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    1. All I know is that when I lived in states with...

      All I know is that when I lived in states with annual safety inspections (NH and VT), I almost never saw cars running around with faulty basic safety functions like brake lights, tires, or severe...
    2. Nope, it was the VR6 all over. No way could the...

      Nope, it was the VR6 all over. No way could the 90 degree 2.8 V6 used in the 5th-gen Passat/A4/A6 would fit into an MkIV chassis engine compartment. For example, the MkIV R32 used the same drivetrain...
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      All of VW's motors that have timing chains use...

      All of VW's motors that have timing chains use plastic guides, they are unrelated to the dual-stage intake manifold used in 2006 & 2007 3.6s.

      My first guess would be the v-belt tensioner. They...
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      You want a tractor, not a truck.

      You want a tractor, not a truck.
    5. Unfortunately in Colorado people drive around in...

      Unfortunately in Colorado people drive around in junk that is dangerous. I'm talking cars down to one working brake light, cars missing bumpers, cars with deployed airbags, and worse. No safety...
    6. So, busted oil pan left debris in ? causing wear...

      So, busted oil pan left debris in ? causing wear in the oil pump...and a broken piston ring? Sounds like this engine had a hard life.

      What P/N is the one piece oil pump pulley? It's always...
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      Auto mode or manual? Does defrost mode work? Get...

      Auto mode or manual? Does defrost mode work? Get a VAG-COM scan done and see if any of the many sensors and actuators in the Climatronic system have croaked.
    8. Thread: VR6 vs 335i

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      The VR6 3.6 is pretty solid. Check the link in my...

      The VR6 3.6 is pretty solid. Check the link in my sig (or click the Resource Thread sticky at the top of the forum home page) for more.
    9. How does the AWD system work in that application?...

      How does the AWD system work in that application? Do the TDI 4motion Golfs sold in Europe not have an AdBlue tank?
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      That's an awesome deal--grab it!

      That's an awesome deal--grab it!
    11. Great choice (see sig). Probably out of OP's...

      Great choice (see sig). Probably out of OP's price range, but a few notes anyway:

      1. Sold 2007-2008 in the US, 2007-2010 in Canada.
      2. Never got the DSG in US or Canada, 6-speed 09M auto...
    12. Glad it helped! Of course it worked after a...

      Glad it helped! Of course it worked after a weekend slaving away on it--I've found over many decades of arguing with electronics that the one guaranteed fix is to take it apart, do nothing, and put...
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      I do. But not with OP's purchasing budget. OP...

      I do. But not with OP's purchasing budget.

      OP didn't say anything at all about fuel economy, which makes me think quad-cab pickup with bike racks or a cap. Don't know where else the manual...
    14. I wondered about that, too. What is even stranger...

      I wondered about that, too. What is even stranger is that apart from immediately after the accident, I wasn't sore at all. All I can come up with is that since I saw the other car's headlights coming...
    15. Since you were there, how did it actually go...

      Since you were there, how did it actually go down? Use small words, apparently my brain hasn't quite recovered.
    16. Not an interesting story, but true: ...

      Not an interesting story, but true:

      https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7461/16149300419_8d48b5179c_z.jpg

      2008 VW Passat wagon, hit by a 2001 Ford Explorer. Passat was sitting at a red light....
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      'Nother bump. Devin does his homework and has...

      'Nother bump. Devin does his homework and has been a solid member of the B6 forum & his progress thread will be missed. This IS the car you've been looking for if you're in this forum.
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      Yeah, if this problem happened when the cars were...

      Yeah, if this problem happened when the cars were new VW would have caught it during preproduction hot weather testing. But electrical connections loosen over time due to heat cycling, contacts get...
    19. I did a DIY on R&R'ing the blower motor not too...

      I did a DIY on R&R'ing the blower motor not too long ago. It does twist off, but there's a tab you need to pull down on to allow it to twist:
      ...
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      Yeah, it seems counter-intuitive that heat would...

      Yeah, it seems counter-intuitive that heat would be a problem at lower ambient temps, but the 3.6 is a lot of engine in a small package and a relatively small engine bay, and it generates a lot of...
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