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post #1 of 11 Old 08-19-2014 Thread Starter
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Finally bought a Touareg!

Well I finally bought a Touareg... It is awesome!!! I found it on CL after searching for a long time. A 2004 V8, air ride, navigation, quad zone climate, and 84000 miles! Being a huge Louisville Cardinals fan, the blue is not ideal but I think this will be awesome!!!!

Can anyone explain why my wife got upset when I told her I was going to give the kids their bath and tuck them in? I thought washing the Treg and pulling it into the garage was exactly that.

Here are my issues:
TPMS is not working.
Parking sensors are not working.
I haven't looked into them but a starting point would be great.

I plan on:
Push button start
Tinting the windows
aux input or blitzsafe???
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I would turn off the TPMS, there are plenty of posts how to do it here, that's what i did with my T1. Can't say what to do about parking sensors. I would strongly suggest buying a Ross Tech VAG com cable, best investment in my life! Welcome!
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Has it had the 80K service with new timing belt, water pump, thermostat and belt tensioner or did someone dump it on the market without bothering?

If it hasn't, do it. You're on borrowed time and the other items are minor concerns.
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post #4 of 11 Old 08-20-2014
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congrats! gotta love having a new toy...
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Pictures will be following shortly! I need to finish waxing it today! As far as maintenance, The belts and tensioner have been done, I'm checking on the water pump...
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That sounds like good news then. Enjoy it. The V8 is VERY nice!
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Doing some deep reading looks like a vag-com is in order...... I have been looking at water pumps better to be safe than sorry! Any recommendations? I noticed some have metal impellers???
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Whew, water pump and thermostat where done, also. Does anyone in the Louisville area have a vag-com? I would love to share a few beers if you do!
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Buy VCDS from Ross-Tech for yourself. It will pay dividends if you know how to use it safely.
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Just ordered the Ross-tech VCDS! Let the fun begin!
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