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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    That's brilliantly simple! Takes up quite a bit of space, though.

    But where do the get those plastic reservoirs? I've never seen them here.

    Would you mind posting those links in the DIY...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    Ventilator. See post#22 here: DIY Ventilator - Any ideas ??
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    What a beautiful machine!

    I don't know what you used before, but once you have one, from my DIY experience, somehow your creativity soars. You think of stuff to do with it that you would not have...
  4. Thread: Stealers!! Why??

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    Re: Stealers!! Why??

    Wiper blades are the worst.

    Previously reported on the Softroader forum, but during one service of my Freelander 2 the service advisor called me suggesting that the brake disks and pads need...
  5. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    Yes, I also thought those 5-cylinders were bullet proof. But as with anything, you do get the odd duff one.

    Sadly, all non-4-cylinder engines were discontinued by Volvo in 2014.

    All engines -...
  6. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    Would you buy another Volvo?

    The above is the title of a thread on the UK Volvo forum.

    Here is a recent response:

    No. The regular failures and high maintenance costs have spoiled the...
  7. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Fuel Tank Guards: Part 2

    It took a lot longer than usual, but finally, after almost 4 weeks, I collected the first "production" tank cover from the manufacturer.

    Here is what it looks like:
    ...
  8. Re: Fernwood, Central Berg - Places/Routes/Trails??

    Lyk baie mooi.

    Kyk onder Welcome hier: http://fernwoodshareblock.co.za/.

    Daar's 'n paragraaf wat beskryf wat jy kan doen - hike, golf, spa wynproe en so. Sien nie iets van veldry nie.
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    Re: Stofpad4x4: Fridge drop slides

    Wat weeg so 'n yskas - leeg en gepak?
  10. Thread: Freelander 2 mods

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    Re: Freelander 2 mods

    I have never seen this advertised, but knowing the underside of the Freelander 2 quite intimately, I can't think of a space where you could install it.

    The only useable space would be the spare...
  11. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    It sounds like that selection of preludes and fugues by JS Bach titled:

    The Well-Tempered Clavier - which at the time was the name for basically any keyboard - Warrior.
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    Re: Metalian placed 8th in South Africa

    Here are the 2019 results:

    562402

    But voting is still open for 2020, so go for it, Heinz!;D

    Looks like it is by model, not manufacturer.

    But without knowing which criteria or whether it...
  13. Thread: Sani Pass

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    Re: Sani Pass

    We have the same day outing planned for middle April.

    Wonder if an up-and-down trip would be allowed?

    Are you technically inside Lesotho if you go to the pub?
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    Re: Isuzu MUX if i really do not like Fortunas??

    I could send you one which plays in my past 3 cars, but mp3 files are not an accepted format on the forum. You could PM me your email address.
  15. Re: To Buy a good old cheapie for less than R50k: suzuki vitara or subaru forester

    I can only speak for the Forester.

    Some of those vintage models had self-levelling suspension, guaranteed to be shot by now. They were horribly expensive to replace 6 years ago, which is why some...
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    Re: 24V garage door motor & battery system

    I have a Doorgo 800 opener, which is a budget version of a Marantec.

    It also comes with 2x 2.4Ah batteries. This was replaced with the gate motor variety - 7.2Ah - and working fine now. Should go...
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    Re: Camping in the Hazyview / Sabie area.

    Merry Pebbles, turn left just as you exit Sabie towards Graskop.

    Heated pool in campsite, nice restaurant, well maintained. One border is the river, where you can camp right up against it.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    I have the PRO version of the above charger and it brings batteries back from 3V.

    It goes into pulse mode - not sure if this is the same "pulse charger" technology referred to on this thread and...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    I think the term you are looking for is: "better value for money"? :)
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    Re: Cederberg Road from Algeria

    Was there last year April, and they were just finishing tarring the pass to just over the top, where you drop down to Driehoek. Still busy painting lines.

    A beautiful road, all paved - literally...
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    Re: Fully Restored Unimog "Doka" D/Cab - Value??

    Dit lyk nie of die voertuig gerol het nie, net omgeval.

    Nou probeer ek die geometrie bepaal.

    Ek ry lekker op die teerpad, trek af langs die pad, want dit klink of die linker agterdeur van knip...
  22. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Fuel Tank Guards: Part 1

    So I’ve changed my mind again.

    In the initial review thread I mentioned under Underbody Protection:The two tank halves even have plastic covers to keep the dirt off....
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    A roadtrip of which the schedule and next destination are mere suggestions, to which you may or may not stick, voluntarily or - usually - otherwise.
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    Re: 2020 Forester 2.0i CVT can it tow?

    I've had one of the original manual 2.0GX Foresters 2001. This car started off with 96kW and 182Nm engine output.

    With each new iteration they have marginally improved both these numbers, and I'm...
  25. Thread: Best awd system?

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    Re: Best awd system?

    Here is a trip report from way back - 2014 - of what to expect at Waterford: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/181809-Waterford-4x4-in-Green-Kalahari?highlight=.

    On the route as...
  26. Thread: Best awd system?

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    Re: Best awd system?

    You should ask VW, they use both - depending on how much torque they want to transfer.

    Haldex for smaller engines - referred to as 4-Motion - which can transfer up to 50% of the torque to either...
  27. Thread: Best awd system?

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    Re: Best awd system?

    As mentioned previously, certain brands should not be mentioned with others. The original Kia Sportage was excellent offroad, with low range, a proper 4x4. It was used by 4x4 training centres for...
  28. Thread: Best awd system?

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    Re: Best awd system?

    Please attend the next softroader outing ;).
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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    More on Ground Clearance and Underbody Protection

    In the maiden post of this thread, the following observations were made:

    The fuel tanks do not hang out below the floor of the vehicle, but is...
  30. Thread: Best awd system?

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    Re: Best awd system?

    All angles covered now :).
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    Re: Best awd system?

    Easy, every day :).

    I arrive at work in a calm and collected state after 19 km of highway, potholes, Zimbabwean copper convoys, truck/bus breakdowns at the top of the hill, fleets of minibus...
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    Re: Best awd system?

    Double post.
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    Re: Best awd system?

    Not to insult anyone, but you cannot use the words Subaru, XTrail or Hyundai/Kia in the same sentence.

    I could understand your opinion if you had either of the latter two, but otherwise I'm with...
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    Re: Best awd system?

    Yes, the early Evoque also had Gen 4, from around 2011 onwards. 2008 Tiguans Gen 3, as did Volvo. From 2014 however, the latter uses Gen 5. These things just get simpler and smaller with every...
  35. Thread: Best awd system?

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    Re: Best awd system?

    Hi Rjay,

    A lot of that "not driven in anger" image of the Freelander 2 is due to the transmission. Buyers tend to forget - or not be aware of - that on a softroader an auto transmission is just so...
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