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    Re: New Ranger V6 diesel

    Why fear monger about the Landy crank issue if the same link supplied in the next sentence after "Lion engine" states: " Recently upgraded when applied to the F-150 with the 10-speed gearbox in 2019,...
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    Re: Why do people do this with tralies?

    Seems easy to remove that cover, boere like multipurpose - cant see the issue?
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    Re: 4Wd-27/7 Ute of the year!

    Can someone post the actual results if everybody watched that wanted to last night?
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    Re: Battery Capacity measuring

    Is this true or does the Ah capacity of battery decrease overtime with age?
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    Re: Rats in wiring

    What is the latest on keeping the knaagdiere out of engine bay?

    Buggers got into the BMW & chowed some wires causing limp mode & chrismas-ligts on the dash:mad:

    On Farm; 3 cars parked outside;...
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    Re: Battery lifespan question

    If you still get 50% usage today, which % did you dropped it down to previously?

    I would say replacement after 5years is reasonable
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    Re: Ford Ranger Raptor

    Nice, I will start saving for a 2nd hand one today and replace my current v6 petrol in 7 years time with one of these

    Will they be produced at Silverton with the new multi-billion ford investment...
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    Re: Corolla Cross to be built in SA

    Okay, so can cross out the cross then..

    Wish we had more choice for 200mm clearance in cars
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    Re: Corolla Cross to be built in SA

    What is the ground clearance on these?
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    Re: What batteries for a 5kva inverter/charger

    Sounds like you run a very small load from a large inverter, a 1kva inverter would have used much less battery power than a 5kva use without a load.

    How many Watt's does the inverter show when you...
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    Re: Axpert clone inverters

    Are you sure the charger is mppt & not pwm? Still a bargain as the inverter is pure sine wave. I bought one from takealot that was discounted to just under R5k with usual price over R9k. It is an...
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    Re: Need help to buy a Bakkie

    Also remember to check front steering rack:)
  13. Thread: Red Roman?

    by Kamakazi
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    Re: Red Roman?

    Ja,kalahari- Ferrari , they chase your shadow!
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    Re: Best vehicle accessory ever bought

    4x4 direct as above
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    Re: Best vehicle accessory ever bought

    This dis-connector thingy..
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    Re: Small Low-Cost Off-Grid Solar System

    Thanks Fluffy, looking fwd to get your further take on this.

    My Batteries are currently floating at 27.4v, which I regularly check via a Victron BMV. I can maybe set the axpert to not charge if...
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    Re: Small Low-Cost Off-Grid Solar System

    I'm contemplating a backup inverter for my microcare 5KVA 24v system

    So my battery bank has a 30A MPPT with 2x 330w panels separate from inverter.

    Got one of these 2400w 24v axperts on takealot...
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    Re: Reasonable price for 2006 echo chobe

    Would be interesting to see comments on value of these older trailers

    Are you upgrading to newer model?
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    Re: Foldable Solar Panels DIY?

    Wetkit, where do you recommend to buy 260w panels at decent price in our valley?
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    Fortuner Re: 2007 Fortuner D4D

    It has a toy badge
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    @ttt your points seems valid.

    I did not diy, so had to trust the installer (worth to mention they had to return about 3x before I was happy with the install)

    I do have 4x 330w panels on the...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Yes, you need the geyserwise kit that comes with mppt & the little display panel. It's automated as you configure it once in setup, same way as you would do 12v circulation pump on solar geyser to...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    On direct PV to geyser, you can also set the geyser temperatures on start/stop temps for charging, if temp reached then access PV charge goes to batteries/inverter for other loads
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    Re: Solar Battery Replacement

    Almost[emoji39] I have a 4litre ford v6 2004 old school parked outside
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    Re: Solar Battery Replacement

    Yes, they just took over 14days to quote me but the specs and price is very similar with the weight much less . not much of an issues as batteries are in separate room not linked to the main house,...
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    Re: Solar Battery Replacement

    The lithium's worked out much more, even the 2nd life ones considering my 5 kva inverter needs an upgrade to be compatible. I am open to learning more with real live experience from others over time...
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    Solar Battery Replacement

    After 6 years it was time to replace my Lead Acid Trojans - they actually served me well.
    Financially not ready for the whole Lithium thing so decided to go with Tubular Gel batteries.

    4x 200AH...
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    Re: Pool pump, and computer standby

    May I ask what the cost was per 250ah battery and what batteries are they?
  29. Thread: Which Braai?

    by Kamakazi
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    Re: Which Braai?

    Why not multiple braais? I have 2x brick braais & a mobile one..
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    Re: fuel saver message

    My v6 does the same massage, everytime I touch the keys something whisper in my ear: ' remember to save money for fuel'[emoji848]
  31. Re: Would you go gas or solar geyser in this scenario?

    What is the bathroom setup, 2 showers 1bath?

    Go Gas on Bath & 1 Shower; solar PV geaser on kithcen and 2nd Shower.

    Dewhot 16l runs a 160L spa Bath daily @ 2.5months on 19kg.
    Gas do sometime...
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    Re: Shopping for a new vehicle

    Go test drive a few Volvo's in your price range, Pretty much bang for buck and seems it will suit your application with leaning towards luxury.
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    How old are 2nd life cells, and how long for new ones before they need 2nd life refurbishment?
  34. Re: Some more thinking... Some more of your thoughts please.

    Sjo R400k dealer discount on brand new sound Gr8, I'd say buy immediately!8-)
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    Re: Maximum Starting Mileage

    Actually already discontinued in Europe a few months ago: https://www.parkers.co.uk/vans-pickups/news/2020/volkswagen-amarok-discontinued/

    Good news is that you will get a Ama-Ford from 2022 in SA...
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