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#21 User is offline   NoobyT 

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:40 AM

Useful self study of the whole T1:

http://www.volkspage...ssp/SSP_297.pdf
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:49 PM

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Try to go on a long test drive. Preferably on a motorway that is slightly downhill. Accelerate up to 50mph then slowly accelerate from 50-70mph then decelerate from 70-50 hopefully going downhill so it takes a while to slow down. If you hear any additional noise while accelerating or decelerating such as a low humming or groaning the front diff is probably on the way out. The noise gets worse after the car has been driven for a while.
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Posted 31 October 2014 - 09:16 AM

And here is an excellent parts website you should immediately save in Favorites [and, yes, I DO know how to spell it correctly!!]

http://www.partsbase.org/vw/
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 04:22 PM

Thinking about a five cylinder 2.5 R5?

Here's what a real Touareg enthusiast has experienced!

http://www.4x4commun...ad.php?t=132931
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 06:43 PM

Not sure about all the acronyms in use around the Touareg [pronounced Twah-reg by the way with a long A and a hard G!]?

EPC, ESP, HPFP, DPF, UTCAA?

Here you go:

http://api.viglink.c...myTreg%20forums

http://api.viglink.c...myTreg%20forums

UTCAA = Uncle Tom Cobly and all!
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:30 PM

Video of a V10, but useful for all early models

https://www.youtube....h?v=fEz2VIm2SvM
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:08 PM

hi all, this may help if you have a friendly VW main dealer near you, if buying used and you can get chassis no. then take it to a dealer and get them to check it. all main dealers can tell you any major work done on vehicle if done at vw anywhere in the world.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:57 AM

A useful article to help any potential used Touareg buyer get a feel for all the models from 2003 to 2016:

http://4x4i.com/4466-2/
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 09:31 AM

Most people aren't too handy with the spanners, but for those of you that are you can pay for an hour's access if you have decent internet access and download repair manuals here:

https://erwin.volkswagen.de
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:23 PM

Owners of T3 and T4 Touaregs fitted with ACC should be aware that VW have issued a software update as of November 2017 to fix faults associated with the operation of ACC, including sudden braking by the car when ACC has not been activated. Owners and buyers of ACC optioned cars are advised to ensure that the relevant software update has been applied and recorded in the vehicle service documents.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:16 AM

Owners of T3s and T4s should be aware that UK cars supplied without a factory fitted towbar come with a 600 watt coolant fan.

Cars that have a factory fitted towbar when new have an uprated 850 watt coolant fan.

HOWEVER - T4 owners should be aware that some T4s with a factory fitted towbar have been supplied to the UK, in error, with the 600 watt coolant fan.

These are mis-builds and VW have started to pay to have the lower wattage fan upgraded if owners challenge them.

Therefore, if you are buying a T3 or T4 Touareg intending to make use of its excellent towing capability of up to 3,500 kgs, and it has a towbar you need to check who fitted the towbar and the wattage of the coolant fan.

And if you are buying a T3 or T4 which does not have a towbar, you need to factor in whether, in addition to the towbar cost, you need to spend the £1,000 or so having the uprated fan fitted as in - towbar to hang three mountain bikes off the back? Then uprated fan not required. Towbar to haul 2,000kg caravan through southern Europe? Then uprated fan required.
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:27 PM

View PostNoobyT, on 13 November 2017 - 12:16 AM, said:

Owners of T3s and T4s should be aware that UK cars supplied without a factory fitted towbar come with a 600 watt coolant fan.

Cars that have a factory fitted towbar when new have an uprated 850 watt coolant fan.

HOWEVER - T4 owners should be aware that some T4s with a factory fitted towbar have been supplied to the UK, in error, with the 600 watt coolant fan.

These are mis-builds and VW have started to pay to have the lower wattage fan upgraded if owners challenge them.

Therefore, if you are buying a T3 or T4 Touareg intending to make use of its excellent towing capability of up to 3,500 kgs, and it has a towbar you need to check who fitted the towbar and the wattage of the coolant fan.

And if you are buying a T3 or T4 which does not have a towbar, you need to factor in whether, in addition to the towbar cost, you need to spend the £1,000 or so having the uprated fan fitted as in - towbar to hang three mountain bikes off the back? Then uprated fan not required. Towbar to haul 2,000kg caravan through southern Europe? Then uprated fan required.
Is there an easy way to check the wattage of the installed fan? Hopefully there is a label.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:43 PM

Yes. You will need to use a camera phone to capture what's on it.
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:01 PM

As Nooby says there is a small label stuck on the engine side of the cooling fan which states the fan rating. Using a mirror or smartphone to capture an image is the way to go ;)
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:25 AM

View PostXila, on 14 November 2017 - 04:27 PM, said:

Is there an easy way to check the wattage of the installed fan? Hopefully there is a label.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:50 PM

View PostCass, on 12 November 2017 - 10:23 PM, said:

Owners of T3 and T4 Touaregs fitted with ACC should be aware that VW have issued a software update as of November 2017 to fix faults associated with the operation of ACC, including sudden braking by the car when ACC has not been activated. Owners and buyers of ACC optioned cars are advised to ensure that the relevant software update has been applied and recorded in the vehicle service documents.


Ok, at the risk of sounding like i shouldnt be owning a Touareg, what does ACC stand for (Auto Climate Control, Auto Cruise Control?) the acronym doesnt appear in my handbook.
So if i phone my local VW shop and give them the reg/VIN etc, they will know??

Doh!

Scrub that, i'm on a rare break and skimming over new posts.... The answer hit me in the next post!
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:21 PM

Good you are sorted but do go to your local dealer and ask them to print the build sheets, also known as the data sheets, for your car. It will list everything on the car and every owner should get them.
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 10:35 PM

An update on the unofficial Touareg model names that I've lifted from another thread to help newcomers:

It's all very simple really as it's more or less as follows plus or minus a month or six depending upon when cars became available on the various markets:

In 2002 the first VW Touareg was launched but the forums only started calling that model the T1 when the T2 arrived.

In 2007 VW called the refreshed and facelifted T1 the Touareg II briefly whilst the forums called it the T2, but then VW reverted to just Touareg for the rest of its production life.

In 2010 VW launched the "all new" Touareg and the forums called it the T3.

In 2014 VW brought out the facelifted version and the forums called it the T4.

Then in September 2015 dieselgate happened and in subsequent US legal documents - as the shit hit the uprated 850 watt coolant fan [standard in the US but not in the UK] - the Generation numbers appeared in order to identify which models could and couldn't be fixed.

As a result, over the next year or so, and largely through the US-centric www.clubtouareg.com forum where there is a 1,300+ page thread of people pretending to be greatly offended so they get loads of spondulix from VW by way of almost full price buy-backs for 4 year old cars with 100K on the clock plus a $500 cheque from Bosch!, the T1 and T2 also became known as Generation 1 and Generation 1 facelift respectively whilst the T3 and T4 became known as Generation 2 and Generation 2 facelift.

So to be clear:

Generation 1 - T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6.

Generation 2 - T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6.

The Generation numbers also made their appearance at some indeterminate stage on the Wikipedia page for the Touareg:

https://en.wikipedia...lift_(2007-2010)

And now, in 2018, we have the latest "all new yet again" Touareg known as Generation 3 and T5 and, I think, model CR7.

However I think that none of these Generation numbers, and certainly not the forums' T numbers, are used by VW themselves except in the US court papers!

Like I said at the outset, isn't it all so simple?!

And here's the "I'm hugely offended/misled/defrauded/Novichokked, VW - so gimme all yer wonga" thread [though in fairness there are some who are so chuffed with their Touaregs they won't hand them back regardless!]!

https://www.clubtoua...-0l-216585.html
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 09:30 AM

Here's a 2004 T1 information video that a US V8 owner posted recently:

https://www.youtube....2VIm2SvM&t=183s

It shows things like the battery posts under the bonnet and inflating the spacesaver spare as well as extras like air suspension, but an impending owner of one the older Touaregs may like to view it.
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VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA and the facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 and the facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7

Models, engines, build years, etcetera - all essential reading - is here:

http://en.wikipedia....kswagen_Touareg

The world's most comprehensive guide to buying a used VW Touareg that could save you money [even more essential reading!] is here:

http://www.mytreg.co...at-to-look-for/


FYI: Porsche Cayenne 955 = T1, 957 = T2, 958.1 = T3 and 958.2 = T4

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

T3 Touareg - as of January 2019, there have been a couple of reported instances of the fuel filler flap not unlicking due to the electrical actuator failing.

If it fails in the closed/locked position, you will have to lever it open or take it to a dealer who will use the correct plastic tools to do so. There is no cable release in the boot area on the T3 (there is on the T1/T2 models).

The actuator is a cheap enough part and is easy to replace - see thread here:

https://www.mytreg.c...manual-release/
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