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  1. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    My Old '98 Jetta TDI Alternator Has Finally Died At 25 Years Old!

    My son has had the old girl in CA for quite some time. It has 280K+ miles. The car has been phenomenally bulletproof! The best investment I ever made in a car. In fact, the A/C compressor was the 1st thing of significance to go bad, and it failed after 7 years and 180K miles (we live in FL...
  2. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    I'm On Schedule To Achieve 900 Miles On One Tankful

    In my 2012 Touareg TDI with dieselgate fix. :D https://i.imgur.com/qcq19MR.jpg
  3. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    At What Typical RPM Do You Typically (Manually) Shift You 8-Speed?

    Just curious. My similar 6-speed BMW X5 3.0L d35, I typically upshifted to next higher gear at 1,700 RPM. I've been shifting my new (to me) 2012 Touareg 3.0 8 speed at 1,750. How about you manually shifting? The torque curve indicates it should be fine when it drops down to around 1,400 RPM...
  4. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Just Got A Bought Back One, Owner 2012 Touareg TDI!

    Has only 180K Miles. :D Pic here: https://i.imgur.com/hf8oEh6.jpg
  5. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Just Got A Touareg TDI Fresh From VW, Not Have A CEL Code P20EE/$077E!!!

    After approx. 250 miles of driving off from dealership with a 2012 in like new condition & 80K miles, A CEL light came on, and when I scanned it with my Schwaben (Foxwell) scanner I find I have a P20EE/$07E code, meaning "NOX Catalyst efficiency below threshold". I reset it and will see if it...
  6. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Just Got A "New" TDI!!!

    :D:D:D Had our 1998 Jetta TDI since 12/97, and my son now has it in LA area with around 270,000 miles. We were at TDI Fest in 2000 in Wilmington. A few years later, added a used Y2K Beetle TDI. Sold it Beetle some time ago, as it was a bit problematic. Then around Spring 2015, we got a nice...
  7. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    From Closing To EFT Deposit - Only 2 Bus. Days

    We closed on our 2009 Jetta TDI buyback last Friday. Considering Monday (12/26) was a holiday, Wednesday was two (2) business days later. Wednesday A.M. is when I saw online my EFT went through. I was sweating it a bit, as also Friday, we bought a replacement car, and they were holding the...
  8. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Does CHASE Already Have My Bank Information?

    We had our closing on our buyback Friday afternoon (12/23). I don't recall if I gave VW my bank info some time ago or not. Would I have? Or am I just waiting for Chase Bank to call me to get my account information, so I then have to wait AGAIN for an EFT deposit??? BTW: At the closing, I...
  9. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Anyone ELSE Switch To An Awesome BMW Diesel?

    We did! Back in the summer, we bought a 2010 mint condition, one owner, 82K mile, BMW X5 Xdrive d335 twin turbo 3.0L straight 6 diesel. We absolutely love it! Also last summer, we took it from our home is south FL to our son's in LA (towing a Smart car diesel, left it in LA), the visited...
  10. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    What Did You Buy To Replace Your Buyback TDI?

    Today we took our beloved 2009 Jetta TDI w/123,xxx miles to Wallace VW in Stuart, FL for our $12,800 VW buyout. We had purchased the car for only $11,777 three (3) years ago and at 82,xxx miles. We had also received $1,000 in two loyal gift cards several months ago. :D Well a few blocks down...
  11. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Just Got A BMW X5 xDrive35d Twin Turbo

    Just purchased a literally like new 2010 BMW X5 xDrive35d Twin Turbo 3.0L I-6 255 HP SUV!!! I love it! :D It had only one previous owner (in his mid-60s) & had around 81K miles on it. It has a 6-speed, manually shift-able auto tranny. The 22.5 gallon tank gives it around 700 mile range. We...
  12. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    So When Will $5K Checks Be Sent Out?

    Did a search, but could find nothing, so hence a new thread. :D When will VW send out checks for the emissions settlement? :confused: Also, will accepting the $500/$500 gift card/dealership credit affect getting it? :eek: I felt kind of bad accepting the $1K of cards, as I was literally...
  13. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    How Do You Reset TPMS Fault Message?

    Got new tires. Shop said the TPMS indicator on dash (low tire pressure) should extinguish in 20-35 miles. It did not. Took it back to shop. They were unable to reset warning. Before I brought it in, I tried resetting it using my OBDII blue tooth adapter and TORQUE APP on my smart phone, but no...
  14. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Help! TPMS Indicator Won't Reset!

    Got new tires. Shop said the TPMS indicator on dash (low tire pressure) should extinguish in 20-35 miles. It did not. Took it back to shop. They were unable to reset warning. Before I brought it in, I tried resetting it using my OBDII blue tooth adapter and TORQUE APP on my smart phone, but...
  15. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Please Rate My Test!!!

    Can you see the motion picture?
  16. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    What A TDI Cam Looks Like w/20K Mile Oil Changes

    This is Ric Woodruff from many years ago at the TDI Club. A few years ago, I gave my old TDI to my son. We now have a 2009 Jetta TDI DSG. My son's 1998 Jetta TDI has 235,000+ miles on it. I have changed the oil many times on it every 20,000 miles, instead of (the standard) every 10,000...
  17. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Got Timing Belt Kit For Well Under $100!

    At 1st look, timing belt "kits" were well over $300, so I was just going to change BELTS ONLY, as we plan on putting very few miles on our 100K mile, '09 Jetta TDI over the next 5 years, and change the belt along w/all the other items next time (i.e. in 5 years). But I found at Pep Boys, I got...
  18. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Would Like To Swap My 17" OEM Rims For Your 15" OEM Rims

    Anyone interested??? :confused: They must have a 5-112 lug bolt pattern. Mine are on an '09 Jetta, have about 1/4 tread remaining on Michelin tires.
  19. 30_Yr_Dsl_Veteran

    Tire Rack Disappointment; No 14" wheels for '09

    Want to upgrade to 14" (like our '98 Jetta TDI) from OEM 17" for '09 Jetta TDI, but smallest size at Tire Rack is 16" :mad::mad::mad: Anyone know where else I can try?
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