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  1. meerschm

    Opt out of settlement? Better deal?

    Our 2015 MB sprinter is covered by a similar, but different, settlement related to emissions. The law sharks are soliciting owners to opt out of the class action settlement, and offer independent legal action. I remember similar attempts for TDI owners, but do not recall details. Did anyone...
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    vw and ford

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2018/11/16/volkswagen-confirms-talk-ford-broader-partnership/2022792002/?fbclid=IwAR3GoxjtfRRcfcQQRMpoozCPd1jrWy1A_4jzYxxXrjzbjgDDWc9Aoawsc5Y
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    Polar FIS PF04, updated hardware

    https://mailchi.mp/auto-polar/pf04-polarfis-mk568p-new-hardware-revision-1793369?e=0f68bb5f50 looks like this will be the solution for MQB cars. (including the MK VII)
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    polar fis PF04

    just got an e-mail that the polar fis folks are updating hardware, and this will be the base for the MQB platform. so folks that have saved a PF03 to use on the new cars should reconsider. quote follows: PolarFIS MK5/6/8P (new hardware revision)We are happy to announce a new hardware revision...
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    post fix 2009 Jetta wagon fs

    SOLD (back to VW)
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    FS: parts, tools, book..2009 MK V

    FS: parts, tools, book. wheels and tires .2009 MK V All this stuff is headed to the dump
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    2017 Golf SportWagen S 1.8L TSI CXBB

    I purchased this car as a replacement for my 09 TDI wagen. now learning anew what this is all about. the wagen is familiar, with an update, and 4mo to learn about found an earlier SSP, for an 888 gen 3, but not specific to the CXBB would be interested if someone has an Self study guide...
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    FS: Polar FIS+ PF03

    Sold Polar FIS sold
  9. meerschm

    DPF and EGR tube for sale

    FS: Stock DPF and EGR tube Sold
  10. meerschm

    post fix DSG update failure - bricked cars with no solution from VW

    post fix DSG update failure - six hour fix takes over four months Jnuary 2018 Update and summary: January 2018 update: looks like a fix is finally here, for the affected cars. for the few 2009 TDI cars with DSG which would not take the emissions fix software update, it seems an updated...
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    less stringent checks after fix?

    first time I read, I thought it was a typo. (gen one fix booklet) "....OBD system will be modified and certain emission thresholds within the OBD system will be adjusted.These thresholds set new malfunction detection limits that may be above what inspection and maintenance regulators are...
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    DPF from 2013 Jetta

    sold sold Mike
  13. meerschm

    2015 Sprinter

    Well, I looked at one of the 2015 TDIs on the market, just seemed lonely. long story short, ended up with a 2015 Sprinter 3500 V6 with a canadian box built on the back (and somehow, a happy wife) we had ordered a 4 cyl MB Sprinter diesel, for a conversion, but that was not to be, at least this...
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    MB could walk away from diesels

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-autoshow-new-york-daimler-idUSKBN17E2R0
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    Hydrogen fuel cell electric cars

    http://spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/fuel-cells/why-the-automotive-future-will-be-dominated-by-fuel-cells
  16. meerschm

    Thermostat operation

    here is some data from my car, related to thermostat operation. Dec 2012 data collected with my Ross tech cable, and VCDS software (charts are from excel) Dec 2012 July 2016 August 2016 Dec 2016 All the temps are in centigrade, and the starting temp reflects the coolant...
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    Winter preps

    Just want to share. put the lower half winter cover on the car. put snows back on (and a day later the TPMS in one of them quit, so I swapped to the ABS TPMS function) the heater fan started to chirp a bit, so out it came, blew out the dust, and added a couple drops of 3 in 1 oil top and...
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    EA288 soot reset

    Has anyone reset the soot level for a 2015 TDI? (would be required after changing the DPF)
  19. meerschm

    the "fix" before and after

    I am firming up a preference for the fix. (vs immediate sell-back) looking for ideas and interest for before/after measurements. I have a VCDS, and am not afraid to log some blocks.
  20. meerschm

    V10 Golf

    http://www.thedrive.com/accelerator/4641/this-twin-turbo-v10-volkswagen-golf-is-not-slow?xid=kw&kwp_0=197804&kwp_4=772096&kwp_1=387959 did not want to put this in the upgrade forum. seems just a tad excessive.
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