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    Re: Chassis bend?

    Have noticed that double cabs with the off centre bak are particularly prone to chassis bend. Due to poor geometric offset of the bak. Seen on many just parked in town.
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    Re: What features important for TPMS?

    Have the Valor Tpms on off road 201 bought at a show on special from the agent who resides in Sunninghill. Had same before as fitted for previous owner and it lasted about 7 years. This set...
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    Re: Advice for a first time buyer

    Did not see a reference to auto theft. Where is the vehicle parked in the day? Have experience with my kids at college where the students were losing cars from a "secure" car park that was manned. We...
  4. Freelander II Re: Will a Freelander 2 talk to Ford diagnostics?

    Hi Johnok

    Thanx for explanation.

    Does this apply for example for Toyota? I drive a LC79 1 HZ and I will look for a diagnostic tool and interpretation protocol for the vehicle. I have seen...
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    Re: Which tyre jack.

    In passing. the LC 79 standard jack has a safe working load of 1800 kg and is 180 mm at the lowest.

    i use a piece of wood that fits under the leg of a Hi Lift jack to spread the load and fits the...
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    Re: Which tyre jack.

    Placing a jack stand under an axle, a common place, is in itself dangerous, although it can be pushed or slid there on hard paving.

    Off road and on a track? Not sure.

    I use a Toyota screw jack...
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    Re: VERY VERY Disappointed in GARMIN !!!!

    Interesting read. Lots of opinion and diversity and some of comments may be from folk who have not been in wilder type offroad conditions - maybe.

    We have been in situations where the range of...
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    Re: Rivet Counters

    Have used rivets designed to be waterproof before. You have to get the correct length but if you "gasket" the head side and insert, the moisture can't leak inside. Roofing people use them in certain...
  9. Re: Help needed on National Luna Dual Battery Controller

    Interesting - have u any pics and diagrams that you can share? My NL solenoid yonks ago seemed to give trouble literally just before a trip and i put in a new one. A few months later, when i had a NL...
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    Garmin hack this last week

    Have seen press about this and wondered.

    Has anyone been affected and can share how. I bought a 276cx and it would not read the battery, plus the maps seemed to have a software errior - this was...
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    Re: VERY VERY Disappointed in GARMIN !!!!

    I had similar problems with 2 Suunto watches and Suunto agent in Bryanston has not initially helped me with parts and support. I was buying some new straps anyway and went there and managed to get...
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    Re: Ctek D250s help please

    Might be not perfect but solenoid is able to be disconnected or bypassed if it packs up which is rare. Just charge from alternator and drive daily if push comes to shove. Unclip the main battery...
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    Re: Diff lock light on 4x2

    Just for info. Had an aftermarket Gearmax and had an interesting experience.

    Noticed erratic behaviour on vacuum and difflock. Would cut in and out sporadically and engage disengage. Took it to...
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    Re: Toyota Full Service History

    Just for info - but i got detailed service info on my LC79 from a link found on the LCCSA site. Long list at each stage and even covers after the 100k service period. Hours per service and part...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 new model

    My LC 79 has a JTEL..... number and vin search shows the plant as Japan from one scource. 07/2009 bought in RSA in November late and registered by previous owner in 2010, normal when i spoke to...
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    Re: Winch on Hilux GD6

    Out of interest, a 40 kg winch on the front bumper of a LC 79 say, loads up the front axle by about 49 kg and applies a "lift' of about 9 kg on the rear axle, due to the overhang and balancing the...
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    Re: Camping Shower and Pump

    We have been overlanding for loooong time and if u go into a park for some time, volume and weight wood and water are huge matters and overweight overlanding vehicles also, especially if u do not...
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    Re: National Luna shrunk?

    Saw a blog last week about NL and comments that the plastic haskets swell if the fridge is not dried and aired after trips. May have been on this forum. Will look and post if i find it.

    Few folk...
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    Re: Basecamp saving a trip

    Sorry that i was not clear enough.

    This is a new 276cx from ODW that i bought during lockdown as i stupidly missed the Navworld special. i was to buy a second hand one and the chap pulled out of...
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    Re: Basecamp saving a trip

    Thanx for that Hunter26

    The last time that I booted down it updated the maps I think. I was packing to take the GPS to OW.

    The 8 or 9 times before it had not done this. The Africa map appeared...
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    Re: Basecamp saving a trip

    An update:

    With lockdown and closed borders, i have been learning Basecamp and going through the thread referred by Daniek - slowly and steadily - thanks Daniek.

    Decide now to charge and use...
  22. Re: Big 5 area - wild camping 3 hours from Gauteng

    Would support low density wild and sustainable camping, little like the CKGR model, but better controlled.
  23. Re: Economist Mike Schussler on SABC : Retrenchments loom in several sectors of SA ec

    Schussler did not mention the fact that coffers of this country has been thieved by the state capture process, so reported for a few years, and still underway at present - see the recent PPE case! -...
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    Re: Cole hersee

    Forgot to add that I did not let one battery charge the other as I realized that the starter battery was fubar and would be replaced either way. Did not want to risk damage to the deep cycle for fear...
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    Re: Cole hersee

    Last year my starter battery in my LC79 died almost completely 2 days before a trip. Had not noticed the pattern in this battery bought from TOY just 2,5 years before. Charged overnight but it would...
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    Basecamp saving a trip

    Have used MAPSCOURCE forever and happy with it.

    Just bought a 276cx and decided that i should update to BASECAMP for the future. Downloaded well and i went through the tuts etc.

    Have not yet...
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    Discovery 4 Re: Discovery 4 tdv6 buying advice.

    Just a comment. I am always suspicious about a gap like the OP says. I once bought a Caravelle like that and it turned out that the gap was much longer and the vehicle had been "combed" with the...
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    Re: Does anyone know this Cruiser?

    I suggest that any SH deal is checked as fully as possible before paying and if time allows. Speaking to past owner is vital if at all possible.

    Have bought many such deals and, whilst not having...
  29. Re: Drive line vibration, lift and caster angle questions LC 76

    Just some info.

    Have a very old TOY Raider and fitted OME around 1997 and even then the bushes were yellow and the interleaf pads are only on the last 2 springs, not the whole pack. The bushes...
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    Re: What features important for TPMS?

    The set we use has a reset feature that helps when you go from tar to sand or sand track to soft sand. You reset tyre pressures and zero the device and it alarms at a predetermined percentage below...
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    Re: Annoying Chimes...

    Have a cruiser 79 and it self locks the cab after a shortish period, if u use the key fob to unlock and then open the passenger door only, then close it and don't go around to the drivers side. If...
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    Re: LED Headlights

    Drive a new BM 2019 model with touted LED lights as standard and light is good but there are strange blue hues on the perimeters that can't adjust out. Little distracting. Complained but not sorted....
  33. Re: Pajero - Overland and repair - Build log nicknamed Poncho

    I own an old Hilux and long ago i found out by accident how much heat was getting into the vehicle from the exhaust. Car had been drowned and was going to Toyota for a clutch and the carpets had been...
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    Re: WRND Electronics

    Just a casual note about solar panels. On some overland trips i noticed that some folk were simply plugging and unplugging solar panels without turning and shielding the panel itself from the sun....
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    Defender Re: Viscous Fan Unit

    Out of interest, there is a lot of web info about rejuvenating the viscous fans after years and years of use. Have followed a detailed thread in the LCCSA side about this. They buy silicone stuff...
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