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PerthDisco
20th March 2020, 08:49 AM
Am now the scared new owner of a 2010 Tiguan TSI 125 with auto.

Now need to find out all the same service tips and tricks as for the Disco.

Anyone know if there is a similar forum to Aulro?

First question is if VW G12-G13 is equivalent to the pink OAT used in the Discovery 3 as a coolant change is first cab off the rank.

Thanks
Richard

V8Ian
20th March 2020, 09:23 AM
There are no other fora as good as AULRO, but here's the consolation prize.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.mytiguan.com/&ved=2ahUKEwiY3Yyo1qfoAhUSzDgGHRKBCOEQFjACegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw2FuhBhWKVulVkjGAAUeKG6

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.volkswagenownersclub.com/forums/tiguan-owners-club.141/&ved=2ahUKEwiY3Yyo1qfoAhUSzDgGHRKBCOEQFjAEegQIBhAC&usg=AOvVaw2ickxu0q6OgCDJyWZvszu2

vw tiguan forum - Google Search (https://www.google.com/search?q=vw+tiguan+forum&oq=vw+tiguan+foru&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.31827j0j7&client=tablet-android-samsung-nf-rev1&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8)

ramblingboy42
20th March 2020, 09:27 AM
...more information needed here.

Why are you scared? Have I missed something somewhere?

PerthDisco
20th March 2020, 09:42 AM
...more information needed here.

Why are you scared? Have I missed something somewhere?

Fear of the unknown...........

151,000km 2010

Service history checks out well although first years annual services were in excess of recommended 15,000km while last 5 years has barely done 5,000 per year. Has been serviced annually and had brakes and coil packs and a few oil seal leaks done.

Fantastic condition overall cosmetically. Roof lining coming down as they all do. Drives really well and very much like a baby Disco driving position.

Bit scared of the petrol timing chain/ tensioner stretch & slip issue and wondering next steps. Seems a $1600 job to replace the timing chain.

Coolant looks brown so would like to change. Manual states VW G12+ or ++
(OK just checked the Nulon OAT pink from the Disco is same spec)


The manual talks about VW Long Life interval oil without giving a spec.

Once I get on top of the basics Iíll be happy.

Must be done good online parts suppliers also as with LR.

loanrangie
20th March 2020, 11:04 AM
Ah the VW toe jam, little bro of the toe rag [bigrolf].

PerthDisco
20th March 2020, 01:37 PM
Ah the VW toe jam, little bro of the toe rag [bigrolf].

Took me a while but I got it eventually.

aussearcher
20th March 2020, 05:38 PM
Richard,
My daughter has had a 2014 Tiggy for the past 12 months, with 100k on it. We have had no issues. Hers has the DSG box (which I hate). Is yours FWD or the 4Motion? The Haldex and rear diff on the 4Motions are supposedly "sealed for life" but have drain and fill plugs and I changed the oil in them. From memory I used Nulon red coolant when I replaced that. The car gets serviced by a good independent here in Melbourne who is German by birth and specialises in Audi/VW/Skoda. He drives a Tiggy himself and says they are generally pretty trouble free. He uses Fuchs engine oil. One of the known issues with the VW engines is that they do use oil (my daughter's car does), but this does not seem to be an indication of anything serious. Just be aware of it as the standard oil change interval is 12 months, although there is a yellow low oil indicator light before the red one!

As noted I'm not servicing it myself but did go over it properly when it arrived. I was impressed by the engineering and build quality and they seem generally easy enough to work on. I have so far resisted the urge to tweek the turbo and rechip it... When I changed the fluids first up I found that there were some good tutorials on YouTube, so have a look there also.
Alan

PerthDisco
20th March 2020, 06:41 PM
Richard,
My daughter has had a 2014 Tiggy for the past 12 months, with 100k on it. We have had no issues. Hers has the DSG box (which I hate). Is yours FWD or the 4Motion? The Haldex and rear diff on the 4Motions are supposedly "sealed for life" but have drain and fill plugs and I changed the oil in them. From memory I used Nulon red coolant when I replaced that. The car gets serviced by a good independent here in Melbourne who is German by birth and specialises in Audi/VW/Skoda. He drives a Tiggy himself and says they are generally pretty trouble free. He uses Fuchs engine oil. One of the known issues with the VW engines is that they do use oil (my daughter's car does), but this does not seem to be an indication of anything serious. Just be aware of it as the standard oil change interval is 12 months, although there is a yellow low oil indicator light before the red one!

As noted I'm not servicing it myself but did go over it properly when it arrived. I was impressed by the engineering and build quality and they seem generally easy enough to work on. I have so far resisted the urge to tweek the turbo and rechip it... When I changed the fluids first up I found that there were some good tutorials on YouTube, so have a look there also.
Alan

Thanks Alan
Itís for my daughter also!
Yes it has a very solid feel to it.
All we had seen of the 2010 age the roof lining had fallen down and had been repaired or need repair and this one has started.
Not sure on the exact car specs ref 4 motion. Does not have a badge at the back but will stick my head underneath.
It is the pre DSG which Iím greatly relieved of.
08-12 petrols had a dodgy chain tensioner I have learnt but it sounds sweet as without any sloppy chain noises.
Fingers crossed.

3toes
20th March 2020, 11:25 PM
One of the keys to engine life with the VW is to use the correct oil and change at or before due. Oil used is a synthetic which breaks down into a sludge if run past the service interval. That yours has had the changes suggests the servicing has been done as required which is a must for life span of any VW engine.

You might also check the pollen filters to see if they have been changed. They are cheap and easy to do however can be missed on service

Had one of the current Tiguanís for a couple of weeks and was impressed. Despite being a mid spec was a little on the basic side and the interior was typical VW drab/boring however driving felt more like a Land Rover with a good imitation of the command driving position which has been designed out of the current Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport

PerthDisco
24th March 2020, 09:21 AM
Richard,
My daughter has had a 2014 Tiggy for the past 12 months, with 100k on it. We have had no issues. Hers has the DSG box (which I hate). Is yours FWD or the 4Motion? The Haldex and rear diff on the 4Motions are supposedly "sealed for life" but have drain and fill plugs and I changed the oil in them. From memory I used Nulon red coolant when I replaced that. The car gets serviced by a good independent here in Melbourne who is German by birth and specialises in Audi/VW/Skoda. He drives a Tiggy himself and says they are generally pretty trouble free. He uses Fuchs engine oil. One of the known issues with the VW engines is that they do use oil (my daughter's car does), but this does not seem to be an indication of anything serious. Just be aware of it as the standard oil change interval is 12 months, although there is a yellow low oil indicator light before the red one!

As noted I'm not servicing it myself but did go over it properly when it arrived. I was impressed by the engineering and build quality and they seem generally easy enough to work on. I have so far resisted the urge to tweek the turbo and rechip it... When I changed the fluids first up I found that there were some good tutorials on YouTube, so have a look there also.
Alan

Just worked out this car is 4 Motion and so has the Haldex box. Another maintenance item with no record of service history which according to the book is 3yr / 60,000km. Good YouTube videos on that showing a filter unit and a screen on the pump which gunks up.

I take it has two diffs as well.

In addition to the gearbox there is quite a bit of Ďsealed for lifeí oil changing to do.

INter674
24th March 2020, 01:02 PM
Best of wishes with the DSG!! Relative has one and has proven to be a problematic car...son has DSG in a GTI and is waiting for the g box to implode. These cars love to use oil too..esp tge GTI which VW say is normal😃

VW are lying cheating scammers in my view with the worst customer service so why support them?

Vern
24th March 2020, 01:50 PM
Best of wishes with the DSG!! Relative has one and has proven to be a problematic car...son has DSG in a GTI and is waiting for the g box to implode. These cars love to use oil too..esp tge GTI which VW say is normal[emoji2]

VW are lying cheating scammers in my view with the worst customer service so why support them?Have had 3 vw's in the past, transporter, amarok, and a passat, all have been flawless, and vw service have been fantastic. Would i buy another, yes, over most brands.

Redtail
24th March 2020, 01:50 PM
FWIW, I found an excellent indy when I had my Audi TT a couple of years ago.
He knew the Golf/Audi haldex and everything else backwards.
Might be worth a call?

Eurospec Automotion, Balcatta. A bloke called Philip.

S3ute
24th March 2020, 03:51 PM
Best of wishes with the DSG!! Relative has one and has proven to be a problematic car...son has DSG in a GTI and is waiting for the g box to implode. These cars love to use oil too..esp tge GTI which VW say is normal😃

VW are lying cheating scammers in my view with the worst customer service so why support them?

Hello from Brisbane.

I regret to have to say that this post parallels my experience with our Golf TSI. From delivery new it had clutch and gearbox issues and with less than 100k on the clock is into itís third timing chain and (supposedly) second clutch pack. Had to argue the point with VW time and again including direct correspondence with the Managing Director of VWA.

Picked it up from one rectification only to find that the engine was still sick and looking in the rear view mirror noticed that the roof lining had collapsed - not even mentioned by the dealer when handed the keys. Advised also that it needs a valve replacement and the clutch pack needed replacing again....

Donít mention the fuel gauge that hasnít worked reliably for over a year.

Never again.

Das (crap) Auto.

Cheers,

Neil

PerthDisco
24th March 2020, 05:32 PM
Best of wishes with the DSG!! Relative has one and has proven to be a problematic car...son has DSG in a GTI and is waiting for the g box to implode. These cars love to use oil too..esp tge GTI which VW say is normal[emoji2]

VW are lying cheating scammers in my view with the worst customer service so why support them?

Fortunately have the pre-DSG 6 speed which is really nice.

I have no previous VW experience but have survived owning a LR for 10 years!

Just wanted a nice safe SUV for the daughter choosing from CRV or Forrester types.

A leap of faith and time will tell.

Itís in perfect cosmetic condition and drives very well.

Very very keen to do a service on the Ďsealed for lifeí gearbox and Haldex unit. Suspect this will be their first.

Will go down the DIY route from now on.

Seems every roof lining fails.

Time will tell..........