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    Quote Originally Posted by Romzotwa View Post
    Looks nice and bright...

    I'm curious to see a nice photo in daylight.


    Question: Doesn't spotlights installed grille obstruct air flow towards radiator?


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    These are 2 inch spots so small surface area.

    And Im sure the cooling system that was designed to keep the v10 and V8 cool can more than adequately cool the R5.

    I think the cooling will be fine even if you block the whole top grill.

    There is quite a large area between the grill and radiator so air can enter lower down and build up in the cavity.


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    I took this yesterday while installing. I'll try to to get a better day pic later.

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    Better pic




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    Baie netjies gedoen, Marius.
    Bite off more than you can chew - then chew!

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    Very tidy. For me in the city, just get no opportunity to use spots, so not worth it for me.

    Will consider a light bar on my new Hannibal roof-rack though, as that will only go on if I'm over-landing.

    Just got back from the Kalahari yesterday. Benoni - Twee Rivieren - Nossob - Mabua - Kuruman - Benoni.

    Was towing a 1.5 ton Imagine Comfortvan, Treg performed almost flawlessly. Only had an issue with the aircon not working, could however easily sort this out by clearing a fault with Vagcom (luckily had the cable and laptop along). The fault was the same one as in my previous thread ---> http://4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php?t=120362

    I'm going to apply the TSB again and turn off the compressor saving function, as this thing seems to strike randomly.

    Consumption was on the high side, but not bad considering the endless soft sand and weight and speed we had to maintain to reach our destinations. In heavy sand she demanded 23l/100km. Open road towing at 120 km/h 13l/100km.

    Ran my tyres in the sand at 1.3. (17/235/65 Pirelli Scorpion ATR's). Initially had them at 1.7, but got stuck, thereafter no problems.

    Had some interesting learning's about the ESP. 100% definitely, in slow sand 'digging' it must be off, driving fast on sandy roads keep it on, it did wonders in maintaining stability in some situations, i.e. could feel it taking action on one of the wheels here and there. Keeps the trailer dead straight and in-line.

    Other vehicle with us was a newish LC 200 V8, - performed flawlessly, think the Treg comes close to it in all aspects, but the LC does have an overall slight advantage.
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    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    I wouldn't deactivate the pressure sensor. If you genuinely lose AC gas you will kill the pump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I wouldn't deactivate the pressure sensor. If you genuinely lose AC gas you will kill the pump!
    I hear you, - then my only option is to always carry VAGCOM and laptop. Kalahari without aircon and an 11 month old and 4 year old would be much less fun.
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    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    no chance of replacing the sensor and/or topping up the gas to slightly higher pressure?

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    towed the trailer to hogsback and back over the weekend.

    Both trips I traveled at indicated 100km/h. Both trips returned sub 9l/100km consumption.

    These were taken close to Cata Hut on the amatola hiking trail.




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    Some pics to keep the thread alive





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    wow! That was post #1000 in this thread!

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    I got a dead left HID Xenon headlight today.

    I scanned the car and got this code

    01344 - HID (Xenon) Headlight
    012 - Electrical Fault in Circuit - Intermittent
    I unplugged the spots thinking it was that but the fault came back immediately.

    I took the headlight out and saw a brown wire that was flaking it's insulation (probably due to the heat of the Xenon globe in there.

    Fresh insulation, clear the code and the headlight is back to normal.

    I wonder what the dealer would have done (and how much vaseline I would have needed)

    The touareg is a sophisticated car but if you stick to the basics, plenty of their issues can be cheaply fixed/resolved.
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    This might be coming to a page near you soon.

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    Nice one !
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    Ok, I think it will last now.
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    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Ok, I think it will last now.
    I hate doing the same job twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I hate doing the same job twice.
    Now that all depends on the job
    Vrywaring: Niks wat ek hier kwyt raak moet hoegenaamd as feite beskou word nie.

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    ah crap. My alternator rubber drive coupling failed today.



    in order of what the car does with the battery draining and not charging

    - consumer electrics off
    - A/C off
    - stop - running gear fault
    - esp off
    - abs off
    - airbags off
    - MFD goes dead
    - gearbox limp mode (3rd gear + reverse)

    Voltmeter showed 8.5 volts on the dash when I got home. I doubt I would have gotten further.

    I'm pretty impressed by the engine ecu to keep the engine running at that low voltage.

    So max range after the alternator stops charging is about 15km by my calculations.

    I've got a spare coupling in the workshop from the old engine so that will go in.

    From checking things out, I reckon for a roadside repair you can use some silicon or gasket maker and squirt it in the cavity of the coupling and wait for it to set.

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