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    Posted: 28-Jan-2009 at 05:07
All you have to do to verify the info is open your owners manual. It is in book one under a special emissions warranty section for California. It is indeed 7 and 70. The guys on the other forum likely got the info from an earlier post of mine on this forum.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Jan-2009 at 10:47
The emissions warranty is something owners are very naive of and dealers are conventiently forgetfull about. I've known several people told by dealers that their cat needs replacement and given a high estimate for the repairs. Once owner brings up the emissions warranty suddenly the dealer says all the work is covered.

Note: these were non VW dealers.


Here is a good place to start.


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  Quote rustybronco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Jan-2009 at 11:56
Reading through the link you posted; I see ECU falls into the 8 year/80,000 mile components.

Thanks for the link, bookmarked it.
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  Quote 32Vquad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jan-2009 at 13:33
I tried this today. I used a 9V first. It was very clear that the actuators were firing with the "electro shock thereapy". I applied the voltage about 10-15 times or "clicks"... Re-assembled and it seemed to make a very small difference. There is still a pretty wicked shimmy at idle and a very unpleasent vibration above 4k rpms. I will try with the 12V...any sugestions for 12 volt source other than the car's own battery?...the "pigtails" are quite small and i am concerned with arching.
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  Quote yesimalex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Feb-2009 at 15:27
I think that some of the larger lamp batteries are 12v used in like camping gear and such. Or if you have any model trains the little variable speed transformers off of them offer a wide range of dc current.. Really interested to hear how this turns out for you. *everything crossed that can be*
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  Quote straightw8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Feb-2009 at 15:32
you could also go to radio shack and pick up some test leads. that would give you some better precision and control, because they havce nice pointed, slender tips.
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  Quote VWAffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Feb-2009 at 12:16
Originally posted by 32Vquad

I tried this today. I used a 9V first. It was very clear that the actuators were firing with the "electro shock thereapy". I applied the voltage about 10-15 times or "clicks"... Re-assembled and it seemed to make a very small difference. There is still a pretty wicked shimmy at idle and a very unpleasent vibration above 4k rpms. I will try with the 12V...any sugestions for 12 volt source other than the car's own battery?...the "pigtails" are quite small and i am concerned with arching.
thanks.


Don't jump to blaming cam timing for all vibration issues. There are other things that could do that (broken balance shaft belt for one).
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  Quote Nugene Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Feb-2009 at 22:13
I'm so ready to try this. Do I have to drop the engine to perform this
task? I'm concerned about my warranty company covering this. Also, my local VW dealer doesnt honor my warranty company
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  Quote VWAffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Feb-2009 at 13:58
First, you ought to see which fault codes are being generated... if it has something to do with the cam adjusters, this procedure may free things up and fix it.

You only need to open the hood. If your cam adjusters are already "kaputt", you've got nothing to lose. No need to share what you try with your VW stealer or the warranty co.
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  Quote Nugene Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Feb-2009 at 14:14
Yes, my mechanic said there was a cam code. If this procedure does not
fix this, would they then be "kaputt"? The local vw mechanic has read up on this topic. He has not done it before, (only replacements) but is willing to try for a small fee...Anything else I might need to know before I authorize this? And thanks for all the input.
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