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    Re: Shell and seismic blasting off the wild coast

    [QUlOTE=Fluffy;4798458]As the story unfolds, this picture is starting to look more and more suspect.[/QUOTE]

    And why is it more suspect. It was taken by a professor of botany who i happen to know...
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    Re: Shell and seismic blasting off the wild coast

    Unfortunately, the world has seen mar8ne life as a renewable inf8nite resource. Look at bluefin tuna, swordfish, the list is endless. Bluefin tuna were plentiful in the gulf of mexico, one 0f amecas...
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    Re: Shell and seismic blasting off the wild coast

    I know the person that took the pic very well and it is right infront flof my beach cottage in the transkei. We have had all sorts wash up over the last 45 urs we have owned the place, but i...
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    Re: Mozam GT and Tuna lure advice

    Some of the stick baits are crazy expensive, and to be honest, using Entry level tackle will end in tears when a big GT takes your 800 or R900 lure (excl hooks splits etc) and smashes you on the...
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    Re: What is the best Starting 4x4 Trailer

    IMO it s horses for course type scenario. You already have a decent tent set up, so many of the suggestions above suffice.
    Or look at a 2nd hand rig like a echo 3. They are towable on your licence,...
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    Re: 2005 Prado VX

    Price is def high. Heads do go, and its int he mileage bracket where it would go if it were going to and look at +_ 40k for repair.
    I love mine, but paid considerably less for similar mileage. Had...
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    Re: Prado or Fortuner

    Sold my pajero swb to buy the prado. I agree also great cars and slightly lower resale so may get a newer lower mileage for same price.
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    Re: Prado or Fortuner

    I would look prado. The fortuners are great bit over priced 9n the 2nd hand market. I guess demand drives this. Prado cost 150 or 200k more than rhe fortuner when new, yet similar milage similar age...
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    Re: Torn Side Awning Pole connection

    On that note, anyone know where to get the brown clips the poles slide into. I bought generic ones but the echo poles have a thicker pole end witht he ball on the end.
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    Prado imobilizer issue

    My prado came with a factory issue main key and an aftermarket spare. I used the spare as the main key for a while an unfortunaltey dropopped it. The board etc came out but i out it together and it...
  11. Prado Brake Pads and discs DIY Replacement Parts query

    My 2006 120 needs pads and discs replaced. I have done many in the past on other cars so I dont imagine its too difficult.
    The problem I have is all the places I phone for the discs ask which ones...
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    Sorry if not the right place to ask, but I am due to service my 2006 4.0l for first time since I bought it. Head was redone 9000km ago and was serviced then.
    What is the reasonable rate for a...
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    Re: 4.0 V6 (1GR-FE) head gasket failures

    My head cost 36k in Dec 2020. No problem since. I spoke to the mechanic today about another car and he said he did one last month and rhe cost of parts has really gone up a lot.
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    Prado 120 Cabin Heater not working

    I have done a search but cant seem to find anything. My 2006 Prado Heater does not work. I havn't had it for that long so cannot recall if it ever worked. Aircon works fine so in Summer thats what I...
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    Re: Possible Prado 120 purchase

    173kn the clock for age is very low. check wear and tear matches.
    Not all of them have heads go, so you could be lucky, or not. Depending on the price, with that mileage it could be a good option....
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    Re: Echo 3 or Jurgens XT120

    The water tanks were pretty std, although it was optional, most have it. I am not sure I would want a fridge slide in my Echo 3, would take up a lot of packing room.
    If no awnig sides on the echo,...
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    Re: Echo 3 or Jurgens XT120

    Without a boit more detail, its difficult to say. Depends on age/ price, and what your needs are.
    I have the echo 3, solid, and does what is required of it. It however has the Echo mark 1 tent which...
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    Re: Prado 120 - living with and little fixes

    Just redone heads on my 2006 v6. its the 2nd time it went, previously under warantee by previous owner.

    Cost 30k incl new plugs, oil filter etc. Plus I had just prior replaced water pump at 5.5k....
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    Re: 4.0 V6 (1GR-FE) head gasket failures

    "3. Anyone had to do the repair twice? In all my research about this issue, I have never run across anyone who had to do it twice once they used the new version head gaskets."[/QUOTE]

    Sadly yes....
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    Re: Weber Q gas braai

    Any ideas where I can get a new burner for my Q2000. It has corroded through badly in the middle where there is the cut in the tube. Hopefully it wont cost the same as a new 1.
    Use mine regulalrly,...
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    Re: Prado 4.0 head blown?

    Bit of a follow up. I replaced the water pump and thermostat. Water pump had a bit of a leak. Used it on thursday to towmy echo 3 to the Cedarberg. Went perfectly and just before citrusdal i saw the...
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    Re: 2004 Prado 4.0 VX V6 Warning Lights

    As a follow up i disconnected rhe batrery the next day as the lights were still on. Afrer about 30min i reconnected and lights are off. Hopefully it was just a glitch. Still not sure why my rims were...
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    Re: 2004 Prado 4.0 VX V6 Warning Lights

    I had my water pump thermostat and fan belts changed this week. Had the car for 3 weeks only. Today when driving a 30km round trip all the same lights as in this post came on. Csr drives fine. No...
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    Re: Prado 4.0 head blown?

    Yes. 4.0 petrol.
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    Prado 4.0 head blown?

    I have just bought a 2006 prado. Head was redone 25000km ago on about 295k km.
    I have had it for 1 week. Private buy so no comeback to dealer.
    Temp guage stays constant mid guage.doesnt show...
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    Sticky: Re: Escape Gear Seatcovers - Discount for members!

    Hi Jacques. Please can you email me a quote for prado 120 vx. 2nd row seat cover and dash cover. Then separste front middle and dash. Thanks. [email protected]
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    Re: Nylon gazebo sides for echo tent awning

    Not a bad idea that. Just the sewing would be my problem. My idea meant my wife could earn her keep. My sewing is dangerous.
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    Nylon gazebo sides for echo tent awning

    I have an unbraked echo 3 with mark 1 tent and L awnings at theback and over the kitchen. I want to get sides but the canvas sides are imo too bulky and heavy so i am always having to watch the...
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    Prado 150 seat covers for a 120

    Will a set of prado 150 taklaseat covers fit a prado 120. Can get a set for a good price but not sure if they will fit. I have old cruiser 200 covers for rhe front and they fit.
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    Dyeing Canvas seat covers

    I just bought a 2006 prado. The front seats are worn.i want to buy a dash cover to protect dash from the prado cracks that are starting.
    I have melville and moon seat covers from a cruiser 200 and...
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    High mileage prado. To buy or not

    I am in the market for a replacement for my swb pajero i sold as it was too small. Budget only about 120k. Seen a 2006 prado done 330k. Had head redone on 300k. What should i look out for and is it...
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    Re: Pajero Sport -Black smoke on acceleration.

    Hi all, of late my pajero also smoking a lot on acceleration, and when towing a trailer, i can see smoke in my mirror. Its not using any oil.
    My thoughts have been either injectors or glow plugs,...
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    Re: Pajero Gen4 Mileage

    My mother in laws is the same. About a 2012 wirh 40k on 3 sets of tyres as well. Front left particulalry bad
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    3.2DID or 3.8v6 LWB

    I currently have a 2004 3.2DID SWB that has done 195k.
    No issues to date. It has been in the family since new as I bought it from my Father in-law in 2008.

    Unfortunately the kids have grown up a...
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    Installing a breaked axle on echo 3

    I have an unbraked echo 3 and find towing it wirh my swb pajero fine but it is heavy and due to the space constraints in the pajero i worry about overloading the trailer to a point where it is...
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