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  1. Gel Battery - How do I adapt my maintenance charging now?

    I hope that someone life Fluffy will come along and give me some guidance.

    I have moved the two deep cycle lead/acid batteries out of the Patrol and they are joining the clan in the house now. By...
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    Sticky: Re: Photos of your nissans !

    Y61... (series 1), maar GU is ook korrek vir Regterhand stuur en GR vir Linkerhand stuur, meeste mense noem hom egter by sy Y61 benaming.

    Sy voorganger was die Y60 of GQ. Die Regterhand stuur was...
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    Re: How much did you pay for Tyres today ?

    Maybe I have the wrong brand then! could have been GY!
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    Re: How much did you pay for Tyres today ?

    Hey guys, what are these sudden new love affairs with General Grabbers? I personally think they are terrible...

    I wrote 3 of them off in 2 days about 3 years ago in Northern Namibia on my Patrol,...
  5. Thread: More POWER

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    Fortuner Re: More POWER

    Can't take a mule and make it a racehorse. A super mule maybe....

    You cannot expect much more than 10 or 15% without spending BIG money. That will not be worth it, rather buy something that has...
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    Re: Vehicles with SAP VIN Numbers

    Not here in Jhb, and somehow I think you got done in - by the registration authority in your area.

    I have done it 3 times in the last 23 years and all numbers remained original to the engines. You...
  7. Thread: Nissan Navara

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    Re: Nissan Navara

    Moes shocks EN coils gewees het, want shocks alleen kan en sal nie 'n sagte agter suspensie regmaak nie...... Behalwe as dit natuurlik "Coil over Shocks" was!
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    Re: Right fit for an overland newbie

    I've had not had any of the issues posted on Steve's website with my D40 yd25 Pathfinder (and it is speedo is reading nearly 190,000 km), with the exception of the first clutch that packed up soon...
  9. Thread: X-Trail 2.5

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    Re: X-Trail 2.5

    Phone Gert on oh ate 4 five seven 7 four ate 9 three and ask him.

    He is near Alberton North (actually Elandspark, it is part of southern Jhb) and he is a top Nissan specialist.

    He looks after...
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    Re: Cederberg burnt out Disco

    Frikkadel, jou post #97 - Lyk my jy is rerig 'n Frikkadel!!! Jy bedoel seker "LR owners"?
    Of ry die ouens daar by julle Lan Drovers??


    Eis, just spilt coffee all over my keyboard.... Karma got...
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    Re: Botswana's booking agency

    Please can you send me that mail, that you sent me last week, again? It somehow disappeared!!

    Thanx

    Malcolm
  12. Thread: Botswana 2020

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    Re: Botswana 2020

    I have seen them advertising, but have not heard about or inquired about them. Most of their reviews seem to be related to organising the bookings and itinerary rather than their vehicle hire...
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    Re: Differential oil

    Ha, ha, ha!! You also getting old now Davey??
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    Re: Cederberg burnt out Disco

    A Tour Guide is a book.

    If you say a "Tourist Guide", it will indicate you are talking of a person... https://www.facebook.com/groups/2109733462593765/?ref=bookmarks


    Malcolm van Coller...
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    Re: Differential oil

    Yes jelo, I have only ever found it in 5lt cans, a bit of a waste if you only need 1.5lt; it is not as if you change diff oils every 20k km.... I would say maybe every 200k km maybe, the rest of the...
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    Re: Differential oil

    Dirk, are you there?
    With all this hacking in the news, maybe we got klapped as well?!

    Tried to post a picture to this thread, but got this when trying to upload the picture (using Chrome) - I...
  17. Re: Wanted: Camping with mountain biking close to GP

    From their website:

    https://thabaphaswa.co.za/files/blog.html

    New Mountain Bike trails
    Thabaphaswa is privileged to have had nationally known Mountain Bike Trail designer, Tim Fair, design...
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    Re: Botswana's booking agency

    I see the last post you did was a copy (or quote) of Post #16, that is why no pictures can be seen on this last post
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    Re: Differential oil

    I had several Alfas with LS Diffs from the seventies, fitted as standard. Alfas like the 1600 Giulia Nuovas, 2000 Berlinas, 2000 Spiders and 2000 GT Veloces) came with LSDs. I also raced two Classic...
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    Re: Jockey wheel swivel clamp

    Very strong and works well. I suggest you weld it to the A-frame. Another good mod it to fit inflatable dual wheels. It makes it much easier to manoeuvre on grass and sand.
  21. Thread: Botswana 2020

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    Re: Botswana 2020

    McKenzie 4x4 hire in Maun has a good name. There is nothing wrong with the Ford Ranger 2.2 D or with the Nissan 2.5D. Both are great vehicles. If you are renting a single cab, I would not use the...
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    Re: Chobe accommodation

    More: (from my little black book - now a computer file!!!)

    Chobe River Cottages(from R1700 for 2 people per night – 2019)
    Lot 724 President Ave, Kasane; Tel: +267 625 2863: email:...
  23. Re: Wanted: Camping with mountain biking close to GP

    https://thabaphaswa.co.za/files/mountain-biking.html

    We are there between Xmas & New Year
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    Re: Navara starting issues

    No, unfortunately not, I've not had a problem priming mine the standard way with the standard pump......
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    Re: Navara starting issues

    Start by ditching that filter!! Using a pirate filter will eventually lead to Injector failure!! It happened to me.....

    Most pirate filers only filter out contaminants bigger than 5 micron out of...
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    Re: Chobe accommodation

    You wanna bet??!!! It is totally possible.

    That is prime season, from end June to end September. The whole of Europe is visiting the prime safari areas and prime accommodation in Southern Africa ...
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    Re: Chobe accommodation

    Senyati Safari Camp & Camping www.Senyatisafaricampbotswana.com ; Tel +267 718 81306; [email protected]
    GPS Co-ordinates: S17 52 19.86 E25 14 10.02 or S17 52.331 E25 14.167 or S17.87218...
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    Re: SX4 4x4 Soft Sand

    A lot of people leave their cars at the border post, there is a place when they can be left safely. I think it is with the SA Customs pound.

    Some guesthouses even offer a taxi service to and from...
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    Re: Buying second hand tyres

    Most manufactures now say 10 years is the limit for tyres and Cooper tyres now have a 10 year warranty. I saw this in a magazine/newspaper advert, but cannot find it on their website. I think it said...
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    Re: Buying second hand tyres

    WOW, tyres to old FOR HIM, BUT OK FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO BUY FOR R1K EACH AND USE THEM.......

    That sucks, for real.......
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    Re: Jimny-1 Opel UTE-0

    Glad that you both (leonoost & Fearl3SS) are OK and with relatively minor damage.


    We are lucky to drive 4x4s, they don't "buckle" easily during bumper bashings........
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    Re: Buying second hand tyres

    I've had to buy a second hand tyre and it saved me, so, there are situations where you do that!

    I did a trip to Namibia and on a section of the D3705, travelling south in a riverbed (called...
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    Re: navara 4.0 v6 vs 2.5 diesel

    Ja, ek probeer baie ouens daai een vertel en ouens verstaan dit (of WIL dit nie verstaan) nie. 'n Vriend het nou net haar afbetaalde 3 jaar oue Mercedes B220 ingeruil op 'n nuwe Mazda CX5 omdat die...
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    Re: navara 4.0 v6 vs 2.5 diesel

    The Spanish built YD25s were also 140 kw, I have a 2010 Spanish 140 kw Pathfinder......
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    Re: navara 4.0 v6 vs 2.5 diesel

    The V6 Petrol will run at between 13 and 16 lt per 100 km on the open road, and even worse in town if you have a heavy right foot, we are talking 20 to 22 lt per 100 km!!

    I have the Pathfinder...
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