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    1. 10-30-2009 11:59 PM #476
      just a question, the radiator fan in my sportwagen stays on after i shut the car off, but only sometimes. is it normal?

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      10-31-2009 12:31 AM #477
      Quote, originally posted by FreerideBrother1 »
      just a question, the radiator fan in my sportwagen stays on after i shut the car off, but only sometimes. is it normal?

      yes.
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      10-31-2009 08:13 AM #478
      Quote, originally posted by 85evilgti »
      So on a 2010 JSW TDI running 18" x 8.5" +45 wheels, 225/40/18 Tyres and H&R Sport Springs making both left and right U-turns, going up steep driveways, 3 people in the car, going over speed bumps and yet have not rubbed.

      looks good.. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      yeah, unless the wheels poke out a bit you shouldn't rub unless you're sitting right on top of the tires, or tucking.
      I don't think I've mentioned it here yet.. but I'm planning on raising my car back up slightly to avoid rubbing on the front fender liners. I've never rubbed on the fenders themselves though, but then I'm running different offsets, and slightly smaller wheels.
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      10-31-2009 02:01 PM #479

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      10-31-2009 02:42 PM #480
      Quote, originally posted by 85evilgti »
      But since I'm getting quite a bit of interest in people wanting me to put together a kit I might design a pre-cut piece for that section so no excessive trimming would be required.
      Cheers!

      Get on that! A kit would be bad ass. I won't be installing much until spring anyways so you've got a couple months to get everything set.
      I'm first in line!
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      10-31-2009 03:28 PM #481
      Quote, originally posted by 85evilgti »
      I might design a pre-cut piece for that section so no excessive trimming would be required.

      If you have the plotter, then it makes sense.
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    7. 11-01-2009 01:41 AM #482
      Quote, originally posted by 85evilgti »
      So yesterday I installed the H&R springs. The ride is just a tad bit stiffer then the OEM springs but to me it actually feels nicer since I have always been used to a stiffer ride.

      So on a 2010 JSW TDI running 18" x 8.5" +45 wheels, 225/40/18 Tyres and H&R Sport Springs making both left and right U-turns, going up steep driveways, 3 people in the car, going over speed bumps and yet have not rubbed.

      Wheels: VMR VB3 18" x 8.5" +45
      Tyres: General 225/40/18
      Springs: H&R Sport 54751 (1.5" F - 1.4" R)

      Nice fit! That answers most of my questions. I just ordered Eibach Pro-Kits and I'm leaning toward 18" VMR V710s - I was at their shop Friday and they were out of the sale priced V708s that I originally wanted. Are the tires General Exclaims? My choice too. I guess it's too soon for you to rate them. Could you post a couple of close up pics at a sharp angle from the front and back wheels showing the horizontal fit? I'd actually like to go with 235/40-18 for the extra sidewall protection and I don't know if there would be enough room in the fenderwells on these 8.5" wide wheels.
      Thanks,
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      11-01-2009 04:10 AM #483
      Hello again Stacey!
      Yeah I was looking into the V710s as well but went with the VB3 do to the extra savings. Yes the Generals are Exclaim UHP and your correct at this point I wouldn't be able to give you an accurate rating on them as that this is my first pair and only driven 400 miles on them at this point. Yes if you run the larger 235 on the 8.5" I'm not certain if you will clear the fender wells but you might be ok since you will be on the Eibach with a lesser of a drop but I still think it is sketchy... Your best bet would be talking with VMR on that one.
      I'll work on taking some side angle photos tomorrow for ya.
      Cheers!
      Quote, originally posted by StaceyR »
      Nice fit! That answers most of my questions. I just ordered Eibach Pro-Kits and I'm leaning toward 18" VMR V710s - I was at their shop Friday and they were out of the sale priced V708s that I originally wanted. Are the tires General Exclaims? My choice too. I guess it's too soon for you to rate them. Could you post a couple of close up pics at a sharp angle from the front and back wheels showing the horizontal fit? I'd actually like to go with 235/40-18 for the extra sidewall protection and I don't know if there would be enough room in the fenderwells on these 8.5" wide wheels.
      Thanks,
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      11-01-2009 09:50 AM #484
      I was wondering about 235s working as well -- thanks for the posing the question Stacey.
      Stacey -- you mentioned ordering Eibach's... Did you order last year's part number as I was told by Eibach they were still testing the 2010 application. And where did you order them from? I'd ordered the H&Rs but put them on hold to figure out the whole spring situation... Thanks.

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      11-02-2009 05:24 PM #485
      Berfday Question... cause it's mah berfday
      Option 1: Carbonio Intake to take advantage of chip
      Option 2: H&R rsw (and which one?)
      Option 3: Save up for shocks
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      11-02-2009 06:54 PM #486
      HAPPY BERFDAY KID-HOBO!!
      mine in 8 days but not looking forward to it... hitting 40
      Well as I'm more of a Suspension guy I would go with either the RSW or save up for the shocks.
      Cheers

      Quote, originally posted by Kid Hobo »
      Berfday Question... cause it's mah berfday
      Option 1: Carbonio Intake to take advantage of chip
      Option 2: H&R rsw (and which one?)
      Option 3: Save up for shocks

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      11-02-2009 08:50 PM #487

      Maybe suspension is the way to go. Makes the most sense for this car. Mine's in 10 days, so it'll be a clutch point in my life when I decide how to really spend my 30's; do I switch to Bushmills or Jameson.
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    13. 11-03-2009 12:31 PM #488
      Quote, originally posted by mostchillin »
      Stacey -- you mentioned ordering Eibach's... Did you order last year's part number as I was told by Eibach they were still testing the 2010 application. And where did you order them from? I'd ordered the H&Rs but put them on hold to figure out the whole spring situation... Thanks.

      Here's what Dave at ADB Racing Werks in Riverside CA (where I purchased and who will do the install) had to say about using the last year's part: "We had a measuring session a couple weeks ago with the MK6 and found the cars to be identical in suspension geometry etc..
      I feel comfortable by 100% offering you the same products that are on the shelf."
      Is H&R showing a different part number for the '10 JSW vs the '09?
      BTW - I ordered 18x8.5" VMR V710s in Hyper Silver and 225/40-18 General Exclaim UHPs to be installed early next week. Can't wait!
      Stacey

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      11-03-2009 01:30 PM #489
      When I called H&R they said to go with the 09 part number for the 10 as they had already confirmed that they will work. When I called Eibach they aid they were looking for a 10 to do ' a test fit. If the 09 H&Rs work and are the same, it makes sense that the 09 Eibach's will work just fine. Now I need to decide between the H&Rs and Eibach's and order... Thanks for the follow-up and information.
      And great choice on wheels. I'm still deciding between Raderwerks MTEN85s in matte black or the VMR V710 in gunmetal or matte black. My JSW is Reflex Silver and I'm trying to determine if the VMR gunmetal is dark enough to contrast the car color as I definitely don't want them to "blend". Unfortunately there are no pics of Reflex Silver with gunmetal... I need to decide sooner than later because I have the $$$ burning a hole in my pocket and the indecisiveness is about to drive me crazy!
      Post some pics once you are lowered and wheel'd.


      Modified by mostchillin at 10:34 AM 11-3-2009

    15. 11-03-2009 02:56 PM #490
      last night when i was driving home from la, my wagon ran out of gas so i got off the freeway to go get gas at a chevron off the freeway and right before i got there my glow plug light came on and my car pretty much turned off as i rolled up to the pump. I figured it was just acting up since i was running on empty for about 10mi (couldn't find a diesel station ) so i pumped some gas in and when i tried to start the car to leave it wouldn't start. It didn't sound like a dead batt but i got somebody to help me jump start my car but that didn't help. the tow truck took it to storage overnight cuz it was late and theyre taking it to commonwealth vw right now
      so im just wondering if anybody has any idea what might be wrong with my car?
      also on a different topic, i was wondering if anybody here with beige seats/interior would want to swap for black seats/interior? mine are in good condition still, i can get pics if anybody's interested [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by bluetapedr3w at 12:01 PM 11-3-2009

    16. 11-03-2009 03:41 PM #491
      Quote, originally posted by mostchillin »
      When I called H&R they said to go with the 09 part number for the 10 as they had already confirmed that they will work. When I called Eibach they aid they were looking for a 10 to do ' a test fit. If the 09 H&Rs work and are the same, it makes sense that the 09 Eibach's will work just fine. Now I need to decide between the H&Rs and Eibach's and order... Thanks for the follow-up and information.

      Well, so much for my order for Eibachs. I just got a call from ABD Racingwerks and they said Eibach R&D called them to say they DON'T have a Pro-Kit fitment for the '10 JSW! I'm not going to debate them so I've switched to H&Rs. The difference in drop is only a quarter of an inch more and the price is similar so it's back to H&R I go! Looks like the installs for the springs and wheels will all happen on Monday now. I'll post pics soon after!
      Stacey

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      11-03-2009 04:06 PM #492
      Quote, originally posted by bluetapedr3w »
      so i pumped some gas in and when i tried to start the car to leave it wouldn't start.

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      11-03-2009 04:23 PM #493
      Quote, originally posted by bluetapedr3w »
      last night when i was driving home from la, my wagon ran out of gas so i got off the freeway to go get gas at a chevron off the freeway and right before i got there my glow plug light came on and my car pretty much turned off as i rolled up to the pump. I figured it was just acting up since i was running on empty for about 10mi (couldn't find a diesel station ) so i pumped some gas in and when i tried to start the car to leave it wouldn't start. It didn't sound like a dead batt but i got somebody to help me jump start my car but that didn't help. the tow truck took it to storage overnight cuz it was late and theyre taking it to commonwealth vw right now
      so im just wondering if anybody has any idea what might be wrong with my car?
      also on a different topic, i was wondering if anybody here with beige seats/interior would want to swap for black seats/interior? mine are in good condition still, i can get pics if anybody's interested [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Modified by bluetapedr3w at 12:01 PM 11-3-2009

      I thought running out of fuel was a huge no-no as it cools your fuel pump and can cause a lot of damage running on empty? No?

    19. 11-03-2009 11:37 PM #494
      Quote, originally posted by echoout »
      I thought running out of fuel was a huge no-no as it cools your fuel pump and can cause a lot of damage running on empty? No?

      i dunno, this is my first diesel, but ive driven the car to "0 miles" on the cluster before and never had a problem.

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      11-03-2009 11:47 PM #495
      Quote, originally posted by bluetapedr3w »
      i dunno, this is my first diesel, but ive driven the car to "0 miles" on the cluster before and never had a problem.

      0 miles is just the computer's guess/estimate, not necessarily the same as empty. Whatever the case, there's something in the manual about having to cycle the key 3 times to get the engine to start after completely running out of fuel.

    21. 11-03-2009 11:53 PM #496
      Quote, originally posted by echoout »
      0 miles is just the computer's guess/estimate, not necessarily the same as empty. Whatever the case, there's something in the manual about having to cycle the key 3 times to get the engine to start after completely running out of fuel.

      it's sitting at the dealership still, apparently commonwealth vw didn't realize that they had my car all day (since 10am) until i called them for the 5th time to see where my car was, but whats this about cycling the key? i was reading through the manual when i had the car last night but didn't see that

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      11-04-2009 07:17 AM #497
      Quote, originally posted by Blue91 »
      FWIW to all of you guys with JSWs when putting your backseats down...
      When you put the bottom portion of the back seats forward, make sure you push forward in the area right behind the center console when putting down the back portion of the back seat. The bracketry under the bottom portion rubs against the top of the back portion of the backseat. This caused two holes in my seat. The dealer didn't want to cover the issue but after a call to VWOA, it was replaced. However, nothing was done to prevent it from occuring again. I'm thinking of placing some foam or something on the bracketry under the bottom backseat. I'll try to post pictures soon.
      Anyone else notice this?

      It's done it to mine, but all it has done is wear on the leather a bit. When I put the seat down now, I make sure to push the seat bottom forward as I'm dropping the seat back down.

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      11-04-2009 09:58 AM #498
      Quick note on this -
      after the leak in my JSW roof, the dealer replaced the hog clips on the underside of the seat bottom as the old ones had rusted.
      VW turns out has a new style hog clip that is plastic (a hidden change that came with the 2010 model year). It feels a bit smoother/flusher than the old style and also makes things a bit less wobbly when the seats are flipped up. Might be worth asking your dealer about.

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      11-04-2009 01:07 PM #499
      what's a hog clip?
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      11-04-2009 01:18 PM #500
      attaches on the underside of the seat to secure the fabric or leatherette to the seat frame, and also is part of the mechanism that allows the seat to flip. I'd snap a picture, but I don't have a place to host it online.

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