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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Just some background re the "softy landy" vs Volvo in the comment above.

    The above 2 cars have the same paternal grandfather, all under Ford ownership: The original 2003 Volvo XC90.

    Firstborn,...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Hope all data is not processed yet and imminent for publication.

    I am interested in tyre pressures of mostly the TC-dependent vehicles. To prevent two dozen responses i.t.o. what level of...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Hi Estee,

    Missed you. In honour of your absence, I did the complete trail at road tyre pressure - 2,7 bar.

    I think the XC60 simulated the Hummer quite well, especially in the wheelspin...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Unless it has a hole in made by a rock, it may not be trail related. The early Subarus - up to around 2012 - are notorious for popping radiators at around 150k km.

    I had 2 Foresters, both went.
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Vehicle Info
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    So am I "seeing" the cutter in a stationary drill press/mill with the workpiece on a rotary table?

    And the left hand - rotary table - not knowing what the right hand is doing - drill press feed?
    ...
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    Re: Rugged Glen no more.

    When did they take down the trees?

    Used to be 3 sides with lanes of huge pine trees with decent shade.
  8. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    Not for the lazy

    On the UK Volvo forum, a member recently complained as follows about his V60:

    the thing that's really doing my head in is the fact I need to enable the auto rain sensing wipers...
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    Re: Looking for a Honda XR 650 L

    Dang, still the original stickers on the tank!

    Bought an XL500S in 1981 during national service. Cost R2345. Came in red, white and metallic grey.

    Was direct competition for the Yamaha XT500,...
  10. Re: Ponta Malongane... will a disco sport make it?

    Won't be an issue.

    2001 Subaru Forester ran very well there - twice.
  11. Re: David (Evoque) rescuing Goliath (Land Cruiser bakkie)

    Huh ???

    Jy wil nie dalk herpunktueer met 'n paar leestekens nie - smilies, bv :)?

    Ek is bang van die ander lesers verstaan jou verkeerd.....😏.
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Sorry Rechardt,

    With the educational nature of my previous post, it completely slipped my mind to humbly request if you could pse add the XC60 in. Le Barge.
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Hi Rechardt,

    Pse do not put Shady under such pressure :-).

    You see - or you will, soon - with the Evoque, you just point and go. With the ND, if you don't read the flight manual, you are...
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    Re: LC 76 SW Roof Console

    Yes, that is how long it takes. You probably also experienced how tedious the fitting, trimming, checking, repeats get after a while.

    Sometimes you just have to take a break.

    Your template...
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    Re: Fixing up an old Walker Turner table saw

    The bigger pulley must go on the motor side to speed up the blade.

    The diameter should be around 1.5 times larger than the other one for the recommended blade speed.
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    Re: Hard ride on gravel

    This guy begs to differ: https://www.exploroz.com/members/216531.875/2/2012/using_the_4psi_tyre_inflation_rule.aspx#:~:text=The%204psi%20rules%20states%20that,cold%20(before%20travel)%E2%80%9D.
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    Re: Hard ride on gravel

    It could be something like the ones I installed at the rear of the XC60 for the same reason. Recommended tyre pressure for economy is 2.7bar. That's hard, even on tar.

    I did some research on...
  18. Thread: Ram mounts

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    Re: Ram mounts

    In Pretoria Navworld sells the A and B size ball range used on GPS mounts.

    This size.
    605100

    You could try your branch in Maitland.

    For C and D sizes you would probably have to contact...
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    Re: Quick trip | Maltehohe Lilies

    I just love it when kids are not scared of goggas and want to find out stuff :-).

    Probably talks all the time?

    Great job, Nys.
  20. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Towskid 2: Prototype Fit

    The machined/folded parts look like this:

    603779

    The support structure is roughly a 50 x 50 x 145 Al offcut - would have liked it slightly longer, but this is what...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Thanks!

    Your second paragraph describes exactly why I am following this thread, to see how he does it. It takes a certain "stubbornness" to persevere with these things - Plan A, Plan B, Plan n -...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    As I said, for the dummy :).

    But WHY?

    From a physical property/metallurgical/engineering perspective, please.

    @Mygoggie: I am not criticizing your pride and joy or questioning your decision...
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    Reset, please, for the dummy ::).

    When the Star Wars movie series started, the technology did not exist within CGI to realistically portray the special effects, so Spielberg started of with No 4...
  24. Thread: Tent material

    by JJJ
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    Re: Tent material

    JEKA Foam Plastics Canvas, 440 Church St, Arcadia.

    They sell a ripstop synthetic material.

    See Post #69 in the Freelander 2 Mods thread for more detail.
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Judging by the picture of the crate motor, it is most likely a planetary reduction drive. A Harmonic Drive would look similar, but will not be able to transfer the required torque.

    For those who...
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    Re: Weekend getaway for 2... any ideas

    Olifant's River Lodge campsite near Witbank.

    You won't believe such a place exists when you cross the ridge from the Witbank side. It is like a switch.

    Heated pool as well.

    Olifants River...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    This recent article on EV West explains it nicely: EV West unveils Tesla crate motor for EV conversion projects - eTransport News

    The crux extracted from it is: Once you add the cost of the...
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    Re: Summer rains, is this unusual or just a reset.

    A Mexican couple then? Arguing.
  29. Re: Buying advice: +150k km, 2nd hand, 5-seater softroader

    The XC60 should be big enough for your purposes, T5 averages 9km/l on post-2014 models with 8-speed auto. Should be cheaper than the XC90.

    All aspects of ownership have been covered in detail in...
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    Re: Air Compressor Routine Maintenance

    Some background: I'm onto my 3rd compressor since 2001, when I acquired the Subaru Forester.

    They were cheap compressors, but with impressive names. Inspecting them on the shelf at Makro, the...
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    Re: Air Compressor Routine Maintenance

    So when using the compressor the first time after fixing the broken end, the moment I stretched the coil to get to the rear wheel, it practically disintegrated. As you are watching, the tube tears...
  32. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Towskid Part 1: Concept and Preparation
    In reference to the closing paragraph of Post #41 in the XC60 Review thread, following on from our outing to Voorste Klip:

    PPPS: For sand driving, the...
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    Re: Air Compressor Routine Maintenance

    I agree, that plastic coiled hose is not good.

    Especially if you are inflating the tyre diagonally opposite the battery.

    This is because to limit the voltage drop due to the high current the...
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    Air Compressor Routine Maintenance

    Prior to our recent trek down to the coast, I used my compressor to re-inflate a tyre which was a bit low. By chance, I noticed that from mostly the packing/unpacking of the compressor in the custom...
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    Re: Gansbaai GTG yet again December!

    As dit 'n noodgeval is, kan jy van Stanford via Wortelgat by die Plaat - Polle, Sopiesklip, Duifklippe - kom. Daar is vir jare al nie meer 'n natuurbewaring kiosk nie.

    Ons was 2 naweke gelede...
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