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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old June 18th, 2017, 07:47   #1
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If anyone is thinking of skid platting a 2015 Passat, you can use the 2012 to 14 ones if you buy a different front bracket for the air breather side,, I confirmed it with Evolution,
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If anyone is thinking of skid platting a 2015 Passat, you can use the 2012 to 14 ones if you buy a different front bracket for the air breather side,, I confirmed it with Evolution,
I put an EVO skidplate on my 2015 last year. I was told that I got the first one which was adapted to fit a 2015.
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Good to know. That'll be my first mod. Cheap fiber covers are a pet peeve of mine.

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Good to know. That'll be my first mod. Cheap fiber covers are a pet peeve of mine.
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I had an EVO skidplate on my previous Jetta. Bought it after a friends Jetta had an expensive dealer oilpan replacement caused by ice punching a hole into it.
The EVO skidplate looked like it went through 2 world wars went I traded it a year ago. I know that one time I could not avoid something on the road and heard this awful bang. Just made a big scratch on the skidplate !
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I believe EVO wants you to use it in combination with the fiber cover, for sound deadening, but I'm going to use spray-on undercoating instead.

I'm also buying a new Topsider when the time comes, so I shouldn't have to take the skidplate off at all except to service the DSG.

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I believe EVO wants you to use it in combination with the fiber cover, for sound deadening, but I'm going to use spray-on undercoating instead.
I'm also buying a new Topsider when the time comes, so I shouldn't have to take the skidplate off at all except to service the DSG.
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You have to remove the skidplate to get at the oil filter !
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Old July 8th, 2017, 00:14   #7
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You have to remove the skidplate to get at the oil filter !
Well that answers one of my questions: Where the hell is the oil filter?

Nerts. Oh well.

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