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      Well, since this thread seems to invite...

      Well, since this thread seems to invite commentary on vanity plates.....I got over that stuff a number of years ago. My plates are random, first ones off the stack at the DMV, and the only sticker of...
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      My dealer also told me that this could not be...

      My dealer also told me that this could not be made to work on our Passat. The service writer said that "It only works in South Korea." Apparently those South Korean drivers are such technical...
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      ^^^^^ Our TDI was brought from VW of Orland...

      ^^^^^

      Our TDI was brought from VW of Orland Park to Suntrup in St. Louis, where we bought the car, so we helped with that oversupply.
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      Doesn't sound to me as though the OP has any...

      Doesn't sound to me as though the OP has any basis for worry. The turbo failed, it was towed in, and the turbo replaced under warranty. A certain percentage of any manufactured item is going to fail,...
    5. VWAG just put out some PR stuff on the 40th...

      VWAG just put out some PR stuff on the 40th anniversary of the Passat. The one we bought last month is the first one we've ever owned, but it's got quite an impressive pedigree. While it's true that...
    6. We bought a brand new Passat TDI SEL Premium, top...

      We bought a brand new Passat TDI SEL Premium, top trim on July 6th. It has the fob depicted in the first picture. I cannot see any key on the second fob pictured, and it is termed a "non-key fob" in...
    7. If an old-fashioned oven with a pilot light is...

      If an old-fashioned oven with a pilot light is available, leaving something wetted in there overnight usually works (computer keyboards, motherboard- ask me how I know). Also, as has been said,...
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      I burned the .iso image onto a Verbatim DVD-R+ DL...

      I burned the .iso image onto a Verbatim DVD-R+ DL yesterday*, and updated the maps last evening. The spindle of Verbatim disks is a couple of years old, and the first disk failed to burn. The second...
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      We bought the new Passat TDI SEL Premium after...

      We bought the new Passat TDI SEL Premium after driving a lot of competitive machinery, and it's as nice as anything else we drove. We're talking a $30K car here, not a Mercedes E-Class or an Audi...
    10. IIRC, VWAG includes both VW and Audi. So- why...

      IIRC, VWAG includes both VW and Audi. So- why reintroduce a sedan that's pretty much just a head-to-head competitor with the A6-A8? "Don't compete with your own products." Pretty old rule. They...
    11. Even at my advanced age, I have no trouble...

      Even at my advanced age, I have no trouble remembering what I want to change when I'm in the garage. Moreover, I think this is actually a good safety feature, with no inconvenience.

      Of course, I...
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      At the risk of getting back on-topic, installed...

      At the risk of getting back on-topic, installed the VIM / unlock and the SW4366 upgrade yesterday and this morning, both went very smoothly. Map file is so unwieldly it'll be a while yet, but I don't...
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      Is it recommended or is it scheduled? We just...

      Is it recommended or is it scheduled? We just bought our new Passat last Friday, and the Warranty & Maintenance booklet nowhere mentions a brake flush at any level out to 40K / 4years (I didn't read...
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      Thanks, "MUG318," let's see if this works. ...

      Thanks, "MUG318," let's see if this works.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/jajpix/9223933079/in/set-72157634513778559

      Guess the image insert isn't going to work. So- here's the link:
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      Picked up new Passat TDI SEL Premium today

      Had a nice drive home from St. Louis, where we bought it. I'd post a pic, but I'm "not allowed" and the FAQs aren't much help.
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      No. The whole point with this method is that you...

      No. The whole point with this method is that you are simply replacing volume for volume (well, plus whatever you suck out of the filter housing). There is a killer article on myturbodiesel.com...
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      This is a pointless post. To give mine one, I'll...

      This is a pointless post. To give mine one, I'll ask: too many words, or too many with more than one syllable?
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      We pick up our new Passat TDI Saturday.....and I...

      We pick up our new Passat TDI Saturday.....and I admit, if I wasn't used to doing my own routine maintenance on cars, we'd probably have ended up with another make altogether.

      A few items:

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      I finally, actually BOUGHT a Passat on Monday,...

      I finally, actually BOUGHT a Passat on Monday, and I think i understood that post after reading it only 4 or 5 times. At long last, I may have been on this forum long enough......
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      Yup. We live in a rural area, and while our roads...

      Yup. We live in a rural area, and while our roads aren't all that horrible, they're not kind to the larger wheels / skinny tires. Our current ride sports 16" wheels, so I figured of the choices...
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