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    Re: Your Idea of a Beginner Overland Vehicle

    Your closing statement raises antennas. Why do you want to buy a vehicle with a shot heart. If the motor needs doing, what other gremlins are hiding in the suspension and tranny.

    R150k plus...
  2. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    I have once reasoned that the carburetor vehicle will take a few generations to cease being a daily drive on the African continent. Many people drive a CitiGolf, Beetle, Tazz, Uno, Nissan 1400,...
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    Do the seat covers render the seat airbags useless?
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    Re: 2010 Cherokee 2.8 CRD replacement engine

    As someone already mentioned, take back to the guy who did the overhaul if it is within the warranty period. Alternative is to do a straight engine swap. Conversions come with their own headaches -...
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    The good son - The Colt 2.8 NA Journey

    One of the challenges I've had with the bakkie is the inability to go visiting with it whilst sorting it out for the ol' man. She marked her territory quite well 😂
    So yesterday I eventually removed...
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    Re: The good son

    EXCESSIVE STEERING PLAY

    Next on the radar is trying to sort the excessive steering play. I recall from my ACVW TINKERING days, one could almost solve the excessive steering play by opening the...
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    Re: The good son

    Stripped the starter again, this time the full monty!! Boy....what a surprise I found when I removed the bendix. Clearly someone made a plan for this farmer bakkie 😯

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  8. Thread: New Hilux Leaked

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    Re: New Hilux Leaked

    At a quick glance, I thought the grill was off a Datsun 😇
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    Re: Bolero help - Seats

    Sounds like you enjoy the vehicle albeit the seats. Recommendation from me would be you get them reupholstered and repacked as OEM ones from the breakers will have similar manufacturing flaws.
  10. Re: Any tricks to lube the clutch plate splines without taking out the gearbox?

    Motorcycle lube sound like an option.

    I suppose best access point may be by the release bearing, provided you don't get any lube onto the clutch plate itself.
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    Re: How to Raptor a Cruiser ( not a Ford thing )

    I've seen a few vehicle with Raptor, and I'm falling more and more in love with the style.

    Question: Being a "tough paint", how easy is repairing a section after a bumper smasher or something...
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    Re: Service overdue by time not kms question

    Due to lockdown, you a month over. Shouldn't be an issue. I took my bakkie in that was overdue by 2 months (mother was looking at the clock, not time). Vehicle tool an extra day at the agents as...
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    RangeRover Re: Exhaust smells of sulphur/rotten eggs

    With spar only 1000m away, why not walk there and get the essentials you need in a backpack? Unless indeed the body isn't willing.
    It's an opportune time to walk the streets as I personally...
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    Re: Swop my Outlander for a small sedan ??

    Wow! Amazing what a mere 20cm difference makes hey!

    Hopefully you will get smaller sedan that works for you. The Mitsu seemed ideal from a height and controls perspective (likely thirstier than...
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    Re: Swop my Outlander for a small sedan ??

    Hmmmm...a Volvo C30 comes to mind, however it's a 3 door, so if you need to carry people, not best option I guess.

    I have a BMW 523i (E39), manual though, boot for few sets of golf clubs, ...
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    Re: The good son

    Seems like the bendix has had better days. Stripped and assembled the starter, refitted, turn the key, and starter still just spins.
    Will strip and remove bendix and source after lockdown.
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    Re: The good son

    Whilst the sun was shining, thought to pull seats out and scrub them. Would live time reupholster, but let's see what they look like after 2 washes. This was round one. Hopefully you can see...
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    Re: The good son

    These guys all around the corner from my office in Jeppestown, so will swing by them in May.

    Thanks boet.
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    Re: The good son

    Not seeing your reply PM if you sent one.

    Happy for you to also send me message on 0813876032
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    Re: The good son

    The LHS handbrake cable seems to have snapped moons ago as the handbrake hasn't been working on the bakkie - I'd been threatening to open the drums and adjust, but then noticed the broken cable...
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    Re: The good son

    Hey Pete, could do with the manuals as I love tinkering with the old girl.

    I will inbox you.
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    Re: The good son

    Thought to update this thread rather than start new thread.

    Still tinkering with the ol' man's 4x4. Starter been sticking a bit and not turning the flywheel, so decided to remove and check what...
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    Re: My JeepLex conversion

    It always awesome to read of such successful conversions as clearly it brings a smile to you daily on the drive.
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    Re: New to the Jeep brand, 2.8 CRD LTD

    The old man had been enjoying the jeep until this happened.
    POP!
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    I probably can say luckily he pulled up along the road, did some traatkaar moment and drove home. I took a ride out to die...
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    Re: New to the Jeep brand, 2.8 CRD LTD

    Eventually refitted the arm earlier last week, and took the car down to eastern free state. Itís really lekker to drive, and the bushes seem to be holding. As previously mentioned, Iím hoping this...
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    Re: New to the Jeep brand, 2.8 CRD LTD

    I dropped the arm at Mountings For Africa again this morning. The owner was at the shop, and I didn't even have to say which vehicle the arm was from - they've clearly rebuilt a lot over the years....
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    Re: New to the Jeep brand, 2.8 CRD LTD

    Thanks Kobus. I'm assuming FUBAR means broken.

    Will get them to attend to them both also.
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    Re: New to the Jeep brand, 2.8 CRD LTD

    The wobble was back, alas started off as what felt like a torque twist at highway speeds - felt when you lift off above 90kph, and put foot down. Became more prominent as I did some dirt road driving...
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    Re: Vehicle Finance now 96 Months.........

    Anyone opposed to the 96 months, yet typing off a financed device, has a housing mortgage older than 10 Years, or even a silver credit card really is calling it bluff.

    Credit makes the world go...
  30. Thread: Private Rental

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    Re: Private Rental

    I suppose bundu bashing vehicles are far and wide. If you were coming to South Africa, would have givyinput. Kenya is unknown to me.
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    Re: Pig manure

    Ah...makes perfect sense. I'm supportive of such a great idea, and if the smell gets too much, simply turn manure over.

    The trick though would be to have a fresh delivery the day of the party....
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    Re: RC Hobby maybe better than therapy

    Subscribing.
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    Re: Pig manure

    Why pig manure specifically? I'm sure one can get chicken more readily.
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    Re: New to diesel, 4x4 and Land Rover

    I too just got me a KJ, 4x4, and am keen to understand the capabilities of this machine.

    Welcome to the forum buddy!
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    Re: New to the Jeep brand, 2.8 CRD LTD

    Thanks Kobus for insight and input.

    Ended up leaving the 17" on there as I got a good set of tyres. 2 rear ones got off the forum, and the others I bought.

    Will look at those linkage you make...
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