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      Brake fade ?

      Hi all: I have 75K miles on the front brakes of my 2008 Jetta WE. I just had the fronts checked after I almost did not stop for a light even though I was standing on the brakes. The shop measured...
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      Crackling tweeter

      Hi all: My MKV Jetta has a right upper door tweeter that seems blown. I would like to replace it but do not want to go though the hassle of removing the the entire door card. Furthermore, all the...
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      For about $60 you can pick up a cheap blaster and...

      For about $60 you can pick up a cheap blaster and walnut shell media.
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      Valve cleaning ?s

      Hi all: Gearing up for the intake removal and valve cleaning. I have read MANY write-ups and DYIs, but I still have a few questions.

      1. Does the car need to up on stands to do the job? Some of...
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      Valve cleaning in west Michigan

      Anyone know off a shop in west Michigan that is doing valve cleaning on FSI engines?
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      Just changed it. Tell me about this oil cooler.

      Just changed it. Tell me about this oil cooler.
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      Hot DSG issues

      It has been hot here in Michigan the last few days (at least for us). I have noticed that when the tranny is hot, it starts to surge a little starting off from a stop. I have ad he mechtronics unit...
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      PCV system

      The PCV system is prone to failure as mine went at 50K. Did not know VW has a service campaign (hidden recall) on the parts until I had installed them.

      Some '08 2.0t engines were the new TSI...
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      Disassembled the PCV

      Thanks for the replies. I was not aware of the PCV hidden recall (service campaign) until it was already on the car.

      I disassembled the old PCV the other day. I was expecting to find a torn...
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      I second LM, but any 502 oil will work. You can...

      I second LM, but any 502 oil will work. You can get it at NAPA here in Michigan, but it goes by the name Liqui-Moly. But I caution that there are several types of LM, but only one is fully...
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      Replaced PCV last ngiht

      Hi all: Wanted to report back on my PCV issue and the fix. To recap, about two weeks ago my 08 Jetta with APR stage 1 began to spew oil out of the oil cap. A few searched latter and I discovered...
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      I was aware of the DSG and CAM follower...

      I was aware of the DSG and CAM follower extentions, but not the crank breather. I wonder if that applies to the '08 models? DO you know what part VW is actually replacing?

      As for the CAM...
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      Failed PCV ?

      Hi all: From what I have read so far it looks like I may have a failed PCV in my '08 Jetta WE with the FSI engine. The car just past 50K miles. There are no codes thrown.

      Two weeks ago I noticed...
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      sunglasses compartment issue

      The sunglasses compartment in my 2008 Jetta WE has decided to pop open on its own. When I close the compartment, I can feel the two latches grab, but only just barely. Just a little force or bump...
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      Actually they sold two versions of a 5w-40, one...

      Actually they sold two versions of a 5w-40, one labeled "synthetic technology" which I am sure was a group III and the Synthoil Hi-Tech fully synthetic. I can't claim to know 100% but if it is a...
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      Lubro-Moly 0W-40

      Hi all: When I first bought my '08 WE (FSI engine) I used Mobil1 0W-40. I switched over to Lubro-Moly 5W-40 (fully synthetic) at 10K due to a fair bit of oil usage 3/4 qt per 5K miles. Yes, that...
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      Going over my change interval

      This may sound like a silly question since I change the oil in my '08 WE every 5000 miles but here goes.

      I am going on a trip and will not be able to change the oil at my normal interval. The...
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      I have in the past seafoamed but stopped as I...

      I have in the past seafoamed but stopped as I have not seen any convincing evidence that it works.
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      Slightly rough in morning

      Hello All: My '08 WE is running great :thumbup:, no real issues except that in the past month or so I have begun to notice the engine is a bit rough right at start after sitting the night. I have...
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      Lower octane gas has lower vapor pressure and...

      Lower octane gas has lower vapor pressure and therefore volatilizes easier in cold weather.
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