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Ken is a forum member and he used to own a Touareg TDI. I have purchased exhaust components from him in the past and he makes a good quality product at a good price.
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I emailed fixmyvw.com about the DPF delete pipes. I wanted to know if I can simply secure all the sensors and wiring that went into the dpfs and tuck it somewhere and insulate it so I can return to stock if I wanted to.


At first they said they do not make a delete kit for the v10 tdi ?!? But i sent them the link from there OWN website and they said "oops, those are a new product, sorry. And yes, I can tuck away my wiring and leave everything connected.


I realize R&D and limited production and demand will lead to a higher price but I am having a hard time feeling that $699 is a good price for a flange, pipe and a couple of hangers. I guess if you are the only game in town you can charge that. Group buy anyone?? :)
 

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Why not just go to a local exhaust specialist and have them make the pipes? Should cost a lot less than $700!
 

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Hi, I'm new to the forum. I have an 06 V10 TDI but from my understanding I thought only 07 and newer models had the DPF? I emailed VW customer service to ask specifically and they said that the 06 did not have a DPF. Is there a way to easily check and see if you have one or not? Thanks!
 

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Hi, I'm new to the forum. I have an 06 V10 TDI but from my understanding I thought only 07 and newer models had the DPF? I emailed VW customer service to ask specifically and they said that the 06 did not have a DPF. Is there a way to easily check and see if you have one or not? Thanks!


VW customer service.... wrong :( 2004 did not have DPF, they did not make a 2005 and came back in 2006 with the DPF.

It will look like two big boxes either side of the transmission. The cats are actually a lot smaller and up by the turbo.

 

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Oh I see. So to check for that, can you just jack up the front end, crawl under, take the plastic undercarriage shield off, and easily see the dpfs on either side of the transmission?
 

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I am pretty sure you dont need to take the plastic off. they run either side of that.

I bet you can just put it in offroad mode and then lock it with jack mode button (hold it down til it displays in the dash. then you can slide under and take a look at the v10 in all its glory.

While your down there, give the driveshaft a wiggle to check the carrier bearing rubber is in good condition.
 

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My air suspension broke down so no off road mode for me unfortunately. I just made another post about it here and on the suspension forum. Going to be converting to coil springs for future reliability.
 

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x3 for air suspension - it is a huge reason i love the egg. Go low for the street look or up high for mountains. But it can be costly to throw money at parts to try and fix the air if it isn't working.

The $800 compressor alone is half way to a full BC Coilover suspension setup. Then you could still find a leaky fitting or airbag and you in for another $500 per bag.
 

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it can be costly to throw money at parts to try and fix the air if it isn't working. The $800 compressor alone is half way to a full BC Coilover suspension setup. Then you could still find a leaky fitting or airbag and you in for another $500 per bag.
My 2004 V8 had similar problems and the person I sold it to converted to coilover suspension because of costly repair to the air suspension. My 2008 V8 has steel suspension and I actually like the ride better than my 2004 with air suspension.
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x3 for air suspension - it is a huge reason i love the egg. Go low for the street look or up high for mountains. But it can be costly to throw money at parts to try and fix the air if it isn't working.

The $800 compressor alone is half way to a full BC Coilover suspension setup. Then you could still find a leaky fitting or airbag and you in for another $500 per bag.
Yeah I agree it was nice when it worked for me. But the points you brought up are exactly the reason I'm converting it now. I don't want to drive it across the country on vacation and get stranded cause the compressor burned out again due to a slow undiagnosed leak in the system.
 

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My 2004 V8 had similar problems and the person I sold it to converted to coilover suspension because of costly repair to the air suspension. My 2008 V8 has steel suspension and I actually like the ride better than my 2004 with air suspension.
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I've seen a few people say that actually. While the air ride was nice and luxurious, I always felt it was a little too abnormally "cushy" feeling. Hoping I like the coil springs as much as you do!
 

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I have the malone tune ready to go in but really hate the idea of destroying my DPFs. If I needed to sell it in CA again I would need to buy new ones for smog.

I saw these and wondered if anyone had tried them?


V10 Touareg TDI - DPF delete kit

I might be interested in this kit along with the Malone DPF delete tune. I agree, I don't like the idea of permanently gutting the DPFs. I'd also rather hold on to them just in case you decide to sell. The only thing I'm wondering is why the Malone tune won't go as high as the Unitronic tune for torque numbers??? From what I understand the transmission should be more than capable of handling the increased torque because it is the same one used on the R50. That's the main thing holding me back from going for the Malone tune, feeling like I would be missing out on a lot of performance potential this engine could provide with an optimal tune.
 

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From understanding Malone doesn't just tune for max hp and torque. It's more about opening up the power band and having access to that power across the board. He also tunes for reliability. So yes the peak numbers maybe not be anywhere close to what Unitronics or others do, but from what I hear his tunes will amaze you.

I too thought about this and liked the peak numbers that the other tuners have. But then doing research both on this site and others, along with talking to people that have done the various tunes, I will be going with Malone when the time comes. Plus he is the ONLY one that offers the dpf delete tune. So you can either have max hp and torque and still have to deal with the dpf's when the break OR you can go for a tune that makes power available across the board and gets rid of the costly dpf's.

Either way you will end up with more power. It just depends on what you want in the end.
 

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I have seen where folks have cleared the DPF's while on the vehicle but can you replace them without removing the engine?
 

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any updates on people that have done the DPF delete pipes, or what tune they used?

I have a set of the pipes that I want to install, but assume I need to also have the Malone tune done at the same time to get rid of the regen cycles?

If you have done the tune/pipes, is there any difference to the sound and/or mpg?
 
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