Touareg: 2007 V6
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central Queensland
Second Vehicle: VW 2
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Follow up, the pipe is $500 from VW which is steep so say the least, so being in the engineering background, i took it to work where we wire stripped it clean of paint, thickness tested it and found on the tightest elbows the metal was thin 0.3-0.5 so we have built up all the elbows with a large pad of high grade silver solder (56% silver). The pipe has been primed and repainted and looks good
Re-assembled the car last night and filled it with coolant. Next i made a makeshift belt that fitted on the engine coolant pump pulley, using my makeshift belt being driven by a battery drill, you could hear the air bubbles working their way back to the expansion bottle---2.3L of air came out using this method.
That engine mount is a doozie. Once assembled i throttled down my compressor to about 10-15psi and pressurised the cooling system. Locked off my air filling hose off (Trusty vice grips) leaving the system pressurised and it has not lost a single pound overnight.
Now i'm just waiting for new idlers for the aux belt which should be here next week and we're good to go.
if anyone needs more details don't hesitate to PM me or ask on here.
Black 2007 V6 tdi, Air Suspension, Sat nav (RNS510), 6 disc multi changer, ipod integration, Black & cream leather, Sunroof, Full electric memory seats, electric memory folding mirrors with entry light, dynaudio package, quad zone climate, reversing camera, electric tailgate, bi-xenon 'follow the road' headlights, boot liner(s).