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  1. Thermo1223

    2021 Tiguan 2.0T, FF, First OC 10,188mi VW 508 0w20

    First oil change from factory fill, vehicle was purchased last year around the end of April. So some hot summer driving and a tiny bit of cold. Wife drives it primarily with a short 7 mile roundtrip to school first in the morning, then another 10 mile trip to work one way. So 70/30 in favor of...
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    Audi Q5 doesn't have a dipstick...

    I found this out because my rental is a Q5 and the oil level warning went off in the dash. States to add a maximum of 1 qt. of oil which I plan to do. The conversation with Enterprise made gave me pause as the person on the other end had no idea the vehicle should have had an oil change at 10K...
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    Vehicle accidents & resale?

    After a very bad front incident(no airbags) in the Colorado(My fault) It got hit again within 2 weeks. Obviously karma is not on my side with this truck. All joking(maybe) aside I am thinking it might be cursed and I should get rid of it while I can. This time it was a small fender bender and...
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    Torn between PPF & Ceramic

    Our 2021 Tiguan is a month old and with the deep blue metallic paint I am considering a lot of options. It may not be a forever car but it will get a fair use on long interstate travel especially in the snow & salt of the NE. Obviously PPF will protect better from rocks on the highway but I am...
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    Tronsmart Customer Service Grade F

    This sums up the last 6 e-mails we've exchanged.... <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Cassie, I am going to be blunt now. You are wasting my time. Any other vendor would not ask such a ridiculous request. How am I supposed to take a...
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    9/11 WTC Collapse

    I never read the 9/11 Commision Report but as the 15th anniversary is almost upon us I took to some heavy reading on the NIST report on the collapse of WTC 1 & 2. I good read is always worth your time. I was never a conspiracy theorist on this but I always give any idea a chance at being...
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    2013 Ford Fiesta Condenser Repl...

    It's was fun, let me tell you. This is what is required, but hey A/C works now holes in a condenser kinda prevent that. <img src="http://i64.tinypic.com/w8taj7.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img src="http://i66.tinypic.com/1j8cr7.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> <img...
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    2013 Ford Fiesta A/C

    So wife got unlucky and took a rock/highway debris to the a/c condenser. So it needs to get replaced which isn't what worries me. What worries me is the flourscent dye I see oozing out with the oil in the condenser. Why would a 2013 model need a leak detecting UV dye? I am kinda worried now...
  9. Thermo1223

    Accident's involving Bicycles....

    Well lets check this one of my list's of first. Parked on the street, looked in my mirror, opened the door...count of 2 later & WHAMMMMMM! Eldery guy went forward off the bike onto the ground. He must have had his head down. I almost stepped out of the car as well so if I did that would have...
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    I should play the lottery...

    <img src="http://i67.tinypic.com/16lzcyf.jpg" class="post-image" alt="" /> Spraying oil all underneath the exhaust and underside on the car. The dealer asked me if I [censored] someone off because it looked deliberate. I added 3-4 qts over the course of the weekend. I think the drop in temps...
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    Would you feel bad if this father died?

    To put it plainly I can't....not even a little bit. Maybe a sigh of relief? <a href="http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/OffenderDetail.aspx?OffenderID=38676" target="_blank">http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/OffenderDetail.aspx?OffenderID=38676</a> To be brief I went to HS with the wife of...
  12. Thermo1223

    2011 Dodge GC 88k miles

    I am thinking before taking the trek to TX from PA in my FiL's van that I should address some maintenance items. It is reasonably well cared for but a cooling system flush and trans service especially considering the heat in TX wouldn't be a bad idea. I thought of doing all the above myself...
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    Remember that O noes my Forester died thread...

    Contacted SofA for help with the cost. $1800 out of a $9600 bill. I am getting $750 back which I still think is [censored] but what can I do. 4 months/3000 miles out of powertrain warranty is the line. I told them back I don't think it is right to even admit that it is ok for an engine to fail...
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    Hate/Racism/Bigotry on BITOG

    Stop it, seriously... Just about every thread that has any inkling of politics/religion goes right down that path. Arrogant tones that do nothing to promote the goodwill and nature we should all feel for one another. Many members who shall not be named do it a lot regarding any mention of...
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    Guest Wifi & Security

    Granted this isn't something I always do and I really didn't do any harm I was just bored and saw how deep I could go. Logged on to Guest Wifi at a local dealership waiting for vehicle Used it for a bit and then decided to see if they did the standard practice of using the default UN & PW. Yup...
  16. Thermo1223

    09 Forester XT, EJ255, 6.5kmiles PU 5w30

    This is a little under year ago on my now funked engine. I apparently pushed the limit a tad on this oil change yet it still came out on top. The fuel must be from the previous winter or something more sinister that caused my failure. <img src="http://i61.tinypic.com/2ch6el2.jpg"...
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    Oil discussion at the service counter...

    In reference to this thread about the engine failure. <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3627674/I_think_I_just_became_a_victim#Post3627674" title="httpwwwbobistheoilguycomforumsubbthreadsphptopics3627674IthinkIjustbecameavictimPost3627674"...
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    I think I just became a victim of the stop sale...

    FYI: Subaru issued a stop sale of all turboed motors in 2009 to check for possible bearing damage/contamination. They said it didn't affect US cars but it is widely believed it did. Now when I say I drive normal I assume normal is like everyone else with an XT. We actually use the extra power...
  19. Thermo1223

    Spark plug tubes filled with oil!

    No pics yet it was tooooo cold. '94 Mitsu Galant a coworker has. Said it wouldn't start and being the weather I agreed it could be the battery. Nope, battery is 8/12 so a little over two years and it was 80% charged. Tried to start it, smelled fuel, it tried to start but barely caught. Looked...
  20. Thermo1223

    Death threat against your children...

    Now before I dive deep into how this occurred I'll preface by saying I doubt the guy would have materialized on said threat. However things do happen these days that make you think twice. When my wife gets the early shift as her work rotates morning hours. She is out of the house with the 2 yr...
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