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  1. Re: 17" BBS Madras rims in poor shape - replace/repair?

    I got my Madras wheels repaired/refinished last summer at Alberta Wheel Repair. It was a beast of a job for them. I ended up having to supply a 5th wheel just to get 4 good ones back - lots of the...
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    Radiator for Passat W8

    I have a new, never installed, radiator for a Passat W8. This is specific to the W8 and it fits both auto and manual cars (because the manual W8s have a transmission cooler too!). It has a minor...
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    Re: BMW part places ?

    There is actually now one Canadian dealer doing online parts sales: http://parts.endrasbmw.ca/

    I've never ordered from them, but it's probably worth a try.
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    Re: A taste of whats to come...

    Looks like you've got an ASC+T intake elbow on there. Will you switch that out for the non-ASC+T version to keep things simple?

    While you've got the engine out, pull the oil pan to make sure you...
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    Re: WTB long beach rim(s)

    Interesting...I am in the same boat. I've been casually perusing Kijiji for a while but haven't seen any. If you find a full set that might be worth us splitting, let me know. My budget would be...
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    Sticky: Re: Official Kijiji Find Thread

    Re: the M3 in Vancouver: I think that's an engine picture from an E39 540i, not an M3.
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    Re: Wireless Remote Access Thermometer?

    For something super cheap, you could leave a computer running that you could remotely access (using free software). Then, use one of the spare temperature sensor connections on your motherboard (eg....
  8. Re: FS/Feeler: MK4 Jetta Bixenon Custom Projector Headlights

    I might be interested. I can't see the pictures in your second post. Do you have pictures of how they're put together?
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    Sticky: Re: Official Kijiji Find Thread

    Anyone want a cheap 4motion wagon project? http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/calgary/2003-vw-passat-w8-wagon-needs-work/1032618358?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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    Re: Tyrolsport brake caliper stiffiners

    Some BMW folks do this. If you Google "BMW brass caliper bushings" you'll get a lot opinions.
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    Re: Shipping a Transmission Across Canada...

    I think it would basically need to look like this. Fluid probably needs to be drained. I think it needs to be on a pallet because it would likely need to be moved with forklift. Many companies...
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    Re: RobG Hitch - Passat Variant Edition

    I wanted to go with air bags, but the 4motion suspension has the shocks inside the springs. So air bags won't fit - I bought stronger springs instead. I went with VW's strongest springs for a W8...
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    Re: RobG Hitch - Passat Variant Edition

    Very nice setup indeed! Here is my Passat W8 pulling a drift boat. Since this picture I have upgraded the rear springs on my car and it sits a little more level with the car loaded as a result.
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    Re: Pinch Bolt Removal

    Here is another option for removal:
    http://www.passatworld.com/forums/61-b5-information-base/233225-pinch-bolt-removal-made-easy-pics.html
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    Re: Pinch Bolt Removal

    For my VW the new bolts are $3 each at the dealer. The lock nuts are $2 each. They are grade 8.8. You could try to get a grade 10.9 bolt, but I checked with Fastenal here in town and they do not...
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    Re: Pinch Bolt Removal

    I just did both of mine recently. I could turn the bolts with a wrench (thankfully) but it was still a lot of work to get them out. I ended up using a pickle fork to put leverage on the bolt head...
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    Re: 1990 Porsche RUF YellowBird CTR C4

    That's cool - maybe they made a 6-speed specifically for those cars. Kind of like how Alpina used a special higher-strength 5-speed for the B10 Biturbo, which is different from any gearboxes that...
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    Re: 1990 Porsche RUF YellowBird CTR C4

    This is not a 964 (and therefore not AWD and not 6-speed). And I think that's a good thing. I also ogled these in the car magazines when I was a kid...
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    Re: Alberta Mechanics safety of any concern?

    I would recommend two things:

    - Read the Alberta OH&S Code (http://work.alberta.ca/occupational-health-safety/307.html). The "code" itself is probably what you will be most interested in. This...
  20. Re: Looking at getting a furniture mover aka wagon. Suggestions?

    Also consider Volvos and the Mazda 6 and the BMW 5-series.
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    Re: Wanted: Dead (or alive) Hella Ballast

    Tell me more. Can the ends (the red/black connectors) be easily disassembled and swapped without damaging anything? I haven't been able to find anything online about this kind of thing, but I...
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    Re: Wanted: Dead (or alive) Hella Ballast

    Good to know about the cables - thanks.

    I'm hoping that someone has a dead one sitting around with the normal straight cable. I'm not thinking about switching connectors (yet) - first I just want...
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    Wanted: Dead (or alive) Hella Ballast

    I need a ballast for my Passat W8. The stock replacements are $400+. So I want to see if I can use a more common one instead. The problem is that the ballasts have an angled connector instead of...
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    Re: Pictures by number thread

    http://www.bambootrading.com/4000/4024.JPG
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    Sticky: Re: Official Kijiji Find Thread

    Passat W8 Wagon 6MT

    If this was originally sold in Canada, then it's 1 of 10. If it was from the US, then it's 1 of 94. And at $6k without the sound system it's a lot of car for the price...
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    Re: Pictures by number thread

    BMW 315 - not very fast!

    http://www.todoautos.com.pe/attachments/f69/101697d1213658388-clasico-bmw-315-81-dsc00286.jpg
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    Re: Dirty E30 Project

    Whatever you do, it's your car and you get to make the decisions. This is a car hobby, and it's far from rational. If you like your car and it makes you happy, then get the work done knowing that...
  28. Re: Advice on breaking free a stubborn bolt

    Is it just the head that's stripped, or are the threads stripped?

    If it's just the head that's in the picture, I think a vise would hold it fairly well.
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    Re: Building a Twin Turbo W8 Mid-engine Jetta

    He's also been busy doing this:

    http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6953491-Doing-the-impossible-Rebuilding-a-Passat-W8-engine
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    Re: My Pet Peeve

    A few months ago I was going down Deerfoot and someone in a CRV didn't have their tail lights on in front of me. I flashed them twice with no luck so I just ignored it. About a minute later a...
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    Re: My Pet Peeve

    I hear you - I feel the same way. Same with front fog lights, but they're usually not as annoying as the rears.

    I feel like I only ever see Audi drivers driving with the rear fogs on. It makes...
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    Re: E39 air ride question

    Could you start with the stock air suspension from a Touring and work from there? Might be more trouble than it's worth...
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    Re: BMW E34 Partout

    Does this car have an LSD? Or SLS? I've been looking for a couple of things to mess around with for fun.
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    Re: BMW E34 Partout

    What is the Vin number, to get the options list? How many kilometers?

    Is the temperature control panel in Celsius? I might like to get that.

    FYI, I once saw an E28 with E34 front bumper at...
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    Re: Electrical Connectors

    Gah, if you had posted before you ordered new ones, I would have given you mine. I got a shipment from the retrofit source a couple days ago and found that I had ordered the wrong thing. I figured...
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    Re: Car Photo Game!

    Nobody has a picture of their car on a ferry? OK, let's change it up.

    Your car, with you underneath it. Or in the engine bay.
  37. Re: FS: ABS Sensor for A4 or Passat. New. $5.

    One more time before it goes to Kijiji...
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    Re: Car Photo Game!

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Hva3IGbtwQs/TxT0bMiiobI/AAAAAAAACLQ/wsKeXFNeCYw/s1600/IMG_1334.jpg

    Your car on a boat.
  39. Re: FS: ABS Sensor for A4 or Passat. New. $5.

    Anyone need to do some cheap ABS light troubleshooting?
  40. FS: ABS Sensor for A4 or Passat. New. $5.

    I bought this sensor for my W8 but it was the wrong one (darn mistake in an old ETKA). Never installed. Includes the copper insert, which now has a bit of anti-seize on it.

    It apparently fits...
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