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      Finally got my second recall notice a couple days...

      Finally got my second recall notice a couple days ago. I can't be the only one? Not sure if I can get it scheduled before next road trip, as I have the van at an indie shop now for a TB/WP...
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      No, not at all. When I purchased our Routan, we...

      No, not at all. When I purchased our Routan, we were only in the market for an '09 or '10 model year. As between the 4.0L SOHV and the 3.8L pushrod, I wanted the 4.0L. In addition to more power,...
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      Believe the SE only available with...

      Believe the SE only available with pleather/vinyl. Leather requires bump up to SEL or SEL Premium package. Pleather holds up better longer-term and is easier maintenance, and is the better 'option'...
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      For 2009-2010 the Routan S and SE got the 3.8L...

      For 2009-2010 the Routan S and SE got the 3.8L pushrod and the SEL and SEL Premium got the 4.0L. Both these engines are 20+ year old designs. Tradeoffs to both.

      For 2011+, all Routans got the...
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      Bluetooth mic?
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      There is a TON of information at this link,...

      There is a TON of information at this link, especially the first 3 posts but also be sure to read the entire first and second pages:
      http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/mygig-database-thread-960968/...
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      OP's profile shows 2012 SE. Therefore 5w30...

      OP's profile shows 2012 SE. Therefore 5w30 should have been used. Should say on oil filler cap and owners manual as well.
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      I'd take it back. Expect them to push back and...

      I'd take it back. Expect them to push back and say they used the correct oil but inputted it wrong in the computer. There's no way to know though and the only way to be sure is to drain/refill it...
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      Also, pull the code yourself and then google it. ...

      Also, pull the code yourself and then google it. AutoZone or Advance or Oreilly's will pull codes as a courtesy, or you can do the key/ignition trick to get the code to display on the dashboard. I...
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      You give them too much credit, me thinks. I...

      You give them too much credit, me thinks. I don't think most VW dealers are trying to take the customer to the cleaners purposely as much as they just don't know any better. Ignorance. And if VW...
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      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6030376-...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6030376-Factory-build-sheet
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      My error. You're right, tow prep was an option...

      My error. You're right, tow prep was an option for 2009. I was confused b/c mine had the tow-prep package but never had hitch installed by previous owner, so I confused myself and thought it was...
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      ^^ Towing max assumes Class III hitch receiver. ...

      ^^ Towing max assumes Class III hitch receiver. Etrailer has the Curt hitch receiver I was talking about priced <$150 with free shipping and likely no sales tax depending where you live.

      Also...
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      If you have 4.0L then you have SEL or SEL Premium...

      If you have 4.0L then you have SEL or SEL Premium (or Canadian equivalent nomenclature). That means you have the tow prep package pre-installed with load leveling rear shocks, trans and oil cooler,...
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      Well, as long as I'm spending your money go with...

      Well, as long as I'm spending your money go with a 2012. Sometime during the MY2012 production run the brakes were beefed up with the Dodge R/T version. Chryco went to dual piston calipers and...
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      I'd go with an 2011 all other things being equal....

      I'd go with an 2011 all other things being equal. Most of the trouble-spots on the Routan are issues shared across model years and less engine-specific, such as the brake rotors warping and the...
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      If you can find your local interstate...

      If you can find your local interstate distributor, they sell 'blemished' batteries for $35-$50. These are batteries that have sat on shelves at local area shops for too long, and they pick 'em back...
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      I wasn't questioning the quality of what you...

      I wasn't questioning the quality of what you ordered, nor interested in any Amsoil discussion generally. I know they say it "exceeds" ATF+4 standards and I will take that at face value. I'm sure it...
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      Also make sure to get the VW/Mopar OEM gasket...

      Also make sure to get the VW/Mopar OEM gasket sealant for the transmission pan from the dealership.
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      I was charged for 5.5 qts of ATF for a drain &...

      I was charged for 5.5 qts of ATF for a drain & refill with pan-drop at an indie shop, and I saw the empty bottles in the shop supporting that. Not sure how you get the other 4.5 qts out. I would...
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