#AskDAP Show Episode 11 | Answering your VW or Audi Questions

September 23, 2015

The AskDAP show is a show we put together with questions that come to us via Email, Twitter or questions we stumble on that we think might be helpful to the VW and Audi community.  We will be putting out these shows regularly and answering questions in video format.  To keep up with the latest episodes or videos we put out, subscribe to the DAP YouTube Channel.  To ask a question for the show send us an email to info@shopdap.com be sure to put #AskDAP in the subject line.

Thank you so much for watching…. We hope this info is helpful.



Questions answered on Episode 11 of the AskDAP Show

1. Retrofitting MIB 2 Radios on a MK7

2. Response to a question about our VW Dieselgate Video

3. MK7 with a noise at idle, Throwout bearing


About the Host (Paul Barrett)

I have been a VW enthusiast and  professional since 2001.  I have worked in most roles in a VW dealers from Dealer Tech to Parts Manager.  With the AskDAP show we hope that by answering that 1 questions it might help others who dont know where these type of questions can be answered.

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on #AskDAP Show Episode 11 | Answering your VW or Audi Questions.
  1. Thomas Henderson

    I own a 2012 gti with the TSI engine. Latley I’ve been hearing a rattling noise coming from the engine when I accelerate onto freeways. It sounds like a belt rattling but I’m not sure. Is there something I should consider replacing as preventative maintenance? The car has over 100,000 miles on it and I’ve only been doing the basic scheduled maintenance. Please advise. Thank you.

    • Paul Barrett

      This is really tough to say bc there are so many possibilities. You should get it checked out by a local VW specialist to help.

  2. TomFord

    Looking for some tips and tricks to get somemore power and exceleration out of a 2013 2.5l VW Passat.. It’s a automatic transmission. I’m thinking a reflash on the ecm and cold air intake and exhaust. What do you suggest.. ??

  3. tom


    Please do a DIY video on replacing the timing tensioner on 2.0 tsi. I think this is more important to all the early 2.0 tsi owner and majority of them such as myself are willing to invest on replacing it. I want to buy the kit you guys offer but without extensive details on how to replace it I really cannot do anything at this point. If you have a chance to do the next DIY video, please keep this tensioner replacment in mind. As always, thanks for all the great videos!

    • Paul Barrett


      Thanks for the feedback. We actually have no intention of doing this DIY as we feel like the potential risk with performing this DIY is high. If a mistake were to be make during this install it could result in major engine damage. I hope you understand.

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