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      (Sigh) OK, Nick, what do you have so far? A spare...

      (Sigh) OK, Nick, what do you have so far? A spare VR6 engine? A W8 Passat of some type? Some other Passat? Nothing? Unless you're a master mechanic and fabricator, instead of attempting an untried...
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      As I've never seen or heard of the VR6 in the B5,...

      As I've never seen or heard of the VR6 in the B5, and none appear in the North American production numbers, I can't tell you where to go for information. I've never even heard of anyone trying that...
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      The sunshade was never offered by VW in a powered...

      The sunshade was never offered by VW in a powered version. I'm not sure how you'd do that (motor in the headliner? cords pulling the shade up?) but I very much doubt it would be worth the trouble.
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      Haven't needed to take mine apart, but I'm pretty...

      Haven't needed to take mine apart, but I'm pretty sure you'll need to replace the rear deck cover, as well. The standard one doesn't have an opening...
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      What's your level of expertise? On a modern...

      What's your level of expertise? On a modern computer controlled car, installing a different engine is by default a large operation. In addition to the engine, you'll be swapping the engine control...
    6. This is going to sound spectacularly stupid, but...

      This is going to sound spectacularly stupid, but please climb under and confirm that both driveshafts are still connected at both ends. I haven't seen a Passat automatic transmission failure that...
    7. He said he doesn't have power seats. Wiring,...

      He said he doesn't have power seats. Wiring, control module, and CCM will be needed.
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      I'm still not getting you. Late 2004 and 2005 B5...

      I'm still not getting you. Late 2004 and 2005 B5 Passats have LED's in the mirrors, replacing the side markers in the front fenders. Was that the question?
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      Generally, your repair options are to replace the...

      Generally, your repair options are to replace the fluid or replace the transmission. Guess which to try first?
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      And some of those people find heater hose...

      And some of those people find heater hose (intended for liquid) pinches shut when curved too tightly with air in them. I understand the actual corrugated pipes are expensive, but use substitutes with...
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      Simply Googleing the part number brought up a...

      Simply Googleing the part number brought up a plethora of sources, including germanautoparts.com. Apparently, the Audi A4 uses the same cable (no surprise) and it's still available as an Audi part.
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      Complexity is in the eye of the beholder. When I...

      Complexity is in the eye of the beholder. When I started driving, a PCV valve was an inch long, cost $5, and was a press fit into the air cleaner. BTW, no one recommended replacing the entire PCV...
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      I'd go by what's under the hood rather than...

      I'd go by what's under the hood rather than what's on the trunk lid. Unless someone did a difficult and pointless engine swap into your 2003, you don't have a VR6. They may have stuck on the badge....
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      First, we need to determine what car and engine...

      First, we need to determine what car and engine you have. You're in the B5 forum but mention the VR6 engine, which was only installed in B4 Passats. Assuming you have the 2.8L V6 in 1998-2005 B5's,...
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      Yes, that's a lot. VW corporate, for warranty...

      Yes, that's a lot. VW corporate, for warranty purposes, calls for a max of 1 qt/1000 miles. Most cars do far less. My 2004, at 125k, currently leaks a quart per 4000 through the valve cover gasket...
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      What are you calling excessive? Fairly normal for...

      What are you calling excessive? Fairly normal for a turbocharged engine to go through some oil; but in the case of the 1.8T the vast majority of losses are usually leaks.
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      I'd need more and better pics to be sure, but I'm...

      I'd need more and better pics to be sure, but I'm seeing hood, headlight, upper and lower grilles, bumper cover, radiator, radiator support, airbags, trim... your number may be a little high, but...
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      Continually running the fuel very low is hard on...

      Continually running the fuel very low is hard on the pump; letting it run dry is often fatal. (The pump is cooled and lubricated by the gasoline). I suggest fuel pump as well, they fail much more...
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      The Passat gods have smiled upon you. That's the...

      The Passat gods have smiled upon you. That's the cheapest and easiest coolant leak to fix there is. Unless, of course, you replaced the coolant tank with an aftermarket one. Then it will probably...
    20. GTI's are generally well-used and abused. I...

      GTI's are generally well-used and abused. I wouldn't.
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