"Well hello beautiful." 500m is definitely better than the 1500m I was planning to log going to oilhammer's shop. I've contacted the Phoenix area TDI shops to alert them to this need and they are also watching the forum to perhaps take on some West Coast BS upgrades.Harvieux said:Ask and thou shall recieve! Wild Rose Motors, Ltd. would be glad to perform these BS assy. fixes. I have many, many BHW customer dealership sales jackets I could go through to notify current owners of this issue. Some may result in opening a can of worms because of recent TB assys. being performed but, *** can ya do, eh? Some may attempt to dump the car upon this notification so, we can only hope that VOA steps up to the plate and rectifies this very serious issue. Please let me reiterate that everyone involved needs to file a NHTSA claim and obtain a case number.
I will give it a bit of time to let the wonderful research and action Brian and Glen has performed to date in order to perfect the process but, all in all, count me in here as a left coast go to. Later!
Wow - That's quite an investment in parts. I'm sure you can use them up though. Thanks to all who figured this mess out!oilhammer said:Just got some more modules in, still waiting on some bolts and one gear, then I will have a total of 6 sets ready to go.
Although, this is still quite useless without the bolts...of which I am still waiting for 16
Our shop spent $14k at the VW dealer last month.mwalters said:Wow - That's quite an investment in parts. I'm sure you can use them up though. Thanks to all who figured this mess out!
You won't get much on any trade in, but then again, you can pick up a *new* leftover 2008 Chevy Suburban for a really good price....senez said:I'm still torn on whether to fix the car or blow it up with dynamite or trade it in.
Agreed. Buying a new car has instant depreciation built into the sale so you will "lose" 20 - 30% right off the bat. Unless you hate the Passat, it makes sense to fix it and drive it another 100K. Like OH says, there are lots of cars out there that have high maintenance events. My neighbor just paid $900 to have a catalytic converter put on his Chevy Impala. That was after a $500 ingintion module replacement. And his Impala has about 70K on it.senez said:I'd get enough. I'm gonna lose 3k if I keep it.
But it doesn't matter, because there's no car out there that WON'T lose money.
Hey, OilHammer, Raise his price so that the incidentals will be less!senez said:...to go all the way to Oilhammer would cost well over the cost of the procedure (hotel, food, fuel, time).
Oh, wow, I hate it when my keyboard makes mistakes like that!Hey, OilHammer, Raise his price so that the incidentals will be less!
Room? Yes. Parts? No. Time? Unlikely. And you would be about #15 on that list of standbys.jasonh said:OH, do you have room for 1 more that weekend?
Great! Now I need to budget $45 for dollar menu! Ketchup packs for dessert!oilhammer said:Besides, Lug Nut already agreed via PM to take everyone who shows up in a B5 out for a really nice dinner Saturday night.
If it's not the chain part, blame the parts chain....oilhammer said:... but the parts chain is going to be the determining factor.