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Hello and thanks to everyone in this community, I'm just a kid from Canada with big Touareg plans. I've actually been a member for a few months, but never got around to an introduction because I was busy fixing my Treg. I bought it with an absolutely destroyed timing system and I have to say this community has been the most helpful resource as I pulled the engine and fixed everything. I'm happy to say that I was successful and now have a great Treg who my Swiss-German friend and I have now dubbed G眉nther.

The plan is to build him into a fun offroader/ overlander to go explore in. I haven't been able to take it offrading much yet, but it has been great in the snow so far as I still have not gotten it stuck (trust me I've literally tried to lol) and have been using it for pulling plenty of stuck strangers out 馃榿.

Also here's just a few features mine has as it is quite an interesting one.
-2007 T1
-3.6L VR6
-Air suspension
-Low range/ center locker/ rear locker
-Base 17"s (lots of potential sidewall!)
-Heated seats front and rear/steering wheel
-Tan interior, darker blue paint (not sure of the exact name)
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Do take the time to read this thread if you havent seen it. Lots of useful information.

 

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Do take the time to read this thread if you havent seen it. Lots of useful information.

Lol thanks tommi but I've already dove down the rabbit hole 馃憤
 

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Welcome Jmarinras.
Looks like a very pretty Treg. Destroyed timing system? How did you fix that?
Hope you will post photos of your adventures
 

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Hello, and now officially, welcome to the forums.
Nice looking Treg and it sounds like it has the desirable options.
Congrats on resurrecting it yourself and now being able to enjoy the ride.
 

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Welcome Jmarinras.
Looks like a very pretty Treg. Destroyed timing system? How did you fix that?
Hope you will post photos of your adventures
Thanks! All of the guides and pins were litterally broken apart and the chains had slipped out of time. Just had to remove the engine, take it apart and rebuild the rear end.
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Hello and thanks to everyone in this community, I'm just a kid from Canada with big Touareg plans. I've actually been a member for a few months, but never got around to an introduction because I was busy fixing my Treg. I bought it with an absolutely destroyed timing system and I have to say this community has been the most helpful resource as I pulled the engine and fixed everything. I'm happy to say that I was successful and now have a great Treg who my Swiss-German friend and I have now dubbed G眉nther.

The plan is to build him into a fun offroader/ overlander to go explore in. I haven't been able to take it offrading much yet, but it has been great in the snow so far as I still have not gotten it stuck (trust me I've literally tried to lol) and have been using it for pulling plenty of stuck strangers out 馃榿.

Also here's just a few features mine has as it is quite an interesting one.
-2007 T1
-3.6L VR6
-Air suspension
-Low range/ center locker/ rear locker
-Base 17"s (lots of potential sidewall!)
-Heated seats front and rear/steering wheel
-Tan interior, darker blue paint (not sure of the exact name)
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Nice job! Although hearing about a "destroyed timing system" on a VR6 gives me heartburn. I have pretty much the same set-up ('08 VR6) and hoping the engine will go 250k miles before anything that major happens! REALLY don't wanna pull this engine! What's the mileage on yours? And do you have any idea "what happened?" (To destroy the timing guides, etc.)

Don't have the rear locker, but have everything else you got, including 17 inch rims, and running 265/65/17 Nittos on them. (They fit but wouldn't want to go any larger!) And have outfitted it for semi-serious overlanding/off road stuff. Drove about 15k miles around the Western US this summer (including dirt roads at 13,000 feet in the Rockies) and did some semi ambitious off roading, and came away pretty impressed. What stopped us from getting WAY out there was "going alone" and lack of a buddy for backup to get us out of a breakdown. But the rig itself felt strong enough to (almost) keep up with Jeeps on some serious steep rocky roads. Still don't have skid plates on ours, which was the other limiting factor this summer for getting too crazy. That's the next project for us.

Since I'm doing all the wrenching myself on the same truck, we should keep in touch in case we need to compare work notes in the future. You can contact me directly via this site. Good luck with Gunther!
 
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