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      This is 100% dead on. We(as dealer techs or...

      This is 100% dead on. We(as dealer techs or sales) don't get nearly the information that the general public thinks we do. It is sad, but VW plays things VERY close to the chest.
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      That seems to be some type of anomaly on the...

      That seems to be some type of anomaly on the Tiguans.

      Also, the dealer SHOULD ask your permission for performing a recall. It is your car, you can decline the work if you want. We get a few folks...
    3. I just finished replacing one today. The PCV had...

      I just finished replacing one today. The PCV had failed. I took it apart and found a rip in the diaphragm.

      Most of the rear mains I have seen leak also had PCV failure.

      My guess is the PCV...
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      I know it's a real pain, but I love to hear that...

      I know it's a real pain, but I love to hear that a dealer treated you right
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      I have personally seen 2 fail, 1) The shaft was...

      I have personally seen 2 fail,
      1) The shaft was seized. I took the intake pipe off and could not turn the compressor wheel. Once the turbo was out, I got it to spin a little, but not much. That...
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      Nice job! What radiator is that?

      Nice job!

      What radiator is that?
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      Euro-wise makes just about everything you need...

      Euro-wise makes just about everything you need for it.
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      Good to know. :thumbup:

      Good to know. :thumbup:
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      Has anyone tried to run a few tanks of non...

      Has anyone tried to run a few tanks of non ethanol fuel? Have seen that cause some strange things.

      Not sure it would make a difference, just throwing it out there.
    10. Starting my 1988 Project Cabriolet!

      I didn't realize it had been over a year since I updated this post. A lot of things have happened since then.

      I bought a mk3 Jetta kept the engine and sold/scraped the rest. That lead me on the...
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      I am deleting mine. An ecm tune will correct the...

      I am deleting mine. An ecm tune will correct the mil..
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      go into engine electronics, then basic settings,...

      go into engine electronics, then basic settings, run basic settings 71(evap leak) and 70(evap flow)
    13. This is a great idea. It goes a long way to a...

      This is a great idea. It goes a long way to a buyer. But your only a pro if you have your fuel mileage tracked too :P
    14. This is an INCREDIBLY wonderful point!

      This is an INCREDIBLY wonderful point!
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      My daily is a 2005 Passat wagon 1.8t. I am...

      My daily is a 2005 Passat wagon 1.8t. I am currently building a 1988 VR6 Cabriolet. I also have a 1984 Cabby that I need to get around to fixing..
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      I am always shocked to hear that people wont even...

      I am always shocked to hear that people wont even get their car serviced for FREE!

      How many miles did they go without a service?
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      I have bought parts from lots of places, I like...

      I have bought parts from lots of places, I like to deal with German Auto Parts, and ECS.

      Most good exhaust shops can do the cat.

      I would recommend getting or doing all the general maintenance...
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      LOL, It's funny cuz it's true!

      LOL,

      It's funny cuz it's true!
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      THANKS! I post here from time to time. :)

      THANKS! I post here from time to time. :)
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      AWESOME!:thumbup:

      AWESOME!:thumbup:
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