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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Well, at one stage I never thought I would get to this point....
    Getting the car fixed or making post number 2000?
    Bite off more than you can chew - then chew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I have been in sand on small climbs and it spins all 4 wheels endlessly in 3rd gear low range.

    Power is not in short supply. But we can argue awe like. I know that paper stats and real life can be very very different.

    The day will come when we go out together on the dunes and have a laugh together. I look forward to it.
    If I have to do dune driving in a diesel, any vehicle fitted with the R5 motor will be my first choice, V6's excluded. It remains the most responsive, rev happy diesel over 2 litres that I have driven.
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    Marius when are you bringing the Treg to AD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    Marius when are you bringing the Treg to AD?
    Hopefully soon. But I know it will struggle with the current tyres.

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    Just turned 280'000km.

    Thats about 35'000km since engine transplant with many stories to tell inbetween.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Just turned 280'000km. Thats about 35'000km since engine transplant with many stories to tell inbetween.
    Lekker Marius, seems to be going well lately. Here is to many more trouble free km's!
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    Jip. Thanks Kortgat. They really are awesome cars when running like they were designed to.

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    The old engine is sold and parts of it (Crank, rods, camshaft etc.) will find home in another touareg.


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    I added a brad harrison plug for my 1000w inverter. The plug stays hidden under the foot mat until needed.

    At some stage I want to run cables to the back with an intelligent solenoid and install a second battery with the inverter in the back and a feed to the trailer.

    What everything is


    Where the battery sits


    And with the distribution panel cover replaced
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    Helped with the Hogsback Hobbit 100km run this past weekend.

    It is such an amazing place. If you are ever in the area, be sure to give Hogsback a visit and take a few back roads. T4A is a life saver.



    Overlooking Cata dam on the way to Cata Hut.


    The organiser's main sponsor is Merrell


    Check point 3 on day 1




    Sunrise at Cata Hut.


    Runners setting off for day 2 (They do 50km on Friday and 50km on Saturday)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    As per this thread, I am having some of these leads made up to see if it will work.
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/....php?p=2549222

    Anybody interested in a group buy?


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    So i received my adapters today and installed them. They come in two parts. I had to remove some blue plastic to get them to fit and I used some insulation tape to make sure they stay put and avoid shorts.

    The reception only improved once I connected the blue leads to a 12v source. I used the J515 distribution box 12v feed for a splice.



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    I also did tyre rotation today.





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    I'm impressed by the mere size of the components, eg control arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eJunior View Post
    I'm impressed by the mere size of the components, eg control arms.
    Well, the front quarter panels are plastic and the hood is aluminium. The car is tiny and the engine weighs about 200kg.

    The weight has to come from somewhere. It weighs 2.3 ton

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    My rims had some scratches so I decided to sand down a bit and go a few shades darker.

    I like it!

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    Doing pre-trip inspection, I realised that my coolant looks exactly the same as the day it went in.

    That was 35'000km ago.

    I suppose it helps that the entire block, head and radiator is made of aluminium.


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    Good indicator that things are healthy in the R5 innards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Good indicator that things are healthy in the R5 innards.
    For once hey?


    Oil is also still nice and golden after 5000km since service.

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    Queenstown to Pretoria at 124km/h (2500rpm) on cruise control 90% of the time.

    10.4l/100km.

    Im happy with that.

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