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  1. Defender Re: Car cover for Defender: Anyone know if there are any good products in SA?

    Try a caravan cover maybe?

    I used to use one of those '4x4' covers from Makro on my 110 that also had a huge roofrack, but it never fitted properly, parts of the car still stuck out, and the cover...
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    Re: Split pole plank wall cladding - any tips

    Must say, this is a concern Ive been having - being out in the countryside our house is already a haven for all sorts of insects, reptiles, and animals, that space is going to attract some weird...
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    Re: Split pole plank wall cladding - any tips

    Ah, of course, a nail gun! Thanks for the tip.:)
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    Split pole plank wall cladding - any tips

    Hi guys,

    Im considering cladding the one interior wall of our house with split pole planks (kindof like pallet wood planks, but not), so going for a bit of a rustic, but warmer feeling wall.
    The...
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    Re: Pumping up those difficult to reach tyres

    There have been yes.
    Gives me shivers thinking how bad the injuries can be when those handles break. Chuck the plastic one away!
  6. Thread: Gatvol

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    Re: Gatvol

    If youre really gatvol, contact webuycars, take the (massive) knock they will hammer you with and move on. They do buy non runners.
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    Re: Driveway gate builders

    Bliksem.
    Just a thought, Ive seen a couple gates lately that are just palisade fences with nice wooden slats put inbetween each palisade pole thing, doesnt look too bad, and I cant imagine that...
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    Re: Average cost of service for double cabs

    On all the vehicles Ive done myself Ive found the info, and learnt from either a youtube video, or, step by step guides on a forum of some sort. You'll be amazed at the amount of effort some guys put...
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    Re: Average cost of service for double cabs

    Seriously consider doing it yourself. It sounds daunting I know, and, to be honest, the thought still makes me nervous before I start each time, but its such a simple job its actually ridiculous.
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    Re: Driving habits Good and Bad

    In my younger days I used to downshift as I got to a robot or stop street, felt like a racing car driver. Then, I think it was actually on this forum, I read someone who said this practice is really...
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    Re: Lr defender...where are they?

    In before someone says "broken"
  12. Discovery 4 Re: Considering a Land Rover Discovery 4 - What to look out for?

    And this sums up the entire Disco debate!

    Lets all be honest here - for what they are, their resale value is poor, so, they appear affordable. HOWEVER, the disco always has, and always will be a...
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    Re: Isuzu 300 lx 2005 won’t ref

    Is there zero effect when the throttle is touched? Or it does rev, but just not happy to?

    Could it just be an issue with a linkage from the throttle pedal?
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    Re: De Wildt 4x4 Trail - June 2019

    Which bakkie is it?
    I once did that trail with mates, one with a standard hilux, and one with a standard navara (old shape).

    the hilux did it with ease. The Navara scraped its belly, nudgebar and...
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    Re: What can be stored (for long) in a Caravan??

    I used to have an ammo box packed with rations when I was part of the off-road rescue unit, a box to grab and go and be able to survive if the trip lasted longer than expected, so tinned food,...
  16. Thread: Luiperd

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    Re: Luiperd

    Im leaning towards this being a pet.
    I just cant believe that there were no injuries to anyone if this was a proper wild leopard
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    Re: The cape of storm"s

    For me I could imagine nothing worse - cold AND wet. And then the wind as well. I was such an unhappy person over the weekend cos we had a constant breeze blowing - just enough to blow a piece of...
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    Discovery 4 Re: E-clutch failure - ZF6HP28

    Could the issue really be attributed to maintenance work done 50k km ago? Seems a stretch to blame work/procedure done so long ago? Honest question, not causing :)
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    Re: Rude awaking, Defender Tyres

    Shoo, this isnt good to see!

    I remember when I was a lighty cars would be left on bricks, but I really thought this was a thing of the past.
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    Re: Okavango delta and your vehicle

    When we came across that water two years back, there were no signs or indications of a detour at first glance. We stopped and stared at the expanse of water in front of us for a long time, and we...
  21. Re: Advice on buying 2016 Hilux 2.4 GD - 3 x options - different mileage/cost

    No, nothing with the motors, it was, as you say squeaks, rattles, parts falling off etc. Just generally very badly put together.
  22. Re: New Retro Style Caravans - Is there not a HUGE Market here??

    The problem is that the type of person who believes retro is cool is that same person who would not be caught dead in, or even near a campsite. Can you just imagine a 'cool' hipster looking person...
  23. Re: Advice on buying 2016 Hilux 2.4 GD - 3 x options - different mileage/cost

    At the risk of opening a can of worms here, a contractor of mine vehemently stands by his theory that the 2016 hiluxes are junk as theyre the first ones of this model, so there were lots of teething...
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    Re: Again robbery Ihaha

    Interesting to hear about the bird sanctuary. Two years back we wanted to camp at the lookout (as we had in the past) but that’s apparently not allowed anymore and you have to camp in the campsite...
  25. Re: Advice on recently purchased used 2016 Pajero 3.2 LWB GLS

    On the clunking auto from park to reverse - my autos only do that if the vehicles have parked on an incline and the handbrake doesnt hold them properly so they sit on the gear, ie, if I put it in...
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    Re: 100 series questions... life guidance

    My mate has a 2004 4.5 105 he’s looking to sell if anyone’s keen. He’s a cruiser fanatic, and has put all the right parts on this one.
    This thing gets babied like you can’t beleive, his 200 has to...
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    Re: Vehicle storage?

    Talk to Dirk on the Patrol forum
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    Re: Lorry / Car accident

    Ive seen it happen on site before, I guy was maneuvering his truck and drove into and pushed a little picanto that had moved infront of him without the truck driver noticing. Theres a big blindspot...
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    Re: Fuel Consumption - 2.5 CRDi Sorento

    Has a heavy foot. Complains about consumption. Eish
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    Re: Reliable (honest) auto sound shop

    Check google and YouTube, you’ll be amazed the ‘how to’ videos etc out there.
    Otherwise, I second Craig hall car radio, but, from what I remember, you pay for quality, so be prepared
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    Re: Reliable (honest) auto sound shop

    Sounds buggered, I would just replace with an aftermarket front loader thing than try to fix.
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    Re: Wheel spacers for CX-5 AWD

    Why do you want to put spacers on? Are the new tyres going to catch?
  33. RangeRover Re: Disco 4 - Is it worth the headache to look at buying one

    Understandable.
    15 and under is more what I would expect so seems right.

    That steep road you take - is that the tiny little road that takes you down into the industrial part of pinetown,...
  34. Re: V8 Defenders.....tell us your tales, experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    Youll need your head read if you buy a v8 for over R100k I reckon!
  35. RangeRover Re: Disco 4 - Is it worth the headache to look at buying one

    That is massive consumption! And this coming from a Patrol owner.
    I really wouldn’t have expected such numbers from a (assuming) higher tech motor than an old Patrol.
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