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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    Here's the story...

    https://africageographic.com/stories/botswana-elephant-graveyard-mystery-death-toll-rises-to-400/

    Apparently Onderstepoort has not been asked to investigate.

    Seems like...
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    This thread is starting to look like the Covid19 thread..

    To the OP, please just get the Pajero so we can find something else to argue about !
  3. Thread: TD5 blowby?

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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    Speak to Reef fuel injection services in germiston.

    They can apparently repair the injectors.

    Look on eBay.co.uk, there are places that guarantee refurbished injectors.

    I however don't know...
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    Re: td5 hard to start

    Your TD5 is running too hot. Mine sits between 85-90C in normal usage, not at a constant 90, maybe 95 at a push on a long uphill in 32C+ ambient (Are others getting the same?)

    Have you cleaned...
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    Re: [Wanted] TD5 compliant Madman EMS

    I ordered the oil pressure sender from Ants custom works in Sandton.

    Paid on Thursday, delivered today, Friday.
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    Re: Lithium battery usage

    The fact that you can set charge/ discharge times and the source of charge (solar, grid) makes the sunsync a very nice inverter.

    The goodwe cannot do the above, probably it's greatest...
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    Defender Re: TD5 whine with acceleration

    There is no rebuild kit, new only....If you find one, please post part number etc.
    Get one of those mechanics stethoscope things and you should be able to hear where the noise is coming from, even...
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    Re: Ranger 2.2 TDCI DC 4X4 service cOST

    2016 4x2, 2.2..
    105Km Service
    Replaced oil, + all filters, (engine flush, fuel cleaner, a/c cleaner.Probably an add on to make turnover..??????)
    Labour 2,8 units ...Not sure why they needed so...
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    Re: 1982 Unimog 416 Doka

    Beautiful machine.......
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    What a bunch of LR TRAITORS! :confused::confused::confused:

    Virtually every person who currently owns a LR has opted for the Pajero! WTF???

    I own a D2, but I agree with the sentiment here, a...
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    Re: Grid-tied or off-grid. Please consider ...

    Phone Segen and ask their support people what percentage of their returns/Issues are with Kodak Inverters...
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    Re: Wire thickness for inverter.

    I'd say to draw 1000W from a 12 V battery requires 80 Amps.

    As per below, you'd need a cable of 7mm diameter.

    But let's wait for the elec fundis to give you the correct answer.

    See here:
    ...
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    Re: Lithium Battery Life Expectancy

    So today I did a few searches on .co.za sites to see what life expectancy is being advertised.
    Here's one, claims 4000 cycles, 100 DoD, retaining 80 SOH.

    Clearly , there's a lot of BS going on..
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    In your picture the DC input goes to battery and inverter...

    Does the MPPT feed the battery directly and the battery the inverter, or does it feed both?

    I'm comparing to goodwe..mppt feed into...
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    Re: Sunsync inverter systems

    The mind boggles that Inverter Warehouse did not replace it...

    Frankly, the sunsync does look like,from the specs, a good machine. Parallable, gennie input and it seems to be configurable. Does...
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    Re: AC Battery charger for Li battery

    I'm bringing cells in, so it's an open canvas now, probably 120Ah, new.

    I will get a BMS and configure in whatever way is the most convenient/ cost effective.

    It's for my Changui 24V inverter...
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    AC Battery charger for Li battery

    What AC charger can I use to charge a 24V , 120 Ahr LiPo4 battery?

    Battery must charge within 12 hrs.
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    Re: Sunsync inverter systems

    What was the issue?
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    Re: [Wanted] TD5 compliant Madman EMS

    Does the new one require a change of the wiring?
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    Re: Lithium Battery Life Expectancy

    As per the latest report, Pylontechs are by far the most reliable (Only battery tested with no issues).;D;D;D
    "The data suggests a SOH of ~85% after ~1,675 cycles" :o:o:o:o

    That's 4 years 7...
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    Re: Lithium Battery Life Expectancy

    By charging fully at high temperatures, the battery killer.
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    I think I'll be spending a lot of time on the roof soon..:-\
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Look at the 2 attachments, CT gets on average 3100 sunshine hours/ year, while JHB gets only 1000!

    I find that hard to believe, but who knows.
    So yes, your 3.5KW array in CT probably produces...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Maybe you misunderstood me. I'm trying to workout if/why my system is not performing well when compared to others. That's it, its not a size thing.

    I'm getting max 4.8 kW from a 6kW of array....
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Are your panels adjustable 're the angle to the sun? Where are you situated?

    At what angle are your panels?
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    Re: Lithium Battery Life Expectancy

    Keeping the battery fully charged continiously will DECREASE ITS life expectency...

    Ideally, your li battery should be charged to 90% max and discharged to 80% DoD (20% SOC) to prolong it's...
  27. Defender Re: Bought a 2001 TD5 Land Rover Defender 110, Should I remap and Cost?

    What intercooler did you fit and approximate cost?
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Yes, on a good summer day,cool but not hot, wind from the East etc.etc..
    Post your average power generation over the last 6 months and let's see if it's close to my 80% average.

    Here are my stats...
  29. Defender Re: Bought a 2001 TD5 Land Rover Defender 110, Should I remap and Cost?

    I really don't think it's worth it to remap and old engine now. ...

    But,starting the LR and driving it 4km to work and back every day,especially in a diesel,is an engine killer of note...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    I think the above threads are creating the impression that 3.5KW installed panels is going to give one 3.5kW of power over the day..

    Realistically, if you take 80% of 3.5kW installed panels you...
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    Re: Staffie breeders in Gauteng?

    Pm. Sent..
  32. Re: Economist Mike Schussler on SABC : Retrenchments loom in several sectors of SA ec

    Everything Cyril has said directly opposes what Schussler says...

    There are too many morons in Govt. making decisions for which they are not qualified..
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    Ranger T6, 105k service cost??

    I asked for an estimate on the 105k km service cost. They came back with a 2 hr labour charge.

    I thought the diff & gbox oil is also changed at the 105k service???

    Surely it can't take 2 hrs to...
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    Defender Re: TD5 whine with acceleration

    I found these part numbers for the compressor..
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    Re: Which EGT Monitor is best

    Google the aeroplane instruments, they are good quality but pricey. Not cowboy stuff, what do yiu think the aviation industry uses???

    I see they're GBP200, which is R4-5k with tax etc.. Worth...
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