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Old July 1st, 2017, 17:57   #76
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Well that explains it!
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Old July 1st, 2017, 20:22   #77
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Everything comes from China anymore so nothing is forward or backward compatible.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 23:05   #78
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Everything comes from China anymore so nothing is forward or backward compatible.
And you have to use Chinese air with Chinese tires, otherwise you void the warranty. Oddly, it seems American air is compatible with European tires, but not the other way around.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 06:22   #79
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I've actually found that the air from China, Maine (my hometown)works acceptably well in Chinese tires. It does help to have a Chinese compressor though. I recommend inflating to 1776 torr when using Chinese tires.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 07:06   #80
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Back on topic. Modern blinker fluids all have a weight penalty. You can use the old British racing standard to lighten your car and thus increase horsepower to weight ratio.

The British systems even today use smoke instead of fluid. it is much lighter and faster acting than fluid based systems. Leakage can be an issue with the lighter consistency of smoke so you may have to replace the seals with proper leather ones.

I believe the chinese have come up with a simulated real leather imitation that is an exact color match to the original.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 07:10   #81
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I believe the chinese have come up with a simulated real leather imitation that is an exact color match to the original.
So would a simulated real leather imitation be an imitation of an imitation?
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 07:15   #82
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Yes that is the Chinese standard. Sometimes for good measure they go one imitation further in copying.

Got to admit though, color match is usually very good.
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Yes that is the Chinese standard. Sometimes for good measure they go one imitation further in copying.

Got to admit though, color match is usually very good.
Speaking of which, I heard KaleCo blinker fluid is now made in China. Can anyone confirm?
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Old July 15th, 2017, 05:17   #84
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Oh. I hope not. That would be a blow to enviros like me. If I remember correctly, the kale part of their name came from the using natural kale derivatives.

Synthetic stuff is desirable to many people but I prefer organic and simple. I can't get myself to use synthetic oil on my common rail even for fear of cancer risk. I stick with straight 30 weight non-detergent oil there.

I realize my cancer risk is small not living in California but, you can't be too careful anymore.
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I had been putting off changing the blinker fluid in my TDI because R** L*** synthetic is so expensive. As an unexpected benefit, I am now able to reroute more power to the ECU core and now I can keep up with my friend's S4 Turbo.
You may want to try KaleCo's new blinker bleeder kit. I am testing one of the prototype ones as we speak. You simply start at the farthest bulb from the switch. Remove the bulb, install the bleeder and pump until you get fluid with no air bubbles. Repeat this process for all bulbs working your way to the closest light. After performing this procedure, you will not experience any more hard or spongy blinker switch. I recomend this highly to anyone already using KaleCo's synthetic blinker fluid.

Be sure to check your fluid before the hot summer months!!
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Be sure to check your fluid before the hot summer months!!
Remember that dot 5 is not longer hydrophilic, so you MUST change often or take a chance of ruining you system.
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I am trying to find a link to buy these:

The oil is a bit thicker than dot 5 blinker fluid and I think it will revolutionize the industry! Like Tesla is doing to the 'horse and buggy'

I need the 1156 model for the rear blinkers on the Beetle.

I might convert my washer fluid container to pump the fluid to the blinkers with a bunch of little hoses installed into the wiring harness.

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Don't forget, too, now that Spring is here, to change the cold weather air in your tires to warm weather air.
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I'm pretty sure an Angel dies every time someone digs up this 20 year old thread.
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