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by ricster
06 Jul 2018 09:53
Forum: 24. Trip Reports
Topic: Botswana / Zimbabwe safari fuel consumption
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Botswana / Zimbabwe safari fuel consumption

That does seem a little steep for a 3.0 Patrol, but maybe with the added weight and trailer, still fair considering the motor having to work harder than say a 4.2 - 6 cylinder. I say this cause i think I would probably get around the same in mine. I know if heavily loaded with full roofrack, but no ...
by ricster
06 Jul 2018 09:46
Forum: 33. Happy Birthday!!!
Topic: Happy Birthday FordGuy
Replies: 14
Views: 213

Re: Happy Birthday FordGuy

Happy Birthday bud !!!.... It's always good to have a Ford guy in the Patrol family.... like the crazy uncle that is always at family functions..... :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
by ricster
05 Jul 2018 08:36
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!
Replies: 64
Views: 3110

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

yeah, I think you are right. I know they are struggling to keep up with production, but no excuse not to call and say hey I can only supply "X" amount of diesel, or at least let him know what is going on. Luckily I haven't had any problem so far.
by ricster
05 Jul 2018 07:57
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!
Replies: 64
Views: 3110

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

That is no good, I am surprised though they seem so efficient...... sorry man....
by ricster
04 Jul 2018 08:20
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!
Replies: 64
Views: 3110

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

Ok... so this morning at +1 deg C, I cycled the glow plugs 3 times to make sure they are still warm. Motor started first time, was a little rough idling for 2 - 3 seconds. There was a bit of white smoke ( un-burnt diesel ), but when i gently pressed the accelerator down the rough idling slowly decre...
by ricster
02 Jul 2018 10:46
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!
Replies: 64
Views: 3110

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

Yeah, my brother in law ( Process Engineer ) built a small plant with pumps and heaters and water washers. Washing the diesel with water sounds so absurd though.....hahaha .... but it works 100%
by ricster
28 Jun 2018 11:34
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!
Replies: 64
Views: 3110

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

Yeah ... I'm hoping to get 75L tomorrow. They are just battling to produce the quantities needed in the colder weather. I think I'm going to try build up a stock pile, so I'll always be one delivery ahead...haha.... then I'll be in chip top shape...hahaha
by ricster
27 Jun 2018 16:42
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: Bio Diesel.... The Iron Maiden is going Green !!!
Replies: 64
Views: 3110

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

yeah, I think it is more a speed to make the bio diesel than actually them running out of bio diesel. In the winter months when it is cold it takes a lot more time to process the old oil into Bio Diesel. To give you an interesting insight to Bio diesel. Did you know that to clean the diesel during t...
by ricster
27 Jun 2018 14:16
Forum: 01. Start Here
Topic: Looking for some wisdom and advice !
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Looking for some wisdom and advice !

Just to clarify, and counter what Oom Mac said..... I have almost the identical 4.2 diesel Patrol ( Y61), that I drove home from Botswana with a hole in the number 2 piston a few weeks after i bought it. Simply put ... the injector was dripping and not spraying.... I rebuilt the motor myself ( I'm n...
by ricster
27 Jun 2018 13:52
Forum: 28. Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie...
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Newbie...

Welcome to the Forum !!!! :blonde:

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