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No recall in Australia by VW just keep battling on on our own
Ugh… the internationality of VW never ceases to amaze me. So sad you don’t get to benefit from the same protections we enjoy in America. Simultaneously, you get the awesome models we don’t get (V8 TDI anyone???)
 

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Some suggest that Australia gets models dumped here that other markets will not take. I look at my Touareg and just smile 😃
 

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You guys need to go to the top of the class...and take your books (you'll be there a while) - an old saying one of my Sergeants (RAAF) used to tell us when we had done something well.
Dave (evaddirb) came around this afternoon and showed me the trick to removing the air filter housing.
Once we had the boxes opened up, we were able to see:
The good news:
1. No water in the airbox, but you could see that it had been there recently
2. The air filters were intact (just).
The bad news:
1. The air filter on the right stinks.....it's been wet for a while.
2. The high tide mark (well, you can see how high the moisture has climbed) got to about 10mm below the low point of the intake into the engine.

Wifey drove me across to Repco (Parts shop) and I showed old mate behind the counter the part number of the filter. 2 minutes later...walked out with 2 new filters. SCORE!!!

So, if there is a break in the weather tomorrow, I'll break out the air compressor (dial the pressure down a bit), and give both boxes a good clean out.

Moving forward, I now know how to easily inspect the filter boxes (and not have to wait AND trust a tech/mechanic to charge me for potentially doing a half baked job during a service) - thanks Dave

I now give you the evidence:
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What's the trick to open up the air filters? Do you have any pictures or a video that you can post? I'm hoping to look at my filters if it's easy to do to check of they have been wet.

I took my Treg for a laser wash yesterday and I expect that could simulate a heavy rain session.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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What's the trick to open up the air filters? Do you have any pictures or a video that you can post? I'm hoping to look at my filters if it's easy to do to check of they have been wet.

I took my Treg for a laser wash yesterday and I expect that could simulate a heavy rain session.

Thanks in advance for any help.
This is a good 'how to' video for the V6. The V8 is a very similar process, albeit you have to do twice the work.

7P Air Filter removal
 
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Excellent! Thank you so much. That's a VERY good video. I'm certain I can do that. Just one question.

Which 'drain valves in the intakes to the filter' should I remove? I'm hoping it's the one at the bottom of the filter box that looks easy to access or is it the one inside the tube that the man put his hand in and cleaned with the cost hanger?
 

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Yep... it's the one deep inside the intake (between the grill and the box).
From all accounts, it sits at the bottom of a "P Trap" style inlet, hence the crafted coat hanger hook.
 

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The key part in that video for me was don't pull the clip back from its location on the pipe.
If you do it is VERY difficult to get back into position on the tube without the specialist clamp pliers.
(Been there done that! :rolleyes: )

Also after receiving my car back from service with the Air cleaner box not clipped correctly at the bottom I always check after it has been services
 

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Hi Steve

If you manage to source the Chinese parts and get left and right hand parts made maybe a bulk buy could be arranged.
I'm sure there would be a number of us interested in purchasing them.
I haven't found the time to manufacture a fix for our R Line since my very close call, but I do check them every now and then.

Kym

" Warning - Check your airbox drain valves"
 

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Yep... it's the one deep inside the intake (between the grill and the box).
From all accounts, it sits at the bottom of a "P Trap" style inlet, hence the crafted coat hanger hook.
Oh bother! That looks harder to remove than the one at the bottom of the filter box. :(
 

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Hi Steve

If you manage to source the Chinese parts and get left and right hand parts made maybe a bulk buy could be arranged.
I'm sure there would be a number of us interested in purchasing them.
I haven't found the time to manufacture a fix for our R Line since my very close call, but I do check them every now and then.

Kym

" Warning - Check your airbox drain valves"
it seems that the only way to 'source' the part from China, is to know someone who lives there and can 'purchase/send' it to you (me).
I have tried to register on the website that is supposed to sell them, but as soon as some form of my identity alludes to me being Australian....I just cannot proceed.
 

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What is the exact part number and where can they be purchased in Beijing?

I may be able to get one to Australia.
 
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What is the exact part number and where can they be purchased in Beijing?

I may be able to get one to Australia.
7P6805762 is the part number.
Rectangle Automotive exterior Font Metal Electric blue


Also, there may be a supplementary part number 7P6805762C (but it has been reported that some Touaregs already have this part installed (?)
it seems to be available from Taobao.com
Everytime I try to register to the site, it won't accept my mobile number, despite using various numerical presentation formats.
 
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