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    Re: Solar system for off grid camping

    i measured the current draw on my ice maker at 1A
    which means its around 230W

    thats a lot to draw from a camping solar setup.
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    Re: How do I make Bananas last longer?

    Still looks ok after 8 days !!
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    Re: Mercedes W166 buying advice

    Best is call the agents and indies that specialize in Merc and ask them
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    Re: Stripping paint from Welcome Dover stove

    If itís the black stove Sandblast will bring it to original cast iron.
    Or you can try sanding disc on a grinder for the flat surfaces and wire brush on the other surfaces.

    The green ones was...
  5. Re: Regristration of new home built trailer advice please

    It is a major run around to get a home built registered.
    As indicated in previous post.

    Try and approach a trailer manufacturer maybe they can help
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    Ford & Mazda Re: 2002 Mazda Drifter SLX 2.5 TD

    If you have the original hand brake cable take it to the cable guy near you and get it made up.
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    Re: Venter Sputnik Trailer conversions

    Even better looking is the rounded trailer behind the greyhound busses
    Fiberglass

    I wonder who makes those.
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    Re: Nissan Np 300 tour vehicle

    get the diesel.

    its an old tech very reliable motor.

    agree with the sentiments on the 2.4 petrol.. its thirsty and no performance to justify that thirst.
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    Re: FJ almost completed photos

    totally awesome.
    very neat install
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    Re: Your Lockdown Projects

    The lockdown has certainly brought out the Mcgyver in everyone.
    Brilliant effort using only stuff found at home
  11. Thread: Rocket stove

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    Re: Rocket stove

    I did a potjie for the first time yesterday.
    My rocket worked perfectly.
    Made it with pieces of an old chimney lying around.
    120x120 square.
    Even used the existing bend.

    Only thing is it...
  12. Thread: Turbo Exchange

    by Naami
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    Re: Turbo Exchange

    turbo exchange in prospecton
    highly recommended.

    speak to Marc Henwood

    if you have a simple 2.5TD engine ,buying a new one from the agents may be an option.

    last year i paid R5.5k at ford...
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    Re: why, why, FFS, WHY?...

    post a pic of your fittings

    all cars have standard fittings.
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    Re: Differential capacities

    from what i have read
    75w90 is only for the front diff

    and
    75w140 syntrax is for the rear diff.

    hopefully someone who knows exactly which oils to use in the diffs comes along and clarifies
  15. Discovery 3 Re: TDV6 SE diesel - immobilised or just sulking?

    ditto on this..

    my D3 battery died in a similar fashion.
    drove home for lunch.
    after lunch 30 minutes later no start.
    and my battery had a strange hole melted on top.
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    Re: Midlands accommodation

    https://www.nottiesbreakaways.co.za/

    try them.
    they have lots of options ask for Linda
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    Re: Discovery 4 V8 for Overlanding

    why dont you wait for the new defender.

    its the closest to a discovery3/4 in terms of space and superior in off road ability
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    Re: Today I like my Hilux even more

    looks awesome...:)
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    Re: Vw t4 syncro owner

    welcome :)
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Did the 230 000km
    oil change.
    took only 20 minutes.
    then tried to reset the service interval using the key turn and zero button.
    gave up after 2 hours of trying.
    i did find it once but...
  21. Re: Who's game for a DIY Router UPS / Cell Charger build Project.

    im in
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    Re: Bought into THE lifestyle

    welcome....
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    Re: Botswana Trip Reports

    beautiful.....

    an amazing read

    loved it.

    now to convince swambo and swambo lite :)
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    Re: Durban car viewing?

    thats the seedy end of town....be careful
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    Re: C180 - 2001 - YAW Rate Sensor - Jerking

    Dont pull the ABS fuse.

    i tested it on mine.
    you are better off simply disconnecting the plug to the yaw rate sensor in the boot.

    then at least the ABS brakes will still work which is very...
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    Re: Newish User - Oldish L322

    hi and welcome.

    :)
  27. Thread: Td5 Injectors

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    Defender Re: Td5 Injectors

    have they checked the fuel rail pressure? is that within spec?
  28. Thread: Prado 150 VX

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    Suspension Re: Prado 150 VX

    what price were you quoted by the agents?

    4 years later maybe they are available at other places

    i see someone on bid or buy has the rear one with the wire at R3203.47 each
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    Discovery 3 Re: Disco 3 2.7 Tdv6 air suspension

    if both sides of the front of Disco drop it indicates a leak in the block itself or the green pipe.
    since you already found 1 leak in the green pipe and check there is no other leaks on the green...
  30. Thread: Isuzu kb250

    by Naami
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    Re: Isuzu kb250

    check battery
    check battery terminals
    check earth strap
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    Re: Compass offroad caravan

    i love the layout and the one that looks like a 4 berth with pop out beds.

    any idea on pricing?
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    Re: Buying a car late in the year

    Howdy all

    I wrote off our Disco 4 V8 in October.

    Have been looking at replacements ever since.

    Is it advisable to buy a car, new or used, this late in the year or should one rather wait till...
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    Re: FOR SALE : 2013 Sherpa Tiny Gravel Roader

    what is the size of that bed.width ?
    looks nice and big with that insert in the middle.
    wondering if 2 adults and a 10 yr old can fit on it.
  34. Freelander II Re: Unsolvable Problem? ... My FL2 engine just cuts out ... dead !

    check breather on fuel tank.

    or drive it till it cuts out.
    then open the fuel tank cap.
    listen for a woosh.
    try starting it.
    drive with fuel cap off see if it happens again.


    we had that...
  35. Thread: Hi from UK

    by Naami
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    Re: Hi from UK

    welcome

    :)
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