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    1. Almost certainly not. If the camshaft position...

      Almost certainly not. If the camshaft position sensor is bad, it will generally result in the sudden complete shutdown of the engine, and/or failure to start. (Unless the engine is cranked long...
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      I wouldn't be running Ford spark plugs in a...

      I wouldn't be running Ford spark plugs in a Passat. Try some Bosch FR7LDCR+ or NGK BKR6EKUB. The V6 isn't as plug sensitive as the 1.8T, but Motorcraft.... ugh.
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      If the plug wells were full of oil, that's...

      If the plug wells were full of oil, that's because the valve cover gasket is leaking - a problem not remedied by changing the plugs. The new ones will just drown again. If the wells were clear and...
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      A very common issue on these cars is oil leaks at...

      A very common issue on these cars is oil leaks at the valve cover gasket and cam chain adjuster seal. Most of the time, this is caused by a clogged PCV system. Pressure builds up under the VC, and...
    5. More like terrified. The 1.8T has a well known...

      More like terrified. The 1.8T has a well known problem where hard little bits of oil, congealed by the heat of the turbocharger, clog the intake screen on the oil pump. This causes a loss of oil...
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      Nah, you probably only be wasting $60. It would...

      Nah, you probably only be wasting $60. It would probably work for a week or two, just long enough so you couldn't claim the seller sent you a non-functional pump
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      My apologies. I'm MUCH more familiar with the V6...

      My apologies. I'm MUCH more familiar with the V6 and 1.8T engines; I looked at the diagrams and see the Diesel indeed has a separate filter housing. I don't see how the filter housing could be...
    8. Of course not. I think he's assuming he'll get...

      Of course not. I think he's assuming he'll get back the money he put in upgrades. Realistically, it doesn't work that way. My company has a Jeep on the lot that would have been worth $20k, but the...
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      Yeah, I was trying to be funny. I'm still not...

      Yeah, I was trying to be funny. I'm still not 100% sure he's not talking about the transmission cooler, or some other part.
    10. Nice. Still have the parts to put it back to...

      Nice. Still have the parts to put it back to stock?
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      In addition to holding the filter, it also...

      In addition to holding the filter, it also functions to cool the oil.
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      Petty much, yes. The oil cooler isn't so much a...

      Petty much, yes. The oil cooler isn't so much a cooler as an intercooler - it actually heats the oil when it's cold. Even if you add an aftermarket cooler, you're going to need the factory one - the...
    13. "Downshifts" to neutral? It shouldn't be doing...

      "Downshifts" to neutral? It shouldn't be doing that - and in fact I've never heard of one doing anything described that way. Generally, the steps you can take with this transmission when it acts up...
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      An aftermarket radio won't be properly responding...

      An aftermarket radio won't be properly responding to diagnostic queries anyway. And there are large numbers of reports that connecting the wire (and sending "nonsense" data into the CAN-BUS) causes...
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      Far as I can tell, they're the same part. The oil...

      Far as I can tell, they're the same part. The oil cooler is specific to the engine, not the drivetrain. And I wouldn't expect one from a different engine to fit.
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      Buy better oil coolers. Seriously, were these VW...

      Buy better oil coolers. Seriously, were these VW original or aftermarket? If original, someone is damaging the cooler during installation. If aftermarket... don't do that.
    17. Note to all: The way to check a fuse is with a...

      Note to all: The way to check a fuse is with a volt/ohm meter, or by trying a new one. Visually, you can tell if it's bad, but not if it's good.
    18. All those systems are controlled by the CCM...

      All those systems are controlled by the CCM (Comfort Control Module) which is protected by fuse #14.
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      You need to purchase the appropriate wiring...

      You need to purchase the appropriate wiring harness adapter and a powered antenna adapter. If you use the right adapters and follow the instructions carefully, most head units should work without...
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      It's not a unit. It's a system of valves, pipes...

      It's not a unit. It's a system of valves, pipes and hoses, like THIS. You take it all apart, cleaning what you can and replacing what you must. The components change over time (VW loved fiddling with...
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