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    1. Thread: DSG Problems?

      by MP3DUB
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      Cold DSG + Sharp Acceleration = F@#$ing Stupidity?

      Is it normal for the DSG to be really, really f@#$ing stupid while cold? There are times I need to accelerate sharply before the car's up to operating temperature (200), not intending to get in...
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      I've been running "performance" winters in...

      I've been running "performance" winters in Chicago for the last few winters and I'm quite happy with them. As people have mentioned, you're going to give up deep snow performance, but in Chicago...
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      Cool, because those are the only parts I'd...

      Cool, because those are the only parts I'd reeeeeally want, so no regrets on my 2016.
    4. The 0% and $500 credit is if you financed through...

      The 0% and $500 credit is if you financed through VW Credit. Odds are the dealership was getting more money from a different bank for its business. Unless you ended up financing through VW Credit,...
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      Also, I don't know if anyone from the other side...

      Also, I don't know if anyone from the other side of the pond has chimed in, but it's also good to note if we're talking US or UK gallons.
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      As another person who's had multiple Passats,...

      As another person who's had multiple Passats, it's totally a science fact: Passat forums are always the best :beer: and Jamie's around as far as I know, but I haven't been as good at paying attention...
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      I've got the slim digital ballasts, and they're...

      I've got the slim digital ballasts, and they're simply 3M double-sided taped to the top of the headlight housings.
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      Alternately, you can open the drawer, forget...

      Alternately, you can open the drawer, forget you've opened it, and then pivot in your seat to get out of the car. I've knocked it clean off the rear mounting tabs at least a dozen times using this...
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      Sounds like you ran into VW's biggest on-going...

      Sounds like you ran into VW's biggest on-going problem, their terrible dealer network. I wouldn't be certain that the 50k service would have turned anything up, as it's a glorified oil change. The...
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      Adding my 2 cents, if you do want an epoxy...

      Adding my 2 cents, if you do want an epoxy coating on your floor, spend the (not small) money on having it done by the guys that do it for industrial applications. The DIY home boxes are what go to...
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      You can't just drop a link to GarageJournal...

      You can't just drop a link to GarageJournal without prefacing it with a giant warning like CAUTION: THIS SITE WILL CAUSE YOU TO SPEND UNTOLD TIME AND MONEY ON YOUR GARAGE!!!!

      There are some...
    12. Thread: Power Inverter

      by MP3DUB
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      I've not used the inverter you linked, but for a...

      I've not used the inverter you linked, but for a brand recommendation, my nearly 15 year old Statpower Portawattz 300 is still alive and kicking. It was used daily for years, and now gets pulled out...
    13. I swear I'm not trying to derail the thread, but...

      I swear I'm not trying to derail the thread, but some things I can't abide. FALSE, and FALSE on the above quote. A CD sounds much better than a mp3 encoded at a crappy bitrate, but over ~256kbit,...
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      Yup, if you want AM, it needs switched 12v...

      Yup, if you want AM, it needs switched 12v (powered antenna).
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      Huh, I thought the "Single Side Parking Light"...

      Huh, I thought the "Single Side Parking Light" was only a rest-of-the-world feature. Are you the original owner? if not, someone might have recoded (with a VAGCOM) the car to enable it at some...
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      Wagon wheels :thumbup:

      Wagon wheels :thumbup:
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      http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s24/mp3dub/Car/...

      http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s24/mp3dub/Car/Shows/DIV2014/IMG_3591_zps736211bc.jpg
      :thumbup::beer:
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      Although, with Mindy fixed, if you have the space...

      Although, with Mindy fixed, if you have the space you could keep Mindy and get a mistress in the Q3...
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      I thought the same thing when I did mine, but I'd...

      I thought the same thing when I did mine, but I'd be hesitant to shim it, as anything harder than it would end up abrading the poly. The "bumpers" on the ends of mine were fairly worn too. I'm...
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      Or add a few more $$$'s to the pile, and build...

      Or add a few more $$$'s to the pile, and build the motor.

      To the OP's question, I know personally the car after the B6 will likely be a used big, silly, european sedan (seeing as we never seem to...
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