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#1 User is offline   Walkerrr01 

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 03:56 PM

Hi all,

I wonder if anyone has successfully managed to get an upgraded fan installed by VW on older an Treg?

I have recently purchased a T4 which had the factory fitted swivel tow bar. After reading the advice on here and with some nifty camera work have confirmed that the fan is a 600W fan.

I didnt buy the car from a main dealer (incidentally it was originally owned by a main dealer and then the wife of the owner for 3.5 years) and its soon to be 5 years old. Anyone think theres scope to try and get the upgraded fan as i do intend to tow in the future.

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 04:07 PM

View PostWalkerrr01, on 14 August 2020 - 03:56 PM, said:

Hi all,

I wonder if anyone has successfully managed to get an upgraded fan installed by VW on older an Treg?

I have recently purchased a T4 which had the factory fitted swivel tow bar. After reading the advice on here and with some nifty camera work have confirmed that the fan is a 600W fan.

I didnt buy the car from a main dealer (incidentally it was originally owned by a main dealer and then the wife of the owner for 3.5 years) and its soon to be 5 years old. Anyone think theres scope to try and get the upgraded fan as i do intend to tow in the future.

TIA

It's certainly worth a try - start with your local dealer but escalate to VW Customer Services at the first opportunity - you can quote the fact that other customers have identified mis-builds and had the correct fan fitted under warranty.
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Posted 14 August 2020 - 05:18 PM

Worth a try but don't be concerned if you fail. Unless your caravan is extremely heavy you'll be fine on the standard fan.

Many, including me, tow on the standard fan without issue.
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Posted 15 August 2020 - 02:07 PM

Worth a try but you might have missed the boat.

T3 and T4 models have been successfully upgraded but it will depend on the support of your local VW dealer and the stance of VW Customer Care.

You will need the exact build date of your car and find the appropriate brochure and spec/price list to see what it says about the factory towbar/fan upgrade - that would support your case, but the car is now 5 years old and you were not the first owner.

I’d try negotiating with the supplying VW dealer who first registered the car and cite examples of owners of similar cars who have successfully got their fans upgraded by VW.

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 06:59 PM

I got my fan upgraded at no cost.
Car is 67 reg and still under warranty.
I emailed VW customer service first who confirmed that the car had the wrong fan fitted and told me to take to a VW dealer. I took the VW email to the dealer and after some persistence finally got it done.
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Posted 04 October 2020 - 08:43 AM

Does anyone know how much the 850w fans are from VW?

EDIT: 7P6 121 203 C it was £556 in 2014

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 10:35 AM

View PostJonesyGT, on 04 October 2020 - 08:43 AM, said:

Does anyone know how much the 850w fans are from VW?

EDIT: 7P6 121 203 C it was £556 in 2014


I was quoted £1100 including fitting in 2018.
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Posted 04 October 2020 - 04:38 PM

View PostJonesyGT, on 04 October 2020 - 08:43 AM, said:

Does anyone know how much the 850w fans are from VW?

EDIT: 7P6 121 203 C it was £556 in 2014


£650 plus VAT last April. That's just for the fan, fitting is on top of that dependent on where you get it done
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Posted 04 October 2020 - 05:43 PM

https://www.ebay.co....tm/184322809599

Does anyone have experience of the ebay ‘oem’ ones?

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Posted 04 October 2020 - 06:50 PM

View PostJonesyGT, on 04 October 2020 - 05:43 PM, said:

https://www.ebay.co....tm/184322809599

Does anyone have experience of the ebay ‘oem’ ones?


You need to be careful with these as its not just the motor that's different but the blades on the 850w are quite a bit wider than on the 600w fan. There was a separate thread about a month ago where someone found an 850w fan on fleabay but it looked from the blades like a 600w fan being sold as an 850w. The poster fired questions to the seller and, I believe, it all suddenly went quiet on him.
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Posted 04 October 2020 - 08:22 PM

View PostJonesyGT, on 04 October 2020 - 05:43 PM, said:

https://www.ebay.co....tm/184322809599

Does anyone have experience of the ebay ‘oem’ ones?
I wouldn't touch them, it clearly states "Aftermarket part", so not OEM. From the photos there's no doubt in my mind that that's not the correct part.
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