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  1. 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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    Re: Brake Line Flaring Tool

    as per Paul, WOFTAM

    You do get proper kits but expect to pay 10x + for those.
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    Re: Howie-WP's TReg thread.

    The Treg/Q7 platform is brilliant on corrugated road at speed. Recently drove a stretch of dirt road with the people following behind in their Jazz, when we arrived at the destination I commented on...
  5. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Be very careful with the fan blades as they are brittle, I tried to repair the fan on my previous Treg and applied *just* too much pressure and cracked the blades.

    Tried my luck but the fan...
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    Re: Stephan's indy workshop

    I had the advantage, a Q5 on a flatbed being towed by a Touareg, could only be you

    TPMS didnt complain this morning, not sure if it was your poking around or the slightly warmer temps but either...
  7. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    what a bargain! at that price you dont mind spending money getting the car sorted.
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    Re: Stephan's indy workshop

    Q7 was serviced yesterday, including a gearbox oil change. A nice touch was getting one of the oil cans back with 1l of oil in it in case I need to top up before the next service (car takes 9l of oil...
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    Re: Touareg coolant loss

    a common problem is a plastic T in the waterlines in the middle of the V that gets brittle with age.

    either way get it checked out ASAP
  10. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    at that price and mileage I'd rather have me a V8 tdi
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    Re: Stephan's indy workshop

    You will not go wrong
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    Re: Funny how life changes

    Without seeing this thread I just posted about my experience of the work you did on SWAMBO's CC yesterday https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/318233-Stephan-s-indy-workshop. Really...
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    Stephan's indy workshop

    I don't mind getting my hands dirty and swinging a spanner but work and development on my race car takes up so much time that I'm not getting to the road cars. SWAMBO'S CC needed its 120k major...
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    Re: Suitable SUV for towing and loading

    I go down about once every 3 months. Used the winterton route often and used to think so as well till got caught doing 150 outside Winterton. My problem with that road is if you get stuck behind a...
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    Re: Engines and More Hartbeespoort

    Owner's name is Paul. I have dealt with him on a number of occasions, 100% legit and stand up guy. The shop floor is also the neatest you find at ANY engine importer.

    Having visited his shop once...
  16. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    should work, but be warned stripping and reassembling the adjusting mechanism is a PITA. Growing an extra hand is advisable to get everything back together.
  17. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    The mirrors have a slip clutch design to protect the motors and gears in case you try to over adjust them. The slip clutch is simply 2 plastic disks pushing against each other with a dome spring, the...
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    Re: Isuzu 250 d tec, how good?

    As mentioned in another thread we have always run Isuzu KB's in our fleet. At present we have 4 doing duty the oldest being a 2013 model with over 300k hard km on it. We have not had any significant...
  19. Thread: Dash Fibre

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    Re: Dash Fibre

    Dropped you a pm with the details if you want to look into it
  20. Thread: Dash Fibre

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    Re: Dash Fibre

    All the best for your endeavor.

    Always happy to support new business and I had a look at your pricing on the website but I'm paying less than you advertise. I suspect the fibre in my neighborhood...
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    Re: The Volkswagen up! as a viable city car choice

    Q7 is pretty good, dual visors so you can cover windscreen and side window at the same time, plus main visor has a pull out tab so you can close the gap between the visor and the rearview mirror
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    Re: Touareg V10 search

    I would be very curious to hear feedback from those have driven both the V10 and V8TDI?
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    Re: Which economical runaround 1 ton bakkie?

    We have always run Isuzu bakkies in the business. Currently we have 3 KB250 Fleetside safety bakkies in our fleet (Safety version adds ABS) and one KB250 E-cab, and they all work hard. Oldest is on...
  24. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    R200k engine (guessing here) vs R2k service (DIY)
    I stick to the 15k intervals even though I know the oil is good for longer intervals
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    Re: Touareg- what's not to like?

    Only ones with the wheel carrier on the back has a full size spare, the rest have an inflatable space saver. Not ideal but all things considered not an issue, in 7 years, 200 000km of Touareg/Q7...
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    Re: Performance increase with only oil/coolant

    Ford spends billions on engine R&D... but hey you get a 30% gain with a R2k upgrade

    Fools <<<<>>>> their money
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    Re: Touareg- what's not to like?

    I hear you, but in this case the V6 TDI is in fact smoother than the V8, not by much but you can feel it.

    I'd still take V8 any day of the week
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    Re: Touareg- what's not to like?

    Since when does "need" come into car buying. >:D

    It has been proven by more than one member that the V8 and V6 real world fuel consumption is virtually the same
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    Re: Performance increase with only oil/coolant

    I have spent a fair bit of time with dynos trying to extract more power from motors and those dyno sheets look fudged. Power readings every 1000 rpm, super smooth curves.

    Anyway back the original...
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    Re: Touareg V8 Tdi fuel consumption

    I found that my fuel consumption also stayed similar when I moved to the V8.

    guess it proves that there is correlation between car size, engine power and fuel consumption and a sweetspot where you...
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    Re: How to remove silicone from windscreen

    this, petrol work by far the best it makes the silicone go gummy and easy to remove.

    edited to add, you may need a couple of applications. wipe the silicone with a petrol soaked rag, give it a...
  32. Re: 20 Year Old Built A 430bhp 6.2L Landrover Defender

    Its very easy to mod cars with a cheque book. Doing it yourself is finitely harder and also more satisfying
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    Re: Airport Lounges - OR Tambo

    We get free access to bidvest lounge and its nice enough.

    As said it get busy at times but the self help bar is nicely stocked
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    Re: Volkswagen Touareg or Jeep Grand Cherokee???

    that is pretty
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    Re: The Thinnest of the Wires!

    All the V8 TDI's I looked at had it so assume it was standard, if I had a choice I would prefer not to have it. What makes the Q7 worse is that the panorama roof does not have a solid cover like I...
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