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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Last drive plate needs machining but did a quick weight check because I'm curious

    Flywheel comes in at 1.6kg, rest of the clutch parts at 4kg for an all in weight of 5.6kg for flywheel, clutches...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Things always take longer than expected, but were getting there

    Hubs done
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    With clutch plate (still needs riveting)
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    With multiple drives on the hub
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    X3 puts a smile on my face every time I drive it

    Q7 power stock was 250kw and 800nm, remapped was 290kw and 950nm so not a massive jump in power but it did bring the power delivery in sooner and...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    WOFTAM comment was regarding the stupid panoramic sunroof

    That is some serious power!!! I have no plans to mod the car while under motorplan but have seen some impressive numbers being generated...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    Previous car was a remapped Q7 4.2TDI so I've done the big, powerful, diesel SUV thing and I genuinely loved that car and the way it just told physics to f-off when you planted your right foot. This...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    I haven't measured it but the claimed 4.4s 0-100 always felt too slow, off the line I can keep in touch with an M5 so I believe your son's 3.8s

    I have too much mechanical sympathy (gained from...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    I havenít touched the car in 4 months :'( life and work has just been too hectic

    We finally found a gap in the schedule to get my clutch parts made, clutch is a quartermaster V drive multi plate...
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    BMW X3 ownership experience

    So I bought the BMW X3 M40i in Aug 2021. I like data and stats so will collecting the information and it may be useful to someone else

    2020 Year model with 20 000km on the odo when I took...
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    Re: Considering a Touareg

    unless its in REALLY good condition and fully spec'd (centre and read diff locks etc) its overpriced.

    Known issues:
    Propshaft carrier, almost certainly already replaced at that km
    Turbo actuator...
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    Re: Automatic gearboxes and towing heavy loads

    I could have been nasty and made fun of your explanation of an autobox when there are plenty of resource a quick google away to explain to you how modern auto boxes work with very nice diagrams and...
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    Re: Automatic gearboxes and towing heavy loads

    nope, pretty much everything you describe about the working of an automatic gearbox is wrong
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    Re: Automatic gearboxes and towing heavy loads

    Good to know,wonder why the landrover is so finiky?
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    Re: Automatic gearboxes and towing heavy loads

    the car measures resistance on each circuit to see if the light bulbs are ok, on an LED the car will see an open circuit so assumes nothing is plugged in. What you need is some big resistors to wire...
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    Re: guarantee vs warranty vs maint plan

    Read the specific fine print of the manufacturer, but typically:

    Guarantee - product is guaranteed to perform to specification
    Warrantee - Product is guaranteed to perform to specification based...
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    Re: Welding on a vehicle

    correct, but your arc welding rod is typically 1.6mm and up, while the mig wire is only 0.6mm or 0.8mm so the energy in the arc is very different
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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 Ďn 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...
  31. 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...
  34. 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.
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