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  1. Thread: W12 won't crank

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    Let's not be hasty... have you checked the...

    Let's not be hasty... have you checked the relays? Have you checked that the circuit to be sure that the starter motor is getting full voltage and that the leads to the starter can carry the high...
  2. Thread: W12 won't crank

    by Bruce
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    Not wanting to give bad news, I suspect that the...

    Not wanting to give bad news, I suspect that the starter is locked into the starter gear. That is, the starter is unable to turn because the gears are locked together and are jammed. I see nothing...
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    Was not suggesting any thing other and was all...

    Was not suggesting any thing other and was all done tongue in cheek.. but I agree printing money by whatever means they have to will be the solution should something like this be implemented.

    I...
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    Mike, I think the government has proved time and...

    Mike, I think the government has proved time and again they will borrow the money they cannot get through taxes.. So, just add some figure between $1 and $4 Trillion per year to the deficit.. for...
  5. Jack the news about Audi is the opposite of the...

    Jack the news about Audi is the opposite of the reports on all auto sales in China. Yesterday I read a report that auto sales in China are off double digits this year over last year. That is across...
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    As a "dealer" of VCDS, shouldn't you be aware...

    As a "dealer" of VCDS, shouldn't you be aware that since 2016, new products are needed to talk to newer models? You made your scan with a HEX+CAN. It is not fully compatible with a 2018 Polo. You...
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    And yet, they are the most effective way to reach...

    And yet, they are the most effective way to reach the largest audience with information about what you do and how you do it. The biggest bang for the bucks spent can be reeled in when promotion of...
  8. I stand corrected. I went by my memory of what I...

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

    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...
  10. I'll keep it parked away from the approved...

    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.
  11. I did not go the Taco route. I went with a Honda...

    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...
  12. VCDS is not the tool for Cat delete. A tuning...

    VCDS is not the tool for Cat delete. A tuning tool is required.

    We do not dicuss Cat deletes on this forum.
  13. Oh that such a published source was available. ...

    Oh that such a published source was available. Can you imagine how much easier our job would be if VAG published such?

    We too seek that information. Unfortunately, that is kept very close to...
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    Thank you and yes, I think we do have a kindred...

    Others have said similar things to me Don. The sad reality is that bank managers or financial managers are mainly in it to take what they can take. My best interest is not their best interest. ...
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    I have been in that decade for several years. I...

    I have been in that decade for several years. I understand your words completely. I tell Uwe regularly that my focus is different now.

    I have to wait until 67 to even consider stepping out...
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    This old fart was glued to the family tv at home....

    This old fart was glued to the family tv at home. I was so into the space stuff... wanted to design and build those machines -wanted to work for NASA. (Instead, I ended up missing the government...
  17. Thread: The Data Battle

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    I think none of us know how this plays out across...

    I think none of us know how this plays out across the world. This is just the first layer of making all users of these new vehicles aware that mama OE is watching.

    How long will it be before...
  18. Thread: The Data Battle

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    I have been talking on and off about this since...

    I have been talking on and off about this since 2007. The fact that by 2021 most cars sold will have GSM capability to send data back to mama is pretty much a given. The battle for who owns that...
  19. Thread: The Data Battle

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    The Data Battle

    And so the new battle - like the "Right to Repair" battle - begins:

    http://message.autocare.org/q/12Ey5lHuL77X2m1qZJ3GNKnm/wv
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    Seeing they are all intermittent codes, they...

    Seeing they are all intermittent codes, they would only concern if they are recurrent. Recommend you clear all the fault codes, run the car for a week or so, and check again. Given the battery...
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    Agreed... I failed to include that the financial...

    Agreed... I failed to include that the financial institutions likely do not want the "free" deal for they will be out of business... They like charging all the interest they get!
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    I think Jack said it all here... make sure the...

    I think Jack said it all here... make sure the grounds are robust enough to carry the current. If not, the coil may burn up.
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    This education cost is a big election issue....

    This education cost is a big election issue. Sorry for my long post...

    Here are some USA facts: Most suburban high school students graduate with a background in college preparatory courses. More...
  24. While I do not disagree with Wolfgang that the...

    While I do not disagree with Wolfgang that the CAN Gateway may be bad, I would check all the wiring around it and make sure all is connected to the gateway.

    Any chance someone played with the...
  25. I'm thinking about a "Taco" as Uwe has named...

    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...
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