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3 Weeks Ago 02:29 PM
TRespect I know this is an old thread but I couldn't help asking myself how that small village mechanic was able to replace the fuel filter of a Touareg just like that (first post) !! Anyone noticed this?
02-04-2016 09:57 PM
FSJ Guy Awesome!
02-04-2016 06:34 PM
G6mdxvct
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Heidi lives again! We replaced the fuel tanks and she is back to purring like a kitten. The battery the dealership wanted to replace is just fine and we traced every fuel line and could not find a leak. I am beyond thrilled to have my car back.
Great!

I was just going to ask about outcome yesterday. Glad the fuel pumps did the trick.
02-04-2016 08:18 AM
Touaregownergirl ooops I meant to say fuel pumps not tanks. We followed the video on here and it was pretty simple. The longest part was waiting for the parts to come in.
02-04-2016 08:15 AM
FSJ Guy Good to know. You had to replace the entire tank or just the fuel tank pumps???
02-04-2016 07:57 AM
Touaregownergirl Heidi lives again! We replaced the fuel tanks and she is back to purring like a kitten. The battery the dealership wanted to replace is just fine and we traced every fuel line and could not find a leak. I am beyond thrilled to have my car back.
01-24-2016 12:49 PM
G6mdxvct
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since the dealer was going to charge $400 to replace the battery and we got a battery for $200 and the dealer quoted $1400 for replacing the fuel pumps, I think we will come out ahead. Well as long as it works lol

Heidi cranks just like normal then sputters and dies. Sometimes though she stays alive, but when you press the gas there is no idea what she will do. That is why they replaced the throttle sensor at first.

We haven't noticed any leaks under the car. We haven't started investing, yet. The dealer wasn't sure where the leak was so they quoted replacing the entire fuel system including the tank.

I am hoping we aren't looking at too big of an issue. Thank you all for the advice, videos, guides, and support. I'll keep updating.
If the pumps have never been replaced in 12 years would replace both sides and both the filter assembly and pressure regulator assembly. Would not use anything other than OEM or VDO products. VDO are less cost the filter assembly is $100, whereas VW OEM is $156 . Drivers pump is about $340 and passenger pump $220. The regulator assembly is $90 if VDO and about $200 if VW . Funny thing my original pumps and flanges were all VDO products not VW.

Doubt the leak is the tank. If you want to save some money just replace the pump behind the drivers seat and the filter assembly flange. Make sure you also order gaskets for the flanges as they are not provided. VW costs about $12.
01-24-2016 12:46 PM
Brenco I would think its the main fuel pump, not to bad to change, the leak I would suspect someone changing the fuel filter or opening the tank, left a leak at the top flange or cracked the filter top, good luck
01-24-2016 12:17 PM
Touaregownergirl since the dealer was going to charge $400 to replace the battery and we got a battery for $200 and the dealer quoted $1400 for replacing the fuel pumps, I think we will come out ahead. Well as long as it works lol

Heidi cranks just like normal then sputters and dies. Sometimes though she stays alive, but when you press the gas there is no idea what she will do. That is why they replaced the throttle sensor at first.

We haven't noticed any leaks under the car. We haven't started investing, yet. The dealer wasn't sure where the leak was so they quoted replacing the entire fuel system including the tank.

I am hoping we aren't looking at too big of an issue. Thank you all for the advice, videos, guides, and support. I'll keep updating.
01-24-2016 11:23 AM
Brenco also these parts aren't cheap, a fuel pump is 2-$300, depends on the one you choose speed sensor about a 100 bucks, but compared to the dealer wow, pretty cheeep cheeep, just takes a bit of time and patients.
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