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    Re: Why is safety still not a priority??

    wag tot hy in ongeluk is en daardie lugsak gaan af met hom te na die stuurwiel want hy het nie sy veiligheids gordel aan nie

    Daar is ongelukkig nie pille vir domgeid nie
  2. Re: When do you decide to sell/upgrade your vehicle

    I tend to go from "I'm driving this till the wheels fall off" to buying something else in less than a month, once the decision is made there is no going back. The last 2 cars I sold had pretty much...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Ring gear is still the same size - to change that I need to re engineer the starter mount and then redo the intake manifold because that will foul on the pedal box etc etc. As it is my dry sump is...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Nice to get some traction again on this project. Gearbox is in, managed to reuse my old propshaft by swapping to yoke out to a ford type 9 yoke I had lying around. Seatbelts are timex so need to be...
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    Re: Suzuki - ULTRA Reliable

    Die is bewys dat langpad km baie beter vir 'n kar is as kort trips in die stad. Meeste van jou slytasie op die motor en ratkas vind plaas in die eerste paar km van elke trip

    Nogsteeds...
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    Re: Why is safety still not a priority??

    They will stop fitting airbags when we start driving cars with crash helmet on
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    Re: Why is safety still not a priority??

    100% if I had to choose between ABS & ESP or Airbags I'd take the electronics systems every time. Luckily I've never been in accident requiring the airbags to deploy, but ABS and ESP has saved my...
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    Re: Why is safety still not a priority??

    airbags can kill, so they will only trigger if the accident is of such a nature that it meets preset conditions in which they will help rather than harm. In your example one would need to understand...
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    Re: Why is safety still not a priority??

    The car comes with 2 airbags because thats how Toyota in their wisdom decided to specify it as such for maximum sales. The reality is safety is still not a majors seller in South Africa (just look at...
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    Re: It tows like a dream

    "Towing like a dream"

    For me means that there is no added stress to driving with the caravan behind me. With a nice big powerful tow vehicle you are not worried about a passing truck/crosswind etc...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Its been a while since I last touched the car, a possible race at Kyalami has spurned me to get back to work.

    forgot take any pictures, sorry. Spent the weekend sorting out the clutch, my new...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    guarantee that somebody is already looking at this. Expect EV to attract some serious licence fees in the near future to compensate for the loss in fuel levy.
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    Re: Service 2014 Golf 7 1.4 tsi

    Someone is taking the piss, looks they are charging her labour to remove and install the toothed belt 3 times?

    Are the planning on replacing the belt, and then taking it off again so they can do...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Most people with an EV will simply fly to CT and hire a car there. If its just the 2 of you it probably cheaper to fly anyway
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    Re: The most capable, reliable soft roader?

    Hmm, the V8's are nice but pricey. The V6 tdi is only marginally slower and if you tweak your mileage a bit your could squeeze one into your budget
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    Re: The most capable, reliable soft roader?

    We can debate for another 5 pages, but this is the answer.

    Ticks the box for "comfortable mature peoples daily during the week"
    Ticks the box for "able to take me and my off road trailer, on...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    I was torn between the 340i and X3. The 3 series really is a nice car and a better drive than the X3 (lower COG and less weight) but after more than a decade of SUV's I just could not get used to the...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    Neither my Treg nor Q7 had active braking, I would typically pop the car into manual mode and use engine braking to control speed on long downhills.

    The Tiguan's active cruise control really is...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    a modern petrol engine only has a thermal efficiency of around 20-30% in converting the energy in the fuel to power the car. Most of the energy in the fuel goes to waste heat out the exhaust, into...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    I found the Pirelli runflats to be very noisy on certain sections of the road, so much that more than once swambo asked if something was wrong. The speed/road/tyres would get into a harmonic...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    The CC does have braking function so will apply the brakes on a downhill to control speed. What I found was in eco mode the accelerating up a hill and braking down a hill had more leeway so speed...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    i am pretty sure with our next round of cars in about 4 years time at least one of the cars in the driveway will be an EV so looking forward to your opinion on the i3
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    Re: Oil temp on Amarok v6 MFD

    as per above the gauge shows engine oil temp. There is a gearbox oil temp probe so the computer does monitor it and you can access the data via an OBDII reader if you want to see it
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    Holiday travels are all done, only did about 1500km: JHB-Clarens-Hillcrest-JHB but she behaved herself impeccably on the trip. Not quite as rock solid as the Q7 on the open road but a really nice...
  25. Re: Looking to advice on starting a home construction company

    no building experience, but do have business experience, Plenty of profitable businesses went under because of cashflow, that is going to be your biggest challenge. Suppliers will want to be paid cod...
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    Re: Restaurants in Hillcrest?

    Last time we visited I had the pleasure of seeing them shoot up while we walked past, so no more walking anywhere, anytime unfortunately.
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    Re: Restaurants in Hillcrest?

    Years ago when my folks moved here it was different but this place frustrates the hell out of me now. The small village is gone, replaced with shopping centres and traffic. There is simply too many...
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    Re: Restaurants in Hillcrest?

    Thank you for the suggestions, should have said if they a have a proper durban curry on the menu its even better.
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    Restaurants in Hillcrest?

    We will be in Hillcrest for rest of the week visiting my mom. While she has stayed there for decades she is not the going out type so would not know where is good and where is not.

    Not looking for...
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    Re: Brass caged vs steel caged bearings

    machined brass cage bearings tend to be higher spec than stamped steel cage bearings. I have seen both types in gearboxes so would be surprised if this is the reason for the whine unless lubrication...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    Will do a separate bit about the holiday trip, for now the monthly update.

    Not much to report other than the 30k service done, service booking was requested via the BMW app in the evening with BMW...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    actually the tight and twisty, but always in cellphone range of BMW assist ;D
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    cupholders are front of the gearlever so not in easy reach, 3.5 stars only
    approach and departure angles are great (for climbing kerbs)
    traction system is pretty good, computer will let the back...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    zilch, zero, buggerall. That is right at the top on my short list of gripes with the car, Iím not sold on this runflat business. To compensate I do have snotplugs and a can of tyre inflate to...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    The only way to drive the car long distance and not travel at lockup speed is to use the CC, no way this car will travel at 120km/h unrestrained. Every car has a comfortable cruising speed that it...
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