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Car Care Tips for Winter Months

10 Tips on good car care this Winter :   During this cold winter days, it is still important to take care of your car, just like we need some TLC in winter days, so do our vehicles. Here are a few tips how you can take care of your vehicle in these cold and

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Vagspec Menlyn

How to take care of your brakes:

      Have your brake and brake pads checked once per anum. If they are too worn to work effectively, have them replaced. Our skilled automotive technicians can help with that Avoid braking immediately when cars ahead of you brake unnecessarily. For example, they may be following too closely to the vehicle ahead of

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Semone Sales

Spanner Flashing on Cluster.

Spanner Flashing on Cluster. Spanner Flashing on Cluster when changing gears. If I had a R1 for every time a customer phone me in hysteria when a spanner was flashing on there cluster where the gears change, let’s just say I would be a Billionaire. I’m making a joke but this is far from a

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Semone Sales

Vagspeccentre Menlyn VW and Audi Specialist

Vagspeccentre Menlyn VW and Audi Specialist Are you tired of workshops not getting your car 100% ? Are you tired of workshops claiming to replace parts they never did? Are you looking for a decent workshop with qualified technicians? LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!! Vagspeccentre Menlyn is definitely the workshop you need to come to and here

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Semone Sales

Crankshaft, What it is and how it works.

A crankshaft is a rotating shaft which (in conjunction with the connecting rods) converts reciprocating motion of the pistons into rotational motion. … The crankshaft rotates within the engine block through use of main bearings, and the crankpins rotate within the connecting rods using rod bearings.   What causes the crankshaft to rotate? Compression makes the fuel-air mix explode with greater

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Semone Sales

Your Front Suspension and Everything You Need To Know!

We value each and every customer. And that’s why we like to keep our customers up to speed with what’s really happening under that beautiful bonnet of their cars!   What does the front suspension consist of? The suspension system consists of tires, the air in the tires, springs, shock absorbers, struts, arms, bars, linkages, bushings, and joints. The suspension system

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Semone Sales

Engine Gasket Trouble Tracer

Combustion Leakage Typical Appearance Hard blackened face Surface cracks Discoloured eyelets Grooves Bulges   Cause Leakage of combustion gases as a result of : Insufficient clamping load Rough   Insufficient Torque Typical Appearance Displacement of gasket material Cracking of bore eyelets Few or no compression marks on facing Gasket thickness nearly same as newgasket  

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Semone Sales

Block and components.

Sometimes we get that we have a cambelt that snaps and one thing leads to another and then well you end up doing a engine overhaul. Today we are not really going to focus on the engine overhaul as much as the block and the components inside it and why this is such a critical

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Semone Sales

Binding Brakes! Everything you need to know!

When you work in a workshop this is a term we really get to hear. This does not mean that this is not crucial. This means this does not happen as frequent as any other failing components.   Do you know what it means? Or do you just guess?   This is an extremely dangerous

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Semone Sales

Oil specifications: Which one do you need?

If there is a time in your life where you have wondered why and what is the difference, I mean really would it make a difference if I rather use a 10 W 40 or the 15 W 40 oil in my car? I know I have an some people literally do not know what

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Semone Sales

Oil Coolers: Everything you need to know about Engine oil coolers

  An oil cooler is a smaller radiator separating from an engine’s main radiator. It maintains oil supplies at a consistent, optimal temperature. Broadly put, lower oil temperatures prolong the life of an engine or transmission.   What is the purpose of the engine oil cooler? The purpose of the engine oil cooler is to

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Semone Sales

Service intervals: Know when to service

We as a dealer cannot really explain how many times we have to explain each and every service and what needs to be replaced with every service interval. In General we normally change the following components when the following services are due: Firstly Minor Service: Km intervals when due? 15 000km 45 000km 75 000km 105 000km 135 000km 165 000km

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Semone Sales

Everything you need to know about a Cylinder Head.

What is a Cylinder Head?   In an internal combustion engine, the cylinder head (often informally abbreviated to just head) sits above the cylinders on top of the cylinder block. It closes in the top of the cylinder, forming the combustion chamber. This joint is sealed by a head gasket.   What does a Cylinder Head do?   A cylinder head is usually located on the top

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Semone Sales

Mechatronics and the Gearbox

What is a mechatronic unit? A mechatronic unit is the control centre of the gearbox. It is found in the gearbox where we have the direct-shift gear oil (DSG). Its task is to manage the torque converter and the clutch pad of the gearbox via the transmission fluid under specific pressure We do have extensive knowledge in DSG

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Albert du Toit

DSG Mechatronics failure – Video

Probably the nr 1 reason for mechatronic failures.   Here is a quick explanation of one of the more common DSG Mechatronics failures. Mechatronic failure is a common problem of the S-Tronic and Dsg gearboxes in VW and Audi vehicles. Heres why.. Trust the #specialists to keep you going. Vag Spec Centre Menlyn is a

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