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  1. Thread: Treg Owners

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    So my T1's starter conked out completely on Friday morning, in Warmbaths at a nature reserve where we spent the night with friends. Stephan in PE for the weekend's SAES racing, so left the car there...
  2. Thread: Treg Owners

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    I popped open the passenger seat today, and low and behold, the earth terminal had a fraction of play in it. Tightened it and all is well again! Took it to battery place so they could test the...
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    Re: Changing of the guard, Q7 has been replaced

    Nice one Anton! I hope the BMW gives you many smiling miles! You not towing racecars anymore?
  4. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Thanks! I think you might be onto something. Battery has been acting up with the cold - despite being a year old only. Would be dead on the first two tries to start, then suddenly swing 100% fine.
  5. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Thanks, I did take the globes out and scratched the contact surface with a screwdriver. No moisture or anything in the housing. I'll give it another go!
  6. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Quick one I hope someone has a solution for!

    My brake lights seem to be very finnicky. Sometimes there are none, sometimes only one, very rarely both. Bulbs are fine. When you slap the tail light,...
  7. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Nice! My prop and all that haven't given me a day's problems luckily. Touch wood. I do have an oil leak between motor and gearbox, which isn't major, but it's there. A knock on front suspension which...
  8. Thread: Treg Owners

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    So my Treg hit 300 000km the other day! Almost on 301 000km now already, just been slow to post!

    Has an issue here and there that need attention, but all-in-all it's been a solid performer since...
  9. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Anyone here done an EGR delete on a BKS 3.0 V6 TDI? I assume at 300 000km, doing the blank off will actually help the motor a fair bit.

    My fuel consumption has ever so slightly increased in the 68...
  10. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Lol, the Mini doesn't run at the moment - needs a few things done to it... The Porsche replica had a dead battery (after 10 years) and now the solenoid on the starter doesn't kick out anymore, and...
  11. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Yeah, Stephan picked the car up on Monday so awaiting diagnosis and plan forward. AC was working 100% the entire time even while making noises. And sounded like pulley in front instead of compressor...
  12. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Let the car cool down till now. Went and fished the pieces out. Pulley has been obliterated, but nut on the shaft of pump seems to turn freely for a bit then gets stuck, but the pulley (or what's...
  13. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Lol, will let Stefan diagnose and see what the actual cause was for this. Never had any issues with the AC.
  14. Thread: Treg Owners

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    My Treg is on 292 000km now, 60 000km with me. While driving back to Pretoria from the other side of Hoedspruit yesterday, I heard a noise that sounded a lot like a failing bearing on a pulley when I...
  15. Thread: Touareg tyres

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    Re: Touareg tyres

    I've done 38 000km on my set of 255/55/18 Goodyear Wrangler Adventure ATs on my Treg. Checked tread depth today - 7mm left at the worst. Checked my app where I put all my costs for the car in, and...
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    Re: Touareg Wizard

    It is Stephan van Tonder yes! All info can be had on his FB page - https://www.facebook.com/Panics-Place-Garage-100489741438131/
  17. Thread: Treg Owners

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    I've had that before. Oil filter was put in wrong and the little bit that sticks out at the bottom got bent. Check that or refit the oil filter. It slots into a little hole.
  18. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Thanks! So the 95ah battery is fine? Don't need the 105ah one people keep insisting on?
  19. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Hi guys, does anyone have the right battery size and number for a T1 3.0 V6 TDI BKS?

    I think my battery is about to die on me. Car has been standing a bit, but I still drive as I have a permit....
  20. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Has anyone tried the Wolf range of oils that Goldwagen sell these days?

    I see the Wolf OfficialTech 5W30 LL III (https://www.wolflubes.com/EN_EU/Products/product_65604.aspx) is VW 507 00...
  21. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Thanks! So does your towbar already have the other adapter on where that plugs into? Mine uses the 13 pin to 7 pin adapter, then that adapter of yours would be able to go into it.
  22. Thread: Treg Owners

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    My Treg does the exact same thing with LED lights on trailers. Which is really annoying! Please post details of the adapter once it arrives, it would be much appreciated!
  23. Thread: Treg Owners

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    A really annoying omission as he also races and needs to tow the race car! Lol

    That power is proper though. Almost scary to think such a big car hauls like that.
  24. Thread: Treg Owners

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    I checked for the tow bar, but no, nothing on it. No button to operate it.

    I only ever drive in S mode, better fuel consumption and better response. Been driving a Golf 7.5 1.4 TSI with a DSG box...
  25. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Friend of mine bought a 2012 Treg 4.2 V8 TDI on air suspension for his wife last week. I took it for a spin over the weekend. Damn, it pulls hard and that 8-speed box is amazing. Brakes feel more...
  26. Thread: Treg Owners

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    I use one of these, along with Google Play Music. It works really well - zero interference 99% of the time (97.5 FM), but I don't take calls through it - mic sounds as if I am at the end of a tunnel....
  27. Thread: Treg Owners

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    My Treg was due for a service again at 274 000km (last one was done in August this year at 259 000km).

    Changed oil with the unicorn tears called Liqui Moly Top Tech 4200 again - R790 per 5 liter...
  28. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Just checking in here with a little ownership update on my 2007 3.0 TDI... Been racking up lots of kilometers on it lately. Did 30 000km in the first year of owning it (from 232 000km in August 2018...
  29. Thread: Treg Owners

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    I've had my 2007 T1 3.0 V6 TDI for a year now and I've done 30 000km with it in that time. It's been an utter joy and I've loved every minute of ownership so far!

    Last week I went to Lesotho for...
  30. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Strange, after almost 30 000km with mine, with towing race cars all over the show and sitting in traffic lots, my car is averaging 11.94l / 100km according to my logs over the entire period. I...
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    Re: Funny how life changes

    Good luck Stephan! As so many have said, I'm pretty sure you'll make a roaring success of it!
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    Re: Touareg Owner's List

    alfaquad - 2007 V6 TDI - Rear Spare - Air Suspension - 256 000km
  33. Thread: Treg Owners

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    I think the pricing on the Good Years is good. I had them fitted this morning then drove from Pretoria to Johannesburg. Picked up a new Golf to drive for a week (media test car), so will only get the...
  34. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Thanks Hein, I spoke to them this morning and got quoted R11 400 for a set of 4 of the Grabber AT3s. My guy at TWT can get me Good Year Wrangler Adventures for R11 650 for 4 (incl fitment and...
  35. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Friday afternoon while myself and a friend are driving to the airport to pick up another friend visiting from the UAE, picked up a flat on my right rear wheel. Well, more like the tyre destroyed...
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