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Thread: NZ - Touran wants an R32 engine

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    Verified VCDS User NZDubNurd's Avatar
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    I know what you mean, Uwe!


    The original tow bar is rated for 1650 KG (3600 lbs), with the 75KG (165 lbs) tongue load. I'll stick to that!
    Legally, here in NZ, I have to keep the total weight under 6000KG (13200 lbs) and the trailer must not exceed 3500KG (7700 lbs)

    Our caravan is rumoured be be about 1350 KG (3000 lbs) loaded, and it's likely to be the heaviest thing. Anything heavier would be very short distances at very low speed. Honest

    Can you IMAGINE the R32 fuel "economy" with a big load on it
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    The tow bar itself may be rated for such and such but another thing is how much the particular vehicle model is rated to tow? This varies from engine to engine, with the 2.0 TDI usually being rated for a maximum of 1500kg on a Touran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZDubNurd View Post
    Can you IMAGINE the R32 fuel "economy" with a big load on it
    Yes, I can. A long time ago, we had a 2004 Touareg with the old-school (port-injected) petrol V8.

    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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