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      The odometer and clock are supposed to stay on;...

      The odometer and clock are supposed to stay on; that's normal. As far as the rest, you have a bad battery, bad battery connection, or a power drain. If a drain, it can be a challenge to find. For me,...
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      That's the size and shape he's trying to...

      That's the size and shape he's trying to reproduce, but he wants to make it out of aluminum, presumably for extra protection. The guy who bought one from Partsgeek reports it's much thinner and...
    3. I'd reset the codes, wait a bit, and scan again....

      I'd reset the codes, wait a bit, and scan again. Some of those could be from the battery being disconnected. You may have a leak in the charge hose that goes across the front of the car; the code...
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      As automatics go, they're quite good. Pretty...

      As automatics go, they're quite good. Pretty reliable, though expensive to fix if they DO go wrong. Interesting thing is, the manufacturer recommends 60,000 mile fluid changes, while VW claims the...
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      He's talking about the unsupported version from...

      He's talking about the unsupported version from RossTech which is indeed free. As such, it's certainly worthwhile, especially for people who can't afford $250+ for the full version. RossTech doesn't...
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      It means you have an emissions problem, and you...

      It means you have an emissions problem, and you should take it to a workshop. ;) Beyond that, you'll have to have someone scan it for codes. Write the exact numbers down and get back to us. They'll...
    7. Yes, they have an internal shutter. You can read...

      Yes, they have an internal shutter. You can read more about it HERE. If you want to replace the headlight bulbs (HID capsules, actually) on the W8 you need to take the front bumper off.

      Gas...
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      I was quoted $500 by a dealer to do the cam chain...

      I was quoted $500 by a dealer to do the cam chain adjuster gasket on a 1.8T. It would be twice as much on a V6 (two gaskets). So, he has a W8 or an insane dealership.
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      Does your car have the Monsoon audio system with...

      Does your car have the Monsoon audio system with the trunk mounted amplifier? Is the head unit in the dash original?
    10. As thscott said, if the lenses are clouded at...

      As thscott said, if the lenses are clouded at all, it can make a huge difference in the lighting, and this is true of your bi-xenons as well as the standard headlights he has. If that's the case, a...
    11. On the W8, the headlights are a fairly unusual...

      On the W8, the headlights are a fairly unusual "bi-xenon" setup. It uses the same HID capsule for the low and high beams; there's a mechanical shutter that moves to change the beam pattern. The W8...
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      I can't imagine how. A really shot CV joint will...

      I can't imagine how. A really shot CV joint will have a little bit of play in it, but I'd hardly call taking up that slack "hesitation."
    13. In Mobil 1, the 502.00 approved oil is the 0w40,...

      In Mobil 1, the 502.00 approved oil is the 0w40, as opposed to the usual 5w40. How much depends on which engine; the 1.8T is about 4.5, the V6 about 6.5. But fill to the line on the dipstick, don't...
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      To each his own.

      To each his own.
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      First I've heard of that, but if true is good...

      First I've heard of that, but if true is good news. If they're willing to replace virtually all the moving parts in the car, then I don't see how you could pass that up. I just don't see where it...
    16. I've never seen it as a PDF anywhere. VW still...

      I've never seen it as a PDF anywhere. VW still sells them, for ridiculous money; better to check eBay or your local junkyard.
    17. Sure. Connect the jumper cables...

      Sure. Connect the jumper cables negative-to-negative, positive-to-positive. Not a bad ice to rev the engine of the other car when starting.
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      We'll know more after the transmission pan is...

      We'll know more after the transmission pan is done. The problems might have been low fluid. If not, the dealer is going to have to replace the transmission. Note to Chubblez: if the transmission acts...
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      Given the 540iT and M5, I suspect this isn't the...

      Given the 540iT and M5, I suspect this isn't the OP's first rodeo, and I wish him the best. But, I'd be extraordinarily wary of a car being offered for sale with so many obvious problems and damages.
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      Pretty sure VAG.COM only allows you to toggle...

      Pretty sure VAG.COM only allows you to toggle factory pre-defined settings, not load new ECU or TCM software.
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