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    Trace of hose cables. You might have a nice system there to be had for very little outlay of funds or effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Trace of hose cables. You might have a nice system there to be had for very little outlay of funds or effort.
    Will get them checked out when next in JHB
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    I made this video for another thread. I thought I'd share it here for the record and finding it easy in future

    A Touareg starting procedure. It glows the plugs and cranks the starter automatically. All you have to do is keep your foot on the brake and flip the key as per the video.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0R9AzkXIuM

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    Dual battery done and dusted. Thanks for all the bits Dad!
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    I have always run the cables under the bakkies on top of the chassis in side a sleeve.

    Installation looks neat and tidy.
    You do not have a chassis as a bakkie, suggest you get 20mm sleeve to run it in as high as possible.
    Seen cable been ripped off by a branch under the vehicle.
    Same apply for the connections between vehicle and trailer, run it over the tow bar not under and not hang loose between trailer and vehicle.
    Run cable over the hitch.
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    The cables are as high as it will go. If they snag there I will have bigger isues to worry about.

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    Paint isn't in too bad shape. There are some scratches on the side but this is on the bonnet where the polish and wax looks great!

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    I also forgot to share a remarkable feature of the Touareg that I noticed while towing my caravan.


    If there is a crosswind the touareg will drift slightly with the wind. However, one would think this would be exaggerated by having a caravan in tow. On the contrary. The towing ESP intervenes and the car tracks straighter with a caravan in tow than without.

    Truly unbelievable. You don't even notice the cross wind unless you look at the grass or trees along the side of the road. And I remember as a child how my dad fought the wind with the kombi and the Jurgens.

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    Boot area wires tidied up a bit



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    Is that the air compressor accumulator tank on the left of the spare wheel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    Is that the air compressor accumulator tank on the left of the spare wheel?
    Yes. There is one under the front left sill as well.

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    If you could get an air fitting on one of them, then you could inflate your tyres!
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    What is that ridiculous little spare tyre doing in an "off roader"?

    Heck even my (.....) has a full size spare
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    If you could get an air fitting on one of them, then you could inflate your tyres!
    It has a port already under the front right seat from the factory. The touareg comes with this inflater as standard (if it has air suspension)



    It inflates a tyre pretty quickly. The accumulators work at pressures up to 16bar.

    However, I don't like straining the system like that. For the compressor to pump the pressure back is hard work.

    I prefer to pump my tyres at a garage andverify the pressure with my hand held gauge.

    But' it's nice to have the inflater in an emergency. (especially with the biscuit sized spare - which is an inflatable as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    What is that ridiculous little spare tyre doing in an "off roader"?

    Heck even my (.....) has a full size spare
    It's a luxury 4x4. Not a hard core 4x4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    It's a luxury 4x4. Not a hard core 4x4.
    One would think that it's not that hard to fit a full size spare under the boot floor of a vehicle that size. It's not like it's a 7 seater.

    I must admit I am completely against run flats, tyre sealant systems and temporary spares. They are just plain unsuitable for local conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    One would think that it's not that hard to fit a full size spare under the boot floor of a vehicle that size. It's not like it's a 7 seater.

    I must admit I am completely against run flats, tyre sealant systems and temporary spares. They are just plain unsuitable for local conditions.
    The touareg is small. It doesn't look like it's small but it is.

    The full size was an option on a swing arm. The boot won't be able to fit a full size spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    The touareg is small. It doesn't look like it's small but it is.

    The full size was an option on a swing arm. The boot won't be able to fit a full size spare.
    A Fortuner is smaller, has 7 seats and a full size spare under the floor

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    Im sure a fortuner is much bigger than a touareg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Im sure a fortuner is much bigger than a touareg.
    Shall we have a size comparison
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