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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old October 15th, 2018, 09:43   #3316
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That would work if there were any metal in the bumper skin! Maybe it would stay on the side of the trailer hitch receiver.
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Old October 15th, 2018, 10:36   #3317
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That would work if there were any metal in the bumper skin! Maybe it would stay on the side of the trailer hitch receiver.

As long as the receiver is steel or iron, it will. Mine works fine with my Bosal Oris hitch.
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Old October 18th, 2018, 17:55   #3318
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Is this why they're called "slipper springs?"



I have no idea how long it's been like this. I heard some squeaking over bumps today and found it when I got home. I don't think the retainer is broken. I'll know for sure when I get the wheel off. It looks like it just slipped out. Has anyone ever seen this?
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Old October 18th, 2018, 18:13   #3319
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Yeah. Check bushings up front, and tighten down nuts on spindle.

Then I boxed mine in.

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Old October 18th, 2018, 18:14   #3320
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Thanks! What's the spindle? Is that where the spring is attached to the axle? And what do you mean by "boxed in?"
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Old October 19th, 2018, 02:18   #3321
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I meant axle.

I used Square tubing so it can't go side to side.

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Old October 19th, 2018, 04:20   #3322
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Okay. Thanks for clarifying. Since I practically have to remove the spring to reinstall it, I may switch back to my 1000# springs since I've been carrying heavier loads lately. Not only should the stiffer springs be less likely to flatten and push through the slipper mount, the leaf is also thicker and may hold its position better. Here's the difference between the two springs:



Someone in another forum speculated that my larger wheels/tires may have contributed due to their higher unsprung weight. I hadn't considered that. The stiffer springs should help mitigate that, too.

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Old Today, 12:15   #3323
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What's the normal coolant temp for when you're towing.

I was towing a 725 lbs load over the weekend and I saw the coolant temps crawl up to 103 C (217 F) compared to the normal 90 C (194 F) without a trailer.

The needle on the dash didn't really move at all but the digital reading I was getting on my HU through OBDII was reading from 98 C (208 F) to 103 (217 F) Celsius.

Is a 10 C (50 F) rise in temperature negligible?

The weather outside was around 10 C (50 F).

Earlier this year in the summer I took a trip across the US and the weather hit temps of 50 C (122 F) and the coolant temp only ever went up to 93 C (199 F) - This was without a trailer of course.
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Nobody’s going to believe that I’m saying this, but downshift and see if you’re coolant temperatures come down.

Assuming you’re cooling system is working properly, not blocked with anything? If you’re at 103c, what are your egt’s and oil temperatures?
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