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    Had a great day yesterday at Mpongo Game Park.

    It's always nice when your birthday coincides with a group 4x4 outing.









    More photos here
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    There are some that believe anything faster than 80km/h on gravel is dangerous. They clearly havent driven a touareg yet. I did a 70km stretch of gravel today.

    I never went below 70km/h. It never ever felt loose and the traction control never stepped in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UCPPpeIwEk


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    Wanneer en hoekom het jy jou lightbar uitgehaal en spots ingesit?

    So begin dit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockett View Post
    Wanneer en hoekom het jy jou lightbar uitgehaal en spots ingesit?
    Twee redes

    1. Hy het water ingekry en nie altyd gewerk nie

    2. Hy gee te veel lig naby en belemmer my labg afstand visie in die nag. Halogen ligte is baie sagter op my oe. Ek het selfs my HID terug vernader na halogen.

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    Ek self geniet ook eerder die effe geel van halogeen. Hid lyk asof dit weg raak ipv verlig. Daarom het ek ook spots in daar onder.

    So begin dit...

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    To be fair in posting all failures, i have to report today's failure.

    My right rear brake light globe blew.

    It was a pricey R3.30 for a new one from Midas. And about 4minutes to change it.

    Bloody unreliable car this......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockett View Post
    Wanneer en hoekom het jy jou lightbar uitgehaal en spots ingesit?
    Me thinks this is in preparation of the sale of the R5 and the acquisition of a V10 in the not to distant future...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    To be fair in posting all failures, i have to report today's failure.

    My right rear brake light globe blew.

    It was a pricey R3.30 for a new one from Midas. And about 4minutes to change it.

    Bloody unreliable car this......

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    Replace them in pairs. I've found that bulbs working in pairs often fail quite close to one another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Me thinks this is in preparation of the sale of the R5 and the acquisition of a V10 in the not to distant future...
    He already has a V10...

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    If I can make the finances work on a v10 I would buy one today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    He already has a V10...
    I have halve a v10. My dad has the v10 treg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I have halve a v10. My dad has the v10 treg.
    I was referring to the other half of your V10. The bit lying on the garage floor

    Just pulling your leg

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    Hehe. That was sold a while ago. A guy drove his car with a known waterpump failure and killed the crank and cam. Luckily mine was almost as good as new.

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    Douglas to Colesberg

    8.4l/100km at 110km/h cruise control......

    .....then I became impatient.

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    Queenstown to East London @ 115km/h cruise control.

    8.6l/100km.

    No issues. Just pure joyous motoring.

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    Nice!
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    The Witson Double Din I installed doesn't allow you to turn the radio on when the car is off.

    That is very inconvenient sometimes so it had to be rectified.

    I could have looked for the "key in" wire feed but a switch is nice as it doesn't require a key. Sometimes in town Shalene stays in the car but I take the key.

    A simple switch turned into a huge project with a bosch 5 pin relay. Pin 87 for the switched positive that usually gives the "on" signal and pin 87a for an always on feed. Or was it the other way round? I must check that the relay is usually at the "non-energized" position. A bosch 5 pin relay draws 0.16 amps iirc and I don't want that draw when the car is off.

    Pin 30 goes to the radio

    85 is 12v via a switch and 86 to a chassis ground (the treg has very few of those)

    In the end all is well and luckily when the radio comes on the radio sends the signal to the amp as well.


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    Hi marius. I have always wondered how to fit that type of rocker switch neatly in the plastic trim, how did you do it so neatly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    Hi marius. I have always wondered how to fit that type of rocker switch neatly in the plastic trim, how did you do it so neatly?

    drill 3 small holes then take ages with a knife trimming bit by bit.

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    Geez, nothing much scares you does it.....I have no worries doing mechanical work, but interior trim....


    Nicely done
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