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    Dodged a bullet, which wasn't really one.

    On Friday I was driving from Joburg to Centurion on the N1. On the long uphills where the torque on a TD just feels so right, I suddenly started hearing a very disturbing sound from the engine...
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    Re: Blown daylight running light

    It has been two weeks since installation, both still alive.
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    Re: Blown daylight running light

    Correct, XLT. The globe I replaced which resulted in my post above, has also met it's maker after only a few days. So today I visited my local stealer and paid a fortune for two new globes. I...
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    Blown daylight running light

    My 2012 Ranger has DRL, but keeps on blowing the RH globe. What could be the cause?
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    Re: Audi 3.0 Q5 service / cambelt

    Thanks Stephan. Correct, that's what I should have detailed, how I was also informed. That there is no real schedule for this change, but more a suggestion. I will follow your guidance.
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    Audi 3.0 Q5 service / cambelt

    We have a 2011 model, with 120 000km. Dealer serviced until last year. Current annual service coming up soon.

    Two questions. Would you continue dealer service routine?
    Is it required to change...
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    Re: K100 Flying Brick

    Ek weet van 'n groene daar naby jou. Stuur my 'n pm dan deel ek die info.
  8. Re: Buying Everest 4x4 auto 2.2/3.2.Trading in Prado 120 V6? Good idea?

    I let go of my Prado because I needed a bakkie. I also wanted diesel.

    Should have rather gone for an appointment with a shrink.

    Seriously, you are moving to another SUV, if your Prado is paid...
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    Re: Trailer design - where are the clever guys

    Onthou om die onderkant toe te maak sodat die kallers nie hulle pote tussen die horisontale bars druk nie.
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    Re: Malaysian 777 missing

    Long read but worth it:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/mh370-malaysia-airlines/590653/
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    Re: Mercedes W123 300D

    My dad bought my sister an old 240D when she turned 21. She had to have a "safe" car"! That thing ran beautifully on a downhill up to 120kph. With 4 pax it really struggled to reach the top of the...
  12. Re: Northern Moz/Tanzania weather warning: Cyclone Kenneth

    This made me go read a little on previous ones close to home. My first memory of something like this was Domoina in 84. 950mm between RBay and Sodwana. The amount of water this may deliver over the...
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    Re: Help Needed with Municipal Account

    PM your email address then I can send you the gory details of what I was up against.
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    Re: Help Needed with Municipal Account

    This was my post following my water issue.
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=293307
  15. Thread: Load shedding

    by waldo_g
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    Re: Load shedding

    And no-one bothered to watch the weather forecast and note a cyclone which may have an impact on Cahora Bassa power supply? No contingency plan there it seems.
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    Re: keeping the lights on economically.

    You will still get the credit from the prepaid co, thereby enabling you to recoup the cost of the solar installation.
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    Re: Noisy neighbour - what do I do?

    This reminds me of us moving into our (then) new house some years ago. I started final packing at about 5 that morning and sweating profusely an hour later in what I believe to have been the hottest...
  18. Re: Ford Ranger 3.2 Engine failure: what could this be?

    Well that's a relief and worth knowing. I do suspect however, the saving grace was that I was pottering around town at the time. Even though cooling is less efficient than at speed, the engine...
  19. Re: Ford Ranger 3.2 Engine failure: what could this be?

    Auto. The white/yellow pipe thing I checked to have the correct part no.
  20. Re: Ford Ranger 3.2 Engine failure: what could this be?

    I think, hope and pray that I dodged a bullet! Lost power and temp guage in the red while driving in town. Stopped, cool down and added water.

    Did a pressure test at Silverton radiators and found...
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    Re: My Ultrasonic Cleaner

    Could it not also be because of the flexibility of the plastic tub? I would think if the base was more sturdy the high frequency waves would still be there and working as intended, but that the rough...
  22. Re: Scary experiences on boats fresh and saltwater

    Was a long morning. And I was hungry.
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    On sea a few years ago we were diving Pinnacles at Malongane. After rhe dive during which the skipper topside was running the duck up and down the whole time, we surfaced to him explaining that the...
  24. Re: Scary experiences on boats fresh and saltwater

    Someone mentioned a 16' Hobie and another mentioned Sterkfontein dam. My initiation on watercraft was with a combination of those two. Off course on the leeward side which is also the wet side, with...
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    Re: Boat Trailer Leaf Springs Rust?

    Chamberlains
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Is Ford making a big mistake

    Thailand price at equivalent of ZAR740k.

    Transfer case and LR or low tatio first only?
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    Defender Re: Why a Defender and not a LC70

    Then it's just a test of "who breaks first" instead of "who brakes first".
  28. Re: Disco 4 + Roof top tent + key in tent = flat battery... Help?

    What? No standing on your head whistling Home Sweet Home?
    [emoji2]
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    Re: Hyundai Umhlanga swearing at at customer

    Het een van elk en sal nie weer nie. Het jy al die Toyota Dyna 150 oorweeg? As ek weer koop sal ek ernstig daarna kyk.
  30. Thread: Losing water

    by waldo_g
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    Re: Losing water

    .... and the chain off course will require the bulk of the US gold reserves to get it replaced.
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    Re: Ranger or Navara

    Not claiming any of those to be accurate, but as a starting point. Knowing what deviation from 40% to add to each is off course the holy grail in getting more realistic numbers.
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    Re: Ranger or Navara

    I leave this here

    https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/most-fuel-efficient-double-cab-bakkies-in-sa-/42512/?aatl_cd_mixed_2015
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    Navara radio swop

    The elders bought a Navara (I think 2015) which was fitted with an aftermarket double din radio touch screen with camera, GPS and the like. However they cannot get used to it and would like to have...
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    Re: Cullinan Opistasie Restaurant

    A thread titled "Cullinan Oppistasie Restaurant" clearly deals with a restaurant in Cullinan and has boggerol to do with 4x4 or camping and is therefore easily spotted as a thread you should not...
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    Re: Which Tyres would you choose.

    If the question is about Hankooks on a Prado, I got 125 000km on mine. Mostly tar but did not hesitate to do any gravel or off road. No puncture in all that time, unlike the 694's I dropped in favour...
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