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      Did you make sure you brought the intake valve...

      Did you make sure you brought the intake valve temperature way up, after the engine had warmed up, for about 20-30 minutes, on a regular basis? Again, driving hard on a US highway will not do this...
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      Yes, of course. The valves are designed to...

      Yes, of course. The valves are designed to self-clean at high operating temperature. But outside a handy Autobahn, you can only reach said temperature when driving hard under load for ~ 20 minutes...
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      So, I take it that's some type of non-IRS - but...

      So, I take it that's some type of non-IRS - but what, exactly? Does the Buick Verano have the same type of rear suspension?
    4. I am pretty sure retrofitting the PP would also...

      I am pretty sure retrofitting the PP would also entail a different front open differential, a different control module, ECU programming, a different front right axle, and perhaps stronger side axles...
    5. XDS and TCL don't help in many slow-speed winter...

      XDS and TCL don't help in many slow-speed winter scenarios, which is the reason you are supposed to switch off TCL, then.



      No, read my posts above. With the "front LSD" of the PP, you get...
    6. Poll: I'll wait until later. My priorities are a bit...

      I'll wait until later.

      My priorities are a bit different, now, and my finances are a bit up in the air.

      My first priority is to replace my Passat with a MkVII sportwagen, which needs to be a MT...
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      Well, have you checked it, after one, two, or...

      Well, have you checked it, after one, two, or three days after the heavy rainfall (real or simulated with a hose)? Look whether it just drains by itself during that time period, without opening the...
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      You don't say... ;) I heard Putin said that...

      You don't say... ;)

      I heard Putin said that there are no Russian soldiers in Eastern Ukraine, same as there were none in the Crimean usurpation, except there were in Crimea as he later and...
    9. No, it is not. The ECU is the brain, with...

      No, it is not. The ECU is the brain, with assistance from other modules and of course a wide array of sensors. Again, XDS is secondary on cars equipped with this "LSD" (VAQ, or a technique to...
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      Poll: Very good price, indeed. Pretty much everything...

      Very good price, indeed. Pretty much everything has been said here, already (except perhaps that it actually has a sport suspension from factory; just not quite as harsh as the GTI, so it handles...
    11. So, on the VW Germany web site, the 2-door MT GTI...

      So, on the VW Germany web site, the 2-door MT GTI is 1,351 kg (2,972 lbs), the PP is 1,382 kg (3,040 lbs). That is a difference of ~2% or 68 lbs - about half as much as claimed above, and some...
    12. James White's opinion may have been useful had he...

      James White's opinion may have been useful had he actually driven a PP car. So, yeah - I still trust the many auto journalists who have driven the car much more.

      I agree that the DSG makes the...
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      Yeah, as I said above: A GTD without IRS is...

      Yeah, as I said above: A GTD without IRS is unthinkable, hence the need to have a proper urea tank that does not interfere. Now, VW has known of this requirement since the MQB was developed - hence...
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      Just pasting Jamie's statement, here:

      Just pasting Jamie's statement, here:
    15. I think at least the AWD versions of the cars I...

      I think at least the AWD versions of the cars I mentioned and the Passat and A4 are good candidates, in addition to the GTD. All I am saying is, the more, the merrier - for engine production numbers...
    16. All new VW and Audi engines on the MQB (and MLB?)...

      All new VW and Audi engines on the MQB (and MLB?) platforms appear to have this on the new 2.0TSI. Silao produces a strange mixed breed of an engine, at the moment, that does not yet have this...
    17. I think it is a clever optical illusion, though. ...

      I think it is a clever optical illusion, though. It looks like the roof-line is dropping, but it isn't.

      I was thinking the same thing, though - is this the 4th iteration of the Steppenwolf...
    18. It's also possible that you lost some balance...

      It's also possible that you lost some balance lead(s) while going sideways.
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      Try several different dealers. However, also...

      Try several different dealers.

      However, also remember that the 2015 is not just a new model year, but an entirely new car, altogether (MKVII) - and much better in every possible way. For example,...
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      My car collects about the same after a strong...

      My car collects about the same after a strong rain, when parked on an incline. However, it does drain even with the doors closed - just more slowly. Takes about a day or so. If it didn't drain at...
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