Since this question has not been answered yet, I will try.Travelthere said:In the spirit of many of the threads on this forum, may I ask, "What is the source of the posted break-in procedures?" I also notice that they were originally published in 2003. Are they still relevant to the 09 engine?
Thanks DoctorDawg for the response and confirmation. Yea it does not get louder and sometimes I have to really try to listen for it at times.The way you describe how people kinda hear the turbo based on a particular instance and how hearing may be better than some others is exactly what I was thinking also. By they way, I came across a few Dodge Cummins and older TDIs where I commute and I have to say that turbo sound those make is pretty sweet.DoctorDawg said:I wouldn't be concerned about it unless it just keeps getting louder. Some folks here have mentioned that they can kinda sorta hear their '09 turbos, particularly when driving past a Jersey wall or other reflecting surface. Some folks have better hearing than other folks. Its just that compared to old-school turbos it is really, really quiet. In my old Dodge Cummins, the turbo is pretty much all you can hear.
I believe that what you are referring to is a temperature sensor. It is under the windshield to measure the "heat load" caused by the sun. There is an outside air temp sensor, and inside air temp sensor and this "sun load" temp sensor on the dashboard. This is all part of the electronically controlled air conditioning system. Very fancy electronics is part of your new VW.geezerb said:In the center of the dashboard forward of the outlet for the diverted air flow there is a object that is molded into the plastic. It almost looks like a handle for removing the grill but offers no grip or advantage for that purpose.
When I was suffering through the VW reps presentation of the cars features before they would give me the keys, I heard him to state that it was an antenna for the radio. I was not aware enough to "throw the BS flag" on him at the time so I just let it go. Is that thing any thing other than a place to collect dust or is it serving some purpose?
Now that I know what that thing actually is, I would go back and throw the flag. Unfortunately, the dork was canned a few days later. (I hope he is not sowing that knowledge in some other dealership)JSWTDI09 said:I believe that what you are referriing to is a temperature sensor. It is under the windshield to measure the "heat load" caused by the sun. There is an outside air temp sensor, and inside air temp sensor and this "sun load" temp sensor on the dashboard. This is all part of the electronically controlled air conditioning system. Very fancy electronics is part of your new VW.