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    Re: Darkside Developments Amarok v6

    Latest episode has them fitting the 28 series turbo and wagner intercooler, They did over 400WHP on the dyno and then turned it down to 390 to ensure they are not stressing the fuel pump and pulling...
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    Re: Darkside Developments Amarok v6

    Have been following them all, they do nice technical content
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Stage 1 software re-map

    The dealers can pick it up, if you want to do software then be aware that you may have issues with warranty claims...you have to pay to play they say right. Also if a tuner tells you it cannot be...
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    Re: 132kw Amarok De-ERG & De-CAT

    You need software to code out the EGR.
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    Re: Amarok deurslotte dryf my na drank

    I have 2 intermittently working as well... need to sort them out but its low on my list of do do's at the moment.
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    Re: Back, with a tsi s/c

    Consider doing chain tensioner related maintenance for piece of mind also. It costs but worth while in the bigger scheme of things
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    Re: I did it, I removed my DPF

    CAT and DPF are fundamentally different. Most CAT's don't have sensors etc attached directly hence why you can simply delete without engine light issues. DPF's differ but also in terms of sensors,...
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    Re: 4wd Action Test - Bakkies

    There is no such thing as a un-biased vehicle review. That being said these guys probably take it for the closest though. There were still a lot of assumptions made in the tests which maybe could...
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    Re: Property: Rent, Buy or Build

    At 21 I would find 2x two bedroom townhouse units for around 750K each. Stay in one and rent out the other. 5 years down the line relook your financial position and move onto a bigger place for...
  10. Thread: Amarok De-CAT

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    Re: Amarok De-CAT

    @Jonboy...what exactly are you doing with regards to the EGR blank off? I assume your "Fix" is a cooler bypass and not valve? Maybe you can offer some clarity.
  11. Re: Looking for an < R320 000 Highline Amarok DC

    Tough ask based on your parameters, you would be looking at 2013-2014 models with above 100,000km mileage at that price
  12. Re: 2015 Amarok 4 Motion BiTdi (Auto) stalling in reverse

    It happened to me once before as well. Was a really hot day and I had the aircon running full taps. I thought it may be heat related but ave had the car in much warmer conditions in Mozam and had no...
  13. Suspension Re: What settings do you use in sand on auto amarok

    I just use "S" mode and traction control off. Have driven mostly the hot soft sand you get in the Ponta area and I have not been in a situation where I got stuck even with trailer in tow.
  14. Thread: Turbo question

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    Re: Turbo question

    That GW quote must be wrong. That turbo even from VW new should not exceed 20K in my mind. Give VagSpecCentre a call, they are in Randburg, see what they can assist with
  15. Thread: Audi TT

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    Re: Audi TT

    Should have the gen 3 TSI like in the MK7 GTI, way better than the previous Gen TSI from what I have seen. If DSG should be 7 speed , which should be wet clutch. Should be a reliable car in my opinion
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    Re: Funny how life changes

    All the best mate...I will likely be chatting to you then in due coarse, have a few jobs on the old 87 golf that need sorting and I am lazy at the moment
  17. Thread: Amarok probleem

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    Re: Amarok probleem

    Could be clutch/flywheel, is the "miss" there both in neutral or only when in gear with clutch depressed?
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    Re: Why would Amarok Injectors overfuel?

    Is it not more likely that a lean condition would cause that issue as opposed to a rich condition?
  19. Thread: VW TSI problems

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    Re: VW TSI problems

    Get a second opinion...Stephan can help or the guys at VagSpecCentre if you can get the car to Joburg
  20. Re: To map or not to map Fortuner GD-6 4x4 is the question???

    The quality of the map/Tune/Tuner etc is the key to this question. I tune and have had many cars and with my respective tune/tuner/provider, I have had no issues thus far.
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    Re: Vw touran 2,0tdi question

    I have a dyno sheet somewhere of my old 1.9tdi Cupra with a K&N flat panel filter vs the stock filter. Zero difference in peak power figures, what did change if I recall was a pickup of torque at the...
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    Re: Navara D23 2.3 nie wat hy beloof om te wees.

    Some manufacturers overstate their figures and some understate their numbers. An isolated dyno of a new Navara means very little, what may be of concern is if a few of them make less power than a d4d...
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    Re: 90kw engine life (milk bottle?)

    Mine better last, I am driving it until the wheels fall off or until the V6 gets to a price level I am comfortable with, which ever comes first. I just need to hope the motor is more reliable than...
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    Re: 90kw engine life (milk bottle?)

    Saw one the other day on one of the FB groups over 500000km's, also have not heard of common turbo issues with them so they should last provided they are maintained
  25. Re: VW Transporter Crew Bus 4mo stuck in sand question

    TC on vs TC off is a huge difference in soft sand. I tested it in Mozam my first time there with my first Amarok. TC active and I got stuck very quickly in the soft stuff, power cuts and bogged. TC...
  26. Thread: Amarok tuning

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    Re: Amarok tuning

    There are a ton of tuning companies that can do a generic map, its easy and quick, and a few grand. You always risk loosing your warranty so you need to decide. Mine is tuned and the extra power is...
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    Re: Amarok 2.0lt Towing ability?

    I have never towed 3 tons with mine so cannot comment but I would say at that weight you probably better off with displacement especially if you want to tackle hills. Most I have towed is probably...
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    Re: Leasure Wheels article Ama V6 vs X Class 350d

    Would be cool to see if there is actually a "real" difference in power between the 165 and 190kw Amarok when they surface here
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    Leasure Wheels article Ama V6 vs X Class 350d

    In the latest Leisure wheels article Hannes Grobler tests the 2 vehicles on a Dyno. 165kw Amarok V6 made 20HP more on the dyno than the 190Kw X class. Mercedes being optimistic with their figures or...
  30. Ford & Mazda Re: It's Happened-2013 2.2 DC 4x4 166 000km Turbo failed and caused engine damage

    Seems the EGR valves on all models have their issues, leaking units can cause major issues, have seen reports of EGR issues causing issues on FORD/Mazda, Amarok, Isuzu etc. I monitor mine closely for...
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    Re: 1988 Golf 1.6 diesel vasbyter

    Awesome little cars. I have a 87 Citi Sport 1.6, its starts first time, uses no oil between services and no coolant, makes no funny noises and runs like a dream and light on fuel. Don't drive it...
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    Re: Buying a used Amarok. Looking for advice.

    Not only right hand locks, they all seem to be prone to issues...I have 3 of 4 currently working intermittently
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    Re: VW Amarok oil usage excessive

    Very common issue on the 2.0TSI engines circa 2009-2013 odd
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    Re: VWs remapping will you?

    I have mapped 5 VW/Audi products...Ibiza Cupra TDI, Golf 5 GTI, Golf 6 GTI, Audi TT and Amarok. All tuned with Revo stage 1 and 2 maps, all reliable and better than stock. The key is to ensure you...
  35. Thread: Power Upgrades?

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    Re: Power Upgrades?

    If doing a remap I would suggest a decat aswell just to control the temps, never hurts. Typical gains on most newer gen TDI's would be 20-30kw and 50-80nm of torque which is plenty. Money well spent...
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