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  1. Re: Dodged a huge bullet on a dual battery solar setup.

    A friend of mine's offroad caravan burnt to ashes when he allowed the battery to run down totally and then started charging it in the 'van. I have experienced the same problem without the damage on...
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    Re: Advice needed from the diesel gurus

    If the head came off without a welsh plug, could there be any doubt that you had serious overheating due to that and 99.9 % sure the head is gone?

    I have gone both routes, rebuild by a proper...
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    Re: Waarom kamp julle nog ?

    Kamp is darem net lekkerder, maar ek voel dat die oord eienaars soms bietjie gierig begin raak. As jy die koste van jou karavaan plus 'n swaarder voertuig om lekker te sleep plus ekstra lisensiegelde...
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    Poll: Re: Do you agree \ disagree.

    Situation:

    You buy a fully kitted trailer worth in excess of R300k.
    Optionals include stuff like:
    - porta potty
    - extra side walls for the tent
    - possible add a rooms
    - extra gas bottle
    -...
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    Re: Geyser timer for borehole pump

    Just mind the start-up current of the pump, often 3 x normal amps but if it can handle around 15 amps you should be okay.
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    Re: If looks was everything

    We have had our Imagine Comfortvan for 5 years now, do not use it enough!

    In deciding what to buy, we really looked at everything on the market and this was the only one that talked to me, looks...
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    Suspension Tough Dog shocks settings

    Guys, I bought a 2000 SWB with adjustable TD shocks in front. I went through Mrs Google and Mr Youtube and nowhere can I find information on what settings are working and what not.

    It was set at...
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    We did Botswana, including Moremi and Savuti twice, Kubu in a rain storm with a 4x2 vehicle in the group. Adventurous at times, but as we were more than one vehicle, we could help in case of sand or...
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    Re: Amarok Auto Box overheating

    This is a problem with many auto's that does not have a proper lock up function and the torque converter works overtime. If the radiator water is also used to cool the gearbox, you will overheat the...
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    Re: Audi Stinks

    Quote to remove the DPF from my Forester Diesel is R8 000, heavy if I may say so, but then it cost me R7 000 on burst turbo pipes when it did not regen properly? It does involves ECU manipulation and...
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    Re: Underberg to Katse Dam

    Top of Sani is always a winner, little expensive for what you get, but no price can take away the luxury of an icy wind outside and a nice fire place inside! In winter, just take the notice of...
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    Re: Ford PR disaster with Kuga fires?

    My son escaped from the Kuga's (2.5l turbo - do not kid yourself that it is not wider than the 1,6)spontaneous combustion after months of problems and regular tow-ins when it did not want to start...
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    Re: Attitude change in Botswana?

    Martin's Drift is the pits on both sides and I think a few things bring that about, the queues of people getting agitated standing in the sun, some of our countrymen's attitude towards the locals...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Hefty Insurance Claim Rejected

    Can I guess, Discovery Insurance? I think this is BS. As far as I know all the insurance companies are linked on a shared database and entering your ID at application time would have red flagged your...
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    Re: Idling turbo motor before shutting down

    My take is, if it does not spin, it needs no oil! Start and move off immediately but moderate, not for the turbo but for the total engine. Just do not race the engine and shut off immediately,...
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    Re: Should I kill my LR mechanic?

    Yes, kill him! Anybody telling you to pump a Weber carb to flood the engine is a total fool! Apart from all the other problems you wash all the oil from the sleeves and pistons and start a cold...
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    Re: I'm frustrated!!

    I went through all of the available ones which had a dealer in the Pretoria area and settled on Imagine.


    After two tough trips, Kgalagadi and Central Kalahari 'roads' included, our total damage...
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    Re: Kubu: How tough really?

    We have done Kubu twice in wet conditions with a 4x2 vehicle in the party, got through easily. Going in from Lethlakane just keep left if there is a split and you can get close without going onto the...
  19. Small cooler and fan below radiator: 1996 Pajero

    Hi guys, yes, I can probably remove the sump protection and trace the pipes from this, but I hope somebody can spare me that!

    My 1996 2.8 TD has a small cooler with its own fan in front below...
  20. Just do not load it a ton! We have been there...

    Just do not load it a ton! We have been there with or accompanied by: Subaru Forester, 4x2 Isuzu KB; Suzuki Grand Vitara with trailer; Condor and Hyundai Tucson.


    A good driver helps, but be...
  21. I have been driving diesels for many years now...

    I have been driving diesels for many years now and catastrophic failures only happened when something related to the cooling system failed and I did not notice it, no fault of the diesel engine! As...
  22. I made a 150 mm disc from 8 mm HDPE sheet, four...

    I made a 150 mm disc from 8 mm HDPE sheet, four holes and four coach screws and conquered Kgalagadi without a problem.
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    We have an Imagine Comfortvan, pulls it easily...

    We have an Imagine Comfortvan, pulls it easily with our ancient 2.8 Pajero, empty weight is claimed to be 800kg and with the same rims and tyres as the Pajero it made mince meat of the Kgalagadi...
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    Guys, I suspect that the parking area at ORT can...

    Guys, I suspect that the parking area at ORT can be classified as a public place and that the cops will have jurisdiction over it, do not think you can dodge this one!
  25. Engine protection for 1995 2.8 TDI Pajero

    Hi guys, the more I look at these things, the more I am confused. As I see I need to monitor EGT and engine temperature as a requirement, with all teh rest being a bonus. Turbologix seemed to be the...
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    Invite him over for a braai!

    Invite him over for a braai!
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    I only use BF's on our Pajero, done a few...

    I only use BF's on our Pajero, done a few challenging long hauls in Botswana and Namibia, cannot remember where the jack is kept, never a flat tyre. Replaced the last set due to the five year period...
  28. It seems as if an Isuzu engine is only run in at...

    It seems as if an Isuzu engine is only run in at 400 000 km, our 300 LX has done 340 000, the last about 200 000 as company vehicle on all road conditions loaded and often with a heavy trailer, only...
  29. Be careful with any caravan

    Guys, my 5 cents as a non-expert. I do not think you will be able to tow anything with the Caravan definition and few, if any, off-road trailers with a B license. I note one post on the Imagine -...
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    Andy Dott scores a dott!

    I have always looked at Drifters and wondered what it would be like to use them, thanks for curing me of the wondering.

    Anybody in the hospitality business that reacts so arrogant on a forum...
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    I have the Forester Diesel, What-a-Car! 6 l/100km...

    I have the Forester Diesel, What-a-Car! 6 l/100km to max 7,4 l/100 km, comfortable and capable!
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    This is a motor industry sickness and Ford is...

    This is a motor industry sickness and Ford is probably the worst when you have a problem!
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    Any update on the Bloem: Cape Town route please?...

    Any update on the Bloem: Cape Town route please? Can one use back roads to prevent the frustration of the stop&go's, time no problem for us, rather travel further than sit in the sun!
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