Touareg: 2004 V6
Join Date: Dec 2016
Second Vehicle: Other
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Coolant System Upgrades?
So I've tried doing a search here on cooling systems for the Touareg. It seems as though the most common problems are related to water pump failures, or fans not turning off after the car is shut off.
If one is taking their higher milage car to relatively extreme temperatures what do we need to watch out for?
There doesn't seem to be much information on silicone hose kits.
My setup is probably the most simple one out there - a 2004 V6 3.2 Petrol
1. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can create a more robust cooling system with readily available parts? I would really like to have piece of mind when going on longer excursions around death valley, and into the sierras/rockies, Alaska, etc..???
2. Are there any areas of common failure (i.e. water pump, radiator, hoses, etc) that I should watch out for?
Thanks for your input!
P.S. Having said this, I've replaced the water pump at just after 100k miles with an OEM unit, and I've now got 130+k miles on the car. All said, it's been super reliable, so I don't really have experience with failures in this area...