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  1. gregk24

    What is this part? {PICS}

    I don't recall seeing a part like this on our 2014 Jetta 1.8 TSI, and I am curious as to what this is. The vehicle is a 2020 VW Jetta 1.4 TSI.
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    Attempting to swap the Jetta...

    So after purchase, I noticed a small paint defect on the roof of our new Jetta. I called our dealer and they said VW handles these issues with a repaint if needed, but they would start by using a heat gun and "other" means to try and remove the defect. I can clearly see it is under the clear...
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    New Wet Okole seat covers

    About 6 weeks ago I purchased some Wet Okoles for our Jetta. We got the Jetta S trim with cloth seats and wanted to keep them in good shape. I’ll cut to the chase, we are impressed. I’ll post of more pics when I detail it one day and have better lightning.
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    Another battery bites the dust...

    My Accord has been slow to start for the past 3 days. The last 2 times this happened the battery quit a day or so after these symptoms showed up. I purchase the Everstart Maxx batteries from Walmart for my Accord. The first lasted 2 years which was replaced for free under warranty from WM, the...
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    VW's 1.4 TSI uses camshafts build into head...

    I found this to be interesting. Is this common? This is the first time I have seen this design. VW 1.4 TSI teardown
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    Coolant for 2020 Jetta 1.4 TSI

    On our previous Jetta the coolant reservoir had the coolant specification printed on the side. Our new one does not, and I can't find it anywhere in the owners manual. No use in calling our VW parts department because they seem to get it wrong. I know VW seems to constantly be updating their...
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    Is anybody riding out Sally?

    We live in the Florida panhandle and up until yesterday we didn't have much concern for this storm as it was projected to go to the west. Some time last night it took a turn and was projected to hit us directly! We had a restless night last night and the winds are still howling now. Lots of...
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    What IS different about starters used in auto start/stop equipped engines?

    I hear topic come up in threads regarding start/stop technology. Some voice concerns over increased wear on the starter due to more frequent use, this is typically countered by others saying that these starters are specially built to handle such service. If so, what is different about the...
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    First oil change...

    We hit 1000 miles in our new Jetta quickly, and since this was a long weekend, today was the perfect day to change the oil. The oil change procedure is quite easy on the 1.4 TSI. The worst part was removing the under body access panel which was very simple honestly, it’s just one more step. The...
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    What supplier does VW use for turbos?

    Specifically for the 1.4 TSI? I am assuming Borg Warner or Garrett but haven't been able to confirm.
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    Are my tires over inflated?

    I went to air up the tires on both of our vehicles yesterday. Our new Jetta's tires were all around 32 PSI, the door sticker says 36. I don't have a compressor at home so I used one at the Shell station we fill up at. The machine was malfunctioning so it set the PSI at 42. I checked the max...
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    What sized oil drain plug on 2020 Jetta 1.4 TSI?

    I am looking to change the oil on our new Jetta at 1000 miles. I already purchased the oil and filter (both OEM) but can not find out what size the drain plug is. Can anyone confirm the size? If you know what size Torx bits fit the belly pan that would be appreciated also. It has a belly pan...
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    Automotive colors that hold up better with age...

    White comes to mind, absorbing less sun and staying cooler surely would contribute to longevity. What about the other colors? From what I read reds, blues and greens tend to fail sooner than others. Is this just an old wives tale or can you expect any modern paint job to last as long as another...
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    Fully detailed our new 2020 Jetta

    I got around to detailing the new Jetta today after having it for nearly a week. We have had rain on and off this week but thankfully the skies were clear this morning so I was able to do everything I had planned on except doing an Iron decontamination. It was too hot and sunny and the...
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    Breaking in new engine

    We purchased a new 2020 Jetta 1.4 TSI this past Saturday. We had to drive 2 hours home so the engine hovered around 2K rpm most of the drive home. I changed it up every 30 minutes or so dropping it down to 7th or 6th gear to vary RPM. But this was still all at highway speed. Is this something to...
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    Paint defect?

    I noticed this spot while quickly washing the new Jetta the other day. At first I thought it was tree sap, which would be odd on a new car. I used bug and tar remover which is what I usually use on sap and it didn't help, then I moved up to NuFinish and then to Meguiars compound. Nothing has...
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    Water spot remover...what actually works?

    I need a water spot remover for the glass on our new Jetta. The windows are loaded with water spots and water won't bead during washings due to the water spot build up. What products are safe and effective to use? I see so many options.
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    New Jetta!

    We have been casually looking for a replacement car for my wifes 2014 VW Jetta SE for a couple of months now. The first serious contender was a 2017 Accord LX. We ended up backing off of that particular one due to more wear than either of us wanted on a car we would be making payments on. I...
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    3rd gen Ford Fusion transmission reliability...

    As some of you may know from a previous thread, I am looking at purchasing a 2017 Ford Fusion SE with the 2.5 / 6 speed auto. I know the 2nd gen Fusion had some serious transmission issues, and I thought that they had those resolved starting in 2013 with the 3rd gen Fusion. Upon researching this...
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    2017 Ford Fusion SE....

    I have been keeping an eye out for a potential new (to us) car. I ran across this Fusion today on Autotrader. It is equipped with the 2.5, I wouldn't even consider the turbo models. I am not afraid of turbo cars, we own one. I just know the 1.5T and 1.6T Fords have a reputation. I have read...
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