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      ...License Plate Bulbs...

      Do It...!!! Manual vehicles are ALWAYS more fun to drive...!!! I have never (nor will I) owned a car with an automatic transmission.....just a personal preference.... :)

      I replaced a couple of...
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      ...Just Started Them...

      I only started my Foxes today....hasn't been done in a week.....Woody II has no brakes, a flat battery, missing one gas tank strap, and bleeding oil like a stuck pig....other than that; he's ready to...
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      ...Rain X Rocks...!!!

      I applied some Rain X to all of the windows and mirrors on my Wagon....if you have never tried it; and you live in a rain soaked environment.....spend the $5 and a little bit of elbow grease...and...
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      ...Floor Mat Patch...

      I tried to replace my drivers side floor mat; the Dealership wanted $110 for a set; okay, even though I only need one...no biggie......only the fasteners to the floor were oval....whereas mine are...
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      ...Some Winterizing...

      In an effort to keep the elements from corroding my ride....I booked some hoist time at work....I was actually trying to locate a coolant leak and an oil leak....but, while I had it up in the...
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      ...Not Again...!

      I noticed that my gas tank strap has given it up.....this time it was the one on the other side........
    7. ...How Well Do You Know Your Mechanic...?

      Hey there auspeer...I am glad you made it off the interstate safely, and hopefully to your house without incident....I have a 1.8t, FWD, but have also had my axles replaced....the Tek who did mine, I...
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      ...Nice Work...!!

      Good job on putting in the tach....I buggered the light over my speedometer on Woody III....I have to try to fix the connections with a rear defrost patching kit, in an effort to get my speedometer...
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      ...sorry to threadjack....

      ...perhaps you could be known as "sirelectrobluetoes591"....? (I must bow)
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      ...Tried To Start It...

      I tried to start Woody II today....it seems the battery has discharged from having not been driven every day for the last six months....got one turn of the motor before nothing at all....not to...
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      ...Sunday Drive Surprise...

      Last Sunday was fantastic weather wise....it was almost 15 C in Toronto in November....anyway, I thought I would go for a little spin around the neighbourhood....about a third of the way into my...
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      ...Support Rod...

      Check the bushing in the support rod as well....whereabouts is your friction point on the clutch pedal...? Halfway up...? Near the floor...? If you can feel the clutch engaging and disengaging;...
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      ...Shifter Bushings...

      This could be a quick and reasonably inexpensive fix.....check the condition of your shifter bushings within the linkage.....worn shift bushings can deny you access to gears....I lost second and...
    14. ...Nice...!!

      Glad you were able to fix it...well done...!!! Cheers...:beer: Happy Thanksgiving man...!!!
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      ...Nice Work..!!

      Well done Boosted8v...!!! I don't think that enough people give the commensurate amount of credit, to those who do their own mechanical repairs....diagnosis is an enormous aspect of repair...
    16. ...Can You Bump It...?

      I am new to the coil pack gig (my other cars have distributors)...maybe check your plugs for contamination of sorts...? If you have a manual transmission, maybe you could bump start it for the next...
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      What Did You Do To Your Passat Today...?

      Hey there Guys....I am relatively new to this Forum, and have not seen a thread that allows Passat owners to make note of anything that they may have done to their ride that day......this could range...
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      ..Wow...

      The FILTH is what is holding my Foxes together...!!! ....too cold to clean stuff up here....I would LOVE for it to rain, (might happen on Monday!)....so long as it didn't drop 20 C degrees...
    19. ...Strut Bearing...

      I know this sound you are describing.... I will submit that your Upper Strut/Mount Bearing is the cause....best replaced during front shock surgery........
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      ...Check Fuses...

      Check your fuse panel for blown fuses....I think spot #14 has a 10 amp fuse...it controls the windows, locks, and also will interrupt power to the starter motor....doesn't cost anything to...
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