Kudos to the OP for offering up this solution "just to make things better". That's what makes this forum such a great one.
I recently bought a VW Jetta for a looooong road trip (really don't wanna do 7,000 miles in the XJ or put that kind of miles on my BMW), and had to do some work on it. So I joined the biggest VW forum around and started asking questions. 80% of the time, there's no response to tech questions. There is a load of misinformation that gets communicated and not corrected, and in general it seems like "you're on your own" if you have an odd problem (which I do, and which I've had to work out solo). I guess it's a difference in the typical driver of each vehicle - the XJ pilot does so because he (or she, occasionally...) is enthusiastic about the off-road potential, and sees the vehicle as an extension of his lifestyle. I guess the Jetta driver buys it because he wants to turn the key and get somewhere. Sigh.
The only better forum I've found is the GMC motorhome (1973-78) forum where every possible tech question is pounced on by at least several others who have "been there, done that". Those guys go really deep, but I guess that comes from the peculiar thrill / pain of owning and driving 12,000 pound antique hot rods with plumbing. ;-)