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Forum: VW Eos Tech Q&A 12-12-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By rcboater
I read the letter- looks like it does nothing for...

I read the letter- looks like it does nothing for me. My car 10.5 years old, with 90K miles.

I still have the original water pump, so there’s no reimbursement there.
The settlement extends the...
Forum: VW Eos Tech Q&A 12-05-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By rcboater
Thanks- great info on adjusting the lights! ...

Thanks- great info on adjusting the lights!

I don’t take the car out much in the winter- maybe once a month or so is all, on a dry day. I really try to keep it away from road salt- it is our...
Forum: VW Eos Tech Q&A 11-28-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By rcboater
Tom, Thanks for sharing this. Like you, I...

Tom,

Thanks for sharing this. Like you, I had really come to dislike driving the Eos at night- the low beam lights are so dim as to be unsafe.

How did you align the new lights, to make sure...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 10-04-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,132
Posted By rcboater
I can say that in New Hampshire, in early 2017,...

I can say that in New Hampshire, in early 2017, the dealers quoted $1700-$1800, and a local VW shop (highly rated on VWvortex) charged $1100.
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 09-20-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By rcboater
There are threads on this site that explain the...

There are threads on this site that explain the issue and the fix.
To fix it, I went on the VW Owners forum, and found a highly rated independent shop. I talked to the guy, and he was very...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 09-03-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By rcboater
Did anyone get a check from the class action settlement?

In the USA...

Over a year ago, I got an email about a class action suit against VW about the defective timing chain tensioner in older models, which included the 2009 Eos.

To file a claim,...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 09-02-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,275
Posted By rcboater
My 2009 with 90K miles, in excellent shape has a...

My 2009 with 90K miles, in excellent shape has a trade-in value of arount $3500, with a private sale value of $4500.

If anyone rear ends me, I assume the insurance company will write it off as...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 11-13-2016, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,237
Posted By rcboater
I just had the tensioner replaced in my 2009...

I just had the tensioner replaced in my 2009 Eos-- I have the same car as Lucid. My car has 74,000 miles on it-- Like Lucid. I waited until the extended warranty ran out before I had the work...
Forum: VW Eos Tech Q&A 03-30-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 42,673
Posted By rcboater
It sounds like most of you did not have to use an...

It sounds like most of you did not have to use an alternative power supply to keep the electronics alive while changing out the battery... any issues there?

I figure it is time to replace my OEM...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 02-02-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,009
Posted By rcboater
I do it every May, which is the anniversary of my...

I do it every May, which is the anniversary of my ownership. (The car is garaged, and mostly driven in the warmer months.)
Forum: D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) 06-27-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,806
Posted By rcboater
I just found this thread-- was looking at the...

I just found this thread-- was looking at the CarStyle4you website. It looks like you can get covers, Pushbuttons, or Switches. I'm guessing that the pushbutton is spring loaded, but the switch...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 10-06-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,191
Posted By rcboater
We use ours all the time, too. It makes an...

We use ours all the time, too. It makes an amazing difference in the quality of the ride with the top down, IMO.

We affectionately call it our "kid screen", because you can't put anyone in the...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 09-13-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,940
Posted By rcboater
I left a USB cable attached to the unit, with the...

I left a USB cable attached to the unit, with the other end in the spare tire well, so that if I ever needed to update the software or adjust the settings, I wouldn't have to disassemble the trunk to...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 09-04-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,570
Posted By rcboater
Would you post a picture of your access door? ...

Would you post a picture of your access door? The lack of a manual override is one of those little things that concerns me-- I could get stranded far from home with a nearly empty tank!
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 09-04-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,970
Posted By rcboater
I got a good deal on mine at Minuteman VW in...

I got a good deal on mine at Minuteman VW in Bedford, and have gotten great service from them ever since.
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 08-29-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,757
Posted By rcboater
My 2009 will hit 50,000 miles this week-- nothing...

My 2009 will hit 50,000 miles this week-- nothing to report except regular routine maintenance so far.
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 08-29-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,570
Posted By rcboater
+1 on everything Lucid said-- I have the same...

+1 on everything Lucid said-- I have the same car. I don't drive my car in snow much-- I have a 1991 Toyota I drive in the winter. (If the weather is crappy, drive the crappy car!) My car is...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 06-04-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By rcboater
My 2009 just turned four years old about 10 days...

My 2009 just turned four years old about 10 days ago. I've got 46,000 miles on it.
I've had no real issues of any sort to date. (The only warranty issue I had was a twisted seatbelt.) The car...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 05-07-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,691
Posted By rcboater
I owned my Outback for 11 years before I learned...

I owned my Outback for 11 years before I learned that you can get the backseat to fold flat if you first tilt the lower cushion forward...!
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 02-28-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,611
Posted By rcboater
When we bought our Eos in 2009, we looked at a...

When we bought our Eos in 2009, we looked at a bunch of different cars. I had a short list of requirements: Convertible with heated seats and a manual transmission.

We looked at a mix of new...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 02-04-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,172
Posted By rcboater
My 2009 gets a consistent 30 mpg over a tankful--...

My 2009 gets a consistent 30 mpg over a tankful-- a mix of town and highway driving. The highest I've ever seen on my drive to work (15 miles, mostly back roads and 35 mph speed limits) is 35 mpg. ...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 01-26-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By rcboater
My 2009 goes off every 5,000 miles reminding me...

My 2009 goes off every 5,000 miles reminding me it is time for service. But as I understand it, VW changed the recommended service interval to 10,000 miles in 2009. I think they just forgot to...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 01-26-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,933
Posted By rcboater
I just signed up, and added my Eos history to the...

I just signed up, and added my Eos history to the database...!
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 10-26-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,008
Posted By rcboater
Well, I ended up buying a set of Bosch "aero...

Well, I ended up buying a set of Bosch "aero twin" blades-- got them from amazon.com.
You get one 24" and one 19" in the package.
They fit perfectly, and look like the OEM blades.
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 10-01-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,008
Posted By rcboater
Recommended wiper blades?

It is time to replace the original wiper blades on my car-- any recommendations on which brand to consider? (Any issues on fit, for example-- does one brand easier to install than another?)

I...
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