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by David M
09 Dec 2018 06:41
Forum: 19. Overlanding/Camping Equipment
Topic: Camping power requirements
Replies: 11
Views: 3181

Re: Camping power requirements

Yes - Angle is important and once in the tropics flat is best (and hopefully no one stands on it). For further south it is easy to make up some adjustable legs that fold into the panel. SPL.jpg Secondly not all panels are created equally when it comes to efficiency when it is cloudy. After much traw...
by David M
08 Dec 2018 15:36
Forum: 19. Overlanding/Camping Equipment
Topic: Camping power requirements
Replies: 11
Views: 3181

Re: Camping power requirements

The assumption I am making is that you are talking about spending an indefinite period in one place. As with most things overkill works quite well as long as you have the space for it. About to spend 21 days off the grid in the Transkei with no access to electricity our "Hotel Mdumbi" consists of th...
by David M
19 Nov 2018 14:55
Forum: 02. WWW Notice Board
Topic: The Future of Patrol4x4.co.za? Next 10 years.
Replies: 23
Views: 6470

Re: The Future of Patrol4x4.co.za? Next 10 years.

Firstly thank you to JohnBoyZA for the most incredible forum which has none of the pitfalls often associated with other and similar forums. Instead of ownership I think custodianship would be the better way to go and the custodians would be the current moderators of the forum at any given point in t...
by David M
13 Nov 2018 17:35
Forum: 11. Chassis, Bodywork & Trim
Topic: Fender Flares
Replies: 136
Views: 43630

Re: Fender Flares

Tinus lotz wrote:
13 Nov 2018 13:39
Nisjeep verkoop syne hoor by hom
Afraid that his are already with me.
by David M
07 Nov 2018 14:57
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!
Replies: 83
Views: 18854

Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

Cedric - Your dude is now R 10-50 per litre but for decent consumption and performance you need to add 25% diesel which brings it up to R 12 per litre. The big question will be whether the alternative suppliers product makes a bigger bang than the existing. If the same and requires 25% diesel it wil...
by David M
01 Nov 2018 08:50
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!
Replies: 83
Views: 18854

Re: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!

So as expected the Firetruck is averaging 6,3 km/l around town and this is with either straight biodiesel or with a 25% diesel/75% biodiesel mixture. However on the open road with the trailer I am getting almost 8 km/l with the mixture as opposed to the 5 km/l I got with straight biodiesel. Temps go...
by David M
01 Nov 2018 07:29
Forum: 28. Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from Windhoek Namibia
Replies: 20
Views: 4655

Re: Newbie from Windhoek Namibia

Be it boats, caravans or campers they build brilliant stuff in Swellendam.... must be the water :lol:

Brilliant vehicle.
by David M
01 Nov 2018 07:04
Forum: 18. Vehicle Accessories
Topic: Patrol rear off road bumper options
Replies: 16
Views: 3973

Re: Patrol rear off road bumper options

Bumper 2.jpg I rebuilt the the BZT one with double swingarms to take the 33" mud spare wheel, 60 l fuel, 4 sandtracks, spade, power points, reverse camera etc, sorted the quality issues and changed the lights. Made "that Bots trip" with no issues. It will be up for sale early next year as we now us...
by David M
18 Oct 2018 08:50
Forum: 29. Events
Topic: 30 November to 02 December 2018 - Rust de Winter and Year end function
Replies: 94
Views: 14620

Re: 30 November to 02 December 2018 - Rust de Winter and Year end function

1. Day trip
2. Yes for spitbraai
3. 2 people, camping
4. Yes
by David M
15 Oct 2018 17:18
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: EGT TEMPS ON 4.8 PETROL PATROL
Replies: 16
Views: 4196

Re: EGT TEMPS ON 4.8 PETROL PATROL

I am assuming that the 4.8 also has aluminium pistons which are the weakest part of the whole setup as aluminium is not keen on temps above (some sources say 660 and others 750). If the purpose of your EGT gauge is to protect the pistons you want the probe as close to the pistons as possible. If you...

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