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    FS: 2002-2006 Jetta Wagon Tail Light RIGHT Side

    Sold!! Hi. Sorry, I forgot to mark this ad as SOLD! Thanks, H.
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    Volkswagen's Clean Air Act violations on 2009+ TDIs spark huge recall, investigations

    Canadian Good Will Registration now open... Open this morning at https://www.vwemissionsinfo.ca/ H.
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    Volkswagen's Clean Air Act violations on 2009+ TDIs spark huge recall, investigations

    120,000 US Diesel Owners Get Gift Cards From the Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/us-business/volkswagen-says-120000-us-diesel-owners-will-get-gift-cards-repairs/article27356469/ H.
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    Volkswagen's Clean Air Act violations on 2009+ TDIs spark huge recall, investigations

    For Canadian Cars... VW Canada now has the VIN check on their website. You can check your car here: http://www.vwemissionsinfo.ca/vin-lookup/ H.
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    Volkswagen's Clean Air Act violations on 2009+ TDIs spark huge recall, investigations

    Me Thinks... That if VW wants to drill holes in my car to retrofit hardware, they will need to buy it from me and/or offer a very good incentive on a replacement. Sorry, I can't see this retrofit being a bolt-on experience. I'm in Canada, and from what what I've read, Environment Canada...
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    TDI Used Oil Lab Analyses Results & Discussions

    We'll see.. Hi Todd. Personally, I hope to get rid of this car before the warranty expires. If it grenades, we'll have to deal with it at that time. We can hope for a really good trade-in incentive due to the current scandal, but time will tell how that plays out. I am fortunate to have a...
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    TDI Used Oil Lab Analyses Results & Discussions

    Yup, it's a problem... Hi Todd. I agree that there is something wrong with the motor. To do a tear down is on my dime, so with a 6 yr/160,000 VW extended warranty, I'll wait to do that. VW Reps say they won't touch it until something fails. So, I'll have to wait. The engine appears to run...
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    TDI Used Oil Lab Analyses Results & Discussions

    Hmmm... I did have a frozen intercooler symptom, and the Intercooler kit TSB was performed on the car at around 45,000 km (28,000 miles). I started doing oil analysis at around 43000 km and the oil and other metals were already high. I just think the motor is wearing itself out. H.
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    TDI Used Oil Lab Analyses Results & Discussions

    Way over... Hi Todd. Yes, it's over twice the maximum iron permitted according the oil lab, and about 6 times more than what most folks are getting here for these engines. I'm not sure where the aluminum comes from in the engine, but there's WAY too much of that as well. I've mentioned this...
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    TDI Used Oil Lab Analyses Results & Discussions

    High iron and aluminum Hi. Please excuse this large image. I really don't know how to do this :confused: Our 2012 Golf has had high iron and aluminum in the oil for some time and the metal count isn't really going down. Oil is changed at 15,000 km (9300 mile) intervals. Oil is Total Ineo...
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    New Battery Testing Tool - MUST HAVE!!!

    993er: The 10.9v was recorded during the load test by the PST-200 tester, not resting voltage. Resting voltage was around 12.66 v. Yes, the electrolyte indicates a 'done' battery. It wouldn't come back up after charging. H.
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    New Battery Testing Tool - MUST HAVE!!!

    GMC: I tested this battery over several days. The tester gave higher results of over 750 CCA on some days. I saw 787 CCA one day, 715 another day. The only testers that gave consistent results were the hydrometer, and the toaster load tester. The BA7 unit was all over the place. The...
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    New Battery Testing Tool - MUST HAVE!!!

    Thanks for the great info! H.
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    New Battery Testing Tool - MUST HAVE!!!

    I emailed Varta, and this is what they had to say about the CCA standard used as well as their thoughts on my old battery... ----------- The CCA rating for our batteries is based on the European Norm (EN) and is calculated at 0°F (-17.8°C) for 30 seconds and be able to maintain at least 1.2...
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    New Battery Testing Tool - MUST HAVE!!!

    Agreed, Mike. I certainly wouldn't' make a decision to replace a battery based solely on the information provided by the BA7 based on my experience. H.
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