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    Re: Touareg - newer V6 diesel vs older V8 diesel

    Cant comment on off roading as I never really used mine for that. If you do a lot a towing then the air suspension is definitely worth it as it self levels the car regardless of the towing weight.
  2. Thread: Daihatsu Taft

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    Re: Daihatsu Taft

    have a look at the brake adjuster mechanism, it is meant to adjust for brake wear but if faulty could end up self adjusting the pads to the point where they bind with the drum?

    You should be able...
  3. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Tried the surebrake disks on the previous Treg, endless hassles and I wont touch the brand again.

    V8 rotors are monsters so the V6 should be a bit cheaper. I have been using powerbrake for around...
  4. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Ordered front disks and pads from Powerbrake last week - R7k incl VAT. Can be had cheaper at GW but you are not getting the same quality
  5. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    next time ask for brakes >:D

    Also check pricing at Powerbrake
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    Re: Which jumpstarter?

    fit a trickle charger to each car to keep the batteries charged as they all seem to be standing at some point?

    I had a similar issue with my mother and her little Etios. She does not drive a lot...
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    Re: Struggling to start after head gasket fix

    Modern engines use stretch bolts (torque to yield) and as such a one use items and tossed when you do a rebuild. You do NOT retorque the bolts
  8. Re: Economist Mike Schussler on SABC : Retrenchments loom in several sectors of SA ec

    I think its a lot worse than most of us think

    A lot of our suppliers are on short time, working 3 or 4 days a week. We have just gone back to a full week after running short time for a month.
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    Re: Prince Alfred Pass

    Drove it in March, no issues.

    Though if you are driving it in the dark then there is not much point, simpler and faster to via highway?
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    Re: Amarok built by Ford

    How times have changed!
  11. Re: Touareg brakes & service Cape Town: OE only?

    you can also try powerbrake for mintex pads as another option
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    Re: New PowerBrake discs fitted to the Q7

    Update on the PowerBrake rotors

    Changed front pads yesterday and I will have to replace the front rotors next time around. So far I've done just over 50k km on these disks so call it 65-70k km...
  13. Re: Touareg brakes & service Cape Town: OE only?

    Brake pads can be sourced from goldwagen. They carry a few brands, ask for Pagid pads - exact same pads as fitted by VW (except it does not have the little VW logo on them)
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    Re: Stainless steel snorkels

    Ram air effect only starts from 200mph so it makes zero difference on airflow into the motor having it forward vs backwards. The air around the A pillar is already very turbulent so again no...
  15. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    once off warning that goes away?

    I had it once when starting the car after an oil service, warning went away before I could kill the engine and did not return. Think it was simply the oil pump...
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    Re: Wire tying tool

    I cringed when he started drilling the plate while holding it with vicegrips. Cannot be compared with the original tool posted though in terms of clamping strength - sorry, see it was in response to...
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    Re: Trainer in Lathe, Milling and Welding Wanted

    Very true. Easy to get a button pusher to operate a CNC machine. I even had my daughter running a Haas CNC lathe during the December holidays with about 30 minutes of training. Programming it...
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    Re: Toyota Corolla 2.0 D4D

    stick with the devil you know
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    Re: PLEASE advise - How to save old Pics???

    You get scanners with adapters to scan slides. My dad once spent months converting boxes of old slides to digital using such an epson scanner, no idea what model though.
  20. Re: NEW! Dash Cam with Artificial Intelligence / WiFi / 1600P / GPS logger / G-sensor

    How does it deal with cars where the cigarette socket is always live, does this mean the camera will be on and recording 24/7?
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    Re: Toyota Corolla 2.0 D4D

    keep what you have and pay your maintenance at the petrol pump. Long term I do not see how you save money by swapping a car with 100k km for one with over 200k km. No matter how good the car is your...
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    Re: Waar kry ek Kaggelhout ?

    Just pulled the trigger to order 150 bags, work out to R4/log with their discounted price structure. As you said works very well in a fireplace - I use 2 logs to get it going quickly then...
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    Re: Powerbrake lockdown Special

    Ordered new pads for the Q7 yesterday, had them delivered to my desk less than 24 hours later.
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    Re: Interesting new engine ignition design

    F1 uses normal cam, but the valve springs are replaced with pneumatic systems as wire springs just cannot cope with the high RPM
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    Re: Waar kry ek Kaggelhout ?

    Dankie, het 5 sakke bestel om te sien hoe dit werk
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    Re: Interesting new engine ignition design

    wankel unfortunately has fundamental design issues that cannot be engineered out such as the shape of the combustion chamber, plus the fact that the chamber effectively moves as combustion takes...
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    Re: Powerbrake lockdown Special

    I run powerbrake disks on the race car and Q7, worth every cent.
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    Re: Interesting new engine ignition design

    Not worried about the electronics, even modern variable valve timing is mechanically relatively simple systems.

    I'm worried about the new hardware on this engine, specifically the fancy rotary...
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    Re: Interesting new engine ignition design

    For a stationary engine running at a fixed speed this may work. Cannot see how it can ever be put into a production vehicle with that level of complexity.
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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    Personally I would not fit these. You are effectively moving the spark plug out of the combustion chamber leaving only a small hole for the flame front to travel through. I cannot see how this does...
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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    have you done a compression test to confirm?

    Is the plug oily or full or carbon?
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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    apart from obvious physical size differences they are also made of different metals
    main types from cheap to expensive:
    copper
    platinum
    iridium

    then you also get different heat ranges (that...
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    Re: MIG and TIG welding Machine?

    remember the 3 C’s of alu welding....
    clean
    clean
    clean

    acetone works well to clean the ali. start with a thickish piece of alu and just lay down beads to practise.

    another tip, use ss...
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    Re: MIG and TIG welding Machine?

    to weld alu you need an AC macchine, the first link is only a dc unit

    also look for a unit with high frequency start, the cheaper units usually dont have this
  35. Thread: VW Arteon

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    Re: VW Arteon

    Agree, had the use of the MD's M5 (F90 current generation) for a week while he was overseas. An epic car but after a few days I parked it and used the Q7 for my daily commute as I preferred it for a...
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