Happy B Day to my Engel

Hi All at E Oz,
Just would like to tell you about my Engel that will be 34 years young at the start of March and show you a couple of pic's. My Engel was given to me for my 21st b day and has travelled over 1 million Kms (680,ooo kms in one vehicle) around Qz, has had more than it's share of beer go through it and some food. The lid is bent from people sitting on it in the back of ute while roo shooting. Had to put new seal and catch on lid 12 months ago otherwise no trouble with it. Would like to hear from anyone who has an older Engel.Maybe we could up and see who has the coldest or worst looking Engel.


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Reply By: rosso1234 - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 20:19

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 20:19
Bravo!! I llike it
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 20:23

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 20:23
if only the new ones went for a 1/4 of that we would be doing well. they dont make them like that anymore, happy birthday young engel!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 20:27

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 20:27
Happy Birthday
My first one only lasted six years! Go figure.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 20:26

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 20:26
LOL, I love it!

This post is a bit different from those that have whinged about some problem or other with their Waeco. Hehehe.

All you need is a transit bag and it will look brand new.


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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 21:54

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 21:54
Mines a 1984 model .... so only 26 years young..... still runs like a trooper...
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Follow Up By: Member -Paintar - Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 22:17

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010 at 22:17
Hi Scott
If you want Scott i will stop time this end and wait for you to catch up !!!!!!
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Reply By: brownie - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 01:05

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 01:05
My 14lt Engel (the type with the external coil on the back) is still going strong,
It's in its 5th vehicle - 1 LR & 4 LC.
The 240v plug burnt out, so now it is 12v only, but it still goes & goes....
Not sure of the year I bought it, but it cost $180 new.

Cheers, Neil
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Reply By: Member - TonBon (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 07:16

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 07:16
Hehehe nice one. Maybe a well worded email with a few pics to Engel wouldn't go astray.
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Reply By: Toadkeeper Jo aka Qlder Jo - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 17:25

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 17:25
well this should instantly solve the Engel/Waeco debate!
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Follow Up By: Angler - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 17:46

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 17:46
I had one very similar a few years ago when I worked for the big T. I also purchased a trailblazer whilst working and it must be at least 25 years old as I had it installed in one of my early Hiluxes and it was second hand. Probably around late 1978 or 9.
It is still going strong and works 24/7 keeping a coupe of kegs cold. It was the first 100litre made by trailblazer and at the time we ordered two, one 80 litre and this one. I know the 80 had a new power unit installed around 1990 so it didn't last all that long. Mine has been going constantly now since 1992 and I must admit it is nowhere near as efficient as when it was new. The flap valves apparently get a bit worn with lots of use.

I concur, happy birthday Mr Engel


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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 18:07

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 18:07
Wont solve the Waeco / Engle debate in any form for the simple reason that Waeco has not been on the market in Australia for the same length of time as Engle ,so the longevity debate will continue.
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 07:57

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 07:57
Painter,
I have one exactly the same. Bought it in 1974 and I think Engel had only put them on the market a year or two before. Makes it 36 years old.

The fridge has been in a number of 4wds: Landrover S3, Nissan G60, Pajero NJ, LC 100 and now in the troopy. Has done a lot of Kms.

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I have had few problems with it. A couple of years after buying it I was in the Kimberley and the fridge lost its gas. Had it recharged in Derby and has been 'cool' ever since. The problem was apparently an early fault due to the way the charge line was crimped in the factory. As you can see I have added a fan which makes a big difference.

My only complaint is that it pulls more current than the modern ones (~6A) and tends to cycle on more, but it keeps going. I keep saying I should upgrade but can't justify the expense when the old ones still works.

cheers
alastair
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