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    1. Member Brandon_Schulze's Avatar
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      10-08-2012 06:12 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      Wait i've met you?
      Haha yeah.
      I drive the black jetta on aristos. I usually hang with Brandon and Gaston when I go.



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      at least now he's laying frame
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      I'm not sure the VR could get 35mpg rolling down a hill with the engine off.
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      10-08-2012 06:18 PM #27
      Oh haha i only go once every few months.
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      10-08-2012 06:20 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      Oh haha i only go once every few months.
      I feel you there. I used to live in Menifee... Its quite the drive for you to come.
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      at least now he's laying frame
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      I'm not sure the VR could get 35mpg rolling down a hill with the engine off.
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      10-08-2012 06:21 PM #29
      Ya like an hour
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      10-09-2012 12:04 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by RDIRTYTOO View Post
      damn i stand corrected. learn something new every day sorry for doubting
      No worries, as I said I never would have believed it till I saw it.

      Quote Originally Posted by Big_Tom View Post
      way to be cool and educated us all. i had never heard of this coolant migration before. it's a good thing i ditched my coolant ball
      I think it's something that Vortex should be educated about, more of our cars are getting older and with that I can see potential that more of the coolant balls will fail and leave fellow dubbers in a bad position with their car. There needs to be like a public service announcement to like drill a hole in the plug so coolant can drain out before it gets pushed through.

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      10-09-2012 08:19 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Eurotuner. View Post
      No worries, as I said I never would have believed it till I saw it.



      I think it's something that Vortex should be educated about, more of our cars are getting older and with that I can see potential that more of the coolant balls will fail and leave fellow dubbers in a bad position with their car. There needs to be like a public service announcement to like drill a hole in the plug so coolant can drain out before it gets pushed through.
      yep, I'll see if i could get Groggory to add this to the FAQ
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      10-09-2012 08:55 AM #32
      I feel alot safer now knowing I just dont run the coolant ball sensor

      I just do myself a favor and check out the levels myself every once a week or so when I am working on my car.

      Such a odd problem though defonaly wins the WTF problem of the year award.

      Although I am going to have to call BS on coolant in the gastank plug...



      Look at the plug to the left not sealed covered in DRY dust..

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      10-09-2012 09:33 AM #33
      still waiting on pics of neighbor. coolant temp sensor and fuel level sending unit? hopefully for her its not coolant migration

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      10-09-2012 09:47 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by blacksails192 View Post
      still waiting on pics of neighbor. coolant temp sensor and fuel level sending unit? hopefully for her its not coolant migration


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      10-09-2012 02:36 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Einkaufswagen View Post
      I feel alot safer now knowing I just dont run the coolant ball sensor

      I just do myself a favor and check out the levels myself every once a week or so when I am working on my car.

      Such a odd problem though defonaly wins the WTF problem of the year award.

      Although I am going to have to call BS on coolant in the gastank plug...



      Look at the plug to the left not sealed covered in DRY dust..

      The coolant partially runs through the corrugation but mostly through the actual internal threading of the wire, under the plastic insulation. Do some googling, there is lots of documented cases, and the fuel sending unit is the first to fill usually.

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      10-09-2012 06:17 PM #36
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      Okay So here are pictures of what I've seen when doing this first inspection. Anything else I should look for?
















      So the sensor itself Looks pretty Corroded. But the Fuel Sending Unit is dry!
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      at least now he's laying frame
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      10-09-2012 06:21 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Eurotuner. View Post
      The coolant partially runs through the corrugation but mostly through the actual internal threading of the wire, under the plastic insulation. Do some googling, there is lots of documented cases, and the fuel sending unit is the first to fill usually.
      I see what you are saying... only contradiction then is they say that the MK3 and the new MK5+ wiring does not have this problem because there is no sleeve behind the plug same as that gas plug really... I don't know i guess it is possible but it just seems so unlikely...
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      10-09-2012 07:03 PM #38
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      10-09-2012 08:29 PM #39
      Whoa thats weird I've seen that black car at APU

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      10-09-2012 09:29 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Kmurf94 View Post
      Whoa thats weird I've seen that black car at APU



      hahah I just took this...

      Why do you have an AIR sticker?
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      10-09-2012 10:07 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Einkaufswagen View Post
      I see what you are saying... only contradiction then is they say that the MK3 and the new MK5+ wiring does not have this problem because there is no sleeve behind the plug same as that gas plug really... I don't know i guess it is possible but it just seems so unlikely...
      The cooling system pressurizes. In the mk4 there is a seal meaning the pressure pushes the coolant into the wires. No seal = pressure leaks out around the plug.

      Its not the sleeve, its that orange seal in the picture on the inside of the plug. A quick fix is to pull that out and boom its like a mk3 or mk5 plug.

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      10-09-2012 10:11 PM #42
      AIR is short for Airblaster, its a snowboard company from Portland haha.

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      10-09-2012 11:28 PM #43
      Anyone have input on the pictures I posted? I need help still!
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      10-09-2012 11:30 PM #44
      Is there a CEL?

      Scan the car to see if there are any underlying codes?

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      10-09-2012 11:45 PM #45
      Came back to see if pics of neighbor had been posted. I'll be back in 24 hours to check again.
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      10-09-2012 11:59 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by GaugeDoisher View Post
      Came back to see if pics of neighbor had been posted. I'll be back in 24 hours to check again.
      Oh hell yes....


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      10-10-2012 12:04 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Eurotuner. View Post
      Oh hell yes....

      Omg hahahahahah girl on the right is super hot
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      10-10-2012 12:05 AM #48
      Also, pretty crazy that he lives next door to my girlfriend
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      10-10-2012 01:16 AM #49
      No CEL... But that plug looks pretty bad.
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      10-10-2012 01:19 PM #50
      Aaaanyone?
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