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    Re: Tyres for Touareg

    do not mix tyre sizes, even mixing new and heavily worn tyres can lead to diff damage.

    255/55/18 is the stock tyre size
  2. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    I'm sorry to hear, a friend had a similar issue with his Q5 (2.0 TSI DSG) and he also spend big bucks at Audi to get it fixed despite my recommendation to take it to an independent. The dealer is...
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    Re: Bush Baby trailer swaying badly

    best option is to get the weight distribution and trailer angle correct

    if you cannot do the above, or want additional margin of safety then consider a stabiliser, I use a trapezium straightliner...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    driver side gearbox mounting point on the chassis also reinforced, still need to paint the new tube
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    previously I did not use the stock oil/water intercooler on the engine, but with the...
  5. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    Swambo's previous car, CC 2.0 TDI DSG towed a few times, even our Penta caravan, and never gave a days trouble. Bough it on 20k and sold the car on 140k km

    BUT as said already made sure you stick...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Chassis prepared for gearbox mounts. Machined threaded bushes, drilled the chassis inserted bushes and welded back up, did the same on the other side giving me 4 x M10 mounts for the gearbox
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    Re: Questionable engine designs

    Maybe stop driving bmws???

    My audi has a tpm system that works very well with no false alarms
    It has a coolant level sensor so will warn me of a burst pipe
    It has an oil level sensor that warns...
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    Re: Ek het nie besef dit is so baie werk nie.

    Lyk baie goed! Teen jou charge out rate is dit seker een van die duurste tafels ooit 8-)
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    Re: Which diesel is best ?

    vpower is pure marketing. Retail price is not regulated so with a fancy sticker you get to charge more for the same thing.

    It no different to food with "GMO free" or "Organic" stickers on them
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    Re: Questionable engine designs

    Just because its not displayed on the dash does not mean there isn't a sensor for it. For instance my Audi monitors both EGT and turbo impeller speeds, its not displayed on the dash but if those...
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    Re: Jimny pinging on Engen 95

    timing as in ignition timing, typically when the spark is advanced too far, not cam timing which would involve the timing chain. Normally one would expect the management to retard timing to prevent...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Sorry if I'm explaining this too simply.

    Single biggest problem with a big power turbo motor is detonation. For those that don't know detonation is the uncontrolled and spontaneous combustion of...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Work has been slow with the cold nights, this is meant to be fun so I dont force myself to work on the car when I dont feel like it

    The existing breather for the dry sump tank fouled with the air...
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    Re: Which diesel is best ?

    Quite simple for me
    1. The cheapest one
    2. failing that the closest one

    Despite having done several hundred thousand km in various diesel powered vehicles I have never experienced any...
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    Re: Questionable engine designs

    Engineers very seldom get a completely clean sheet to design an engine, invariably there is some carry over or parts sharing from other engines to save design and manufacturing costs. Seen in...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Welding a door under rear driver seat

    This, you are risking damaging the various on board computer systems by welding onto the chassis without disconnecting and isolating them.
  17. Re: Petrol-driven or Solar/Battery-driven generator

    I had a look at the options and ended up buying a honda eu22i about 2 years ago, at 2KVA its enough to power all the house lights (LED), 2 TV's and several PC's/laptops - I havent tried the fridges...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Played around with the dry sump pump plumbing last night, I mocked this up on the engine stand but things dont quite fit the same way in the chassis so will need a few tweaks
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    In this space...
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    Re: Driving an automatic. Any general advice?

    These gearbox are computer controlled so don't need to slip before triggering to gearing down like old school mechanically controlled automatics from 40 years ago. There is zero slip when kicking...
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    Re: Driving an automatic. Any general advice?

    Of the 3 vehicles the last 2 had lockup clutches in every gear bar 1st gear (not sure on the Territory but pretty sure it was the same) therefore the only time you would experience any kind on...
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    Re: Driving an automatic. Any general advice?

    In the last 2 decades I have towed with:
    Ford Territory 4L petrol, 180kw - 6 speed autobox
    VW Touareg 3L Diesel 160kw - 6 speed autobox
    Audi Q7 4.2L diesel close to 300kw - 8 speed autobox
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Finally got some work done on the race car (we did the East London 4 hour in the sister car recently so all my free time was spent on that)

    Bellhousing and adaptor plate was fitted, needed a small...
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    Re: Engine Coolant

    stick to the recommended ratio, its more than just anti-freeze it also protects the engine against corrosion and the various plastics fittings and pipes from going brittle.
  24. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    there are 2 people to go to: Tim and Stephan. I have used both and can recommend them both.

    Tim's details has been posted

    Stephan : 061 507 6017 - he is based in Petit on the East Rand. Last...
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    Re: Stephan does his magic again

    I'd be very wary of owning the audi if it wasn't for Stephan, I dont even want to know what the dealership would have charged for this job.

    Driving swambo's Tiguan for the week again made me start...
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    Re: Stephan does his magic again

    I trust Stephan and Ian implicitly, I've seen enough of their work to know that if needed replacing it was replaced.
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    Stephan does his magic again

    The Q7 has gone into limp mode a couple of times complaining about not reaching requested boost the last month, almost certainly first stages turbo failure :-[
    The car had also lost some performance...
  28. Thread: Torque wrench

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    Re: Torque wrench

    if you wrench often get a proper torque wrench but if its just to tighten wheel nuts then a cheapie will do just fine. You are not worried about torqueing to 105 instead of 100nm, you are worried...
  29. Re: Ford very finnicky over petrol - 2nd engine replacement imminent.

    Correct, over fueling cools a petrol engine down. Remember a diesel engine by nature runs very lean, so adding more fuel creates a bigger bang and more power and more heat because the oxygen to burn...
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    Re: Tiguan Allspace TSI Highline

    First service done. Nothing much to report other than picking up a couple of parking lot door dings - helluva frustrating how people just dont give a crap.

    We recently drove from the Randburg...
  31. Re: Ford very finnicky over petrol - 2nd engine replacement imminent.

    advancement in fuel economy in modern engines are mainly from their ability to run leaner. Running an engine lean uses less fuel, but counter intuitively also can produce more power but with the risk...
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    Re: VW Tiguan 1.4 TSI overheating

    very strange, have the coolant tested for exhaust gas just in case you have head gasket issue (I doubt it, but its a cheap test)

    While the waterpump has been replaced it does not rule out that it...
  33. Thread: Towing in 4th

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    Re: Towing in 4th

    how long is a piece of string... there is no fixed answer. Haven't towed with a manual car in ages but when I did I made sure to drive it the way an auto box would manage the gears, never have large...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Thanks, running a TIAL waste gate and a generic dump valve. At this stage no plans for more power, focus is now on getting the power I have onto the road. I believe I'm pretty much at the limit of...
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    Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    nope, wrong time of day and going in the wrong direction. I'm sure it was the misguided birthday celebration being reported
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