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    Re: DIY security system

    Good call on CCTV direct, recently I sent back supposed 30w Solar street lights I bought from them. Light output was less than s normal 10W LED light and the 50 hour battery life was closer to 5...
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    Re: Amarok 2012 Diesel Pulley Failure

    never heard of such a failure before. Most likely wasn't fastened properly, vibrated loose and the chatter broke the gear if I had to guess the sequence of events
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    Re: Urgently looking for sump washers

    another option is to suck the oil out via the dip stick. I have one of these, R325 well spent, when I used it the first time I actually removed the sump plug to check and only a few drops came out....
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    Re: Urgently looking for sump washers

    I always use a copper washer and have never had an issue.

    Any self respecting garage should have one of those trays with all the different sized copper washers just for cases like this >:D
  5. Re: Touareg 4x4 settings 2009 facelift 3.0 tdi with air suspension

    Thanks, I stand corrected. Always thought it could lock the front diff.
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    Steering angles are fine, no need to stress about that. With a locked front diff the nose will push wide as the car understeers - i.e. poor steering response. I had it a few times where turning...
  7. Re: Touareg 4x4 settings 2009 facelift 3.0 tdi with air suspension

    In both high and low the diff locks are automatic, so even in normal driving on tar the car will lock the diffs if it detects sufficient traction loss (i.e. you hit standing water etc)

    the next...
  8. Thread: DSG gearbox

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    Re: DSG gearbox

    thanks, weirdly seems to be only SA (that I could find) that gets the 8 speed auto, UK only gets manual and dsg boxes.
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    Despite what they may call it, the T-Roc has a DSG box
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    It wont be exactly the same box, there are several variants based on the torque they can handle

    Let us know what the scan says, holding thumbs its nothing serious
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    the important thing to take into consideration is the failure rate. So far all evidence points to the 2nd gen DSG boxes being extremely reliable, yes there will be failures like with any manufactured...
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    any chance of getting it scanned where you are? vcds will tell you what is bothering the dsg box?
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    Re: DSG gearbox

    super useful post >:( not sure what your point is other than to relish in another members misfortune.


    edited to add: seems you know francois personally which does change the tone of your post ;D
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    Re: life left on tyres

    emergency get you home repair, its worth doing, but I would not trust that tyre on my car. The sidewall flexes a lot as the wheel rotates so any puncture repair to it is not recommended.
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    Re: Tyre pressure vs fuel economy

    you always set pressures when cold, if you need to check pressures when hot (one tyre is low) the match the pressure to the other tyres on the car.

    Most manufacturers have a series of recommended...
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    Re: Tyre pressure vs fuel economy

    fit a set of super skinny tyres and you will save even more fuel.

    seriously, the recommended tyre pressures are arrived at after taking a lot of factors into consideration including fuel...
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    Re: Work in Gauteng.

    How is it different to union or taxi strikes? Life goes on, we will be working.
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    Re: Wireless Geyser Controller

    use a sonoff TH16 to monitor the geyer temp
    https://eiferer.co.za/products/sonoff-th16-wifi-switch-and-remote-temperature-monitoring

    you can use a normal sonoff switch through a relay to switch...
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    Re: Acdc tig welder.

    should have mentioned I have air liquide cylinders.
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    Re: Acdc tig welder.

    big bottles or small ones?

    I’ve never had issues swapping out big gas cylinders, going to one of the smaller dealers always did the trick

    quick search on FB marketplace and I found big full...
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    Re: Wireless Geyser Controller

    on paper they can handle load of a geyser, in practice not. I recall somebody on the forum also had one burn out in a geyser application?

    622050
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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
  23. 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
    619595

    previously I did not use the stock oil/water intercooler on the engine, but with the...
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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
    619003...
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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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