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    Re: Second Hand 4x4 | What to Buy help?!

    The lowest spec (X) should be fine, unless you want some feature comforts. I would buy the turbo XT just for the extra oomph, but the 2.5 non turbo is OK. Consumption is nothing to write home about -...
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    Re: Second Hand 4x4 | What to Buy help?!

    Yeah, OP is a little vague. From what he describes he needs a softroader. I suggest a Forester. They can be had for very decent money. Otherwise the Duster. But build quality and comfort are better...
  3. Fortuner Re: Stolen D4D Fortuner - now what? 2.4 good enough?

    Not that surprising - that's around 9L/100km
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    Poll: Re: New GWM P Series or Used Hilux?

    I used to own a curry cruiser.. There is a reason why they are affordable. Bad fit and finish and uncomfortable. Great engine, that is where your money goes. I am not sure about the P series - but I...
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    Re: Why we drive Toyota

    99% of Toyota products are boring. Mine included. But it works and I can drive the remote parts of southern Africa knowing that most dorpies will have some spares should something go wrong. I...
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    Re: Namibia trip: support vehicle or not?

    Yep. Our rule of thumb is minimum 5 - 10L of water per person at all times. 5L for less remote yet potentially problematic areas. So in the Fortuner that would have amounted to 40L of water alone....
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    Re: Namibia trip: support vehicle or not?

    2 adults per vehicle. We carry recovery gear and the necessary tools and bits to do a basic Bush fix. The Cruiser has two spares while the Tuna will have to do with one.
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    Re: 3.0D4d fuel consumption

    What did you change it to? EGR delete as well?
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    3.0D4d fuel consumption

    Hi all,

    I've seen a few threads from several years ago on the topic, but most of the vehicles were quite low mileage - 100k.

    I filled up today, after a mix of 4x4ing, urban school runs and...
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    Re: Namibia trip: support vehicle or not?

    Interesting - sort of a mixed bag of answers. Definitely cannot disagree with anyone. From purely a comfort and peace of mind point of view we will likely be taking the two Toyotas together. Looking...
  11. Re: I would love some pre purchase advise on a 2009 LX76 4.2D and 2016 Hilux 2.4 GD-6

    This. A baby will put things into perspective when it comes to safety. As much as I love the Cruiser, the Lux is the better every day family vehicle
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    Re: Fortuner traction control

    1. You need to get an alignment done
    2. Make sure the wheel speed sensors/abs sensors are connected.

    The traction control beeps when it engages and it will reduce engine performance to increase...
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    Re: Namibia trip: support vehicle or not?

    One of the lodges being considered is the Shipwreck Lodge as well as another one closer to Purros. There are also options of the type and location closer to Sera Cafema. Point is - there is not a...
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    Re: Namibia trip: support vehicle or not?

    Haven't confirmed the route yet - but I can guarantee that some of the lodges being considered are quite remote
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    Re: Namibia trip: support vehicle or not?

    It's not that bad!
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    Re: Namibia trip: support vehicle or not?

    The problem with radio communication and sat phones is the obvious problem of having to wait for assistance whereas a second vehicle can provide instant assistance or transport to the nearest...
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    Namibia trip: support vehicle or not?

    Disclaimer: Although I currently live in SA I have lived in Nam for several years and I am aware of the roads and spares availability. The following question mainly concerns the pros and cons of 2...
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    Re: Is there a Chinese vehicle in your future?

    Tough choice - not sure which way I would go...
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    Re: Is there a Chinese vehicle in your future?

    The Chinese vehicles we get here are not a representation of what Chinese manufacturers have been capable of. They are employing some of the best minds in the business and putting out ICE and EV cars...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    I was not disputing the price. It is miles ahead of 79s 76s etc. When it comes to comfort and offroad ability. Issue will be getting parts to remote areas
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    Re: Testing a Diesel Engine's Health.........??

    Well done, you are the sort of dealer I can only dream of around these parts :D
  22. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    Interesting. Did you ever have to replace the injectors? Or service them?
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    Re: Grand Cherokee Diesel

    No just poking fun at the initial reactions to Jelo's first comment :)
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    Re: Grand Cherokee Diesel

    Abide to this absolute rule: chrysler/stellantis products are bad and toyota is great. There, no need for data
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    Re: Grand Cherokee Diesel

    He's not attacking Toyota so he doesn't have to
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    Re: 2009 Fortuner vs Hilux

    Depends on your budget - rather keep the Tuna and add a trailer (not ideal I know) or purchase a newer vehicle with low mileage and possibly within warranty. If you want to jump over to the 3.0D4D...
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    Re: Grand Cherokee Diesel

    OP you will be fine! You already own a Land Rover and BMW product, the Jeep will be the most reliable in the fleet.

    PS Just pulling you leg sir :)
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    Re: Grand Cherokee Diesel

    We need statistics and studies linked with such statement jelo
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    Yup. The heart says Grenadier, the head says 300.This is not going to be a Defender or Troopy replacement - it will sit in garages and be taken on small adventures over the weekend. It will be great...
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    Re: Need advice please. 4x4 buying guide

    The slightly older Pajeros will be cheaper than a Fortuner. Buy the Pajero and use what you save on a nice Camping fridge, good quality tires and the replacement of all key mechanical items e.g...
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    Re: Testing a Diesel Engine's Health.........??

    Not an accurate test. All engines have "blowby" - hard to diagnose unless the person is aware of what normal blowby at 200k km looks like in a healthy engine.

    @Petri Oosthuizen main things are...
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    Re: GV sad tale of shoddiness

    They are talking kaka.
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    Re: Need advice please. 4x4 buying guide

    If you go for any D4D prepare yourself to pay stupid prices. And I mean STUPID. If it looks like a bargain don't even bother. Any 2009 - Fortuner with anything less than 200k km will set you back...
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    Re: Need advice please. 4x4 buying guide

    Single Cab bakkie.
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    Re: GV sad tale of shoddiness

    At 180k km it's not unusual for steering racks to start weeping some fluid. Hopefully you come right quickly. Just keep in mind that any vehicle will require some larger item maintenance at that sort...
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