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      What is your oil change interval? are you doing...

      What is your oil change interval? are you doing them every 10K or less?
    2. 50/50 at minimum. You can go a bit higher if...

      50/50 at minimum. You can go a bit higher if needed for more freeze protection, with 70/30 the absolute max. Straight coolant does not cool as well.
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      $1500 is pure robbery! Figure this, $927 is...

      $1500 is pure robbery! Figure this, $927 is reasonable to have it replaced and if careful, the cover can be reused. The cover is under $250 (CAD, USD is less), and if the tech is planning on...
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      What year is your vehicle and what are you using...

      What year is your vehicle and what are you using to scan it?
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      When you pull out the holding clip, that wire...

      When you pull out the holding clip, that wire should move to the correct location and no other action should be taken. At least that's how mine behaved.
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      Fuel pump not priming when you open the door....

      Fuel pump not priming when you open the door. That's my first guess. When you open the driver's door, do the dome lights come on? Does the car know the door is either open or closed?
    7. Sales person: will say anything to make a sale,...

      Sales person: will say anything to make a sale, most not technical, just repeating what they heard or read
      Manufacturer: info based on absolutely best conditions, and enough to show low cost of...
    8. There are countless discussions here and on the...

      There are countless discussions here and on the TSI forum on oil change intervals. If you are planning to keep the car longer than the warranty, your dealer is doing you a favour. The cost of one...
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      You didn't replace the latch with a camera...

      You didn't replace the latch with a camera version, you replaced the button. The latch is a separate peice. It is easily replaced by pulling down the rear trim section to access the bolts. No need...
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      I removed the pulley, used a prybar to move it...

      I removed the pulley, used a prybar to move it more to the left and got a torx bit in with an extension in and removed the bolt. It was a real pain, but doable. There is no torque spec for the pulley...
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      disconnect the battery, tie the two leads...

      disconnect the battery, tie the two leads together, turn on key for 10 seconds. Reconnect battery. Everything in the engine and transmission ECUs will be reset.
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      Have you been in contact with your tuner or even...

      Have you been in contact with your tuner or even APR? That's the first place I would go.
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      The engine is tuned to run at an optimal...

      The engine is tuned to run at an optimal temperature. If it is not reaching this temperature, fueling could be affected. Fix the known problem, give the car time to adapt and then move forward.
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      Won't hurt, give it a try.

      Won't hurt, give it a try.
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      assuming no other faults, misfires at idle are...

      assuming no other faults, misfires at idle are almost always carbon build up. Misfires at speed are typically coil packs.
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      If you work smart, the cover is not as delicate...

      If you work smart, the cover is not as delicate as they lead you to believe. The shop manual states to start prying on 2 spots in the left. what they don't tell you is that it assumes the engine is...
    17. Last time we saw low oil pressure like that was...

      Last time we saw low oil pressure like that was on an FSI engine. Oil was all sparkly and it sounded like a crank bearing had let go.
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      Are you getting some DTCs? What exactly is the...

      Are you getting some DTCs? What exactly is the problem you are trying to figure out? Is there a drivability issue? Or is it that the numbers not what you expect?
    19. Chain stretch is due to wear caused by soot...

      Chain stretch is due to wear caused by soot abrasion. Soot builds up when oil is not changed at appropriate intervals to keep it low and/or by using the wrong or poor quality oil (another topic,...
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      Sounds like very poor workmanship and...

      Sounds like very poor workmanship and communication at the dealer. In the end, you still need a carbon cleaning. Find yourself a new dealer or an independant that knows VWs.
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