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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    Ek dink baie mense het uit jou thread geleer, ek onthou nog die eerste keer toe ek die thread gesien het. Ek het sommer 'n knop in my keel gekry toe ek die goed lees!

    Net so.

    Ironically, the your beetle's failure and this thread gave the rest of us (well, me at least) a lot of confidence in our vehicles. May you resist the itch of a V10 for a few more years and contribute to the body of knowledge on the R5!
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    Jan your signature says it all

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    The confidence in my R5 is keeping the V10 itch at bay.....barely.

    I just can't get myself to get anything other than a touareg again but the new one doesn't offer anything more than my current one apart from slightly better performance and economy. I can buy a lot of fuel for that price.

    I will have to keep this R5 for a while still and maybe get a cayenne IF I manage to get my qualification finished and start earning enough money.

    My boss had a cayenne and that car is just awesome! The interior and the small suspension tweaks makes a HUUUGE difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanB View Post
    Net so.

    Ironically, the your beetle's failure and this thread gave the rest of us (well, me at least) a lot of confidence in our vehicles. May you resist the itch of a V10 for a few more years and contribute to the body of knowledge on the R5!

    Hey, what about us poor V6 TDI owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisLab View Post
    Hey, what about us poor V6 TDI owners.

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    Jan your signature says it all

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    Lekker man!
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    This is a weird way of getting stuck in your driveway

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    I don't see a problem? All I see is a pile of steaks and biltong?
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    I have been unhappy with the rebound of the air suspension for a while.

    I have done all bushes except for the lower control arm front bushes which seemed fine when I did the other ones.

    So yesterday afternoon and I jacked up the car and looked for play and found play on that bush.

    So I pulled the lower control arm quickly and surprise surprise the bush is fine.

    Sat back and thought about the play and then it hit me.

    The bolt has play in the barrel of the bush.

    So, I have to order some eccentric bolts from VW - R109 each!

    I'm wondering If I shouldn't order the bushes as well as the bush barrel might be worn. But I suppose doing the bolts is easy. If that doesn't fix it, I will pull the arm again and change the bushes.

    PS : I was very upset that I had to reassemble with those dud components as I need the car tomorrow.

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    So if you feel a loud thud when going over a bump as if the air suspension is rebounding too hard, jack up the wheel and wiggle the wheel while holding at 3 & 9 o'clock positions. Then look at the lower control arm front bush for play.

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    Are the bushes rubber or nylon. I remember once getting bushes replaced in situ where the guys injected molten nylon and so saving having to have the whole ball joint replaced. Wish I could find those guys again.

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    Not sure but the balljoint is not serviceable.

    The bushes are rubber and I had the arm out in less than 20 minutes.

    Much easier working with the complete arm on the bench.

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    So what qualification are you working on. You have contributed much to this forum and you seem to be pretty confident swinging a spanner. I am sure you could open a workshop tomorrow in jhb and half this forum would queue up to bring their beetles through to you. I know I would happily bring my tractor through of you were anywhere near midrand. I think the mitsubishi guys would also come through to you as well.
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    Mechanical engineering. I wish I had the capital and guts to start my own workshop.

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    changed out the eccentric bolts yesterday. The clunk is 90% gone. (the one you get when the wheel crests a bump - feels like the rebound is too aggressive)

    I suspect the bush barrell is also worn due to the movement against the bolt.


    So two new bushes on order.

    schematic courtesy of dad.





    for those that want to DIY

    mark eccentric bushes to the subframe
    jack car to max and lock the suspension by holding the lock button for 15 sec (ignition ON)
    jack up wheel (and remove for access)
    21mm spanners needed for the eccentric bolts, shock bolt and balljoint nut
    remove the shock bolt and two eccentric bolts
    undo balljoint nut and press out the balljoint
    swivel the control arm towards the rear of the car (90 degrees) to have the balljoint clear the cv hub

    now the control arm is out

    press out the bush
    press in new bush

    ala Haynes Manual - reverse the process for installation.

    even though you marked the eccentric bolts, have alignment done.
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    Prototype 1





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    prototype 2

    It clamps so hard I can't move it with brute strength to the point I back off for fear of breaking the roof carrier.

    It sits like the proverbial dog business to a woolly blanket.

    I like it. Easy, simple, and strong.

    I will use a safety tether until I have tested in all conditions.







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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Dual battery done and dusted. Thanks for all the bits Dad!
    Marius,

    Did you install a breather pipe for the battery?
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    May I suggest you look into that. Although a sealed unit, they still vent. Though less.
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