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    Re: Powerbrake lockdown Special

    I run powerbrake disks on the race car and Q7, worth every cent.
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    Re: Interesting new engine ignition design

    Not worried about the electronics, even modern variable valve timing is mechanically relatively simple systems.

    I'm worried about the new hardware on this engine, specifically the fancy rotary...
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    Re: Interesting new engine ignition design

    For a stationary engine running at a fixed speed this may work. Cannot see how it can ever be put into a production vehicle with that level of complexity.
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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    Personally I would not fit these. You are effectively moving the spark plug out of the combustion chamber leaving only a small hole for the flame front to travel through. I cannot see how this does...
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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    have you done a compression test to confirm?

    Is the plug oily or full or carbon?
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    Re: Spark plugs 101

    apart from obvious physical size differences they are also made of different metals
    main types from cheap to expensive:
    copper
    platinum
    iridium

    then you also get different heat ranges (that...
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    Re: MIG and TIG welding Machine?

    remember the 3 C’s of alu welding....
    clean
    clean
    clean

    acetone works well to clean the ali. start with a thickish piece of alu and just lay down beads to practise.

    another tip, use ss...
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    Re: MIG and TIG welding Machine?

    to weld alu you need an AC macchine, the first link is only a dc unit

    also look for a unit with high frequency start, the cheaper units usually dont have this
  9. Thread: VW Arteon

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    Re: VW Arteon

    Agree, had the use of the MD's M5 (F90 current generation) for a week while he was overseas. An epic car but after a few days I parked it and used the Q7 for my daily commute as I preferred it for a...
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    Re: Touareg: which one NOT to get?

    They dont break often in my experience, but when they do its almost always expensive >:D
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    Re: Touareg: which one NOT to get?

    and what is his [email protected] something expensive broke and I need to fix it backup budget?
    If he does not have another R50k tucked away then a cheap Treg is not for him. On the other hand if he does he is...
  12. Re: VW Transporter specialist Gauteng/Limpopo

    +1

    Based on the facebook posts it seems that Ian (who works for Stephan) is fast becoming a transporter expert!
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    Re: Touareg: which one NOT to get?

    328k km.... so unless it has been done I suggest he budgets for:
    New injectors - R40k
    New turbo - R25k

    Personally I'd walk away considering mileage, lack of spare key and lack on maintenance...
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    me lazy bugger, especially when I camp ;D
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    Re: Camping coffee: share your preferred way

    I know I'll be crucified, but I just bring my bean-to-cup machine with me

    571461
  16. Thread: Takealot.com?

    by mullerza
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    Re: Takealot.com?

    Same, seems as long as you can add it to the cart they will deliver. Already had 1 delivery and another on the way, both had similar lead times to pre lock down
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    Re: A-frame or trailer

    some very nice explanations above, here is a video if you cannot visualise it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWZ6-m-N6V4
  18. Thread: R5 Touareg

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    Re: R5 Touareg

    Understand and accept that you will never sell the car again and if anything even remotely serious goes wrong with the car you will have to sell it for spares.
  19. Re: Any tricks to lube the clutch plate splines without taking out the gearbox?

    As many said its definitely not lubrication on the splines.

    I only 2 see possible root causes for a dragging clutch
    1. Clutch/pressure plate on the way out and thus not releasing properly
    2....
  20. Thread: R5 Touareg

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    Re: R5 Touareg

    What price? difficult to advise without knowing. As other pointed out it will need to be a steal to be worth buying
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    Re: Laser cutting parameters/materials?

    waterjet could be a better solution for some of those materials but its expensive
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    The programming for TC for a tar road and gravel road is fundamentally different, so a car following tar road protocols will not react correctly on a gravel road as you found - best is usually to...
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    Re: Motor swap ideas??

    diesel swap is technically more difficult as you will have to run the OEM management and integration into your existing car could be an issue. With petrol you have a world of options with aftermarket...
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    Re: Bying 2nd hand....

    My 2c from our experience

    1. My towing vehicle is a Hardbody 3.3 V6 4x4 - no problem

    2. We are a family of 4. - as said assume kids will sleep outside in their own tents, 4 people in any size...
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    Re: 4 Cylinder vs 6 & 8 Cylinders

    No, the reverse is typically true, individual bigger cylinder size (i.e. less cylinders) = more torque

    Typically More cylinders = lighter individual cylinders = higher RPM = more power (not...
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    Suspension Re: Amarok disc brake retrofit

    The electronic systems on any modern car are incredibly complex and do not work in isolation of each other. You canít just change one system and assume everything will just work, you may get lucky...
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    Re: Your Diesel: RPM at 120km/h

    donít really see any direct connection between longevity and gearing. Modern cars tend to have much higher top speeds therefore need longer gearing to achieve those speeds. Q7 is limited to 250...
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    Suspension Re: Amarok disc brake retrofit

    What is the purpose of changing? A lot of effort and money to get this working properly.

    If the aim is better braking just upgrade the front to powerbrake disks. Up to 75% of your braking is done...
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    Re: Your Diesel: RPM at 120km/h

    Q7 V8 TDI, 1500rpm in 8th at 120km/h
  30. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    very much related to bolt size. HPFP is 6mm bolts if I recall correctly, very easy to over tighten and stretch them even with a normal ratchet. The brake caliper bolts are massive, you will need a...
  31. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    this. be prepared to speak in tongues when you try and undo those bolts.
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    Re: Another Touareg autobox story...

    Very happy to hear you came right with the gearbox repair. That valve chest is very daunting when you open it, but if you work methodically its not a difficult job.

    On your fuel consumption, have...
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    Long distance cruising

    I was reminded yesterday again just what an awesome long distance cruiser the Q7/Touareg/Cayenne platform is. Due to the looming shut down I had to drive knysna - Hillcrest in one go to drop my...
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    Re: Touareg - newer V6 diesel vs older V8 diesel

    congrats, you will not be sorry,

    did 1300km in the last 2 days and it reminded me yet again just how good that V8 is at long distance cruising. At 130 you are idling at 1700rpm and a tickle on the...
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    Re: Prince Alfred pass in March

    did the pass this morning, it really is a stunning road but definitely not something Iíd tackle in a normal platkar just from a comfort point of view.

    It may have been the recent rains but the...
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