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  1. WhereisFranklin

    FGs for sale

    Heads up for Qld and Australian buyers... https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/boreen-point/trucks/mitsubishi-canter-4x4-motorhome/1284670411?utm_source=copylink&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=web_MyAds
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    Older FGs and rubber components...

    Back in reception... Correct, about 590 Nm (435 ftlb) I think. It was unscientific. Friend of mine is a retired mechanic and guided the replacement process. We did not have access to rattle gun or torqueing tools. Best we could do is put truck in 1st and tighten by hitting the breaker bar and...
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    Older FGs and rubber components...

    Replaced the part today and put radiator etc back in place. Seems to be fine after a few short runs.
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    Older FGs and rubber components...

    Hmmm, I'm actually quite sensitive to out of place noises in vehicles but I didn't pick it up conclusively until just prior to failure. Trucks are really noisy around the motor. It may present a little differently in each case I suppose. There was some wear against the timing gear case but not...
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    Older FGs and rubber components...

    Perhaps it's obvious to some, but I'll pass on my experiences... I have a 2000 FG637. Travelled only 86000k. Ex Aust Army. I hadn't fully considered the effect of age on some key rubber components. The vehicle has not had a tough life. 1. Just holed up nr Winton Qld waiting for a replacement...
  6. WhereisFranklin

    House Battery issues...

    Thanks Gait. Your explanation is very clear. I suspect a loss of capacity due to age which probably leads to greater voltage droop. The 50% limit was based on longevity mainly, along with the capacity to be able to recharge that 50% under typical conditions on a daily basis. I over spec'd the...
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    House Batteries - low voltage alarm on inverter...

    Ok. Enerdrive e-lite battery monitor. All negative feeds through shunt. Monitor covers voltage, amps,amp hrs and gives %. Initial calibration via float indicator on Morningstar MPPT solar controller. At float, I manually synchronised the meter effectively telling it that the battery capacity...
  8. WhereisFranklin

    House Battery issues...

    Ta. GC? I'm in Oz.😁 Golf Cart?
  9. WhereisFranklin

    House Battery issues...

    Appreciate all the responses. Thanks.
  10. WhereisFranklin

    House Batteries - low voltage alarm on inverter...

    Ok electrical gurus... I'm having low voltage issues with my battery bank. 4 x 100amp AGM in series/ parallel to deliver 24v About 4-5 years old 3 . Never discharged under 50% and more likely 60% most times 4.Problem free until this trip...HOWEVER, I did leave them unattended after 2018 trip for...
  11. WhereisFranklin

    House Battery issues...

    Thanks for response. Yeah, travelling atm but when we stop for a bit I'll do some investigating. AGMs suit the rough and tumble of travel I suppose and venting problems are reduced. Hopefully it's one rogue battery but mixing old and new is problematic too.
  12. WhereisFranklin

    House Battery issues...

    Low voltage triggers when using cooktop, but not all the time. Cooked last night, boiled water for cuppa , all good. Got up this am to boil more water and low voltage alarm occurred. Has not been a problem for two weeks then , after floating yesterday, went weird. We have been using exact...
  13. WhereisFranklin

    House Battery issues...

    Hmm, we operate at a setting of 4 on a 10 setting scale for cooker. I measured it at around 900w from memory. The inverter is 1000w. So 900/24= 37.5 amps. That's why when I saw 53amps this morning I was concerned. Either the voltage was low or cooker is drawing more than it should?? Not sure...
  14. WhereisFranklin

    House Battery issues...

    Not sure, recent problem. Fusion Batteries. Have read AGMs not suited to equalization.
  15. WhereisFranklin

    House Battery issues...

    Good q. I checked in manual. Default for inverter is 10v @12v dc or 20v@ 24v dc. I was looking at voltage during operation and it was 22.something so interesting that the alarm went off. Is it a low volt problem I'm thinking now?
  16. WhereisFranklin

    House Battery issues...

    Ok electrical gurus... I'm having low voltage issues with my battery bank. 4 x 100amp AGM in series/ parallel to deliver 24v About 4-5 years old 3 . Never discharged under 50% and more likely 60% most times 4.Problem free until this trip...HOWEVER, I did leave them unattended after 2018 trip...
  17. WhereisFranklin

    Performance improvements on 4d33...any experiences?

    Ok. Thanks all. Some worthwhile suggestions.
  18. WhereisFranklin

    Performance improvements on 4d33...any experiences?

    Thanks Joe/Dan. I'll make a few enquiries. Dan, a vague one. Light rapid ticking kind of noise, especially on trailing throttle when the motor is a bit quieter. Fluctuates with revs. Potential valve adjustments???. Thanks for any thoughts. Neil.
  19. WhereisFranklin

    Performance improvements on 4d33...any experiences?

    No idea how you maintain 100kmh Dan esp in SWB!😁 How much do you reckon the gearing changes contribute to your trucks ability? I find the torque/ power band pretty narrow 2000 to 2600 ish, below and above, nothing much happens. Thanks Joe. Do you have any anecdotal comments about the...
  20. WhereisFranklin

    Performance improvements on 4d33...any experiences?

    Thanks Dan. Pretty close to GVM 5.5 tonne. Running a MTQ turbo set up (Toowoomba) . It certainly improved driveability, its just been wanting in the hills over the last few days. ( Can't imagine even trying those hills in non turbo mode). Kind of wondering the improvements with obvious mods like...
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