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Old 11-27-2012, 05:59 PM
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"I like working on things I have no knowledge of." translation? "I am a glutten for punishment! LOL!!!

I recently rescued a 1999 VW Passat from the yard here. Judging by what I have found, there is not a whole lot wrong with the car. It was perfect in body until I ran the front wheel off and screwed the bumper to hell.

I is either the throttle body or just needs the CPU reprogramed. So with the company opening a new yard and me having an hour or so commute one way I hope to have a pretty good MPG for waaayyy CHEAP!!!!

Y'all wish me luck....never tangled with da Germans before....
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:47 PM
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If the forum for this car were as nice and helpful as you guys, I'd already have the thing on the road... UGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
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haha sorry they are of no help. i too have a 90's VW. i have a 98 VW Jetta Wolfsberg. It a piece, but still running strong and has about 220k on it. Although, it is probably the only 90's VW with a push button start (the starter wire was bad so we had to by pass it all together and put a push button in) i wish you luck in trying to get good gas. i was getting about 35-40 mpg in mine and it only cost me $800
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It wasn't really that they were no help, just...arrogant. I post, I am NEW to this and a question and get railed! LOL!!! I got tough skin though so I fired back....it should be interesting over there. I have to find a set of suitable wheels and tires because to get the car home I had to take the front rotors off because the backspacing on the Mercedees wheels was a bit off. First I have to see if it will run smoothly... LOL!
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some forums are filled with douchebags haha thats crazy. when you get a chance you should post a pic of this piece and there were Mercedes wheels on it?? and yea. seeing if it will run good is the important thing
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Sorry about the lack of pics. I've been around the world trying to find a resonable and close place to read the comupter codes since the dodge pulls 9 to 10 mpg hauling it around, and the OD button doesn't kick the OD off. Got a new throttle body on the way and found a set of Wheel bolt to stud convertors so the Mercedes Wheels I found will work, so YAY! I got it cleaned up and HOPE that my buddy at the body shop can beat out the fender I bent up on it...

I did leave the all Passat forum cause there were a lot of folks on there that liked to berate people. I found a good forum with some good folks so that helps. I spent an entire day with my laptop and a circuit tester making sure that the problem wasn't electrical before I ordered the throttle body. I will try to get some pics up tomorrow and some of my new buddy !
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Alright, finally got some pics of the V-dub...


I actually caused the fender damage on this, the little thing was near perfect when the PO scrapped it.


This thing was a MESS inside, I reckoned the PO rolled their own smokes cause there was tobacco everywhere. LOL!!!!
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NOTE: Scrap should be left in the scrap pile.

after sinking about $350, maybe more into this little jewel, ran it for two weeks or so with the tranny slipping and hanging up. was just going to drive it until it stopped, the turbo blew. so much for a cheap beater! LOL!!!!!
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