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    Re: Hilux/Fortuner GD series problems...

    Passanger seat belt that rattles against the plastic housing. It cost me R 730k to buy that rattle in the 4l, also had it in the GD-6 but the rattle cost cost less.
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    Re: Namibia for a week over New Year

    Mooi man, te lekker sal dit wees.
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    Re: Namibia for a week over New Year

    Thanks, will check availability.
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    Re: Any Hilux V6 Auto owners?

    Not a Hilux but Fortuner story.

    After one 2.8 Terracan, 2 D4D Fortuners and one 2.8 GD-6 I too got tired of diesel and purchased the Fortuner V6.

    Man I miss 450Nm at 2000rpm that the GD-6...
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    Re: Namibia for a week over New Year

    If in Etosha which camps and for how long assuming a 5 night trip, in one side and out the other?
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    Namibia for a week over New Year

    Hi,

    I am thinking of flying to Windhoek with my wife, hiring a car and winging it with no reservations etc. Stay where it looks good etc.

    Good idea? will I get accommodation?

    Where would be...
  7. Re: 2017 Fortuner head unit streaming Bluetooth

    My IPod connects and plays. As per any Bluetooth device the need to find each other first so in the main menu find Bluetooth, make your Bluetooth music player discoverable and let the car system pick...
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    Re: Heavy duty braai grids

    Meshco often have off cuts of stainless mesh. I scratched around and found a piece of 2mm SS wire with a 12mm aperture. Works a treat.

    There was a very heavy one 6mm with the 25mm aperture. In...
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    Re: Gas fridge repairs

    1. Is there heat at the bottom of the flue at the rear of the fridge, if so the have you tried to loosen up the crystallized ammonia solution first by tuning the fridge on it's side, then top then...
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    Re: Engineering data pdf files.

    Very useful,

    thanks.
  11. Re: Connecting backup batteries of differing capacity's

    Thanks.
  12. Using the "black box" from the Luna BB to mount in engine compartment

    Hi,

    So as the 2016 Fortuner's are unable to house a 100Ah battery under the bonnet I decided to opt for the separate battery box (BB) in the boot. Now this has some real obvious disadvantages;
    ...
  13. Re: Connecting backup batteries of differing capacity's

    Hi guys,

    So which of the following is more advisable?

    547882

    Cheers
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    Re: Hilux/Fortuner GD series problems...

    Mine has Dunlops. It was my understanding that Toyota had cancelled the supply contract with Bridgestone due to the myriad of problems they experienced with the Bridgestone's, not even the new...
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    Re: Invoer van 4x4 bande

    Duty 25% for large SUV type tyres when last I checked but there may also be a disposal tax.

    Maximum duty on tyres is 30%. So do your calc's at 30%.
  16. Connecting backup batteries of differing capacity's

    Hi,

    Is there any efficient / effective way to use batteries on different Ah ratings in the same circuit.

    I have 6 ea 12V 60Ah batteries and 4 each 12V 100Ah batteries. Is there an effective...
  17. Re: Auto Disconnect Differential on 4.0l Fortuner

    Ok that's what I though, the Toyota website vehicle comparison is incorrect hence my confusion.
  18. Re: Auto Disconnect Differential on 4.0l Fortuner

    Ok thanks, so the 2.8 you have to stop the vehicle to engage H4.
  19. Auto Disconnect Differential on 4.0l Fortuner

    Hi,

    I have just switched my Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4X4 A/T for the Fortuner 4.0l 4X4 A/T.

    For all intents and purposes everything is identical bar the engine and some other minor features. The drive...
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    Re: Private investigator

    The problem is that when you are unsure, there is nothing definitive. When you know you then need to take action, sometimes that action is not easy to take. If you don't take action you are in a...
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    Re: Snake ID please

    Love them, they are awesome snakes.
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    Re: Snake ID please

    Often confused with the Rhombic Egg-Eater. The egg eater has a smaller head and a round nose.

    https://www.africansnakebiteinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Rhombic_Egg-eater_1_web.jpg
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    Re: Private investigator

    You have a PM.

    And the guy is located on the East Rand.
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    Re: Caravan Aircon

    They look awesome but a rather hefty prices tag. I suppose that's what you pay for innovation and convenience.
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    Re: Caravan Aircon

    Nice.

    So where does the hot air go to. Was not apparent in the attachment.
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    Re: Caravan Aircon

    Just note that when in the nose cone that you lose the space for the spare and you add mass. Put the spare on the lino and it marks the lino. Put the spare in a bracket under the van then hope that...
  27. Re: Fortuner 3.0 d4d 4x2 auto 2011 - Fuel consumption?

    I had the OP's vehicle in 4X4 option and it always averaged 9.1l/100km. And I don't drive to get good consumption.
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    The new Defender at RWC, SWB is simply stunning. And it coped with the two 50mm cable trunking humps excellently ;).
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    Re: Cruise Control

    Bummer.
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    Cruise Control

    Hi,

    I have searched but can find no information on the subject.

    Is the cruise control on the 2019 Fortuner's and upgraded unit or identical to to older 2016 model cruise control?

    Regards
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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    Weed in Wall

    Taken at Deneysville Aquatic Club. The water is down at circa 60% and this is a portion of the wall at the jetty, normally about 8 foot under water. Thought this weed made an nice...
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    Re: Fortuner gd6 2.8 what's missing?

    Lexus East Rand did mine. But don't hold out too much hope, it does not completely remove the problem but will be worth the drive to Boksburg.
  33. Re: Garmin on Strike - Decide on it own slow route now

    So it is an old Nuvi 1410, I have just updated software to 6.0. I also altered the default preferences of totally highway, never required before, the slider was always amidships. Need to drive...
  34. Re: Garmin on Strike - Decide on it own slow route now

    Ill check the firmware but I doubt if it is supported anymore.
  35. Garmin on Strike - Decides on it own to ignore fastest route

    My Garmin has given impeccable service for many a year now but has gone on strike.

    It refuses to use highways unless it absolutely has to. All the boxes are ticked correctly and this is a sudden...
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