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  1. Re: What is the least overlandish vehicle you have used and what was your route

    I met someone recently that drove from JHB to the UK in Hillman Imp. Some of it is documented on the Google

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    Re: 3.0 TDCi Ranger How Many Kilometers

    452 000km,
    Still original motor, turbo and g/box

    been mapped and viper exhaust system, pulls like a train.
    My first 3.0tdci after coming from the newer 2.2, and I really enjoy it.

    Additional...
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    Sticky: Re: Post a photo of your Ford / Mazda here

    Our new overlanding beast of a vehicle

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  4. Re: Tyres, Mags and Rims: Trade, Buying, Selling, Swap, Give-away or whatever ....

    Have a set of Comforser CF1000 tyres, 235/85 R16
    +-5-6mm tread depth still left, one tire has a plug.

    These are now just in the way, case of beer and someone can have them.
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Some hidden secrets always to be found around camp.
    Taken at Tsendzi
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    Re: 2011 Ford Ranger 3.0 TDCi info needed.

    Reviving an old thread here but would like some thoughts and opinions on these engines and the expected lifespan on them if maintained properly and at regular intervals. By all accounts I can find on...
  7. Thread: Fires in CKGR

    by Jay_B
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    Re: Fires in CKGR

    Hard to tell exactly from your picture but it looks like parts of Makgadikgadi is also burning?
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Where did you get those gear boots from?
    Mine are starting to feel very brittle and are tearing in a few spots.
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    Re: Part 2 of our Botswana trip

    Hi Bruce,

    Thanks for sharing your trip.
    From what I gathered watching the video you didn't do a PCR covid test coming back into SA?

    Also you did not seem to be too happy with the Garmin...
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    Re: Vehicle with off road trailer recovery

    I may be wrong with this so please correct me if needed but a Hi-lift jack can also be used for the same purpose as one of these hand winches?

    It may be as heavy and bulky but it effectively...
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    Re: Lexus V8 conversion

    Have a look at this, one very neat and well done LS swap into a disco 2...
    That CAM bus communication module from what I understood in the video solves a whole lot of headaches and frustrations.
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    Re: Groblersbrug rapid testing

    We travelled earlier in the year with the same information although through a different border post and we were told very harshly and under no circumstances was a rapid test acceptable to coming back...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    I did this recently when my motor was out on many of the cables that run close to the exhaust.
    I would suggest also that you get some to fit the hoses on the gearbox cooler hoses you are planning to...
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    Discovery 3 Re: Leather steering wheel recover

    Hi Jack, that looks really neat.
    can you please drop me a PM with price and contact details.
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    What are the PTFE lines for?

    The braided rubber hose to replace the standard steel line for the gearbox cooler is AN8, thats what we just did on mine.
    Im nots sure if the autobox is different but...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Very nice, just finishes everything off so much nicer and cleaner looking.

    I was in the FTF shop recently and they now have the AN fittings for coolant hoses, my mind got running until I found out...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    I just did this for both engine oil cooler and gearbox oil cooler lines.
    FTF did the welding on the actual coolers for the male threaded adapter to receive the AN fitting.
    We ran braided dash 8...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    Sadly it already has an oil drip from the back of the sump, I just dont know anymore and honestly it will now stay like that.
    I give up trying to sort the oil leak from the back of the motor out.
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    It seems to have taken forever but finally got everything back together and started up on Saturday.
    The list of small details and issues I wanted to sort seemed to just keeping getting longer and...
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    Re: Today’s traveller (covid era)

    Its a tough situation for i think the majority of overlanders from SA, PCR tests just make it unfeasible.
    That being said the cost becomes somewhat easier to swallow once you get into the remote...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    With the engine out ive taken the chance to sort some small things out, starting with some surface rust that came with the vehicle.
    Sanded it all down and the primer and paint, its not an exact...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    Most expensive tube of toothpaste I ever bought...

    Anyway, went ahead with a loctite sealant for high temp use and compatible with Aluminium.
    Hopefully have the motor back together for...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    I found a Loctite thread sealant but only available in a 50mL bottle at R900 I thought no ways.
    If it came in thE small 10mL tubes then fine but i have no use for a 50mL bottle at that price.

    Not...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    4.6 V8 rave manual only says use some engine oil
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    This is another fork in the road on the decision, i prefer the manual R380 box and by all accounts it should handle it for my application. I dont drive my car hard at all, but the cost for the 4...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    I did not install the studs with any sealant or locking agent, the end studs dont protrude into the water jackets.
    I will put thread sealant on those end studs this time around if i can find...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Build and assembly of 4.6L V8

    Been putting this off but finally got the engine out this weekend and heads off today.

    Some photos of coolant coming from the two rear studs on both heads and leaking form the gasket.
    Gaskets are...
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    Discovery 2: Re: D2 Battery drained

    Aux circuit runs quite a few different things in the disco 2, makes it harder to pinpoint if it is the culprit.
    Suggest using the wiring schematic and electrical manual to follow the circuits...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Allisport in South Africa

    Speak to the guys from Hot4Cold in pretoria, they should be able to help.
    Really good guys to deal with. They just quoted me for a custom built Ali radiator and it was a good R4k cheaper than the...
  30. Thread: D2 Pre Face Lift

    by Jay_B
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    Re: D2 Pre Face Lift

    Please post pictures, had this thought a week or so back simply to take some weight off the rear door.
  31. Thread: D2 Pre Face Lift

    by Jay_B
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    Re: D2 Pre Face Lift

    Cant go wrong with Burnco, fitted one earlier in the year on an insurance claim.
    Changes the look of the vehicle in a nice way.

    Scout developments doing some nice work at the moment, did not know...
  32. Thread: Disco2

    by Jay_B
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    Re: Disco2

    Have you checked the condition of your spark plugs?
  33. Thread: Disco2

    by Jay_B
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    Re: Disco2

    Would also check the MAF sensor.
    Take out the MAF and clean it with some electrical contact cleaner.
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    Discovery 2: Re: ACE failure, helo

    Been a while but everything is finally sorted and quiet again.

    The guys at FTF called me a day after collecting everything and asked if they could please have the tank back, they were not happy...
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    Re: Camping spots close to Gaborone

    No there is not, fully self sufficient except for water supply and flush toilet and donkey geyser (Bring your own wood)
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