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    Hi Ian I had insured the vehicle for an...

    Hi Ian

    I had insured the vehicle for an "Agreed value" of $10,000. There is no ways I would have got $10k for it had I tried to sell it privately imo, and trade-in would have been even worse, so...
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    I got whatever VW had in stock. Sorry, can't be...

    I got whatever VW had in stock. Sorry, can't be much more help than that.
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    The end of an era...

    On 21 May 2009 I took delivery of my brand new Tig TDI. A couple of weeks back I rear-ended an idiot who started pulling away then suddenly slammed on his brakes. It was a very low speed impact as I...
  4. I called the dealer and they wouldn't even give...

    I called the dealer and they wouldn't even give me an estimate of how much it would be to replace the specific part I told them without first doing an inspection, checking the vehicle service...
  5. Fixed!

    So I shied away from doing the job myself and booked my vehicle in at FST Automotive in Penrith. I showed Frank the VCDS fault code printout, walked him through what I had done as far as diagnosing...
  6. I've found this post with a PDF guide on how to...

    I've found this post with a PDF guide on how to do the replacement here - 2008 Tiguan turbo actuator replacement | VW TDI forum, Audi, Porsche, and Chevy Cruze diesel forum

    Also good article on...
  7. Thanks Miro! You legend. Anyone out there have...

    Thanks Miro! You legend.

    Anyone out there have recommendations on a mechanic in Sydney (preferably Western Sydney near Penrith) that would be able to replace the actuator? I don't think I am game...
  8. OK, so I have been "playing" around a bit more...

    OK, so I have been "playing" around a bit more trying to diagnose my under-boost issue. There is a clear audible high pitched whistle whilst the vehicle is idling. This immediately makes me thing...
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    Thank you good sir!

    Thank you good sir!
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    Recommended Sydney DPF & EGR delete?

    Hi guys

    My 2010 Tiguan TDI has developed a clear high pitched "whistle" down near the EGR when running, and the engine is throwing an underboost code and going into limp mode when put under load....
  11. So I have done some more investigating and...

    So I have done some more investigating and testing. I thought I had landed on the problem when I decided it must be the Pressure Boost Control Solenoid (IKO 906 627 A) as it seemed there have been a...
  12. :facepalm: What VW Convert said :pointlaugh: ...

    :facepalm: What VW Convert said :pointlaugh:

    ps. I'm not trying to be an a-hole... your post tickled me just right though. :-D
  13. Limp mode: "P0299 - 000 - Control Range Not Reached"

    Over the weekend my Mrs went down the South Coast to meet friends whilst I was out of town, and on the drive the vehicle went into "limp mode" after there was a "ding" and the coil light started...
  14. Front park light bulb blown - help how to change it?

    The front left park light on my Tiguan seems to have blown as there is a message on the dash to that effect. I cannot figure out how to access it in order to change it though. I have searched online...
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    Just got a letter from the dealership I bought...

    Just got a letter from the dealership I bought the Tiguan from. It seems they're offering a sweetener to help convince those on the fence to do the recall....
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    Now that's an interesting viewpoint I hadn't...

    Now that's an interesting viewpoint I hadn't considered. I would have thought the improvements would have been in the Common Rail hardware rather than the software running it though.
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    Ahhh, you got the wrong guy here. I don't recall...

    Ahhh, you got the wrong guy here. I don't recall ever being one of those complainers. I was even looking into doing things like chipping, DPF removal, etc. I am sure there are a lot of people that...
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    Tiguan "Diesel-gate" recall notice

    Well, my letter arrived in the post yesterday letting me know about the voluntary recall on my Tiguan TDI to "fix" the emissions cheat code that my vehicle came with.
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    I thought I'd do something of a long-term update...

    I thought I'd do something of a long-term update on these tyres.

    After 104,000km on them I finally replaced them today. That is a pretty damned impressive milage in my books! I made sure I rotated...
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    Got my 3rd set of tyres since buying teh Tig back...

    Got my 3rd set of tyres since buying teh Tig back in 2010 put on today. Although I feel my experiment running the Pirelli Scorpion 225/70R16's went well and the tyres lasted a long time, I am just...
  21. Thread: larger tire

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    Take a look at this thread -...

    Take a look at this thread - http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/f97/anyone-used-bridgestone-d693-tyres-36018.html

    I have had Pirelli Scorpion ATR 225/70R16 tyres on my Tig for the last...
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    If I remember correctly there is a "register"...

    If I remember correctly there is a "register" that keeps track of the last 5 or 6 times the sensor registered an error. If you turn your vehicle off totally (key removed from ignition) and start it,...
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    Just found this great detailed and illustrated...

    Just found this great detailed and illustrated write-up here - DSG fluid drain and replacement service- VW and Audi Stronic oil flush | VW TDI forum, Audi, Porsche, and Chevy Cruze diesel forum
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    Yup, definitely make sure you have the engine...

    Yup, definitely make sure you have the engine running when you check and top-up the fluid level to make sure you have enough in there.


    I have just checked my ElsaWin manual and there was...
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    Rear seat seatbelt stuck fix

    Pretty much since getting the Tiguan I have been folding down the rear seats to put more in the rear of the vehicle. After one particularly long stint with the seats folded down I discovered that I...
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