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    Sunroof random schenanigans

    Mine has done this maybe 3 times in my ownership (2.5 years, 50k miles). Each time it has occurred underway and surprises me. If I remember my solution was to move the knob to full open vent position, then close it, and it would close all the way. It has been intermittent enough that I...
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    Suspension time: Koni FSD / Special Active substitute or other option for b5.5?

    Thanks borninabus! Spring and damper combo recommendations? Don't want to lower the car.
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    Suspension time: Koni FSD / Special Active substitute or other option for b5.5?

    On a 3,500 mile trip my 266k mile 2005 b5.5 developed a noticeable "knocking" clunking over very rough pavement at slow speed. Seems like it is upper control arms so I am in process of diagnosing accurately before I order Lemforder arms. It is also time for struts and shocks. As much as I...
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    6 speed shifter adjustment, rebuild parts options?

    Worked on the shifter today. It was an adjustment issue, with a bit of worn parts thrown in for good measure. The procedure in the video improved it dramatically. Shifts are much better, however the ball is pretty worn and there still is slop in the shifting. Still on the hunt for a...
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    Wtb vag-tacho software

    Thanks both of you! I typo'd his user name when I did a search :-(
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    6 speed shifter adjustment, rebuild parts options?

    Found a decent video from JHM describing the adjustment procedure here: . It is outlining the "hang up" I'm experiencing. Anyone have a source for the pivot ball? ECS says they won't have pivot balls in stock until some time in May, everyone else says it is a discontinued part (which makes...
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    Wtb vag-tacho software

    Willing to share where to find it and how it worked out for you?
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    6 speed shifter adjustment, rebuild parts options?

    My 6 speed shifter tends to "catch" going into 2nd. The best way I can describe it is when I'm shifting into 2nd from 1st or 3rd, when the lever gets to neutral, it moves a little to the left towards the reverse position and gets hung up. It won't continue down into 2nd unless I physically...
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    Another 5 spd, BS deleted vibrating b5.5

    For what it is worth, I have a BSM deleted b5.5 with a 6spd conversion. I bought it converted and it came with a single mass flywheel in it. Coming from an A4 ALH I considered the car very raspy especially from 1400-2100 rpm. Bad enough that I was picking shift points to keep the engine...
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    Show what you tow!

    OK. I think I have that covered well. I designed a hitch out of square tube and angle iron that uses all the stock mounting points for the rear bumper shocks (3 big bolts with 2 contact points each on both sides). Matt Whitbread did the welding, and milled the bumper shocks to allow them to...
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    Show what you tow!

    I will 2nd the problems with scotch locks. My b5.5 has them and my left turn blinker will blink 5x speed half the time (which probably means the trailer is not lighting up.). Sometimes it changes from regular to fast and back while I'm sitting waiting to make a left turn. Unnerving.....
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    Show what you tow!

    Good one! I'm sure they are metric over there :) This trailer is for tall horses as my daughter's horse is big. I'm not sure how I would feel about towing 2 big horses in there behind the b5.5. What would your max be for towing with a b5.5 equipped with a 6 spd?
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    How to upload photos in Xenforo and use them in your posts

    Thank you for this. I have to copy the "image BB code" and PASTE IT INTO THE BODY OF MY REPLY. if I use the little "insert image" icon on the menu bar at the top of each post, and paste the same "image BB code" in the dialogue box it won't work. It tells me "something went wrong" and won't...
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    Show what you tow!

    Here's what I've towed. This is a Brenderup horse trailer and probably weighed 3,500lbs loaded for this trip. I bought it with a rotted out floor and rebuilt it. The Brenderup is a euro design, brought to the states for a while, but no longer. It has radial tires, shock absorbers on all 4...
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