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    Re: Prince Alfred pass in March

    Thank you for the feedback. Looking forward to the trip next month
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    Re: ASPW on intercoolers....

    Nope, traditional multipoint fuel injection.
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    Prince Alfred pass in March

    Planning on driving the pass at the end of March and part of the drive from JHB to Knysna. We are not in a rush so dont want to save time but just want to experience the pass.

    Do I tackle it with...
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    Re: ASPW on intercoolers....

    Here are some actual data from my race car, also with a top mounted inter-cooler with a bonnet scoop (but sitting behind the engine rather than on top of it) but will give an idea of the heat removed...
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    Re: ASPW on intercoolers....

    Very bad analogy
    Even the ancient greeks knew the earth was round, Erastosthenes calculated the circumference 200 years BC, but today we still have Billybob believing its flat.

    Same here, the...
  6. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Remember you are buying an expensive (originally) luxury 14 year old car that is now cheap due to depreciation. So you are getting serious bang for buck but if a sudden R20k repair bill scares you or...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    orange is the lotus days, new series new colours
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    Re: Zinc or nickel suppliers

    Nice! Just watch out for hydrogen embrittlement if those bolts are going to be used in load bearing applications
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Its a GT3076, stock turbo was a GT25 so its a substantial upgrade. Stock turbo came on boost around 3000 rpm but peaked around 5000 rpm and the torque really dropped off from 5500 because it could...
  10. Re: Touareg - newer V6 diesel vs older V8 diesel

    V8 all day long. Nothing wrong with the V6 but the V8 is just so much nicer.

    Fuel consumption will be very similar, My consumption increased by 0.5L/100km moving from Treg V6 to Q7 V8. But to be...
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    Power upgrade on race car

    Applying the philosophy that more is indeed more and wanting to chase some seriously fast race cars (Ligier's, Shelby's and ADR's) which have aero meant that my Lotus 7 race car "needed" a turbo...
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    Re: ASPW on intercoolers....

    first mistake is placing an intercooler on top of the motor, every thing thereafter is a mess.
  13. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Are you bragging about
    Km done
    Fuel consumption
    Temperature
    All of the above :cool:
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    Re: Which Small Mik en Druk for Business??

    This what we use in the workshop

    https://www.makro.co.za/electronics-computers/cameras/digital-cameras/compact-cameras/canon-ixus-185-/p/000000000000334700_EA
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    Re: Heads-up on 20yo fridge/freezer

    mine is running just fine on my pool pump. 1.1kw motor, according to the unit it draws 4.5 amps when running so less than 1/3 of the rated load is probably why it works.

    you can setup limits for...
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    Re: Heads-up on 20yo fridge/freezer

    have a read here on home automation if you did not follow it. you can set daily/weekly schedule to turn those lights on an off automatically. a better option than light bulbs is to swap out the wall...
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    Re: Heads-up on 20yo fridge/freezer

    if you are worried about big brother, stay away. if you want the ability to switch the appliance on from anywhere in the world, set timers etc and at the same time have real time and 100 days history...
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    Re: Heads-up on 20yo fridge/freezer

    you wire it in inline with the appliance on its power cord also allows you remotely switch appliance on\off and set timers. You can wire one into an extension cord to measure different appliances...
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    Re: Square Tubing Tickness

    Now where is that like button....
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    4 tyres in 4 weeks

    Early December I'm driving home after sunset but not my normal route. I turn at a badly lit intersection and manage to clip the island with the RH wheels (100% my fault, I was absent minded). Stop...
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    Re: Advice on an isuzu 2011 2.5dteq

    265k is nothing to worry about.

    We have always uses Isuzu's at work and currently have 4 Isuzu 2.5dteg vehicles in the fleet (one of which is an Ecab). As delivery vehicles for an engineering...
  22. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    The engine is more than happy to run to the rev limiter, though max power is around 3500 so not much use revving beyond that.
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    Re: List of Silent home Generators

    Sorry, missed the post. Turfmaster in Nigel, R16k plus vat
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    Re: Dubbel as karavaan en skerp manoeuvred draai

    ek het n groot dubbel as kar treiler, en jy is reg hy hou nie van skerp draaie nie maar dit is niks wat die bearings nie kan hanteer nie.

    die trick wanneer jy dit met die hand beweeg is om die...
  25. Re: Where to start, building/fixing a car for fun

    its always cheaper to buy rather than build.

    BUT if the aim is to have fun and do something in your spare time then go for it. I would suggest doing something other than a golf/jetta because the...
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    Re: List of Silent home Generators

    Finally caved and bought a Honda Eu22i generator. I could get a chinese genny with twice the output for half the price but having heard of the hassles I decided its not something I want skimp on. Its...
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    Re: Power for a modem

    Have a look at this: cheaper and double the capacity
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    Suspension Re: 2nd hand Touareg 2nd opinion

    Don't forget you are buying a car that cost around a bar new, now for cheap. But your repair bills will still be that of a car costing a bar.
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    Re: Engine Braking vs Brakes

    True, you don't NEED to use it, but it's a good habit to gear down during long braking. For absolutely no effort you are saving wear on the car.

    Just about all modern auto's will have locking...
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    Re: Engine Braking vs Brakes

    Engine braking used correctly causes NO harm to an engine at all. How it physically works is that the wheels through the gearbox is actually turning the engine faster than it would other wise be...
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    Suspension Re: 2nd hand Touareg 2nd opinion

    Best advise..... People like Marius and Stephan have the skills and patience to take on a 12 year old car high tech car with a dodgy history, for us mere mortals it will most almost certainly end in...
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    Re: 2011 Audi A4 2.0 TDI

    the car CAN be recoded for the new battery, apparently it changes the charging pattern to improve battery life. But it is not essential and the car will run just fine without it.
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    Re: 2009 X Trail: Is engine swap possible?

    Just bought a xtrail petrol engine from them for one of the workers (QR20DE R14k Btw) By far the best people to deal with on import motors. Just spend the money and buy the diesel engine, converting...
  34. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Its thanks to idiots that do this that I can afford to have 2 fantastic vehicles in the driveway for relatively very little money.
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    Re: Treg Owners

    I had a leak I could not trace, not as bad as yours though, that turned out to be the HPFP
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