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Your Friend erWin: Volkswagen’s Tech Site

Your Friend erWin: Volkswagen’s Tech Site

Not only is www.erwin.vw.com easy to navigate, but you will be surprised at the vast amount of invaluable information that you can access, including TSBs, wiring diagrams, system operating principles and
much more.

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Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift

Volkswagen has been working hard to make its automatic transmissions more efficient. They shift faster and more smoothly than ever before. Let’s see what we can do to keep it that way.

November 2012 | By | Reply More
Convert to Waterborne Paints With Confidence

Convert to Waterborne Paints With Confidence

Transitioning to waterborne paint systems will enhance a collision shop’s quality, performance and profitability.

November 2012 | By | Reply More
Get a Grip

Get a Grip

In an effort to help make its vehicles safer, Volkswagen has combined ABS with traction control and electronic stability. Here’s a look at how this integrated technology works so that you can better address customer concerns. The most important safety features of any vehicle are those that help you avoid a collision in the first […]

November 2012 | By | Reply More
EVAPorating Away

EVAPorating Away

Since 1996, OBD II regulations have required that the fuel supply system be checked for leaks as small as .020 in. As fuel is used, air must be allowed into the tank to prevent a vacuum from forming. But how do we help prevent fuel vapors from escaping.

November 2012 | By | Reply More
Volkswagen: Primary Electrical System Troubleshooting

Volkswagen: Primary Electrical System Troubleshooting

Primary Electrical System Troubleshooting.

June 2001 | By | Reply More
Import Aloft! Into the Wild Blue Yonder!

Import Aloft! Into the Wild Blue Yonder!

Some people find import engines really uplifting – so much, they’ve built airplanes around them.

June 2000 | By | Reply More
Tech Tips

Tech Tips

1999 Tech Tip Winner; Tech Tip Correction!; No-Crank, No-Start Volkswagens; Identifying Broken Valve Springs; Heat from the Phone?

June 2000 | By | Reply More
In the Eye (or In the Hand) of the Beholder

In the Eye (or In the Hand) of the Beholder

The FWD New Beetle has a multivalve DOHC, liquid-cooled engine in its nose, feedback-controlled fuel injection and waste-spark, distributorless ignition, referenced from a sensor at a camshaft.

October 1999 | By | Reply More
Short Takes

Short Takes

Check engine lamp coming on for some time with no driveability problems with the car and was unclear about the conditions under which the light would come on, believing it to be a more or less random occurrence.

October 1999 | By | Reply More
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