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    Default Re: Misfire 2 months after purchase - engine swap

    So, finally the car gives another issue. My speed sensor i fixed many moons ago played up. Probably the copious amounts of moisture at Hogsback.

    Many say electronics are a burden but how's this for a quick diagnosis.

    I tried to start the car but it just swings for a few seconds and then the glowplug icon start flashing so I kill the start procedure.

    Grab the laptop and scan it.

    Speed sensor error.

    Check the connector and my roadside fix from a few years ago shorted burning the wire along its length.

    I dont have to do

    Compression test
    Injector test
    Harness test
    Glow plug test
    Etc.

    I know exactly whats wrong. I think I have a spare from the old engine. Its a pain to get to though. The ac and power steering pump has to come out for access.

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    Default Re: Misfire 2 months after purchase - engine swap

    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Check the connector and my roadside fix from a few years ago shorted burning the wire along its length.
    Put a fuse in the line, just in case.

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    Default Re: Touareg R5 engine build

    A/c out (3x 13mm bolts) - remove dipstick tube for extra clearance to move pump out of the way
    brace engine (i was creative and used a bottle jack between the swaybar and a stub sticking out of the block)
    left engine mount off (4x 16mm bolts + 1x18mm nut)
    power steering pump off (2x 16mm bolts)
    crank sensor off (1x10mm bolt)

    Reverse to assemble. All in all about 4 hours.

    Beetle is running again.

    Cost : R0.00. I used one off my old engine.

    PS : The wires didn't burn. The insulation was just brittle and fell away as I stripped cover sheath away.
    Last edited by MariusFourie; 2016/02/23 at 02:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Touareg R5 engine build

    Happy to hear all sorted. Envy your skill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Happy to hear all sorted. Envy your skill!
    It's not rocket science but if you don't have the money to pay someone you learn quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    It's not rocket science but if you don't have the money to pay someone you learn quickly
    Yes sure, but every time I work on any of my vehicles and I battle to release a damn VAG electrical connector or drop a part or tool into places that are near impossible to reach, I realize I'm maybe not made for it. Experience is everything I guess. Second time always easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Yes sure, but every time I work on any of my vehicles and I battle to release a damn VAG electrical connector or drop a part or tool into places that are near impossible to reach, I realize I'm maybe not made for it. Experience is everything I guess. Second time always easier.
    I dropped two bolts, a torch and a 16 spanner onto the bash plate in hard to reach places. I just don't advertise my mistakes anymore or Alex will have a field day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I dropped two bolts, a torch and a 16 spanner onto the bash plate in hard to reach places. I just don't advertise my mistakes anymore or Alex will have a field day.
    Lol ok, makes me feel better. I've picked up some missing parts and tools on my driveway weeks later. Stuff that I gave up on finding. Having two young children and a 6 month old Great Dane running around also does not help to keep things together.
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    Default Re: Misfire 2 months after purchase - engine swap

    Spare sensor was also brittle but I tried to make it work.

    It lasted 10km.

    So I will have to buy a new one at the costly sum of R1k from goldwagen.

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    The goldwagen salesman was mistaken. The sensor isn't R1k. It's a cool R2k.



    Oh well. It hasn't broken much in the last couple of years so I can't really complain.

    Still a damn nice car to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    I've picked up some missing parts and tools on my driveway weeks later. Stuff that I gave up on finding.
    Yep. Picked up most of my stuff halfway up the farm road.
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    Default Re: Touareg R5 engine build

    The culprit

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    Power steering pump hole and speed sensor hole.

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    Default Re: Touareg R5 engine build

    I'm beginning to wonder(dreading) where the sensor on the V10 is..
    Touareg V10

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderGear View Post
    I'm beginning to wonder(dreading) where the sensor on the V10 is..
    I believe it is in a much more accessible place. 10 minute job iirc.

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    PS : last time round the entire job took me just under 2 hours. First time it was just over 4 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post


    Marius, when you did your secondary battery install, you used a lug connector onto the already present connector plate in the Treg. I need to do this install. Can you guide me on what size lug I need, and where does one get those fuses, what is such a fuse called? When does one use ferrules on the wiring, are those necessary?

    Lug examples are here http://www.bushpower.co.za/products.asp?pc=7

    My plan is to not have a solenoid at all, but simply 16mm2 cable running to the back to a Brad Harisson plug by the tow-hitch. My trailer will then have a DC DC converter which manages the charge to the batteries in the trailer. I'll simply have a 'marine switch' near the Touareg's battery to switch off the entire thing whilst not in use. So would that fuse on the connector plate be sufficient in my wiring? 100 amp I assume? Should I have another fuse just before my Brad Harisson plug also? The trailer has fuses by the batteries.
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    Default Re: Misfire 2 months after purchase - engine swap

    Your plan sounds good. Sounds to me you have it all covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Your plan sounds good. Sounds to me you have it all covered.
    Thank you, you would not know the lug size for that connector plate perhaps? What are those fuses called? Sorry, was hoping for answers on those items
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    Default Re: Misfire 2 months after purchase - engine swap

    I think it's 8mm. I dont know. I had nuts lying around that fitted.

    The fuse you can get from outdoor warehouse. Dont know what they are called.

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