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One is a exhaust component looking perfectly normal, the other is exposed cast iron which will probably take the best part of 20 years to significantly corrode in the very worst of climates. If you are concerned with the cast iron, then apply some spray on engine enamel like VHT. Won't make a scrap of difference in the long run.

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think you need to understand more about how rust forms .... time frames .... materials .... etc...

Really !!!

Should be good reading !!!!
 

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think you need to understand more about how rust forms .... time frames .... materials .... etc...

Really !!!

Should be good reading !!!!
Who is the question directed to?
 

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I thought it was the OP!
 

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One is a exhaust component looking perfectly normal, the other is exposed cast iron which will probably take the best part of 20 years to significantly corrode in the very worst of climates. If you are concerned with the cast iron, then apply some spray on engine enamel like VHT. Won't make a scrap of difference in the long run.

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X2. Perfectly normal.
 

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One is a exhaust component looking perfectly normal, the other is exposed cast iron which will probably take the best part of 20 years to significantly corrode in the very worst of climates. If you are concerned with the cast iron, then apply some spray on engine enamel like VHT. Won't make a scrap of difference in the long run.

Stuart...
Since this is 2016 new car and i experienced those that makes me confused.
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Currently my year 2016 Touareg hit 9000 km, and I noticed some rust appeared on my engine components . Please check the attachment, just wondering is this normal? Never experienced those with my Volvo
These items may well have born light corrosion when installed!

Should there have been better zinc chromating on those surfaces? Perhaps... But all it will ever be in the useful life of the vehicle is a patina of rust. This won't corrode away unless subjected to additional agents unlikely to ever be there.

Much ado about nothing...

I'd worry more about finding a great mechanic for your future repair needs. That's going to be a real issue.

Enjoy it!! Get out and test her on the road!
 

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These items may well have born light corrosion when installed!

Should there have been better zinc chromating on those surfaces? Perhaps... But all it will ever be in the useful life of the vehicle is a patina of rust. This won't corrode away unless subjected to additional agents unlikely to ever be there.

Much ado about nothing...

I'd worry more about finding a great mechanic for your future repair needs. That's going to be a real issue.

Enjoy it!! Get out and test her on the road!
When i am purchased this car i bought the VW 5 Star Protection Plus as well up to 140,000 km. Do you think i should worried about? and BTW is tuareg's realbility that bad? Thanks!
 

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When i am purchased this car i bought the VW 5 Star Protection Plus as well up to 140,000 km. Do you think i should worried about? and BTW is tuareg's realbility that bad? Thanks!
Owning a premium, platinum, bumper to bumper warranty you can afford on one of these trucks makes sense on average. Complicated systems that have varied reliability. Anything can go wrong... But that doesn't mean it will. All you can do is the required maintenance and drive responsibly. The rest will sort out in time... For better or worse. Your 2016 is considered a 4th gen vehicle, it doesn't have the 2spd transfer case, so it's not going to go serious off roading, and it's a luxury cruiser. Frankly, they all are. The real issue is residual economics.

VW is in a serious metaphysical crisis. I'm referring to there deception of emissions standards. They Really screwed the pooch. Multiple governments won't be letting them walk away from culpability. They will be lashed to the rack, stretched, and beaten. ... Deservedly. If this was a Japanese corporation, there'd be multiple Hara-Kiri suicides as a result! The executives of this company dishonored themselves and their institutions.

The ongoing residual value for your truck is diminished. I don't see any way to avoid it unless you own the vehicle for its logical life... Ten years or more. I've held my 2004 since new 10/2003, 12 plus years. I've reduced my use to an occasional vehicle, have low mileage, and enjoy the hell out of it. I just wish I didn't have a leak in my front flex section that makes it loud to drive. Sadly, VW won't stand up for this poor design and I can't afford an $1800 repair for that one component. Doesn't affect performance enough to deny me an inspection sticker. I muster on... Roaring down the road... VW? Are you listening?? Can you not hear me? (Tank sounds)
 

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When i am purchased this car i bought the VW 5 Star Protection Plus as well up to 140,000 km. Do you think i should worried about? and BTW is tuareg's realbility that bad? Thanks!
No, reliability is fine...in fact my opinion is the FSI 3.6 (your motor) requires the least amount of worry out of all motors ever sold in the Treg in any generation. It might be boring to the TDI / torque crowd, but it just runs and runs and runs...

Just keep fresh oil in it and and follow the maintenance schedule. Aftermarket warranty insurance is not worth it in my opinion.

I have become a big VR6 guy I guess (the 3.6 is actually a VR6 badged as a V6 in the Treg)... I also love TDI for the record, owned a 10' TDI Jetta...Awesome car, family outgrew it... I really wish I could hear a TDI VR6 exhaust note.

BTW rust like that is normal and not a worry either.
 

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No, reliability is fine...in fact my opinion is the FSI 3.6 (your motor) requires the least amount of worry out of all motors ever sold in the Treg in any generation. It might be boring to the TDI / torque crowd, but it just runs and runs and runs...

Just keep fresh oil in it and and follow the maintenance schedule. Aftermarket warranty insurance is not worth it in my opinion.

I have become a big VR6 guy I guess (the 3.6 is actually a VR6 badged as a V6 in the Treg)... I also love TDI for the record, owned a 10' TDI Jetta...Awesome car, family outgrew it... I really wish I could hear a TDI VR6 exhaust note.

BTW rust like that is normal and not a worry either.
I'll clarify what I said before: while the V6 motors themselves may not be a major issue, there are plenty of systems on the trucks that can be and are expensive to fix. I've not been a person before to buy a warranty, but I was glad to have done so with my Touareg and wish I could have one now with the flex section perforation problem I've experienced. That's $1800 of VW bad "behavior". That's most of the fair price of any platinum warranty.

Y'all know I'm in the auto parts distribution business, right? I have a professional viewpoint of these issues. I regularly discuss their trucks with every buyer of one of my Touareg brake kits. I have a good anecdotal view of how the reliability of the T1/2 have been. Not just my opinion I am putting forth, but an accumulation of listening to the experiences of others, and reading these pages for the last 11 plus years. Whether the T3 is more reliable remains to be seen. Frankly, the T3 will never sell but a fraction of the numbers the T1 did.

Perspective is a great thing.
 

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I'll clarify what I said before: while the V6 motors themselves may not be a major issue, there are plenty of systems on the trucks that can be and are expensive to fix. I've not been a person before to buy a warranty, but I was glad to have done so with my Touareg and wish I could have one now with the flex section perforation problem I've experienced. That's $1800 of VW bad "behavior". That's most of the fair price of any platinum warranty.

Y'all know I'm in the auto parts distribution business, right? I have a professional viewpoint of these issues. I regularly discuss their trucks with every buyer of one of my Touareg brake kits. I have a good anecdotal view of how the reliability of the T1/2 have been. Not just my opinion I am putting forth, but an accumulation of listening to the experiences of others, and reading these pages for the last 11 plus years. Whether the T3 is more reliable remains to be seen. Frankly, the T3 will never sell but a fraction of the numbers the T1 did.

Perspective is a great thing.
Yeah, I know who you are (I mean that in a good way) as many speak highly of your services on CT. Just haven't actually put two and two together with your business and user name until you mentioned it just now...even thought it is in your sig. I guess I need to read down more often.

I get what you are saying, but my experience has been the opposite of most you meet then. Also yeah I was speaking more to engine issues, so need to be clear on that.

Yes, there are some expensive parts. Yes, I had the Center bearing fail, the dash blower, and other minor gremlins that come and go (all related to parking sensors). I do my own work, been fiddling with cars for years. I don't mind it (although the dash blower kills your back for weeks after).

I have been blessed to have a good experience with my 2007 and 2008. But I point people away from 2003-2005 model years because it seems I read more issues on those.

God willing they will continue to run and be a blessing to our family, so far so good...for us.

Nice to meet you by the way.
 

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Thanks for sharing, I always love a good tune vid.

The 3.0t in the TDI is a proper "V" engine, however. The VR is a single head staggered in line (same firing order as a cummons or in line engine). The intake and exhaust runner lengths vary on odd versus even cylinders due to the wide head. While the total airflow travels through the engine and out the tailpipe the same distance, it varies on the intake or exhaust side...this is why VR6 motors sound so amazing (in my opinion perhaps the best note of any motor out there).

VW, to my knowledge never used a VR in TDI configuration, which is why I wonder what a VR TDI would sound like.

Here is a VR vid I can't get enough of this exhaust note I mentioned above. It is the 3.6 FSI VR6 in a VW Carrodo (engine swap from Vortex):

 

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the main thing is you got out of the Volvo... :)
 

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Thanks for sharing, I always love a good tune vid.

The 3.0t in the TDI is a proper "V" engine, however. The VR is a single head staggered in line (same firing order as a cummons or in line engine). The intake and exhaust runner lengths vary on odd versus even cylinders due to the wide head. While the total airflow travels through the engine and out the tailpipe the same distance, it varies on the intake or exhaust side...this is why VR6 motors sound so amazing (in my opinion perhaps the best note of any motor out there).

VW, to my knowledge never used a VR in TDI configuration, which is why I wonder what a VR TDI would sound like.

Here is a VR vid I can't get enough of this exhaust note I mentioned above. It is the 3.6 FSI VR6 in a VW Carrodo (engine swap from Vortex):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ykPggzCqTvk
yah my sister had a 300hp 12v vr and it was sexy time to the ears.....but if you ask me i think the 3.0 tdi is the vr of tdis....and with proper exhaust is one of the best sounding diesels
 
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