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  1. 2004 3.2L V6 Front Flex pipe

    Engine, Transmission and Exhaust
    My front flex pipe is leaking. I have a 2004 3.2L V6 with 106K miles (so I am out of Warranty). Apparently, the Flex pipe is buried up in the engine compartment making it a pain to get to. I have gotten quotes from several repair facilities around NW Detroit. The lowest quote was $1300, and...
  2. 2011 Hybrid Catalytic Converter Failure

    Gas/Electric/Hybrid/Powertrain | V6, V8, W12, FSI
    I have 93k miles on my Touareg Hybrid. Dealer diagnosed Check Engine Light as catalytic converter inefficiency and recommends replacement of both sides. I did not get the specific codes, but Dealer reset the light. Sold me some G-001-780-M3 Additive (cataclean?) and recommended that I run it in...
  3. 2010 TDI with clogged diesel particulate filter

    Engine, Transmission and Exhaust
    My 2010 TDi has about 250k miles on it. The engine light, diesel particulate light and coil warning lights all came on at once. I took it to the dealer and they said the DPF is 61% clogged and won't respond to a regeneration. They recommend replacing the DPF and catalytic converter at a cost...
  4. Aftermarket California catalytic converters 2006 V6

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I've spent about an hour searching through the forum posts here and have not found anything regarding Aftermarket catalytic converters for a 2006 V6 Touareg in California. My cats need to be replaced and the approx. $3,000 cost is unfortunately prohibitive for me right now. I was told by a...
  5. Differential or Catalytic converter Problem perhaps?

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I have recently purchased a 2004 T-reg V6 and since I have gotten it I've noticed 2 problems/symptoms. 1/ When I am at a stop (ex: in a parking lot), I I turn the wheel to take a 90 degree turn at creepy crawly speeds, something along the drive shaft or power train seems to be...
  6. Software update because of exhaust warning light?

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I have a 2004 V6 and i had the "exhaust warning light" (thats what the book says it is...) come on yesterday. I took it to autozone the same night and had them tell me what the code meant and they said it was a catalytic converter issue. So I took it to the dealer next day. I don't have any good...
  7. Need advice on V8 Cat Replacements

    Gas/Electric/Hybrid/Powertrain | V6, V8, W12, FSI
    Starting to get "below efficiency threshold" catalytic converter errors on my 2004 V8. I've searched and searched for ideas other than OE parts but can't find much. Help! Joe