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  1. Art van Law

    P2015, P2008 - Covered under emissions warranty?

    Prior to starting out on a 120 mile drive today, my scangauge-e reported "No codes, 6 not ready." At the end of the long drive it reported: "No codes, 2 not ready." I guess that's progress? At no time did the cars' CEL illuminate. It's too early to accurately assess the mileage effect, but my...
  2. Art van Law

    P2015, P2008 - Covered under emissions warranty?

    My "15 minute" install took about 1.5 hours, but that includes looking at all the vids on the diesel geek site and being meticulous in every phase of the procedure. I used a hemostat to insure the little "do nothing" spring didn't slip away. The most difficult part of the reinstall was to get...
  3. Art van Law

    P2015, P2008 - Covered under emissions warranty?

    I paid $70.99 for the diesel geek add on part which they say will take me 15 minutes (LOL) to install. It's due to arrive today and I'm all set w/ a #30 torx and hemostat clamp (to grasp the spring) to install. I am under the impression that it will cancel the P2015 code announced on my OBD11...
  4. Art van Law

    Blinking glow plug dash light & CEL code 0544

    Turns out, it was a defective EGT sensor prior to the turbine that caused the P0544 code.
  5. Art van Law

    Blinking glow plug dash light & CEL code 0544

    At my remedial & diagnostic limit. I've checked connections as best I could. At the point where I must defer to a guru, appt is on Monday.
  6. Art van Law

    Blinking glow plug dash light & CEL code 0544

    My JSW at 121,xxx miles required a new battery. In addition to replacing the battery w/ correct one from a VW dealership, I also replaced one of the license plate bulbs. The restart after battery replacement was difficult, with several tries at cranking. After the fourth try, the engine...
  7. Art van Law

    A caliper conundrum

    DivineChaos asks: First question is, why do you need a caliper? I may need both rear calipers b/c the small bracket which holds the e-brake fitting and activates the "parking brake" doesn't return to the off position once the e-brake is released. I have applied Kroil on three separate...
  8. Art van Law

    A caliper conundrum

    I'm looking at the idparts.com page for calipers for my '13TDI JSW and I see there is only one choice (of caliper) for the front. The rear, in contradistinction, have two choices for the left and right rears. One is an OEM part, and the other not labeled as such. There is a significant price...
  9. Art van Law

    Sound Off on Current Diesel Price

    $3.439 (rt 1 Foxborough) is the best price I can find south of Boston. $3.599 seems more typical in this area.
  10. Art van Law

    What did you do to your MkVI-A6 today?

    Please tell: at what mileage did the DPF fail, and what are the signs? Does the CEL appear, and what are the codes? Is there any power loss?
  11. Art van Law

    Tdi purchase

    I own a 2013 JSW TDI, which I purchased from a VW dealership in 2019 after the car had been reprogrammed as a result of what is colloquially called "Dieselgate." Model years 2009-2015 were affected by the recall and were required to be reprogrammed or considered unroadworthy. When you say...
  12. Art van Law

    106K on my '13 JSW, what to replace?

    Great suggestions! I hadn't considered changing the T-stat or inspecting the condition of the suspension/rear control arm bushings. (No sunroof drains to consider) I'm also unaware of exactly what cooling system plastic parts will require replacement, but I'll trust the guru/mechanics'...
  13. Art van Law

    106K on my '13 JSW, what to replace?

    Since I'm about to schedule a TB/water pump/serpentine belt service, and I believe in preemptive maintenance, I would welcome your suggestions as to what I should replace even though it ain't broke yet, preferably based on your hard knock experience w/ failure(s) in this ballpark mileage range...
  14. Art van Law

    Any Rhode Island folks around?

    I'm at the opposite end of the state from you, the extreme NE of RI. And eager to learn how to use my newly purchased VCDS. Now, if only to make/find the time. Perhaps after the first?
  15. Art van Law

    2011 did excellent on trip - 41.2 MPG down 37.1 on return.

    Departed 8:20am, returned 0:15am next day total r/t: 820 miles going: 7h 35min (5 rest stops) returning 7h 5min (2 rest stops- pee bottle 2x in car) Fuel used 18.6 gal (44.1mpg) Fuel cost $68. (d2 at $3.60/gal) Tolls: $14 Cruise control set at 63mph 85% of the time Best license plate seen...
  16. Art van Law

    Good VW mechanic New Brunswick?

    I passed a VW dealership in Miramichi. Can anyone report on that option for TDI related service?
  17. Art van Law

    Good VW mechanic New Brunswick?

    I'll be travelling in NB next week, and possibly again in February. Can anyone update the info regarding a TDI specialist in this area? Namely, does First Stop Auto in Saint John, and Atlantic Discount Import Parts in Moncton still employ people who can competently wrench a TDI? Any other...
  18. Art van Law

    Windshield Wiper fitment

    Well it took a bit of wrangling, and much more time than I ever could imagine, but I finally got the "fancy schmancy" PIAA wipers to fit. Full disclosure: my fault all along in my inability to correctly identify the proper adapter which was included along w/ the blades. I sure do hope their...
  19. Art van Law

    Windshield Wiper fitment

    I've been dealing w/ two other businesses this week and they got back to me promptly. (A third business I was forewarned would be closed, so I await their opening tomorrow.) I'll ping PIAA again tomorrow and report back. I have > $50 in these two silicone wiper blades and I'm not about to...
  20. Art van Law

    Windshield Wiper fitment

    I contacted the supplier (PIAA at 800-525-7422, Allen) but I had none of your success. I was instructed to use the "M" adapter included w/ the $25 silicone wipers, which I did, but no joy. I emailed Allen detailed pictures of the mismatch I encountered using the suggested "M" adapter w/ the...
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