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    I won't argue that point. My only issue is that...

    I won't argue that point. My only issue is that my old single core Acer has a cool VCDS sticker on it, but it now has very limited use.

    Don
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    One more caveat, Ross-Tech no longer recommends...

    One more caveat, Ross-Tech no longer recommends PCs with a single core Intel Atom processor. In my experience a single core Atom CPU actually works OK for autoscans and fault clearing, it even works...
  3. First let me state that I am not familiar with...

    First let me state that I am not familiar with the 1.4L TDI, but I assume that it is a common rail system similar to the similar year 2.0L system sold in the US. I have some experience with fuel...
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    I can also highly recommend this. I've been...

    I can also highly recommend this. I've been retired for several months now. My life now consists of six Saturdays followed by a Sunday - every week. What day of the week it is, is largely...
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    I was in my parents living room. I was on summer...

    I was in my parents living room. I was on summer break after my freshman year in college and working part time at a McDonald's.



    No Shirley was nowhere around. It was Ruthless, I don't know...
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    In my car 7.6 volts is the default value from the...

    In my car 7.6 volts is the default value from the factory (and auto stop/start works). Therefore if battery voltage drops below 7.6v during start, the system believes your battery is not good enough...
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    Ross-Tech has NEVER made an interface with a...

    Ross-Tech has NEVER made an interface with a software version number in it's name. If your cable says 178 on it - it is not a genuine Ross-Tech interface. If you cannot update to the latest version...
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    I have my dad's "slip stick". It is a K&E...

    I have my dad's "slip stick". It is a K&E (Keuffel & Esser) and he bought it when he was an engineering student in 1940. It is in perfect condition and still in it's original leather case.
    It is...
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    Here is a link I saved a long time ago. You...

    Here is a link I saved a long time ago. You might find it useful.
    http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.php?p=3728770&postcount=11

    Have Fun!

    Don
  10. It looks like one of those Ficus plants hasn't...

    It looks like one of those Ficus plants hasn't quite reached the ceiling yet, perhaps you are waiting for that one too (unless the pic is 2 years old).

    Have Fun

    Don

    P.S. I retire in 5 weeks...
  11. I guess that this is proof that it is a parking...

    I guess that this is proof that it is a parking brake and NOT an emergency brake. I don't know what I should do in a real emergency (Fred Flintstone?).

    Have Fun!

    Don
  12. I mostly agree about the electric control,...

    I mostly agree about the electric control, however, in my car it is not called an emergency brake - it is called a parking brake. I have no clue if it would be of any use in an actual emergency. ...
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    I have seen several that will work well. My...

    I have seen several that will work well. My personal favorite (because it is cheap) is branded as an RCA Cambio 10.1". It is a quad core Intel Atom with a detachable keyboard and it has a full size...
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    I'm not Bruce, but I can answer your question. ...

    I'm not Bruce, but I can answer your question. VCDS will work perfectly on a Windows 10 tablet. I have 2 tablets running Windows 10 and both run VCDS without a problem. The biggest issue is...
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    I think that my question would be - where should...

    I think that my question would be - where should Santos be added into that line-up?
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    Someone feeling a little "sheepish"?;) Have...

    Someone feeling a little "sheepish"?;)

    Have Fun!

    Don
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    Of course, another option might be to turn the...

    Of course, another option might be to turn the radio down (or off) before doing an autoscan if you find the noise really annoying.
    Some radios go silent when you scan them and some make noises.
    ...
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    1) Yes. You are not "diagnosing" anything. VCDS...

    1) Yes. You are not "diagnosing" anything. VCDS does not tell you which part to replace. All you are doing is reading fault codes and telling the car's owner what the car believes is a fault of...
  19. Thread: Hello chaps

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    Look here:...

    Look here:
    https://forums.ross-tech.com/showthread.php?2601-How-to-get-Verified

    Don
  20. Poll: Political "Quote of the day"

    ...well actually 2 quotes:

    "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." ~Aesop

    "Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by...
  21. Thread: VCDS size

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    This brings up a question I have long wondered...

    This brings up a question I have long wondered about. Why doesn't VCDS have a "full screen" icon between the minimize (-) and exit (X) icons in the upper right corner of the window (like almost...
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    Yes. 18.5 is a Beta version and Beta versions...

    Yes. 18.5 is a Beta version and Beta versions always install themselves in a different folder than the release versions. It is possible to have both installed at the same time then you can run...
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    I hadn't thought about looking at basic settings....

    I hadn't thought about looking at basic settings. I was just looking at adaptation maps because I have them on my hard disk. One of these mornings it should be cool enough to go out into my garage...
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    Car-Net and "flight mode"

    There is info on the web about physically removing Car-Net from our cars (not easy), but I recently saw this article: http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160809-your-car-is-not-your-friend
    It states...
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    As Uwe says Google can tell you how to disable...

    As Uwe says Google can tell you how to disable the auto stop/start completely with VCDS.
    However, this is another interesting option; make your car remember your auto stop/start preference....
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