Looks like Miss Tiggy is going for service again! 2010 Tiguan SEL 2.0L Auto

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Well Miss Tiggy just had an oil change and full service 3 weeks ago. This week, she is going bonkers and running really rich. Here are the fuel trims:

Code:
                Address 01: Engine  (06J 906 026 DP) 

15:31:29 Group 032: Lambda Control (Mixture Adaptation) 
  1.1 %  Adaptation (Idle) Bank 1 Sensor 1 
  3.1 %  Adaptation (Partial) Bank 1 Sensor 1 



15:31:29 Group 033: Lambda Control 
  -9.4 %  Lambda Control Bank 1 Sensor 1 
  0.45 V  Sensor Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1 



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Wednesday,10,July,2019,15:32:09 
VCDS Release 19.6.1 (x64):  Generic OBD2 
Mode 1:Read Data 

06:Short Term Trim - Bank 1     -1.6 % 
07:Long Term Trim - Bank 1     6.3 % 

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I suspect based on the fuel trims we have a coolant temp sensor going, or an input air temp sensor, or maybe even a vacuum leak.

Here is the Autoscan... looks like the fan controller is going or has gone.

Symptoms: Can barely idol at start in the morning... has to have help with go pedal... Once fully warmed, it will run but it is getting 10-12mpg in town.

We need to find which sensor has gone up or where the vacuum leak lays...

Code:
Wednesday,10,July,2019,15:31:04:52622 
VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator Running on Windows 10 x64 
VCDS Version: 19.6.1.0 (x64)  HEX-NET CB: 0.4508.4 
Data version: 20190529 DS308.0 
[URL="http://www.Ross-Tech.com"]www.Ross-Tech.com[/URL] 


Chassis Type: AX-VW36 (1K0) 
Scan: 01 02 03 08 09 15 16 17 19 22 25 2E 36 37 42 44 46 47 4F 52 
          53 55 56 62 65 6C 72 77 

VIN: WVGBV7AX9AW510081   Mileage: 142300km-88421miles 

01-Engine -- Status: Malfunction 0010 
02-Auto Trans -- Status: Malfunction 0010 
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: OK 0000 
04-Steering Angle -- Status: OK 0000 
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000 
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: OK 0000 
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000 
16-Steering wheel -- Status: Malfunction 0010 
17-Instruments -- Status: OK 0000 
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000 
22-AWD -- Status: OK 0000 
25-Immobilizer -- Status: OK 0000 
2E-Media Player 3 -- Status: OK 0000 
36-Seat Mem. Drvr -- Status: OK 0000 
37-Navigation -- Status: Malfunction 0010 
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: OK 0000 
44-Steering Assist -- Status: OK 0000 
46-Central Conv. -- Status: OK 0000 
47-Sound System -- Status: OK 0000 
4F-Centr. Electr. II -- Status: OK 0000 
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: OK 0000 
53-Parking Brake -- Status: OK 0000 
55-Headlight Range -- Status: OK 0000 
56-Radio -- Status: Malfunction 0010 
62-Door, Rear Left -- Status: OK 0000 
65-Tire Pressure -- Status: OK 0000 
6C-Back-up Cam. -- Status: OK 0000 
72-Door, Rear Right -- Status: OK 0000 
77-Telephone -- Status: OK 0000 
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Address 01: Engine (CCT)       Labels:. 06J-906-026-CCT.clb 
   Part No SW: 06J 906 026 DP    HW: 06J 906 026 DA 
   Component: MED17.5 TFSI 2,0    8220 
   Revision: AAH07---    Serial number: 
   Coding: 0423010A190F0160 
   Shop #: WSC 39837 001 1048576 
   VCID: FBB6B1BABA286E974C-80AE 

3 Faults Found: 
006469 - Control Module 1 for Cooling Fan 
               P1945 - 000 - Output Short Circuit - Intermittent 
             Freeze Frame: 
                    Fault Status: 00100000 
                    Fault Priority: 0 
                    Fault Frequency: 14 
                    Reset counter: 255 
                    Mileage: 140216 km 
                    Time Indication: 0 
                    Date: 2013.10.09 
                    Time: 12:32:36 

             Freeze Frame: 
                    RPM: 2757 /min 
                    Load: 61.2 % 
                    Speed: 119.0 km/h 
                    Temperature: 90.0°C 
                    Temperature: 38.0°C 
                    Absolute Pres.: 1000.0 mbar 

006481 - Radiator Fan 2 (V177) 
               P1951 - 000 - Movement Restricted / Jammed - Intermittent 
             Freeze Frame: 
                    Fault Status: 00100000 
                    Fault Priority: 0 
                    Fault Frequency: 28 
                    Reset counter: 255 
                    Mileage: 140222 km 
                    Time Indication: 0 
                    Date: 2013.10.09 
                    Time: 12:35:36 

             Freeze Frame: 
                    RPM: 2773 /min 
                    Load: 48.2 % 
                    Speed: 120.0 km/h 
                    Temperature: 92.0°C 
                    Temperature: 38.0°C 
                    Absolute Pres.: 1000.0 mbar 

006480 - Radiator Fan (V7) 
               P1950 - 000 - Movement Restricted / Jammed - Intermittent 
             Freeze Frame: 
                    Fault Status: 00100000 
                    Fault Priority: 0 
                    Fault Frequency: 25 
                    Reset counter: 255 
                    Mileage: 140255 km 
                    Time Indication: 0 
                    Date: 2013.10.09 
                    Time: 12:52:26 

             Freeze Frame: 
                    RPM: 2792 /min 
                    Load: 27.4 % 
                    Speed: 121.0 km/h 
                    Temperature: 91.0°C 
                    Temperature: 43.0°C 
                    Absolute Pres.: 990.0 mbar 

Readiness: 0000 0000 

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Address 02: Auto Trans        Labels: 09G-927-750.clb 
   Part No SW: 09G 927 750 KN    HW: 09G 927 750 KN 
   Component: AQ 250 6F           1704 
   Revision: 00H76000    Serial number: 
   Coding: 0000840 
   Shop #: WSC 06485 444 64721 
   VCID: 875EDD4AF6E03A7758-80D2 

1 Fault Found: 
18253 - Please check DTC Memory of Steering Electronics (J527) 
            P1845 - 000 -  - Intermittent 
             Freeze Frame: 
                    Fault Status: 00100000 
                    Fault Priority: 2 
                    Fault Frequency: 6 
                    Reset counter: 197 
                    Mileage: 79105 km 
                    Time Indication: 0 
                    Date: 2010.01.08 
                    Time: 08:59:51 


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Address 03: ABS Brakes        Labels: 5N0-614-517.lbl 
   Part No SW: 5N0 614 517 N    HW: 5N0 614 517 N 
   Component: J104    C2 450 V2   0008 
   Revision: --H13---    Serial number: 00000002168669 
   Coding: 0002332 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: B93A6BB2F0949C871E-80EC 

No fault code found. 

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Address 08: Auto HVAC        Labels: 1K0-907-044.lbl 
   Part No SW: 1K0 907 044 DE    HW: 1K0 907 044 DE 
   Component: ClimatronicPQ35 133 1213 
   Revision: 00133024    Serial number: 00000000000000 
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000 
   VCID: ED928FE2F45CF027C2-80B8 

No fault code found. 

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Address 09: Cent. Elect. (J519)       Labels:. 1K0-937-08x-09.clb 
   Part No SW: 5K0 937 087 C    HW: 5K0 937 087 C 
   Component: BCM PQ35 H+   008 0019 
   Revision: BL008001 
   Coding: 6D580A3BF8232EC48088008534000D0441555186536D8D605C8000000000 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: B52267821C8C78E7FA-80E0 

   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 5N1 955 119     HW:              Labels:  1KX-955-119.CLB 
   Component: Wischer 14080  012 0203 
   Serial number: N1955119   °203! 
   Coding: 009795 

   Subsystem 2 - Part No: 1K0 955 559 AH  Labels: 1K0-955-559-AG.CLB 
   Component: RLS 250809 05  54  0402 
   Coding: 07304D 

No fault code found. 

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Address 15: Airbags        Labels: 5N0-959-655.lbl 
   Part No SW: 5N0 959 655 K    HW: 5N0 959 655 K 
   Component: J234__200 VW10 HI   1916 
   Revision: 20013000    Serial number: 003E3PF8STTP 
   Coding: 0012336 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: C5C217428C6CE8676A-8090 

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 5N0 959 339 A 
   Component: BF-Gewichtsens. 001 0004 

   Subsystem 2 - Serial number: 00000000004N1T 

   Subsystem 3 - Serial number: 0014.07.090000100000660049ÿ† 63 

   Subsystem 4 - Serial number: 660049ÿ† 6332MTS666071909 ÿ† 63 

   Subsystem 5 - Serial number: 71909 ÿ† 6342MTS614721929 ÿ† 63 

   Subsystem 6 - Serial number: 21929 ÿ† 6351HTS6IDMNV8KR ÿ† 63 

   Subsystem 7 - Serial number: NV8KR ÿ† 6361HTS6ODC4V8KR ÿ† 63 

   Subsystem 8 - Serial number: 4V8KR ÿ† 63727TS6L56526KR ÿ† 63 

   Subsystem 9 - Serial number: 526KR ÿ† 63827TS6JV0626KJ ÿ 

   Subsystem 10 - Serial number: 626KJ ÿ 

No fault code found. 

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Address 16: Steering wheel        Labels: 1K0-953-549-MY9.lbl 
   Part No SW: 1K0 953 549 CH    HW: 1K0 953 549 CH 
   Component: J0527           056 0111 
   Coding: 0001332 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: FAB8B4BEB512579F57-80AE 

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: XXXXXXXXXXX 
   Component: E0221           002 0030 

1 Fault Found: 
00194 - Ignition Key Removal Lock 
            009 - Open or Short to Ground - Intermittent 

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Address 17: Instruments (J285)       Labels:| 5K0-920-xxx-17.clb-SRI1 
   Part No SW: 5N0 920 971 A    HW: 5N0 920 971 A 
   Component: KOMBI         H05 0206 
   Serial number: 00000000000000 
   Coding: 210F00 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   ASAM Dataset: EV_Kombi_UDS_VDD_RM09 A04040 
   ROD: EV_Kombi_UDS_VDD_RM09_004_VW32.rod 
   VCID: B02C5696EBEE5DCFA9-80E4 

No fault code found. 

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Address 19: CAN Gateway        Labels:. 1K0-907-530-V4.clb 
   Part No: 1K0 907 530 AE 
   Component: J533  Gateway   H06 0110 
   Revision:   H06 01    Serial number: 100809F2000398 
   Coding: FD83FF07504613006002 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: EA9884FEC5B2E71FA7-80BE 

No fault code found. 

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Address 22: AWD        Labels: 0AY-907-554-V1.clb 
   Part No SW: 0AY 907 554 C    HW: 0AY 907 554 C 
   Component: Haldex 4Motion      0041 
   Coding: 0000005 
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000 
   VCID: CBD6217AAA081E17BC-809E 

No fault code found. 

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Address 25: Immobilizer (J334)       Labels:. 5K0-920-xxx-25.clb 
   Part No SW: 5N0 920 971 A    HW: 5N0 920 971 A 
   Component: IMMO          H05 0206 
   Serial number: 00000000000000 
   ASAM Dataset: EV_Immo_UDS_VDD_RM09 A03004 
   ROD: EV_Immo_UDS_VDD_RM09.rod 
   VCID: B02C5696EBEE5DCFA9-80E4 

No fault code found. 

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Address 2E: Media Player 3 (J650)       Labels:. 5N0-035-342.lbl 
   Part No SW: 5N0 035 342 B    HW: 5N0 035 342 B 
   Component: SG EXT.PLAYER H13 0090 
   Revision: A1001003    Serial number: 7667540744 
   Coding: 010000 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: A600B0CED12A037F43-80F2 

No fault code found. 

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Address 36: Seat Mem. Drvr (J136)       Labels: None 
   Part No SW: 5N0 959 760 A    HW: 5N0 959 760 A 
   Component: MEM-FS        H04 0032 
   Revision: AA000000    Serial number: 00001001322296 
   Coding: 20581300000044440011 
   Shop #: WSC 00000 000 00000 
   VCID: B83C6EB60B9E858FE1-80EC 

No fault code found. 

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Address 37: Navigation (J0506)       Labels:. 1T0-035-680.clb 
   Part No SW: 3C0 035 684 C    HW: 3C0 035 684 A 
   Component: RNS-MID       H02 1040 
   Revision: AB001001    Serial number: VWZ6Z7J8154076 
   Coding: 040500000100008600 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: A306A9DAA218F65724-80F6 

2 Faults Found: 
02635 - Tuner Not Enabled/Activated 
            000 - - 
             Freeze Frame: 
                    Fault Status: 01100000 
                    Fault Priority: 7 
                    Fault Frequency: 254 
                    Reset counter: 211 
                    Mileage: 133592 km 
                    Time Indication: 0 

00862 - Antenna for GPS Navigation (R50/R52) 
            007 - Short to Ground - Intermittent 
             Freeze Frame: 
                    Fault Status: 00100111 
                    Fault Priority: 5 
                    Fault Frequency: 1 
                    Reset counter: 251 
                    Mileage: 141770 km 
                    Time Indication: 0 
                    Date: 2013.10.15 
                    Time: 14:01:06 


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Address 42: Door Elect, Driver        Labels:. 1K0-959-701-MAX3.clb 
   Part No SW: 5N0 959 701 C    HW: 5N0 959 701 C 
   Component: Tuer-SG         008 2005 
   Coding: 0005567 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: B5226782DC8C78E7FA-80E0 

No fault code found. 

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Address 44: Steering Assist        Labels: 5N1-909-144.clb 
   Part No SW: 5N1 909 144 K    HW: 5N1 909 148 G 
   Component: J500__APA-BS KL.163 0703 
   Revision: 1AH03273    Serial number: 00091830417102 
   Coding: 0000258 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: BA3874BEF592979F17-80EE 

No fault code found. 

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Address 47: Sound System (R12)       Labels: 5K0-035-456.clb 
   Part No SW: 5K0 035 456     HW: 5K0 035 456 
   Component: KonzernAmp 8K H06 0340 
   Revision: --------    Serial number: BP218198613481 
   ASAM Dataset: EV_AudioVerst8KanalBNO1 A01003 
   ROD: EV_AudioVerst8KanalBNO1.rod 
   VCID: E79EFDCA1EA0DA77B8-80B2 

No fault code found. 

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Address 4F: Centr. Electr. II (J520)       Labels:. 1K0-907-532.clb 
   Part No SW: 1K0 907 532     HW: 1K0 907 951 
   Component: EZE_2         H06 0110 
   Revision:   H06 01    Serial number: 100809F2000398 
   Coding: 050B0500 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: E680F0CE11AAC37F83-80B2 

   Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 8R0 959 591 A    HW: 8R0 959 591 
   Component: J245EE19SKB12  H01 0220 
   Serial number: 0123456789ABCDEFGHIJ 

   Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 8R0 959 591 A    HW: 8R0 959 591 
   Component: J394EE19SKB12  H01 0220 
   Serial number: 0123456789ABCDEFGHIJ 

No fault code found. 

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Address 52: Door Elect, Pass.        Labels:. 1K0-959-702-MAX3.clb 
   Part No SW: 5N0 959 702 C    HW: 5N0 959 702 C 
   Component: Tuer-SG         008 2005 
   Coding: 0005566 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: B620608EC18A73FFF3-80E2 

No fault code found. 

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Address 53: Parking Brake        Labels: 5N0-907-801.clb 
   Part No SW: 5N0 907 801 E    HW: 5N0 907 801 E 
   Component: J540 EPB3  VW-13948 0008 
   Revision:   H10       Serial number: 00000000035057 
   Coding: 0000057 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: B12A539228E454C7A6-80E4 

No fault code found. 

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Address 55: Headlight Range        Labels: 5M0-907-357-V2.lbl 
   Part No SW: 5M0 907 357 C    HW: 5M0 907 357 C 
   Component: AFS-Steuergeraet    0142 
   Revision: 00H04000    Serial number: 
   Coding: 1356998 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: B4245A86D7F661EFCD-80E0 

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 7L6 941 329 B  Labels: 3D0-941-329.CLB 
   Component: AFS-Lst.-Modul l    0004 
   Coding: 00000020 

   Subsystem 2 - Part No: 7L6 941 329 B  Labels: 3D0-941-329.CLB 
   Component: AFS-Lst.-Modul r    0004 
   Coding: 00000020 

No fault code found. 

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Address 56: Radio (J0506)       Labels:. 1T0-035-680.clb 
   Part No SW: 3C0 035 684 C    HW: 3C0 035 684 A 
   Component: RNS-MID       H02 1040 
   Revision: AB001001    Serial number: VWZ6Z7J8154076 
   Coding: 040500000100008600 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: A306A9DAA218F65724-80F6 

2 Faults Found: 
02635 - Tuner Not Enabled/Activated 
            000 - - 
             Freeze Frame: 
                    Fault Status: 01100000 
                    Fault Priority: 7 
                    Fault Frequency: 254 
                    Reset counter: 211 
                    Mileage: 133592 km 
                    Time Indication: 0 

00862 - Antenna for GPS Navigation (R50/R52) 
            007 - Short to Ground - Intermittent 
             Freeze Frame: 
                    Fault Status: 00100111 
                    Fault Priority: 5 
                    Fault Frequency: 1 
                    Reset counter: 251 
                    Mileage: 141770 km 
                    Time Indication: 0 
                    Date: 2013.10.15 
                    Time: 14:01:06 


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Address 62: Door, Rear Left        Labels:. 1K0-959-703-GEN3.clb 
   Part No SW: 5N0 959 703 C    HW: 5N0 959 703 C 
   Component: Tuer-SG         007 2001 
   Coding: 0001168 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 1012552 
   VCID: B73E6D8AC6808AF7E8-80E2 

No fault code found. 

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Address 65: Tire Pressure (J502)       Labels:. 1K0-937-08x-65.clb 
   Part No SW: 5K0 937 087 C    HW: 5K0 937 087 C 
   Component: RDK           008 0817 
   Coding: 018705 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: B52267821C8C78E7FA-80E0 

No fault code found. 

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Address 6C: Back-up Cam.        Labels: 5N0-907-441.clb 
   Part No SW: 5N0 907 441     HW: 5N0 907 441 
   Component: J772__Rearview      0021 
   Revision: 00H05000    Serial number:    PA8 J973108 
   Coding: 0100010 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: EC9482E6CF46F92FD5-80B8 

No fault code found. 

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Address 72: Door, Rear Right        Labels:. 1K0-959-704-GEN3.clb 
   Part No SW: 5N0 959 704 C    HW: 5N0 959 704 C 
   Component: Tuer-SG         007 2001 
   Coding: 0001168 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 1012552 
   VCID: B83C6EB6CB9E858FE1-80EC 

No fault code found. 

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Address 77: Telephone        Labels: 5P0-862-335.lbl 
   Part No SW: 1Z0 035 729 C    HW: 1Z0 035 729 C 
   Component: FSE_2P8x        H35 0170 
   Revision: 00000000    Serial number: 00000005074112 
   Coding: 0011070 
   Shop #: WSC 01357 011 00200 
   VCID: B83C6EB6CB9E858FE1-80EC 

No fault code found. 

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This Tiguan with 88,400 on it will be leaving the family soon. It's been maintained at the highest level... never a service missed. If there is interest and you are in the Lansdale area, you know where to find me.
 
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This Tiguan with 88,400 on it will be leaving the family soon. It's been maintained at the highest level... never a service missed. If there is interest and you are in the Lansdale area, you know where to find me.
Don't hold out on us, what will be replacing it? :)
 
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I'm thinking about a "Taco" as Uwe has named it... a Toyota Tacoma TRD - not sure of the trim level yet. There is a 2017 used one available with everything I would ever want. Gonna try to see it today.

I am not in favored status at RT with this decision! Oh well!

If the Amarok were available in the US, I would consider a lease on an Amarok. I did ride in one of those a lot in South Africa. Very nice machine.

I'm not thrilled with the cost of maintaining a VAG car. in the 10 years I have owned Miss Tiggy, Maintenance of the vehicle has cost over $20k - and most of that coming in the last 6 years... I choose to not turn the wrenches on the cars myself. Tractors, lawn equipment and such - I'll all down on that. But I don't want to be turning wrenches on my daily ride. Lazy? Yep. At 63, I don't really want to be climbing around on and under and frankly, I never had great interest in cars... Can't really say why. Put a farm machine - lawn machine - and I am all about that... go figure... weird is what I am!

Have loved driving Miss Tiggy. She's been a lot of fun. She's done a lot of service. But I think it is time to try something different and to have it paid for before I hit 67!
 
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I did not go the Taco route. I went with a Honda Ridgeline. So far I love it.

On the last service of Miss Tiggy, the problem was not a VAG problem. The Gulf gas station where I buy all of the fuel locally for Miss Tiggy, had an issue where their supplier dumped diesel into the gas tanks. While they had the tanks pumped out on July 4, I bought gas from them on July 8. Miss Tiggy ran terribly.

Roth Auto Repair, checked everything involved with fueling, then decided it was bad fuel. Called the Gulf station and learned the above. They drained the tank, put fresh gas in, added injector cleaner, and ran her for a bit. She was running fine when I picked her up.

She has been sold. May the new owner have happy days with her. She is a good machine but she is like many women - high maintenance!
 
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Will Uwe still let you play with the full-size Tonka toys on the mountain if you've bought a non-VAG car though? :eek:
 
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I'll keep it parked away from the approved vehicles. I am doing the same at the office. Hopefully that allows some acceptance and tolerance.
 
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^^^ Bruce: congratulations on the new car.

Clearly you are of the type that likes to "personalize" their vehicles (there are lots of folk that have this trait - IME (in my experience).

Personally, I'm not of this ilk - to me it's just a lump of metal with a more interesting control protocol and very easy emotionally to change if I so desire.

But - without intending any offense, or judgement - I never cease to be amazed at man-kind's tenancy to anthropomorphize every thing that is not a sentient human. Probably a consequence of our capacity to be empathic - which says much about your personality and alas it also speaks volumes about mine!!!

Don
 
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Don, you are much too hard on yourself...

As to naming my rides, I do it to make it easy for people to know which ride I am speaking of. Haven't come up with a handle on the truck - or psuedo-truck as some have called the Ridgeline. I find it a truck and I like it's useful ways such as the copious storage space for bringing things to Ross Mountain. It's towing capacity is just like that of T-Reg. It's payload in the bed is pretty good at 1500lbs.. I think it will serve my needs.

In my career, I used to have to deal with machines on production floors. Whenever I had to go and learn of a problem, I pushed the management people away and asked to sit with the operators. They always talk to their machines as if the machine were sentient. They always assigned names. From that Don, I have come to the conclusion that these things are not just hunks metal hung together under the control of linkages and electrons. Rather, by some means, they get a personality. Most likely that means the human working with them assign a personality but I can tell weird stuff happens with machines that often I have been left wanting an explanation. Scoff as you might, I became a believer in the idea and treat my machines as if they were a person - doing my best to treat them as I would want to be treated.. never abused.. always encouraged to keep on keeping on.

Here on the mountain, I talk to the big machines.. Yep I am nuts.. certifiable. The Massey Tractor and I have gotten to know each other but have not formed a personal name as yet. The Massimo Buck - He is a buck.. and he likes to buck! The Great Dane mower - that bad boy likes to run.. don't get in front of him cause he is quick and goes like a bat out of hell - whatever that expression really means.

So yeah, I do personalize machines.. guilty as charged...
 
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It's towing capacity is just like that of T-Reg.
Uhm, no.

All T'regs are rated to tow 7700 lbs (3500 kg)

Ridgeline 2WD: 3500 lbs
Ridgeline 4WD: 5000 lbs

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I stand corrected. I went by my memory of what I thought I was told back in the day about your T-Reg when we pulled a trailer to Waterfest. My Ridgeline is 4WD and rated 5000 lbs.

Just more JapCrap - right Uwe?
 
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Just more JapCrap - right Uwe?
I find your lack of faith -- in the brand that pays our bills -- disturbing. ;)

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...in the brand that pays our bills ;)
our car repair bills...






I do have to say, my jetta has been good to me. However, the first time it breaks out of warranty, its getting traded into another VW with warranty. I felt the pain with my previous 3 VWs. It's nice not spending at least 2k a year to keep a car running (not including maintenance).
 
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However, the first time it breaks out of warranty, its getting traded into another VW with warranty. I felt the pain with my previous 3 VWs. It's nice not spending at least 2k a year to keep a car running (not including maintenance).
Let me be the first to point out that $2k per year is less than the payments on any new car.

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