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      Don't replace just the boot, do the joint/half...

      Don't replace just the boot, do the joint/half axle as well. ANY dirt in that joint will destroy it over time and can be dangerous, especially if it fails on the highway. Do it right and replace it...
    2. This happened to me. My intake manifold was...

      This happened to me. My intake manifold was replaced due to the flapper motor issue.

      Upon leaving the dealership I noticed a high pitch whine on acceleration, followed by a CEL. They MAF plug...
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      2005 Passat 1.8T 4Motion, Caveat Emptor?

      http://www.777auto.com/2005-Volkswagen-Passat/Used-Car/Weymouth%2cBoston%2cHingham-MA/0/1920525/Details.aspx

      2005 Passat 1.8T 4Motion 110,000 miles, dealer asking 7,500.

      Things that stick out...
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      I had a friend who got a DUI dismissed because...

      I had a friend who got a DUI dismissed because the police officer had no probable cause to pull him over in the first place, he pulled him over on intuition, but that wasn't good enough for the judge.
    5. Interested in the 75A puck if you still have it!

      Interested in the 75A puck if you still have it!
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      You also have to remember that the premium brands...

      You also have to remember that the premium brands typically have the fancier tech first, and they need to add that dev. cost into the cost of the car. After a while the fancier tech gets cheaper and...
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      No one seems to have mentioned that cars are...

      No one seems to have mentioned that cars are harder than ever to mod these days as well.

      ECUs are more and more heavily encrypted, electronic controls get pissed when operating ranges are out of...
    8. Not sure if our cars have this, but could it be a...

      Not sure if our cars have this, but could it be a clutch delay valve?
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clutch_delay_valve

      Could be a combination of this and a software nanny causing the delay by...
    9. Passat Sedan and Wagon Brakes/Suspension the same

      Are the brakes and suspension on the passat wagon the same as the sedan? I can't seem to find a differentiation on the various vendor websites, so I assume that they are, but wanted to make sure...
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      The gf had an 03 jetta, so I am familiar with the...

      The gf had an 03 jetta, so I am familiar with the interior. It looked great but seemed to scratch and scuff easily.

      Anyone know if the 14k price seems too high?
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      04 VR6 vs 09 2.0T

      I purchased an 09 GTI last year, but now I have a dog, am engaged, and need extra cash for wedding/house etc.

      I am contemplating downsizing my car but still want something of the same calibur.
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    12. That's what I've found online, warranties being...

      That's what I've found online, warranties being denied due to claims of the tire being curbed.

      And to the above poster, I did read the warranty, and it spells out leaking, flats, but nothing to...
    13. Bubble in tire, does tire warranty cover it?

      Found a bubble in my tire on the GTI today. I purchased the extended tire and wheel warranty when I bought the car which claims it covers all tire damage for 5 years, does anyone know if it covers...
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      Does anyone know how much the stock DMF can...

      Does anyone know how much the stock DMF can handle? From what I understand about DMFs, they can slip if there is too much load.
    15. What are symptoms of dirty valves. Poor mpg and...

      What are symptoms of dirty valves.<p>Poor mpg and power?
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      Guess they don't want iPad users to buy a VW

      Guess they don't want iPad users to buy a VW <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
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      Re: (rigti9)

      The point was that high flow filters filter less...doesn't matter if it's a cold air intake, sentra, toyota, audi, it holds true.<p>Will it hurt your turbo? No. Is it worth the money? Maybe.
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      I had a K&N filter on my old sentra's CAI and my...

      I had a K&N filter on my old sentra's CAI and my oil analysis results were always higher in silicon than normal. Sure sign of more dirt getting through.
    19. As said, it's the evap system looking for...

      As said, it's the evap system looking for pressure leaks.<p>I believe if the gas cap isn't on it will throw a gas cap light. If it's a slow leak you might get the check engine light.
    20. How is this any different than BBQ sauce packets...

      How is this any different than BBQ sauce packets that have been around for years...
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