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  1. Re: 2009 Touareg II 3.6 VR6 - Honest opinions - Should I or shouldn't I?

    Only advise one can give is to get it to someone who knows Tregs to check it out for you.

    Remember you are not buying a cheap car, you are buying an expensive, luxury SUV for cheap. When thing go...
  2. Re: 2009 Touareg II 3.6 VR6 - Honest opinions - Should I or shouldn't I?

    on paper performance seems to be similar but I suspect that NA petrol is going to work a lot harder at our altitude. Do yourself a favor and go and drive both the 3.6 and the V6 tdi, that will...
  3. Re: 2009 Touareg II 3.6 VR6 - Honest opinions - Should I or shouldn't I?

    Diesel V6's of that mileage will start to have their own maintenance issues. I agree if you can stomach the fuel bills it should be fine.

    How does the performance compare the the V6 TDI?
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    Re: Ford Territory 2006 4l Ghia AWD

    I had one for a while

    Good
    Nice drive, good power and lots of space inside
    Motor apparently is bullet proof. Its a big lumpy understressed straight 6 so would believe it

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    Re: Riced Out Beetle

    I believe you, but realise you are the exception. Balance of probabilities is that the car's mileage is not correct
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    Re: Riced Out Beetle

    Thats modified, important to know the difference
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    Re: Riced Out Beetle

    163k in 13 years, thats about 1000km/month. Either its had a haircut or the car has stood for period of time. Either way I would not touch it.

    Sadly money does not buy taste, living the in the...
  8. Re: 2008 Touareg 3.0Tdi starting issue after self service

    I always just changed the diesel filter without topping up the housing with diesel and never had an issue on restart. What I did do was prop the filter on top of the housing so as to drain the diesel...
  9. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Agreed, at R60 odd for the sensor from goldwagen its just not worth the hassle to code out.

    When i fitted front brake pads last month they did not have pagid in stock, I wont touch safety Brake...
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    Re: Towing a "Pipe Car"

    rent/borrow a car trailer
  11. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Give City Deep Auto a call 011 613 3781 they usually have a few Tregs in the yard.
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    Re: Sous vide cooking

    I see this one is only rated for 120v (a lot will accept 110-240v) but was more talking about these type of devises in general than that one specifically.
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    Re: Sous vide cooking

    I'm curious enough about this to start looking at buying something

    Anyone have experience with units like this:...
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    Re: Contact for Stephan van Tonder

    I have this number as well
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    Re: Some older V6 Touareg questions

    used to own a 2007 V6 Treg

    1. could also be the starter motor. You can try switching the ignition on (do not start) and then off again after a few seconds, then on again and start. I found that...
  16. Re: Treg boffin wanted to check out my vehicle

    +1
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    Re: Feroza 7AGE 20V SILVERTOP TOYOTA

    Get some covers on those cambelts, looking for trouble running then exposed like that
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    Re: Feroza 7AGE 20V SILVERTOP TOYOTA

    Agreed... My first 7 had a kent with webber side draughts. Being a tinkerer I read the books, borrowed the right kit to balance the carbs etc and no matter what I did I made the car run worse so I...
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    Re: Feroza 7AGE 20V SILVERTOP TOYOTA

    I know the 4AGE backwards having bought, built, raced, broken, rebuilt more of them than I care to remember. In a screamer lightweight high revving car they are nice motors but dont see the point...
  20. Re: Highest mileage you would buy a 2nd hand vehicle

    I tend to buy around the 100k km mark and drive the cars to well over 200k km before selling them on.

    So with an unknown background that would probably be my limit. However if I know the car then...
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    Re: Touareg engine swap.

    Japan Auto in Jet Park has a V6 TDI out of a Q7 on their floor for R40k, you will not get a lexus motor running in the car for double that money
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    Re: Why a timing chain?

    Nope, dual mass flywheels were introduced to reduce noise and vibrations. Compare how refined a modern car is to one from 20 years ago to understand to what extent manufacturers have gone to achieve...
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    Discovery 4 Re: Discovery 4 with flappy paddles

    I echo that 100%. Both cars in our driveway has flappy paddles and they almost never get used. For the odd occasion you do want to manually control the box just use the gearlever.
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    Re: Wanting to buy a 2012 VW Touareg

    powerbrake is even cheaper on pads and their disks are not that much more. Much better option IMHO
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    Re: Energizer flourecent camping light Rc102

    should be fine, may just take longer to to fully charge than with the stock charger
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    Re: Energizer flourecent camping light Rc10

    we have a couple, any 12v power supply with the right plug will work. I have even used a cigarette lighter plug to charge then from the car
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    Re: My FYI Thread.

    Fixed for you. Q7 has 2 EGT sensors (one on each bank) and will reduce power when it senses high EGT's
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    Re: Advice: Looking to buy a Suzuki SX4

    we have had 2x SX4ís in the company fleet until recently. 150k km on the last one without missing a beat. Never drove it myself but understand the 2l engine is no fire cracker. Fuel consumption on...
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    Re: Buying advice Audi A6 3.0Tdi 2013

    consider me educated, I did not think the multitronic would cope with the torque of the V6 diesel
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    Re: Buying advice Audi A6 3.0Tdi 2013

    3.0TDI did not come with the multitrouble gearbox, it has a proper autobox
  31. Thread: VW Arteon

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    Re: VW Arteon

    and its ugly ::)
  32. Thread: VW Arteon

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    Re: VW Arteon

    I dont agree, its not targeted at the Golf R/S3 market segment so outright performance is not the selling point. Its aimed at someone that's looking at the mid size saloon segment but does want be...
  33. Thread: VW Arteon

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    Re: VW Arteon

    Its already been decided that its SWAMBO's next car. Her current CC needs to do duty for another year or two while the second hand prices drop a bit more.
  34. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Biggest single factor in fuel consumption variance is driving style. SWAMBO consistently gets 1 -1.5L/100km better consumption than I do when she drives my car.

    Driving with the traffic flow vs...
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    Re: This is what a burnt out D5 looks like

    Something does not add up, Fire is hot enough to melt aluminium but front left tyre is largely intact? Image from linked thread

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