Depending on a lot of factors these things can last or they can go Kabblooy.
The unknown is how was the engine treated?
driven carefully but with the wrong oil.
shutting off engine soon after high revs.
driven hard but with right oil and warmed carefully and idled before shut down.
lots of lesser cars blow the turbos before 100,000km but they don't cost
to fix what a V10 TDI will cost to replace the turbos.
The Turbos in mine where replaced by the previous owner at great expense
then they discovered the turbos where ok and there was another fault caused
by a tank of contaminated fuel.
Much if the fuel system was replaced at that time.
i have a 2004 Touareg with 115k have had it since new. Recently when i start first thing in the morning or after it has set for 4 to 5 hours it will start fine but if drive to the store and shut it off go in come back out and start it it starts like it is flooded it will smell...
Thermostat change on V10 TDi 5.0
The time had come to change the thermostat on the 2005 V10 Touareg that I'm borrowing from a friend.
Looking at other posts on the internet, it didn't look that difficult but the cost of a new unit from VW is prohibitive! I did a bit of research and found a...
Has anyone had a coolant leak under the UK driver's side/USA passenger side headlight?
Mine is steadily dripping.
Lost 1.5 litres in 40 mile drive. But lost nothing after topping up before the same drive today?
Literally dripping from under the headlamp. This picture is of the back of the...
Hope someone can point me in the right direction,
When the temperature is above 18'C and starting from 'cold' my 2012 Altitude idles very rough
for about 20 seconds then clears and runs perfect. When the temperature is below 18 there is no problem. It sounds like there is a sensor that...