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    Re: My favorite cookie

    I don't discriminate. I enjoy the odd Marie Biscuit, Tennis Biscuit, Eat-Sum-More, Lemon Cream, etc. but my favourite will always be those evil Romary Creams. I can finish a large packet in a day...
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    Kayalami Ferrari day 2022

    Anyone else going to the Ferrari day at Kayalami tomorrow?

    https://itickets.co.za/events/462510
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    Re: Jimney. Daily driver

    I bought my wife an auto a couple of months ago as a daily, but she drives 100% in town with no freeway. She absolutely loves it.

    I will not be able to do a lot of freeway driving with her car on...
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    Re: Gautrain - New Stations

    Used it full time for 10 years until lockdown started. The Rhodesfield - Sandton route was packed every morning and late afternoon. I understood usage at that stage was well above initial...
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    Snow this week-end Clarens to Ficksburg?

    https://www.news24.com/witness/news/kzn/weather-warning-widespread-rainfall-snow-and-flooding-expected-in-kzn-and-neighbouring-provinces-20220517

    Looking for some local expertise. Where would be...
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    Re: Wiring 2x Victrons in parallel

    Happy reading

    https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ve.bus:manual_parallel_and_three_phase_systems
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    Re: T5/T6 Owners list

    Thanks. I did a bit of searching. Seems like some models has electronic difflock via esp. Might be the non SA specs.

    Mine is a mechanical one. Sitting next to the haldex system on the back.
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    Re: T5/T6 Owners list

    Can you please elaborate on the comment about the Transporter not having a real difflock? I really thought it is a mechanical lock at the rear?

    My difflock lockes the back axle up and improves...
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    Sticky: Re: Post photos of your Suzuki here

    Eyelashes does not really work on the Jimny, so Swambo decided on a spare wheel cover.
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    Re: Highway/dirt road driving (400km/week)

    Duster is 215/65 i.e. profile of 5.5"
    Jimny is 196/80 i.e. profile of 6.1"

    Probably not the biggest difference.
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    Re: Highway/dirt road driving (400km/week)

    I would recommend the manual and think it is suitable for your purpose, but you need to take it for a drive on the highway before buying. It will not be everyone's preference.

    I bought my wife...
  12. Thread: St Lucia Mouth

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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    Some good news

    https://www.ecr.co.za/news/news/artificial-opening-of-st-lucia-mouth-yielded-many-positives---creecy/
  13. Thread: St Lucia Mouth

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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    Nice video from Petrus this morning. First estuary launch in many years today.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpJtqQ5bwuQ
  14. Thread: VWwhich one

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    Re: VWwhich one

    Edit. Misread the question.
  15. Thread: St Lucia Mouth

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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    Firstly, condolences to all in KZN affected by the floods.

    In terms of the St Lucia mouth, I don't believe more rain will solve the issue. The silt build-up in the estuary mouth is just to much. ...
  16. Thread: St Lucia Mouth

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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    And she's open.

    https://www.facebook.com/fatbikefishing/videos/1038754046736725
  17. Thread: VWwhich one

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    Re: VWwhich one

    I was specifically referring to the rack per the link.

    Your rack is very different and twice the price.
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    Re: VWwhich one

    The Thule tilt rack that fits on the towbar does not allow the doors to open. Neither the barn doors nor the single lift door. You have to remove the rack completely to open the boot. I learned...
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    Re: Jimny as car for Swambo

    I bought my wife a new auto 2 weeks ago as a daily. Her daily travels include 12km town driving to work and back. I think for that purpose it is fine and she very rarely gets onto the hi way.

    I...
  20. Suspension Re: Any Advice on Bilstein Shocks ofr my T5 4motion?

    Not Bilstein, but I can give feedback on the Koni. I fitted them in Mar 2017 when the bus had 116,000km on. Now on 175,000. Those are adjustable and they have been on the softest setting from day...
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    Spare wheel cover

    Turning to the forum for some wisdom. Any recommendation on where to get a personalised spare wheel cover made? Preferably in Gauteng, but happy to have one couriered to me from further away if it...
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    Sticky: Re: Post photos of your Suzuki here

    Happy wife, happy life.

    She was a bit sad when the Fiat was picked up, but she is loving the Jimny.

    I also have a lot more comfort now given the state of the roads in Town.
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    Re: Transporter T5 Grinding Rubber

    Found my old post from 2018 on the haldex oil and filter replacement.
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    Re: Transporter T5 Grinding Rubber

    How long have you been driving like this? I assume you are "feeling" the scraping on the rear axle Aand not the front?

    I doubt its the diff lock. I have activated mine only a couple times...
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    Sticky: Re: Post photos of your Suzuki here

    New member to the Suzuki family, or at least Swambo will be from this evening onwards.

    Out with the old and in with the new. She just does not know it yet. ;D

    Pinky was a surprise valentines...
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    Discovery 2: Re: Sound of Bubbles under the dash

    Could the aircon be low on gas?
  27. Re: The (Fuel) Cost of Using a big 4x4....What to Do??

    Plan for unforeseen costs. If that means having a some funding facility to cover x, then so be it.

    Not difficult putting 5k to 10k away after your current vehicle is paid off. The kitty can...
  28. Re: The (Fuel) Cost of Using a big 4x4....What to Do??

    Teen R25 per liter gaan jy met 'n n walmpie wat R100,000 kontant kos 90,000km ry om gelyk te breek indien dit 'n ekstra kar is. Sit dan nog veresekering by.
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    Re: Fiat 500 Owners - Feedback Please!!

    Hi Petri

    Ek het vir Swambo een gekoop in Feb 2013. 1.2 pop afslaandak. Sy ry haar steeds. Nou omtrent 75,000kms. Diens elke jaar en cambelt elke 4 jaar. Cambelt service pack is duur, maar ek...
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    Re: Fiat 500 Owners - Feedback Please!!

    Op die fiat fire engine gebasseer.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fully_Integrated_Robotised_Engine
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    Re: Tyre replacement on an AWD (Subaru)

    Please check with your insurance if they are ok with this. I have heard of claims being rejected due to different tyres on the same axle. Not saying yours will, but worthwhile to make a quick phone...
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    Re: Using excess PV to power geyser and pool pump

    If you will have excess PV, then I suggest the following. Add a 2nd geyser in series before your primary one.

    The primary one works on the timer connected to non-critical to protect batteries. ...
  33. Thread: St Lucia Mouth

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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    Correct. The Black Umfolozi river joins the estuary right at the mouth from the south side. This is the river that was joined with the estuary a couple of years ago when the "wall" was built...
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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    Also, the "wall" removed in Jan 2021 was about 2 meters higher than the current stretch of beach that currently blocks the estuary. There was no possibility of a natural breach if man did not take...
  35. Thread: St Lucia Mouth

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    Re: St Lucia Mouth

    It closed in about late June early July as was predicted at the time. The basin at the mouth is shallow and filled with silt due to years of not opening. It now will only open with a huge amount of...
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