Cheap Tool PRIMES MK7 FUEL SYSTEM [solution]!

troms

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2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI S
I finally found a solution! After trying a few of the tools I've seen recommended without success, I am very happy to report that the AUTOPHIX 7610 (bought on Amazon a week ago) is cheap and (among many other functions) it does the one most important thing I needed (and that many of you seem to be searching for).
I have done the legwork for you. That wasn't my intent, as Johnny's looking out for Johnny, but, SAVE YOURSELF TIME AND AGGRAVATION BY READING A LITTLE FURTHER...
My tool arrived with instructions to update it before use. I did. Then when I went to try it, I dug through all the menus and alas, no reference to the fuel system, adaptation (aside from injectors), priming anything, etc... People had complained on Amazon that there was no support, the company is Chinese and they don't respond, etc... Well what do you know, I sent a message using a contact link on their site. They asked me to check the version of the tool's software and reply with a photo of it on the display. I did. Within minutes I received a very polite email saying, "I will have to send you an update that is not yet available on our site." There were also instructions as to how to access the feature I needed. I did it. It works! Once I chose the settings as instructed, I could feel vibration in one of the fuel lines going into the fuel filter, and I could hear the (very) faint sound of the pump running. It runs for about 30 seconds (exactly as the tool indicates), then shuts offs automatically. I even unplugged the tool then clicked my start/stop ignition button to turn OFF my car during the cycle. The pump continued to run until the 30 seconds was up, then it shut off automatically.
I WAS EAGER to SHARE THIS INFO BECAUSE I'VE BEEN SEARCHING, READING AND ALMOST GIVING UP FOR A YEAR. I didn't want to buy the OBDeleven deal, although I almost pulled the trigger on that a couple times out of desperation, but kept procrastinating because the recently introduced iOS version doesn't (yet) offer this function. I paid for the AUTOPHIX tool ONE time, and it has lifetime updates without any further cost. Go team-
 

Lightflyer1

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I think I would spend the extra $99 for VCDS and all the added functionality and customer support it comes with. Nothing wrong with the tool but if I am going to spend that kind of money I may as well get the best. Nice to hear it worked for you though. Others may get some use from this.
 

troms

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That makes sense. For me $80 was well worth it for a tool that can do everything I need, and maybe work for all other modern vehicles down the road. It can live in my car, and I don’t want the added expense of buying something that runs Windows.
 

Redrocketdi

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That makes sense. For me $80 was well worth it for a tool that can do everything I need, and maybe work for all other modern vehicles down the road. It can live in my car, and I don’t want the added expense of buying something that runs Windows.
Hmm. I'm pretty interested in this. So I can change my fuel filter and not need my laptop? I can do the priming on this? I also have an mk6 tdi sportwagen so I'm not sure if it's the same

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troms

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Hmm. I'm pretty interested in this. So I can change my fuel filter and not need my laptop? I can do the priming on this? I also have an mk6 tdi sportwagen so I'm not sure if it's the same

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I don’t know anything about mk6, but this tool is obdII with special VW features. I’m assuming it will do everything you need, but you can certainly buy and return it. I would contact the company via their site to make sure you get the most up to date software.
 

Redrocketdi

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I don’t know anything about mk6, but this tool is obdII with special VW features. I’m assuming it will do everything you need, but you can certainly buy and return it. I would contact the company via their site to make sure you get the most up to date software.
Cool thanks! I read the Amazon reviews/questions and people are saying they're able to prime the fuel pumps with this.

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confyushus

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Sorry for bringing this thread back up, but I just bought this tool for $80 on Walmarts website and it really does what has been described earlier. After I updated the software it will prime the fuel pump as well as reset most of the other sensors and stuff I don't understand. But I just wanted to mention that it's pretty decent tool for a good price, hope this helps someone!
 

tdilen

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South Elgin IL
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Sorry for bringing this thread back up, but I just bought this tool for $80 on Walmarts website and it really does what has been described earlier. After I updated the software it will prime the fuel pump as well as reset most of the other sensors and stuff I don't understand. But I just wanted to mention that it's pretty decent tool for a good price, hope this helps someone!
Wondering if you could put up the path to priming the fuel pump with the 7610, I just bought one but can't seem to find through it on my own
thanks
 

Jetta_Pilot

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2015 Passat Highline TDI Candy White (SEL Premium) long gone 2002 Jetta TDI
Well when I changed the fuel filter in my Passat, all I did after inserting the new filter, I filled the housing with PowerService to the brim. Then closed it up and put the ignition on for about 30 seconds and then started the car. Absolutely NO problems!
I do own a Ross-Tech Hex-V2 VCDS but did not need or use it for the filter change.

So what am I doing right and others doing wrong???
 
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