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    That does not sound like a clutch problem....

    That does not sound like a clutch problem. Firstly will it go into 6th gear without the engine running, if it does that indicates the linkage is working correctly. If it was grinding when selecting...
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    The range is calculated based on the fuel left in...

    The range is calculated based on the fuel left in the tank and the current average mpg. With and average mpg figure of 60 my range on a full tank is around 800 miles, if the average is only 30 then...
  3. Update Well my silicone sealer repair wasn't...

    Update
    Well my silicone sealer repair wasn't successful, I suspect because the foam gasket/seal was old and had compressed so wasn't actually sealing, the fixing tabs are very flimsy and two had...
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    Have you got access to VCDS? If so check whether...

    Have you got access to VCDS? If so check whether there is the CAN BUS specific trailer control module present, on my Touran this is listed as 69 - Trailer details below:
    Address 69: Trailer (J345) ...
  5. Removed the rear bumper, removed the two pressure...

    Removed the rear bumper, removed the two pressure relief units on each side, puddle of water sitting in the offside rear wing (which has no access from within the boot). The pressure relief units...
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    Towing with a DSG

    Anyone else tow a trailer or large caravan with their DSG VW? I've just completed a 1000 mile round trip with the Touran towing my twin axle car trailer, total weight 1300Kg. I was very impressed...
  7. Further investigation has revealed that water has...

    Further investigation has revealed that water has got into the storage area at the back of the boot floor where 12v tyre compressor and tools are stored. Its definitely not screen wash water. I'm...
  8. Hmm not so sure its the rear washer now. Removed...

    Hmm not so sure its the rear washer now. Removed the trim panel across the top at the back that exposes the pipes and wires. I can see the rear washer pipe and the nylon right angle union that it is...
  9. Yes the rear washer jet does work, there is a...

    Yes the rear washer jet does work, there is a short delay after the pump can be heard before any water comes out though - I don't think there was a delay when it was new though - but that might be a...
  10. Water ingress in rear wing storage compartment

    Just wondered if anyone else has had this with their Touran. There is a storage compartment, passenger side of the boot, between rear wheel arch and the light cluster. On a random check this morning...
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    The aux heater is a very nice feature, it will...

    The aux heater is a very nice feature, it will warm the car up very quickly, it cuts in below 4 deg C automatically.It heats the coolant water so it warms the engine up quicker too. Great for dicing...
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    I used Phillips Extreme 130% H7and Osram Cool...

    I used Phillips Extreme 130% H7and Osram Cool Blue Intense H15 in my Touran, they were fitted in Nov 2015, and so far haven't had a failure; that's over 3.5 years and more than 40,000 miles. Can't...
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    As well as the towbar you will need to check...

    As well as the towbar you will need to check whether you need any additional control modules for the CANBUS electrics. Check this forum for threads related to towbars, there are some in the Touran 1...
  14. You need to get a VAG-COM or VCDS code read for...

    You need to get a VAG-COM or VCDS code read for your Touran. But a couple of questions; Does the glowplug light come on when the ignition is turned on? if so do you wait for it to go out before...
  15. Just out of curiosity what was the reason that...

    Just out of curiosity what was the reason that your Golf needs a new clutch pack?
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    I wanted to do the same with my Touran, the light...

    I wanted to do the same with my Touran, the light cluster has the connector for the bulb, it had wires connected so I drilled out the light unit and fitted a bulb. At this point I was quite...
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    A diagnostics code read with either VAG-COM or...

    A diagnostics code read with either VAG-COM or VCDS will enable you to get the DPF stats, these can tell how full the DPF is with ash and soot, along with the time since the last regen, distance...
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    DPF diesels are not suited to repeated short...

    DPF diesels are not suited to repeated short runs, they need regular minimum 30 minute runs at full operating temperature. As to regen frequency I monitored my DPF with VCDS over 18 months, and...
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    Some lifespan info for you. I fitted Osram Cool...

    Some lifespan info for you. I fitted Osram Cool Intense (H15) and Phillips X-treme Vision 130 (H7) bulbs in Nov 2015, they've not been replaced yet. The H7 is the dipped beam and the H15 the full...
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    Look into getting Phillips 130+ or Osram...

    Look into getting Phillips 130+ or Osram Nighbreaker bulbs these are significantly brighter and have a longer range than the original bulbs.
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    As Keith says there is a specific Trailer...

    As Keith says there is a specific Trailer Electrics module that is needed to communicate correctly with the CAN BUS system. This module does more than simply make the lights work correctly, when the...
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    I think you will find its what Keith says, DPF...

    I think you will find its what Keith says, DPF regen in progress when you switched the engine off. It occurs on many of the VAG diesel engines, the car needs to be taken for a 20-30 minute motorway...
  23. Thread: Tyres ?

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    I was very pleased with my first set of X...

    I was very pleased with my first set of X Climates that were fitted in June 2016, after just over 30,000 miles and with 3mm tread left not quite as good as the original Primacy Energy Savers. I've...
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    If you are doing any electrical mods it helps if...

    If you are doing any electrical mods it helps if you are familiar with CANBUS, mistakes can be expensive. Towbars I have a Westfahlia detachable swan neck with VW CANBUS Trailer Module. You can't...
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    As a Touran owner I can confirm that the aux...

    As a Touran owner I can confirm that the aux heater does produce fumes that get into the car when stationary sometimes. I think the fumes enter via the normal fresh air/heater ventilation system. The...
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