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

    I bought used 235 x 65 x R 17 tyres for my Transporter from a fellow forumite with a Touareg.

    He also had the alloys available, but they did not fit on the Transporter

    The Touareg does not...
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    Re: 4WD Rally conversion

    Maybe Audi S3 A3 Quattro parts as point of departure for transmissions, limited slip diffs etc? Or otherwise scratch around at ProDrive

    Last time I heard numbers being thrown around by people...
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    Re: T6 Transporter BiTdi

    I also had to replace lower front control arm bushes at about 120 000 km on the Transporter

    Bough parts from Goldwagen and simply had it fitted at HiQ.

    Control arm bushes appears to be bit of a...
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    Re: Struggling to start after head gasket fix

    Is the new head gasket perhaps not too thick? Low compression?
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    Re: Solar geyser backup element usage.

    - just go read up about Legionnaire's disease (lung illness from inhaling contaminated water droplets) in systems that are constantly at luke warm temperatures.

    We need the system to go above...
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    Re: Dual charging (second alternator)

    So you want to McGyver a PTO shaft to a Fortuner ! :)

    I think it is technically possible , but as stated by others , over complicated and likely costly for the benefit derived compared to the...
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    Re: Solar geyser backup element usage.

    Energy is energy and an electrical heater element is fairly efficient in terms of converting electrical energy into heat.

    Whether the cold water is flowing into the geyser or not does not waste...
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    Re: Notification of mains power returning

    I have a unit that sends an SMS's when Eskom is on or off.

    The unit happens to sit on my GSM gate opener. It is an old Centurion G22 GSM unit with two inputs and one output. The output relay...
  9. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    ...ek het daai hilux gekry ;D

    https://www.tembo4x4-elv.com/Technical-Specs


    ..maar hy ry nog net 160 km met die 56 kW.hr opsie op 'n tjaarts !

    Wat ek eindelik wil se is die goed ( Battery...
  10. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    ...interestingly enough I know of a Tesla Model X in Zimbabwe , but not in South Africa.

    https://zwnews.com/first-electrical-car-arrives-in-zimbabwe-tesla-model-x/

    They have fuel shortages and...
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    Re: Two different MPPT controllers together?

    There should not be a problem if it is all the same battery. Main is risk is the potential high charge current visible to the battery when in a discharged state, but this quickly tapers off once the...
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    Re: Flexible Generator Exhaust Extension Pipe

    Phone the people at www.jachris.com ( Springs)
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    A 1 MW Cummins diesel generator ( Read: "A good modern diesel generator") generates power at roughly 0.237 liters diesel per 1 kw.hr electricity

    At R13.00/liter diesel = R 13.00/0.237 = R 3.08 /...
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    Suzuki Jimny Bakkie "Conversation"

    Suzuki Jimny Bakkie Conversion made in the UK.

    Maybe something local conversion company Meano ( Land Cruiser Double Cab conversion experts) can consider ?

    ...I think I like it !
    ...
  15. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    Should not be a problem.

    There is a movement whereby classic cars are not only restored , but upgraded to an "OEM level" with modern technology.

    ....Not everyone's taste I will agree

    Such...
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    Re: 3 x 6 volt agm to 12 volt conf

    Scenario: 3 x 6V batteries. Required voltage 12 V. Charging voltages: Boost 14.5 V and Float 13.8 V.

    Option: Place 2 x 6V batteries in series and place the 3rd battery in parallel with one of...
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    Re: Test a battery ?

    The internet says you can play around with regulator resistors to dial in the voltage that you want on the conventional 12V alternator, but on the modern bosch alternators these regulators look all...
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    Re: 3 x 6 volt agm to 12 volt conf

    ...buy another one and wire them in conventionally......you getting 4 for the price of 1 ;D
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    Re: Test a battery ?

    Yes, Aussie product.

    It was one of those, "I think I have a my retirement idea" , only to google it and find out someone else has done it already moments.

    I was looking for this in 36 and 48V...
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    Re: Test a battery ?

    Or similar to the above....12V petrol battery charger.

    Basically a 4 stroke weed-eater engine with a 50 amp Bosch alternator
    ...
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    Re: Using the car charger during load shedding?

    I am responding to the "....somehow? Huh? "` portion of the question !;D

    Option 1:

    Get another car...connect it in series with the first car.....then you have 24V. Use jumpers on inverter 24V...
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    Re: Solar controllers

    You have a seriously mismatched system for charging a 12V system.

    You need to able to float charge the batteries at about 13.8V and boost charge in the region of 14.5V while maintaining the solar...
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    Re: Maximising the efficiency of a solar system

    I had the same issue and could not find an inverter with more than one relay or with enough flexibility in programming criteria.

    Due to this issue, I am in the process of tinkering with an Arduino...
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    Re: Maximising the efficiency of a solar system

    I have a 4kW MLT Drivers Bi-Directional Inverter ,with batteries, 60 Amp Microcare MPPT that charges the batteries and which controls the grid contactor.

    The system can run either off-grid or as...
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    Re: Gas and paraffin lights

    On my last trip to the USA I made a point to buy genuine new Coleman mantles and a generator( the-liquid-to-gas-converter-fiddly-bob) for my Coleman Dual Fuel Lamp ;D , but have not fired it up...
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    Re: Petrol evaporating from vehicle ?

    I had a townhouse tenant with a 20 something late model VW Jetta of which he was the first owner. Over time he developed the same issue with unexplained heavy fuel consumption.

    One day when I...
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    Re: Maximising the efficiency of a solar system

    I got my 650 W element from Lategan & Van Biljoens in Pretoria , www.appliancespares.co.za.

    Unfortunately it was only available in the "puck" or screw in type element, but the adapter plate was...
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    Re: Maximising the efficiency of a solar system

    My dream geyser controller would be a SCR based heater controller that throttles the 3kW element, almost like an incandescent light bulb dimmer, to behave like a lower watt resistive heating element...
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    Re: Trickle charge via cigarette lighter plug?

    If the battery was charged prior to the application of the trickle charger then the thin wires should not be a problem.

    Trickle charging has very low currents so there should not be significant...
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    Re: please help me calculate....

    To add to Tripletts reply:

    On an apples with apples basis.

    Your current monthly consumption of about R 1000 equates to about 500 units per month or 17 units daily.

    In general for South...
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    Re: Why difference in Amps?

    Are the strings on the same height on the roof or is the one string higher up the slope of the roof

    My thinking is temperature. Higher string could be sitting on lower string's thermal plume...
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    Re: T5/T6 Owners list

    BiTdi Transporter
    Groter bande


    ..soek elektroniese EGR cancel vir daai CFC engine...,maak en hou net die klep toe vir daai Aluminium stukkies !!
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    Re: What size generator

    The smaller generator (<3kVA) can also be handled by one person, where as the 6.5 kVa requires two ( able bodied) people to load and off load on a bakkie. ( I sometimes have to move roving...
  34. Re: Can we connect a 6kVA Online UPS on a 5kVA Diesel Power Generator..?

    I once connected a 2.5kVA Yanmar diesel generator (Non-electronic voltage regulator) to the grid supply side of a 4kW MLT Drives Bi-Directional Inverter as I needed some "off datasheet" information....
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    Re: 5Kw borehole pump

    Not enough information. Lots of ifs and buts......but ;D

    If you only want to displace the power consumed with solar power then a 30 kW solar peak grid tied system will about zero your consumption...
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