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Discuss normal maintenance and service. i.e. oil change, tire rotation, coolant

  1. Go to first new post Know the clues. And know that 100K miles means it’s time for a change

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  2. 2004 Jetta overheating problems

    Hello, let me preface this by saying that I know very little about car maintenance, so apologies if I ask some stupid questions. My 2004 Jetta...

    Started by zhicks, 03-05-2015 01:12 PM
    advice, car, check, driving, fluid, forum, forums, great, happened, heater, how to, jetta, leaks, maintenance, miles, normal, overheating, problem, problems, questions, small, stupid, temp, times, volkswagen
    • Replies: 3
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    03-12-2015 07:11 AM Go to last post
  3. Oil Change Intervals - 2009 Rabbit - 10k???

    I know the manual states that the first scheduled oil change is at 10k and service every 10k after that, but does anyone else think that's a long...

    Started by bleedcubbieblue, 12-29-2008 06:32 PM
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    2009, advice, change, check, compete, courtesy, day, dealer, fluids, flush, free, hey, intervals, ion, longer, make, miles, newer, oil, rabbit, set, synthetic, tires, vws, wanted, warranty, wear
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    03-05-2015 10:40 AM Go to last post
  4. 03 jetta 1.8t brake light on trunk spoiler...

    Can someone tell me how I change this bulb? ️iPhone/Tapatalk

    Started by streetfrequency, 03-04-2015 04:14 AM
    1.8, 1.8t, 98, brake, brake light, bulb, ca, cha, change, forum, forums, iphone, jet, jetta, jetta 1.8t, light, spoiler, trunk, volkswagen
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    • Views: 87
    03-04-2015 04:14 AM Go to last post
  5. Oil change. How many quarts of oil does a 2012 Jetta TDI use?

    2012 Jetta TDI

    Started by ryanb520, 03-02-2015 09:15 AM
    12, 2012, 2012 jetta, cha, change, forum, forums, jet, jetta, jetta tdi, oil, oil change, quarts, tdi, volkswagen
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    03-02-2015 09:15 AM Go to last post
  6. 1.9 TDI Bora . Problems & More

    Hello people. I've decided to come to the forums for advice as getting no were. Had my 1.9 TDI PD130 bora for around a year now. Started her up...

    Started by jaytrue12, 01-04-2015 06:01 PM
    advice, ago, boost, car, cheap, driving, forum, forums, good, home, leaks, loud, manifold, people, plug, pressure, problems, star, tdi, tomorrow, turbo, vagcom, valve, volkswagen, year
    • Replies: 5
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    02-28-2015 05:20 AM Go to last post
  7. MKV 2.5L Jetta Coolant Flow Diagram - MK5 2008

    I am looking to do some maintenance in the near future and would like to know if anyone has a diagram of the coolant flow pattern along with all the...

    Started by l33tcrashburn, 12-23-2014 10:31 AM
    2.5, 2008, air, coolant, diagram, diagrams, easily, engine, flow, forum, forums, future, generations, great, jetta, maintenance, mk5, mkv, parts, pattern, visible, volkswagen
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    12-23-2014 10:41 AM Go to last post
  8. Hood stuck

    Have a 2010 jetta tdi .. Hood cable is broken.. U can pull it and nothing happens.. How do I get my hood open to fix this? Help!

    Started by Zarilia, 10-12-2014 11:42 AM
    010, 2010, 2010 jetta, broke, broken, cable, fix, forum, forums, help!, hood, jet, jetta, jetta tdi, open, pull, stuck, tdi, volkswagen
    • Replies: 0
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    10-12-2014 11:42 AM Go to last post
  9. Timing belt confirmation

    I have got a Passatt CC 2011, bought recently which has covered 59,000miles. I originally thought that the timing belt was to be changed every 3/4...

    Started by kenoarsla, 09-14-2014 03:33 AM
    2009, 2011, belt, bought, cha, changed, check, correct, covered, firm, forum, forums, garage, hey, intervals, ion, miles, passat, thought, timing, timing belt, volkswagen, vw, wi, years
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    09-14-2014 03:33 AM Go to last post
  10. 2002 Jetta AC problem

    The AC was working fine until 2 days ago. It completely stopped blowing cold air. I checked the AC Clutch and it's engaging, I checked the freon...

    Started by frank.ortiz.10888, 09-10-2014 09:04 PM
    2002, ago, air, blowing, clutch, cold, completely, days, engaging, fine, florida, forum, forums, hell, hot, jet, jetta, live, proble, problem, read, stopped, valve, volkswagen, working
    • Replies: 6
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    09-13-2014 02:58 PM Go to last post
  11. Brake Replacement

    Need to replace front & rear brakes on 2009 tiguan. Do i need any special tool to operate the rear parking brake?

    Started by inspector, 05-28-2014 08:19 PM
    2009, 2009 tiguan, 510, brake, brakes, dealer, forum, forums, front, parking, parking brake, rear, rear brakes, replace, replacement, special, tiguan, tool, volkswagen
    • Replies: 2
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    05-28-2014 10:10 PM Go to last post
  12. Vibrations

    Hello I'm new to this forum I got a golf 4 2.0 8valves The car vibrates a lot, I put new wheels and rims, then new drive shafts yet the vibration...

    Started by alihijazi, 04-27-2014 03:42 AM
    2.0, car, drive, forum, forums, golf, inside, ion, lot, nokia, part, replace, rims, side, told, true, vibration, volkswagen, wha, wheels
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    04-27-2014 03:42 AM Go to last post
  13. Need help with immobile GTI!

    I recently purchased a 99 mkIV GTI for a steal of a price. It was parked a few years back because of a shifting problem (sounded like possibly a g68...

    Started by TigerRag89, 05-02-2013 11:21 AM
    buy, car, cooling, dash, deal, driving, forum, gear, gti, happen, hey, high, hood, idle, ignition, maf, road, running, speed, start, stupid, test, things, vagcom, volkswagen
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 614
    02-03-2014 04:17 AM Go to last post
  14. new member need help

    hello I have joined this site to hopefully help with some issues on my golf gti 1998 3 door for many years I have used ernigrip motors in...

    Started by dunlop01, 06-28-2013 02:51 AM
    bmw, broken, damage, drive, factory, forum, fuel, golf, golf gti, good, gti, hey, high, lower, member, money, performance, repair, rim, rims, service, site, stock, trim, volkswagen
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    06-28-2013 02:51 AM Go to last post
  15. Need help with 2012 VW Golf engine cover removal

    Hi guys. I decide to change the air filter by myself and found the following thread that explains how to remove the engine cover for 2011 2.5L...

    Started by hunterkyo, 04-14-2013 04:30 PM
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    04-15-2013 08:24 AM Go to last post
  16. Question New Guy head light question

    I have a 92 GTI, I would like to change the grill and head lights from 2 squar to 4 round. How hard and can it be done?

    Started by Mad Scot, 02-24-2013 06:28 PM
    ca, cha, change, forum, forums, grill, gti, guy, hard, head, ion, light, lights, ques, question, round, volkswagen
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    02-24-2013 06:28 PM Go to last post
  17. '03 Passat front brake pad installation question....

    According to the manual, I just need to unscrew the guide pins inside the rubber cups, and I find one reference to a 7mm allen....but looking in the...

    Started by mutt, 07-30-2012 02:24 PM
    brake, front, guide, hole, ins, inside, installation, manual, mirror, pad, pads, passat, perform, putting, ques, question, reference, rubber, screw, simple, special, star, tool, volkswagen, wha
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    07-30-2012 02:24 PM Go to last post
  18. Rear right brake light not working

    Hey guys! Long time fan, first post. My 2008 rabbit is telling me that my rear right brake light isn't working. This is the light on the hatch....

    Started by Mervmaster, 05-21-2012 10:03 AM
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    05-21-2012 10:03 AM Go to last post
  19. Mobil 1 5W40 in a 2008 Golf City?

    I took my girlfriends golf city in for an oil change and since I have never owned a VW and know they seem to require a lot of special treatment I...

    Started by projectmx, 05-06-2010 06:48 AM
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    04-12-2012 07:14 PM Go to last post
  20. Beetle side repeater

    could anybody please tell me how to change a indicator repeater that is in the mirror of my 2003 vw beetle. thank you.:confused:

    Started by chris___j, 01-31-2012 02:40 PM
    2003, beetle, cha, change, confused, forum, forums, how to, indicator, mirror, side, volkswagen, vw, vw beetle
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    01-31-2012 02:40 PM Go to last post
  21. Someone remind me of the 60K maintenance

    So I've hit 60K miles, or 61K by now. I've been to the BMW dealer many times but I still can't give up the Rabbit. I still have the original...

    Started by seanmcd, 01-24-2012 10:58 AM
    air, bmw, brakes, car, changed, dealer, door, filter, fluid, forum, forums, great, hit, issues, job, latch, maintenance, miles, oil, rabbit, specific, switch, times, volkswagen, vw rabbit
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    01-24-2012 10:29 PM Go to last post
  22. Headlight bulb recommendations

    I had one bulb go out today so I'm thinking of changing both with quality bulbs. Anyone have any suggestions for quality, bright replacements? Want...

    Started by dhawkins01, 01-18-2012 05:49 PM
    beat, bright, bulb, bulbs, ca, cha, changing, headlight, ion, king, phx, quality, recommendation, recommendations, store, suggestions, thinking, today, wi
    • Replies: 2
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    01-24-2012 10:55 AM Go to last post
  23. High Idling Speed

    I'm an owner of VW Polo Classic 1997 model. I learned from the Manual that the idling speed of Polo Classic is about 9mph with aircon and about...

    Started by Rhosabel, 11-26-2011 06:10 AM
    aircon, classic, defect, feedback, forum, forums, high, idling, learned, manual, model, morning, mph, owner, polo, replaced, speed, throttle, valve, volkswagen, vw, vw polo, wen, wha, wi
    • Replies: 2
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    12-01-2011 04:25 AM Go to last post
  24. Bora/Dry Ignition Coil/maybe wrong leads are in wrong points? Diagram of set up? bora has a habit of chugging a bit, and sometimes cutting out in low revs. In my service i changed the spark plugs and the leads, but this...

    Started by Liam Kilmartin, 09-30-2011 09:31 AM
    advice, advise, attached, cha, changed, coil, conti, continues, cut, cutting, diagram, dry, experience, forum, forums, habit, hey, ignition, low, points, revs, service, set, spark, volkswagen
    • Replies: 2
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    10-04-2011 05:06 PM Go to last post
  25. Removing engine cover on 2011 Golf 2.5 for air filter change

    This took me some time to figure out, but thanks to tips from on line forums, I managed to get it done. I'll share with you what I've learned. ...

    Started by leeanders, 08-03-2011 04:35 PM
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  26. Changing spark plugs in '01 Jetta

    Hey all. I've got a 2001 Jetta GLS, with the 2.0 engine. I got one of those computer error alerts on a recent trip. The (out of town) mechanic...

    Started by 2001 Aqua, 04-12-2010 01:12 PM
    access, car, changing, dealer, engine, error, exhaust, forum, forums, hey, ignition, jetta, manifold, miles, model, question, save, search, shop, small, star, start, time, top, volkswagen
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    05-29-2011 08:00 PM Go to last post
  27. AXEL -DIY

    So anybody know of a existing DIY on a axel disassembly? I kind of need it bad! Thanks everyone for the help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Started by Brani_ca, 05-11-2011 11:28 AM
    axel, axle, diy, engine, kinda, make, model, trans, wha, year
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    05-16-2011 11:37 PM Go to last post
  28. 2001 Golf, Timing Belt?

    As I mentioned elsewhere, I'm suddenly the owner of a 2001 Golf (2 l, 4 cyl, gas engine) and reading the Haynes manual I see that it should have the...

    Started by RedGolf, 03-23-2011 12:23 AM
    act, belt, car, carbon, carbon fiber, engine, forum, forums, gas, golf, good, hondas, idea, impression, manual, mile, miles, owner, reading, real, time, timing, told, volkswagen, water
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    03-25-2011 07:07 AM Go to last post
  29. Oil issue

    Hi guys, i just brought a brand new Golf GTI. It's done 1600kms and the Oil warning light has come up flashing. I checked my oil and it's on low....

    Started by Nikolina, 03-09-2011 12:45 AM
    alot, black, bra, brand, brought, exhaust, flashing, forum, forums, golf, golf gti, gti, guys, ideas, issue, kms, light, low, oil, read, smells, volkswagen, war, warning, wha
    • Replies: 5
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    03-10-2011 10:48 AM Go to last post
  30. Front Rotors DIY

    Can anyone help me out? I am simply trying to take off the front rotors to get them turned. (like i have for many a different car) and am running...

    Started by adrinilinejunkie, 04-08-2010 07:47 PM
    big, bolts, brakes, car, diy, do it yourself, fix brakes, front, girl, hey, lug, mkv, remove, removed, removing, rotors, run, running, simply, torque, trouble, turned, year
    • Replies: 2
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    12-26-2010 01:34 PM Go to last post
  31. Moved: Golf Mk3 TDi gearbox 'issues'

    Started by Euphiesman, 10-11-2010 02:45 PM
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    10-24-2010 12:49 PM Go to last post
  32. Moved: fuel gauge help

    Started by 78rabbit, 03-21-2010 07:27 PM
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    07-18-2010 04:14 PM Go to last post
  33. Unhappy Drivetrain maintenance

    So im approaching 65k on my 08 5spd. Im going to do the GM Syncromesh and Lucas tranny fluid stabilizer 50/50. However, ive recently noticed some odd...

    Started by Rabbid0281, 06-15-2010 10:25 AM
    5spd, brakes, check, cv joint, drive, driving, engine, fluid, general, hit, jack, loose, lot, maintenance, make, mods, odd, problems, ser, steering, steering wheel, time, wear, wheel, work
    • Replies: 4
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    06-17-2010 03:18 PM Go to last post
  34. Another 40,000 mile service question

    I've been quoted $480 for the 40K service, but DBC can supply me with all I need for a DIY job for $130. I've done work on cars more complicated...

    Started by Hareraiser, 05-24-2010 02:01 PM
    cars, dealership, diy, filters, forum, forums, guy, heck, job, leak, mile, miles, oem, oil, question, rabbit, request, routine, service, small, thought, volkswagen, vw rabbit, warranty, work
    • Replies: 4
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    05-29-2010 05:13 PM Go to last post
  35. Brake fluid replacement

    OK, so I've got an order in with DBC for all the 40K service goodies, including the NGKs. I also got a canister of ATE Superblue, as the car is at...

    Started by Hareraiser, 05-25-2010 10:31 AM
    ate, brake, cap, car, cars, collection, cylinder, fluid, forum, forums, goodies, order, pattern, pressure, rabbit, replacement, service, sound, star, starting, tank, time, volkswagen, vw rabbit, year
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,914
    05-25-2010 10:31 AM Go to last post

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