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    Re: So I test drove a V6

    VW quotes power output at 30deg ambient temp IIRC, so testing on a cold day will automatically generate a higher reading. Also they test on an engine dyno so get very accurate readings

    Then you...
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    Re: Twisted Ratchet Straps

    the reason its quieter is due to vortex shedding, the twist breaks up the airflow and the same reason tall chimneys have a spiral around the outside

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vortex_shedding
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    Monthly update: I'm still loving the car from the exhaust burble when you fire it up to the engine bark when change gears flat taps in sports mode to pop and crackle on over run. Its not perfect and...
  4. Thread: Powerbrake

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    Re: Powerbrake

    +1, no problem whatsoever with changing fronts and rears at different times. The only absolute golden rule is that you always change both sides on the same axle.

    something like 70-80% of braking a...
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    Re: Intercooler Failure

    Your intercooler goes from atmosphere to probably 1 bar pressure every single time you accelerate and come off the throttle. Combine that with possible damage from it being hit causing a weakspot...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    f£#@ f£@& F#@%!!!

    Fitted the trimmed bolts on the pressure plate and it worked a treat, clearance was still a bit on the tight side so decided to machine the adaptor I had made for the clutch...
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    Re: CBI Smart Breakers

    yup, its under "power-on state" in the settings. You have 3 options, on / off / last state.

    Set it to On and after any load shedding it will switch the geyser on (regardless of the schedule you...
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    Re: Best stop on N12 around boksburg

    its become one of our favourite sunday morning breakfast places. Their coffee is real good too.
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    Re: Corolla Cross launched

    dont agree, only in "manual" mode did it simulate gear changes, in drive it was pure CVT. Maybe the control unit managing throttle and CVT ratio is better in the audi than others. My personal...
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    Re: Corolla Cross launched

    I've only ever driven one CVT (Audi multitronic) and did not experience the hunting you complain about. It was a weird sensation when accelerating and the rpm stays put but the speed climbs.
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Nothing ever goes to plan, my pipes for the slave cylinder fouls on the cap screws of the clutch assembly. Only by a few mm but still, only get dome head caps up to 8x50 and you guessed it, I need...
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    Re: Corolla Cross launched

    CVT is the perfect gearbox for best fuel consumption - you can keep the engine at its most efficient RPM regardless of what speed you are doing. Autoboxes with lockup clutches are on par with manuals...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    normal clutch, the flywheel and pressure plate is bolted to the crank so turn with the engine. The clutch plate sits on the gearbox input shaft so turn with the gearbox. Push the clutch pedal and the...
  14. Thread: FordPass

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    Re: FordPass

    only time I’ve been asked for the different ID passwords was when I restored a cloud backup, rest of the time it updates both ID apps automatically
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    my new “flywheel” and clutch fitted, using the flex plate with its ring gear for the starter
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    clutch slave cylinder fitted
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    measured it up and I’ll be in the middle of the clutch...
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    Re: FordPass

    you can have multiple apple id’s with different countries. Just create a new apple id with a SA address, go the app store, log out and then back in with the SA id and download the app.
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    fully assembled, 5.6kg as it lies there
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    with a spare input shaft and the concentric clutch mocked up
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    next step is to install this on the motor, fit the gearbox and check the...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    all the clutch parts
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    assembly
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    here you can see the web on the centre hub that stops it drifting put of the clutch pack
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    took high grade stainless steel rivets, cut them shorter size and removed the pins. These were then peened over using various pin punches increasing in size. The beauty of the design is that the...
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    Re: Portable Air Cooler

    What he said, we gave our portable aircon (single duct) away for the reasons you gave - it just made noise and gave you a stream of cold air but the room as a whole probably got hotter because of it...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    massive export order have taken priority unfortunately, first make money and then blow it on fast toys>:D

    The Hub and clutch drive plates were sent for niteriding, it gives the parts an incredibly...
  22. Re: Cant use my Claren's reservation 26 Dec-2 Jan (Rebellie game farm)

    we did it last dec, was very nice.
  23. Re: Cant use my Claren's reservation 26 Dec-2 Jan (Rebellie game farm)

    Agreed with Hentie to carry the deposit forward to a future visit. So win/win, thanks
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    Re: Corolla Cross launched

    I had a quest manual as a rental while ago and I said some nasty things about it that got a few people upset. These cars will probably do a few hundred thousand km without fuss, I just dont want to...
  25. Re: Cant use my Claren's reservation 26 Dec-2 Jan (Rebellie game farm)

    Worth a shot, the invoice was very adamant about it being non refundable but I suppose everything in life is negotiable
  26. Cant use my Claren's reservation 26 Dec-2 Jan (Rebellie game farm)

    Being parraat I booked our December vacation early with a non-refundable deposit and now plans have changed I can no longer use it.

    We went there last year and enjoyed so much we planned to go...
  27. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Looking for R10k for the set. Once I break it up I may battle to sell the rest of the rims.

    Maybe go halfies and you each have 2 spare rims?
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    So I've learnt a few things the past month

    1. The car is not quite as planted in wet weather as the Q7 (Its not bad at all, just the Audi was sublime in the wet weather dealing with standing water...
  29. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    I still have a set (4) of 18" OEM Treg rims kicking around the garage. They were quite useful while I still had the Q7 and used them a few times but now I no longer have a need for them

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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Last drive plate needs machining but did a quick weight check because I'm curious

    Flywheel comes in at 1.6kg, rest of the clutch parts at 4kg for an all in weight of 5.6kg for flywheel, clutches...
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    Re: Power upgrade on race car

    Things always take longer than expected, but were getting there

    Hubs done
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    With clutch plate (still needs riveting)
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    With multiple drives on the hub
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    X3 puts a smile on my face every time I drive it

    Q7 power stock was 250kw and 800nm, remapped was 290kw and 950nm so not a massive jump in power but it did bring the power delivery in sooner and...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    WOFTAM comment was regarding the stupid panoramic sunroof

    That is some serious power!!! I have no plans to mod the car while under motorplan but have seen some impressive numbers being generated...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    Previous car was a remapped Q7 4.2TDI so I've done the big, powerful, diesel SUV thing and I genuinely loved that car and the way it just told physics to f-off when you planted your right foot. This...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    I haven't measured it but the claimed 4.4s 0-100 always felt too slow, off the line I can keep in touch with an M5 so I believe your son's 3.8s

    I have too much mechanical sympathy (gained from...
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