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  1. TDI V6 2011 Timing case + Turbo Hose

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Took my car to look into a coolant leak and I was told the car has a leak in both timing chain cover and turbo - needs a seal and union pipe for the turbo apparently. Will need a: a. Timing case reseal b. Turbo hose leaking c. Also found one pieve of rubber missing from engine cover. Can some...
  2. Timing Belt Mystery

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hello- any opinion on the this situation? I recently purchased an 04 Toureg with a V-8 and 94K miles. Went into my mechanic to have the timing belt replaced but wanted him to check whether the previous owner had already done it. He immediately said it had because it had a Dayco belt on it with a...
  3. timing belt question

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hello, Last year, I had 40k mile service done on my 2005 Touareg V8 which has 27792 miles currently. During this service, they checked V-Belt/Ribbed Belt. They found some cracks on the serpentine belt and replaced it. My question is the timing belt. Should I be worried? It is the original...
  4. For Sale: FS: Brand new Timing Belt and Waterpump Kit $240

    I bought a timing belt and water pump kit with tensioner and pulleys, gaskets, and all the fixings off of Rock Auto. It is the Gates kit and has the premium belt with it. I am just looking to get rid of it for what I had into it which is about $240 with shipping. This is a good solid kit, I just...
  5. 2008 v6 Timing Belt or Timing Chain

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Thanks for your help in advance forum members. Can anyone please confirm whether the 2008 v6 has a timing belt, or timing chain? The owners manual seems to reference a belt, but I've seen several posts here indicating it's a chain. Just a quick belt/chain answer will do. Thanks again!
  6. Cam Sensor Problem in 07 Touareg

    New Member Introductions
    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but... My 2007 Touareg (175,000 miles - original owner and all service current) was idling in the parking lot when it stopped with no sounds or smells. It was diagnosed earlier in the week with a squeaky belt that was on order so it was...
  7. How accurate must the timing be?

    Gas/Electric/Hybrid/Powertrain | V6, V8, W12, FSI
    Hi I was changing the timing belt on my 04 v8 and the cam shifted. I moved it back but am not sure if it was back to where it was. was wondering does anyone know what is the margin of error on the timing to where the engine can compensate? I turned the engine by hand and hear clicking noise and...
  8. Timing Belt Slipped (2004 V8)

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Hey guys. I sold my 2004 V8 to a guy here locally and he called me asking a couple questions as he is not familiar with how these vehicles work. I thought I would pass the question along to the forum. The timing belt/rollers/tensioner/water pump/thermostat were all replaced about 2 years ago...
  9. Engine rattle at idle (on a road trip) top end

    Engine, Transmission and Exhaust
    Hi folks, RE: My 05 Treg V8 w/ 80k miles no prior history (like this); I am in a bit of a bind - am 450 miles away from home and yesterday developed a problem. After driving on the interstate for 2 hours at 80 mph in 109 degree heat, pulled in to a rest stop and left the engine running...
  10. 2005 4.2 V8 timing belt change

    Gas/Electric/Hybrid/Powertrain | V6, V8, W12, FSI
    I after a month of ownership I got the timing belt out of the way. 90k miles, and not a moment too soon. I did the timing belt without removing the bumper or the fan or cutting the alt. bracket. I also, just marked the factory belt and the new belt to match and replaced them exactly on the...
  11. Another 2004 V8 Timing Belt Done

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Well, I finally took on the challenge of doing my own timing belt. I bought my treg two years ago with 50k on it. Today it has 79990 and so I knew it was time for a belt. Actually, I was kind of stressing out because of the age of the belt. I know there is some debate on this site as to whether...
  12. Timing belt kits compared (V8)

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Does anyone have a feel for relative merits of the different kits currently available? Given that all seem to have common components, (inc waterpump), any comments as to quality, durability. I've seen Gates kits (NAPA) for as little as $300, Conti kits for about $600, VW oem at about $800. I'm...
  13. Changing the timing belt

    General Maintenance & Repair
    Went to the dealer for completely unrelated issue. They called and said tensioner pulley was going bad, too much play in the timing belt. They said the belt should be able to twist only 45 degrees (on drivers side, cover removed) and that mine is much more. It does twist to almost 90 degrees. It...
  14. 2005 V6 timing belt issues $6000 bill

    General Maintenance & Repair
    So I have had my Touareg since it was new. Just turned 72000 and making the last payment next month. For the past two months I have had an intermittent problem. Cold start with rough idle. Next time I start it runs fine. Went to dealer and they asked if the check engine light was lit and it was...
  15. Timing Belt Service - 2004 V8 Touareg

    General Maintenance & Repair
    My wife's Touareg is rolling up on 80k miles and I'm starting to think about the dreaded timing belt/water pump service. I have looked over all the threads I could find related to this issue, but there is little information for a DIY job. Does anyone have any experience with this service? I...