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    Look over the shoulder ;) I had a brain scan. ...

    Look over the shoulder ;)

    I had a brain scan. It came back negative...
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    Do a head check, not just a mirror check.

    Do a head check, not just a mirror check.
  3. its accurate. ...

    its accurate.
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  4. EGR on the 140TDI is after the catalyst and the...

    EGR on the 140TDI is after the catalyst and the DPF. If the system is working correctly, there should be basically zero soot circulated back into the intake. Unlike EGR systems of previous...
  5. EGR off-take on the 140TDI motor is after the...

    EGR off-take on the 140TDI motor is after the DPF. That will massively reduce the amount of soot at the egr valve.
  6. how could I possibly answer that question without...

    how could I possibly answer that question without inspecting both vehicles and comparing their overall condition?

    if it were my money, it’s not even a question I would bother asking. Personally,...
  7. It’s not just the motor. You’re talking...

    It’s not just the motor. You’re talking ~80,000km difference on everything else as well.
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    Out of both our passats, my wife’s is the only...

    Out of both our passats, my wife’s is the only one that has needed any warranty assistance. One of the little “teeth” in the front cup holder dislodged a couple of days after she picked it up. ...
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    An indication might be drawn from Hayman Reese,...

    An indication might be drawn from Hayman Reese, who only do one bar for Tiguan - no specific design for the different wheelbases.
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    Some dealerships are simply awful for after-sales...

    Some dealerships are simply awful for after-sales support (eg servicing, warranty work etc). Take your money elsewhere in future, and be sure to send the service manager an email telling them why -...
  11. My wife’s car has the pirelli tyres with “seal...

    My wife’s car has the pirelli tyres with “seal inside”. She got a puncture that sealed itself in a similar manner to the way the continental tyres should work. I fixed it myself with a mushroom...
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    Those are the rules of vehicle compliance.

    Those are the rules of vehicle compliance.
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    Will be really interested in your feedback on...

    Will be really interested in your feedback on these. My Wolfsburg has ~40k km on the clock so I’m guessing I’ll be due for brakes soon. My wife’s Comfortline will be due soonish too.
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    for towing, an engineers certificate can not...

    for towing, an engineers certificate can not override the manufacturers zero towing allowance.
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    Statistics can say anything you want. whats...

    Statistics can say anything you want.

    whats the point in stating the low numbers for passat, alltrack, arteon? The current shape Passat has been in runout for months. None have been imported for...
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    WLTP is holding up Australian market new vehicle...

    WLTP is holding up Australian market new vehicle releases (and mid-cycle updates) for all VW group vehicles. It’s a well known and widely reported issue. There’s nothing sinister involved, and it’s...
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    Sounds like BS to me, seeing as though VW Aus...

    Sounds like BS to me, seeing as though VW Aus have only recently confirmed the 140TSI ‘Business’ spec for Australia in the open media.

    And you know....the little point about the Passat being one...
  18. Looks typical to me on large monocoque elements. ...

    Looks typical to me on large monocoque elements. Will help reduce harmonic vibrations (thrumming) without the need to apply deadener to a whole panel.
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    ummmmm........a Gigabyte is actually 1024...

    ummmmm........a Gigabyte is actually 1024 megabytes. A million (actually 1024 x 1024) megabytes is a terabyte.
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    these days, I think I would prefer one like yours...

    these days, I think I would prefer one like yours instead of mine. Nothing at all wrong with the Passat, I just feel like it would be fun to own a type R wagon
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    that effort deserves thumbs up! Not just a lazy...

    that effort deserves thumbs up! Not just a lazy reference, something useful. Cheers
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    oh, that one. Uh huh.

    oh, that one. Uh huh.
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    and which legislation would that be?

    and which legislation would that be?
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    I’m pretty sure the owners manual says to apply...

    I’m pretty sure the owners manual says to apply the parking brake. If the technician didn’t, then he was not using the vehicle according to manufacturer recommendations.
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    Probably not great IMO. They’re not a...

    Probably not great IMO. They’re not a particularly attractive caliper.
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