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      Update: After clearing the MAF and vacuum codes,...

      Update: After clearing the MAF and vacuum codes, I began to see P0455 codes. Bought a new Evap Purge Valve. Problem solved.
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      I will post soon. My local APR dealer/garage did...

      I will post soon. My local APR dealer/garage did the work. Used the walnut shell method. I trust them to do good work as I have never had any issues with any other work they have done. I am...
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      Odd codes -have you seen this

      Hi all: just had the valves cleaned on my '08 Jetta WE with the bpy engine. Since then I have had the same codes come up four times, always in the same sequence. While driving the "gas cap not...
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      2008 Jetta Wolfesburg. I have let the...

      2008 Jetta Wolfesburg. I have let the penetrating oil sit on the hinge/shaft for 3 days and they still will not budge. Looks like I am going to learn how to remove the mirrors in the near future. ...
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      seized folding exterior mirrors

      Hello all: Both of my exterior mirrors have seized. By that I mean the they will not fold in either direction. Has anyone had this problem? If so how did you fix it? New mirrors are around...
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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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