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    1. It was my cat breaking at the flange.. Just had...

      It was my cat breaking at the flange.. Just had rewelded ..

      Was getting 29mpg without cat attached to car at 70mph
    2. Updates.. Just had wagon carbon cleaned by dealer...

      Updates.. Just had wagon carbon cleaned by dealer in Hyannis mass.

      Had my cat rewelded as it blew off while on highway the other day.. Still was getting 29 mpg..

      Also fixed a few minor things...
    3. Loud swoosh in top gear fsi beast wagon

      I was on highway about 75-80 mph and pressed firmly on gas pedal to pass and got the loudest ever pressurized air leak sounding from turbo side of engine.. Car accelerated during this noise and did...
    4. Yes some updates... Hatch came out perfect.....

      Yes some updates... Hatch came out perfect.. Sorry it's been almost a month..

      I decided on flat black primer.. Looks great. Sorry it's so much trouble to post a pic around here.

      Been busy...
    5. I'm sure it ran better with premium fuel.. I be...

      I'm sure it ran better with premium fuel.. I be experimented once with 87 octane but engine really runs well on 93! It's worth the extra few dollars.

      I'm sure cleaning (spraying manifold)...
    6. Update, since having cleared codes yesterday...

      Update, since having cleared codes yesterday afternoon. Car started up this morning but it was 44 degrees F so it took a whole second to crank and fire but ran smooth.. I did notice a little...
    7. Alright,, Went to advanced auto today to read...

      Alright,,

      Went to advanced auto today to read and clear codes..
      Girl at the counter gave me the scanner to play with cause she was the only attendant working..

      Per the scanner all systems...
    8. Just chiming in to your thread.. I'm also...

      Just chiming in to your thread.. I'm also recently getting random misfires. Cylinder 2 and 4. Occasionally a check engine light appeared in the last few months and usually clear itself within a day...
    9. Thanks again Evan... Yes I am sanding rust and...

      Thanks again Evan... Yes I am sanding rust and priming.

      Seems like it should work well with good prep..

      I don't have time to deal with dealer on rust warranty, besides it's mostly surface...
    10. Thanks!... I'm gunna give white plasti dip a...

      Thanks!...

      I'm gunna give white plasti dip a try this weekend for the hatch...

      Should have great success...
      Thanks again
    11. Ok ill look into rattle can ... Im good with a...

      Ok ill look into rattle can ... Im good with a can of spray paint.. Funny plasti dip is porous,,, people are covering their entire vehicles in it and pressure wash them... huh...

      Again i was going...
    12. Can't afford to respray car. Not respect. Sorry

      Can't afford to respray car. Not respect. Sorry
    13. Plasti dip rear hatch on wagon.( using rattle can).. Insight welcome

      My hatch is in bad shape with surface rust and dealer gave me a load of bs ...

      My thoughts.. Ill sand out rust, prime then black dip the hatch..

      Car is white..

      My questions, is plastic dip...
    14. 07 passat wagon 2.0T tire option

      Am considering snow tires and wondering if slightly narrower 205/55/16 might be good option to factory size 215/55/16.

      Overall diameter is within 1/4 inch(smaller), width works with factory steel...
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      yellow snow

      This storm caused all sorts of troubles... here's one I need help with..


      After moving my car from its spot overnight noticed yellow snow, two spots in line with each other about the width of...
    16. Thanks for the quick reply! DAMN! That's a lot...

      Thanks for the quick reply!

      DAMN! That's a lot of money.. its only about 16 sq. Ft or less in area the hatch..

      I might do my own body work repair and paint.. I'm amazing with a can of spray...
    17. Respray hatch on B6 passat wagon-what to expect

      Howdy and TIA!

      I want to repair my hatch on my wagon.. minor rust from scratches to paint and wear on rear windshield spoiler(prob from prev owner leaning skis and crap against the body)

      Id...
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      Timing job quotes inside....

      I called around for quotes for a complete timing job today and got three responses.

      1) Dealer about 1200 inclusive.. enough said.

      2) High end dealer alternative shop. 1400 inclusive. Nice...
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      I plugged the front pcv, with two rubber plugs,...

      I plugged the front pcv, with two rubber plugs, leaving only the tube down to the oil filter housing untouched..

      After 200 miles switched back to stock.. didn't want to f with it yet..

      I also...
    20. thermostat/temp sensor replaced and valve cover gasket with rusty camshafts??

      I hit ecs up for the thermostat/temp sensor and some other stuff, valve cover plugs etc..

      The thermostat job took 4 hours to complete including topping coolant and was a typical vw repair in my...
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