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      garaged car. this picture was taken outside at...

      garaged car. this picture was taken outside at work under dappled sunlight with trees overhead.
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      totalfixation sorry i'm getting to this response...

      totalfixation sorry i'm getting to this response so late........

      you asked about the blown turbo on my 2013 passat tdi. yessiree, blown turbo. limp mode and the whole bit. no idea why it went. ...
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      whistling above 40 mph? that sucks. does it...

      whistling above 40 mph? that sucks. does it ever go away if you go faster? :D

      seriously i love the fact that others report back here what they did and what did and did not work for them. sorry...
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      totalfixation what are your changes going to cost...

      totalfixation what are your changes going to cost you?
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      thanks for the suggestions. please keep me...

      thanks for the suggestions. please keep me posted as you make changes and learn to love or hate 'em!

      still hoping someone can provide pros and cons to any changes. who knows their suspension...
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      tdi suspension upgrade?

      spring has arrived and the frost is playing havoc with the roads here in northern minnesota. the whoop-de-dues are reminding me that the suspension in my 2013 passat tdi is rather soft. it rides...
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      i know it sucks, and going to the stealership is...

      i know it sucks, and going to the stealership is always tough because they have you over a barrel - and you know it - but in reality $160 is not going to break the bank and you know it will be done...
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      i think this is what the original poster was...

      i think this is what the original poster was talking about. it is a faint 'U' shape under these light conditions. sometimes i can see it better and some times i cannot see it at all.
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    9. get a manual. :D

      get a manual.

      :D
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      for those of you who want to see a pic of the...

      for those of you who want to see a pic of the ripped seat.

      http://i977.photobucket.com/albums/ae257/candlestick7/2013passatrippedfrontseat.jpg

      it is not really ripped. more like it creased and...
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      mine is fairly obvious too. i did not notice it...

      mine is fairly obvious too. i did not notice it during test drives or upon pick up. in fact i think that it shows up the most when natural light is at a strong angle, i.e. setting or rising sun. ...
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      ripped seat

      did a quick search and found nothing.

      today i noticed that my leatherette seat has an approx 3" rip in it. not along along a seam but on the seat pan where my left thigh would be. it connects...
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      tugzs3k can you give a different web site address...

      tugzs3k can you give a different web site address for that youtube video. the link takes you to an upload section with no video to view.
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      well now we are getting somewhere. fix #1...

      well now we are getting somewhere.

      fix #1 was to take the entire system apart and put it back together again.

      fix #2 was to replace brackets, bushing, pedal and a slave cylinder.

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    15. before i purchased my 2013 tdi se manual with...

      before i purchased my 2013 tdi se manual with electric assist i test drove a 2013 se manual with hydraulic assist. i did not notice a huge difference because i was already driving a hydraulic assist...
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      my 2013 tdi manual does really well in the snow...

      my 2013 tdi manual does really well in the snow on 17" hankooks here in northern mn. snow, ice you name it.
      my loaner 2014 passat s with auto had the worst tires for winter driving i have EVER...
    17. i think we are still waiting for mazda to bring...

      i think we are still waiting for mazda to bring the diesel to the new 6. it has been delayed numerous times because iirc it has a hard time meeting emission standards and mazda performance goals. ...
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      my turbo failed at 15,000 miles, 5k after the...

      my turbo failed at 15,000 miles, 5k after the first oil change.
      dealer gave me a 2014 passat s as a loaner vehicle to use for free
      it took 2 weeks to fix my passat.
      i dont know if the compressor...
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      tg1 your comment on fixing the passat clutch...

      tg1 your comment on fixing the passat clutch clicking may be the first long term fix

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      Test drove the vehicle to verify the clicking/popping noise coming from the clutch pedal when it is...
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      i will be honest here. my tdi just blew a turbo...

      i will be honest here. my tdi just blew a turbo and i have a loaner s with the auto trans. i find the car much more fun to drive than i anticipated. it feels better balanced than my tdi, i.e. not...
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