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    Re: Tourist Vandals?

    If that logic was followed re abandoned buildings then why arent folk cutting down the trees in daedvlei as they are probably great for campfires? Because people understand that such dead and...
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    Re: Tourist Vandals?

    Looks like criminal damage, especially if it's obvious that these are heritage sites. The world could do without yahoos like these.
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    Re: Tesla vs other brands

    I've driven a Tesla and for me the selling point was the instant torque, it's insane and I suspect that will be the aspect that takes a lot of people away from IC engines. At the moment, when I see...
  4. Re: New (sub-sonic) transatlantic flight record

    They're still stationary/hovering sonewhere mid Atlantic.
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    Re: Flush mount tie down anchors

    They look very similar to the ones in audi avant. If you're stuck a visit to breakers might yield a few. I'm guessing VW passat estates also have them.
  6. Horizons Travellers Meeting South Africa 2020

    Might be of interest to some of the folks on here. Usually dominated by motorcyclists but likely a few 4x4 attendees. Some intersting characters can be found at these gatherings ....
  7. Re: New (sub-sonic) transatlantic flight record

    So in terms of speed over ground it exceeded Mach 1, I wonder do the passengers get some sort of certificate?
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    Re: Etosha - never again

    I can't fathom why BillR, having been on this site for a number of years has only posted once previously before giving the detailed criticism of Etosha . Maybe I'm missing them but not a single post...
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    Re: Antique piano restoration

    There are two main aspects to u ur potential restoration. One is the cosmetic exterior surfaces which I guess can be restored like any fine furniture surfaces. However, the part requiring greatest...
  10. Thread: Rats in wiring

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    Re: Rats in wiring

    How about a few cats, would that work?
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    Re: I just LOVE my Job..........

    Air intake looks like it's pipe is cracked, might be worth patching it up to save the engine from getting grit or dust sucked in.
  12. Re: Reliable VW Indy in Northern Namibia - Recommendation Please?

    I've no personal experience with this business but know they were highly regarded a good few years ago. Might be worth giving them a shout if no better suggestions given....
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    Re: Solar charging while driving

    So, it sounds like its OK to leave connected but possible that panels controller will sense the full voltage at battery ( caused by alternator feeding it) and throttle down/switch off feed from...
  14. Thread: Lazy Pathy

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    Re: Lazy Pathy

    Is there a vacuum in the tank? Open fuel tank when problem has developed and see if you hear a big load of air getting sucked in as you take off the cap?
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    Re: Does a Kuga count as a 4x4??

    Are all Kuga in South Africa AWD, many of the ones in Europe are 2WD and you have to look for the driveshaft to tell the difference as no badging?
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    Re: Which Drone to Buy ?

    This guys reviews are always worth a look. Lack of obstacle avoidance seemed to be a potentual issue.https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/12/dji-mavic-mini-in-depth-review.html
  17. Re: Any Map Showing Beacon Markers on Namibian Angolan Border

    17, 19 and 22 at least. I think I have a old SWA map of similar scale somewhere but not sure if that will have the beacons.

    Ok, search over, found that old version now from 1976, with restricted...
  18. Re: Any Map Showing Beacon Markers on Namibian Angolan Border

    Thanks for that Africancats. I see I can order it from USA but I'll email Stanfords ( London) and see if they have a copy.
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    Re: Sperrgebiet and Richtersveld Solo December 2016

    Great trip report, such a relaxed easy going style. Thanks for going to the trouble of recording videos and shooting pics.
  20. Any Map Showing Beacon Markers on Namibian Angolan Border

    Hi. Are there any publicly available maps which will show the beacon markers on Namibian /Angolan border roughly 20km east and west of Oshikango? T4A paper map doesn't seem to show them.
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    Re: Does a Kuga count as a 4x4??

    SWAMBO drives a Kuga. 2.0 TDCI , it's pretty nippy, goes great in snow and mud amd cruises along roads with ease. Big downside is that the suspension is fairly rigid as a soft suspension would cause...
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    Re: Vw t4 syncro owner

    Have you raised the suspension or is that standard, looks like loads of clearance?
  23. Thread: XC90 owner here

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    Re: XC90 owner here

    For quite a while now I've got into the habit of looking at the clearance beneath whatever vehicles are out on the road these days, apart from true 4x4 vehicles the XC90 and XC60, along with the...
  24. Thread: Marlin Fishing

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    Re: Marlin Fishing

    Have you thought about Mauritius, not too far away.
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    Re: 2011 Audi A4 2.0 TDI

    The slave battery trick works. You don't need a third battery though, you could just use Croc clips rom terminals to either the new or old battery, you're connecting in parallel do not an issue re...
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    Re: Cruise control on BMW bikes

    For the older pre 1996 airhead twin BMW's there's a little throttle lock friction screw you can fit. I have the flip a lever version that can be flipped on and off, you adjust the friction strength...
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    Re: LENS FILTERS opinions

    I scratched a lens on a Canon G 10 I once owned, did it by getting too close to tbe subject and I paid to have the lens replaced. This would never have happened on my SLR which always had a filter on...
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    Re: Car jammer at the office. Is there any hope?

    Does anyone ever try to set these jammer up by leaving something booby trapped in the car, such as a bag with a few snakes in it, a rat trap, remote control smoke bombs etc. You'd have to have...
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    Re: When you really miss camping

    Wow, what a spirited and creative kid you have Riaan. Hospitals can be places where you have to go along with the routines (lights, meals, timetables) of those around you who work the system, your...
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    Re: control arm bushes kaput

    Not sure what your vehicles bushes are like, but I know that some of these bushes require that when being clamped /bolted up that they be tightened when under loaded conditions. So, bolted up with...
  31. Thread: Otters

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    Re: Otters

    Would something like a pacsafe stainless steel mesh work, enlclosing the net in one? http://www.adventureinc.co.za/protection-blrpk5.html
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    Re: 1969 Mercedes 190d ponton

    Pieter, is it advertised on a website? I want to share the details with a relative who used to fly south for the winter, he might be interested or know someone there who would be interested?
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  33. Thread: ABS Fault

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    Re: ABS Fault

    Is there a multi pin plug that connects these sensors into tbe loom, perhaps disconnected or bad connection to on due to water ingress? Other than that I wouldn't have a clue .
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    What What do the ellie make of drones, if you flew one near them would it tweak their curiosity and get them to move towards it and away from a car?
  35. Thread: Renault Duster

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    Re: Renault Duster

    Doesn't make sense that the garage should say they couldn't find any issues when there are fault codes present unless you deleted them. Is the leak you mention a fuel or air leak? Perhaps something...
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