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    Opinion about which??
    Missing Treg keep eyes wide open

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    Marrius, are the current injectors your original ones or the ones from the replacement engine? I seem to remember that the replacemenmt engine had fairly low mileage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    I think something is wrong. TOUREG 3.0 TDi wasn't available here in 2006.
    Fluffy it was, first ones came in pre-facelift in 2006.

    I'd get the Treg above the Disco but I'm biased.
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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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    Marius cannot believe your bad luck. Unbelievable!!!
    2007 Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI (Facelift, Air, Rear Diff Lock, Rear Mounted Spare)
    2008 Audi A4 B8 2.0 TDI (Multitronic)
    2009 KTM 990 Adventure (Daily Commuter & Weekend Fun)
    2012 Imagine Trailvan 4-Sleeper

    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    Well if you guys can remember i spend in total R130000 on my R5 for a engin overall all spares from VW, had car back for a month, accident car written of, car was standing for a year while doing repairs, why so much you would ask, well easy, new pistons ring, waterpump, 3 new injectors, dual mass flywheel among a few things, power steering unit which stealers broke while replacing aircon unit, etc. etc. but still missing the treg. Still looking around, while swambo not looking
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    Missing Treg keep eyes wide open

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Fluffy it was, first ones came in pre-facelift in 2006.

    I'd get the Treg above the Disco but I'm biased.
    OK, but that's news to me.

    Which one would I buy.

    We'll you know I am a huge Egg fan.

    If I needed the space and had aspersions of camping, overlanding, serious 4x4, without a doubt the Disco.

    If you don't need that, then the egg.
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    Marius is on his way in a rental Hyundai Accent.
    Currently in Wildernes, so another 600 km to get him home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Just spoke to Raymond.

    He's sorting out everything. Won't cost me a cent except for the rental's fuel.

    That is top notch from tuffstuff. Apparently the center is not directly related to TS.

    Raymond also organised the rental to be delivered to me. So in a couple of hours i should be on my way.

    Big huge massive thumbs up to TS!
    Was the excess for the towing waived because of your post or was it a mistake from the beginning from TS side to charge it?

    I have not checked my policy in detail regarding flatbeds and recovery fees, driving a boring appliance leads to complacency it seems.
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    Dis wat jy diens noem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eJunior View Post
    Marius is on his way in a rental Hyundai Accent.
    Currently in Wildernes, so another 600 km to get him home.

    Sent by 4e, from my iPad using Forum Runner
    Nice of them to give him an upgrade
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    Back home safely.

    TS didnt mess up. The lady behind the phone who is an outsourced operatpr meesed up.

    Raymond sorted everything and happy. I got more than expected in the end as is usually the case with TS.

    A huge thanks to Raymond for sorting everything. Nothing to be paid. Just the deposit which I will get back.

    Another huge thanks for Reenen who kept me company and took me to his farm for a boerie roll and a bag full of apples. You are awesome. Thanks.

    The accent looks nice. Did about 7l/100km. Suspension and seats are crap. Way too wallowy and the seats killed my back.

    I suppose it does what it's made for. Damn i missed the treg.

    Fluffy : Jou gat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan Blomquist View Post
    Marrius, are the current injectors your original ones or the ones from the replacement engine? I seem to remember that the replacemenmt engine had fairly low mileage?
    4 of them are from the original engine. Number 5 was swapped out straight after the engine swap as it had an electrical failure as well.

    I got three spare. I must just check if i got the rocker cap bolts and injector seal kit. But I'll inspect the harness and connections first.

    Actually feel so bad incurring my insurance such a large cost over so small a thing, but what can one do. You can't anticipate these things.

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    Marius, with your level of patience, it seems that you are almost ready for landrover ownership.

    Cheers
    Stephen

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenplumb View Post
    Marius, with your level of patience, it seems that you are almost ready for landrover ownership.

    Cheers
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    Murphy is a funny guy. If I buy a Land Rover it will probably never break.... or leak.

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    The fact that TS is taking the vehicle home to you on a flatbed is remarkable. In nearly all cases the insurer is only obliged to take the vehicle to the nearest accredited repair facility. There is substantial cost to putting a vehicle on a flatbed for these long distances.
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    2012 Imagine Trailvan 4-Sleeper

    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    Well, if it was not for all your problems this thread would have been very short (or never started).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    The fact that TS is taking the vehicle home to you on a flatbed is remarkable. In nearly all cases the insurer is only obliged to take the vehicle to the nearest accredited repair facility. There is substantial cost to putting a vehicle on a flatbed for these long distances.
    Yes. I am fully impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogaards View Post
    Well, if it was not for all your problems this thread would have been very short (or never started).
    Exactly. I have learned so much and hopefully this thread can be of assistance to some in future.

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    Please,please Marius,flick that thing !!

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    It could happen to anyone.

    My boss's cayenne with 20'000km on the odo had a speed sensor fail on the wheel.

    OK, that wasn't a showstopper but still. things can and will break overtime.

    It's the first major issue since the engine transplant that is the car's fault. You can't blame the car for rats that chow the airlines. The alternator couplings were service items and the aircon was bad workmanship. 20'000km later.

    That's not too bad, and to want to sell it because of that is just silly.

    It was fine to Cape Town and fine there. Everybody used it to quickly go to the shops.

    It is a lovely car. I have had less hassles in the last 20'000km than some members have had with new cars.

    I have fixed all the issues on my cars before only to sell it and then sit with a new devil.

    No, rather the devil I know.

    When it's paid for, I'll maybe trade it in on a Gen4 pajero.

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    Jip soos ek 5000km en 3 ratkaste later
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