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    Default Re: Marius's Touareg R5 life thread. Something like that

    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I got a set of these. Man this is awesome stuff.

    They are made to the exact shape of the car. They fit perfectly. With a non-slip bottom that resembles a fine velcro type deal. They also put bumps in to cover the factory hold downs. A design I like as they will hold fluid spills much better (paired with the raised bevel edges)

    They were shipped in a strong box but not rally needed as they are pretty tough.

    An awesome product. Amazing that the dealers don't offer this as a factory option.

    I will keep this thread updated with any issues or wear patterns. I doubt it though. They look and feel pretty tough. The surface is such that you can pressure wash them clean.














    They look awesome!!!! Where did you get it from?

    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisLab View Post
    They look awesome!!!! Where did you get it from?

    Chris.
    Drop Konrad a mail.

    k o n r a d (at) h e d o n i s t c o n s u l t a n t s (dot) c o m

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Drop Konrad a mail.

    k o n r a d (at) h e d o n i s t c o n s u l t a n t s (dot) c o m

    Thanks Marius, a bit late but have been otherwise occupied.
    Will surely drop Konrada mail.

    Chris.

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    Mags refurbished and factory size mild AT tyres fitted.

    I forgot how this cars eats up the miles. Super quiet and averaged 8.6l/100km over the weekend's 150km trips.

    Having two sets is definitely worth the effort in my scenario.

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    Marius

    What is the spec of those steel rims? 7Jx17 ET55 5x120?
    Jacques

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacBrand View Post
    Marius

    What is the spec of those steel rims? 7Jx17 ET55 5x120?
    Yes.....

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    Center belt was locking if you folded the seats flat. This was due to a missing piece of trim where the belt goes into the top of the seat.

    So I set about fixing it. I didnt even bother to ask agents for a price.

    I shape a piece of sheet metal to fit where the missing piece was supposed to go. Paired with a few drops of superglue and a single pop rivet its sorted. You can see the black dot that stops the seatbelt retracting too far which will cause it to lock when folding the seat (inertia reel angle stuff )




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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Center belt was locking if you folded the seats flat. This was due to a missing piece of trim where the belt goes into the top of the seat.

    So I set about fixing it. I didnt even bother to ask agents for a price.

    I shape a piece of sheet metal to fit where the missing piece was supposed to go. Paired with a few drops of superglue and a single pop rivet its sorted. You can see the black dot that stops the seatbelt retracting too far which will cause it to lock when folding the seat (inertia reel angle stuff )




    You are AMAZING.

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    You may be shocked by agents pricing. I replaced the 4x4 indicator switch and one of the vents on mine recently and i was pleasantly supprised by the price. I think they were about r300 a piece and I was happy to pay that to keep it looking original. The "stealers" are not always totally insane with parts pricing. I remember on my ford ranger, that ford was often cheaper on service parts than Midas autozone et al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenplumb View Post
    You may be shocked by agents pricing. I replaced the 4x4 indicator switch and one of the vents on mine recently and i was pleasantly supprised by the price. I think they were about r300 a piece and I was happy to pay that to keep it looking original. The "stealers" are not always totally insane with parts pricing. I remember on my ford ranger, that ford was often cheaper on service parts than Midas autozone et al.
    Im usually shocked by vw parts prices.

    I order usually from audi or porsche as vw is the most expensive on the same parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Im usually shocked by vw parts prices.

    I order usually from audi or porsche as vw is the most expensive on the same parts.
    I agree but sometimes it's good to at least check. I thought they were going to tear me a new one and lash me 2-3k for each item so I guess I am saying it is good to at least check.

    I asked them about the cost of a new engine while he had my vin number loaded and that was scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenplumb View Post
    I agree but sometimes it's good to at least check. I thought they were going to tear me a new one and lash me 2-3k for each item so I guess I am saying it is good to at least check.

    I asked them about the cost of a new engine while he had my vin number loaded and that was scary.
    Yeah. With my engine rebuild, a short block cost more than i paid for the car.

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    Since I changed the tyres I could hear a pronounced rumble when turning right.

    Thought at first it was the tyres so I swapped left and right. The noise didn't follow.


    Jacked up the car and found this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qJxdeqC3dg


    So I ordered this.
    Not bad for nearly 320'000km of use. The last 70'000km has been a tough life on the bearings. I drive bad gravel on an almost daily basis.
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    VW wants R2500 each.

    With our crappy exchange and shipping I paid R3200 for both.

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    Default Re: Marius's Touareg R5 life thread. Something like that

    Do the V10 use the same bearings?
    Touareg V10

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    Do the V10 use the same bearings?
    No. All the other touaregs use the easier and cheaper conventional bearings.

    Just the R5 that has this design.

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    Default Re: Marius's Touareg R5 life thread. Something like that

    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Since I changed the tyres I could hear a pronounced rumble when turning right.

    Thought at first it was the tyres so I swapped left and right. The noise didn't follow.


    Jacked up the car and found this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qJxdeqC3dg


    So I ordered this.
    Not bad for nearly 320'000km of use. The last 70'000km has been a tough life on the bearings. I drive bad gravel on an almost daily basis.
    Ouch... One forgets to check the wheel bearing play as preventative maintenance inspection when there is the opertunity to Jack up the car, as it is such a simple and quick inspection.

    I think I should do it if I have a opertunity.
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    Default Re: Marius's Touareg R5 life thread. Something like that

    Wanneer begin 4E Auto?
    Ricoffy is my voorkeur keuse vir Koffie, en Toyota vir n Bakkie, en ek dra net 2 tone hemde..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Wanneer begin 4E Auto?
    Klaar aan die werk. Vir nou nog sideline maar ek werk om voltyds te kan gaan.

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    Two wheel bearings on the way and I'm starting to think how to do it.

    It's not a conventional bearing that you can use the old outer race to drive in the new bearings. And I don't want to drive the new expensive bearings in on the inner race.

    And I'm not paying R5k for the tool set you need to do it.

    So, I'm thinking about taking the knuckle off completely, moering the old one out, then put the knuckle in the oven on hell for a bit, and put the bearing in the freezer for a bit. The expansion difference should have it drop right in?

    Any problems with this? I can't think of any. Your thoughts?

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