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  1. BKmetz

    I have my photo on my desktop and then drag & drop the photo into the post using the "insert...

    I have my photo on my desktop and then drag & drop the photo into the post using the "insert image' menu item.
  2. BKmetz

    Another heater core?

    Use the G12evo and don't look back. I'm glad to hear VW finally realized the glycerin based glycol (the magic sauce of G13) was cooking the glycerin out of the coolant under regens and plugging up the heater cores. If G12evo isn't available, use G12++. There is no magic in all these HOAT...
  3. BKmetz

    Is G12 replaced with G13?

    "PEAK ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY ANTIFREEZE + COOLANT for EUROPEAN VEHICLES - PINK is an ethylene glycol-based antifreeze/coolant specifically developed for use in any European vehicle requiring a Pink silicate-free organic acid technology (OAT) formulation. It contains high-quality organic...
  4. BKmetz

    DEF Injector/Line leak: crystallized in engine

    Back in June I took my car in and had the DEF line replaced under TSP-26-19-01. This is the before photo with most of the DEF residue removed so the tech could verify the leak. And here is the after photo. To give the area a good cleaning I simply poured warm water over the area and all the...
  5. BKmetz

    Phoenix area TDI owners, post if you're still here

    My son lives on the West side, between Buckeye and Litchfield park. He does his own oil changes and basic routines. At some point he will need to do a DSG service. That can be a tricky DIY without a lift to keep the car level or with one person. The last time he had a DSG service done was at the...
  6. BKmetz

    Here you go. :)

    Here you go. :)
  7. BKmetz

    Leaking Oil Cooler Housing and an Interesting Find Inside

    That sludge is definitely cooked coolant. The flakes are silicates that precipitated out of solution due to high heat, and the sludge is glycerin, yes I said glycerin, that got cooked out of the coolant. One of VW's well intentioned ideas about coolant was to make it more friendly to the...
  8. BKmetz

    2015 Passat 2.0 TDi AdBlue+fuel line Removal

    There is a TSB about the DEF/AdBlue line cracking and leaking just before the injector. I had my DEF line and injector replaced under warranty.
  9. BKmetz

    SUMMERFEST 2020 IS CANCELLED. NAIAS has been cancelled.

    And NAIAS 2021 has also been cancelled. I guess we will try to regroup for 2022.
  10. BKmetz

    it'll get sorted out. We're not going to change the rules just yet.

    it'll get sorted out. We're not going to change the rules just yet.
  11. BKmetz

    Buying a 2015 Passat after its sat for several years

    I sold my 2014 Passat 6mt back to VW because it had no fix. I took the money and bought my 2015 Passat mt which has a fix and extended warranty on the engine and emission systems. I'm amazed a 2015 Passat 6mt is still available. That car is a unicorn. The demand for any VW TDI with a manual...
  12. BKmetz

    TDI fans help doom diesel car in US

    Troll alert. Post at your own risk. :unsure::rolleyes:
  13. BKmetz

    Manual gearbox oil change

    Back in my B4 days I changed the gear lube every 100k miles. Times were simpler back then. G50, a full synthetic 75W-90 was all one needed. I never did chang the gear lube in my 2014. It had 108k miles on it when I sold it back to VW. I don't know much about the G52 gear lubes except that those...
  14. BKmetz

    Mk TDI Wagon Roll Coal

    Agreed. :cautious:
  15. BKmetz

    Battery Replacement for 2015 - VCDS or NO?

    Varta and Interstate are both owned by Johnson Controls so that does make sense. :unsure:
  16. BKmetz

    Another heater core?

    On my 2014 Passat SE I had two heater cores replaced under warranty. The third heater core was starting to plug up when I sold the car back to VW in Jan of 2018. No Problem with the heater core yet on my 2015. :confused:
  17. BKmetz

    Battery Replacement for 2015 - VCDS or NO?

    To reinforce what Fixmy59bug said, no battery module in the NMS Passat. All you lose is the trip odo and the clock setting. My battery saga. :)
  18. BKmetz

    How good are the 2013 18" Passat wheels?

    It's not just a VW thing. ALL 18", 19", & 20" wheels are at high risk of bending the bead. Shorter the sidewall the higher the risk. I too switched to 16" wheels from a base Passat S model. I picked up some nice 16" alloys for a Wolfsburg Passat for summer and steel wheels for winter. High...
  19. BKmetz

    Upgraded TDIClub forums

    Maybe. Dark Reader has a developer menu for those who know how to code. Way over my pay grade. :)
  20. BKmetz

    New owner oil question

    I'd do the same thing. The 10W-30 507 oils use different additives to prolong the catalyst system. For only a few days of use a 0W-40 505 oil will have no effect on the catalysts. Drive more and worry less. :)