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    Thread: The Official Mk.VI Jetta "Ask a Stupid Question" Thread

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      01-11-2012 12:58 AM #1
      We've all got those questions where the answers seem so obvious, but you just can't be sure that you're actually right. So in an effort to keep these questions from creating pages full of stupid question threads in the forum, just ask them in here. If you know the answer, quote the question in your response.

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      And to start, what exactly does the regen cycle on the new CR TDI engines do? I've always stuck to working on the old ALH / BEQ diesels, so the newer ones are more of a mystery to me than the older ones.
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      01-11-2012 01:09 AM #2
      Where is the OEM tow hook supposed to go? It seems like this car has clips and slots for everything (coins, pen, and insurance card in the glove box - hazard triangle in the trunk). I haven't been able to figure out where VW wants me to keep the tow hook, and right now its just rolling around the trunk, which seems very un-German.
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      01-11-2012 01:18 AM #3
      how do you remove the front license plate braket?

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      01-11-2012 01:34 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by asusc View Post
      Where is the OEM tow hook supposed to go? It seems like this car has clips and slots for everything (coins, pen, and insurance card in the glove box - hazard triangle in the trunk). I haven't been able to figure out where VW wants me to keep the tow hook, and right now its just rolling around the trunk, which seems very un-German.
      Should be a spot for it in the spare tire tool tray under the trunk floor.
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      01-11-2012 01:48 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      Should be a spot for it in the spare tire tool tray under the trunk floor.
      Cheers.

      Looks like I already have a tow hook in there. The second tow hook, monster mats, and front plate holder were all just loose in the trunk.
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      01-11-2012 03:32 AM #6
      to john for the greatest thread ever the mk6 jetta forum NEEDED this

    7. 01-11-2012 06:41 AM #7
      What fracking currency fits into the coin slots in the glove box ?

      I'm in Canada and we love our fracking coins, We have six different coins but none of them fit in any of the slots.

      WTF ?

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      01-11-2012 06:54 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.5SEVdub11 View Post
      how do you remove the front license plate braket?
      once you remove the plate you should see three plastic rivets holding the bracket on
      [IMG]IMG_0222[1][/IMG]

      using a punch or a small screwdriver push the center portion all the way through the bumper.

      [IMG]IMG_0223[1][/IMG]

      once youve done all three the bracket should just pull off. the rivets can be re-used if your able to find the center portions. to retrieve from inside the bumper try taking out a few of the t25 screws underneath the car, pull down on the bumper,shake, and hope they fall out on the ground.

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      01-11-2012 07:05 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by SenzGLI View Post
      What fracking currency fits into the coin slots in the glove box ?

      I'm in Canada and we love our fracking coins, We have six different coins but none of them fit in any of the slots.

      WTF ?
      US quarters appears to be the winner

      [IMG]IMG_0224[1][/IMG]

      also state farm insurance cards and pens fit perfect in those other holders

      [IMG]IMG_0226[1][/IMG]

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      01-11-2012 07:12 AM #10
      What does everone use? I use an "absorber" chamois and was just wondering if there is anything that works betted.

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      01-11-2012 07:16 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by dh71704 View Post
      What does everone use? I use an "absorber" chamois and was just wondering if there is anything that works betted.
      sometimes i use a leafblower to get all the water out of the cracks and crevices and then follow up with a microfiber drying towel

    12. 01-11-2012 08:31 AM #12
      Awesome thread, felt stupid posting this. Can someone post a
      Pic of the gas cap when removed for fueling and mounted in the
      gas cap holder? Either mine is broken or I'm retarded.

      TIA
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      01-11-2012 08:46 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by JayBeeSki View Post
      Awesome thread, felt stupid posting this. Can someone post a
      Pic of the gas cap when removed for fueling and mounted in the
      gas cap holder? Either mine is broken or I'm retarded.


      There 'ya go.

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      01-11-2012 08:47 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by dh71704 View Post
      What does everone use? I use an "absorber" chamois and was just wondering if there is anything that works betted.
      california drying blade. They work wonders
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      01-11-2012 08:50 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by pdt165 View Post
      california drying blade. They work wonders
      Be very careful. If there is anything on the paint surface, it'll scratch. Saw it all the time as a professional detailer after people used those on their cars.
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      01-11-2012 09:21 AM #16
      If I have vmaxx coils on right now and I replace the rear spring with an st spring but leave the vmaxx strut will I run into any problems? Thanks!

    17. 01-11-2012 09:46 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post


      There 'ya go.
      Thx, mine definitely doesn't look like that..it seems as I have an
      extra piece at the bottom of my cap. Any ideas?
      Will try and take a pic later.

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      01-11-2012 10:32 AM #18
      [QUOTE=JohnIBarr01;75321736

      And to start, what exactly does the regen cycle on the new CR TDI engines do? I've always stuck to working on the old ALH / BEQ diesels, so the newer ones are more of a mystery to me than the older ones.[/QUOTE]

      soot (black smoke you see on old diesel) gets trapped into the particulate filter right after the turbo. as more soot gets trapped into the filter it becomes filled (clogged) there are two pressure differential sensors on before and one after the DPF to determine exactly how full it is.
      so in order to empty the filter, the vehicle goes into a regen mode which is done at highway speeds. on this engine i believe a late fuel injection cycle is fired into the combustion chamber to super heat the dpf and burn off all soot inside. and it gets really really ****ing hot!
      so thats why all new diesel exhaust tips with a dpf system are clean! no carbon, no soot.

      also these engines are meant to be driven not over idled or city driving. they need a good highway blast to clean the filter out. if not than they will eventually clog the dpf and thats big money to replace.

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      01-11-2012 10:34 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by SenzGLI View Post
      What fracking currency fits into the coin slots in the glove box ?

      I'm in Canada and we love our fracking coins, We have six different coins but none of them fit in any of the slots.

      WTF ?
      those coin holders a useless. from another fellow canadian i think i can fit only one quarter per holder.

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      01-11-2012 10:39 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by gruven_diesel View Post
      soot (black smoke you see on old diesel) gets trapped into the particulate filter right after the turbo. as more soot gets trapped into the filter it becomes filled (clogged) there are two pressure differential sensors on before and one after the DPF to determine exactly how full it is.
      so in order to empty the filter, the vehicle goes into a regen mode which is done at highway speeds. on this engine i believe a late fuel injection cycle is fired into the combustion chamber to super heat the dpf and burn off all soot inside. and it gets really really ****ing hot!
      so thats why all new diesel exhaust tips with a dpf system are clean! no carbon, no soot.

      also these engines are meant to be driven not over idled or city driving. they need a good highway blast to clean the filter out. if not than they will eventually clog the dpf and thats big money to replace.
      DPF delete FTW.
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      01-11-2012 11:22 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      DPF delete FTW.
      when my warranty expires so does the dpf lol

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      01-11-2012 12:16 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by EuroTrade View Post
      If I have vmaxx coils on right now and I replace the rear spring with an st spring but leave the vmaxx strut will I run into any problems? Thanks!
      If the spring rates are similar, you should be okay. Just watch your adjustments.
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      01-11-2012 12:33 PM #23
      What colour wheels will work best with a Tempest Blue Metallic Jetta?

      I can't deside between Gunmetal, bronze and mirror face like TSW Nurburgrings which come in each.
      The tempest blue pics I have seen online all seem to look so different it's hard to decide what colour wheels work best.






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      Quote Originally Posted by Rawcpoppa View Post
      What colour wheels will work best with a Tempest Blue Metallic Jetta?

      I can't deside between Gunmetal, bronze and mirror face like TSW Nurburgrings which come in each.
      The tempest blue pics I have seen online all seem to look so different it's hard to decide what colour wheels work best.
      Gunmetal or mirror face. In fact, Karl (Squirrel Nuts) is selling his with tires. Wheels and tires are both in great shape. See here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ings-18x8-et45
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      01-11-2012 12:38 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by SenzGLI View Post
      What fracking currency fits into the coin slots in the glove box ?

      I'm in Canada and we love our fracking coins, We have six different coins but none of them fit in any of the slots.

      WTF ?
      I know, tried loonies, twoonies, but they all make noise/rattles, and God forbid we don't need any more of those! My guess is pesos

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      Quote Originally Posted by simonrjones View Post
      I know, tried loonies, twoonies, but they all make noise/rattles, and God forbid we don't need any more of those! My guess is pesos


      I never leave change in those. From my experiences, if the car gets broken into, that's one of the first things taken. Usually I leave a few bucks in quarters in the spare tire toolkit in a ziploc bag for if I ever need to park at a meter.
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      01-11-2012 12:59 PM #27
      Silver is safer, plus you'll have less chance of buyers remorse after the fact. Gold at first was striking, but i fear it could get old fast. gun metal?..IMO..why bother?

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      I sometimes wonder if the mirror polish (silver) looks too chromish and overly blingy hence my fascination with gunmetal and bronze.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Rawcpoppa View Post
      I sometimes wonder if the mirror polish (silver) looks too chromish and overly blingy hence my fascination with gunmetal and bronze.
      I've seen them in person. They look like a nice polished aluminium finish. Not too "chromish" at all.
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      So how hard do y'all think a GLI IRS swap into a twist-beam Jetta could be? I'm debating looking into it just to see if it'd be worth it, cost-wise.
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      01-11-2012 10:06 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post


      There 'ya go.

      Chris, can we sticky this thread for easy access?
      I was wondering this same thing... how does the feul cap mount. Darn, I fueled up my car today. Will have to check next time.

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      01-11-2012 10:17 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by taveraw View Post
      I was wondering this same thing... how does the feul cap mount. Darn, I fueled up my car today. Will have to check next time.
      ta da

      [IMG]IMG_0229[1][/IMG]

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      kinda hard to see on a black car though

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      01-11-2012 10:39 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Fendermender View Post
      ta da

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      kinda hard to see on a black car though
      Just tried it. YES! That is it.

      OK now for another stupid one.... When it is cold out, the display will automatically beep and change to the flashing temperature with the snowflake. Irritating...

      But today, I was driving on the freeway, going about 67 in a 65. The display beeped and flashed the mph, like the snoflake. DOES THIS CAR WARN YOU ABOUT SPEED? I will be so irritated if it does!!!

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      01-11-2012 10:52 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by taveraw View Post
      But today, I was driving on the freeway, going about 67 in a 65. The display beeped and flashed the mph, like the snoflake. DOES THIS CAR WARN YOU ABOUT SPEED? I will be so irritated if it does!!!
      There is a way to change the speed at which the speed warning comes up. It is in the options in the MFD.
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      lol mine must be turned off then.... i've been up to 120 and never saw a warning

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