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    WTB - ALH timing belt tools - SF Bay Area

    rwtags, is the stuff you're talking about like this: https://www.amazon.com/CTA-Tools-2775-Timing-Belt/dp/B00VX0OS8G
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    WTB - ALH timing belt tools - SF Bay Area

    Changed the title to include the required wording. Also would be willing to purchase the tools from someone looking to offload theirs. John
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    Shop with no TDI experience doing engine swap.....

    The last smog I did in CA, I asked the shop owner about the change in regulations for diesel powered vehicles. He was basically clueless. He was not the smog tech. All the smog tests I've done with my Mk4 involve a visual inspection for equipment, a visual for smoke, and a scan of the ECU for...
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    Shop with no TDI experience doing engine swap.....

    OP, If you're in LA, getting a smog done on a car with an engine swap as you describe may be an issue....
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    2nd Timing Belt Done!

    Did you use the timing belt tool set from Metalman or other vendor?
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    How to determine if remote or something else is broken

    If one of your doors has a broken remote locking mechanism, and is left unlocked, the FOB won't sound the horn when the lock button is pushed. VCDS should tell you if there's a communication problem as noted above.
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    WTB - ALH timing belt tools - SF Bay Area

    Looking to borrow or rent a set of the timing belt tools to do 2 03 Jettas I have. I know they are available to rent from various vendors, but I‘m leery about being held to a 2 week rental period. I’m in Santa Cruz, but can easily get up to San Jose area or Salinas area for pick up. Thanks, John
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    Free VDS-Pro / VagTacho Alternative

    The fact that your cable shows up in device manager indicates the proper drivers are installed. Did you uncheck the "boot in smart mode" in the Options section in VCDS? I had similar problem that didn't occur when I used V0.49.0.0. You could try that as a sanity check.....
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    Free VDS-Pro / VagTacho Alternative

    KW1281Test 0.58-beta (https://github.com/gmenounos/kw1281test/releases) Args: com4 10400 17 GetSKC Ignored TypeLoadException thrown when trying to increase process priority. Unhandled exception: System.TypeLoadException at System.Diagnostics.Process.set_PriorityClassCore(ProcessPriorityClass...
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    Free VDS-Pro / VagTacho Alternative

    Might be helpful to put the version # in the name somewhere. Either in the .gz or in the .exe itself. I see I can find it if I click through to the "details" tab in properties, but to keep them organized I'm creating separate folders under, in my case, VCDS. Just a suggestion....
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    Free VDS-Pro / VagTacho Alternative

    OK, update time. The failures I reported above were using a Lenovo P51s with kw1281test.exe version 0.56.0.0 and the VCP drivers from Ross-Tech. The error were consistent using COM3, which I finally got to show up in the device manager. I tried COM1-9 as well as usb with the same results. I...
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    Free VDS-Pro / VagTacho Alternative

    I was able to get the device manager to recognize the Ross-Tech cable at COM3. It now shows up in the COM+LPT section of the device driver list. I still get the same errors as above. I did try installing the .NET runtime env as you suggested, even rebooted the laptop again after installing. No...
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    Free VDS-Pro / VagTacho Alternative

    Just tried that. Now the Ross-Tech cable shows as "with VCP", so, got past that hurdle. From the error messages I get (same ones as before) it looks like the .exe is trying to run but either doesn't like my args or has a coding issue. The rev is 0.56.00. More likely it's a com port issue, since...
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    Free VDS-Pro / VagTacho Alternative

    So is there a way to force W10 to accept these drivers? As I wrote, when I try to install the vcds com drivers, I can navigate to the directory the .gzip was extracted to and choose them, but W10 comes back with the “Already using the best driver for this device” message.
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    Free VDS-Pro / VagTacho Alternative

    I'm trying to use this software with my Ross-Tech HEX+CAN cable. The laptop is a Lenovo P51. On plugging the Ross-Tech cable in, device manager shows it to be only in one of the Universal Serial Bus controllers section. It comes up as Ross-Tech Direct USB Interface. In the Device Manager under...
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    State of Washington goes woke

    I've heard a few talks about "Gen 4 Nuclear" that uses salt for cooling, individual reactors are much smaller, lower cost to bring up, etc. What's your feedback on this next gen technology?
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    Headliner longevity

    If it's out, now's the time to replace it. Otherwise, once it does start to sag, a set of upholstery tacks will hold it up for a long time.
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    03 Golf worth fixing (fuel injector pump leaking)?

    Issues your 03 has: 1)Leaking IP 2)Leaking (cracked) input line to the IP 3)ABS controller failure 4)Radiator Hose leaking(?) 1. Clean off the IP real well with a rag, as well as the input and output fittings. Take a photo. Drive for a week, inspect. Take another photo. The seals between...
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    Gold Mine at Pick N Pull

    I did this upgrade a few years ago and paid $130 for the 2 front heated seats and the 2 piece rear seat. Was able to throw in a few other small parts in the process. :) PickNpull has a parts pricelist on their website. It's always more than I want to pay, but in this case, the best bang for...
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