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

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

    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 
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    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: 90.0C 
                        Temperature: 38.0C 
                        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: 92.0C 
                        Temperature: 38.0C 
                        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: 91.0C 
                        Temperature: 43.0C 
                        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: 0014.07.090000100000660049 63 
    
       Subsystem 4 - Serial number: 660049 6332MTS666071909  63 
    
       Subsystem 5 - Serial number: 71909  6342MTS614721929  63 
    
       Subsystem 6 - Serial number: 21929  6351HTS6IDMNV8KR  63 
    
       Subsystem 7 - Serial number: NV8KR  6361HTS6ODC4V8KR  63 
    
       Subsystem 8 - Serial number: 4V8KR  63727TS6L56526KR  63 
    
       Subsystem 9 - Serial number: 526KR  63827TS6JV0626KJ  
    
       Subsystem 10 - Serial number: 626KJ  
    
    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. 
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
    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. 
    
    End----------(Elapsed Time: 02:23, VBatt start/end: 13.6V/13.5V)-----------
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    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?
    Silence gives consent.

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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?
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here.....

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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!!!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    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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