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    Finally got the nav sotware working.
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    Which one? TomTom?
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    Igo. I tried garmin but it was buggy.

    The igo has pretty comprehensive maps. The nuvi will now stay permanently on t4a and only come out off the beaten track.

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    I may try a different version of garmin at some stage again.

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    It looks as though the old heart will have a new lease on life.

    Friend of mine (mechanic) received a touareg R5 with a failed waterpump that dumped coolant into the engine oil and it spun bearings as a result thereof.

    My crank and rods were still good as new so my old engine's crank and rods are going to live on.

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    Great stuff, and I guess he knows exactly who to ask on how to take that engine out etc. etc. etc..
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    The car was at VW who took the engine out. The whole nose was off.

    The car was dropped at my friend's shop in bits and pieces. I told him to call me should he have any queries.

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    I have always wondered why the failed water pump does not get noticed? generally what happens is the coolant gets into the oil via the waterpump seal. However surely this will immediately trigger a low water message from the header tank? If the vehicle is stopped it will be fine, I believe these warnings are ignored, the water topped up and the car driven until enough oil gets into the sump to cause chaos.
    There is also a little "tell tale'' that will vent water onto the ground
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    If the waterpump oil or water seal fails it should leak out the drain pipe. Problem is that some mechanics block the port. The water seal fails and has no where to go so due to the cooling system being under pressure it makes its way past the oil seal which is just a normal seal and keeps crankcase pressure at bay which is low. The sump oil gets contaminated and boom!

    If you have an R5, make sure that port and tube is not blocked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    If the waterpump oil or water seal fails it should leak out the drain pipe. Problem is that some mechanics block the port. The water seal fails and has no where to go so due to the cooling system being under pressure it makes its way past the oil seal which is just a normal seal and keeps crankcase pressure at bay which is low. The sump oil gets contaminated and boom!

    If you have an R5, make sure that port and tube is not blocked!
    Why would anyone block that port/tube? Because of leaking water? That is like sticking a sticker over your temperature gauge so that you don't see the engine overheating anymore - problem solved! Ignorance is bliss.
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    When my water pump gave in last year, it started leaking oil from the port, when I removed it, it seemed as the leak path was actually past the shaft seals not the body seals, I am still uncertain how that happens as the water pressure will be substantially higher than the oil (crankcase) pressure.
    As a result I am pretty paranoid and as a result removed the port rubber pipe from the sump insulation and routed it into a small plastic bag, I regularly check this for oil or water.
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    perhaps this picture will make it clear. An oil leak is not crucial and a water leak is not crucial.

    If the port is blocked and the coolant seal fails it will go past both seals.

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    The Hilux guys invited me on a weekend to Hogsback.

    We all had a great time and I was even spotted in one of the Hilux's

    Hogsback is truly spectacular. Some of the pictures for the weekend.






























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    We later went back up that donga road.

    Please pardon the crappy dashcam sound.


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    Fuel economy for the whole trip which includes towing to Hogsback and back, and the trail routes (not towing), worked out to 12.5l/100km. Cant complain about that.

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    Looks like a really nice place/route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Looks like a really nice place/route.
    Hogsback is amazing! We love the area.

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