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    Re: Solar Assistance System & Questions

    In terms of ROI, my 5kW Axpert linked to 3kW PV panels in Pretoria running only in day time through a change over switch, returned R8k in electricity savings last year.

    I have no intention to grid...
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    Early PV Panel failures

    It seems there is evidence of problems with the insulation on the back of PV panels in the field, failing within the first 10 years.

    No brand names mentioned.
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    Re: Heads-up on 20yo fridge/freezer

    Mine was switching a 2kW element in the geyser, reported 8A current draw compared to the 16A max spec.

    My basic units are working fine, on 900W pool pump and even on 2kW geyser. The POW units...
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    Re: Heads-up on 20yo fridge/freezer

    Just be careful using those Sonoff power measuring devices, they are specifically labeled not to be used on inductive loads (like fridges, pool pumps etc) and seems to have problems handling half the...
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    Discovery 4 Re: Out of ideas...

    Hats of to you and your perseverance, and sharing it with us, you may just have saved someone else from going through this in future.
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    Re: Mercedes - not what it used to be

    About 8 years ago a Merc salesman told me he would not drive a Merc himself if it was not on a maintenance plan, else it would cost you a pretty penny to keep going.
  7. Re: Terrafirma shocks and springs vs the world

    I had very good service, ride, load carrying capacity from a set of terrafirma 50mm raised springs and shocs on a D1.
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    Re: Li - ion Tech Lithium Ion Solar Battery

    As ek na die Data Plaatjie kyk, sou ek die inverter los op Loodsuur battery specs, baie na aan wat jou battery se specs is, en die BMS in die battery sal die res doen.
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    Re: Discovery 4 - petrol vs diesel

    I would love to see that in real life, measured tank to tank.

    Mine is fitted with a roof rack and off road biased tyre tread, and I get 13.5L/100km in town, and 12L/100km open road at 120km/h. I...
  10. Re: Who's game for a DIY Router UPS / Cell Charger build Project.

    I would not run fridges from it, it sits in my cubby for the off chance I get a flat battery with an auto box, or the odd flat battery in a phone or similar.
  11. Re: Who's game for a DIY Router UPS / Cell Charger build Project.

    I would go for this, the DIY part is making a 12V lead from what ever your device to the 12V out connector on this unit, it also have a 5V USB out for charging phones etc.

    And you can start your...
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    Re: Disco on last legs, where to now?

    I feel your pain Fran, but maybe I am just lucky.

    My 2010 D4 now has 174k km's on the clock, and the only non service items replaced were a diesel filter housing and a coolent resorvoir, both had...
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    Re: Disco on last legs, where to now?

    My take after a few trips in a new Fortuner:

    Comfortable seats
    Autobox kick back at the slightest of inclines
    On a dirt road it still feels a bit loose at the rear, not a lot but I feel it....
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    Re: SOS D4 suspension fault after water.

    What error message comes up?
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    Re: getting started on grid tied

    How does your grid tied system cope with loadshedding without expensive consumabkes like batteries?

    I guess every one has their own solar strategy. From saving electricity cost when network is up...
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    Discovery 4 Re: Discovery 4 Lexus conversion

    And its exactly the same for the TDV6, you only hear about the few that has gone south
  17. Re: What settings for Solar Inverter to maintain close to 100% battery for Stage 6

    I would also set it to not run on batteries during the night, rather run from utility, its cheaper than replacing batteries. Only use the batteries during power outages or to supplement solar during...
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    Re: Need advice on a camera!!!

    I had a break in last December, nice video of thief looking up at camera before he pushed it the other way, court nailed him, he is sitting. No warnings to nobody that they are being filmed. Even...
  19. Thread: Load bed Flex

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    Re: Load bed Flex

    Go watch a CJ5 Jeep flex over rough terrain, but its still a very good off roader
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    Re: 19” AT tires for Disco 5?

    His best bet is 255/55x19, like the D4 use standard, worst case is a rub at full steering lock? There is quite a few AT tyres available in that size
  21. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Yes, she looks like a russian woman in the Steppe with an ax and gumboots on her way to chop wood. I guess those flat panels are going to blind a lot of people when the suns out.
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    Discovery 4 Re: Discovery 4 10MY Smoking

    The issue with the turbo pipe does not cause continues smoke, it only happens around 2800rpm when the second turbo actuator opens after a lot of slow driving. White smoke could also be leaking...
  23. Re: Show us what you’ve done with your New Discovery (5)

    Bruce I think you are the first person to order a roof rack for a D5 in SA ;D
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    Re: Why do you drive a Land Rover?

    I broke my ankle badly on a off road doing a Ralley Sprint, and gave up bike racing.

    After six months I just missed trail riding out in the open, and bought an old dented Range Rover Classic to...
  25. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    And my D1 sunroofs (both) are still working fine after 22 years
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    Re: Wishful thinking???? D1 for R139 990????

    Ha, and as an ex Toyota owner you are welcome to come fetch it, from the guy who stole it 😀
  27. Re: Toyota hilux vs ford ranger tug of war Video

    The Ranger seems to have low profile road biased tires fitted?
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    Re: Wishful thinking???? D1 for R139 990????

    Not for sale 😀
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    Re: Wishful thinking???? D1 for R139 990????

    As a D1 owner I can tell you it's worth every cent. 😀
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    Re: Land Cruisers too uneconomical?

    Reading this thread just made me realize how much bang I got from my D4, ito of what I paid for a car with 75k km's on the clock, and what it has cost to run up to the 170k km's it has now. Non...
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    Re: Hardekool hout braai manne

    At my local garage you can pick between sekelbos and hardwood. The latter needs a bit more firelight to get it going, but once going you can braai for an hour on the coals should you want to,...
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    Re: 5Kw borehole pump

    My semi educated guess on running that of solar only will put you back R750k.
  33. Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    The Shell garage in Rossouw str, next to Skuilkrans School still had a 500 ppm pump not so long ago.
  34. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    My D2 developed air leak in one of the rear bags, 15 minutes later it had a good shot of gorilla snot in it (those Tyre sealant stuff) and was working well for long after that.

    Fixing my trailers...
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    Re: Is this it?

    And I have seen them, piles of the stuff in Tanzanian scrap yards while searching for a replacement spring for my trailer. Had them welded up by an roadside engineering shop, who's own Hilux were...
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