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Stupidly bohg ta touareg a month ago to discover the torque converter and solenoid valve gone. Brand new Torque converter is £3500. have been advised by a mechanic to replace whole gear box as the metal from the torgue converter will have gone through the gear box. I have been given a quote for reconditioned gear box and fit £3500. Bought the car for £7500. Dou you think its worth saving? Don't really have the money!:confused:
 

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Tbh i have never heard of a gearbox needing to be replaced due to a torque converter being faulty.Even VW themselves would not recommend this when a new converter is fitted.

Torque converters do not break up inside the box so im not sure who advised you need a new box.

What kind of warrenty are they offering for 3500 pounds as a recon box will not have a new converter (which is your current problem already) and will go again before the actual gearbox itself

As for trading it in,you will be losing a great deal of money and a faulty converter is not something that does not notice due to the noise it makes

See if you can source a converter and solenoid and find a good mechanic to fit rather than a main dealer and save yourself a fortune.Once its up and running you will be glad you kept it
 

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This is THE place for you to take your car.

They have been highly rated by a lot of folk for a long time and have been known to fix problems far more cheaply than other garages who just want to swap out one box for another without regard for yuor wallet.

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Have you found the UK Treg site? www.mytreg.com

There's a lot more experience on there with the 2.5.
 

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Thanks guys

Still feeling a bit burnt and going to see what i will be offered for a trade.
The person who advised me is a mechanic for VW, who gave me this advice independently.
 

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Try King's. You might save yourself a forutne. Give them a ring, whatever, but please get a second opinion on your mechanic's diagnosis.
 
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