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    Mobil 1 ESP 5W30

    40% Sale is back up as of 2022-02-22 💸
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    507 00 compared to MB229.52

    Good point. I vote to delete the whole thread
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    507 00 compared to MB229.52

    Hello y'all, I was looking at the specs for the new CDI oils and they've upgraded from the older .51 to .52 Is there any difference other than a low SAP target? Take for example LiquiMoly Toltec 4600 It's a 5W-30. Passes dexos2, BMW LL-4, MB229.51& .52 And yet it only meets 505 00/505 01 but...
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    AGM Prtoective Battery Box Blanket

    Hello TDI club, I'm shopping for an AGM replacement and came across several references to the Protective Battery Case needed to shield the AGM from heat. Looking up the part number HQ0-915-411H but nothing *fits* according to the VWPartsComputer. What gives? Is there a proper shield or...
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    2015 Golf TDI long crank first start of the day

    Seeing a lot of evidence to support the claim that the battery is a link in this chain. I suppose Step One of this "long crank" problem is to cold-start the engine with a fresh battery (or jump pack) and see if the problem goes away.
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    Diesel fuel quality question?

    The holistic benefits of V-power are expensive and probably worth it, maybe... But I'm more inclined to believe that your VW's wiring and body will corrode and wear out faster than the engine. I think they're preying on our suspicion that *basic* diesel isn't good enough. However, there's a...
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    Canadians who have bought a car from the USA, how did you get insurance?

    call either Desgardin, or Allstate.
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    2015 Golf TDI long crank first start of the day

    I could likely be the in-take fuel pump. If I press Start to cycle the glowplugs but not pump the pedal for 4sec, then it still cranks longer. However, if I pump the pedal while the car first cycles, then there is no long crank. Is there a way to datalog the fuel pump and glowplugs with...
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    2015 Golf TDI long crank first start of the day

    The coldstart crank on my GSW has been getting more *sputtery*, in addition to spending more time turning over than I'm comfortable with. The "press for start for Acc, pedal press 3x, then start" method suggested by JELLOWSUBMARINE has been helpful but not a permanent fix. Is there a good way...
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    fuel filler flap frustration

    How'd you pull it out? I've noticed that the Mk7 version is different than the Mk6 filler neck. Couldn't pull mine out with a pick.
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    WTB: Flashzilla

    So for all intents and purposes, once you flash a Powergate to a VIN, there's no way to rewrite that VIN assignment eh?
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    WTB: Flashzilla

    Is there no way to reset the Powergate?
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    Is heater Core Covered under emissions warranty.

    Was there any discoloration of the coolant in the Overflow Tank?
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    Mobil 1 ESP 5W30

    40% Sale is back up as of 2021-08-03 💸