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VOLKSWAGEN => Touareg - Tiguan => Topic started by: jimmyant on October 03, 2017, 03:41:31 pm

Title: EGR and Cooler replacement
Post by: jimmyant on October 03, 2017, 03:41:31 pm
Just been quoted $3100 to replace my EGR and Cooler on my Touareg 3.0 TDI - around $3100!!
Ouch.
Any other options - for example - after market parts, or removing altogether and running without it?
Really don't want to have to fork out that much if I can find a good alternative.
Thanks
Title: Re: EGR and Cooler replacement
Post by: lander91 on October 30, 2017, 04:04:20 pm
Sheesh! How old is your Touareg? Whos quoting you that much?
Title: Re: EGR and Cooler replacement
Post by: jimmyant on November 13, 2017, 09:22:40 am
Its a 2011 150kW, but done 195ks.
A local European car service company in Mount Maunganui. Usually pretty good but was surprised at the quote this time.
Title: Re: EGR and Cooler replacement
Post by: mark2 golf on November 13, 2017, 05:16:05 pm
I have done them with after market parts for auto sure and they come in at just under 2k
Title: Re: EGR and Cooler replacement
Post by: robh on November 14, 2017, 07:35:09 am
Is it possible to delete EGR system completely and code out of ECU?

I know on the really old tech T4 diesels that's really common to do, no electronics though as a mechanical system.
Title: Re: EGR and Cooler replacement
Post by: VW'n on November 14, 2017, 07:41:56 am
https://www.darksidedevelopments.co.uk/egr-removal-delete/

Not sure if this is relevant to your car.
My quick read noted that if you have a dpf it is not suitable.
Title: Re: EGR and Cooler replacement
Post by: HaNs on November 14, 2017, 08:31:02 am
Is it possible to delete EGR system completely and code out of ECU?

I know on the really old tech T4 diesels that's really common to do, no electronics though as a mechanical system.

Yes it is possible
Title: Re: EGR and Cooler replacement
Post by: HaNs on November 14, 2017, 08:31:58 am
https://www.darksidedevelopments.co.uk/egr-removal-delete/

Not sure if this is relevant to your car.
My quick read noted that if you have a dpf it is not suitable.

Some cars require EGR to do DPF regen as they use the EGR to increase cylinder temps.
Title: Re: EGR and Cooler replacement
Post by: McDoof on November 14, 2017, 11:37:46 am
EGR delete would also require a DPF delete then.
A mate of mine just had this done on his 125kw Passat due to DPF failure.
Requires a new downpipe for the DPF delete, EGR blanking plate and a good tune. It will probably end up setting you back about the same amount of $$$, if not a bit more.
The good part it, you gain a fair bit of power and torque. The bad part it that you will spit out a bit of smoke under heavy acceleration. But because these engines are already pretty clean burning anyway, it's really only a little bit.