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    SUMMERFEST 2020 IS CANCELLED. NAIAS has been cancelled.

    And NAIAS 2021 has also been cancelled. I guess we will try to regroup for 2022. https://www.motor1.com/news/465543/detroit-auto-show-2021-cancel/
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    it'll get sorted out. We're not going to change the rules just yet.

    it'll get sorted out. We're not going to change the rules just yet.
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    Buying a 2015 Passat after its sat for several years

    I sold my 2014 Passat 6mt back to VW because it had no fix. I took the money and bought my 2015 Passat mt which has a fix and extended warranty on the engine and emission systems. I'm amazed a 2015 Passat 6mt is still available. That car is a unicorn. The demand for any VW TDI with a manual...
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    TDI fans help doom diesel car in US

    Troll alert. Post at your own risk. :unsure::rolleyes:
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    Manual gearbox oil change

    Back in my B4 days I changed the gear lube every 100k miles. Times were simpler back then. G50, a full synthetic 75W-90 was all one needed. I never did chang the gear lube in my 2014. It had 108k miles on it when I sold it back to VW. I don't know much about the G52 gear lubes except that those...
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    Mk TDI Wagon Roll Coal

    Agreed. :cautious:
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    Battery Replacement for 2015 - VCDS or NO?

    Varta and Interstate are both owned by Johnson Controls so that does make sense. :unsure:
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    Another heater core?

    On my 2014 Passat SE I had two heater cores replaced under warranty. The third heater core was starting to plug up when I sold the car back to VW in Jan of 2018. No Problem with the heater core yet on my 2015. :confused:
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    Battery Replacement for 2015 - VCDS or NO?

    To reinforce what Fixmy59bug said, no battery module in the NMS Passat. All you lose is the trip odo and the clock setting. My battery saga. https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?threads/dealership-passat-battery-install.504075/ :)
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    How good are the 2013 18" Passat wheels?

    It's not just a VW thing. ALL 18", 19", & 20" wheels are at high risk of bending the bead. Shorter the sidewall the higher the risk. I too switched to 16" wheels from a base Passat S model. I picked up some nice 16" alloys for a Wolfsburg Passat for summer and steel wheels for winter. High...
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    Upgraded TDIClub forums

    Maybe. Dark Reader has a developer menu for those who know how to code. Way over my pay grade. :)
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    New owner oil question

    I'd do the same thing. The 10W-30 507 oils use different additives to prolong the catalyst system. For only a few days of use a 0W-40 505 oil will have no effect on the catalysts. Drive more and worry less. :)
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    Upgraded TDIClub forums

    I use Firefox browser with the Dark Reader add on. It's great. Here is a screenshot of my post. :)
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    How to upload photos in Xenforo and use them in your posts

    Everything works until I get to item 5. I'm not getting these menu options. I have dropped photos directly into my posts from my PC but I would still like to have what I post on TDIClub stored with TDIClub. :)
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    Quick question - Power steering fluid

    For the 2000 one can use Pentosin CHF 11S green can. Read the link in the second post. It explains a lot about 202. To add what I know, 202 is for VWs 2005+. 11S is NOT synthetic based. 11S is a highly refined and purified mineral oil. 202 is backwards compatible to all VW power steering...
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