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    VW Amarok.

    Donít expect much to happen in this thread but wanted a place to store some links etc. I couldnít bring myself to pay mid 20ís for a 300,000klm old Hilux so I broke my no VW branded products rule and bought this. Road manours are great for a Ute and because itís the ďUltimateĒ spec itís well enough apointed.
    I wouldnít say itís a hoot to drive but itís a nice enough place to be.

    Ute is a completely stock 2012 2ltr turbo diesel. Intended usage is 90% road 10% dirt road camping. So no big lift, wank tyres and side awning more hot side intake pipe and a tune by Dale. Iíve read very mixed reports on idrive throttle controllers so probably wonít bother with one. Also not sure I can be fucked fitting a snorkel even though there are reports of them picking up a little more power with one.

    This is itís best attribute so far.

    Originally posted by S
    I just want to apologise for some of my shit talking back around page 5.

    #2
    Outside looks like this but whatever.

    Originally posted by S
    I just want to apologise for some of my shit talking back around page 5.

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      #3
      Got one.
      Great thing. a lot of amaork haters but it seems no one that's actually owned one seems to hate them.
      Originally Posted by Tut
      THEY SHOULD ANALYY RAPE THEMSELVES WITH A FUCING CACTUS UPSIDE DOWN WITH COCONIUTS AND PINEABPPLES AS CHRISTMAS BALLS THE FUCKNIG THIEVENG CUNTS ID RATHER DIE FROM HAVING A RAINBOW UNICORN URETHRALLY RAPE ME THAN TO FUCKNIG DO BUSINESS WITH THEM CUTNST EVER AGAN

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        #4
        A mate of mine who owns a hilux asked for a drive yesterday as he is looking for somthing newer than his 06. He has the same usage demands as me. Anyway he came back saying he is buying one.
        Originally posted by S
        I just want to apologise for some of my shit talking back around page 5.

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          #5
          They are very comfy on and off-road. Also quite capable with big tyres.
          I did manage to get the temp warning to come on for a few seconds on a couple of hills coming back from Racewars on Monday.

          Was towing a broken Golf on a car trailer in 36C heat, say 850kg trailer and 1550kg so 2.4T
          He has had to wait for it to cool when bogged on the beach a couple of times. Supposedly they need a bigger intercooler. This has a stock tune. Had a tune before but was removed to allow the broken auto box to be replaced under warranty.
          Lots of minis & mokes including a G13b powered Sports Sedan, a couple of Swift Gtis, a Goggomobil, Porsche 928S, Polo Gti, BMW 540i, a WRX and a few others.

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            #6
            There were issues with them randomly boiling, but I'm not sure what causes it. The couple I saw close up, were driven until they seized. Fuck knows why you'd ignore 3 different levels of visual and audible warning.

            Also, look into getting the updated lower timing belt cover fitted if it doesn't already have it. This generation of the 2L TDI motors have a habit of eating the drive belt, and feeding it under the cover into the timing belt.

            Other than that, they'd have to be the most car-like of utes in their class.
            Originally posted by brewdles
            In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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              #7
              Couple of mates sold their hiluxes and bought them. Nicer to ride in and feel more car like.

              Disappointed in the Pepperjack. So many better options.

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                #8
                $15per bottle so, you know.

                Its going in for a new timing belt and full service on Wednesday. Will check if the lower cover has been updated.
                Originally posted by S
                I just want to apologise for some of my shit talking back around page 5.

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                  #9
                  The first warning sign is that it turns off the a/c compressor.
                  Should have pulled the water/metho injection pump out of the car on the trailer and plumbed it into the tow ute.
                  Lots of minis & mokes including a G13b powered Sports Sedan, a couple of Swift Gtis, a Goggomobil, Porsche 928S, Polo Gti, BMW 540i, a WRX and a few others.

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                    #10
                    Egg cooler fails. Allows hot exhaust gas into the coolant. It pockets in the head and boils it. Check the egr pipe joints for black goop. Goop = fucked. Also check the aux belt tensioner. They fail and allow the aux belt to get dragged into the cambelt. There is a robust kit that works better but the tensioner is still an issue. Diff pinion seals also go and are a bit shit. Discs and pads are a 60k consumable
                    Originally posted by Marv
                    Only be concerned if that Dunning-Kruger Motorsports bloke is there and goes all Captain Damphands McGigglefingers on you after a couple of lemon squashes....


                    I'M NOT A HOOKER BUT 20 BUCKS IS 20 BUCKS...

                    robslothyoung - follow me on insta.

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                      #11
                      Oh and lift kits fuck the driveshafts. Vw know this so you now have to buy shafts and hubs as a kit. 1200 a side
                      Originally posted by Marv
                      Only be concerned if that Dunning-Kruger Motorsports bloke is there and goes all Captain Damphands McGigglefingers on you after a couple of lemon squashes....


                      I'M NOT A HOOKER BUT 20 BUCKS IS 20 BUCKS...

                      robslothyoung - follow me on insta.

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                        #12
                        How are the rear seats for carlikeness? Most dual cab utes I've been in seem to have the seat back at about an 87 degree angle from the base.

                        when are you starting the toureg v10tdi conversion?
                        Originally posted by myshortyboomba
                        I've had many gauges in cars. I always found the conrods react faster than a gauge.

                        you can always hear them when they break and they stop the engine immediately so you can't do any more damage.

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                          #13
                          I rate them. Definitely drive well and better interior space than the competition.
                          Have picked up a few from mine sites and they didnt feel completely munted.


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                            #14
                            I picked up one the same as this from VAG the other day.
                            Check out the camping setup. The timber tub cover is a tad different. Also has a rooftop tent.

                            https://youtu.be/vwSsUU7CMsw

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                              #15
                              A mate has one, reckons the mirrors snap off if you look at them funny.
                              He's had the back axle replaced under insurance after his missus belted the bottom of the diff on a rock and it dumped the oil and seized... Cost his insurance some rediculous amount.
                              "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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