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    Tire Pressure Monitor?

    2008 Jetta. Installed new Conti VDO sensors in some steel wheels. Did the turn key on and press ESC button and didn't get a chime. Tried the inflate tires and drive a while, did not work either. Any way to teach the ECU the sensors are there with VAGCOM? Other ways?
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    2008 Jetta Tire Pressure Monitor "Relearn"

    Hello, I bought four of these last fall https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=9112252&cc=1502698&pt=12036&jsn=8 and had a shop install them on used rims with new winter tires. The shop did not have the car when they mounted the tires because my daughter had it in a different city, but the...
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    02M six speed drive flange to transmission bolt torque

    Put it back together with a new bolt. Ran thread cleaner tap into the hole in transmission, put Loctite on the bolt and threaded it in until it bottomed. The flange was pushed in by a stick between the flange and the strut, so that took the spring pressure off the bolt. When the bolt bottomed...
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    02M six speed drive flange to transmission bolt torque

    Transmission is back in the car, lots easier to get them in and out without the flanges, helicoil is the only thing I can think of too. The bolt will thread in by hand without the flange. It feels a little rough going in though. I'm thinking clean up the first few threads with a male thread...
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    02M six speed drive flange to transmission bolt torque

    Thanks for the help, it's 18 lb/ft. We've got bigger problems. One drive flange went on fine. The bolt for the other one looked like it had damaged threads and I found some debris in the threads. Looks like somebody over torqued the flange at some point. The threads on the bolt were a little...
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    02M six speed drive flange to transmission bolt torque

    Not the axle to flange, the flange to the transmission, the looong single bolt. He bought it that way, he loves it with the gearing, he tracks it all the time. Motor is built and he just put a limited slip in it.
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    02M six speed drive flange to transmission bolt torque

    Helping a friend reassemble his 03 TDI wagon with a trans from a 1.8T Beetle. Anyone know the torque spec for the long bolt that holds the drive flange to the transmission? We think it's 18 lb/ft, but we are not sure. Thanks as usual.
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    SXSW Will Be Abuzz with VW’s New EV - ID. Buzz

    I have a lot of the same issues. I do a lot of 300 mile + drives at 75-80 mph. Nice video.
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    SXSW Will Be Abuzz with VW’s New EV - ID. Buzz

    I really like that thing. The name is great since everybody who drove the old buses was.
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    Winter tires & Manual transmission: Driving tips?

    1) start the car 2) turn off the traction control
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    Experience of traveling long distances by car

    Throw a can of fix a flat and a 12V pump in the trunk and grab your AAA card. Lots of bottled water. A big jar of peanuts and a bag of beef jerky. No caffeine, no sugar, nothing that causes blood sugar surges. I've done countless 1000 to 1200 mile straight through drives on that formula. If you...
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    2012 2.5 five cylinder Sportwagen noise by belt side of engine

    Thanks, I'll just keep an eye on the rotating stuff. I think it will get noisy and give me some time instead of stranding me.
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    09G Fluid Change Results

    2012 JSW with 2.5 gas motor.
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    09G Fluid Change Results

    Bought a JSW with 68k on it. One owner dealer serviced. They said they "serviced" it. Could not prove transmission fluid was changed. I finally changed it at 92k. Several pan bolts had the heads rusted off and one snapped. Drain plug had to come out with vise grips because the hex was rusted...
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    2012 2.5 five cylinder Sportwagen noise by belt side of engine

    Noise went away and all the tests were negative for problems. Seems to have turned into a "drive it until it breaks" situation.
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