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  1. Thread: Speed Limits

    by Grebel
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    Re: Speed Limits

    I just had a brain fart and went and checked my vehicles tracking log (the trips are all recorded and the unit send info every 2 minutes under normal operations) On that particular stretch of road...
  2. Thread: Speed Limits

    by Grebel
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    Re: Speed Limits

    I think I will just stay left and stick to 60...
  3. Thread: Speed Limits

    by Grebel
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    Re: Speed Limits

    Gets irritating though... They do roadworks and take down signs but never put them back. There is a section of road through Paradise Valley near Pinetown that reduced from 100 - 80 kph and then went...
  4. Thread: Speed Limits

    by Grebel
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    Re: Speed Limits

    I get a pretty good street view from my van... ;D And there are no signs up hence my question. Road in question is Umbilo Road as you come off the M7 headed towards Bayhead Road
  5. Thread: Speed Limits

    by Grebel
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    Speed Limits

    Does anybody know of a website that you can use to see what the speed limits are on certain roads?
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    Re: Isuzu Frontier Tailgate Gaslifts Specs

    Insured value on these vehicles without any specified extras is around the R50k mark. Depending on your insurer those prices are grounds for writing the vehicle off.... I think some insurers will go...
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    Re: What causes this strange wear pattern?

    I have just had the exact same problem (Isuzu Frontier 4x4). I fitted a set of Achilles Desert Hawk XMT's a few months ago at TWT. They told me to do rotation every 10 000km. At about 8000km, the...
  8. Re: When does it ever end - older vehicles and the endless repairs?

    That is a real problem. I had an accident a few years ago that resulted in the insurance writing the car off as it was uneconomical to repair... With a few calls my broker was able to get them to let...
  9. Thread: I'm here

    by Grebel
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    Re: I'm here

    Welcome Nabs!
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    Re: KB280DT Radiator Cap Question

    No it's a clip on plastic lid. The expansion bottle isn't pressurized.
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    Re: KB280DT Radiator Cap Question

    I cleaned my bottle with some coarse grit sand (pebbles about 6mm big). I put in a handful along with some Powasol and some water. Gave it a good shake for w few minutes and rinsed. Was clean after a...
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    Re: How to wash your engine?

    Everything in moderation. I use Powasol diluted about 1:5 with water. Spray it on and let it sit for a few minutes while I get the hosepipe. Set the hose to a medium spray and not too hard and wash...
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    Re: Learning a lesson

    The way I understand it is that if you have cover outside the borders and you have notified them that you were leaving the country then you should be covered. Some insurance companies however will...
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    Re: Advice on the Frontier

    I bought mine at 297k km a little over 3 years ago from a forum member. 1998 280DT LX 4x4. Looked OK from the pics and a mate in JHB looked at it and confirmed that it was clean (Vehicle was in JHB...
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    Re: Looking for opinions

    That unfortunately is the reality of the situation. My 1998 Frontier is insured for R48k. I have added, the suspension lift, load bars and the front nudge bar and was able to lift that value to just...
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    Re: Looking for opinions

    I am on my second Isuzu 280DT. My first was a 1996 Double cab 4x2 that I bought at 270k km and sold at 410k km. Oil change every 5000km, air filter every 10 000 and diesel every 15 000.

    Sold that...
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    Re: The Queen is dead, long live the Queen..

    Sorry to read about your incident. Could have been a lot worse though!

    I believe that write offs usually occur between 50-70% of the cars insured value depending on the insurer. Some companies...
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    Re: Boost pipe supplier

    I had a boost pipe let go on my way down the South Coast of KZN. EGT's went through the roof and lost a bit of power. Repaired it with a Band Aid Plaster (Yes you read right) and some insulation...
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    Re: Frontier 280 - to be Intercooled

    My intercooler is front mount. Located behind the bumper. Washer bottle has been relocated to the firewall on the LHS looking forward. Pipes go through the slam panel next to the radiator and come up...
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    Re: Achilles Desert Hawk X MT?

    I fitted mine two weeks ago. They are a lot less noisy than I initially anticipated. You can obviously hear the hum when driving on tar but they are fitted to an Isuzu 280D so noise isn't really an...
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    Re: Isuzu 280 DT Fundi`s - Heat Gauge "problem"

    In the greater scheme of things, an OEM thermostat may seem expensive compared to an Echlin aftermarket unit for example, but at around R400 from agents, I wasn't prepared to save a few hundred rand...
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    Re: Velocity Raptor A/T

    That would be great thanks Jelo
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    Re: Velocity Raptor A/T

    I am going to be looking for new tyres within the next few months. Currently on a set of Goodyear Wrangler AT's with about 65000kms on them. Probably got around 2mm left. Was phoning around to get...
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    Re: 2000 isuzu frontier wheel center caps

    I had some steel discs laser cut from 0.9mm mild steel. Gave them one coat of NS5 etch primer and two coats of satin black. stuck them into the plastic housings with some Sikaflex. Had some red Isuzu...
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    Re: Upper control arm bushes replacement

    That is a decision you will have to make Peter. People still insist on using GM bushes.

    After chatting to a few people, I think I will probably give them another go just in case there was...
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    Re: Upper control arm bushes replacement

    It has been said many times that you should only use the GM bushes. I replaced mine with aftermarket bushes the first time. They lasted just over 2 years. Second time around I shelled out for the GM...
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    Re: How much is too much

    My 280 DC was sold with 410k on the odo. People said it was one of the cleanest they had seen. I bought my Frontier with 297k and it has now done 350k. It came with a book that had a detailed list of...
  28. Re: What are the benefits of inter-service oil changes?

    I am a firm believer in regular oil changes on a diesel. Been doing 5000km oil changes on my KB's for years and not had any issues to date with any of them. My wife's Audi diesel has 15000km service...
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    Re: Homebuild replacement bumper

    Hi,

    Loads of info over on IOC.

    Specifically this thread

    But generally there should also be some info tucked away in here
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    Re: Isuzu Frontier Spares

    I find that I tend to embarrass my self in these type of situations..... :D What do you think would be a reasonable offer for that fender?
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    Re: Isuzu Frontier Spares

    Thanks Roy.I currently have a KB fender on it but the Frontier fenders are different to the KB fenders. Looking to get the two to match up.
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    Re: Isuzu Frontier Spares

    Anybody got front left fender?
  33. Thread: Ponta met X5

    by Grebel
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    Re: Ponta met X5

    Our first trip to Ponta was in a Nissan Pathfinder with 22's... (Car was bought in GP like that and we didn't have enough time to source an original set of rims for the trip) We got stuck a few times...
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    Re: How to repair car interior roof linings.

    The problem is that the foam has more than likely perished and no adhesive is going to stick that back (I tried Genkem spray adhesive and it does not stick to old perished foam)

    I ended up getting...
  35. Thread: Pinion seal?

    by Grebel
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    Re: Pinion seal?

    Gearmax did mine. was about R400 (They did my G/Box rear seal as well) Did it while I waited.
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