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  1. Discussion: K04 on this grandpa or Not...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So... This is not confirmed yet, but I think my ol' original K03 after last few years of abuse is finally failing. And I say finally cuz it lasted 212k miles. I've been running a unitronic Stage 2 for couple of years now, and the car being this old i expected my turbo to give up sooner or later...
  2. Help with my Grandpa's Ford Sport Trac

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    I am helping my grandpa out with his Ford Sport Trac. Problem: Drivers door won't unlock with the key fob, all other doors will, unlocks by using the key in the slot on the outside, and it will unlock with the "lock/unlock" switch inside. Used a power meter and found out when I press lock that...
  3. Does octane matter if I drive like a grandpa?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know modern engines have knock sensors and all that, but I heard it's still "bad" to use that as a band-aid for low octane fuel. My question is if octane (91 versus, say, 89) matters in light driving, meaning low-RPMs and gradual acceleration. I'm not concerned about losing power, but rather...
  4. I got smoked ! ...by a grandpa !

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    Time: Last night Place: NYC...trafic light I didnt even had a chance to step on the gas...and he was away. From a quick look i saw he didnt had HP...but DP (deer power) and body style was sleigh. Dont know MY! The grandpa had big belly and red suit.:P :lol: Merry X-Mas guys and gals! Dont...
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