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    Re: Fishing Croc infested waters from the bank

    I can only say what I do myself and say that many days of fishing, I still have fingers to type ! Carry a bucket in the boat for washing hands-do not wash hands in the water. Sit or stand slightly...
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    Re: DIY Mini camping caravan build

    Think about aluminium plate for walls and floor (also suggested by others). I did my trailer. Very easy to work with. You can get blades for angle grinder or circular saw. Very light and strong and...
  3. Thread: Battery Very Hot

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    Re: Battery Very Hot

    If the battery is sitting now at 10 V, it probably dropped a cell. Probably a short across plates. This means that the remaining cells produce 10 V between them. The charger will continue delivering...
  4. Thread: Bearing buddy ?

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    Re: Bearing buddy ?

    In my experience,(mining bearings and trailer bearings) failure is usually caused by water or dirt getting into the bearing. If you pump grease into a bearing with a grease gun or auto grease feeder,...
  5. Re: Toyota 4.0 Is the fuel consumption really that bad?

    It is much worse than that, you would still be buying diesel and so you only need to pay the price difference between diesel and petrol. I did a excel spreadsheet to calculate all of this (I know I...
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    Re: Got scammed - just a warning

    OP how well versed was the Oom about all things Lr?
    That could be a way to hunt him down, that might be a passion of his in real life.[/QUOTE]

    Conversation was too short and I did not exactly...
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    Re: Ek tune jou my bru. It is dangerous!

    Not sure about EGT's secifically but simple physics will tell you that Energy in = Energy out. If you burn more fuel to get more energy out, you are putting more energy in and you will then have more...
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    Re: Building offroad caravan.

    I inherited an old homemade trailer that was all steel plate and wooden floor (old decking) I bought some chequer plate and refurbished the trailer. Amazing how much lighter it is, easy to push...
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    Re: Building offroad caravan.

    That is a pretty good ratio of discs to welding ! Mine would be 10 times the number of discs and lots more coffee ! Looking good so far, looking forward to the last few bits. That is usually when the...
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    Re: a bit of petrol into a Diesel tank

    Petrol has less energy per volume than diesel and so would reduce the temperature of the burn ? Anyway, additives to clean injectors have much more powerful solvents and carbon removing agents (check...
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    Re: Advice on Disco 3 water damage

    I have had wet carpets a few times, once fording a river that had burst its banks and yesterday from pulling a friends boat out the water. I usually leave the windows open a crack and park the car in...
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    Re: Total newb - Trailer Bearings

    I would advise that you learn to maintain and change your trailer bearings at home when there is no pressure. If the wheels come off (literally) then you can get spares or extra tools. Nothing worse...
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    Re: D3 engine - anecdote

    Higher torque acting on a crank will increase the failure rate. Torque is a measure of turning force and what happens if you over torque a bolt ? From repeated personal experience, the result is...
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    Re: Never again Zimbabwe

    Hi Rudi, You probably will have roadblocks,how many is anyone's guess but only on the main tar roads and mainly between cities. I would suggest you get a copy of cubbyhole notes from Big Sky on...
  15. Re: Stutter on idle below 1000rpm on Pajero 3.2 DiD

    Dirty ERG valve maybe ? As I understand, exhaust gas recycle should not happen during idle and if the valve sticks open, it causes an erratic idle.
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    Re: National Luna 90 VS Dometic(Waeco) CFX 95?

    Covers also help with insulation so your electricity consumption is lower.
  17. Re: Fridge..Colder For Longer..Saves Battery Power...

    Some interesting thoughts expressed. I think the extra insulation in a cheap and easily fitted form is a definite winner. The flow of heat is at the centre of this topic,essentially heat will flow...
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    Re: Pros & Cons - Diesel vs Petrol for Overlanders

    I think that you should drive the vehicle that you are more comfortable fixing yourself. If you can troubleshoot a petrol more eaasily then stick with that or vice versa.
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    Re: Mitchell 307 fishing reel

    I just made parts for my dad's old Mitchell to keep it usable. I cut and filed a piece of aluminium, then drilled holes. Also sentimental, I learned to fish with that rod and reel. It must be 25...
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    Re: Cooper AT3 vs BFG KO2

    I have had the Cooper AT3 for about 13 000 km. 2 trips to Gonarezhou + 1 trip to Zambezi valley. No punctures so far. Quiet and well mannered on the road. I do't actually know whether they are P or...
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    Re: Becoming proficient at using a Roof top Tent

    Food Grade hose ?? What are you planning to do with your pee !!
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    Re: Bring temperatures down?

    Maybe take the bash plate off and do a test run. You do say it seems to interfere with air flow. Also, do you have spotlights and bars in front of your radiator ?
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    Re: whats in your trail food box

    We call polony squashed pig in my home cos that is what they do, Take entire pig, squish him/her up and squeeze into as sausage case.Come to think of it,some guys could say the same about their...
  24. Thread: Brake lights.

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    Defender Re: Brake lights.

    I had a simlar problem on my trailer with lights working randomly and found that I had an earth problem. The other lights only worked when one single bulb earthed them all. Take out that bulb and...
  25. Thread: Brake lights.

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    Defender Re: Brake lights.

    If one bulb is blown, the other lights should work ie other brake light,tail lights and indicators. I would suggest that you check further because one blown bulb should not affect any of the other...
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    Re: D3 not starting this morning

    That is where I would start looking. The grrr sound could be the solenoid, it often rattles when voltage is low but wont engage. Also sometime brushes on the starter motor are worn. Start with the...
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    Re: Overland Travels :: Spares worth keeping

    With an auto,I keep jumper leads in the car. Also +1 for the fuel filter. And a couple of spare tyre valves or old school tyre tubes and a snot plug kit.
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    Re: Std or LS - Diff Oil

    What Sneaky Pete said

    I am not certain with the Pajero but Prado 90 series has LSD at the back and normal diff at the front. You can use LS oil in both but I used LS in the limited slip diff and...
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    Re: Anti Smash and Grab?

    I was meaning that smash and grab effectively turns your side windows into a plastic sheet with glass shards imbeded in it. It is quite common to hit the side windows with your head or arm and they...
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    Re: How to loose bolt

    Sorry, I forgot a few steps: Put the magic sauce on the bolt/drip some in your eye and then roll around in agony,swearing. Then get the hammer and belt the bolt with pent up anger-hammer rebounds and...
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    Re: How to loose bolt

    I have just used a recipe called Ed's Red to loosen a seized engine. You mix equal parts acetone/thinners and ATF. The acetone gets the ATF right into the threads. Then alternate between soak it/heat...
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    Re: sidewall cuts and tyre pressure

    I believe that a softer tyre makes the ride softer by flexing. This means the tyre will heat up more and may be damaged by the heat. Harder tyres put that load on the springs and shocks. Soft tyres...
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    Re: Submersible 12v pump?

    You should not use water pumps with fuel. Fuel pumps are a completly different standard. They are flash or spark proof and have different 'rubber'in the seals. Being submersible, you are likely to...
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    Re: Anti Smash and Grab?

    I have a friend who went through the windscreen of a car, very unpleasant because the windscreen has plastic laminates inside that hold it together. Side windows are meant to shatter into small...
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    Re: Best Malaria pills for children

    And even with prophylactics,watch for symptoms !
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