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    Re: RC Hobby maybe better than therapy

    There was a RC rock crawling event recently at Dirt and Dust outside Cape Town
    Amazing watching these miniature vehicles do their stuff
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    And unfortunately due to the stigma created, a lot of people will probably chose the one above the other
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Theres always someone downwind that will take notice
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Agreed
    Maybe it should have been the Discovery 5
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    It will most probably give the D5 sales a hiding.
    Good option for those looking to replace a D4

    To me its still meh.. It kinda looks like it has some sort of identity crisis. It finally came out...
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    Re: Now this is a Defender

    Here is a bit of info on one that was for sale earlier this year

    https://www.motorious.com/articles/news/314131/land-rovers-ultimate-killing-machine-is-up-for-sale
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    Nope.. 2.0 Single and Bi Turbo diesel and a 3.0 Straight 6 petrol
    Different engines
  8. Thread: Dual sport tyres

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    Re: Dual sport tyres

    I have the Desert front and back. The rear I love, the front I hate. Has a really strange sensation on how it grips compared to the MT21 that I normally use.
    And it gives a horrible weave above...
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    Re: R350 000.00 What would you buy?

    Reading some of these generalized comments I there must be some really crazy brand owners out there.

    In general, I dont read forums when making a purchase. Its all just full of personal and/or...
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    Re: R364 Clanwilliam to Calvinia

    First part tar then gravel. Usually in a good condition. Quite a nice route to take actually
  11. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I would think this is going to give the D5 sales another further knock

    But of most interest is what it will do to older Defender prices. Heres hoping they wont go up again, so I can afford to buy...
  12. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    And some cant help themselves
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    Re: Is this it?

    I still have the road test they did on the V8.
    The caption was something like, only on the moon/mars did it meet its match
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    Re: Buying advice Audi A6 3.0Tdi 2013

    Also owned a Multitronic Audi and its a really amazing gearbox. But yes, servicing does play a big role and not many garages back then were able to work on them either
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    Re: snake id please from cape farm lands

    Thats more it yes. Can see the red markings on the side now
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    Re: snake id please from cape farm lands

    Looks like a Cape Cobra?
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    Re: roofrack consumption

    On the D2, I had a drop of about roughly 2 km/l on open road driving with the roofrack on
    Really noticed it as part of my daily commute was about 20kms highway driving
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    Re: Very UNHAPPY FORD T6 OWNER

    Try buying parts (not general service items, usually) for a Honda motorcycle (Africa Twin in my case). All ordered in from Japan with ETA 3 months
    But I would say, at least they tell you this up...
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    Re: The cape of storm"s

    According to someone I spoke to earlier, that pic is 2 years old. Not sure but either way.. after this nice storm its going to look like that anyway
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    Re: The cape of storm"s

    I was going to, but got soaked cleaning out a overflowing gutter. So had to go back in, dry clothes and thought nah.. car it is
    Then I hit traffic and thought.. should have taken the bike
    Besides.....
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    Discovery 4 Re: E-clutch failure - ZF6HP28

    Mine was a flush using that fancy machine of theirs. Was just under R5k for the job (indie asked R8k for a manual double flush)
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    Re: Wanted - VW Indie in Western Cape

    We used either Swartland VW or Germotech in Wellington. Germotech is a really good independent VW service agent
    Swartland is like visiting family. And I found their prices to be significantly...
  23. Thread: Luiperd

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    Re: Luiperd

    I see on the News24 article he mentioned it was not as aggressive as they normally would be. Made him think it could have been caged and escaped.
    Still interesting to know how it got there
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    Re: The cape of storm"s

    Its good to finally have a proper winter again.

    This is what it should be like in CPT. But it makes it difficult to get out of bed in the morning.. or commute to work on a bike
  25. Re: Discovery 2 V8 vs. TD5: The fuel consumption issue..

    Best we ever got with my parents V8 Touareg was just shy of 8km/l. And that was really feathering it. Though its not renowned for being fuel efficient at all
    I would imagine for the 4.6 that around...
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    Discovery 4 Re: E-clutch failure - ZF6HP28

    Yes, maybe overkill in terms of annual service. But they do incredibly short mileage so rather as a precaution

    In terms of oil changes/flushes on the D3/D4.. I dont think the oil was changed on my...
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    Discovery 4 Re: E-clutch failure - ZF6HP28

    We also have some high mileage old school autos in the family. Though I still prefer the older basic auto boxes for the ease in which they just always seem to work, they all get annual oil changes...
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    Discovery 4 Re: E-clutch failure - ZF6HP28

    Plus, ZF gearbox service is, well it my case it was, half the price the indies charge
    Their service was excellent and will definitely recommend them
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    Discovery 4 Re: E-clutch failure - ZF6HP28

    If I remember correctly, ZF also mentioned that will analyse the oil or something and then decide about a double flush
    Especially if the mileage is higher, they will not do it as a rule
  30. Thread: d3 v8 tyres

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    Re: d3 v8 tyres

    Speaking under correction.. but doesnt the HSE have bigger calipers? Not sure if 18" will fit
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    Re: Couples therapy/counselling in Cape Town

    Probably good advice. But I already know its not something I would even attempt
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    Defender Re: Help with Puma mysterious oil leak!!

    I dont have a CD but have the manual in PDF for the Puma somewhere.
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    Defender Re: Don't know if mechanics are being honest here

    I sincerely hope its not a certain workshop that has had a couple of name changes in the past year
    If it is, run far far away
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    Re: compressor electrical fault

    Great. They helped me with a Touareg compressor as well.
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    Re: compressor electrical fault

    Couple of things to check
    Are you sure its the compressor?
    Suspension fault message could also be the brake light switch

    If you are certain its the pump, rather go the Gremeltech and let them...
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