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      The fans not kicking on when not in A/C mode...

      The fans not kicking on when not in A/C mode could be a couple of things.

      Have you checked the upper and lower radiator hoses to make sure coolant is circulating. As the temp. rises, both hoses...
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      Thanks TavernCustoms! My next searches will be...

      Thanks TavernCustoms! My next searches will be for the layout of the PCV system and begin checking and replacing what needs to be.

      (Just in case I can get a head start on one side of the system vs...
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      Engine Code ATC: narrowband ECU, original K03, no...

      Engine Code ATC: narrowband ECU, original K03, no VVT ok intake-cam for emissions.

      Before you replied again, I went looking around this and other forums for "1.8T bouncing oil cap" and "1.8T air...
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      TavernCustoms I'm not running a catch can, but...

      TavernCustoms I'm not running a catch can, but I noticed that in the video of the link you gave me, the guy speaking unscrewed his oil cap with the engine on and mentioned "the oil cap isn't...
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      I suggested that at the -second- place that did...

      I suggested that at the -second- place that did the compression test, but they told me w/ numbers like those they considered it unnecessary.

      I took their word for it since I wouldn't have...
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      Thanks for posting, TavernCustoms! When I took...

      Thanks for posting, TavernCustoms!

      When I took the car in the first time for this, they supposedly checked the PCV system and found one hose they suggested changing. I authorized them to change it...
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      Thank you again to Groggery for checking the...

      Thank you again to Groggery for checking the thread out anyone else have any insight on the correlation between smoke produced and actual oil amount burned?

      Anyone else think I should be...
    8. Thread: 1.8t no start

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      Not near any Volkswagen dealership either? :(

      Not near any Volkswagen dealership either? :(
    9. Thread: 1.8t no start

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      Hi EFrench, Sorry to hear about your trouble....

      Hi EFrench,

      Sorry to hear about your trouble.

      Before suggesting anything else, it's important to ask if the code-reader that you used was in anyway Volkswagen/Audi specialized, like VAGCOM. ...
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      Hey Groggory, thanks for chiming in! Currently...

      Hey Groggory, thanks for chiming in!

      Currently (after consulting A VAG tech or two and a couple of collective hrs on Bob Is The Oil Guy.com) I run Mobil 1 0W-40 in 5K intervals (MANN filtered)....
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      ^^^ (evening bump)

      ^^^ (evening bump)
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      :cool::popcorn::thumbup:

      :cool::popcorn::thumbup:
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      -How Much- Oil Burning Necessary To Smoke?

      For some time now, my 14-year-old, original turbo 1.8T has been emitting smoke from the exhaust.

      I think I first noticed @ 118K miles. Odometer just broke 144K and the car is still going...
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      Hi JacobAudi81, Have you noticed any...

      Hi JacobAudi81,

      Have you noticed any consumption issues with the car? Have you just acquired it and are looking for advice or have you been running an oil that hasn't been meeting your...
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      Thank you Elwood and PS2375 for both of your...

      Thank you Elwood and PS2375 for both of your insights. I was just thinking about the (evidently coyly-named) MANN filter's durability. At first, I thought it escaped the trip entirely unscathed...
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      Lol, I began to figure that myself what with...

      Lol, I began to figure that myself what with the growing view-count, but no replies.

      The BITOG-guys were pretty polarized about filters w/ visible damage. The cans they were debating had...
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      Junk This Filter? Or Good To Go?

      This filter took a trip to the floor in its box (waist-height on a 5'9" guy :facepalm: ).

      I've looked up "dropped" or "dented" filter on places like Bob Is The Oil Guy but the guys asking about...
    19. Battery-Top Fuse Box: any-ol'30 amp or special unit?

      Saw that my S180, fan-fuse on the battery-top fuse box looked a bit beat up but not blown (the fans are working).
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      They may charge you a diagnostic fee for that...

      They may charge you a diagnostic fee for that (it's almost certain that they will).

      An independent VW/Audi specialist (like a dealer for a chip company) might not.

      I'm in FL in the South, a...
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