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Old 09-21-2017, 03:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you passed your test after 1st January 1997 you can tow a trailer where the total weight of the car AND trailer (both fully loaded) is no more than 3500 kg. To tow more you must pass special car and trailer test. That allows a total weight of 8250 kg - the same as you can drive with a licence issued before that date,
I thought he referred to the tow rating of the vehicle, not the GCWR of the towing vehicle and trailer combination.

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I thought he referred to the tow rating of the vehicle, not the GCWR of the towing vehicle and trailer combination.
He did. The Touareg can tow 3500 kg. But you cannot do that in the UK unless you have passed a special test or held a licence since before 1997.
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Over here ypu cannot put a smaller engine in a car
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Over here ypu cannot put a smaller engine in a car
Why not? It's quite usual nearly everywhere else. Sometimes I see old American cars which had their stock engines over 3-litre replaced with some Japanese or European Diesel below 3-litre, and often more than 50% smaller if we talk about V8 boat-anchors getting replaced.
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Of course there are cars that have the 1.9 tdi but they cannot tow 3500kg trailers. Engine swap does not effect the towing capability, and my 1.9 will have more power and torque than the oem 2.5tdi has.
From seeing your projects, I see that you are very familiar with the VW family based on your projects.
For a tow rig, why not add the Grand Cherokee CRD to your list of potential options? 2.7 liter Mercedes but difficult electronics if you want to swap a 2.2 in place. And it's automatic...

Do you plan to get an automatic or manual transmission?

Regarding Touareg with 1.9 from the factory, I've never heard of such a thing.
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Regarding Touareg with 1.9 from the factory, I've never heard of such a thing.
You are quite correct. I went looking for the reference I had found, and couldn't find it. I was obviously mistaken. I may have seem Touran 1.9 tdi and misread it. Sorry about that.
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For a tow rig, why not add the Grand Cherokee CRD to your list of potential options? 2.7 liter Mercedes but difficult electronics if you want to swap a 2.2 in place. And it's automatic...
Swapping the engine and transmission out of a Sprinter might not be such a big deal, I just wonder how it would integrate to the 4WD setup.


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Regarding Touareg with 1.9 from the factory, I've never heard of such a thing.
He's going to swap the engine, from the stock 2.5 to the 1.9, there was no factory-fit for the 1.9 into the Touareg anyway.
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Our smallest diesel SUV or pickup over here is the 2.0L Jaguar F pace with a 5290 pound (2400kg) towing capacity. Then the 2.8 L GM Colorado size. Then you have the Audi/VW 3.0L 6 cylinders, the 3.0 Mercedes in a couple sizes, tye BMW 3.0L 6 cylinder, the 3.0L 6 from VM motori in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 1500 Ram pickup, and the Land Rover 3.0 which also might soon show up in the F150. That Jaguar is interesting to me, it is one of the less expensive and has the highest MPG.
As far as swapping goes, I've learned its a pretty easy swap to go up or down with the 5.9 to 6.7L Cummins, now I actually want to swap my 5.9 for a 6.7. the cost will almost be a wash when I need new injectors and the 6.7s are less expensive with less miles and seldom need injectors replaced (which is a $3000 job on the 5.9). t
Towing the 6.7 might actually improve MPG. My truck has 275,000 miles on it, I could never imagine buying something new and swapping the motor. All those smaller diesels listed above are pretty new as well. There were some small diesel Jeep Liberty's over 10 years old now but they demand a premium and the Liberty is about as crappy a Jeep ever made.
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So much talk of big blocks on here.

My Trafic is a 1.6, much bigger than a Touareg and rated for 5tons GCM.

Sits on around 6l/100km at 100km/h.

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