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    1. Good luck! Be sure to get lots of baggies and a...

      Good luck! Be sure to get lots of baggies and a note pad before you start. I like to put any screws, etc in a bag with a note where they came from. Makes putting it all back together much less...
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      Check all the brown wires (brown in ground on...

      Check all the brown wires (brown in ground on VW's) where they attach to car body. Sometimes these ground connections get rusty or cruddy and cause all sorts of electrical problems.
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      There is a forum at the VCDS (ross-tech.com)...

      There is a forum at the VCDS (ross-tech.com) site. It doesn't get a ton of traffic but you might ask there.
    4. Have you checked the condition of the plugs? The...

      Have you checked the condition of the plugs? The CTS (coolant temperature sensor) can fail and cause the car to run rich or lean. There are 2 sensors in the CTS, one goes to the dash for the temp...
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      I have used 3 of the dieselgeek panzer skid...

      I have used 3 of the dieselgeek panzer skid plates and IMHO they are awesome. Fit well, go on/off very easily, last forever and they provide much more protection for the engine than any plastic...
    6. I would clear the codes and drive the car a bit...

      I would clear the codes and drive the car a bit to see which ones come back. Some may just be nuisance codes that don't mean anything.

      The two 02 sensor codes could be bad sensors or bad wires...
    7. Yeah, thanks for that. I have a leaking hose on...

      Yeah, thanks for that. I have a leaking hose on my car (#10 in picture) and a replacement on order from FCP Euro and while I think it will be a straight-forward job to replace it a picture is...
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      I have an OEM ABS module from a 2002 that works. ...

      I have an OEM ABS module from a 2002 that works. I sent it in for repair and was told it was fine. When I looked at the car I found a broken wire to one of the sensors :banghead:
      Anyway, it's...
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      I would 1) get a mechanical oil pressure gauge on...

      I would 1) get a mechanical oil pressure gauge on it and test the oil pressure hot and cold and 2) not drive it anymore until you figure out what is going on.
    10. I'm not sure if this was a typo but a 2008 is not...

      I'm not sure if this was a typo but a 2008 is not a B5. I imagine it is a B6 although you should check that. I'm not sure if this affects the recall or not so just FYI.
    11. This never applied to me so I might be off a bit...

      This never applied to me so I might be off a bit on the details but my understanding is that the recall was to 'inspect' the tank and replacement was only done if it was deemed necessary. So the...
    12. Ross-tech.com has a good write-up on how replace...

      Ross-tech.com has a good write-up on how replace the ECU. You probably need to have the PIN from the current ECU so if it's completely dead that could be a problem. Maybe the dealer could help at...
    13. I'm no expert but from what I've heard once the...

      I'm no expert but from what I've heard once the ABS module is repaired it is better than new and lasts a long time. It shouldn't take much to just unplug the ABS to test it though so it might still...
    14. This symptom is often the result of a bad ABS...

      This symptom is often the result of a bad ABS module. Try unplugging the electronic part of the ABS module to see if that helps. If that's the problem you will have to replace that part or send...
    15. Links don't always work but here is what I was...

      Links don't always work but here is what I was referring to:

      https://store.034motorsport.com/breather-hose-kit-aug-awm-amb-b5-b6-audi-a4-volkswagen-passat-1-8t-reinforced-silicone.html
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      The upstream sensor can't measure the cat at all...

      The upstream sensor can't measure the cat at all since it is before the cat. It has to be the downstream sensor.

      In general, the upstream sensor provides feedback to the ECU to control the...
    17. 034 Motor Sports sells a nice aftermarket kit...

      034 Motor Sports sells a nice aftermarket kit that is an ungrade from OEM in many folkss opinion. Otherwise, you will need to clean the parts that can be cleaned and replace the parts that are...
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      There should be 3 letter code engraved on a tab...

      There should be 3 letter code engraved on a tab on the head. It's near the front on the side. Possible engine types are AWM, AEB, ATW and maybe a few I'm forgetting. Once you have that you should...
    19. Congrats!

      Congrats!
    20. I'd start with the PCV system. With that few...

      I'd start with the PCV system. With that few miles on the car it was probably used for mostly short trips. Lots of short trips won't get the oil hot enough to boil off condensation so the oil...
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