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Changfa Engines / Re: China diesel
« on: August 12, 2019, 07:17:07 AM »
well there still made.

And seem no worse than all the others. Go have a look at it and see what you think.
You could bring a new one in for the same money if you wont to do the customs thing.
Always fun. The engine is about 15 years old, but if it hasn't had a lot of use its still a 22 hp engine with electric start.

Impressive as it is,my favorite moment was sticking the blade of a screwdriver inside the ring spanner. So it would "fit" the nut.
I never would of thought of that. lol

Is this the sort of thing your talking about.

Yes the mega listeroid, have sen pictures i thin k it was supposed to be about 18hp. Don,t know it it ever shipped or if it was just a prototype?

General Discussion / Solar Split System Inverter Air Conditioners
« on: July 24, 2019, 05:07:24 AM »
Have seen a few adds for these lately and wondered if anyone had any practical experience with them, or of them.
I have lots of panels, so powering one wouldn't be very difficult.

Solar Split System Inverter Air Conditioners

Here is the sales pitch;

HYBRID Solar AC units are as the name suggests. They run directly off solar panels during daylight hours or when their is sufficient sunlight and mains power in the evening or at times of limited sunlight. They can also run on a combination of solar and mains power.

Ideal applications include Businesses, Schools, Offices, Site Camps or wherever heating or cooling is required during the days they run for free when there is sufficient daylight.

STAND ALONE 48 volt 100% Off Grid units run completely off solar panels and charge a battery bank for use during the evening or at times of little sunlight.

Perfect for any off grid application such as remote communities, Islands, farms, mining sites or off grid residential use.

Solar AC, both Hybrid and Stand Alone is Proven Technology with hundreds already installed in Australian Telco towers to cool equipment and batteries.

So you know all i know about them now.

Everything else / Re: ESD 5500E engine speed controller unit
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:51:37 PM »
Yes and no. The unit uses a proximity sensor to count the teeth on the prime power flywheel. To monitor the engine speed.
The mighty Shifing is hand started so the flywheel has nothing to count. An one of the boys decided they needed it for a job they were doing so, I'm out of luck.

Everything else / Re: Diesel Heaters
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:47:30 PM »
Put me down as interested as well. My container workshop is bloody freezing these mornings. and i do have a bit of fish and chip oil around the place.

Lister Based Generators / Re: Alternator Hz tip
« on: June 25, 2019, 09:01:41 AM »
Buy yourself one of these and connect in to the generator output.
The 20Amp version has its own internal shunt so the power go's straight through it at all times and you have volts, Freq, watts, Kwh, amps, all for less than the cost of a few beers.
Got 4 of them on things. I know Glort collects them.


Things I want to Buy / Re: Pulley for alternator
« on: June 20, 2019, 03:01:47 PM »
Depending on were you are in OZ.
I picked this up[ last year from a large bearing supplier in Brisbane, for about $60  145mm

Changfa Engines / Re: New Watercooled Diesel Toys
« on: June 18, 2019, 07:11:46 AM »
Well done mate, we need pictures. By the way did you ever collect that other engine i put you on to, out west?
Good news on the panels, i have a whole lot if you want.
Our energy company just changed hands, and today they just installed our two new smart meters. Don't that suck.

Everything else / Re: ESD 5500E engine speed controller unit
« on: June 03, 2019, 01:01:21 PM »
Brilliant idea, looking on fleebay now.  :) ;D

Engines / Re: Head Bolt Torque - Changfa 175
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:59:08 PM »
Might help.

my zs 195 manual says head bolts to 25 kgf.m (kilogram force meter)
If my math is correct that's something like  180 foot pounds.

Everything else / Re: ESD 5500E engine speed controller unit
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:48:30 PM »
Thought the same thing, put one on dads holden statesman, years ago.
Most of the ones you can get these days have a vacuum operated servo, so no go.

Everything else / Re: ESD 5500E engine speed controller unit
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:56:39 AM »
Thanks Guys, the most expensive part of the setup is the actuator.
Bob i have see the units as cheap as 60-70 Dollars.
So you could almost afford a spare if you needed it to be bomb proof.

Everything else / Re: ESD 5500E engine speed controller unit
« on: May 31, 2019, 04:10:32 AM »
No Sorry mate, but this is not a bad price for the lot.


Its exactly the same as the picture my mate sent. he works for a mining company, and it was in the stock to be cleaned up.
You you don't need a cheap 250kw 3 phase motor do you? make a good induction generator.

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