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24 Jun 2020 02:40 - 24 Jun 2020 04:40 #223925 by Rabid Rhino
By now it was starting to get dark and images of a 1989 film popped into my head.....
I thought best to back away, leave it a day or two for any century old, blood thirsty, giant fanged, blue haired Antarctic wolf monkeys to escape before going back to the crate.... Just in case.





I really should have started these last few posts with this pic.

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24 Jun 2020 12:29 - 24 Jun 2020 12:43 #223939 by Scimike
If you are oil brand driven look away now and remember that all oil irrespective of the badge come from the same hole in the ground.

Still with me, then read on.
I tend to change the oil at half the recommended service intervals, in my opinion clean oil is better than dirty. However since I stopped working for Halfrauds I no longer benefit from colleague discount, so the normal Castrol etc has started to get expensive. So I searched for an alternative and it arrived today, less than 24 hours after I ordered it. It's Mannol oil, a German automotive brand blended in Lithuania by SCT.de. It gets good reviews and meets the highest spec required by the G3 Suzuki jimny (fully synthetic API SL), although like most they do produce higher (SN, ACEA A5 and C1 to C5) for all those picky modern engines with stringent emission control systems.
It's a good price at £35.99 including delivery for 20ltr, so that's £7.20 a service (4ltr), £15 with OEM filter !

It will be another 4000 miles before I am due the next service and I will report back on if the engine sounds any different on cheap none brand oil. If it does not I will continue to use it, if it does my Land Rover can burnuse it :laugh:
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26 Jun 2020 16:31 #224030 by Scimike
The pollen filter and a few bits to keep on the shelf promptly turned up from Big Jimny (thanks Martin) and the filter fitted perfectly. Now I can breathe more easily with less pollen :laugh:
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29 Jun 2020 06:30 #224209 by Rabid Rhino
Finally got the the bottom of the crate....





No, zombie kid, it's "I like portals" Portals, not turtles.

Might start a thread and do a write up on the install. Jimny is on storage so maybe a while.

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29 Jun 2020 06:52 #224210 by Reason2doubt

Rabid Rhino wrote: Finally got the the bottom of the crate....



Might start a thread and do a write up on the install. Jimny is on storage so maybe a while.


This is going to be interesting! Have not seen a Jimny on this forum with portal axles!

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29 Jun 2020 06:55 #224211 by X8GGY
Ditto!

Ooooh, portals :woohoo:

(Congratulations on your lottery win by the way!) :laugh:

Is that buggy finished yet?...

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29 Jun 2020 07:25 #224215 by Lambert
Oh rats, the list of cool things available for a Jimny that I don't have has just got longer. Portal axles are awesome.

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29 Jun 2020 08:16 #224217 by Scimike
Please start a thread.
Like the unicorn I have see articles suggesting these mythical beasts exist, but never seen anything in real life to prove they do. Very cool.
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29 Jun 2020 20:13 #224250 by CC Baxter
Wow! Reminiscent of a a 1970s Unimog. Love it! Chris

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29 Jun 2020 20:22 #224252 by TillymintDLG
And a 2 month wait.... I tried one in daylight in the garage and not impressed...It draws 0.7Amp, so there's no way this is 1000 Lumens.
it would be more like 100 !



Will try again later in the dark...
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29 Jun 2020 20:33 #224254 by mlines
1000 lumen is about 18 watts in LED terms. So at around 13volts that should be 1.5 amps approx

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29 Jun 2020 22:37 #224259 by TillymintDLG
I did have a quick search and found out that it needs Lab equipment to measure it too Martin, but it was worth the $9.11 to prove to me that as far as LED spotlights are concerned, you get what you pay for!
I will try them in the dark in a couple of hours time and report back!

Just did the calc on your figures and it comes out at 495L.....
I have a 200L Led Lenser so will go and dig that out after I've had my Pie & Chips and compare in the dark...
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