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    Re: TD5 starting problem - Stumped

    ... each glow-plug is about 5A load and on TD5 there are 4 ... so thats 20A load so connections need be good ...
    Check your fusebox elect feed (in) and earth connections (two screws connect each...
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    Re: Where to get a chassis clean ?

    ... lots of places that have a lift
    and steam set up ... the nearest to me is on Jan Smuts just N of Conrad on the left.

    Note: Some people dont advocate steam cleaning as it can compromise...
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    Re: How many of you run boost & egt guages?

    Yes ... I second this ...
    I lost significant water from my TD5
    on 3 occassions :
    - water reservoir cap came off
    - pipe below radiator got damaged
    - blanking plug on side of block cracked ......
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Bruce , I have a very similar though much older Eezi-Awn ... but mounted on my trailer, usually.
    I think next time I put it on my canopy , will buy a separate (additional) telescopic ladder to do...
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    ... words are cheap! ... Bring beers to top of mountain ... late July ... Don’t be late ... I’ll be waiting for you.
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    ... so looking at your own car ownership time-line,
    you must be mainly driving that Amarok platcar these days ... and only ‘ to fetch eggs ‘ ? ;D;D
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    ... flatter me ... !
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    As far as I know, sophistication and complexity are not always ideal if in remote areas or over-landing ... an aspect often directed at D3s and later land-rovers !

    Patrols ‘are great’ and far...
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    ... and there I was seriously thinking I was being quite complimentary about Pajero s !
    ... even on re-reading my post ; but it does appear I have upset the sensitive Pajero Squad ! Unintended....
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    Of the choice between the Land Rover and the Pajero, I will take the Patrol every time.

    The older Y60 4.2 square shapes 4.2 Petrol go for anything between R65 k to R100 k, the Y61 4.5s go for...
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    ... not at all, young man, that’s why I limited my comments on Pajero s to the well known & obvious;
    maybe you, as a Pajero owner, should speak to those Pajero issues, I raise, that irk you;
    eg...
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    Defender Re: Defender Puma Gear Stick

    ... yes ...
    ... dont let Toyota guy drive Landy ...
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    Not sure that Pajero clearance isnt fairly (very) limiting and Ive heard acquiring spares is a religious process but otherwise they seem good.
    Most reliable Landrovers are D2, D1 and Defenders ......
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    Re: Essential overlanding mods

    ... in ‘ the old days ‘,
    I was young...
    ... not true any more.

    ... as for ordinance survey maps
    they were the greatest, as we used to walk around (!)
    ... and used to be water-proof &...
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    Re: Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

    Item 2 is made a lot easier with a normal RTT if you tie a 5m cord to the top rung or, better, axle of the ladder.
    ... one can then push with the extended ladder or pull the cord when opening or...
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    Re: Hard Shell Roof Top Tents

    If you have several wives ...
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    Re: Space Station Sightings for June 2020

    ... may help some
    ... I dont comprendez all this ...
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    Re: Space Station Sightings for June 2020

    We only only saw it briefly (1/2 min) from Nthn Jbg tho its bright ... appeared clearly as brightish moving star then disappeared ...
    maybe as its rotating ? or due to cloud etc ... also sky...
  19. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    t

    ...always good to see what we hear,
    then theres still Rubi’s aquaphobia...
  20. Re: Best Head torch for Overlanding & Camping ???

    ... yes far too many people buy a
    powerful headlamp that blinds
    people in and around campsites...

    An important aspect is to have a red beam,
    ... certainly what I use most in camp.

    Most...
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    Defender Re: Rain water as coolant.

    ... well yes ... use the most appropriate coolant available but, once, in a remote area, ( with a faulty thermostat ?)
    I did have to stand on the bumper ...
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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    best to address the causative problem rather than its symptom ...
    ... but ...
    could go a bit ‘ hotter ‘ ie plug is longer and more exposed into the heat of the cylinder
    ... but if not a spec plug...
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    Re: Trying to trace my classic Range Rover

    ... maybe see if Philip Glynn in Benoni knows of its owner or whereabouts as he is main ( esp 2nd hand ) parts specialist for RRovers/Classics etc

    At last ‘ Range Rover Day ‘ contact details given...
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    Re: Series fuel tank

    I’m also going to be removing my
    Series 3 side tank , to do some insitu welding of chassis, so will look at cleaning it a bit and maybe applying a sealant lacquer to line the inside. Will also ...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    ... just my thinking on swing-arm:
    The FR one , eg, seems to attach at the bottom via a bracket that bolts, in place of the bumper loop, into the lower back recess of the bin ...
    and at the top it...
  26. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ... sounds a good and worthy, though, dangerous, deal !

    ... what is the name & place of the
    Brewery Pub ?
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ... well Im only just running out of stocked beer now and yes I will really miss beer for a fortnight or more , though will not be as frantic as a smoker ... :(
    My son is a biotechnologist come...
  28. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ... well thats no way
    to encourage a Noob ...

    but ...

    ... its not the time passer you imply.
    I rummaged around my sons old
    Lab kit & came across this hotplate :
    it has a temp range right...
  29. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    so Ive been making my own malt by germinating grain - barley mainly -
    and then going to temperature staged step heating to enable successive enzymes to transform starch to various sugars.

    Once...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Looks smart as is ... !
    Something I’m looking at is a drivers side swing-arm at the back for a full spare wheel,
    then, if necessary, just carry a further loose tyre on roof-rack.
    What is your plan...
  31. Re: For those who love the Gonarezhou wilderness

    Mike ,
    We were there a few years ago and the skittish nature of the game suggested, if not reflected, that hunting in, or near, is spoiling this large paradise.
    If this true its something that can...
  32. Thread: TD5 blowby?

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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    My TD5 Defender 130 has just passed the 300 000 km mark and its going like a bomb no problems ...

    ... but Ive already decided that for any major block job / engine rebuild
    required etc I would...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    I’m now making a bigger brew bucket and have drilled a hole to accept a faucet tap which only came with a single rubber washer ...
    and I dont have another such washer

    Should the washer pref go...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Hi Plunger ,
    sorry only just saw this now.

    the pipe is a breather that, from above the brew in the tank, leads the exhaust gases (ie CO2 ) down to bubble out through ethanol in a jar.
    This is to...
  35. Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    Wolfs are maleable in that can hammer them near-straight again unlike alloys ... ( I ignore the marketing gunk that says alloys spring back to true !)

    A Wolf rim can also take 2.2t ...
    ... on its...
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