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    Re: weight on double cab roof

    Hi Ely.
    No issue with the weight of a roof toop tent on the cab, the limit of 100kg is for when in motion. The static weight is well above the 100kg mark. We did southern Namibia with a RTT on my...
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    Re: VWs SA-bound T-Cross compact SUV

    Picked one up yesterday, and so far am impressed with the complete package. It is huge inside, seating position is good and the little 1.0L engine more than sufficient to get it going. It is...
  3. Re: Toyota Prado 150 + Wild Earth RTT - Carrying 4 Jerry Cans?

    Hi Richard.
    What about side mounting 2 Jerry cans, as per pics attached. Could attach the frame to the roof rack and then again behind the rear mudflap to the chassis.
    Still, first prize would be...
  4. Thread: Amarok De-CAT

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    Re: Amarok De-CAT

    Morning Shaunm194. Pm sent.
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    Re: OEM Radio replacement

    Jokes aside. One thing I would really like in my radio is auto frequency (AF).
    Do the new RCD330s come with AF, or is there another model that comes with it?
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    Re: OEM Radio replacement

    Mmmm, does your steering controls work, because im sure that your steering is on my dining room table😝
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    Re: The story of Shrek - My T5.1 Transporter 4motion

    https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do-yourself/169586-vw-polo-diy-upgrading-bcm-body-control-module.html
    Interesting read this. If you have the correct body control module, a new indicator stalk is...
  8. Re: Amarok keys in water, how to get it working again

    Mine went through the washing machine too. I stripped it, let it dry, and has been working perfectly for a few months now. The electronic part of the key is very well sealed
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    Re: Amarok door lock removal

    There is a tab that you need to rotate on the cable to allow it to release.
  10. Thread: Amarok De-CAT

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    Re: Amarok De-CAT

    Good news for the Capetown (or any area infact) is that I have sourced a few pipes to build floating decatted/downpipes! I can courier the pipe down, and then you send your original back to me. ...
  11. Thread: Amarok De-CAT

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    Re: Amarok De-CAT

    Thanks for the kind words Louwtji.
    Glad I could assist you, and that you are happy with the results.
    See below a few pics of your pipe.
  12. Re: gearbox and diff oil change: 255 000 km service

    A complete new 6 speed Amarok gearbox! I was shocked to hear they were so cheap!
  13. Re: gearbox and diff oil change: 255 000 km service

    Hi Leon.
    It is a pity that your good deed of giving your bakkie fresh oil has back fired and now the gearbox is behaving badly.
    First thing is to confirm that the correct oil was used. If the box...
  14. Thread: Amarok De-CAT

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    Re: Amarok De-CAT

    Thanks for the kind words Marius, pleasure meeting you and glad you are happy with the work.
    HatJohan, no problem, have been doing them for years, and will continue for years to come! Let me know...
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    Re: Amarok roofrack - care to comment?

    Just read your post.
    I had a 1.6m tentco rooftop tent mounted on my roof for a southern Namibia trip last december. I used the Thule roof mounts which also use 4x M6 bolts.
    The tent weighs a fair...
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    Re: Amarok Multi Functional Steering wheel

    My steering wheel project is now complete, everything works 100%.
    I followed this youtube video for the majority of the work, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AjzyJzQR7OI , and then picked up a tip on...
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    Re: Amarok turbo hissing sound

    Hi Jeep Fan
    That could be the issue. That steel flex pipe should have also been removed and the blank plate installed on the head, see pictures attached.
    Strange that it still gets boost pressure...
  18. Thread: Amarok De-CAT

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    Re: Amarok De-CAT

    Morning Sharny.
    Yes, I do still do the Amarok decats. Will be in touch shortly.
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    Re: Amarok Multi Functional Steering wheel

    Morning Willem. No, havnt sorted it out yet, but have done a lot of research.
    Looks like I have to add two wires from the indicator stalk control plug, one to a +12V point and one to the LIN input...
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    Re: Amarok maintenance costs

    I have serviced my Amarok myself since 90k, sitting on 176k now. In this time it is on its 3rd set of brake pads (R800 a set), 3rd set of wipers (R250 a set), air filter every 30k kms (R400 from VW),...
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    Re: What have you done to your Volkswagen today?

    Replaced my auxiliary belt and all the pulleys with the VW robust kit. The idlers are steel units. Had to butcher a ratchet ring spanner to get to the tensioner bolt.
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    Re: The story of Shrek - My T5.1 Transporter 4motion

    Just got the quote from VW. R5k will buy you a complete oil filter housing and new oil cooler including all new bolts and gaskets etc, everything in the attached diagram.
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    Re: The story of Shrek - My T5.1 Transporter 4motion

    Morning Kortgat
    That is interesting, will monitor the 2.0L motor and keep you all posted.
    The cost of the software EGR delete is R2.5k. I use Lucas from ATM for this.
    Regards, John
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    Re: The story of Shrek - My T5.1 Transporter 4motion

    I also do EGR delete kits, with the required software update to write it out the system. Have recently done an experiment of removing the cooler and blanking without software, and we are a week in on...
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    Re: The story of Shrek - My T5.1 Transporter 4motion

    Did some research, and may have a workable solution here. One can remove the complete unit off the bus and replace it with the Amarok oil filter housing and filter. The gasket that attaches to the...
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    Re: The story of Shrek - My T5.1 Transporter 4motion

    That looks very different to the Amarok. I see you do get blank off plates for the exhaust routing on that cooler, so this will save you costly engine damage from water ingestion.
    I have now done...
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    Re: 08 tiguan 2.0 tdi head cracked.

    Have you tried Alert Engine Parts? They sell complete replacement heads.
  28. Re: Amarok Rear Leaf springs (comfort) - Too soft

    Also, SUMP used spares in Springs Gauteng has 2x single cab Amaroks they they are stripping.
    http://www.sump.co.za/phone/index.html
  29. Thread: Losing water

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    Re: Losing water

    Hi Retailer
    As mentioned above, the decision looks simple. It was very likely that a failed EGR cooler caused the head to go.
    Real world costs on a new head is around R16k for a complete head...
  30. Thread: Losing water

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    Re: Losing water

    Im glad you came right. Did you replace the EGR cooler or did you remove and bypass it?



    Grips, I agree with you on the cambelt cover and dust. The cover was only updated to stop the auxiliary...
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    Re: Losing water

    dph, this is bad news...
    A word of advise, DO NOT CONTINUE DRIVING THE VEHICLE!
    Hopefully it is not already too late, but once the EGR fails and the water warning comes on, there is a 50/50 chance...
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    Amarok Transfer case control module

    After 170k kms of trouble free motoring, my Amarok has given its first issue that needs a replacement part.
    Every time I turn the ignition on, I get an audible warning and my 4x4Low light flashes....
  33. Re: Bonnet Cable Broken | Amarok | 2013 | Double Cab

    Morning Disco Youngster
    I had a look at my vehicle to see how the cable is routed. Looks like you may just win with a wire hook to catch the cable and give it a tug.
    Send me a PM with your mobile...
  34. Thread: Jurgens XCape

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    Re: Jurgens XCape, rear cargo rack

    Hi Paul. Weight of the complete unit is well below 20kgs, but will confirm this later this evening.
    The idea of a winch for the spare wheel is a brilliant idea! The unit is more than strong enough...
  35. Thread: Jurgens XCape

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    Jurgens XCape, rear cargo rack

    Hi all XCape owners
    Would anybody be interested in a cargo rack that goes above the spare wheel? It attaches with the standard bolts that hold the jerrycans on the back, so no new holes required. ...
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