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???)No recall in Australia by VW just keep battling on on our own
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.@chewblekka @capese21
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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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.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.
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).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.
" Warning - Check your airbox drain valves"
7P6805762 is the part number.What is the exact part number and where can they be purchased in Beijing?
I may be able to get one to Australia.