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    for the touareg owners that go offroad and through water, I think it's prudent to copy my post here for future readers

    PS : The V8 and V10 have an intake on both sides so check both.

    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I couldn't find a picture or schematic so I quickly went to the car and undid the wheel liner to show a clear picture of what I'm talking about.

    The pictures are taken with the front right wheel liner undone and pulled back slightly.

    This is what I believe the intake looked like on the V10 that drowned.


    This is what it is supposed to look like.

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    Marius, does that pipe clip in quite securely? It looks rather flimsy and looks like it can pull out easily, but maybe not.
    I'm not arguing, I'm just explaining why I'm right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Marius, does that pipe clip in quite securely? It looks rather flimsy and looks like it can pull out easily, but maybe not.
    It sits pretty tight once on. I struggled to get it off to take the picture. It is also equally difficult to get it back on.

    I have no theories why it may be off in the first place. Perhaps a bumper repair in the past. Last time a mechanic touched my bumper he couldn't even attach the boost pipe properly so nothing is impossible for the (insert crude word here) that work on our cars.

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    I'll definitely have to check mine again after the current accident repairs.

    Perhaps I'll put a few small pop rivets through the join and flange, with some silicone.
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    Last Sunday I beat a Land Cruiser up a hill. Unfortunately you can only see him back out, not his actual climb.



    Then my off camber climb. Traction control worked so well it almost looks like I have a front locker



    And the onboard footage


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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Last Sunday I beat a Land Cruiser up a hill. Unfortunately you can only see him back out, not his actual climb.



    Then my off camber climb. Traction control worked so well it almost looks like I have a front locker



    And the onboard footage

    I also think that it has to do with the skill of the driver. I saw a year or two ago on a trail where a G-Wagon struggled to get out a hill slightly taller than an ant hill, I cruised with my 2.2 4y out there as I was on a highway.... The owner of the G-Wagon was a doctor........ Now I'm not saying doctors can't 4x4, I say it depends on the experience and skill of the driver
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    service time. This is what the oil filter holder looks like after 13'000km

    It looks bad on the photo but it's actually remarkably clean for a diesel engine.


    Frisco inspected the engine cover


    I also sorted out the old rubbish plastic bash plate



    New 3mm steel plate
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    Idler spindle on wiper linkage seized and motor broke spindle brace this morning. Spent the whole morning making a splint for the brace. 😡

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    Picture of the brace.

    Had to take the whole mechanism out and press the spindle out to clean and regrease.


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    No more plastic bits lying all over the place.

    No more hassle to remove bits to drain oil. Oil changes should now take 10 minutes.

    Front plate is 4mm and middle plate is 2mm.

    Yes, I know its not properly mounted or very strong. Its not a rock climber. I just wanted something better than the plastic rubbish that has seen better days.

    The sump and gearbox is thoroughly protected by the subframe anyway.

    The front plate was a bit of scrap found on the farm and the rear was ordered.

    All in all about R350 and some effort.

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    Yes, i know its not the neatest but its not in plain sight. I do what i can with the limited tools I have.

    Im happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Yes, i know its not the neatest but its not in plain sight. I do what i can with the limited tools I have.

    Im happy with it.

    It's there for protection and not looks.


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    Nice work, agree, simply serves a purpose. What's wrong with a Rat Rod look anyway?

    Now for some rock sliders and front and rear Tupperware protection.
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    Towed caravan from East London to Hartenbos. Mostly 100km/h in GPS with cruise control.

    12.3l/100km.

    Can't complain about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Towed caravan from East London to Hartenbos. Mostly 100km/h in GPS with cruise control.

    12.3l/100km.

    Can't complain about that.

    STOP bragging.
    I simply love my car BUT you seem to L--O--V--E yours.

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    Jip. Even after all the crap, they are so awesome that you cant help but be amazed how they do things.

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    Boerie rolls on swartbergpass today. Went with a fortuner to explain to my beetle what reliability is all about. I don't think handling was discussed.


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    Eish. Towing back from Hartenbos into a headwind all the way returned 14.8l/100km.

    Never ever can you feel the caravan behind the car in the dynamics of the suspension. Only on uphills can you feel the weight keeping the speed down and when looking in the mirrors.

    I went up Outeniqua pass doing 80-90km/h (turns slowed me down more than the climb). The R5 has more than enough power.

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    hahaha. Video should be done uploading in the next few minutes.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIWq...ature=youtu.be
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