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    Re: 2002/3 radiator hoses??

    tentative ...

    pg 121
    https://www.gatesaustralia.com.au/~/media/files/gates-au/automotive/catalogues/hose-application-catalogue-aus-nz-january-2018.pdf
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  2. Thread: Relocation

    by RussellF
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    Re: Relocation

    yep ... and the numbers come voting time, the funds you bring, the jobs you create, etc
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    Re: Mazda Magnum brakes

    did the binding brakes coincide with replacing the master cylinder ?

    if so then possibly due to this :
    https://cf.linnbenton.edu/eit/app/mackd/print.cfm?pgID=7736

    hope this helps, good luck
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    Re: Mazda Magnum brakes

    any loss of brake fluid in the reservoir ?

    from the available info, my guess would be a leaking cylinder with fluid on the brake lining causing the lining to swell and bind.
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    Re: Failed Coupler

    https://trforum.co.za/download/VC8026.pdf

    3.5.2Static vertical loading on ball couplings
    The maximum and minimum static vertical load at the centre of the ball socket on the coupling head
    shall...
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    Re: Wind turbine questions

    there's a wind turbine in operation for nearly two decades at a hotel at CT airport. anyone know real-world figures of its performance ?

    combination of :...
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    Re: engine temperature is very high 🔥

    What is the temp when you arent driving at lunatic speeds?

    to stay awake, as attested to by another thread hereabouts not so long ago :)
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    Re: engine temperature is very high 🔥

    obviously related to airflow characteristics thru the radiator at 140kmh, ambient air temperatures, engine loading, etc.

    my suggestion would be to reduce the antifreeze concentration to say 30%...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: 2015 Ford Ranger BCM issue

    try https://www.sayellow.com/view/south-africa/ds-auto-electronics-in-milnerton.

    last had limited dealings with them about two decades ago.

    they seem to have morphed into...
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    Re: Diagnosis assistance. 2011, 3.0 dc 4x4 lx

    can you share any photos of the process ?
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    Re: Hard starting problem (diesel)

    if I understand correctly :
    cranking speed, fuel rail pressure and injectors okay.
    3 chugs when cold starting, 5 or 6 when engine is warm

    is it not perhaps that at cold-start the glowplugs come...
  12. Re: 2013 Ford Everest 3.0 TDCI intermittent start

    fuse and relay locations should be listed in the owners manual.

    eg. https://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/Catalog/owner_information/Everest_U375_TEC_EB3B-19G219-YAB_AUS.pdf

    have any...
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    Re: Uys's tractor fred

    I hope it gives you years of trouble-free service, looks like you're preparing for the upcoming soya-bean season.

    how does one decide on the 75kW tractor class - type of soil, ploughing depth, and...
  14. Re: Testing the typical battery in a "Mecer trolley"?

    ito production spread, cells of the same batch, exposed to similar environmental conditions would most closely be matched ito their performance & characteristics.

    the ideal is to manage each cell...
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    Re: Fire place to heat water

    a few cursory observations :

    1) flue glowing red - at 3.20min into the youtube vid, too much wood is being burnt with (appears to be) only manual air damper control.

    2) plastic impeller melting...
  16. Re: Testing the typical battery in a "Mecer trolley"?

    to measure Ah capacity is in essence to measure the chemical surface area, for this the test is mainly DC or low frequency pulsed DC to allow the chemical reaction to proceed at its pace.
    here's a...
  17. Re: Testing the typical battery in a "Mecer trolley"?

    pulsed DC
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    in short ... battery tester ... they test by measuring the internal impedance of the battery

    a longer and more reliable measure is by fully charging the battery then discharging by constant...
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    bean, lentil sprouts

    From what I read I'm a convert to the health benefits of sprouted beans and lentils.

    I've tried sprouting beans, lentils - I don't know which brand - without success probably because these have...
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    Re: Diagnosis assistance. 2011, 3.0 dc 4x4 lx

    Nou laat ek hulle elke 30 000km stel en het nog nie weer so probleem gehad nie.

    My vehicle is 2012 with 220 000km and am wondering if I should re-grease and adjust the bearings, once in a while I...
  21. Re: Where to go for 1 week 4x4 trip from Franschoek departing &where to rent a car?

    I'd second the Cederberg area, lots to see and do there - Traveller's Rest rock painting hiking trails, Maltese cross hike, Wuppertal, Enjo, Jamaka, etc. 4x4 vehicle not needed, normal pickup with AT...
  22. Re: Cold starting issue, clutch/choke connection?

    sticky idle control valve perhaps.

    may be worthwhile to open up and spray the idle valve with throttle-body cleaner. clean the rest of the throttle body while you're at it.
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    Re: 12V Coil Relay Continuous Clicking

    ... so the added 12V lamp attenuates the ext relay coil emf.

    you could leave the lamp in place, but there is no guarantee of no future misbehaviour even with the lamp.

    better fixes would be to...
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    Re: 12V Coil Relay Continuous Clicking

    https://www.robotics.org.za/YX-X0001-1

    would be great to know what triggers the on/off chatter in the controller so that loads in excess of 20A can be switched ... my guess is that it could only...
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    Re: 12V Coil Relay Continuous Clicking

    what are the "load start" and "load stop" settings?

    sounds as if these are too close to each other ... when the load is removed from a battery, its voltage recovers/increases which then again...
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    Re: Solar backup for 24 V garage door motor

    no issue with connecting the solar charger - it'll by nature be isolated from the mains.

    issue is that charging the lead acid above 0.1 - 0.15C of its capacity will dramatic shorten its lifespan....
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    Re: Diagnosis assistance. 2011, 3.0 dc 4x4 lx

    I'm inclined to suggest wheelbearing.

    anycase ... lift vehicle (not gonna advise how, H&S at your discretion), with engine idling and in 3/4th gear climb under vehicle and probe / listen for...
  28. Re: Hilux 3L 4x4 Suspension OR Gearbox&Diff Issue? (2012 D4D)

    - Clutch done (breakline connected?)

    from the above and other description of the clutch it seems the clutch delay valve (aka dampener valve) was bypassed.

    as for the rest ... good luck, sounds...
  29. Thread: LPG question

    by RussellF
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    Re: LPG question

    yellow flame and soot also a symptom of too little air.

    as for boiling faster, what MarcR suggests is perhaps most plausible.
  30. Thread: LPG question

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    Re: LPG question

    a yellow flame is at a lower temperature than blue, soot on the pot would also negatively affect heat transfer (boundary layer and such).

    possible reasons for boiling quicker :

    pot size, weight...
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    Re: Batteries rechargeable AA and charger

    no recommendation for Uniross ??

    been using the same sets for years and would simply pop in to the local Spar, PnP, Game if more or replacements are needed.
  32. Re: Estimating a vehicles speed from cctv footage.

    The problem here is that with normal media software you only get seconds in playback.

    a quick search suggests this :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJtal3Zgy3U

    as for frame rate, whatever...
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    Re: Chassis punch stamp set

    Guys the chassis leg on my s3 is rusted quiet badly.
    I'm currently replating it.
    Can anybody assist with a stamp punch set to have it restamped.

    Wouldn't it need to be re-stamped by SAP Vehicle...
  34. Re: 2013 Ford Everest 3.0 TDCI intermittent start

    The remote failed a few years ago so it is operated old schoolSeems like at least two issues at play, as it still sometimes ignores the key twist, but much less so.

    Am not familiar with that...
  35. Re: 2013 Ford Everest 3.0 TDCI intermittent start

    This car (best of our buys ever) has 112 000km on it, never missed a service. The remote failed a few years ago so it is operated old school (just too expensive for new remote and programming). A...
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