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Forum: New User Introductions 03-29-2019, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Alaskaman
Howdy! So, whadda get? Can't be 'new' 'cause...

Howdy!
So, whadda get? Can't be 'new' 'cause they stopped making them.
But, for a new-to-you car, the Eos is pretty hard to beat.
Look up the lube sealing links, and if you haven't had a Vdub...
Forum: Interior & ICE 03-24-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By Alaskaman
I vaguely remember dremeling out the plate for...

I vaguely remember dremeling out the plate for the mid range, but without pulling the door can't bet my left arm on it. I'd say try without first as a test fit. I will say you will get more sound by...
Forum: Tires & Wheels 03-19-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,241
Posted By Alaskaman
Mileage, wear and feel update. I've now put about...

Mileage, wear and feel update. I've now put about 15,000 on the Pilots and they still feel good, no big discernible wear and even in the rain they stick really well. I haven't tried them in snow, so...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 03-19-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Alaskaman
I had an APR upgrade (Stage I) and it works...

I had an APR upgrade (Stage I) and it works great! It was professionally installed by an authorized dealer, and was if I remember, about $800 (US). I live in California and it still passes smog. It...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 03-11-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Alaskaman
Solution for US Jack kit

For the US spec folk, I just removed the items in the box, put them in a bag and store the the spare. As you can see it, and other stuff fit nicely. I added gloves so my hands don't get dirty,...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 02-07-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Alaskaman
Can't upload docs, too big it says... Anyway, the...

Can't upload docs, too big it says... Anyway, the E-bahn book has the answers.
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 02-07-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Alaskaman
The heater controllers are found under each seat....

The heater controllers are found under each seat. I have the wiring diagrams and a couple other things but can't get them to attach... Working on it.
Forum: Interior & ICE 01-30-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Alaskaman
I have a post on replacing the front speakers...

I have a post on replacing the front speakers under "Upgraded Speakers" in this section.
It's more 'gut and go' than 'gently swap', but it served my purposes. I found a you-tube that showed most of...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 12-10-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Alaskaman
Since everything the EOS does seems to have a...

Since everything the EOS does seems to have a VCDS function, the electrical is wound in with the other labels. Most of it is under Interior and ICE, but engine, DIY and other areas cover it as well....
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 11-06-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,041
Posted By Alaskaman
The Smartop was one of the first upgrades I made...

The Smartop was one of the first upgrades I made to car, right after the tires and wheels. I've had and used it for about nine years now, without issue. The other folks are absolutely correct about...
Forum: VW Eos Q&A 10-12-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Alaskaman
Serious question, could it be that the TPMS...

Serious question, could it be that the TPMS sensors (1 or more) has died and that's setting off the light? The batteries in the sensors are only only for "about" 5 years. They are not changed when...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 09-20-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,575
Posted By Alaskaman
It's not just a 'drain and refill' thing with the...

It's not just a 'drain and refill' thing with the DSG. I get mine done for a little less than $200 in the bay area of California, at a very reputable German shop. WAY less than the dealer, I don't...
Forum: Airflow & Exhaust 08-30-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By Alaskaman
I've gotten this for a couple things. First was...

I've gotten this for a couple things. First was the intake manifold (plastic) having a vacuum switch break it's arm. Had to replace the whole manifold. Second was a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS/Gas...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 08-21-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By Alaskaman
I have found you can, but the computer will dial...

I have found you can, but the computer will dial back the performance if you do. As much as gas costs these days, the difference between the grades percentage-wise is not that much. Having had a...
Forum: Interior & ICE 08-02-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By Alaskaman
Thanks to Amazon tracking EVERYTHING, I found the...

Thanks to Amazon tracking EVERYTHING, I found the model numbers:
1. R-F Punch P1675: 6 3/4 inch 3 way
2. R-F Prime R165X3: 6 1/2 inch 2 way
3. Punch P132: 3 1/2 inch speaker.
Hope this helps,...
Forum: Interior & ICE 08-02-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By Alaskaman
I'll have to find the boxes or the receipts, give...

I'll have to find the boxes or the receipts, give me a bit. It might be tomorrow.
My garage is filled with "other projects" (crap) right now. May take some digging. I know they were all...
Forum: D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) 07-14-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Alaskaman
I checked the Bentley manual extensively, without...

I checked the Bentley manual extensively, without success. I can find the R&R for the window, the motor, etc. and went through the wiring diagrams till my eyes bled, nothing. Sorry man, it sounds...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 07-14-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Alaskaman
Thanks, I'll give it a look. The manual (Bentley)...

Thanks, I'll give it a look. The manual (Bentley) doesn't say remove muffler, but I haven't eyeballed it yet. Other "But first" house projects getting in the way!
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 07-08-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Alaskaman
Thanks, no engine or other 'trouble' lights, and...

Thanks, no engine or other 'trouble' lights, and no other noted issues, just have to have a lot of patience at the pump. It doesn't help we have vapor recovery nozzles... I am going to check with the...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 07-04-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Alaskaman
Question Hard to fill gas tank

I am suddenly having a difficult time filling my gas tank. The nozzle shuts off above anything over a trickle. I have looked up the issue, and the VWVortex site says possibly the vent valve or...
Forum: Interior & ICE 05-13-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By Alaskaman
MKGolfnutters, As to your A/C issue, it...

MKGolfnutters,
As to your A/C issue, it sounds like the vent doors are rerouting your air on you. If you can hear the fan run, and can see the compressor turning, (Under the hood, have someone...
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain 04-26-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,133
Posted By Alaskaman
Red face Rear Main Seal, Ouch!

So, I got a code along with rough idle, tried the easy stuff. Took it in to the guys I trust, and found out I needed a rear main seal. It's the seal at the back of the engine block that holds the oil...
Forum: Interior & ICE 03-30-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By Alaskaman
I left all the tweeters in play. I did have to...

I left all the tweeters in play. I did have to lower the upper frequencies on the the equalizer, because the highs really come through now. As before, the sound and music is more full and is easier...
Forum: Interior & ICE 03-28-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,279
Posted By Alaskaman
Talking Upgraded Speakers

Hey everyone,

I finally got around to upgrading the speakers in the Eos. I, like many of you, thought there were more speakers installed than were actually in the car. The replacement for the...
Forum: Interior & ICE 03-20-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By Alaskaman
I looked in the E-Bahn manual and it shows SB54...

I looked in the E-Bahn manual and it shows SB54 fuse (40A) in fuse block B. It covers the driver's seat power. It also says there is a #1 relay, S44. Hope this helps!
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