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    1. Member G60ING's Avatar
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      02-03-2020 01:32 PM #26
      If and when you want to got back to stock the hose part is available or was a couple months ago on eBay for $20 or so.

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    3. Member G60ING's Avatar
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      02-03-2020 01:37 PM #27
      Sorry no vacuum line diagrams handy, I checked the self study guide and didn’t see anything.

      I’ve seen the hard plastic lines sometimes crack at the union, do you still have good brake pedal pressure? If not it’s probably for the evap system. The only vacuum line for the engine operation is for the intake manifold solienoid and it has a dedicated vacuum port near the throttle body on the back side of the plenum near the bottom.

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      02-03-2020 01:49 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by G60ING View Post
      Sorry no vacuum line diagrams handy, I checked the self study guide and didn’t see anything.

      I’ve seen the hard plastic lines sometimes crack at the union, do you still have good brake pedal pressure? If not it’s probably for the evap system. The only vacuum line for the engine operation is for the intake manifold solienoid and it has a dedicated vacuum port near the throttle body on the back side of the plenum near the bottom.
      The pedal pressure seems pretty good, but I'm not sure what to compare it against . It stops fine both gently and emergency stop (people are jerks). When I can I'll snap some photos of where I found the leak and trace some lines to see where it actually goes.

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      02-12-2020 12:07 PM #29
      Random update: No work done on the car recently, but took a 350 mile round trip yesterday. A few tiny stumbles on lower rpm and moderate decent load (think climbing a grade in high gear at 70 mph), but managed to get 24 MPG or so (mostly rolling hills of southern OH / WV) with a vacuum leak, god knows how old plugs, and winter blend 87 octane with a huge dose of techron in it to help clean (I know she 'requires' premium but in my parts its 40% more per gallon)... so I was pretty pleased overall. Eats up the miles like nothing.

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      02-12-2020 12:55 PM #30
      24mpg is normal for me at highway speeds and not trying to extract mpg.

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      02-13-2020 12:17 AM #31
      They’re fantastic road trip cars. Once you get it tuned up you should be able to get up near 27-28mpg on a trip like that. Trouble is you don’t get to hear the wookie if you’re going for MPGs
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      02-14-2020 06:55 PM #32
      Can you post some pictures of this car please? I keep coming back to this thread hoping there are some in here but no deal. Although I like my CC, I sure miss the 2010 Passat I used to have.
      Side note, has anyone else noticed that you RARELY see this generation of Passat anymore? I know the newest one is 10 years old now but it's like they dropped off the face of the planet.

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      02-15-2020 11:20 AM #33
      They all must be up here in Michigan. I see them all around here. Mostly FWD models but some 4motion too. With a good mix of sedan's and wagon's

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      02-17-2020 09:27 AM #34
      Another 400 miles this weekend, 24 MPG spot on again - hand calculated as well, matched right up with the MFD. Was happy about that.

      I let the wookie out a few times, gotta clean out that carbon, ya know?

      I too rarely see B6s at all anywhere in my parts, let alone 4motion ones. Feels like I'm the only one around here.

      I'll get some pictures of her up when I can, but as a forewarning, she IS 14 years old now She has some light rust spots from living in the north all her life (front fender wells [which seems common] even though its not much at all, and a couple spots on the hood where the paint was chipped who knows how long ago and has started to rust since, some scrapes in the front passenger door have started to rust from being exposed), it's dirty as heck from winter, has a couple dings and scrapes from prior owners, and the paint itself needs love (all to be worked on when spring rolls around), BUT overall she still looks a dang good car after 142k.
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