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  1. franklinstower

    Audi Cross Bars fit an MK7 GSW?

    Anyone know the difference between the audi and Vw cross bars? Audi Part No: 8K9-071-151-L and VW 5G9-071-151-A They fit the Allroad from 2013-2016 I am hoping these Audi bars will fit, I am sick of the wind noise my old round yakima bars make.... Thanks, Paul
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    Flickering screen of death!

    Ok, so I confirmed with the dealer that he didn't take my advice and he replaced the screen first, now he is replacing the glove box unit he referred to as the 5f. Before I took it in, I told him my research showed the screen isn't the problem, but it is the head unit in the glove box... I guess...
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    Flickering screen of death!

    So as an updated, I was in doing my Phase 2 and the service writer was utterly incompetent. Eventually I had the service manager making a house call to get my car and drop off a loaner for the phase 2. After he drove my car, he said we have to something about your flickering infotainment...
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    MIB1 Head Unit

    I have the same issue, of course it started at 37 months... Like it knew my warranty just ran out. From what I have read, you have to replace both the head unit and screen. It seems to be very common with the Mib1 units. Hopefully you can find a solution that doesn't include a trip to the dealer.
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    0-30 507 oil okay?

    I have been running the ESP 5/30 in both my 2015 GSW and 2012 X5 35d - I like the low saps and good numbers everyone has had with it...Probably one of the best diesel oils out there. However, I recently realized the newest M1 ESP oil has dropped the BMW LL04 rating, but is still 507 compliant...
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    0-30 507 oil okay?

    I had phase 2 completed yesterday, reading the work order they changed my oil and used G E55 030 1QD SP which is the new Auti/VW 0/30 weight 507 oil. Since when did the weight change from 5/30 to 0/30? And is it ok? The Manual says 5/30. FYI, search function isn't working, so don't know...
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    filter housing drain plug stuck

    The Dealer stripped my drain plug too. Must have used an impact wrench on it....I never was able to get it out. I complained and they sent me a new cap with the plug. Of course they sent the wrong one. After about 10 weeks of complaining and waiting, I finally got them to send me the right...
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    Flickering screen of death!

    So my lcd touch screen, upon starting my car this am, now has the flickering screen... I'm out of warranty, just hit 45k and 38 months of ownership. Has anyone found a solution other than a new head unit unit/screen replacement? This is on my 2015 GSW S model so not a fender unit and no nav...
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    Cruise control adjustments in vcds?

    I hate that my cruise changes speed in 5 mph increments when using the + and - . Is there a way to change the increase and decrease faults in vcds?
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    Is this typical Dealer scam-changing oil interval to 5k?

    took my GSW in for the 20k service since they agreed to pay for my 10, 20, 30k when I bought it. Picked it up and noticed the little oil change window sticker says to bring it in in 6 months or 5k miles for my next oil change? So I waded the sticker up and threw it away. Then I read through the...
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    Mobil 1 esp?

    Any one using mobil 1 esp 507 oil? It's a low saps LL04 oil. Curious about Change durations. Would like to see some uoa's. It's a 5/30 weight, any camshaft wear issues like the pd Motors and 5/30?
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    Front rotor wear after 6,500 miles

    When I was changing out to snow tires/rims I noticed the front rotors on my GSW are wearing unevenly on the outer inch or so on the front rotors. They show definite odd wear patterns and becoming very uneven. The right side is worse than the left, way more brake dust on the calipers on the...
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    new winter set up with TPMS Sensiors for my GSW

    new winter set up with TPMS Sensors for my GSW My new 2015 GSW 6mt doesn't have TPMS sensors on the factory 16" wheels, however I just picked up a set of 17" VW wheels from a recalled tdi that is being crushed that has the TPMS sensors already on the rims. Is there any way to activate the TPMS...
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    notchy shifting on 6mt GSW

    I guess that is how I would describe it - notchy, especially in the mornings my 1-2 and 2-3 shifts seem like the syncro's aren't doing their job. I just hit 6,000 miles on my 2015 and I thought it would get better with mileage, but it hasn't. Anyone else notice the non-precise gear engagement...
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    Power socket low voltage

    My rear 115v power socket is only putting out 82 volts. Any ideas? Bad inverter? Paul
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    mud flap install of GSW

    mud flap install on GSW I got some mud flaps (or splash guards as VW likes to call them) to install on my 2015 GSW - It looks like I need to trim the wheel arch beading for proper fit. Can anyone confirm before i cut it? Thanks, Paul
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    sold my 04 5 speed wagon - I think have remorse!

    I purchased a new 2015 6 speed manual GSW and that put me up to 5 cars for my wife and I...She said one had to go, It can't be the '78 911, nor the 89 Westy, so it was either going to be her X5 diesel or my 04 wagon. Well the Wagon went first based on our need for at least one awd vehicle in...
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    Paint issues on my new GSW TDI

    Finally got my 6MT home today and I am going over it with a fine tooth comb. The Dealer, I will now call out, had numerous opportunities to make this car look new as required from VWoA within the warranty memo to sell these cars. Auburn VW (WA) has performed so poorly, that I will certainly be...
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    Service memo for prepping the 2015 GSW for sale?

    I am getting the run around on my new purchase. I purchased the 2015 TDI GSW 6mt on Saturday, but still have not taken delivery due to all sort of "dealer" issues. Today I was suppose to take delivery, but I didn't consider the car ready for delivery, scratches in the paint (black on black S)...
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    Timing belt time, cam/lifters too & injectors?

    looking for advice. My 04 BEW wagon is due for the timing belt. I have 186k on it now. Is it cam and lifters time too? I am trying to decide if it makes sense to do the cam now or wait until the next tb cycle in another 90,000. I just had the valve cover off to replace the injector harness...