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    Re: 2.5 Ranger loose power and runs rough

    Not sure, but the more I ask around the more cases of it is reported, apparently not so un-common to happen. If it were a Disco4 it would be all over the forums ;D
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    Re: 2.5 Ranger loose power and runs rough

    Towed it to Mikebob, camshaft broken in the middle, running on front two cylinders.
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    Loadshedding prediction from CSIR

    Brace yourselves.


    https://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/363616-eskom-load-shedding-will-triple-in-3-years-csir.html
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    Re: 2.5 Ranger loose power and runs rough

    As in broken?
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    Re: 2.5 Ranger loose power and runs rough

    Sounds plausible
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    Re: 2.5 Ranger loose power and runs rough

    Not sure, had a blown head gasket fixed a few months ago.
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    Re: 2.5 Ranger loose power and runs rough

    The old mechanical diesel pump engines used in Ranger and Mazda
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    Re: Disco1 V8: The missing spark

    Thanks Jelo, did a visual check, and the starter swings easy, so no current loss I can imagine, but will check with Volt meter.
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    2.5 Ranger loose power and runs rough

    My sons Ranger lost power this morning, and when the engine idles its rocking around, running rough. hardly any power when it revs up, sounds like it is running on 2 cylinders.

    I removed the...
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    Disco1 V8: The missing spark

    My 3.9L V8 started running on 6 or seven cylinders on Friday. Reasonably new silicone plug wires. New plugs does not change the miss.

    In the dark last night I checked and found a feint spark...
  11. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Look like it collected a farm gate.
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    Re: PV higher this year than 2019

    I got 5.9 today, last few weeks were in the low 5's
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    Re: Continuous AF , is it nescessary

    It's useful when your subjects move around, like kids at a birthday party, birds in flight etc.

    For landscapes not neccesary.
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    Re: How big an inverter to run this?

    You need a purpose designed unit like one of these:

    https://www.dometic.com/en-za/za/products/climate/air-conditioners/truck-air-conditioners

    Run directly of 24V
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    Discovery 1 Re: Brakes - no brakes and then fine again ?

    If you have ABS on your D1 it could also be the culprit if the pump fails.

    On my D1 I had consistent poor brake performance, then one day only brakes on one front wheel. removed ABS pump and now...
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    Re: Defender steering wobble

    If the pre-load on the swivel pins are too low it also that.
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    Re: The 2020 Epic River Trip (Part2)

    Permit om voedsel te gaan aflewer by behoeftige gemeenskappe langs die rivier?
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    Discovery 3 Re: Rear differential locking motor

    If you take of the left rear wheel you can get in there to change it, although tricky.
  19. Re: Ongeluk, en versekering weier om skade te herstel

    Die verkeerde inligting kom van die versekering se eie spesialiste, dit bly hulle probleem totdat hulle die klient se skade na behore herstel het.
  20. Thread: Inverters

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    Re: Inverters

    Wow, if you do not have shares or vested interest in Victron products you sure are a serious Fanboy.
  21. Thread: Inverters

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    Re: Inverters

    There is a clinic in Cape Town that prescribe antibiotics for any ailment ;D
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    Re: Reverse Subsidising the Grid Tied Users

    You forgot the traffic, you will need to sort out the traffic :)
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    Reverse Subsidising the Grid Tied Users

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-16/rooftop-solar-owners-could-be-charged-to-sell-energy-to-the-grid/12461748

    South Australia suggests an annual fee to connect your solar to the grid, else...
  24. Re: Need help with RCT axpert inverter charger

    My Axpert 5kW units draw roughly 50W continuous when left on with no load, so I see a small voltage drop overnight if no power is used.

    The voltage drop you are seeing sounds way too much though,...
  25. Re: 200Ah Gel batterye: Hoe lank kan hulle hou?

    Hier is die ontlaai kurwe volgens die data sheet wat jy aangeheg het, ek het kolle gemaak op die 12V en 10.8V spanning na discharge.

    Die 0.17C lyn is teen 34A DC (ongeveer 7A AC)
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    3 Ure tot by 12V
    5 ure tot by 10.8V
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    Discovery 4 Re: Nice Disco 4 video.

    In my opinion it's still one of the most capable 7 seater off roaders, and on tar you could buy.
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    That's good, imagine you have to dump a good unit just because the agents don't want to blow bucks on testing certificates.
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    What happens if your inverter is on the list, it gets installed and then drops of the list?

    Do you have to disconnect it, because it is no longer approved?
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    Re: 220V Compressor not working at home

    Had the same with an Adendorfs compressor, it is very sensitive to voltage supply, it does not like running of extension leads etc.
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    Re: Venter Trailer Plug ripped

    Here is one of them
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    Re: Venter Trailer Plug ripped

    Yes, check for 0 ohms between wire and chassis(there is a chance that chassis may not be earthed)

    There is lots of diagrams on web that shows car plug layout
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    Re: Venter Trailer Plug ripped

    Use the multi meter to find trailer earth.

    Then switch on car lights, use a wire from known light point on car plug to energise trailer wires one after the other and note the relevant wire color...
  34. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    On the license disk of the commercial unit it states 2 passengers. If you fit seats that has not been homologated for use as a passenger vehicle you are in the same trouble as the taxis that were...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    I think everyone has its own reasons for doing the solar thing. Some people want to save electricity costs, some people don't want to be effected by loadshedding etc etc.

    My system started out for...
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