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So the Treg is at the dealer for the Prop shaft carrier bearing AGAIN! I had it fail last year at 46K and it failed again yesterday at 71K. Fortunately it is covered under my extended warranty but this is BS! I have called VW and complained but really what good is it going to do? Here is a list of issues I've had:
A/C Compressor
Cooling Fan
Stepper Motor
Left Control arm
Right Control Arm
Prop Shaft x2:x
Headliner
Center Console
and the brakes done twice in 40k miles.
All but the brakes have been covered under the warranty, but really? I mean really VW? A $45,000 car with this many problems? We are a huge VW family, there are 10 in my family, but this might be the straw that broke the camels back. The ironic thing was I was just telling someone yesterday how much I loved my Touareg, and then it broke.
 

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Brakes are a service item and lots of people are getting 60,000 out of a set and often much more so I'd be concerned if I got through a set of rotors and pads in just 40K. What sort of driving do you do?
 

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I just threw the brakes in there. I expected the brakes but not the rest of the stuff. I just use the Treg for daily commutes and the occasional family trip.
 

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I though this thread was about slamming your Touareg to the ground... Gangsta style.. :(
 

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Got one of these carrier bearing supports for a Q7 from EPS, also came with a new flex joint - probably going to be installed this week.
Will let you know how it goes.

 

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I have developed a repair kit which one could keep in the boot and fit yourself if ever stranded by the hanger bearing failure. You can fit the kit without removing the prop shaft, and the whole job will take less than an hour. The repair will last forever. I have not yet fixed the pricing for the kit as I am doing market research. I would be interested to know how much such a kit would be worth to you

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$200
 

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I have a local Drive Shaft Manufacturer who does a conversion on the Touareg/Cayenne propsaft using an alternative centre support bearing. They believe the life expectancy is well in excess of 100,000 km, and considerably stronger. I was actually using the same centre bearing assembly on my 360 kw (rear wheel) Blown LS1 and never had any issues. Sumar from this forum has had this mod fitted and, so far all is well.

May I suggest anybody who is looking to have a shaft replaced to go and speak to a professional drive shaft builder.. It will be well and truly worth your effort. Hardie Spicer is a name that comes to mind.

In terms for strongly built drive shafts the VW product is a drinking straw ....a bloody expensive drinking straw at that!

The mob in Melbourne (AU) is
M &amp S DRIVE SHAFT &AMP TAILSHAFT SPECIALISTS at LocalNet Australia

Stuart..
 

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Cut hose in 4 sections. About 3" long each. Shove all four with equal amount o f space. They go inbetween the bearing and mount. Then zip tie them where they wrap around the mount. Very tight. And that's it. No vibration no knocking. Ive been 110mph and off road with no problems. The 110 was at Texas motor speed way
 

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You shouldn't do that.. I mean its your car and you can do with it what ever you want, but its not safe anymore.. I've felt the vibrations of a broken bearing at 20 mph I can only imagine what damage can that do if it suddenly brakes at 80-100 mph.
 

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Cut hose in 4 sections. About 3" long each. Shove all four with equal amount o f space. They go inbetween the bearing and mount. Then zip tie them where they wrap around the mount. Very tight. And that's it. No vibration no knocking. Ive been 110mph and off road with no problems. The 110 was at Texas motor speed way
Was the size of hose 18mm hydraulic hose, like for replacing power steering hose, by chance? If not, what size what the hose?
 
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