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    Who’s going to Tesla after their current TDI?

    I am saving up for most likely a Tesla. Would love a cybertruck but not sure my Passat will last that long. Probably a model 3, maybe a Hyundai Kona electric is how it looks right now...
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    Difference between NA Passat BHW and European model

    I can tell you that my AVF engine seems to use almost all of the same parts as the BHW but it is missing the balance shaft and has no EGR. It is really the best of both worlds it seems!
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    FCP euro control arm kits for b5.5 NLA?

    The control arm actually snapped. I could see it stick out behind the tire...
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    FCP euro control arm kits for b5.5 NLA?

    An update on the control arm kit I got: A couple of days ago the lower control arm snapped on the passenger side sending the car right down onto the ground. Fortunately I was just pulling into a gas station or this could have been VERY bad. I will have to warn everyone against buying the kit I...
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    VW B5 Passat Replacement Camshaft Kit

    This is a good option: https://www.idparts.com/bhw-camshaft-replacement-kit-038109101af-p-1425.html
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    new to me Passat wagon... manual!

    AWD is amazing. I live down a steep muddy hill and I can get up no problem - even better that most 4wd trucks. In the snowit is amazing. The power adjusts to the wheels that have traction. Just so secure and tons of control. It does hurt the mpg a bit. The last tires were Toyo Versado. I forget...
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    new to me Passat wagon... manual!

    I have a converted W8 to TDI AWD. Originally it was the W8 performance model and it came with 17" rims. These go through tires like crazy. The last set only lasted about 50,000 km. They were not cheap tires either, they were Toyo tires. Now I am trying continentals made for extra load. Hoping...
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    CCM acting up - no door locks, no power windows etc

    Interesting... I may have a second look at my similar issue.
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    Multiple electrical issues suddenly

    Nope, never been resolved and I have not seen any water in the footwell for months now. I am just carrying on driving it like this. Still drives great!
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    Multiple electrical issues suddenly

    Yes it is. I am slowly trying to lube it up and hope it will work. Does it work without the electronics of the lock functioning?
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    Multiple electrical issues suddenly

    How do I open it? This is a wagon and the switch in the door does not work or the remote. Thanks!
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    Multiple electrical issues suddenly

    Update: I checked fuses 14 and 38. They appear fine. I did previously check the 5-6 15Amp fuses under the dash and they were fine. I will check that fuse? Or wiring board under the spare tire soon. I also appear not to have access to the extra 20l tank the W8 has... a bit tough to get to that...
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    Multiple electrical issues suddenly

    Thanks for the idea. I have checked some relevant fuses but not all of them I will look again. The rear of the car may have gone deep enough to get the wiring panel in W8s that is under the spare tire wet. I run a wire out the removeable plug hole there for the trailer signals. I will check all...
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    Brake caliper fabrication

    Or try the W8 as a source for the brakes. You do need to watch what wheels you use or they will not fit. My 16" winter steelies have to go on with spacers to make room for the calipers.
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    Multiple electrical issues suddenly

    Thanks for the input. I will slowly get to doing all of the above. It was an Ontario car before it moved out to BC with me about 7 years ago.
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