines and with close by secure parking for the...
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    Re: TD5 130 P/Up Tank on Support Bars

    Chas what are the support bars and why would they be a danger to your tank ?
    I have obviously missed the post that you are referring to.:confused:
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    Re: Isuzu 280 kb rear main seal replacement

    +1 on using the original.
    You need to get this right the first time.
    The pipe thing may work but all I know is that the job had to be done twice on my old girl because the right tool had not been...
  20. Re: Fuel consumption, speedo reading low vs high profile tyers?

    True. I didn't even think of THIS ! :eek:
  21. Fuel consumption, speedo reading low vs high profile tyers?

    Can't see if this has been discussed before.

    When changing profiles on your vehicle this surely affects the circumference of the tyre if fitted on the same rim?
    So I would think that your speedo...
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    Re: Isuzu 280 kb rear main seal replacement

    As far as I am aware you definitely need a special tool to do this otherwise it will keep on failing.
    Beg, borrow or find a shop with one and let them do it
    Otherwise you will have recurring...
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    Re: Ithala Doornkraal Campsite

    We are intending to go there (To Ithala GR, not the campsite) for a few days in early June however I fear that the "Third Wave" restrictions (pending) may get in our way.
    Hopefully not.
  24. Re: How long does a dual battery system really last?

    Real life experience from a few years back:

    We did a just over 3 month camping trip through Southern Africa, mostly without grid power supply.
    When it was available it was only overnight most...
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    Re: Blocked drain cleaning

    Most likely need to be removed mechanically rather than chemically me thinks ?

    Then unfortunately the cause need to be addressed. Tree or shrub, whatever.

    I had this problem with my neighbour...
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    Re: Castrol GTX CI-4 Diesel oil any good?

    With a diesel motor just make sure that it can handle the high compression etc.
    And, yes, it does turn black very quickly.
    In spite of all vehicle manual etc. advice I change the oil every 8 000...
  27. Re: Starting my Cruiser HZJ75 after 15 months standing still!

    Somewhat similar problem with my old girl (The Isuzu!!!!!).
    I have been advised that the diesel goes "off" over time and can turn into a jell rather than a liquid due to some kind of fungus or algae...
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    Re: Cordless Drill (which one)

    I use Ryobi for DIY. 18V is much better than the 12V.
    Stronger and battery is better.
    My previous 12V kept on giving battery problems.
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    Defender Re: Puma Remtec engine replacement

    My old Suuz was fitted with a Remtec rebuild by this forum a few years back - absolutely no problems so far apart from a minor oil leak which was dealt with under their warranty (which at that time...
  30. Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    I fully agree with Ettiene:
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    If one buys for R45K cash instead of (hypothetically) R450K on HP, you can then take the installment you would have paid monthly for 3,4,5,6, whatever years and...
  31. Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    @ Ryno:
    From the pics it would seem that you got a good deal there.
    For its age it seems to have been reasonably well cared for.
    Mechanically, who knows?
    But if an owner looks after the general...
  32. Re: Richtersveld campsites and drinking water

    Take enough drinking water for the time that you expect to be there and ADD a bit more in case of any delays or problems.
    River water is OK for showering etc., not so sure about drinking it though...
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    Re: it's a write off

    Personally, I would keep it, take the settlement offer and get it fixed myself.
    Just saying.
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    Re: D4D DC 4x4 - Market Value?

    Eish !

    My problem is that I am being pushed (Not financially) to sell my vehicles.

    From experience so far - Responders to adverts seem to think that we are all desperate to sell.
    Not true....
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    Re: National Luna temp variation

    My guess - more of a capacity problem.

    I NEVER set my fridge below -8 Dec C. or above - 2 deg C.

    Obviously the level may depend on location / ambient temp. etc. - also important :
    If you...
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