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    Re: Discovery Sport Experience?

    Oh, and I do share the concern for the lengthy service intervals. I don't think it is ideal, however, we do not intend to keep it long term. I like the LR experience so far but do not trust them...
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    Re: Discovery Sport Experience?

    My wife traded the Fortuner in 2018 for an HSE. It is a great car. No issues so far and a couple of pros and cons as we experience it:

    Pros for us
    Fuel cons avg 7,5 l/100km for a daily peak...
  3. Looking for reputable heat pump supplier and installer

    Anyone with a recommendation of a pool heat pump supplier/installer that works around kempton park? Looking for 5.6kw. Did ask online for some quotes and waiting. Thought I would just ask here for...
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    Re: Where to eat out?

    How about an old classic, Founders grill down Gordon rd?
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    Re: Discovery Sport DEF consumption question

    Thanks Johan, I will just confirm with them as well, but suspect to get the same answer. It was indeed LR dealer (Bedfordview). Nice people.
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    Re: Discovery Sport DEF consumption question

    Thanks Jelo. Automotive grade urea, that is piss al right. Very expensive pee, I might add. Reading the book it promises all sorts of impending doom and failures should it be overfilled, and the self...
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    Discovery Sport DEF consumption question

    So, we decided to move over to the dark side! After 12 years of Toyotas (4xFortuners and 1xRav4 to be exact) swambo decided on a brand new Discovery Sport HSE(Diesel). Reading the book I stumbled...
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    Re: Volvo indy East Rand?

    Not so much Volvo specific, but I have had only good service from Performax tuning in Croydon. Peter 082 nine two five 5452/ Willie 083 five oh six 8888. Mine is a 2001 Golf 4 oldtimer that they have...
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    Re: Recommendations for Tiger trip

    As above, but fishing was good. Went there in April this year, also father/son trip! Fishing was great for my son, though. We where 6 people. I can recommend it.

    Some pics:
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    Re: Rear fog lights... WHY?????????

    [QUOTE=stephenplumb;3646040]Curious that planes switch off their lights for night landings and takeoffs to preserve the pilots night vision. Perhaps they should not be flying given the arguments...
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    Re: Paddle shift gears... does anybody use it?

    I used it in the Fortuner when I gave my son some driving lessons on a remote gravel road. Stick it in 2 or 3rd gear (depending on how brave you are) then at least he is limited a bit in speed. It...
  12. Thread: Fortuner

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    Re: Fortuner

    Seems like you give a big hoot what I have to say. Why keep on commenting? Also, I never said I owned the others, just drove in them. I owned the ones I said I owned. Don't put words in my mouth.
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    Re: Fortuner

    Hehe, it is not me, I promise your honor. Seems like more and more people do not know what they are talking about, hey JacoE?..... I stand by my statement and you pretty much have nothing going for...
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    Re: GD6 Irritations.

    I beat you by one! I have had 4 Fortuners, all owned since new. 2006 (first one with clear back window), 2009 (First facelift), 2011 (next facelift), then a 2014 Rav4 2.2d VX, now back to a Fortuner...
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    Re: GD6 Irritations.

    JacoE will be around shortly to lambaste you for buying it in the first place! They are probably the most reliable vehicles I have ever had. Since 2006 not a single issue. If loaded it becomes a...
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    Re: GD6 Irritations.

    I have been a sucker for a long time then. Have been driving various variants of fortunas since 2006, only interrupted by a Rav4 2 years ago. Now THAT has a smooth ride! Fortuner has a choppy ride...
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    Re: GD6 Irritations.

    Who said anything about muting? I just want to turn down the volume. Someone can still talk while I listen to whatever I am listening to. I don't want to mute it

    Have you ever driven a fortuner...
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    Re: GD6 Irritations.

    Have a auto 2.8 Fortuna. I am with you on the lights. I would like to have an "off" option. It annoys me when parked in the garage I push the start button the lights come on first, then it starts,...
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    Re: Fishing with Kids

    Took my son to Zambia for some Tigerfishing this week. What an awesome time we had. I am afraid this will be a yearly occurance now.

    He caught the most (8 fish) for the week! 3x2lb, 5lb, 6lb,...
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    Re: Hentiesbaai fishing (somewhere in April 2017)

    It is unfortunately the only times the kids school holidays overlap (Between 8-18 April) so we have no other choice.

    When is a good time, fishing wise?
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    Re: Hentiesbaai fishing (somewhere in April 2017)

    Thanks for all the replies and warnings. Will keep it in mind. I already corresponded with Spyker and we are weighing up our options.
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    Re: Small Car for Au Pair

    Hehe, seems Fiat and Up! are the contenders here. All I am saying is don't buy a wheelbarrow to do a 1 tonner job.....

    Good luck with two primary school kids in a 2 door, or ANY age kids for that...
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    Re: Small Car for Au Pair

    Our previous AP for our 2 primary school kids the last two years had a Suzuki Swift and she struggled to get everything in her boot. Do not underestimate the amounts of stuff primary school kids...
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    Re: Hentiesbaai fishing (somewhere in April 2017)

    Many thanks for the reply. Much appreciated. Will start with Spyker Kruger and see how it goes.
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    Hentiesbaai fishing (somewhere in April 2017)

    Please bear with this long post but I am begging for some info:

    Some background:

    My brother-in-law organises a “Father-Son” hunting trip every year and every year it was absolutely awesome. We...
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    Re: Fishing with Kids

    Petri, that is by the Dullstroom Bird of Prey centre, just outside of town on the Belfast road. They have a novice dam there where the fish bite like crazy! The only problem is it is not catch and...
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    Re: Fishing with Kids

    If you want to see a disaster try teaching them fly fishing. I thought the constant cast and retrieve will stave off the boredom but alas no. It only opens up other avenues of frustration. Now the...
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    Re: Nelspruit -Malelane overnight camping?

    What about the Malelane Rest Camp inside the Kruger Park? Very close to the Malelane gate. Seems popular for overnighters. Has campsite and a few rondawels, public kitchen area and ablutions. No...
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    Re: Generator surging. Need help

    Thanks for all the tips so far. Firstly I will replace the plug. If that fails there is a lawnmower place around the corner that once fixed a weed eater for me. They seem ok. I will go and ask them...
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    Re: Generator surging. Need help

    Thanks. I will probably have to take it in. Now the million dollar question: Where to in or close to Kempton? I see many advertising their services but I would like to have some reference. Lots of...
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    Generator surging. Need help

    Hi,

    My 6.5 KVA Makro generator is surging badly now. It is couple of years old so no warranty.

    It starts easily with the choke on and idles ok, not great but ok. As soon as I push in the choke...
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    Re: Hilux dropped me Saterday night!!!

    Hehe, I would have then suffered two embarrassments in one go. Pushing the Rav of the road (quite a distance, I might add due to the barrier) and THEN refuelling it from a jerry can. All whilst my...
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    Re: Hilux dropped me Saterday night!!!

    Yes, Rav4's will also let you down. Worst is it happened on a busy road with nowhere to go and it was my wife. Got to her and an almighty que formed already. Also Auto so could not move the car to...
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    Re: Hilux/Fortuner GD series problems...

    Not so much dust but the Rav could go through veld fire smoke and on recirc you did not smell it. In the Fortuner the smell permeates into the cabin quite strongly when on recirc. It is strange as it...
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    Re: Hilux/Fortuner GD series problems...

    Noticed as well driving to Kruger through Sabie. Lots of up and down hills and the car will insist on dropping a gear or two when going down a hill. With the old 4 spead autos it would just coast,...
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