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  1. Oh, no! Not another thermostat topic!

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hi folks, Starting a few weeks ago, i'm having problems with the engine coolant not reaching operating temperature. In city driving everything seems fine, needle stay at 90C, but on longer trips outside the city, it fluctuates ~70-80C sometimes 90C. Outside temperatures are around...
  2. Wierd coolant temperature problem

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hi Clubers, Hope someone can advise on my coolant temperature problem. Bought a 2010 V6 TDI in April interstate, and driving home saw that the coolant temp (and oil temp, which ~equals coolant temp at all times) rarely went to 90 deg C where it should, when it did it was only for a short...
  3. Thermostat Replacement

    Thermostat Replacement

    I could replace thermostat by removing this idler pulley and bending the metal as shown. No need to remove timing belt.
  4. 2012 Touareg 3.6L intermittent overheat

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I have done my best to search clubtouareg, vwvortex, and google and have come up short on finding much on the newer models with regard to overheating. Created an account to post this question. Thanks for any help you can offer. Model: 2012 Touareg Lux V6 3.6L 80k miles Issue Description...
  5. 2008 V8 codes P0599 & others

    Gas/Electric/Hybrid/Powertrain | V6, V8, W12, FSI
    I'm getting this code for "Thermostat for mapped engine cooling (F265), short to ground", and the resultant (?) codes P2187 and P2189 for "system too lean at idle". Also get P0507 for "idle control system higher than expected". The car seems to run well, now with 91k miles. I know this 2008...
  6. Got the Timing Belt Done Today

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Glad it's over with and it wasn't due to failure by any part. I just got tired of worrying about it because I bought the reg used with 68,000 miles on it and it's a 2006 V8. I've owned it for two years and it's almost hitting 10 years. The previous owner bought it at 39k miles and took really...
  7. How to replace Thermostat

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hi yal! So there's coolant leaking from the engine.... and the dealer said that it's a bad thermostat housing? They wanted $1,800 to replace it, and told me that they would have to drop the engine along with the transmission in order to do so. My question is does anyone have experience with...
  8. Thermostat maybe sticking

    General Maintenance & Repair
    So, the other day I was driving on the freeway and my coolant temp guage was all over the place, its usually at 200 but this time it would climb past it, then come back down and then climb back up, never hitting the red but at one point it got a little close. Anyways, today, not a problem at...
  9. Engine warning light

    General Maintenance & Repair
    I have a 2004 6cyl Touareg and the engine warning light has come on. The dealer checked the system and cleared the warning light informing me that the thermostat was malfunctioning. If it was to happen again the thermostat would need replacing. The replacement apparently requires the drive train...