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  1. Re: Transporter T5.1: DSG, Dual Mass Flywheel last breath sound ?

    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    Noise is only noticeable at idle. Does not get worse with pull away

    I thought it might be injectors missing but there is no power loss and power delivery is...
  2. Transporter T5.1: DSG, Dual Mass Flywheel last breath sound ?

    Anyone know the sound of a DSG Dual Mass Flywheel on its way out ? Is this it ? Comments appreciated

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggWrW2zIIAI&list=PLWKmAyCrHxe7Grl4JSsDK4DGwCxHysqYU
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    Re: Height indicating "antenna"

    The mining bakkies use fibre glass "buggy wips"

    Sold at most mining supply / safety equipment shops

    https://www.roadquip.co.za/buggie_whip_flag

    Cut to size and maybe paint black in order not...
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    Re: T6.1 Transporter Kombi All Terrain Tyres

    I run 235/65 R17s on my T5.1 without a suspension lift/upgrade.

    Some report scuffing, but none on mine.
  5. Re: Hydrogen ? As general alternative & transition.

    Unfortunately the round trip efficiency of the best hydrogen generators and fuel cells ( much better than internal combustion engines) compares unfavorably against the worst tech batteries in...
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    Re: 4x4 Bus Dilemma

    The DSG that "rides the clutch" in reverse is a well known quirk. My Transporter does the same. Apparently it IS normal, but definately not my driving style. The Transporter's BiTdi 7 speed DSG do...
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    Re: Small generator with auto switch on

    Dankie vir die aanbod op die GSMC kode ! ( Vir die oomblik nog nie nodig nie)

    Ek het 'n 3,5kVA PowerMaster XYG 3500iE Inverter genny wat so met 'n remote knoppie start en afsit.( "Swambo en...
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    Re: Small generator with auto switch on

    Here is a South African guy how did this with what looks like a 5.5 kVA Ryobi and a GSM Commander (Made in SA)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGaJ3bOXnzY

    There are also plenty of Arduino...
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    Re: Very old cruiser - Help with ID

    According to the grill, it is a diesel, but picture from under the hood will tell more. Probably a 1H Diesel. Think the 1H was a 3.6 litre engine, straight six diesel engine.

    ( The later 2H was...
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    Re: Royal 102AH Battery life expectancy

    I got an average of 2 years out of 9 x Royals on a 36V a home solar "semi" offgrid system.

    I noticed after a while that the packs went out of balance and even after attempting to balance them at...
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    Re: Pushing back to grid

    My inverter's V display normally raises about 1 to 3V above the grid V after I throw the Solar PV DC breaker and the MPPT kicks in
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    Re: Small scale pumped hydro electricity

    Another rule of thumb: A greater fall is nearly always a greater advantage than a greater volume of water.

    Reason is that the piping and mechanical components gets smaller to generate the same...
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    Re: 12V Impact wrenches for wheelnuts

    We use a 18V DeWalt Impact wrench to unfasten all ground engaging wear parts on our tillers, disc ploughs, planters, tractor tyres as well as any other bolt or nut that dares to defy us

    The DeWalt...
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    Re: The story of Shrek - My T5.1 Transporter 4motion

    Hi Johan,

    It was the front right inner CV ( the one on the gearbox).

    VW wanted close to R 15 000 for the part (...complete CV and shaft. Some claim the shaft can also be bent) Goldwagen I...
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    Re: Wood gas generator

    ...then this should be of interest. There is a 30 kW unit running off macadamia shells at Ambermacs in Mpumalanga

    http://www.allpowerlabs.com/products/gasifier-kits
    ...
  16. Thread: Hyundai H1

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    Re: Hyundai H1

    Could one argue that if a person is able to convert an H1 bus to a 4x4 then fixing a VW Kombi 4Motion in Botswana might not be that big a deal for the person in question........just stirring ;)
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    Re: Ford or Merc - what would you do?

    My 2c - What about the availability of 4x4 accessories for the Merc ? ( I assume it is a 4x4 ?)
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    Re: Heat pump and off grid solar

    I am doing this currently with my sub R 50k system with lead acid batteries ;D

    ...but only during the day, only once the batteries are at 100 % capacity and with a 600 W electrical element.

    It...
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    Sticky: Re: Volkswagen Problems!

    Model: Transporter 2.0 BiTdi, 7 speed DSG, 4 Motion
    Year: 2014
    Mileage: 137 500
    Problem: Medium to Severe Low frequency vibration under acceleration or load between 70 tp 80 km/hr. Especially...
  20. Re: Transporter T5.1: Leaking 2nd Row Slide Windows

    Thanks Cats, excellent link for the windows and also other T5 related topics

    Will add the drainage blow out to the maintenance list :)
  21. Transporter T5.1: Leaking 2nd Row Slide Windows

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    During a past camping trip we had some rain showers and I noticed that both 2nd row passenger sliding windows were leaking

    As pointed out in the picture, the leakage caused some minor...
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    Re: Amarok dashlight/dimmer switch problem

    My Polo Tdi instrument cluster and interior cabin lights had the same issue.In addition the left rear tail light refused to work in spite of new bulbs, new fuses, new electrical control unit,...
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    Re: Elektrisiteit en kampplek. Hoeveel is genoeg.

    Let me make it simple........and the same rule goes for sizing solar systems, back up power/load shed systems ...and also tying into the "happy wife, happy life" moto.

    The plug must be able to...
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    Re: The story of Shrek - My T5.1 Transporter 4motion

    Hi Cats,

    Maybe it was said earlier in the thread....how did you pick up on the worn suspension if I may ask ?

    In the process of towing some trailers the past few weeks our bus has developed a...
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    Sticky: Re: Escape Gear Seatcovers - Discount for members!

    Hi Jacques,

    I am sending you an email for a 8 seat VW Transporter
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    Re: Generator Parts

    Passionate Tools (Centurion) Just Google
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    Re: Discover EV27A 100A/h Problems

    Found the datasheet: https://discoverbattery.com/assets/dropbox/Datasheets/en/EV27A-A.pdf

    If I interpret this graph correctly. The "plug into 240V AC grid for a long duration" setting should be...
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    Re: Discover EV27A 100A/h Problems

    Maybe the paperwork on the Discover batteries must be consulted directly (directly from the horses mouth so to speak) to determine the correct boost and float voltages.

    Using multiple(solar,...
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    Re: no power and even some smoke?!?

    My 2c.....Does the DiDs have a vnt vacuum actuated turbo or electric actuator like the hiluxes? Vnt turbos fail to a low boost state if one of the vacuum lines comes off. No damage per se...just...
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    Re: Panel Configuration

    Yes, using some diodes can also be used to knock off some top end voltage in the proposed manner.

    Although not the same for everyone, in my case the open circuit voltage, when the current starts...
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    Re: Panel Configuration

    I would not like to push my open circuit voltage/luck any higher than what it is at the moment for cold days but it is good to know others have gotten away with it !😀

    The comms runs the Grid...
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    Re: Charging Caravan battery.

    Yes, in fact it will save fuel on the running generator
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    Re: Panel Configuration

    This is open circuit voltage. So there are nearly no current at these conditions. The Mppt must be able to control up to zero current conditions. So I agree that you should no go over 150V, but in my...
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    Re: Panel Configuration

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    Re: Panel Configuration

    My tight sailing the other winters morning! This is with frost on the panels. The weather forecast for the day was min -2degC in the morning.

    The 149.1V value is the Voc just after closing the PV...
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