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    Recommendation for certified garage/mechanic near Charlotte?

    I've got a 2015 Passat TDi. It's coming up on 100,000 miles. I'm going to have someone else do the timing belt. It's under the extended deiselgate warranty and I want to make sure the warranty stays in effect. (Meaning, does it HAVE to be the dealer, or can I use a certified mechanic?) Any...
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    How-To Remove/Install the Misfuel Adapter 2013 Jetta

    Yeah, necro thread. Thanks for the video. I've been cursing that guard for 6 years each time I add my Power Service Diesel Kleen to my fuel. Now? Yeah, baby.
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    ckra balance shaft delete

    Put the original balance shaft and oil pump back in? ;)
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    P204F00 fault, VW has no fix!

    ^^^ What happened to her with that 50 mile warning? Did you take it in? Was the warning still showing when if you took it in? Did they confirm the issue?
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    It's just gears being soaked in oil. It really isn't rocket science. Yes, I like doing it to spec. I've got VCDS and the ID parts pump/kit. Over fill it (5l), leave the drain plug off, idle the car. If you don't have vcds, let the car idle for ~15 minutes. When the oil stops dribbling, you're good.
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    2015 Passat TDI SEL - Heat Issues

    Air in the cooling loop.
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    Review of plug and play LED upgrades: low beam (LasFit H7 G2 Pro) and High Beam (LasFit VW-01)

    Thanks for doing such a great job reviewing their product (and being a beta tester for them!). This mod is still on my "very soon" list. Very, very soon.
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    Frozen Windows

    If you garage your car, put a heater in the garage. If not, there are small heaters that you could place IN your car. Something like a 1500 watt ceramic... Make sure you place it appropriately, with some protection around it to keep it from coming in direct contact with your...
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    DEF Injector/Line leak: crystallized in engine

    Dealer did the repair in a day. Can't say it was a top-notch level of work. Crystal residue still all over engine. They got 80-90% of the crystal mass, but left the residue everywhere other than on the immediate injector and feed line. There's some fabric heat shield on the back of the engine...
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    DEF Injector/Line leak: crystallized in engine

    Folks, Here are some pix of what I saw when I opened the hood at 81,000 miles. I performed the 80,000 mile services myself (oil/filter change, air filter, DSG oil/filter change) and there was no evidence of any leak. I -did- top off the DEF tank. I'm wondering if a bad batch of adblue would...
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    Prestone coolant- rated for everything

    I like the'd be far simpler to stock one coolant than the 4 or 5 I've got floating around the garage. I'd love to hear more about it.
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    2015 Passat Fuel Door Issues.

    I just checked USED to lock the filler door when the car was locked, but now it does not. Guess it's time to look into it. Grr.
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    Review of plug and play LED upgrades: low beam (LasFit H7 G2 Pro) and High Beam (LasFit VW-01)

    Thanks so much for doing this work. I'll be ordering a set of high and low beam bulbs.
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    '15 Oil Consumption

    My 2015, almost 80,000 miles, consumes almost a quart per 10,000. That's a LOT more than any of my other vehicles...but is steady and easily kept within limits. And I always keep a spare quart in my trunk. (I use liqui moly 4200.)
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    2015 Passat TDi Battery Swap

    Seriously...thanks for looking out for me. When I used VCDS, I dove right into Module 61. It =seemed= to be there, but the dropdown menus didn't work. Then I went into the Module 19 (body?). I saw some stuff, but again, it was "off". Finally, I contacted Ross-Tech. They're great. Patiently...
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    2015 Passat TDi Battery Swap

    Yeah, the AGM has a lower internal resistance than a flooded battery, but when your alternator is "dumb", well, it'll just let the juice flow until the AGM meets the same voltage level. I've yet to see a lessened AGM life due to this... I'm going with it. (And, my VCDS had no setting for that...
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    RNS510 Firmware & Maps Info Thread

    @jayski PM sent. I'm hoping a FW flash will solve my intermittent boot-loop issues. ETA: So, I contacted @jayski, got the FW (8352) to re-flash over the same that my unit showed. It couldn't have been easier. I burned a DVD +R with the ISO file, stuck in the RNS-510, and about 20 minutes later...
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    2015 Passat TDi Battery Swap

    Well... I did it: I used an AGM (with twice the CCA rating, 760CCA) to replace the OEM. After hooking up VCDS by Ross-Tech and being thoroughly confused, I contacted their Customer Service to get some instructions on modifying my BCM to adjust for the AGM. Wasn't I surprised when they advised...
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    2015 Passat TDi Battery Swap

    Well, with a 6+ year old battery and a new issue of long cranks before ignition, where else should I start troubleshooting? (And since I park my car for extended periods at the airport, what HARM will a deeper battery do?) Ken