Search Results - 4x4 Community Forum





Search:

Type: Posts; User: Karol; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 29 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,765

    Re: Suitable SUV for towing and loading

    I dont think you will regret it, seeing that you have driven on for a bit, you know what to expect.

    maintenance is reasonable and diy able, I recently changed my front disks and pads for R 3500...
  2. Replies
    19
    Views
    865

    Re: Honda Jazz 2010 1.5 EX Auto

    here the jazz or Honda fit is called a Dlamini, because there are so many of them;D

    disposable cars, R 20k gets you one in good nick, will last 4 years then sell for spares for about R 10k.
  3. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,765

    Re: Suitable SUV for towing and loading

    I traded my 2006 v6 tdi in in feb this on 2011 V8 tdi, the v6 bks is a smoother engine, tows very well and is uber comfortably. The v6 had its fair share of known issues but repairs with no major...
  4. Re: VW Caravelle 4 Motion T4, 3,2 V6 Manual....Yay or Nay?

    I bought one for a wildlife estate in Eastern cape I worked for to be used as a staff/ back of house vehicle in 2010. Bad gravel roads ( the one to Haga haga) and off road conditions between staff...
  5. Thread: Treg Owners

    by Karol
    Replies
    10,337
    Views
    773,092

    Re: Treg Owners

    My T2 V8, compressor is far noisier that my V6 bks tdi's compressor was. Also does not do a pssst air release sound after a long trip when the suspension level.
  6. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,765

    Re: Suitable SUV for towing and loading

    A touareg 3.0 tdi with air suspension - I once towed my pajero IO all the way from JHB to Swaziland on a car trailer and did not notice it impede even going up steep hills.
  7. Replies
    25
    Views
    3,430

    Re: Buying land in Mozambique

    The only place I would buy any property right now in the whole of Africa is Mauritius - If I could afford it that is.

    dollar based appreciation, no land tax, full title and you get permanent...
  8. Replies
    111
    Views
    6,219

    Re: Braai-ing chicken

    We cook thin chicken breasts on the weber smokey joe ( smallest webber) often.

    The breasts in question are those vacuum sealed single portions ( 100 to 150g) from woolworths food.

    first they...
  9. Thread: Treg Owners

    by Karol
    Replies
    10,337
    Views
    773,092

    Re: Treg Owners

    I had three serpentine belt failures as a symptom of a small oil leak somewhere inside the V of the engine. (around the oil cooler)

    when braking on a downhill this oil would leak onto the belt...
  10. Replies
    79
    Views
    7,545

    Re: Chernobyl - a wildlife haven. Would you go?

    I see its been added to showmax today. Its gotten really good reviews on various review sites. Will watch tonight.
  11. Thread: Is this it?

    by Karol
    Replies
    1,180
    Views
    98,076

    Re: Is this it?

    Reminds me a bit of the freelander 1 facelift - the slight protruding nose/grill.

    Re; the dash, do you think they will move the position of the gear lever on RHD models ?

    lots of RHD model cars...
  12. Replies
    4
    Views
    346

    Spare key not working

    My Touareg "spare" key fob did not work when testing. Thinking this was the battery I changed it recently.

    Still does not work. Does it need to be programmed ?

    if so who and where apart from...
  13. Thread: E-Tolls thread

    by Karol
    Replies
    1,995
    Views
    193,103

    Re: E-Tolls thread

    Eish, then you get some guys who decide to " de -colonise" parts of the N12

    if this goes on looking at R 15 levy to the litre to keep it fixed
    ...
  14. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,819

    Re: Happy days are over

    Correcting, the Swazi observer made a boo boo ( which is normally the case) in there reporting.

    The proposed increase is 85 cent per liter bringing the total levy to R 3.85 cents per liter (...
  15. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,819

    Re: Happy days are over

    R 16.65 per liter up from R 12.85

    Remember this in a country where current basic wage for a maid is R 800 per month. ( although the new minister is tabling a increase to R 1200)
  16. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,819

    Happy days are over

    As to the Eswatini fuel price

    government asking for E 3.85 levy

    Edit: bad reporting from observer- current levy is 300 cents per liter proposed price is to increase it 385 cent per liter. There...
  17. Thread: Treg Owners

    by Karol
    Replies
    10,337
    Views
    773,092

    Re: Treg Owners

    I think 18's will fit, because the escape v6 tdi comes with 18s or 17s.

    as far a 20' go at least you get some decent AT's these days. When my current H/T achilles dessert hawk wear our I'm...
  18. Thread: Treg Owners

    by Karol
    Replies
    10,337
    Views
    773,092

    Re: Treg Owners

    I know what you mean >:D

    What helps is that you can put in a speed warning on the MFD. I set mine at 130km.
  19. Thread: Ventilated discs

    by Karol
    Replies
    11
    Views
    618

    Re: Ventilated discs

    If brakes are spongy it could mean they need some bleeding of air that gets in the brake fluid system when changing pads, sometimes they will open the brake fluid cap so that pushing in the piston in...
  20. Thread: Treg Owners

    by Karol
    Replies
    10,337
    Views
    773,092

    Re: Treg Owners

    yes, one of the niggles i have. bluetooth does not work, something i will need to sort out at some point.
  21. Thread: Treg Owners

    by Karol
    Replies
    10,337
    Views
    773,092

    Re: Treg Owners

    Congrats, I have the same treg only thats it is in black.

    as for service indication, as you can see, re setting the indicator is as easy as pressing a button.

    rather change the oil and filter...
  22. Thread: Ventilated discs

    by Karol
    Replies
    11
    Views
    618

    Re: Ventilated discs

    If you change your pads and discs its important to bed them in properly. If you don't, they can develop a shudder.

    https://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/Brakes/How-To-Bed-In-Your-Brakes

    Here...
  23. Replies
    8
    Views
    420

    Re: Planning a trip through Swazi to Kruger

    what are you driving ?

    If a 4x4 there are plenty route to take to enjoy the scenery.

    coming in from piet retief, I would suggest mlilwane for one night, moving on to Hlane for the second.
    ...
  24. Replies
    103
    Views
    9,503

    Re: Poor Customer Service

    You get what you pay for.

    R 2100 for work done by someone on a long weekend Friday Saturday and Sunday including evenings is dirt cheap IMO.
  25. Replies
    0
    Views
    383

    Tesla solar roof tiles

    The third version of the tesla solar roof tile.

    looks neat !

    Maybe one day it will become available in RSA

    https://electrek.co/2019/06/13/tesla-solar-roof-tile-techonology-custom-fittings/
    ...
  26. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,074

    Re: Hlane Royal National Park

    Gables shopping center is about 10km from miliwane next to american embassy and happy valley hotel.

    Shoprite, PnP, Clicks, Ocean basket, Spur, Adega,mug and bean, movies, banks, and other small...
  27. Replies
    54
    Views
    6,792

    Re: Stealers - please stop the thievery!

    The only real value for me is that it keeps the two year aftermarket warranty valid which came with the car when I bought it in Feb. Not that the warranty says it has to be franchise dealer service...
  28. Thread: Treg Owners

    by Karol
    Replies
    10,337
    Views
    773,092

    Re: Treg Owners

    Figured it out, took break had lunch and glass of wine when posting, when back to fiddle with the brake line.

    the trick to getting the line to seat at the correct angle into the caliper for the...
  29. Thread: Treg Owners

    by Karol
    Replies
    10,337
    Views
    773,092

    Re: Treg Owners

    So today I replaced the brake pads and disks on the v8

    Its different to the v6- here the whole caliper comes of and you have to disconnect the brake fluid line going into the caliper

    Everything...
  30. Replies
    54
    Views
    6,792

    Re: Stealers - please stop the thievery!

    To add my 2 cent, recently my V8 tdi treg went for 135k lube service at VW ermelo. ( As I drive from Swaziland I wait in ermelo the whole day) I asked them along with the basic service of oil and...
  31. Replies
    37
    Views
    3,569

    Re: VWs SA-bound T-Cross compact SUV

    Its like a new cross polo.
  32. Replies
    4
    Views
    462

    Re: New Shape Touareg

    I sat in one on the showroom floor of VW ermelo when I was getting a service a few weeks ago.

    honestly, its gone a bit soft IMO- maybe its because it was the R version.

    Its has the same offroad...
  33. Thread: Is this it?

    by Karol
    Replies
    1,180
    Views
    98,076

    Re: Is this it?

    This is starting to look like the upgrade alternative for current D4 drivers who are not totally won over by the D5's looks.

    I predict it will be a top seller, even in the gloomy economic...
  34. Thread: Treg Owners

    by Karol
    Replies
    10,337
    Views
    773,092

    Re: Treg Owners

    I did some rough stuff in my T1 like yours- Richtersveld pulling and echo 3, moz thick sand and dunes, a couple of 4x4 courses.

    some deepish water at groenkloof,

    some deep cotton soil mud here...
  35. Replies
    79
    Views
    7,545

    Re: Chernobyl - a wildlife haven. Would you go?

    reminds me of an episode of River monsters where Jeremy goes fishing for a mutated som in those channels

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mufnY-VTV8
Results 1 to 35 of 999
Page 1 of 29 1 2 3 4