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    Re: Heating a geyser with a PV system

    So this morning the battery was at 100%. Immediately when geyser went on PV and battery covered load.

    The inverter is set to keep the battery at 80%. Checked my stats for Friday and battery was at...
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    Re: Heating a geyser with a PV system

    So I have a question. Today is a hot / sunny day and I decided to run some tests to see if I could use PV to supplement load of heating geyser. Yesterday / day before (more overcast) panels at some...
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    Re: Solar Backup solution supplied by Engel

    PM sent
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    Re: Solar Backup solution supplied by Engel

    Deye 5kw Inverter
    Shoto 5.12 kw Li-ion battery
    6 x JA 540w Panels

    Redid the DB board. All cabling up to roof neatly done with trunking.
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    Solar Backup solution supplied by Engel

    We decided over December to invest in a solar backup solution. Wife and I both work from home and it was becoming more of an issue to do this effectively with Eskom and the load shedding. Given the...
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    Re: Digital Tyre Inflator - Petrol Stations/Garages

    99% of the time I check my tires myself at home. I did a spot check twice now at the garage where I fill up (using their new digital pumps), both times they where spot on. Good to know, but I'll keep...
  7. Thread: Karoo Dusk

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    Re: Karoo Dusk

    I saw one on the road today. One very good looking machine!
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    Re: Opinions and experience with Commander 3.0CRD

    My friend has one. It has a long list of to do items including turbo. Even through Bulli this will be an expensive fix.

    He has had other issues prior to that. Be prepared for things ti go wrong.
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    Re: 220V supply during load shedding.

    Thanks Dirk
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    Re: 220V supply during load shedding.

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: 220V supply during load shedding.

    Seeing that Eskom is not going to solve their problems soon I've started looking at backup solutions. These are costly and most of the jargon is still foreign to me.

    I know what I want but need...
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    Re: Best campsite near/in Margate

    Remember this one well. Our family camped there for two weeks late 80's and then a friend and I stayed there in 1993 for our Matric breakaway. Sadly seems they do not exist anymore:
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  13. Re: Jeep grand Cherokee 3crd 2012 suspension problems

    Call Bulli, you won't find a better person to look after your Jeep
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    Re: Grand Cherokee Diesel

    Something not right with this one. That Dekra report looks fishy. Vehicle shown as diesel? Lot's of roadworthy items listed, can't get codes....
    Bodywork rectification done on some panels........
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    Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    This, commuting is an art. There is a reason why weekend warriors exist.

    You need to learn how to read traffic. A lot of it comes with experience. Concentration and observation is key.

    Learn on...
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    Cherokee Re: My Jeep Cherokee KJ Build

    Check the channel links. Every part of the build is there.
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    Re: Alternatives to General Grabber

    Wranglers get my vote. Good on and off the road (for an all terrain). Not too noisy and good grip in the wet.
  18. Re: General Grabber AT3 vs Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure.....WHICH ONE??

    I've been running Wrangler AT's for over 10 years on 2 different vehicles. Always stuck to the vehicle recommended pressures.
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    Re: Mopar Friction Additive

    My WJ is serviced by Bulli. The Castrol Syntrax is what he uses on my diffs. No issues yet.
  20. Fortuner Re: Wheel balancing and alignment in the West Rand

    Tyremart Allens Nek, by Builders Warehouse.
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    Re: Jeep Mechanic Gauteng

    Agree, take it to Bulli. I take my Jeep to him from JHB
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    Re: Jeep Mechanic Gauteng

    Which area?
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    Re: Jeep service options in JHB

    If you cannot get your vehicle to Bulli in Silverton (I HIGHLY recommend this option), give these guys a call:
    Auto worx - 011 782 3573
    5 Bram Fischer Dr, Linden Ext, Randburg, 2194
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    Re: Jeep Wj 4.7 downstream 02 sensor

    Decat done ages ago. No real issues, some codes pop up but nothing serious. They dissappear after 3 restarts.

    Would also be interested in replacing O2 sensors at some point.
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    Re: Grand Cherokee Ownership experience

    Model: 2004 WJ 4.7 V8 HO

    Ownership period: 7 years

    Mileage done: 59000 km (93 k km to 152 k km)

    Major repairs: New radiator, Head Gasket, Gearbox rebuild. Lot's of other wear and tear items...
  26. Thread: Engine Coolant

    by Ren
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    Re: Engine Coolant

    General rule is 50/50 but check the coolant for ratios. Water is better at cooling, but coolant is better at protecting your engine as already stated.
    Make sure the coolant is correct for your...
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    Re: Driving an automatic. Any general advice?

    Thanks, so ties in with what some guys on internet was saying. Don't use overdrive except when towing and hitting uphills / downhills.
    So it's not a "I am towing and Overdrive is off button". More...
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    Re: Driving an automatic. Any general advice?

    Any comments regarding the overdrive button?
    Manual says to use while towing. Internet is divided on how to use.
    From not at all to always when towing and everything in between.
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    Re: New to the Jeep brand, 2.8 CRD LTD

    All oils deteriorate and will at some point lose the intended benefits of lubricating and heat dissipation. Not having changed oils would eventually cause damage.

    However changing oils that have...
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    Re: 2002 Grand Cherokee V8 any good?

    I have a 2004 WJ Overland with the HO motor, 150k km on the clock. That price of R99k is too much. I bought mine in 2014 for R105k with 93k km on the clock. If I sell now I would be VERY lucky to get...
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    Re: Jeep plastic heater plug fix

    WJ, but seems the same type of radiator is used in other Jeeps as well
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    Jeep plastic heater plug fix

    So on Friday while unhooking the smart charger from the battery I noticed a VERY small leak in my radiator. Barely noticeable but being overly careful I took pictures etc to finally find where this...
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    Re: WJ Jeep Indicators Not Working: A Solution

    I had the issue last year. I had the relay replaced (American SUV had spares). Still have the old one (original Mopar part). Will open it up and have a look, worthwhile to fix and have a backup.
  34. Thread: Rear Diff

    by Ren
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    Cherokee Re: Rear Diff

    First check the oil level. Then find where it is leaking from. For my WJ we use Castrol Syntrax 75/140 (already has friction modifiers). Replacing oil (and fixing leak) could solve problem.
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    Re: WK Eagle Head 5.7 hemi

    Thanks, have the same GB but definitely not the ECM
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