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      ABSOLUTELY do not load or even look at the...

      ABSOLUTELY do not load or even look at the software provided with an eBay cable! They're almost universally loaded with destructive viruses. Download a fresh copy from the Ross-Tech site.
    2. Huh. I'd be more inclined to call it an upgrade...

      Huh. I'd be more inclined to call it an upgrade if the installation preserved the factory arrangement, with separate woofers and tweeters. It seems the Soumatrix goes back to the 70's, with co-axial...
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      A battery that has been sitting dead for a couple...

      A battery that has been sitting dead for a couple of years probably isn't worth much; I'd replace it. The engine will not start if the CCM isn't working. Have you installed the new one yet? Have you...
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      My first guess is your replacement module is...

      My first guess is your replacement module is defective - about par for the course with automotive electrics sold through eBay. Does it work differently from the original module?

      Also, for many...
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      Yes, looking into the spark plug hole shows you...

      Yes, looking into the spark plug hole shows you the piston crown and perhaps part of the cylinder head, comprising together the combustion chamber. You should be seeing a relatively smooth layer of...
    6. I'd say 5 liters. Total capacity is 9, pan drop...

      I'd say 5 liters. Total capacity is 9, pan drop and filter change, 6; simple drain as I assume was done is about 4.5.
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      It may be normal. The turbocharger doesn't really...

      It may be normal. The turbocharger doesn't really begin to spool until almost 3000 RPM, and without that it's a 90HP engine in a 3300 lb. car. The 1.8T Passat will always be somewhat slow off the...
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      Unusual. Sure it's coolant? One possibility is...

      Unusual. Sure it's coolant? One possibility is that the neck of the heater core is leaking into the water plenum (where the battery sits). The coolant then goes into the drain holes in the plenum,...
    9. If it helps any, you're in good company - in the...

      If it helps any, you're in good company - in the average year, we see two or three people on the forums who do the same thing. A lesson, perhaps, in reading the service manual before you address VW...
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      The PES is the supercharger option I mentioned....

      The PES is the supercharger option I mentioned. It's $4000 new, requires some fiddling and supporting mods, and the software it runs on is kinda crappy. A couple of the guys over at PassatWorld have...
    11. Thread: Fog lights

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      Aye. You twist for headlights, pull out for fogs....

      Aye. You twist for headlights, pull out for fogs. A green fog light icon will light up around the switch to tell you they're on.
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      Or, rather, save your money for the best possible...

      Or, rather, save your money for the best possible maintenance, and repairs. I don't know about "tired", but it truly is a family sedan (if the German idea of one) and has little "hop up" potential.
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      Secret to the 1.8T is oil. Use a VW 502.00 spec...

      Secret to the 1.8T is oil. Use a VW 502.00 spec synthetic oil (usually 5w40) change it exactly according to schedule, and use the updated, larger oil filter. If you ever get an oil pressure warning,...
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      Nothing, as long as you don't consider them...

      Nothing, as long as you don't consider them performance mods.

      Lowering the suspension, as long as not taken to extremes, is purely cosmetic and will not improve handling. Dropping it more than an...
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      What he said. I've owned almost a dozen VW's and...

      What he said. I've owned almost a dozen VW's and always had good luck with Bilstein.
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      No useful/cost effective mode for the V6 aside...

      No useful/cost effective mode for the V6 aside from a $4000 supercharger setup. Most of the rest is negative: DON'T lower the car, put on oversize wheels, or monkey with the intake/air cleaner.

      DO...
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      Most likely you dislodged or damaged one of the...

      Most likely you dislodged or damaged one of the wheel speed sensors. Try removing them, cleaning off any dirt or debris, and re-seating them. If that doesn't work, carefully examine the wiring to...
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      You probably used the wrong bulb; a single...

      You probably used the wrong bulb; a single filament bulb instead of the proper dual-filament.
    19. Thread: audi exhaust

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      No.

      No.
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      (GRIN) That would be a smart thing to do, not a...

      (GRIN) That would be a smart thing to do, not a common thing to do. You don't get far assuming people are smart. Hope they can find the service records, and it can be confirmed as having a timing...
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