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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    I think their are actually 2 St Lucia macro effects, both at about the same time period. The progressive draining of the Umfolosi flats for farming, and the increasing rural population density in the...
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    Re: If only they were sharp.

    Our woodwork teacher taught us how to use a grindstone and whetstone to sharpen our plane blades and chisels.

    It was a real skill, not to burn the edge of the steel on the wheel. In my later life...
  3. Re: Are the LC 70 series V8's really THAT problematic in Africa?

    I loved my 4.2 D, but never in a hurry. They hate a hill or to overtake, but are excellent as a holiday chill vehicle. Just take things slow. Plus, north of border, if you're in a hurry, for sure you...
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    Re: Please help me fix this tractor.

    Give the driver some earplugs/earmuffs. Permanent hearing damage will occur quite quickly. Iíve seen some tractors where the exhaust vents downwards, to reduce operator impacts and height
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    Re: New Engine: 90 Prado KZ-TE

    I think itís better to rebuild your own engine with itís known issues, rather than start afresh with new, unknown issues. AMC head would be good, as well.
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    Re: Strange squeak TDI300

    Their are two noises from a worn tensioner on the TDi. One is a belt squeal and the other is when the belt is stretched and the tensioner is at its limit of travel. It then clatters against the limit...
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    Re: Strange squeak TDI300

    I had similar sound on the TDi. It was the fanbelt tensioner. Try application of belt dressing on the grooves of belt
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    Series III Re: Synchronize Twin SU Carbs on Series 3 R6

    I donít know that carb, but if it runs well, I would leave it and check the timing. Perhaps advance timing a bit
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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    There are also 2 wrecks in Lake Mzimgazi in Richards Bay. The present golf club is located on the site of the old air base. In fact a few years back the police detonated a bomb that was uncovered in...
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    St Lucia Mouth

    No, I think the story handed down got mixed up, and you were told a version. There were Catalina bases at St Lucia and Richards Bay, during the war, defending against submarines which were in the...
  11. Thread: Lexus muscle

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    Re: Lexus muscle

    I was told by a LR workshop supervisor that the R380 box was so called for its ability to sustain 380nm torque. I think a good V8 could exceed that?
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    Re: New Guy - 76 SW

    My 79 Dc 4.2 was quite expensive to maintain at the dealer. It called for 5000 km oil change, at about 11 litres per time. The service schedules are based on heavy usage. Itís better to do your own...
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    Re: Rock and surf fishing

    Or in the old days at St Lucia mouth at night during a Grunter run. One drunk ďfriendĒ can wind up a lot of lines with a dodgy cast!
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    Re: Brits tranformed

    At its heart is the electoral system. No directly elected representatives to parliament. Which means that the so called representative actually doesnít have to do anything locally.

    Issues like...
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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    This is my understanding as well. Highest value farmland in the country means itís unlikely to be reverted to original wetland.

    Every 50 years or so a big flood will come and open mouth. If we...
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    Series I Series 1 Full restoration (5 year plan)

    Looks awesome!

    BTW, a tip from many years ago , bleeding my Series 2 brakes was to pick up the front wheels. Lift the front with a garage jack to help release the air in the master cylinder
  17. Defender Re: Defender 2.4 puma clutch pedal and alarm problems

    I agree with Jelo here that unless you have had the clutch slipping, or resting your foot on the pedal, itís more likely air in the system. Try and vacuum bleed the fluid and replace with clean fluid...
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    Re: 2011 2.5SRX horrific fuel consumption

    Based on the work done, I would look at 2 areas, rolling resistance and the fuel/air mixture. Having brakes slightly binding or a tight bearing can certainly push up consumption.

    The best test is...
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    Re: Rock and surf fishing

    Wear old clothing and say you are a subsistence fisher....
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    Re: Jimny Throwing Engine Light

    Hi, did you get to the bottom of this?
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    Re: 2017 Navara D23 4X4 Diff Problems

    If the breather is blocked, by a wasp nest, for example, or crimped, the seals will suck water if the diff is hot
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    Re: Oil "overflow" Isuzu KB250 after service

    I thought he was referring to dipstick hole! If itís the mark, then itís perfect
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    Re: Oil "overflow" Isuzu KB250 after service

    Depends on the vehicle. Can cause frothing if too full. The best is to follow the OEM instructions. Iíd be surprised if it says fill to top of dipstick
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    Re: Oil "overflow" Isuzu KB250 after service

    Way overfilled. Take it back
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    Re: Jimny Throwing Engine Light

    It actually will. It floods the vapour canister and stops it working so the O2 reading goes out of range and gives an error.
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Ranger T6 wheel nuts - rubbish quality

    McGard have a range of cone seat nuts, that can fit for Rangers and Everest. Kicker is that it is $33 for 4, plus shipping. Iím not sure if their is local supplier or something equivalent
  27. Re: How much it costs to drive 100km in South Africaís most popular bakkies

    My LC 79 DC with 4.2D was avg 11.5 l/100km, for a 50/50 combined cycle. But I have light foot and drive 115km/h on highway. If you start pushing it , it will easily get to 14l/100km
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    Re: Land Rover Discovery Gs V8

    On the issue affecting the late model D2's, does anybody know which year or engine numbers, onwards are considered at risk?
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    Re: Gasket Magic head gasket sealer

    Will this work on a D2 V8 that needs to drive 200 Km home ( to avoid a roll back)?
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    Re: Jimny Throwing Engine Light

    Hi, I know you have checked, but random emission codes are often caused by fuel. Overfilling a tank before a big trip, could be a cause.
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    2009 Clubcab 2.8 TDI 4x4 worth modding?

    Hi, agree with Riaan.

    I had a 2,8tTDI clubcab 4x4 2006 and I think it was last year they were sold. Perhaps some 2006 were sold in early 2007. Was a good vehicle, but had a weakness in the...
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    Jimny Throwing Engine Light

    Also consider checking fuel system. Tank cap seal and breather. If fuel fumes get into gas canister, which easily can happen by overfilling tank, or blocked return, it will throw a mixed variety of...
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    Re: Mabibi advice please

    Agree with this. The 7,8,9 camps are more open and can get hot in summer. But all are pretty independent
  34. Thread: Kosi bay

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    Re: Kosi bay

    Agree here. The campsite at 3rd lake is easy for any vehicle, but going to mouth needs 4x4.
  35. Re: Climate control stops blowing air after 40min

    First find the sensor inlet ( I donít know Amarok) and without breaking the wire inside , carefully clean out lint and dust. With a vacuum or similar. If itís blocked it will be insulating the probe
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