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    Re: cracked tierod attach point

    The abuse with the hammer probably left damage that was a stress riser for the crack to start. Over tightening on the refit accelerated the stress crack. People should realise that there are...
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    Defender Re: Transfercase mount tear

    If you can remove them and bring them to me in Edenvale, then I'll weld them for you.
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    Defender Re: Transfercase mount tear

    The cracks started in the corners of the bends due to bad finishing of the corners. You get a "stress riser" where there is a sharp corner or even just a slight nick on the surface. If you do weld...
  4. Sticky: Re: Trailer spares/parts/accessories trade sale thread

    I'm looking for an stub-axle and hub, either from a trailer or car. I want to use it for a "turntable" on a welding / fabrication table I'm planning to build. I'm in the Edenvale, Gauteng area.
  5. Re: Please Help!!!! Recovering VIN number on rusted chassis

    As was mentioned in a post earlier, you should use Evaporust. It's available from Builders Warehouse. It doesn't do anything to the base metal and is echo-friendly. I've used it on lots of...
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    Sticky: Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

    I remember that dam from when you took us around the farm. Still wouldn't mind camping under that tree for a day or 6.
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    Re: Snorkel or not?

    I have bought a "cyclone" type head for the snorkel I've fitted to my Disco. For normal use I run the Disco with the standard scoop type inlet and then change over to cyclone one if we're going to be...
  8. Re: Big 5 area - wild camping 3 hours from Gauteng

    On the subject of a toilet or long-drop. There have been posts by guys involved with the Honorary Rangers about toilets that have been put in some of the Kruger and other parks bush camps. It is a...
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    Re: The 2020 Epic River Trip (Part2)

    Forgot he knows you...... Ha ha ha ha.
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    Re: The 2020 Epic River Trip (Part2)

    I did the River Trip with the 4x4 Action Group in 2018 in my as good as standard Disco 2 Td5 Auto without any problems. Pete was there with his orange Disco 3 too and we had a great time. What model...
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    Re: Snorkel or not?

    I fitted a more cost effective one to my Disco 2 Td5. It's from 4x4 Direct and was markedly cheaper than the ones from most of the name brand stores. It looks identical to the more expensive one's...
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    Re: Snorkel or not?

    I'm sure you do get "bad" snorkels but my opinion is that it's more to do with bad installation of good products.
    If any snorkel is fitted without it being correctly sealed to be water and air tight...
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    Re: Show your Two Way radio and Arial setups

    Forgot to mention the antenna setup I have. My Disco 2 had a hole in the roof aft of the second sunroof that had a plastic plug fitted in it. It turns out that is where the optional SATNAV antenna...
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    Re: Show your Two Way radio and Arial setups

    My radio is fitted to the side of the center consul on the Disco and the additional speaker is mounted to the overhead panel. It's small and far forward enough to not be in the way of my leg while...
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    Re: halon extinguisher

    Halon is very strictly controlled now due to its effect on the environment. Almost the only reason for having a halon fire extinguisher is when it's fitted to a commercial aircraft.
    I doubt you will...
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    Re: Definitive SA bush camp list

    We're watching it now. We always enjoy your videos. Thanks for the latest post.
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    Here the final product is fitted to the HiLux. The ladder is the same one that is used to access the rooftop tent. 574834574835
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    Discovery 2: Re: No power in reverse on a incline

    With the updated info here is my opinion.
    Similar situation happened to me with my Disco. It starts and idles without an issue but revs won't pick up above 1000rpm.
    NewLandy helped me with his...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    After the wood has been fitted. 574679574680
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    Discovery 2: Re: No power in reverse on a incline

    I had my Disco 2 Td5 Auto gearbox let me down at the end of last year. When pulling away I had no forward drive in any gears, only reverse worked. I was quoted upwards of R40k to R50k for the gearbox...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    I was asked to assemble a smaller than normal roof-rack for a client. The frame that I put together will fit onto the Thule rails he has on the roof of his HiLux double cab. He has a rooftop tent on...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    The full size Teral gas cylinder for the MIG is on a separate trolley and connected with a 10 meter hose so I don't have to move it around much in the garage. The Argon cylinder the is going on this...
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    Finished the basic fabrication of the cart for my new MIG / TIG welder. I moved the position of the fixed wheels after deciding to have the cylinder on the cart. The wheels at the cylinder end are...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Looking for a 200tdi Disco 1

    That is what you told me when I was looking for a Disco 2 Td5 about 3 years ago. But we are now digressing from what this thread is actually about.
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    Not going to happen, never, ever....
    Garage / workshop is mine and no one but me sorts it out. Cars live under the carports.
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    Re: Farm Stay near Clarens - What to Add Here??

    I'd be interested in camping there for sure. The "full service" or "off-grid" options would both have their appeal.
  27. Thread: Trade thread

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    Sticky: Re: Trade thread

    Sorry, photos for the post above didn't load. 571746571747
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    Sticky: Re: Trade thread

    I have a Afrox welding oxygen gauge and regulator set that isn't going to be used any more. I'd like to swop it for workshop tools with a cash adjustment either way as necessary. I'm in Edenvale and...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Replacing AC compressor bearings

    If you take the compressor to a reputable auto air-conditioning repair company they can get it sorted out for you. I've always used Auto Aircon in Plantation Road, Eastleigh in Edenvale. Their...
  30. Thread: TD5 blowby?

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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    Blow-by is when the compressed gas above the piston gets past the rings and causes excessive pressure in the crankcase and breather system.
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    Re: Alko Hitch bumping on Jurgens Oryx

    With the diagram I posted and the explanation you shouldn't have a problem replacing the bumper rubber. A friend of mine found the specification for checking if the shock absorber is still okay. I'll...
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    Sticky: Re: Trade thread

    I'm looking for a pedestal drill press, either a free standing or counter top one. I have a HobyCraft one that is totally useless. I also need to get a small horizontal band saw. These will help with...
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    Re: Alko Hitch bumping on Jurgens Oryx

    I have attached the diagram showing the breakdown of the components making up the coupler assembly.
    The shock is item #33 and the rubber bumper is item #26 on the diagram.
    You have to remove the...
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    Re: Alko Hitch bumping on Jurgens Oryx

    There is a shock absorber below the main shaft as well as hard rubber bump stops on both ends of the main shaft. Both of these control the situation you are experiencing. Most of the better caravan...
  35. Thread: TD5 blowby?

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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    A pressure test on the cooling system will tell you if there are external leaks in the system normally. The correct test to check if you have a leaking head gasket is where a sample of the coolant is...
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