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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracer87ZA View Post
    May I suggest you look into that. Although a sealed unit, they still vent. Though less.
    Thanks for the heads up. Will definitely have to investigate.

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    I was thinking about the tether.

    A rope attached to the one roof brace through the wheel bolt hole on the rim and the attached to a carabena that is attached to the wing nut?

    something like this? Just have to get the length right so it doesn't flap around. Doing it this way allows me to twist the rope a few times to put some xtra tension as well.

    Thoughts? I don't want this tyre through someone's windshield

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    Holy smokes....I have overtaken the Toyota Pictures thread in views....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I was thinking about the tether.

    A rope attached to the one roof brace through the wheel bolt hole on the rim and the attached to a carabena that is attached to the wing nut?

    something like this? Just have to get the length right so it doesn't flap around. Doing it this way allows me to twist the rope a few times to put some xtra tension as well.

    Thoughts? I don't want this tyre through someone's windshield

    Think you may as well then simply loop a ratchet tie-down through there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Think you may as well then simply loop a ratchet tie-down through there.
    Even though it's not a major effort, I'm always looking for a solution that is quick and easy.

    Ek hou nie van sukkel nie
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    marius
    you are a man of means. simplest way is to make a 5 prong spindle that is welded with a hole in the middle that your lug nut screws onto. Those spindles will go from the centre down the bolt holes as a way of it not moving.
    or have that welded onto your cross brace and sticking up through the wheel and then bolted down by a couple of wheels nuts.

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    That will involve too much cost and it will be heavy (scratching the roof)

    I want an easy system that even Shalene can use and manage.

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    So, took the controls arms off today again to put the new bushes in.

    About 30 minutes each side to get the arms off

    Had to improvise to get the bushes out - I never had the right tools for the job

    Some pictures of the bolts, tools used and ..... French control arms...

    They are hefty arms. Weigh a ton! No wonder you can tow aircraft with the car.













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    new bushes arrived. Pressed them in.

    All buttoned up on both sides in less than an hour.

    Prelim test drive later tonight which has to be followed by alignment.

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    Baie nice!
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    Is that VW bushes or Porsche?
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    VW bushes. The only suspension bushes that are different on the porsche is the other lower control arm bushing. The touaregs and normal cayennes have a soft hydro bushing. The cayenne turbo has a sturdier rubber bushing (which I fitted a while ago) - it looks like I installed it yesterday and it has done 40'000+ hard kilometers.

    The top control arm bushings (7L0 407 077) I replaced were torn.



    I suspect the previous mechanic didn't tighten them at the resting position.

    The bushings I replaced today still looked fine. I replaced them because of excessive play between the bolts and the inner barrel of the bushing. Again, I suspect a previous repairer didn't tighten the tracking bolts properly.

    I will be sure to mark the tracking bolts once the alignment is done and tighten the bolts properly at home (and inspect that the alignment didn't move)
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    ge-impressed

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    old hydro bushes versus cayenne turbo bushes (original VW - 7L0 407 182 E)



    The ones I changed today are the 7L0 407 183 A bushes

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    Any idea on the cost for all the bushes on the top and bottom control arm? I might tackle it this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    Any idea on the cost for all the bushes on the top and bottom control arm? I might tackle it this weekend.
    I can't even remember what I paid for these two..... long week so far

    I did order them last week in my defence.

    Best is to phone the dealer with the part numbers. Be sure to get the sway bar bushes as well. They clunk like hell when finished.

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    here is the cayenne bush part number if you want to get a quote for that. It replaces the 7L0 407 182 E bush in the schematic above.


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    Thanks Marius. I will start phoning around.
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    Me thinks; they should just give you your degree


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisLab View Post
    Me thinks; they should just give you your degree


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    I agree. They give them out in government so why cant I have one?


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