I grabbed an Everstart H6 AGM from Walmart @ $169 and installed it with my fresh Aliexpress cloth cover. Coded her in with OBD11 and thats about it for today. I might be installing a trailer harness soon, which will be a chore.
Got a link for that battery cover? I asked at the dealer and when even the parts guy laughs at how expensive it is (over $100CAD)....you take a pass on that.
What springs did you go with? How do you like the Koni Special Actives so far (I know its early days)?Spent the long weekend replacing shocks, struts, springs, brake pads, and rotors all the way around. At almost 140k miles it was time for a little suspension refresh, not to mention a broken driver's side rear spring needed attention. I replaced the stock suspension with Koni Reds. Brake pads and rotors were original and there was almost nothing left of the rear pads.
Is the ride height about the same as OE with the Lesjofors? I assume they are no longer made in Europe, but hopefully the quality is as good as it used to be.I got the spring and shock set from IDParts that came with Lesjofors springs. So far I am really enjoying the Special Actives. Its hard to remember how the car felt with a new suspension but it doesn't have the harshness it used to over bumps and feels more stable when cruising.
Man, when you find the right shop, it's really a great thing. I've heard some horror stories from others so I'm glad yours is apparently pretty good.The timing belt and water pump were done by a local vw independent shop at about 118k miles. Zero issues since the service was done.
You are correct, part of me was uneasy when I dropped off the car at the shop. Now I'm confident in going back for any other issues or maintenance.Man, when you find the right shop, it's really a great thing. I've heard some horror stories from others so I'm glad yours is apparently pretty good.