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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 12-03-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 63
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Posted By dieselmania
Absolutely, it is called a passive regen and it...

Absolutely, it is called a passive regen and it happens like you surmised. I think with the Mercedes the DPF is bigger and the passive regens are probably more efficient than the VWs, especially...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-26-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
VW wanted the regen to be un-noticed by the...

VW wanted the regen to be un-noticed by the driver. They also warranty the emissions parts to 162K miles and while I am pretty sure they built them to be able to handle getting shut down in the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-21-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
When I shop for a vehicle I do all my research...

When I shop for a vehicle I do all my research first, when I am ready to buy I already know exactly what I want and I know more about it than any salesman. Usually what I want is not real common and...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-21-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
The transmission can be easily reset with...

The transmission can be easily reset with OBDeleven. It doesn't really "learn" anything per se but rather it "adapts" to driving styles using algorithms that are already programmed into the software....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-20-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
Lets not forget how much more fun they are to...

Lets not forget how much more fun they are to drive than say a Prius or something. These cars are a little known secret just for people like us who see the real value.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 11-01-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,864
Posted By dieselmania
Here the only thing the power company inspects is...

Here the only thing the power company inspects is their side of the meter-main to the weather head, or the underground duct if not overhead. They could care less about the load side wiring, that is...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-22-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,864
Posted By dieselmania
When I built my garage I had considered a lift...

When I built my garage I had considered a lift but my trucks weigh too much for the average hobbiest lift. If I had to do it again though I would do a pit.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-20-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
I copied this directly from the Club TDI forum...

I copied this directly from the Club TDI forum and all credit goes to forum member Kerma

There are several criteria for DPF regen

1) soot loading: This is usually the limiting factor and what...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-20-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,864
Posted By dieselmania
I ended up with 12 foot ceilings and parapet...

I ended up with 12 foot ceilings and parapet walls on the front and sides, the front parapet is actually 4 feet wide and the ceiling in that goes to 14 feet where my roll up door goes. I have room...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-19-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
I am not on a budget either and the main reason I...

I am not on a budget either and the main reason I got interested in the Golf was after Googling "cars for people with long torsos" the Golf came up, and sure enough the base trim with no sunroof has...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-18-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,864
Posted By dieselmania
When I did mine I opted for 5" thickness on the...

When I did mine I opted for 5" thickness on the slab and a rebar grid 2 feet OC. The strength was 3,000 PSI. The ground is very hard out here, and it never freezes. 8 years later after parking a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-18-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
On the MK7 the subframe must be dropped to...

On the MK7 the subframe must be dropped to replace the "exhaust purification module" and I was told it is a $4K job at the dealership
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-18-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
Those of you with the MK7 with the EA-288 might...

Those of you with the MK7 with the EA-288 might find this interesting

http://pics3.tdiclub.com/data/517/820433_EA288.pdf
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-17-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
The OBDeleven is an affordable way to have...

The OBDeleven is an affordable way to have VAG-COM capabilities without spending big bucks. You can do all the maintenance functions like cycling the fuel pump after changing the filter to prevent a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-17-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
You can set up a similar display with Torque Pro,...

You can set up a similar display with Torque Pro, but when the dpf percent gets to 100, a regen starts but the counter stays at 100% till the regen completes, so you can't see the progress which is...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-17-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
Here is a screenshot of VAG-DPF, a cheap Android...

Here is a screenshot of VAG-DPF, a cheap Android app. Note the percent bar graph on top of the gauges. When a regen begins you get an audible notification and the DPF icon turns red
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-17-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
I really like to know what's going on which is...

I really like to know what's going on which is why I got the apps. I don't like to shut down during a regen although I probably shouldn't care with the 162K emissions warranty but I just can't shut...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-17-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,864
Posted By dieselmania
What code are you trying to conform with, as long...

What code are you trying to conform with, as long as the ceiling receptacles are GFCI protected there is no national code that prohibits plug and cord connected lighting.

I built my garage/shop...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 10-16-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,787
Posted By dieselmania
I've been away for a while and just now saw this...

I've been away for a while and just now saw this thread. I bought a 2015 Golf Sportwagen last December with 26K on it, white with black interior, base trim as I did not want a sun roof (pano). I've...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-10-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By dieselmania
It's in the fuse/relay box...

It's in the fuse/relay box http://www.w124performance.com/service/w124CD1/Program/ETM/relay_control.pdf
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-02-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By dieselmania
This is what fixed all my lighting issues on my...

This is what fixed all my lighting issues on my 87, I re-soldered all the joints and everything started working again. Easy fix
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-04-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By dieselmania
Many people here use the Phoenix area market to...

Many people here use the Phoenix area market to buy and sell as it is 10 times larger than the Tucson market. I have bought all my vehicles except 1 work van in Phoenix for the past 25 years.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-03-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By dieselmania
If he puts out high quality photos of the car he...

If he puts out high quality photos of the car he won't get anywhere close to that amount;)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-03-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By dieselmania
The release was entered electronically with his...

The release was entered electronically with his info as buyer before it left the house and followed up with a mailed hard copy, the plate was removed (expired 12/31/18 anyway) and the car was driven...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-03-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By dieselmania
Yep that's it. His description paints a somewhat...

Yep that's it. His description paints a somewhat rosier picture than reality and I'd be surprised to see it sell for that much...If he's willing to deal with the calls and showings and he makes a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-03-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By dieselmania
I'm not sure how you know that, but I am not on...

I'm not sure how you know that, but I am not on Facebook so I can only see 3 nice looking 124s and a guy named Mark Kravitz, none of which matches my car or buyer.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-31-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By dieselmania
A young man who has been working as a Mercedes...

A young man who has been working as a Mercedes mechanic, and also does paint and body took the car today. I feel it is in good hands and we made a fair exchange. I won't deny the fact that my wife...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-31-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By dieselmania
I got the "S", no sunroof. I am too tall for a...

I got the "S", no sunroof. I am too tall for a sun roof, takes up headroom. This is the roomiest small car I have ever driven, I drove 1,000 miles over Christmas and no back/leg issues whatsoever....
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-30-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By dieselmania
Yes the 2015 MK7. (EA-288 engine) It is an...

Yes the 2015 MK7. (EA-288 engine) It is an engineering marvel:D Seriously though I haven't seen anyone report any major problems yet plus VW extended the emissions warranty to 162,000 miles and the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 12-27-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By dieselmania
Please do not think the car looks like the pic,...

Please do not think the car looks like the pic, that pic is 20 years old. Still no dents but peeling bad.
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