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    1. I agree--it doesn't make sense. Sounds like...

      I agree--it doesn't make sense. Sounds like someone at the dealer doesn't know what he or she is talking about, or has a very poor command of language.
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      I'd be more concerned about what might've...

      I'd be more concerned about what might've happened when the engine didn't seem to have oil.
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      Check voltages: across the battery, across the...

      Check voltages: across the battery, across the alternator output and the engine block, etc.
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    5. Sometimes the cause behind a big wash of codes...

      Sometimes the cause behind a big wash of codes like yours is a bad ground system. It takes a lot of current to start the engine, charge the battery, run the engine and accessories, etc. A good ground...
    6. The fact that the car runs is a somewhat...

      The fact that the car runs is a somewhat encouraging sign.

      Do you have a multimeter available?
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      Strut bearings are pretty inexpensive. Unless...

      Strut bearings are pretty inexpensive. Unless they were really new, I'd have a couple new ones on hand to install if I were going through the trouble of taking it all apart.
    8. Only if your driver side door has bad (cracked)...

      Only if your driver side door has bad (cracked) solder joints.
    9. Can you read any codes on VCDS?

      Can you read any codes on VCDS?
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      Well, you asked a pretty elementary question and...

      Well, you asked a pretty elementary question and didn't indicate that you had any clue where to go with it.
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      Check for what's short-circuiting the power...

      Check for what's short-circuiting the power outlet. :what:
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      Have you done any checking with a voltmeter?

      Have you done any checking with a voltmeter?
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      A mounting bolt spinning freely is not a good...

      A mounting bolt spinning freely is not a good sign. Usually it means stripped threads or that the threaded mounting point is broken, allowing it to spin.

      If the latter, find a shop that does...
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      Run VCDS and check for any codes. Check for a...

      Run VCDS and check for any codes.

      Check for a vacuum or PCV leak.
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      A couple months ago on my car the solenoid would...

      A couple months ago on my car the solenoid would make a weak sound when I pulled up on the switch but the door wouldn't open. I pulled the switch out and sprayed contact cleaner into it--gave it a...
    16. Sludging is a serious condition; a couple little...

      Sludging is a serious condition; a couple little plastic bits that catch in the screen is a harmless one.
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      This is the stuff. I believe I got it at an Ace...

      This is the stuff. I believe I got it at an Ace Hardware store. It's made by a company called Norvey.

      http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31FttTO%2BIgL.jpg

      I figured it couldn't hurt, it's...
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      For several months I had a similar issue that was...

      For several months I had a similar issue that was really hard to nail down. I even had a local VW specialist garage have at it for a couple days. They couldn't find anything in particular, but...
    19. If you had sludging, you really can't blame the...

      If you had sludging, you really can't blame the little plastic bits.
    20. So they weren't actually in the tube as you said,...

      So they weren't actually in the tube as you said, but were caught in the screen. Thanks for the clarification.

      Sounds like you had some significant oil problem, but it wasn't related to some bits...
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