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    I have just done a run up the coast to Port Gregory which included a lot of hilly country and the Navara struggled on the hills towing the boat.
    It didn't overheat but it is a slug compaired to the D2a for this type of work and constantly running through the gears on uphill stretches was a PITA.
    On the flat or on the beach it is very capable But It's little 2.5l engine really struggles on the hill climbs when loaded up unfortunately.
    You only get one shot at life, Aim well

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    I fitted a 160w solar panel to the roof of the Navara a few weeks back and hooked it up to 2x 125ah deep cell batteries via an MPPT controller as a "Stand Alone" power source for my 12v fridge/fridges and whatever else I want to run in the tray.
    NO power whatsoever has been fed to the system from the engine via the Anderson plug I have connected to the dual batteries in the engine bay (Just in case) in this time and the 40l Primus fridge running at -2 (perfect beer temp) has ran flawlessly without making any significant dent in the SOC of the 2x stand alone batteries
    I did connect another 80l Waco fridge for a week over Christmas to the system and this did increase the power usage overnight and the SOC went down to about 80% But it didn't take too long next day for the solar panel to get the batteries back up to 100% SOC.
    I am very happy with this setup and it didn't cost me an arm and a leg to install it either

    I also replaced the crappy little battery that came with the truck for a 720CCA one and installed a second battery tray on the passenger side with a matching 720CCA battery wired up in series.
    The single 720CCA battery had No difficulty turning the piddly little 2.5l engine over But as I am going to fit a 12000lb winch a second 720CCA will be pretty handy to have was my thinking.
    You only get one shot at life, Aim well

    2004 D2 "S" V8 auto, with a few Mods
    2007 79 Series Landcruiser V8 Ute, With a few Mods.
    2012 Navara twincab
    5.4m Trailcraft Sportscab Boat
    20' Jayco Expanda caravan

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    Some pikkies, Taken early this morning.

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    I need to tidy all this wiring up and put the MPPT controller inside the big toolbox to tidy it up and keep it out of the weather
    You only get one shot at life, Aim well

    2004 D2 "S" V8 auto, with a few Mods
    2007 79 Series Landcruiser V8 Ute, With a few Mods.
    2012 Navara twincab
    5.4m Trailcraft Sportscab Boat
    20' Jayco Expanda caravan

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    I recently fitted a blanking plate into the EGR system because of the black smoke on take off But after about 1000k's of use I am still getting a fair bit of black smoke still.
    I am not sure it this smoke is the engine still slowly getting rid of all the crud in the intake manifold from the exhaust gasses or there is some other problem, The truck is still under warrenty
    You only get one shot at life, Aim well

    2004 D2 "S" V8 auto, with a few Mods
    2007 79 Series Landcruiser V8 Ute, With a few Mods.
    2012 Navara twincab
    5.4m Trailcraft Sportscab Boat
    20' Jayco Expanda caravan

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    Navara’s are Smokey by nature.....

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