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  1. 2013 150TDI Power Loss and Engine Rattle

    Engine, Transmission and Exhaust
    Hi All, I was driving my parents 2013 150TDI V6 last week and started going up an incline. About half way up the car started to shudder and seemed to loose a little bit of power. Not much time later the engine started to make a distinct clatter or rattle and the power loss got worse. I...
  2. T3 TDI transmission fluid change

    Engine, Transmission and Exhaust
    Can anybody tell me where the cheapest place to buy the correct oil and and how much I need to buy for the 8 speed Aisin transmission? I have tried reading many forums and the more I read the more confused I get. Every thread seems to default back to a dsg gearbox. Also is there a specific...
  3. Burning Plastic/Oil/? Smell

    Drivers Lounge
    ok...a little background on the subject heading. A couple years ago I had a pre-winter tune-up/inspection. Later that day I was sitting in my vehicle outside of a mall and letting it warm up. I was texting and not paying attention and then I noticed...'why is my cabin filling with smoke'...
  4. Transmission 5-4 problem Lucas oil stabilizer

    Engine, Transmission and Exhaust
    Hi, my 06 reg 80kmiles Treg has been slowly devleoping the 5 to 4th changedown klunk. In trying to address this i was looking around on ebay and found some thing claims to fix sticking gearbox valves. Has anyone tried it? Also I downloaded the emanual and found out how to take the rear doors...
  5. V10 Oil Filter Wrench

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I was in need of the VW V10 oil filter wrench - VW tool T10192 which at the stealer runs $198. I did some hunting and found a more affordable alternative and thought others with a V10 might be interested in another option: OEM OIL FILTER WRENCH V10 (VAS6753) For $65 it sure is great to be...
  6. '13 TDI oil level dropping

    General Maintenance & Repair
    During my first 10k I noticed my oil level was low, I'd been towing (after the 6000 break in period). The car had the add 1/2 qt oil light show up. I thought maybe it was towing that caused the issue and added a 1/4 qt of oil b/c I couldn't find the exact spec oil (it was a Castrol...
  7. Royal Purple Recommendations for 2005 V6

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I have a 2005 V6 Touareg, and I figured it was time to change out the differential oil and transfer case since I'm around 90k miles, and I don't believe it has been done based on my prior service records yet. I was looking into many different options and settled on going with Royal Purple...
  8. Please.... Locations of Oil Pressure Sending Unit(s) and Oil Pressure Switch?

    Gas/Electric/Hybrid/Powertrain | V6, V8, W12, FSI
    I've scoured this site and Google to no avail on the locations of the Oil Pressure Sending Unit(s) / Oil Pressure Sensor(s) and the Oil Pressure Switch for a 2004 V8. Please help, as I am unable to find them. :confused: Thank you for your assistance and time. :) Robert~
  9. Hello from Santa Barbara

    New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone! I've just become the proud owner of an '04 V8 w/72k (Air Suspension, Navi, Blah, Blah) and I just did a google on the reviews of the t-reg and now I am kind of nervous about owning one of these due to the high maintenance costs (HID's, Liquid cooled alternator (wat?), alignment...
  10. Huge amount of smoke from under the car!!

    Diesel Engines | R5, V6, V8, V10, R50 TDI
    Hi all, I've a 2005 R5 2.5L TD1 Auto with 164,000 KM's on it. Ysterday I started it cold and drove to a local shop about 3 or 4 minutes away. I parked, spent about 30 minutes in the shop then got back in the car and drove home which is about 3 - 4 minutes from the shop. As I was parking I...
  11. 2011 3.6l FSI Oil Capacity

    General Maintenance & Repair
    No data in 2011 owners manual on DIY oil change not even oil capacity. Does anyone have this information? I have searched all the forums I could find and no information.
  12. Oil recommended

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hi guys, I need the best advice about the oil for my treg, 2004, V8. I has a syntentic oil now, but I dont feel the power engine strong. Could you tell me which one is the best for my treg? Thanks,
  13. Black Smoke and feels like stuttering when accelerating

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hi All, I recently had an oil change with oil filter change(well approx 2 to 3 weeks ago) but today and yesterday there was like a stuttering noise when i accelerate and i told that a lot of black smoke was coming out the exhausts. any suggestions on what this might be? No oil lights are on...
  14. Touareg R5 2007 sump plug size for Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hi, I have a customer that is wanting to install one of our Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valves in his Touareg R5 2007. Has been difficult to get this info from the dealers and I thought the experts in this group might know! ;) 1- Is the sump plug recessed? 2- What is the size on the sump...
  15. Oil Change Leads to Disappointing Discovery

    General Maintenance & Repair
    The title of this thread really doesn't describe how I felt when I discovered the condition of the filter in my first oil change. I posted a few pictures of just how bad it was in the oil change thread. In keeping with the rules of the DIY forum, I realized after I posted it would be more...
  16. Oil Usage TDv6

    General Maintenance & Repair
    All, I own a 2008 model TDv6 Touareg, which was new, and has now done about 8000km. I had read that in the 'run in period' a diesel can use a bit of oil, so wasn't surprised to find an extra litre of oil provided by the manufacturer. In brief, the oil light came on a couple of times, and...
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