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    Coolant leak

    I ended up purchasing an aftermarket unit from IDParts. I had a hard time justifying the super expensive OEM parts and it felt foolish to go super cheap off ebay. It was a middle of the road option. I don't know if that was a smart move or not. Maybe I ended up paying twice as much for the...
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    Coolant leak

    I haven't done the research on that process yet, sorry. I need to get a torch some day. I default to a sawzall and BFH. ;)
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    Coolant leak

    Glad your replacement went smoothly. I have a 2012 and a 2013 passat and my 2012 had a similar situation where the AdBlue light came on quite early even though the tank was empty. Mine was still under the recall warranty and so I brought it in to the dealership and they replaced some parts...
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    Coolant leak

    Just finished this repair today. Went ok except for one stripped triple point bolt head. I decided to make a video of it to help anybody else doing this repair. This should be relatively the same for 2012, 2013 and maybe 2014 or later. I'm not sure when they changed. Took me about 4 hours...
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    Coolant leak

    I did this job several years ago and I'm fairly sure I removed the intercooler. Unfortunately I have to do it again tomorrow (Saturday). I should know more tomorrow as I hope to get it all done in one day. Send me an email and we can exchange contact info in case you have questions...
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    Coolant leak

    Thanks for the link to this part. Does anybody know if the aluminum part needs to be replaced each time or can somebody just buy the plastic filter housing and re-attach the previous aluminum part? I see just the plastic housing for sale for much less. Thoughts?
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    Coolant leak

    Good question. I didn't think about the fact that the assembly could be breaking from wrenching on the filter housing. When I originally took mine off, it just seemed like it mysteriously crumbled. I assumed it was bad materials or heat failure or something.
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    Coolant leak

    Yeah, the cheap ones look a lot like the OEM ones. I'm just not sure if they are exactly the same quality or not. I just don't want it to fail a third time.
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    Coolant leak

    I'm sure I used something that I could find online affordably. I probably prioritized price over quality. I see ECS tuning has a replacement part for $500. That's a chunk of change, but I'll pay it if its worth it.
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    Coolant leak

    Hi Guys, I commented on this thread a long time ago when I needed to replace the oil filter housing on my 2013. It's about two years later and it's happening again! I've got drops of oil all over the place and everything below the oil filter is coated in oil. Unfortunately I'm going to have...
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    Looking to buy Toyota Tacoma or Jeep or similar SUV with TDI swapped into it.

    Live in West Michigan and I'm willing to travel a fair distance for the right vehicle. Please message me if you are aware of any for sale. Love the TDI engines, ideally want a small truck and don't have the time to do a swap myself. Thanks.
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    Dead Throttle problem (accelerator pedal? Cam sensor?)

    nope. Sorry. I never solved the mystery. I ended up selling the car for parts. Good luck.
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    Coolant leak

    Thanks. Do you know what the torque sequence is for the triple square ones?
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    Coolant leak

    I ended up having this exact same housing failure on my 2013 with 220,000 miles. This thread was helpful. Where have people had luck finding affordable oil filter housing replacements?
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    Mysterious Starting Problem

    Great Lakes TDI, Any update? My 13 passat hasn't started twice now...just clicks...and I get some random lights on the dash. Both times it started about 30 minutes later. I was thinking battery, because I'm not sure the battery is the right one. It's putting out 11.8volts and I don't see any...
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