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    Re: Toyota Fortuner GD6 OBD Scanner

    The Techstream software sold by these vendors are "cracked versions" of Techstream. Many versions are available on the Web. I tried many of the 32-bit versions and they were not that great. Some of...
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    Re: Toyota Fortuner GD6 OBD Scanner

    Yes, I use Techstream and the OBDll MINI-VCI J2534 Interface.

    From this site: Autotools: http://autotools.co.za/

    Direct link: OBDll MINI-VCI J2534:...
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    Re: Tankwa roads eating tyres

    Agree, speed is a huge culprit.

    I had a set of cheap AT tyres, some fourteen gravel road punctures later I got rid of them..... but each time I got a puncture it was a rear tyre and almost always...
  4. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Hi opsafari

    Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job of condensing my trip report and converting it to pdf.

    I really appreciate your time and effort. I am sure others do as well !! :)
    ...
  5. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Hi Eli

    So glad my trip report meant so much to you. Really makes the time spent on it so worthwhile.
    Hope you get to visit soon again. :)

    Cheers
    Searcher
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    Re: Help needed with small Honda generator

    Have you tried BM Power in Maitland, they should sort you out.

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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    Here is a weld I did this morning. I used the MIGARC200, with 100% CO2 gas at 10l/min, with 0.8mm wire.
    The welder was set to Synergic mode at 114 Amps. I welded 2mm sq tube to 6mm channel, both...
  8. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Glad you enjoyed the report. Cant wait to get back there ourselves, think about it every day !!
    We will be back in Namibia this December and then hopefully around May/June/July 2022 again. :)
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  9. Re: (1st Time) Namibia 18 Day Trip: November 2021

    I assume when in Luderiz you intend visiting places like Kolmanskop Ghost Town, it's and absolute must see and place to explore.
  10. Re: (1st Time) Namibia 18 Day Trip: November 2021

    Luderitz, shark island is closed. You donít want to camp at Diaz point in that windÖ. (Agree, some nice camp sites and clean bathrooms, a bit old, but clean. But the wind, sjoe, makes pleasant...
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    I have only had it for about a month now, but have tried a lot of different test and practice welds with it and it is a vast improvement over my very basic old MIG welder that I sold a while back.
    ...
  12. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Hi Tanna. Sounds like an awesome trip you have planned.

    Please remember that you cannot take your uncooked meat out of the Galton Gate nor the Anderson Gate once inside Etosha due to the...
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    You might have trouble when you try and exchange or refil it.

    "Industrial gas cylinders are NEVER sold and always remain the property of the gas company that supplies them, in our case, we supply...
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    Re: Inline switch for 220 ?

    Here you go. Here's a better online inline switch !! :)


    Amazon: Inline Cord Switch 16A 125V/250V AC

    https://www.amazon.com/FILSHU-Inline-Indicator-light%EF%BC%8Cscrew-terminal/dp/B08GCMQBBT...
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    I have a similar problem. Having to have all these bottles of different gasses on a monthly rental from Afrox, just does not make economic sense to me.
    So I decided to outsource the bit of Aluminium...
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    Re: Inline switch for 220 ?

    Actually not, the Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB) monitors the difference in current flow between Live and Neutral and will trip when that difference reaches 20-30mA or so.

    When you get...
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    Re: Inline switch for 220 ?

    While Googling an image to post of the correct way to wire an inline switch this popped up.
    How insane is this wrong wiring, they break the earth wire !! :o
    On Amazon of all places !!

    Never wire...
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    Re: Inline switch for 220 ?

    Have you read the reply posts? Your question is answered there.


    Correct wiring of in line switch that is similar to yours.

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    Re: Inline switch for 220 ?

    I can only urge you to rectify that disastrous switch wiring and bring it up to standard.

    Seriously, you are unfairly putting other people and yourself at risk. ???
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    Re: Inline switch for 220 ?

    Yikes, earth cut off, breaks neutral.
    Just about everything you shouldn't do in one job !! ???
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    Re: Inline switch for 220 ?

    Use a multi-meter or ELCB tester or follow the wiring colours if you feel comfortable or proficient at doing that.

    An extension lead should never be made from twin flex or any other 2-core or...
  22. Re: Kaokoland, Damaraland and their Riverbeds - Mini Trip Report

    Hi Tannaman.

    Glad you enjoyed the report.

    When we were in the riverbeds where the elephants were, we made sure we had no citrus or apples lying around or unsealed. The apples and citrus we...
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    Re: Inline switch for 220 ?

    Take a normal light bulb running off 220V AC, if you break the neutral or live wires the light will go off.

    If you break the live, then there is no live at the bulb socket, so if you are standing...
  24. Re: Is this a bum shock or a leak? 2011 Amarok 2.0TDi

    Looks like your shock has developed a leak at the bottom.
    Probably a crack around the shock eye weld area.

    Rather unusual, as the seal higher up is usually the first point of failure.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Jonatan. The Wi-Fi disconect/reconnect issue lasted less than a second at a time. Just enough for PC's to make the USB device disconnected/connected audio notification sound in the case of the...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    An RF noise observation regarding these inverters.

    I have two of these China Pure Wave Inverters

    1) One is running off a 12v battery feeding my two alarm panels. (outside beams and house...
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    Re: 4.0 V6 (1GR-FE) head gasket failures

    Yes, if you pick one up for around R165K or so, it's easier to justify the additional expense. The 2008 model also has the newer audio system, which my boyes liked a lot more. I also don't think the...
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    Re: 4.0 V6 (1GR-FE) head gasket failures

    I looked at buying a pre-2008 4.0 V6 (1GR-FE) Prado, but decided against it purley based on the head gasket issue risk and the cracking dashes.

    If I had or ever do buy one, I would replace the...
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    Re: Mandreas' making big things small thread

    Our pipe car with a Datsun 1800 SSS engine on a VW Beetle chassis rear end. Uses an adapter plate to mount onto the VW beetle gearbox.
    Radiator sits highup at the rear out of harms way.

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    Re: Windhoek Self-catering

    Arebbusch Travel Lodge

    https://www.arebbusch.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwjdOIBhA_EiwAHz8xm86DCg85CQzKyNxigkECDqdZhuUpUH9N01h9CldvjO1KcnjQbPkY1xoCMXAQAvD_BwE

    Edit: IIRC, we always try and get C11 or C12,...
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    Re: Do you tend to camp alone or in a group?

    Pretty much exactly how we prefer to travel and camp. :)
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    Re: Etosha late October? Yes or no

    Absolutely !!

    I was there in May this year, all good.
    There is never, ever "not a good time" to visit Etosha.:)

    We go there in summer to see the thunderstorms, green veldt and wild life and...
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    Re: Home distilled

    Thanks Andrew. While waiting for your reply, I Googled and read some forums on Shady's Sugar Shine and the chaps seem very happy with the results.
    A quick question. I see the origional recipe calls...
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    Re: Home distilled

    Please share recipe.
    My washes have a final volume of 20l each, including all ingredients.
    Thanks!!
  35. Thread: Namibia Trip

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    Re: Namibia Trip

    I second that, been our Etosha routine for the past 20 years. :)
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