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Hi guys,

I just baught a used Touareg with around 60k miles (100 000km) and I noticed a few things

- Startup is kind of long (I have to call the dealer who did maintenance to see if the plugs were done)

- The engine is king of rocking a bit on startup and more when I turn the ignition off, also noticed a jerk in some situations when doing reverse/drive switch

My guess would be transmission/t-case mount or even engine mounts, I am coming from a 2013 Tiguan with 40k miles so maybe some things are normal and I don't know, any idea to guide me ?

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The plugs were not done so I am waiting to finish my first tank of fuel to swap them so I can evaluate if the mpg gets better with fresh plugs.

I will try to check the condition of the motors mounts and report back so it may help someone if that was it.
 

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The plugs were not done so I am waiting to finish my first tank of fuel to swap them so I can evaluate if the mpg gets better with fresh plugs.

I will try to check the condition of the motors mounts and report back so it may help someone if that was it.
Might want to pull your camshaft position sensors on the back of the block and clean the halls magnet. Same for your crankshaft sensor. These three sensors tell your computer which cylinder is at top dead center and help the car crank relatively quickly. The sensors also help with overall timing continuously sending signals to the ECU which will operate the camshaft adjusters. The sensors can get oil emission crude on them making them less efficient.

Sometimes when the timing is not up to snuff the engine shut off is rough with a rocking motion. Plugs probably won't hurt. Might want to replace air filter too.
 

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Just swapped the plugs tonight, they really did not look too bad and the gap was good. I will report back if I feel a difference.

Next week doing Transmission fluid change (all 12 liters) and inspecting motor mounts, driveshaft bearing mount etc.
 

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Hey guys I read in another thread about having different transmission behavior when using auto-hold so I tried it out just for fun and OMG what a change, transmission much smoother, not perfect but works much better, no more hard shift between 2-3 and keeps the revs much lower...

I assume the transmission programming changes when auto hold is ON, I should receive my new VCDS cable in a week or two I will try coding the tranny to ROW to have the gear display I heard it makes the shifting better too I will report back, also changing all transmission fluid + filter next week.... we will see
 
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