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      Quattro and 4motion are marketing names that just...

      Quattro and 4motion are marketing names that just mean "some kind of AWD". The specific technology used varies. 4motion in the B6 uses a Haldex electronically controlled rear differential, just like...
    2. If it's having trouble both opening and closing,...

      If it's having trouble both opening and closing, it might not be the struts and might instead be something that needs to be cleaned/lubricated. Hinges, struts, etc.?
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      It is a fact that the follower that drives the...

      It is a fact that the follower that drives the HPFP is a different design on the 3.6 than on the 2.0T FSI (2006-2008.5 in the US). The 3.6 has a roller, not tappet (see page 38 of VW's Self Study...
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      No schedule on that either. People with motors...

      No schedule on that either. People with motors with timing belts (like the 2006-2008.5 2.0T in the B6 Passat) usually replace the water pump when the timing belt job is done, since the labor for both...
    5. The motor controller and the latch mechanism are...

      The motor controller and the latch mechanism are capable of storing trouble codes that VAG-COM can read. But my first thought would be that your tailgate struts are wearing out and not giving enough...
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      The 3.6 doesn't have the cam follower problem...

      The 3.6 doesn't have the cam follower problem that the pre-2008 2.0T FSI engines had (it uses a roller instead of a tappet follower for the HPFP). I also hadn't heard that it was affected by the...
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      Your 2006 has the one-piece silver intake...

      Your 2006 has the one-piece silver intake manifold, as opposed to the two-piece black manifold that 2008+ cars got. Unfortunately the one-piece is more labor-intensive to get off. Keep that in mind...
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      No automaker that I know of (VW or otherwise) has...

      No automaker that I know of (VW or otherwise) has ever set a service interval for a timing chain. As long as you change your oil regularly, use the right kind, and none of the guides or tensioners...
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      nater has close to 200,000mi on his 2008 and...

      nater has close to 200,000mi on his 2008 and recently posted his experiences here

      #2 and #3 could both be caused by a vacuum leak. But #3 could also be a case of the high idle problem that seems...
    10. I had a rental Buick Verano for a week this...

      I had a rental Buick Verano for a week this winter when my Passat was in the shop after getting rear-ended. It had the blind spot warning system as well as the forward collision sensor. I turned them...
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      First--"the Crest"? Really? :laugh: ...

      First--"the Crest"? Really? :laugh:

      Second--what I see here is concrete evidence of another American automaker getting serious about the luxury sedan market, which "The Crest" is trying to claim...
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      The thing that made me think "A8" was the...

      The thing that made me think "A8" was the relatively level belt-line and correspondingly low (by today's standards) deck lid, which we could stand to see a lot more of in new car design IMO. The rest...
    13. That is the base, they changed the button colors...

      That is the base, they changed the button colors later on but it is the base model. The Premium 7 looks like these:

      http://www.ebay.com/bhp/vw-premium-7-radio

      Again, buttons can be black or...
    14. ;) Good choice. Sounds like a great find. Does it...

      ;) Good choice. Sounds like a great find. Does it have ACC (radar-assisted cruise control)? That and nav were the only options available in 2008. If it has both it's rare indeed.
    15. AWD shouldn't be a problem unless the Haldex unit...

      AWD shouldn't be a problem unless the Haldex unit or the rear diff ran dry due to a leak or something. There's always the chance of something crapping out at random but overall the AWD system...
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      Swapping in a 3.6 should be relatively simple,...

      Swapping in a 3.6 should be relatively simple, since the external dimensions, accessory mounting locations, etc. are the same as the 3.2. My guess is that you'd need the engine, wiring harness, and...
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      This, along with gearing and which wheels are...

      This, along with gearing and which wheels are getting power.

      For a daily driver, IME, anywhere from 5 to 10 ft-lbs per 100# of car, coming in around 2000rpm and peaking at say 4000rpm works just...
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      Regarding the ride: the Sport suspension is...

      Regarding the ride: the Sport suspension is pretty harsh. I've learned to watch the road ahead closely for potholes. Also, alignment has a HUGE effect in ride quality and should be done at least once...
    19. Could be that you have a loose connection at the...

      Could be that you have a loose connection at the TCM (in the driver's side front wheel well behind the fender liner) and the acceleration is causing it to become disconnected for a moment. Try...
    20. OK, so J605 is the master controller that lives...

      OK, so J605 is the master controller that lives in the driver's side motor, and J756 is the slave that lives in the passenger side motor. J756 also controls the power latch.

      Implausible Signal &...
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