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    Re: Ford ranger 3.2 TDCi Oil Type

    To revive an old thread.

    From what I can gather, the correct oil to use in the 2,2 engine is a FULL Synthetic oil.

    Is this correct?
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Kgalagadi for 12 days.......frothing, cannot wait. driving up Thursday Night!
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    Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    At the moment yes however, going to have to change another of the tyres after my trip coming up and then will be running the raptors as the main tyres.

    All part of the long game strategy.
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    Re: Terrible fire in Kgalagadi

    Are the fires only on the Botswana side or have they spread onto the RSA side - heading there next week....!
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    Re: Tankwa roads eating tyres

    I was there 3 weeks ago and the roads were not in bad condition one had to govern ones speed.

    I suggest you allow a longer time for that route - many places to see that are worth while.

    It...
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    Re: Trailer tyre advice

    I would leave it as is - looks fine to me.

    My previous vehicle had the trailer towing basically level. Since changing the vehicle my trailer tows nose down (Like yours) and it is seems way more...
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    Re: Covid Rules when visiting the Kgalagadi

    I assume no tests are required if only staying on the RSA side?
    And all members of the party are RSA citizens.
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    Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    I ended up going with the Velocity Raptor - it is on as a spare at the moment and hopefully will not be needing it too often.
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    Re: Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    The Velocity also looks better - however that is not a reason to buy them.
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    Dunlop Track Grip vs Velocity Raptor

    I have unfortunately punctured the side wall of my trailer tyre on the infamous R355 and now need to find a suitable replacement.

    Trailer is a Metalian Mini with a TTT - fully laden is most...
  11. Re: 4x4 Diesel DCab for under R400k.... what options do we have?

    That is a very constructive response!!
  12. Re: 4x4 Diesel DCab for under R400k.... what options do we have?

    I have recently changed from hilux d4d to the facelifted ranger 2,2 (2016 onwards).
    We could not find a Hilux that made financial sense. One could easily spend R100k more on a hilux vs the...
  13. Re: BFG KO2 - What could have caused this damage?

    I ordered one from Banggood earlier this year - worked well so far.

    https://www.banggood.com/search/tyre-pressure-monitoring-system.html
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    Re: Ford 3,2 manual vs auto

    The final decision ended up being buying a 2,2 Manual - I could not find a decent 3,2 that did not have the engine replaced or gearbox overhauled (manual or Auto).

    Will drive it for a while and...
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    Re: DC-DC Charger Comparison

    I have gone the WRND route for now.

    Busy adding it to the battery box - and will be testing it soon.
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    Re: Warranty extension

    Assume there is also a max mileage - but based on your mileage over the last 6 years I guess it will not be a factor.
  17. Re: sill protection for a vehicle that doesnt have mounting points for rock sliders

    Why not modify the sliders to accommodate the suspension design?
    At least you will protect the majority of the sill then.
  18. Re: Campsite pricing, where do you draw the line?

    Some camp sites charge per site to a mx number of people - there have been instances when we have not been able to get the max number of people together and end up paying a high per person rate (cost...
  19. Ford & Mazda Re: Key Replacements And decent sercice centres

    Does anyone have a good recommendation for a good locksmith in Cape Town to replace a 2016 ranger key?
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    Re: DC-DC Charger Comparison

    Thanks for the responses - DC to DC will be the way to go!
    And as mentioned above 4x4direct seems to be the best way to purchase!
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    Re: DC-DC Charger Comparison

    Yes it is a PWM - certainly not MPPT

    Based on the various other threads - should I go the WRND route ( and not the dedicated Victron Route) I just hope the WRND gives good service and the bad...
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    Re: DC-DC Charger Comparison

    Not to derail the thread - but I have a dilemma:

    I have just bought a 2nd hand vehicle and it came with a 10mm cables connecting the crank battery to the load bin for charging a second battery. My...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Ranger Hill Descent Control - operation

    The manual is generic for both the Xl and XLS models (with the XLS having way more "features") - therefore the only way to test is to literally push the button and find out.
    Not ideal!
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Ranger Hill Descent Control - operation

    Thanks - I will have to play with it and see how it works.
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Ranger Hill Descent Control - operation

    Agree - just want to find out how to use it!
    Incase it is required one day
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    Ford & Mazda Ranger Hill Descent Control - operation

    I currently drive a 2016 ranger (XL 4x4) with the 2,2 motor.

    It has a hill descent control button and I am wondering how one uses the function - as far as I understand the vehicles with cruise...
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    Re: Ford 3,2 manual vs auto

    Thanks for the responses - i have heard some scary things about the Auto box (being very complicated to work on).
    So my thoughts then would be that the manual should simpler!

    Any more comments...
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    Ford 3,2 manual vs auto

    Can I please have your thoughts on purchasing either an Auto or Manual 2014 / 2015 3,2 4x4 ranger.

    Input regarding the mechanics is what I am looking for (I am fully aware of the variances...
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    Re: How does the 2.4 tow?

    Yes - without a doubt.
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    Re: Frontrunner attitude/customer care???

    I had a similar scenario a few years back with another Aluminium roof rack manufacturer.
    - I wont go into details.

    I ended up going to an Aluminium engineering works in Montague Gardens and they...
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    Re: Metalian Mini trailer tips + modifications

    I have passed your link onto someone who is very interested but not a member - can you please let me have contact number.
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    Re: Dometic CFF-45. Any users or info?

    I run the CF 50......it is the older version of the CFX 50.
    As far as I can work out insulation is different and it is not as power efficient as the CFX range.
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    Re: New Camp Site Rezoning Rules

    Agree with quite a few comments - just do it.

    I would say all campsites on farms are zoned agricultural.
    There is little to no chance of changing that zoning once outside the urban edge of any...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Off to the Biedouw Valley - ENJO farm.
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    I heard on the radio now (someone from Sanparks was interviewed) that they are open for accommodation - however only to people who reside in the province the park is in.

    Proof of residence must be...
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