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    Thread: What did you do to your passat today?

    1. Member izzo's Avatar
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      08-22-2007 07:26 PM #101
      You cannot put in what the suggested capacity is,
      unless you drain the differential or something.
      When I changed it last summer, I was able to put like
      a quarter and 3/4 maybe, and that's with the front of the
      car raised up in the sky.

    2. 08-28-2007 10:19 PM #102
      Cursed, sweet talked, and cursed some more while listening to ominous sounds emminating from the transmision's general direction.
      The thread pertaining to this is labeled "HELP VW Passat Trans Noises." If you know anything useful and posses even the semblance of a heart you'll go post on it. Pretty Please with sugar on top, I'm desperate.

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      08-29-2007 10:19 AM #103
      Installed 42DD test pipe and Wayne Schmidt OBDII blocker. It sounds DOPE!!!
      Daily Driven

      Whatta you lookin at butthead

    4. 08-29-2007 12:40 PM #104
      used it as parts/tools table, lifting the yota this week [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-30-2007 03:48 PM #105
      broke it..

      then fixed it
      I GOT GREAT HEAD room

    6. 08-30-2007 10:26 PM #106
      umm well nothing really just gazed at it as i walked by i cant wait to have her running so i can drive her to work instead of taking the crappy bus...soon soon soon i will ..

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      08-30-2007 10:59 PM #107
      Yesterday I put in my 70.00 sub,amp,box combo.Gotta love craigslist and the pawn shop. MAn that thing beats like no other!!

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      08-31-2007 10:19 PM #108
      let's see....
      last saturday i got brand new OEM headlight from a car in the JY, joey modded them that night.
      last wednesday my car was involved in a very minor fender bender....notified the insurance and dropped it off at the body shop for an estimate...insurance told me its a total loss...
      yesterday i removed the rear bumper to see how bad it really was, and none of the core supports have a mark on them so its just minor sheet metal to fix, so that made up my mind.
      today i bought it back from the insurance company so i can fix it, i will take pics of the damage to bring with me to vehicle inspection after it is fixed, when they see the extent of the damage they will not give it a salvaged title, here in washington there is certain criteria a vehicle has to fall under to give it a salvage title, and it has to meet all of the criteria, my car only meets one of the three things it has to meet, so it shouldn't get a salvage title at all.

    9. 09-01-2007 02:25 AM #109
      I walked in the garage and noticed it's been a week on the jack stands since i touched it.

    10. 09-01-2007 05:34 PM #110
      took a picture of it with my sr5
      yes yes...i will lower it

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      09-01-2007 08:34 PM #111
      Got my interior back together mostly after doing extensive harness mods, fixes, dash mods and a new heater core. Came out of it with airbag light, ABS hydrolic pump code, and Hvac that doesn't work quite they way it used to. Next is crack pipe/thermostat houseing, water pump, coolant flush and change for G12.
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    12. 09-01-2007 09:24 PM #112
      What did I do to my Passat today.... I went and Bought it!
      it's a 97 GLX wagon, beat to isht, body wise and high miles, it was only 800 bucks however, so it's all good!! It needs a heater core done, it's bypassed right now, and the power steering is not working well, hopefully both easy fixes. I saw the heater core replacemnt FAQ, looks easy but time consuming, the good thing is, everything else works, all electrics, including heated seats, all windows, doors,etc work, drives nice, my first VR6, my 11th VW, it's gonna be a GREAT winter beater!!!

    13. 09-01-2007 09:57 PM #113
      The one thing I did do to my "new" Passat, other than race-er- drive it home was I put in the 4 digit code in, radio now works, PO had jury rigged stereo- no radio, stock one was there, he just didn't know how to put the code in, and didn't realize the code was written on the side of the radio....

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      09-01-2007 10:09 PM #114
      today i replaced the rear bumper the right outer tail light, the power mirror switch, the airbag/brake/abs lightand the VW emblem on the grille, i also installed my new headlights.
      and i got a quote to get all the dings and dents fixed and a colplete respray.....if they are open tomorrow i will be dropping it off and should have it back by friday

    15. 09-02-2007 02:08 AM #115
      nice post up pictures, its that bad that the airbages deployed?

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      09-02-2007 02:25 AM #116
      Quote, originally posted by lilDevil »
      nice post up pictures, its that bad that the airbages deployed?

      no the airbags are fine....the clips on the dummy light broke so i had to get a new one
      the bumper is green....i'll get pics tomorrow

    17. 09-02-2007 02:53 AM #117
      looked at it!

    18. 09-03-2007 12:39 AM #118
      I pretty much have the entire top end of the engine compartment out. Thought I had a bad head gasket, but turned out to be old head bolts and severely clogged exhaust valve on # 6, showed no compression, the car just died and i don't have vag and no vw shop. so I ordered a new gasket and bolts, ups is not delivering on the long weekend.
      So Today I flushed all remaining coolant from the block, dremeled the sticky valve and preped for the day when I get my parts.

    19. 09-03-2007 10:14 AM #119
      I just wondering to make a lather seat covers and waitting for my FK angle eye which's bring from DE by my friend.

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      09-03-2007 05:10 PM #120
      well today i gave it a well needed wash, some detailing and the euro plate and then tinted tails



    21. 09-03-2007 06:52 PM #121
      well over the past few days i have...
      -flushed coolant and put in new thermostat housing, thermostat,
      and coolant sensors.
      -Put in my bfi stage .5 motor mounts.
      -installed a new back up light switch,
      -hooked up my rear fogs.
      -put in a new antenna base and bfi stubby antenna.
      -polished my intake mani.

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      09-03-2007 09:22 PM #122
      today i spent all day preppin mine for paint...i remove literally everything except the window and mirrors.
      i even remove the drip rails and only broke 3 clips
      and all the black stuff i removed got kiwi'd or repainted, i swear its gonna look like a new car when i get it back, i just hope all my prepwork makes it turn out better than their typical paint jobs (Maaco)


      Modified by SoCal_GLI at 6:23 PM 9-3-2007

    23. 09-03-2007 09:36 PM #123
      Quote, originally posted by SilentDawn »
      Came out of it with airbag light,

      You just need to clear the codes and the light will go off. It happens if you disconnect and reconnect the air bags. It did the same thing when I did my heater core.

    24. 09-03-2007 10:05 PM #124
      Brakes, wheels, and suspension.

      Modified by ItZigs at 8:24 AM 9-4-2007


      Modified by ItZigs at 2:45 PM 11-17-2007

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      09-03-2007 10:36 PM #125
      Quote, originally posted by jjwl89 »
      You just need to clear the codes and the light will go off. It happens if you disconnect and reconnect the air bags. It did the same thing when I did my heater core.

      it never showed a code on my scanner or on the VAG.

      newer cars will pop a code for an airbag, but i really dont think ours will

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