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    Re: Your Diesel: RPM at 120km/h

    Thanks Grips, your comments provide good info.

    2000 Patrol 4.2 with 265/75 R16 2600 RPM at 120
    2014 Patrol 30CRD with 265/70 R16 2900 RPM at 120
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    Re: Engines have come a long way!

    Being used to Patrol 4.2 and 3.0, I would probably stall a 1.6t at every stop....will have to put an L sticker at the back
  3. Re: Fortuner with very impressive fuel consumption.

    Full tank - less sloshing around more settling out of stuff and more pickup by pump. Low tank levels more violent sloshing more stuff in suspension less at pump suction....

    Well that is my...
  4. Re: XR 650L 53 000kms. What do I need to look out for?

    Check those valve clearance sand set properly. .
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    Re: Patrol 4800 GL - Bucketlist Tick!

    I cannot compare mine to the 4.8 as I had exposure to the 4.2 and 3.0CRD only

    But so far (Through the years I have become more patient with the accelerator):
    CRD fuel average 8.2 km/L - only...
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    Re: Patrol 4800 GL - Bucketlist Tick!

    Wonderful vehicles

    I have 2 Patrols
    2000 4.2D GL at almost 850 000 km (yes aiming for 1 million kms)
    2014 3.0CRD GL at just over 105 000km
    and
    2012 NP300 D/C - when this Covid thing is over I...
  7. Re: Loss of power after cleaning inlet manifold

    Many modern ECUs can monitor the EGR valve position. Now...if you dismantle stuff the ECU must be assisted to learn the position of the EGR valve from scrach. Meaning it is possible that your EGR...
  8. Thread: Biltong

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    Re: Biltong

    Many tips and tricks will follow..but traditional biltong must have:
    Salt
    Vinegar
    White Pepper
    Coriander seeds
    Worcester sauce is optional
    Pre packaged spices is for those that try....

    OK...
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    Re: Quick inverter/charger question

    Where did you buy that Inv/chgr - I need an el-cheepo chinese for a low risk application
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    2014 30CRD - CAT/DPF Where ?

    Many parts diagrams and lists of the South African Model 2014 CRD Nissan Patrol refer to the vertical exhaust pipe portion pipe just after the Turbo as the Three Way Catalytic Converter ???


    I...
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    Re: Solar panel and camping fridge

    Correct - meaning a DC source (Panel) with higher voltage than 32V could let the smoke escape from the NL circuit boards
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    Re: Solar panel and camping fridge

    Experts to comment, but herewith my take:

    If you connect your panel directly to the fridge one of 2 things will happen

    - Low voltage panels (18-22V) - the fridge will be confused if it is a 12V...
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    Re: Which Fridge?

    Before you make up your mind make sure you have a good look at the Snomaster 66 litre double
  14. Re: Land Cruiser 4.2 1HZ Double cab speed uphill?

    Always good to get the pump and injectors checked

    But

    For my Patrol 4,2D(onkey) at 847000km the rule of the road is:

    When working hard (load/tow/uphill) is:

    Find a gear where you can...
  15. Re: Victron Multiplus Inverter/Charger 12/500/20

    Thanks @ekkekan

    I did - they are very bulky
    Looking for something that can be mounted on top of for example NL Battery box
  16. Re: Victron Multiplus Inverter/Charger 12/500/20

    Yes, but I have other requirements as well

    Need to find suggestions to alternatives to the Victron - (If I had the cash I actually would buy it without considering something else...)

    P.S. I am...
  17. Victron Multiplus Inverter/Charger 12/500/20

    Are there any cheaper alternatives to this Victron UPS Inverter/charger ...

    The Victron 12/500/20 sells between R6900 - R8000 !!!

    I need to run CPAP equipment
    Critical is the auto switch from...
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    Re: Noisy Cooper ST Maxx on Patrol

    When looking at a vehicle you only see one side...

    The outer tread pattern is not a mirror left to right, meaning that the tire will have the same pattern of air/water expulsion no matter which...
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    Re: Stealers!! Why??

    If you think it's bad now, wait for electric cars !!!
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    Re: My new 105 4.2 Diesel

    Beautiful. May you have endless enjoyment withbthat
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    Re: Steel rims as spares.

    They are worth more as a set - sell the lot buy 1 matching spare for your car
  22. Re: Patrol vs Cruiser: my impressions and thoughts

    Trek die cash hardloop gaan haal hom voor hulle agterkom
  23. Re: Connecting solar panels in series or parrallel

    Just do the Parallel thing.....
  24. Re: Driving along the outer edge around South Africa (along the coast and border)

    I always wanted to do that but never quite gathered the dollars and guts....

    I envy you

    (P.S. if you experience vehicle problems along the western and northern border of Limpopo, feel free to...
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    Re: 102 amphr battery replacement

    The price is actually not that bad..

    But - consider a proper deep cycle that you can service, I dislike those sealed units as you cannot top up the electrolyte (with distilled water)

    Go for...
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    Re: Rubber matt rear cargo area.

    I bought some of workshop interlocking floor tiles with the button pattern for my Patrol (@ BUCO)
    No rubber smell thus far
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    Re: Snomaster ZA domain down

    Seems like its up - security certificate not active yet....
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    Re: Dream bike ?

    Damn, how I miss my CBX now....
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    Re: BFG AT sidewall damage

    More like crushed not cracked...

    Low tyre pressure high impact point load.
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    Re: Sonmaster 66l Fridge Issue

    Workshop guy at Snomaster : Pierre 011 392 5315
  31. Re: Wiring Patrol for caravan and battery box

    I would do the following

    Run 16mm^2 cables (+red and -black) from the Starter Battery to the back of the Patrol
    (50A fuse on + at starter battery)
    Same cables from the trailer coupler plus slack...
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    Re: Best 1 tonner for the price

    Do not decide if you have not looked at a second hand Nissan Patrol Pickup...they last a million kms
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Awesome long distance cruiser.

    I'm serious. What is a WK?
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Awesome long distance cruiser.

    Ek ken net Datsun

    What is a WK ?
  35. Re: Report: Aux battery in the engine bay w/ a DCDC charger, overheating

    My philosophy is:

    Battery in Engine Bay :
    - Simple Solenoid System
    - Aux Battery exactly the same battery as my Main Starter Battery
    - Plus override switch to enable starting from Aux Battery
    ...
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