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    Re: Full time 4wheel or Rear wheel

    skidpan, track day, just messing around - RWD is definitely the most fun

    Every day real world situation with traffic, water/oil & other idiots on the road. AWD without any doubt, followed by FWD...
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    Re: Automatic gearboxes and towing heavy loads

    No difference in the nature of the shifts on the X3, or the previous Q7, Touareg or Territory. Switching to S changes how soon the car will downshift and how long it will hold the gear. Maybe because...
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    Re: Automatic gearboxes and towing heavy loads

    modern autoboxes monitor a range of inputs to determine ideal gear, and that includes, speed, RPM, throttle input (i.e. torque demand). The engineers have determined the acceptable range of...
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    Re: Tyres and Speed rating

    This, by law you must fit the same (or higher) speed rated tyres than OEM supplied the car with. If your insurer wants to get sticky they can repudiate the claim regardless of the speed involved in...
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Go up one size in rivnut, once the rivnut is loose in the hole on fitting you will have issues down the line.
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    yes I have, but I dont like it. Lost of weld splatter and crappy looking welds

    Its fine in a pinch where you have run out of gas but it cant match gas mig welding for neatness and ease. In...
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    Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    This, seriously unless it a one off use just buy the tool.

    I'm not disparaging those making their own tools, its always great to see ingenuity. But for the majority of us its cheaper in the long...
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    Re: Route from JHB to Clarens

    We used the R714 in December/Jan and it was fine

    Harrismith is longer but a more scenic route through Golden Gate
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    Re: Amarok V6 questions

    yes and no, I'd rather buy a car that was driven hard but allowed to warm and cool down properly because the owner is a petrol head than one where the owner pulls into the one stop after driving at...
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    Re: Soek n paar stukke offcut Alu.

    meeste plekke wat ali verkoop het n offcut bin waar jy kan skrop vir wat jy soek. Jy betaal gewoonlik per kg.
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    Re: Propshaft alignment

    The universals can take a lot of angle without issue, what is important is that the gearbox and diff is parallel to each other, or as close as possible.

    If the diff and gearbox are sitting at...
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    Re: FS - 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S (Manual)

    finally!! this was very tempting
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    I only have Ali wire (for Ali duh) and SS wire for everything else. Haven't used any other filler rods in years. And yes the SS Wire is sure handy for all sorts of non welding jobs

    Tig welding...
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    Clean metal is always the best, but not always possible.

    With mig you can get away a fair amount of rust/paint etc. Often when working on the race car chassis I'm dealing with powder coated bits...
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    Re: Looking for a bolt extractor

    17mm head so a M10 bolt.

    Take a M12 nut and weld it on the inside onto the stuck bolt, the heat from welding will already help getting it loose and now you have nice new nut lean on.

    Dont worry...
  16. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    that is good news, please keep us posted
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    Re: Changing of the guard, Q7 has been replaced

    So the Audi was sold to WBC in the week, tried to make a deal with a forum member but he unfortunately could not get his car sold. It was sad to see it go and I hope the next driver enjoys it as much...
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    Re: "Buying" trailer from deceased estate

    problem is you almost pay more for a scrap trailer with papers than a good trailer without papers.

    Some people make friends with someone who already owns a trailer with paperwork and then just...
  19. Thread: My First Car

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    Re: My First Car

    sounds more like a boost leak, sure you don't have a broken/loose pipe somewhere
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    Re: Thoughts on trailer deck

    That trailer is moertoe and belongs in a skip. Its faster and in the long run cheaper to make a new frame than to rebuild that.
  21. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    Its already been mentioned multiple times, Isuzu KB250

    We have real world experience as they are the mainstay of our pool fleet and have had countless of them at work over the years, current fleet...
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    Nice welds

    I was told to always use the push technique so have never played around with dragging.

    Ps that push weld looks better than some of my tig welds!
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    Thats what I use for my mig welding, but I only use my mig on mild steel.
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    Thanks for the feedback, my current mig is VERY basic, 4 amp settings and wire feed speed. In my experience you want the amps as high as possible without blowing holes (and realise sometimes you blow...
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    I've heard that as well 8-)

    Ideally you need 2 cylinders because guaranteed that cylinder will run out in the middle of a job on a Saturday afternoon.
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    everything you say is true, but in reality there are thousands of these "illegal" cylinders out there in garages that people manage to exchange for full cylinders all the time. Afrox etc do not keep...
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    How long have you had it? I have been toying with getting a new MIG for a long time now (mine is getting really temperamental) and the pricing seem good on the pinnacle units?
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    off the books (i.e. no rental)? If so it sounds about right, make sure to close the valve on the cylinder when you are done (do NOT trust the solenoid in the mig welder to keep the pressure for...
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    Re: MIG welding Steel / SS / ALU - What gas?

    The co2 in mig gas is to create a hotter arc, with skill you can mig mild steel with 100% co2. The reason you can get away with 100% argon for tig on various metals is that you control the arc very...
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    West coast holiday suggestions please

    I havent been to the west coast since I was a kid so keen to go there this year.

    Suggestions please for areas/places for late Dec to early Jan. I dont know the area at all so dont even know where...
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    Re: Changing of the guard, Q7 has been replaced

    first refeulling resulting in consumption below 12l/100 km/h, which was a pleasant surprise considering I was enjoing that straight six and engine noise every chance I got.

    I will have to get used...
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    Re: Changing of the guard, Q7 has been replaced

    I now “only” have 500nm to tow the race car with so will just have to manage ;D
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    Re: Changing of the guard, Q7 has been replaced

    I genuinely did not want to like the car, the test drive was just a due diligence to make sure I looked at all the options. Coming from diesels and 4 pot petrol motors I battle to believe this runs...
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    Re: Changing of the guard, Q7 has been replaced

    B58, turbo charged 3L straight six. 280kw 500nm >:D coupled to a ZF 8 speed box

    Rear biased power delivery with a M Sport LSD at the back
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    Changing of the guard, Q7 has been replaced

    For the first time in almost 2 decades I wont be driving VAG group vehicle :'(
    (Since there is no BMW section and I still have the Tiguan in the driveway I'm posting here ;D)

    The Q7 is still a...
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