Touareg: 2008 V6 TDI
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Melbourne Australia
Second Vehicle: VW 2
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The failure of the links is only a symptom not the cause.
You will find that your inlet manifold are blockd with carbon and soot. This is a result of crankcase oil fumes combined with hot EGR gases. Unless you strip them off and clean them fully, you will be throwing goodmoney after bad.
Simply repairing the link arms will do nothing othet than continue to overload the stepper motor based actuators. The cost of replacement will just add to your pain.
Strip the manifolds and buy a new set of butterfly vanes and links from Ebay. These kits generally include new orings and gaskets.
Once you have done that then fit an oil catch can to prevent it from happening again.
2008 V6 TDI, with the following Retrofitted Items:
ACC, Front & Side Assist, Paddle Shift, Towbar & Trailer Module, Fiscon Bluetooth. Reversing Camera, Front Fog Lamps, Redarc TowPro Brake Controller, T1 Door Warning Lamps, T1 Under Seat Drawer, Alloy Skid Plate, 5ton Winch, Cayenne Front and Rear Sway Bars, Tuned by Oettinger, Retrofitted 6 Piston Brembo Front Brake Callipers, Sports Steering Wheel, TPMS (OEM), Dual Batteries