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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 February 8th, 2018, 08:47   #18751
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Moved my IQ from 4.2 to 2.4 and my highway mileage improved.
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Old February 8th, 2018, 09:16   #18752
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Moved my IQ from 4.2 to 2.4 and my highway mileage improved.
You shouldn't tell anyone. It's not supposed to work that way.
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Old February 8th, 2018, 19:42   #18753
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You warm your car up for half an hour? Talk about waste and not good for the car. Get a webasto
Can you explain what the waste is here?
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Old February 8th, 2018, 22:24   #18754
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Can you explain what the waste is here?
Probably the money you spent for the amount of fuel consumed in those 30 minutes? That would be about 75?

Of course, he could have meant the wear & tear on the engine.
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Old February 9th, 2018, 05:31   #18755
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And the money spent running a webasto for the same period of time, not to mention the $3k they cost up front?

I'm not too worried about wear/tear on the engine by idling.
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Old February 9th, 2018, 05:45   #18756
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Brought the red Golf home today and it joined its newer companion:


It was hanging out in the warehouse (and a co-worker was driving it when her car died) but now that I have room in the garage it's safely tucked away.
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Old February 9th, 2018, 08:45   #18757
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FUB, thank you for saying that; you are a well-respected member here and someone is always trying to say idling will prematurely kill a turbo. You do not seem to believe that rumor, and personally neither do I.
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Old February 12th, 2018, 03:10   #18758
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You warm your car up for half an hour? Talk about waste and not good for the car. Get a webasto


I never understood why people spread misinformation, whereas the proof that idling isn't good or hurt the car. I've done it for years/decades especially in winter and never recall having a single issue. I will agree driving off after a minute or so, you'll get faster heat but other than that, I don't see a problem. I visit my son yesterday in Barnstead,NH. We sat in the car talking for several hours with it idling, I never shut the car till I got back home which was roughly 7 1/2 hours in total.


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Old February 13th, 2018, 12:33   #18759
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Idling may not be so bad for your engine, certainly is a waste of fuel and definitely not good for the environment
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Old February 13th, 2018, 19:34   #18760
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Idling may not be so bad for your engine, certainly is a waste of fuel and definitely not good for the environment 😱


Lmfao, yes I waste a few cents here and there idling, but hey it’s my hard earned coins.
But Really ?
All of a sudden we pretend to care about the environmental impact of dirty diesels .
Hmmmm I doubt that.



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Old February 13th, 2018, 20:29   #18761
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...and definitely not good for the environment
In that case you need to immediately sell ALL of your Diesel and Gasoline fossil fuel using vehicles, and buy either a SmartforTwo Electric drive or a Fiat 500e.
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Old March 21st, 2018, 18:04   #18762
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Repaired blend door. 5 hour job turned into 7 hours. Success and well worth the $6 it cost me.
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Old March 24th, 2018, 18:17   #18763
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Had an inspection problem: both front fenders have rust holes. I had a passenger side white fender, but the driver's side was a surprise. But I did have a silver one, so now my Golf 4-dr is a ghetto car. Right now I'm toying with the idea of just buying 2 new fenders and having them painted before installing. Hmmmm.....

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Old March 25th, 2018, 05:53   #18764
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Had an inspection problem: both front fenders have rust holes. I had a passenger side white fender, but the driver's side was a surprise. But I did have a silver one, so now my Golf 4-dr is a ghetto car. Right now I'm toying with the idea of just buying 2 new fenders and having them painted before installing. Hmmmm.....

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Drive it gheto id say. Say the $. I like to talk about great ways to save money but rarely do i follow my own advice.
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Old March 26th, 2018, 06:19   #18765
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It's going to be ghetto for a while. Too many other things on the burner to deal with it more than I have.
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