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    1. 08-27-2019 10:45 PM #6826
      That’s the best solution I’ve heard of for the sticking fuel door. 😂

      About a month ago I picked up a fixed 2011 JSW TDI w/ DSG, pano and 78k miles from a Toyota dealership. Since I didn’t trust that they used spec oil at Toyota, today I exchanged it for some Liqui Moly 4200, Ceratec, and Mann filter. I must say that I feel the difference. Before when I would coast to a light, every downshift was rough and jerky. Now downshifts feel smooth and I can coast further than before. Luckily it had less than 1,000mi on that oil, but it still makes me cringe. This weekend she’ll get a DSG fluid swap, and then coolant is soon after that.
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      08-28-2019 07:49 AM #6827
      Quote Originally Posted by JaxPlanet View Post
      I just had my last fight with the sticky gas door lock. After a dozen clicks of the fob, it finally unlocked and I cut the wires. Problem solved!
      Interesting, my 2012 JSW S does not have this fob powered gas door. Was not aware this was on some models. It locks when the doors are locked, did your gas door lock stick from this and didn't unlock when the doors unlocked?
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    4. 08-28-2019 09:25 AM #6828
      Quote Originally Posted by quaudi View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by JaxPlanet View Post
      I just had my last fight with the sticky gas door lock. After a dozen clicks of the fob, it finally unlocked and I cut the wires. Problem solved! <img src="https://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/biggrin_upper.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin Animated" class="inlineimg" />
      Interesting, my 2012 JSW S does not have this fob powered gas door. Was not aware this was on some models. It locks when the doors are locked, did your gas door lock stick from this and didn't unlock when the doors unlocked?
      From what I’ve read, it can be caused by either a bad actuator or a bad drivers door switch. In the case of a bad door switch the car doesn’t recognize that you got out of the car and so it automatically locks the doors and also the gas door after 30sec. It sounds like In JaxPlanet’s case it was the actuator.

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      08-28-2019 11:11 AM #6829
      Installed an ECS street shield a couple days ago, they had a sale over the weekend and id been wanting one for my lifted JSW. Now if I come across any debris in the road or in deep snow this winter in the mountains I'll be protected!

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      08-28-2019 11:50 AM #6830
      Quote Originally Posted by VRgolf View Post
      From what I’ve read, it can be caused by either a bad actuator or a bad drivers door switch. In the case of a bad door switch the car doesn’t recognize that you got out of the car and so it automatically locks the doors and also the gas door after 30sec. It sounds like In JaxPlanet’s case it was the actuator.
      You got that right. This is specifically about the lock actuator sticking. That means that when you unlock all the doors, the fuel door remained locked or when you lock all doors the fuel door does not lock.

      If you listen closely at the fuel door, you will hear the actuator engaging when you lock the car and disengage when you unlock all doors. This applies to all JSWs. Not sure about the GSWs.

      If you start having to press the unlock button several times to unlock the fuel door, you should take action immediately. If the actuator gets stuck in the locked position, you will risk damaging your car to get the fuel door open again.

      That is why cutting the wires or unplugging it when the actuator is in the unlocked position will eliminate this problem. If you choose this option, tape off the plug or insulate the cut wires so you car doesn't catch fire the next time you lock or unlock it

      If need your fuel door to lock, you can re-lube the actuator or replace it. Here's a great write up on this issue: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...57#post4693957

    7. 08-29-2019 07:02 AM #6831
      can a ventectomy be done on a 2014 jetta sportwagon TDI? or not?

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      08-29-2019 02:14 PM #6832
      Quote Originally Posted by adrian537 View Post
      can a ventectomy be done on a 2014 jetta sportwagon TDI? or not?
      Put your hose in unprotected?

    9. 08-29-2019 10:51 PM #6833
      Quote Originally Posted by jellowsubmarine View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by adrian537 View Post
      can a ventectomy be done on a 2014 jetta sportwagon TDI? or not?
      Put your hose in unprotected?
      A ventectomy only protects from unintended fuel consumption, you still have to be careful about CELs.

    10. 09-01-2019 07:51 AM #6834
      Added my clear corners, and rear wiper delete after geeting it washed yesterday.

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      09-01-2019 10:34 AM #6835
      Quote Originally Posted by adrian537 View Post
      can a ventectomy be done on a 2014 jetta sportwagon TDI? or not?
      Quote Originally Posted by jellowsubmarine View Post
      Put your hose in unprotected?
      Quote Originally Posted by VRgolf View Post
      A ventectomy only protects from unintended fuel consumption, you still have to be careful about CELs.
      But rhe scariest by far can be viscocity disease

    12. 09-02-2019 11:42 AM #6836
      Quote Originally Posted by Daily_Diesel View Post
      Added my clear corners, and rear wiper delete after geeting it washed yesterday.

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      Looking good! I’ve been debating doing the delete. You’re JSW has a great stance.

      Quote Originally Posted by jellowsubmarine View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by adrian537 View Post
      can a ventectomy be done on a 2014 jetta sportwagon TDI? or not?
      Quote Originally Posted by jellowsubmarine View Post
      Put your hose in unprotected?
      Quote Originally Posted by VRgolf View Post
      A ventectomy only protects from unintended fuel consumption, you still have to be careful about CELs.
      But rhe scariest by far can be viscocity disease
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      09-02-2019 12:14 PM #6837
      As long as you're somewhere where rain isn't an issue or you Rain-x every so often the delete is questionable. Aesthetically......ehhh.
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    14. 09-02-2019 05:47 PM #6838
      Quote Originally Posted by quaudi View Post
      As long as you're somewhere where rain isn't an issue or you Rain-x every so often the delete is questionable. Aesthetically......ehhh.
      It’s all personal preference. Some people prefer vanilla and others prefer chocolate. As far as rain is concerned, I don’t think it’s that big of an issue whether or not if you use Rain-x on a rear window. Name one sedan with a rear wiper..? Granted there is probably more wind shear against a sedans rear window due to the less than vertical drop off, but I personally think they’re not really necessary, especially if you use Rain- x.
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      09-03-2019 09:24 AM #6839
      Wiper delete looks good, I've done it on every car I've ever owned with one. This one will get done too. I also really like the Clears on this car.
      Last edited by foxontherun; 09-03-2019 at 09:27 AM.

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      09-03-2019 10:57 PM #6840
      Quote Originally Posted by VRgolf View Post
      It’s all personal preference. Some people prefer vanilla and others prefer chocolate. As far as rain is concerned, I don’t think it’s that big of an issue whether or not if you use Rain-x on a rear window. Name one sedan with a rear wiper..? Granted there is probably more wind shear against a sedans rear window due to the less than vertical drop off, but I personally think they’re not really necessary, especially if you use Rain- x.
      &#x1f37b;
      You are correct, rain probably not that big an issue. I use mine more in winter when salt and road grime build up immediately on the rear window, I don't know, I really prefer seeing behind me then. I'd give anything to be away from this type of climate.
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    17. 09-04-2019 11:22 AM #6841
      Quote Originally Posted by quaudi View Post
      You are correct, rain probably not that big an issue. I use mine more in winter when salt and road grime build up immediately on the rear window, I don't know, I really prefer seeing behind me then. I'd give anything to be away from this type of climate.
      Yeah, I can see the benefit in the snow. No need for that in Florida though. &#x1f60e;

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      09-04-2019 05:43 PM #6842
      Quote Originally Posted by VRgolf View Post
      Yeah, I can see the benefit in the snow. No need for that in Florida though. &#x1f60e;
      You stinker!!! Hope Dorian had no affect on you and the Wagen.
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    19. 09-04-2019 07:15 PM #6843
      Quote Originally Posted by quaudi View Post
      You stinker!!! Hope Dorian had no affect on you and the Wagen.
      We fared just fine, thanks. It actually benefited the JSW. I finally made time to clean/declutter the garage, so now I’ve got a spot to park. Although, I was planning on doing a DSG service this weekend since I’m at 79,613. I’ll be in San Jose for work this weekend so it’ll have to wait until next weekend. I don’t think it’ll tick over 80k by then but it’s going to be close.

    20. 09-10-2019 06:33 PM #6844
      Dropped it at the dealer to get the sunscreen and navigation fixed (cpo fix).
      A few days worth of work, they said. New tiguan for a loaner- this thing is massive!

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      09-15-2019 12:08 PM #6845
      Quote Originally Posted by VRgolf View Post
      It’s all personal preference. Some people prefer vanilla and others prefer chocolate. As far as rain is concerned, I don’t think it’s that big of an issue whether or not if you use Rain-x on a rear window. Name one sedan with a rear wiper..? Granted there is probably more wind shear against a sedans rear window due to the less than vertical drop off, but I personally think they’re not really necessary, especially if you use Rain- x.
      &#x1f37b;
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      RainX doesn't work all that well, I live in a pretty wet area of the country and have 2 wagons, both of which I have done multiple applications of "glass coating" to and it doesn't help

    22. 09-18-2019 11:10 PM #6846
      Quote Originally Posted by DasTeknoViking View Post
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      RainX doesn't work all that well, I live in a pretty wet area of the country and have 2 wagons, both of which I have done multiple applications of "glass coating" to and it doesn't help
      Touché. Although I believe my point is still valid. Almost every hatchback/wagon/crossover/SUV has a rear wiper, but only a select handful of sedans have utilized them. I don’t use mine that often and I like the clean look of the delete. I’m also not saying that I’m going to do it, but I am at least willing to say the pros cos the cons.
      I’ve personally never applied RainX to side or rear windows but I’ve always had good results on windshields as long as I’m driving 25mph+.

      On a side note, over the weekend I performed an 80k DSG fluid and filter swap on my JSW with a kit from Blauparts. It went fairly smooth, and the car is shifting great with no problems. But I wasn’t thrilled about the lack of positive engagement on the Meyle filter supplied with the kit. It also did not have an O-ring inside of the filter, nor did it appear to have a place for one. I’m tempted to change the filter with a unit from VW. Have any of you guys used this style of filter?

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      09-20-2019 10:43 AM #6847
      Finally got my lowering springs on. VW Racing springs and Golf R shocks. Dropped about 1.5". Stiffer than stock but rides nice, overall happy with how it looks and rides.




    24. 09-21-2019 08:26 PM #6848
      Quote Originally Posted by DasTeknoViking View Post
      Lancer EVO 8.

      RainX doesn't work all that well, I live in a pretty wet area of the country and have 2 wagons, both of which I have done multiple applications of "glass coating" to and it doesn't help
      Check out a product called ‘Aquapel’

      Far superior to RainX and lasts much longer


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      09-23-2019 08:43 AM #6849
      That looks good with the Golf R shocks and VW race springs.

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      09-27-2019 05:40 PM #6850
      Looking for clarification on upcoming "what I did today". Does the front bumper cover really need to come off to change out the lower grill insert(s)? Would love to do a simple oem gti honeycomb upper and matched center (even if ebay) but really didn't want to have to deal with bumper removal.

      Oh, and did throw in some dsg paddle extensions. Not sure I love them. Leave em on for time being and see if worth keeping.
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