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#668 of 697 Re: Garage door/ez-pass [wopel]
Dec 30, 2006 (8:05 am)
I learned the hard way about these pass-throughs with the EZpass. Now that I place it properly, I don't have any problems with the NYC tolls. If you are still having problems, I would suggest getting a new tag. (I believe they have batteries that do run out) Here in NY, we have the option for an exterior tag that mounts on the license plate bracket.
As for the garage remote, you know it works. It just doesn't work well. I have a 20 year old unit that works fine with my 2006 R (Panoramic roof). The fact that the handheld remote does not work in the car leads me to believe that much of your problem may be the reception in the garage. Either have your repair man extend/repair the antenna or replace the unit.
Before doing that, you can run a test at a friend's or neighbor's house. Take their remote into your car and see if it opens their garage.
#669 of 697 Re: Garage door/ez-pass [nomorebenz]
Dec 30, 2006 (8:27 am)
Good thinking! I will try someone else's garage. I can see a new opener in my future, however!
#670 of 697 Re: Garage door/ez-pass [wopel]
Dec 30, 2006 (6:44 pm)
Also you may want to check the manual on how the remote works with openers that have random codes (safety feature of most new garage openers). I dont have my manual handy but I remember that there are different ways to program. For reference I can open my garage door from a house away and my driveway is fairly long...
#671 of 697 ULTRA LOW SULPHUR DIESEL
Dec 31, 2006 (8:47 am)
I'm still looking for help in locating ULSD fuel for a trip from MD to FL. I have made many, many phone calls to stations along the way, and have found 3 stations. I need a station in the Gainesville/Ocala, FL area. I may not need it, as I am counting on great fuel mileage, but it makes me very nervous to think I can't just stop anywhere to fill up. The fuel in stations is very scarce despite the fact that it should have been there starting - October 1, and then December 1st. Now it is being moved again...
Jan 02, 2007 (2:25 pm)
REPEAT. ONLY ULSD can be legally sold ANYWHERE!!!!!! Many stations have NO IDEA what they are selling.
#673 of 697 Re: Garage door/ez-pass [nomorebenz]
Jan 02, 2007 (6:04 pm)
The good old handheld works fine inside the R, it's the R's rearview mirror mounted Homelink that hasn't worked too well.
#674 of 697 Repeat - YOU ARE MISTAKEN
Jan 02, 2007 (6:05 pm)
If you had made as many phone calls as I've made looking for ULSD you would not be so sure in you're remarks. It is not the only diesel out there. Stations are not forced to have it. Maybe later, but not now. The fuel is very scarce at stations. Stop telling me, or anyone, that it is the only legal fuel. It is illegal to put anything other than ULSD in a 2007 vehicle, but that is the only illegal thing at this point. I don't know why it's illegal, but surely it'll gum up a 2007. Stations say they are changing over, many stations don't have a clue, but without the label being on the pump, I'm not going to take a chance. It is NOT mandatory for a station to carry ULSD. It may be the only thing they'll be getting shortly, but they DON'T have to have it. Check out the government fuel website....
#675 of 697 ULSD availability / etc
Jan 04, 2007 (9:00 am)
recently i've not seen anything but ULSD in the northeast and all the way down to Orlando. but with ~600 miles per tank (TDI), i don't have to refuel all that often.
greasekid1, i understand that you are incorrect in the first sentence your REPEATED statement, and correct in the 2nd sentence.
wopel, i think your statements & concern are exactly correct and i sympathize - your concern is why i opted to stock up on 06 VW TDIs for my family "fleet", instead of looking at any rare 07 diesel models.
as for it being "illegal" to refuel an 07 diesel with non-ULSD, that seems absurd and totally unenforcable. i figure there MUST be folks out there who have done that, and i wonder if anything bad actually happened to their vehicle as a result - i think it's *doubtful* that anything bad would happen, but if i had an 07 diesel i would surely go out of my way to find ULSD if at all possible/convenient.
#676 of 697 Re: ULSD availability / etc [elias]
Jan 04, 2007 (3:28 pm)
I made my trek yesterday. I tended to fill up when I could, (when the dogs were emptying their tanks) if a station had the ULSD. Due to fear of not finding the fuel, I filled up twice at 3/4 full! My last stop was in Brunswick, GA. I can tell you that at least half of the stations I stopped at did not have the ULSD sticker on their diesel pumps. If there were more than one station at an area, I checked them out. I had good luck with Shell. I got a good list from Travel Centers of America showing their stations with ULSD. I was told by BP that all of their company stores have ULSD but "jobber" stations probably don't. Exxon is hit and miss. I know things will change, as the ULSD will take over. The sticker is laughable about being illegal to use anything but ULSD in a 2007. I have driven diesels for many, many years, and was excited about getting a "big" car with good mileage. I just didn't plan on being ahead of the fuel to get the good mileage. I'll bet by the time I head back north, more stations will have the ULSD. I will blame the government for moving the "must have" date back, and back, and back. When I originally planned on this car the date was in the fall of 2006, but...
#677 of 697 Re: ULSD availability / etc [
Jan 05, 2007 (2:25 pm)
Everything that I have seen in the media stated that Oct 1 was the deadline to have ULSD available;but I won't argue the point.
All this is one reason that I bought CDI which can use either type of diesel.
Reason that Bluetec cannot use old diesel is because it will not meet the new emmision regs and may also damage the Bluetec filtering system itself. Aside from all that it will probably work----at least for a while.
I use Shell.