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    1. Took the car to the dealer. Water pump. Covered...

      Took the car to the dealer. Water pump. Covered by powertrain warranty.

      Service adviser said there is an updated water pump with a metal collar at the outlet point. Hopefully this one won't...
    2. Took the car to the dealer. Water pump. Covered...

      Took the car to the dealer. Water pump. Covered by powertrain warranty.

      Service adviser said there is an updated water pump with a metal collar at the outlet point. Hopefully this one won't...
    3. Yes, the water pump itself is covered under the...

      Yes, the water pump itself is covered under the power train warranty. I'm not so sure about any tubing and fittings. I'll take the car to the dealer.

      Anyone know how to create albums? I have a...
    4. Coolant leak, ? water pump - some related questions

      '12 MkVI GTI

      I had a low coolant warning this morning, reservoir was 3/4 empty. I topped it off but had to go to work. Most likely water pump; I already had it replaced at >10K miles. Car is...
    5. Coolant leak, ? water pump - some related questions

      I had a low coolant warning this morning, reservoir was 3/4 empty. I topped it off but had to go to work. Most likely water pump; I already had it replaced at >10K miles. Car is now at 40K miles. ...
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      Interlagos will clear the fronts. You may need a...

      Interlagos will clear the fronts. You may need a spacer. With 275's I needed an 8mm spacer.
      America's Tire was able to scrounge them up for me.

      Miro makes a very cheap wheel that will clear...
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      My Boldsport kit came with white-painted sensors....

      My Boldsport kit came with white-painted sensors. Car is black. What's the best idea?

      - Paint stripper
      Paint thinner won't work on automotive paint. I'm worried paint stripper will eat through...
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      I've run all the wiring in the interior. What...

      I've run all the wiring in the interior. What with the LOC, amp, and EQ, the area under the ash tray is a veritable nest of wiring. I just need to pull the 2 bumpers and install the sensor...
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      Possibly worse is trying to slip that stupid...

      Possibly worse is trying to slip that stupid C-clip back on again.
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      I was re-reading the original post. You mention...

      I was re-reading the original post. You mention the front sensors were reversed L->R. Maybe the OPS module is supposed to be installed on the left side of the car? Of course, presuming your rear...
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      I wired the OPS into the car and tested it. Now...

      I wired the OPS into the car and tested it. Now I just need to install all the hardware. Some thoughts:


      - You can't tap into the ODB port.
      My original research led me to believe the ODB port...
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      Actual codes: 19: CAN Gateway 01044 - Control...

      Actual codes:

      19: CAN Gateway
      01044 - Control Module Incorrectly Coded

      4C: Tire Pressure II
      Cannot Be Reached

      I was getting module 03 ABS errors previously, complaining about TPMS, but...
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      dealer can't see error codes?

      2012 GTI

      Are there certain codes that the dealer scan won't pick up?

      My battery died at the 2 year mark. The dealer confirmed a bad battery and replaced it. VAG-COM scans before and after...
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      Done and doing. Dealership is being a pain. -...

      Done and doing.

      Dealership is being a pain.
      - They don't acknowledge the drain. They say VW batteries die early all the time.
      - Battery is out of warranty (2 yr, 24K miles). They have me...
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      MkVI GTI 4amp phantom drain

      2012 Mk VI GTI

      The car wouldn't start this morning, turns out the battery is low. I disconnected the battery and confirmed 10V, but found a parasitic drain of 4A (yes, as in 4000mA).

      For the...
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      Technically not correct. If you install linux,...

      Technically not correct.

      If you install linux, use virtualization software (such as VirtualBox) to host Windows XP, then you can run VCDS on it just fine. If you want to keep ChromeOS you can run...
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      Thanx. I didn't plug the button in since I...

      Thanx. I didn't plug the button in since I thought it was optional. Didn't thing of checking for codes.


      BTW, I love how modular VAG systems are. Just 4 wires running from the entire system -...
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      Still can't get this to work. As posted...

      Still can't get this to work.

      As posted previously, I have a full OPS setup: controller, front/rear harnesses and sensors. VCDS sees module 10, and I can enable all the settings in long coding. ...
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      Call me impatient. I found the pinouts on this...

      Call me impatient.

      I found the pinouts on this Vortex post:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5517617-Adding-OPS&p=80202340&viewfull=1#post80202340
      gjas, you may want to add it to the...
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      I finally have a full harness set. I combined a...

      I finally have a full harness set. I combined a front AliExpress kit and rear BoldSport kit. Long-story-short: I bought the rear kit, not knowing you need all sensors for it to work. I have 2 OPS...
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