Touareg 2004 Refurb/Customisation Project

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Correct Oil For a Touareg 7L 2004 R5 2.5TDI

Correct Oil For a Touareg 7L 2004 R5 2.5TDI

A little bit about the type of oil you need to use and whyRegarding the R5, there is ALOT of conflicting information about which type of oil to use.See below the screenshot from my local dealer confirming the oil is 506.01, then read the update on 31/3 below. (you can...

Stahlbus Oil Change Valve

Stahlbus Oil Change Valve

I just received my delivery from Stahlbus in Germany for my new Oil Change Valve for my Touareg. - Oil Drain Valve - €31.05- Oil Drain Valve Tool - €22.65- Racing Dust Cap - €9.24Total: €62.94 As I like to drain my oil frequently, it will save me a lot of time by...

Interior Mood Lighting

Interior Mood Lighting

The guys from Addiction cars told me they did an install of some mood lighting in a Mercedes and told me that my Treg would be a perfect candidate for it. I gotta say, the lighting does bring the interior up a level.To control the lighting we are using the "Lotus...

EGR Valve Replacement

EGR Valve Replacement

I was getting some errors on the VCDS and found that I getting an emissions error and we found that the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve was showing some issues and when it was removed, we found that it was gunged up. Ideally, EGR Valves should be cleaned every...

Side Scratch Accident in Parking

Side Scratch Accident in Parking

Damn Damn, Sh*t,  F*ck, Sigh, I'm an idiot. I tried to squeeze into a narrow parking space in an underground parking garage on a crisp October morning and as I was getting out of the space I managed to scratch the side of my beast against another damn car (a Tiguan)...

Steering Wheel

Steering Wheel

Woohoo! New steering wheel was bought in October 2021 to replace the old standard-issue Touareg steering wheel. This one has a nice leather and rubber finish with tailored grips. Originally I was simply going to get mine re-covered with new leather but it meant that...

Interior Buttons

Interior Buttons

When I bought the car back in November 2020, the interior buttons were a bit messy due to a known fault in the production and design of the Toureag rubber-coated buttons, known in Touareg owners circles as the "Peeling Buttons Problem". The cause of the peeling...

Stage 1 Tuning from 174 to 204BHP

Stage 1 Tuning from 174 to 204BHP

I had Addiction Cars reprogramme the ECU for some extra kick. They took the car from the standard 174BHP to 204BHP. Initially, I was thinking of using a device from ChipPower whereby you connect a widget to the fuel temperature sensor but was advised against that as...

Rear Subwoofer

Rear Subwoofer

The standard radio unit that came with the car was not great, although the speakers in the car are very good quality, with lower bass tones they tend to start to rattle. So after switching out the old radio for a Dynavin N7 Pro I made the added decision to install a...

Leather Seats

Leather Seats

This is more about restoration than customisation and is an ongoing story in a few parts. The leather, in general in this car, when I bought it in November 2020, on surface appearance was "okay", however upon very close inspection we found the front seats were coming...

Xhaust Active Sound

Xhaust Active Sound

This was a kind of accidental customisation as I had just had the car lowered and new 20' alloys added and when I was in the Addiction Cars workshop, the owner was very excited to announce to me that he had become the distributor for Spain for something called "Active...

Springs

Springs

When I changed the wheels, I decided that the car should be lowered a fraction to remove some of the enormous gaps between the tyres and wheel arch. However, in Spain, this is a huge deal and requires homologation of the project, which basically I have to get a lab...

Dynavin N7 Pro Head Unit

Dynavin N7 Pro Head Unit

I looked at many options for the head unit from cheap android head units to pricey Alpine but finally settled on the Dynavin N7 Pro, which made for easy installation and configuration with a reverse camera. I also installed a custom subwoofer in the rear. Link to...

Wheels

Wheels

The original wheels that came with the car, in my opinion, were not great looking as they looked small and had huge gaps in the wheel arch, so I decided to get them changed and at the same time get the car lowered a bit to remove the big space between the wheel and...

Thule VeloCompact 927 Bike Rack For Touareg

Thule VeloCompact 927 Bike Rack For Touareg

Most years we go on holiday towards the end of August and beginning of September, and this trip can be 1,600km's round trip,  so this year I decided to take our bikes with us. I shopped around and in the end, settled on a Thule VeloCompact 927 which supports up to 3...

Thule Force XT XL NG 500L Roof Box for Touareg

Thule Force XT XL NG 500L Roof Box for Touareg

Even with the 550 litres of space in the trunk of the Touareg, when we go on holiday, we never seem to have enough space. So I forked out €650 for this massive 500L roof box called the Thule Force XT XL NG 500L. This fastens straight onto the standard Touareg roof...

Tow Bar

Tow Bar

Quite often, when street parking, some twat will try to park too close and scratch the rear bumper or just be a super twat and park so close I cannot manoeuvre out of my parking space. So I decided the easiest fix for that will be to install a  tow bar on the back and...

Dynamat + Hoodliner

Dynamat + Hoodliner

This is a 2.5 litre Diesel, this is not a silent electric car and can rattle on the outside, so my logic to quieten it down a little bit caused me to line the inside of the hood with Dynmat Extreme soundproofing coupled with the Dynamat Hoodliner.

Fitted Sun Shield

Fitted Sun Shield

I am based in Spain and it gets pretty hot here (up to 50c) so was looking around for a decent sun shield for my Touareg. A lot of the general/cheaper ones just did not fit "right" and looked downright horrible.So I searched around on the web and found a company in...