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    Re: Diff says Bye-Bye

    We're there any warning signs or did it just let rip?
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    Climate change certainly seems to be making its mark in Namibia. I was reading news reports from 2013 ( was looking for other information so 2013 is just a random year) which showed a lot of conflict...
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    Thanks to all of the above , I'll watch these measurements over the coming year. Trip not until 2021 so plenty of time to watch and plan.
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    Just trying to gauge when is the perfect time for me to visit Namibia. I'd like to see Vic falls with a good flow of water and possibly Ruacana falls too but at same time dont want to be roasted...
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    Re: Threaded 'hole' on rear of trailer

    Ah yes. 30mm is fecking huge.
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    Re: Threaded 'hole' on rear of trailer

    Will the towing eye that comes in most cars breakdown kit screw into the threads?
  7. Re: My FJ 60 (2F) - Servicing, Mods, Tuning, and Repairs

    http://youtu.be/9B-ykLbJiKYIs the jerking like that in this video, maybe some comedian has been messing with it.https://youtu.be/9B-ykLbJiKY
  8. Re: My FJ 60 (2F) - Servicing, Mods, Tuning, and Repairs

    Are you adjusting the idle with a well warmed up engine and carb. My carb experience is with motorcycles, the idle adjust procedure is very similar but you must take the bike for a good run first to...
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    Re: Beetle motor woes

    You'd have to wonder about the skills of the outfit that did the reconditioning. I'd be checking compression too to make sure all is well with valves and bores/rings. I don't know anything about...
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    Re: Restoring a Range Rover

    Also on LCCSA https://landcruiserclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=81890&p=1065321&hilit=Atlantic#p1065321
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    Re: The Namib 100 - Hiking into the Forbidden Land

    Wow, thanks for posting I'd love to do this sort of thing, I suspect I'd get seriously distracted with those shipwrecks and what looked like something( a building?) buried beneath a dune.
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    Re: Oh crap! Tube stuck in dipstick hole

    Which model did you try. Perhaps your tube was too thin? :cool:
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    I'm sure the more rigid spring, coil, leaf etc will be resisting some of that movement and transferring less energy into the damper which will be reacting to the movement accommodated by the spring...
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    Re: Oh crap! Tube stuck in dipstick hole

    My vacuum pump is manual. I put a small metal reinforced flexible tube down the district hole, the tube us similar to the sheathed brake cable off a bicycle. The tube is connected to a vacuum...
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    Re: Oh crap! Tube stuck in dipstick hole

    You sound like someone not adverse to changing their own oil, a good practice if you want to be sure the oil you want to use actually gets put in the engine. As such I'd encourage you to use a...
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    I wouldn't mind rolling around the dunes on that for a while although I'd guess high maintenance for longer distances. 8)
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    Re: Namibia trip report March 2019

    I have a trip forming in my mind, it changes a bit as I get more info but I think for a variety of reasons my trip will also be in March so it's great to get your perspective on that off season time...
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    Re: So what about these Dusters?

    We have the duster here too in Europe, badged 'Dacia'. They look like they have good road clearance but when I sat in one owned by a friend it felt a bit flimsy inside, however that's likely as much...
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    Re: This is why we bought an Indian 4x4!

    Looked like he had a good few passengers, perhaps he's a regular on that route and also has the usual Indian approach of how if it's your destiny to go over the edge you'll go but if not you're...
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    Re: Search for a Specific ex-UNTAG FJ62

    I wonder is there a connection between barn doors and vinyl seats, perhaps practical consideration if being specced for potential stand in duty as an ambulance.
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    Re: Search for a Specific ex-UNTAG FJ62

    Cheers Petri, Hugo and all that contribute, every little bit helps even if its just a pic of another UNTAG. I know all of this may well lead nowhere but I sure do enjoy the hunt. It must click in...
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    Re: Search for a Specific ex-UNTAG FJ62

    I think that's a plate that is used by a car dealer in Windhoek for forecourt purposes although I might be mistaken.
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    Re: Search for a Specific ex-UNTAG FJ62

    That would be great. I'll check his notes again to see if he specifies where that German garage was. Just checked, one service at least was done at Ondangwa.
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    Re: Search for a Specific ex-UNTAG FJ62

    Swooping dash and I know others in that local fleet had swooping dash too.



    I hadn't thought of that but no harm in me trying to communicate with Toyota to see if they can get such a list....
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    Re: Search for a Specific ex-UNTAG FJ62

    Hi Petri. I'll dig out some more pics later. I haven't been able to get any info on VIN details, United Nations do not hold any records for that fleet of vehicles, next stop and last effort is with...
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    Re: Search for a Specific ex-UNTAG FJ62

    Wow, 60k km, must have been parked up most of its life and then they put back in service without the usual precautions for an old but little used vehicle. I've seen old low mileage bikes for sale in...
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    Search for a Specific ex-UNTAG FJ62

    I was told it might be a good idea to post this thread here, original thread posted here https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/313133-Search-for-UNTAG-FJ60

    In summary, using just the...
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    Re: Search for UNTAG FJ60

    Will do, thanks.



    You're right, reading his journal a few days ago he states Swakopmund and even gives the bungalow number which differed from a note attached to some photos which stated Walvis...
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    Re: Search for UNTAG FJ60

    My search is as good as over now. UN confirm that no records for these vehicles survive. My enquiries to authorities in Namibia drew a blank, I'm sure they think I'm nuts and maybe they're not far...
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    Re: Spare key not working

    That bit of software he has seems to be able to extract the PIN code which as far as I can recall is something the VCDS is unable to do, you have to get that code from the dealer if you haven't...
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    Re: Shipping a vehicle to Madagascar?

    http://www.weltrekordreise.ch/a_starte.html
  32. Re: How long does it take you to complete an oil change on a TD5 Defender

    Make oil changes a whole lot easier and get yourself a vacuum pump, doesn't have to be electric as there are reliable and easy to use manual ones available . Here's what I have,...
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    Re: Shipping a vehicle to Madagascar?

    The folks who were doing the world record tour in a fj60 shipped to Madagascar from mauritius and then on to an African country but I can't recall which one, might be worth checking out their blog.
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    Re: K100 Flying Brick

    Nice old classic you've got there. I don't know if ye got the k75 bikes in South Africa but they have a smoother engine and are a bit lighter. Still, the 100 us what you are working with and they...
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    Re: Reseal licence disk holder

    I'm just curious, and I'm not familiar with south african rules but I wonder why ye have these external licence holders and why isn't it just stuck inside your windscreen? Is it a security thing...
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