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      ok, thanks :thumbup:

      ok, thanks :thumbup:
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      front grill parts sources?

      Any parts source recommendations for a front vent grill , corner head lamps, under hood rain channel?

      Amazon has a $27 corner head lamp. I wonder about the quality. TIA
    3. WTB 2000 B5 wagon ventilation grill, rain chanel Norwalk, CT

      passenger side ventilation grill under headlight is black. rain channel is under the hood right on top of firewall.

      Ray
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      San burdino, that's where they take all the cars...

      San burdino, that's where they take all the cars that get hurt.
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      Oil on sale at Advance

      Looking at the Advance Auto Parts flier , 10 oils to compare in 1 flier.

      Right off the top, something called Mobil Super Synthetic, interesting until realizing not Mobil 1. So it looks like a...
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      I had rims like yours, and that was the only...

      I had rims like yours, and that was the only thing i changed. The larger the diameter you go though, the poorer gas mileage you'll get. Your old rims are sellable too. Some tint and a nice polish...
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      yes, that's right, VCG and cam chain tensioner...

      yes, that's right, VCG and cam chain tensioner seals. Search on these and you'll find plenty of posts. Before you go ahead with this, decide if the PCV system has been serviced in the last 3 years....
    8. Thread: help

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      Ok, but he / you were able to start it and drive...

      Ok, but he / you were able to start it and drive it away. The easiest thing in my mind is to have him help you get it going so you can drive it to a mechanic. A good honest mechanic could be your...
    9. Thread: 2000 2.8 Passat

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      Pal, if that's what this is about, don't bother,...

      Pal, if that's what this is about, don't bother, i'm not interested. You buy the car with the headaches you already know about, you ought to have a better plan than this
    10. Thread: help

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      The seller should have experience with this...

      The seller should have experience with this problem. Why doesn't he help you out?
    11. Thread: help

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      sounds like something sticking in your linkage or...

      sounds like something sticking in your linkage or trans.
      Doesn't sound like it's stuck in neutral, if it stalls by letting out the clutch. If it jerks forward when you let out the clutch, is there...
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      I think the ABS module is the communication...

      I think the ABS module is the communication interface VCDS uses to pull codes, so best bet might be to start by getting the ABS re-built.
    13. Thread: 2000 2.8 Passat

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      When "the key" doesn't start the car, does it...

      When "the key" doesn't start the car, does it crank over during that time?

      If not, do you fiddle around with it until it does?, and what is it that you do between the times it does, and does not...
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      yes, pinch opposite sides of the hose and gently...

      yes, pinch opposite sides of the hose and gently pull away. It's brittle, so you'll be lucky to save any hose more than just a couple of years old.

      The top side hose going from the passenger side...
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      Blizzak WS 50 AZ ...

      Blizzak WS 50 AZ

      http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/yy354/rj2046/cars/VW/VWrightside102_0466.jpg
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      Blizzaks

      no noise and yesterday in my FWD with 6 inches of snow on the ground, i pulled out from behind an SUV, and passed a jeep that was standing still on an uphill grade. :laugh:

      The Nissan SUV was...
    17. Thread: VAG-COM Advice

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      Beware the moderator who is also a parts vendor...

      Beware the moderator who is also a parts vendor on the Vortex VAG COM forum. He kept trying to get me to buy unnecessary parts. He also withheld information in failing to answer my questions...
    18. Thread: Temp sender?

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      A bad coolant temp sensor usually causes a...

      A bad coolant temp sensor usually causes a starting problem, not what you describe.

      There is level sensor in the overflow tank though that should be an easy check.
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      I'd be happy with that deal. cheers! :thumbup: Good work
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      In the thread i referenced in my last post, the...

      In the thread i referenced in my last post, the problem turned out to be a faulty ignition coil. I would check for spark at the spark plug using a long screwdriver the next time this problem occurs.
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