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by Johan Kriel
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Visa Angola
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Visa Angola

Correct, No visas for Saffers any more!
by Johan Kriel
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Bying a Prado 2nd hand??
Replies: 26
Views: 13003

Re: Bying a Prado 2nd hand??

100 k km is nie rerig n probleem meganies maar die 150 het al te veel elekronise gadgets na my sin wat mag probleme gee. TSA gee tot 8 jaar velengde waarborg en is nie duur nie. Dalk die moeite werd as jy 2e hands koop, gegewe die waarborg moet kan vereleng word, maw nie ouer as 3 jaar. Myne se lugs...
by Johan Kriel
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota recall on air bags
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Toyota recall on air bags

Yew you can check whether your vehicle is effected http://www.toyota.co.za/mobi/recall
by Johan Kriel
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Walvis bay dune trails?
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Walvis bay dune trails?

Opposite Langstrand ,that strip south of Dune 7 is open for dune driving.
by Johan Kriel
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Any Other Vehicle
Topic: Uri 4x4: RFI
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Uri 4x4: RFI

The original Uri is a pipecar 2x4 built by Evert Smith in Aranos Namibia, on his farm which he still does. Probably mostly hilux parts. :D: Later they built the Uri on Hilux under carriage. You donate the hilux or under carraige and they change into an Uri in Witvlei area. Not sure to what extent Ev...
by Johan Kriel
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: China 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: China 2017

pietpetoors wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:25 pm
After Shenzhen it was Guangzhou where we attended a trade fair. That week was only work, work, work and more work.
Canton Fair? , been there in April . :thumbup:
by Johan Kriel
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Namibia: Please help with advice and recommendations!
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Namibia: Please help with advice and recommendations!

Ek gee net opsies wat jy kan kyk na. Matrintal: Lapa lange n lodge naby Mariental . Ek was al daar, maar nie self betaal so nie seker wat die kostes is. Is goed Harpap dam chalets, nie seker hoe lyk dit nou daar . ek dink dit was onlangs opgradeur. https://www.nwr.com.na/resorts/hardap-resort https:...
by Johan Kriel
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Visiting Namibia
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Visiting Namibia

Great :thumbup:
by Johan Kriel
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Ossewa camper unit
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Ossewa camper unit

Wes, My first option was the camper from Alu-cab, but they could not provide me with extra fuel tank, although there were some space not utilized in the camper, which I thought they could use for fuel which they did not want to do, and told me I should fit a tank on the vehicle's cab :naah: One 4x4 ...
by Johan Kriel
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Ossewa camper unit
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Ossewa camper unit

If aluminium is not an issue for you, its good choice. I preferred the fiber glass one from Abba Safari. Little bit heavier than aluminum.

As with a RTT one have to pack up every time when you want drive but it takes only few minutes. Lots of packing space and as comfortable as a caravan.
by Johan Kriel
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: WHAT MAKE OF BATTERY IS BEST FOR ENGEL FRIDGE ?
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: WHAT MAKE OF BATTERY IS BEST FOR ENGEL FRIDGE ?

The one with the longest guarantee. :D:

AGM batteries is maybe best fitted for such use, but high cycle also do good, but it also depend how you charge the battery.

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by Johan Kriel
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ABS LIGHT ON
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: ABS LIGHT ON

ABS light also comes on if the there is an problem with the trailer lights.
by Johan Kriel
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Battery vraag.
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Battery vraag.

As dit n willard is gooi weg, hys vrek. :D:

Probeer hom laai en kyk wat gebeur. Party make herstel soms redelik, veral die met n 2 jaar waarborg
by Johan Kriel
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED
Replies: 31
Views: 3048

Re: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED

Johan dit sal goed wees on jul terugvoer te sien rakende die kwaliteit van die nuwe Hilux bakkies ... let's face it - julle WERK dit harder as wanneer ons by PnP op die sypaadjie parkeer .. :D: So ver geen probleme met die hilux's nie. Ja hulle werk op konstruksie sites, doen heelwat kilos en nie a...
by Johan Kriel
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED
Replies: 31
Views: 3048

Re: I THINK TOYOTA MUST BE WORRIED

Ons het laasjaar oorgeslaan na hilux bakkies na n hele klompie jare se ford bakkies. Jy het nie goeie diens van die agent nodig nie, want dit gebeur nie so baie dat jy probleme kry met n hilux nie. Die nuwe fords is swak en die diens nog swakker. Ratkas en engine problem is algemeen met die nuwe for...
by Johan Kriel
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Water ...
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

Re: Water ...

About 20 years ago Namibia had similar drought. At that stage thee was already back up plans to get water from the rivers in the far north. At that stage a canal/pipelines was in place to get water from Grootfontein area already. Then the following years we had above normal rain for quit a few years...
by Johan Kriel
Tue May 30, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Ctek 250s dual query
Replies: 16
Views: 2241

Re: Ctek 250s dual query

Rather connect the ctek charger directly to a battery. When solars are connected to the 250 dual it will hopefully simultaneously charge the battery.
by Johan Kriel
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: My Hilux Camper build
Replies: 35
Views: 3036

Re: My Hilux Camper build

Very nice built camper!
by Johan Kriel
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: VHF radios in Namibia?
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: VHF radios in Namibia?

I dont thnk anybody will ask about it, but its easy to get a temp license.

http://www.cran.na/
by Johan Kriel
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Calculated / Stupid / Lucky ??
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Calculated / Stupid / Lucky ??

What is the chances he knows exactly what to do!
by Johan Kriel
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: TIME TO REPLACE MY TIRES, HOW GOOD IS THE BFG AT?
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: TIME TO REPLACE MY TIRES, HOW GOOD IS THE BFG AT?

Vir my is enige tyre wat nie n naweek n papwiel gee nie n goeie tyre, en sover is dit net BFG wat dit doen
by Johan Kriel
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: GD-6 2,8 4x4 Raider D/Cab Manual : The Good and the Bad
Replies: 36
Views: 3042

Re: GD-6 2,8 4x4 Raider D/Cab Manual : The Good and the Bad

Ek het gaan kyk bietjie hoe vergelyk die 2.8 hilux in vergelyking met Cruisers tov sleep, Kw/kg en Nm/kg, ek moet my 80 series vervang een of ander tyd. Die 2.8 hilux doen amper beter as die al cruisers, V8 (net-net) en Prados ingesluit, eintlik net die 200 series wat redelik uitstaan.
by Johan Kriel
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux V6 Revo or Cruiser V6 DC?
Replies: 33
Views: 2142

Re: Hilux V6 Revo or Cruiser V6 DC?

Ek het vestaan dis net op die V8 diesel, maar kom ons kyk. Moet se die 5e op die V6 is maar kort op die 4e maar vir ligte sleep pas die kort 5e my beter,
by Johan Kriel
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux V6 Revo or Cruiser V6 DC?
Replies: 33
Views: 2142

Re: Hilux V6 Revo or Cruiser V6 DC?

[quote="petri oosthuizen"Guys ek moet se, ek was BAIE verbaas met hoe my 2,8 vanaf idle GLAD nie stol nie. /quote] Petri, die diesels het maar meer torque by idle as n petrol weens die stadiger ontbranding en dan die langer slag lengte van die silinder. As jy n diesel se clutch laat glip op idle gaa...
by Johan Kriel
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux V6 Revo or Cruiser V6 DC?
Replies: 33
Views: 2142

Re: Hilux V6 Revo or Cruiser V6 DC?

.........maar wat is 'n "pedal box"?? Bly jy is happy met daai V6!!! Petri , dis n klein boxie wat jy by die petrol pedaal inplug, sommer self, daar waar die drade by die petrol pedaal nplug. Jy kon dit stel na gelang van jou behoeftes, , ek dink wat hy doen is hy vertel die ECU om meer petrol te v...
by Johan Kriel
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux V6 Revo or Cruiser V6 DC?
Replies: 33
Views: 2142

Re: Hilux V6 Revo or Cruiser V6 DC?

ChrisF wrote: Blinkgat kan dit vir jou bou
Alucab doen dit ook
Dink die Aha-camper werk ook so .. check net.
My keuse was die abba camper en is nie spyt nie. Dalk bietjie swaarder as die aluminuim. Goeie kwaliteit en die glasvesel isoleer biejie beter. Uitleg ook goed.
by Johan Kriel
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Hilux V6 Revo or Cruiser V6 DC?
Replies: 33
Views: 2142

Re: Hilux V6 Revo or Cruiser V6 DC?

Persoonlik behoeftes en smaak maak seker maar die grootste deel uit van keuse. As plat kar is die hilux defenitief beter, en goedkoper. As jy dit gebruik vir overlanding raak die cruiser n beter opsie, tov spasie, gewig, sleep ens. So hang af hoeveel jy van die twee doen, en waar is jou overlanding,...
by Johan Kriel
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: GD-6 2,8 4x4 Raider D/Cab Manual : The Good and the Bad
Replies: 36
Views: 3042

Re: GD-6 2,8 4x4 Raider D/Cab Manual : The Good and the Bad

Petri , ek het op jou aanbeveling n V6 LC gekoop, nou ry jy nie meer een :tease: Stem die 1Hz is die beste of road, maar met n kamper op wat bietjie windweerstand het raak man maar redelik vervelig. Die V6 doen daar baie beter. Ek het maar pedalbox opgsit, nou vrek hy baie minder by die wegtrek of i...
by Johan Kriel
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Diesel VS Petrol sand tracks in the bush
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Diesel VS Petrol sand tracks in the bush

Petrol have longer revs, thus go further uphill. If you limit a petrol engine's revs to 3-4000 of a diesel it would probable not go as far as a diesel, due to less torque. On flat sand, a diesel would be better as it has more torque.
by Johan Kriel
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Single zone camp fridge as a Fridge or Freezer?
Replies: 6
Views: 808

Re: Single zone camp fridge as a Fridge or Freezer?

I've got a 60l ARB fridge/freezer, rarely need to store for more 2-3 days of food at a time, I usually run mine between -2° - 3° I have an 80l engel. I set it on -5 , frozen stuff satys frozen for it least 10 days, Cooldrinks etc are on top and don't freeze. But you also dont need to keep meat froz...
by Johan Kriel
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Borehole Pump/conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Re: Solar Borehole Pump/conversion

That control box of Grundfos is actually a contactor for when you connect a generator to it, not really required, you can just disconnect it from the solar and plug it to the generator. The pump is now about R18000.00.

The head must be the total height difference plus pipe friction.

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by Johan Kriel
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar Borehole Pump/conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1641

Re: Solar Borehole Pump/conversion

Grundfos SQF's can run off 220V AC also. Same wires, just not simultaneously. Many believe the Lorenz is in the same clas, but is a bit cheaper .

I have 3 Grundfos SQF solar pumps. Very little issues. Only one needed to be repaired so far in the last 7 years. .
by Johan Kriel
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: New Hilux unsafe
Replies: 30
Views: 2539

Re: New Hilux unsafe

Those few guys that I talk to about the new hilux all said its better than the previous one.

I don't trust the credibility of the that so called moose test anyway, by just watching it.
by Johan Kriel
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Connecting solar panel to NL solenoid controller
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Connecting solar panel to NL solenoid controller

Solar charger direct to the aux battery.

Assuming you only connect the solar when stationery, not that it matter, If the solar are permanently connected.
by Johan Kriel
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hazardous problem on 76 Cruiser
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Hazardous problem on 76 Cruiser

Also, check the earth on the trailer plug.

My trailer deactivated the ABS! which is actually a good thing. Was also a earth problem.
by Johan Kriel
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Ctek 250S Dual
Replies: 17
Views: 1293

Re: Ctek 250S Dual

Max 20 amps of course. In series is not possible with the ctek 250, as said the max volts is the limitation. But otherwise if the amps are more or less the same one can use it in series, but the output is as said that of the lowest one. In parallel, if the volts are not the same the volts will settl...
by Johan Kriel
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: LED Bars in Namibia
Replies: 19
Views: 1151

Re: LED Bars in Namibia

Daar was onlangs iets weer oor LEDs maar ek het ophou lees aan al die nonsense wat geskryf word. Die LED bar is nog steeds onwettig en sal seker so bly dink ek. Die regulasie verwys na watts as max sterkte per gloeilamp maar LED met daai watts raak baie skerp. Die LED bar maak die voertuig onpadwaar...
by Johan Kriel
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: Wheel Spacers good or bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: Wheel Spacers good or bad?

Also depend on the on the axle such a full floater, referring to the rear axle mainly. One must make sure that the spacer sits tight on the drum, debris etc must be removed first.

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by Johan Kriel
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: PV system monitoring ??
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: PV system monitoring ??

https://www.victronenergy.com/battery-monitors" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ?
by Johan Kriel
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: FJ Fuel Consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: FJ Fuel Consumption

FJ, 8 km/l average, town and road.
by Johan Kriel
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: NL charger vs NL battery box
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: NL charger vs NL battery box

Chris, I dont have the NL box, just the NL solenoid under the hood. But because they say it will not switch if a battery is not connected I disconnected the computer part of the NL solenoid and take that wire to the wiper motor. Thats the thin wire that energize the solenoid form the computer. As sa...
by Johan Kriel
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: NL charger vs NL battery box
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: NL charger vs NL battery box

Gents need your help please ..... With the NL Charger, which is just a solenoid on steroids, it IS possible to connect a dc-2-dc charger between the NL Charger and the battery. Chris have you checked this, somewhere on the data sheet I read if it dont see a battery , or no battery, it will not swit...
by Johan Kriel
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: 2016 V6 throttle response
Replies: 20
Views: 2409

Re: 2016 V6 throttle response

I don't care , but if they complain then I want a better throttle control from toyota. :shh:
by Johan Kriel
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: General Mods
Topic: 2016 V6 throttle response
Replies: 20
Views: 2409

Re: 2016 V6 throttle response

Ek het padelbox een opgesit , moet se dit maak n verskil op die V6 veral by die wegtrek.
by Johan Kriel
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Gear selection
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Gear selection

And don't let in labour in 5th either. Gear down.
by Johan Kriel
Thu May 19, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Rooftop solar boom in Australia
Replies: 47
Views: 3517

Re: Rooftop solar boom in Australia

Some thing different!. With our water crisis now they reckon desalination of seawater and solar pumps all along the pipeline form the sea to Windhoek is about the only solution!
by Johan Kriel
Mon May 02, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Ctek 250s dual query
Replies: 16
Views: 2241

Re: Ctek 250s dual query

ChrisF wrote:Oops...

George ek het jou geantwoord ... my reply is weg.


DRIE negatiewedrade nodig.
1ste battery
PV
2de battery
:D: net ingeval iemand die neutrale drade soek
by Johan Kriel
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: National luna dual battery system
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: National luna dual battery system

Nothing wrong with it.
by Johan Kriel
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: More kilos per liter when snorkel head is turned around
Replies: 15
Views: 1508

Re: More kilos per liter when snorkel head is turned around

No, maybe the snorkel is more streamline now , less wind resistance. :D:

The filter will even stay cleaner like that, less dirt will be sucked in at speed, as heavier particles will go pass the inlet.
by Johan Kriel
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Previous generation 2.5 D4D or 3.0 DVD which one???
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Previous generation 2.5 D4D or 3.0 DVD which one???

The 3l is much better cruiser as the 2.5. Had both. Will only buy the 2.5 as a work horse in future, not for long distances where you have to overtake trucks.
by Johan Kriel
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Karavaan sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1896

Re: Karavaan sleep

Jy's reg, met geweld kan n man jou vinger in jou hol ook afbreek. :D: Wat ek probeer se is dat die auto box reageer as hy swaar kry, en jy kan maklik leer om te verhoed dat hy te swaar kry. Met n manual kom jy dit dalk nie so maklik agter nie, en daarom dan is dit altyd veilig om maar in die direkte...
by Johan Kriel
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: 4x2 Hilux's Welcome
Topic: Karavaan sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 1896

Re: Karavaan sleep

Ek dink nie dit maak rerig saak nie, as hy swaar kry sal hy terug skop, as hy te veel heen en weer skop word die olie warm wat nie goed dis nie, dan lock hom in n laer rat, soos byv met n swaar vrag of baie bulte ens, en gaan so af tot hy nie meer heer en weer skakel nie, en as jy by 1 uitkom, dan w...
by Johan Kriel
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Vehicle Reg. papers for Namibia Kgalagadi exit
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Vehicle Reg. papers for Namibia Kgalagadi exit

Since Nam's Indebedance since 1990, going to SA and back they never ask my papers, never hard they asked for Saffers' papers.
by Johan Kriel
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: National Luna Intelligent Solenoid Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: National Luna Intelligent Solenoid Problem

It also cuts out if it sees no battery, thus ,yes, poor connection or if the battery cant be charged!
by Johan Kriel
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: The ideal camping rig ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: The ideal camping rig ?

EEN fout wat ek met Elders gemaak het - ek moes destyds Sarel se advies gevolg het en n "abba unit" (slide on slide off) gekoop het. Maar nou ja, hindsight is 20-20 .... Ja, dis dalk n fout gewees. Die abba eenhede werk lekker. Maklik om op en af te laai, en jy los sommer als in hom, haal net die v...
by Johan Kriel
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: The ideal camping rig ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: The ideal camping rig ?

Chris, you've sold the better setup. Ok, it has its dis-advantages. One is , every morning you have to pack up and load very thing before you can go for drive, and off load every evening. But you can minimize that!. If it a permanent fixture then it become expensive, as you cant use the vehicle for ...
by Johan Kriel
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: VHF Radio Roof Console
Replies: 20
Views: 2978

Re: VHF Radio Roof Console

Dis baie netjies. hoe sit jy dit vas daar.? Dis seker die beter plek vir die radio, maar ek hou nie van die roof conole wat mens in SA kry nie, te vet!.
by Johan Kriel
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: Solid State Dual Battery Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: Solid State Dual Battery Switch

Its says can be mounted under the bonnet, and lower down- mount in cool place. :o:
by Johan Kriel
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wie werk vandag ?
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Wie werk vandag ?

Jy is nie alleen nie! :thumbup:

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