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Last week installed new fan bearing, outside in the cold.. Several trips to the hardware store to pick up various bolts, nuts, washers, spacers, etc to press the old bearing out and the new one in without brinelling the bearings. No noise or play now.

Yesterday, changed oil and noticed the coolant hoses to oil cooler were very soft, bulged. I suspect oil had softened up the rubber.. Glad I noticed it! Local parts warehouse had the hoses in stock so changed those out.

Noticing a faint clicking noise on the R side around the turbo, can't figure out exactly where it's coming from..
 

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One would think that with all this down-time, we would be doing a lot of maintenance on our Passats. I wish : instead, I have been re-wiring my house and laying down some plywood in the attic. Think I will replace some deck boards next. Or maybe replace some carpeting. Or maybe paint the kitchen. Or maybe re-do the cabinets. Or maybe install a new countertop. Or ...........
 

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One would think that with all this down-time, we would be doing a lot of maintenance on our Passats. I wish : instead, I have been re-wiring my house and laying down some plywood in the attic. Think I will replace some deck boards next. Or maybe replace some carpeting. Or maybe paint the kitchen. Or maybe re-do the cabinets. Or maybe install a new countertop. Or ...........
I am so pissed off. I spend the entire last Summer finishing my basement. I wish I could have done it now.
 

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Drove the darn thing to work. Oil leak is very slow, and I want to get the seafoam moving around in there before I get to the real work this weekend. Drove great; now have CEL P0112 to deal with as well, but pretty sure that sensor is just dirty.
 

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I have not touched mine since the battery and alternator went out a few weeks ago. The good news is that Passat #3 is arriving tonight (along with my youngest son). Out of work for 4 weeks already and that will last another 2 months at least. 6 people living in a 5bd/2ba apartment is not where he wants to spend every day. The good news is that he is considering taking the 05 Golf back as it only has 64K vs the 270-280k on his wagon.
 

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I have not touched mine since the battery and alternator went out a few weeks ago.
I came to Toronto a few weeks ago to see the kids as a short Weekend visit. Then they shut down the border and could not return to U.S. Currently I'm a prisoner in Canada until the borders open up. By then when I return I think the battery of Passat will be dead (which is already 8 years old). I wouldn't mind to get another battery but I hope other things won't go south by not starting the car for God knows how long from now.
 

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Didn't know none-essential item stores are open due to COVID-19 government closure mandate.
Yeah.. "non-essential" seems to have a wide range of meanings. Auto parts and hardware stores are apparently essential. I sure would have been up a creak without them.
 

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I came to Toronto a few weeks ago to see the kids as a short Weekend visit. Then they shut down the border and could not return to U.S. Currently I'm a prisoner in Canada until the borders open up. By then when I return I think the battery of Passat will be dead (which is already 8 years old). I wouldn't mind to get another battery but I hope other things won't go south by not starting the car for God knows how long from now.
Ouch! Sorry you're stuck.. Last battery I got was from rockauto, cheaper than any of the stores around, AGM battery so not hazmat and free shipping. So far so good after 2 years.
 

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Ouch! Sorry you're stuck.. Last battery I got was from rockauto, cheaper than any of the stores around, AGM battery so not hazmat and free shipping. So far so good after 2 years.
AGMs are too expensive. I will look for a temp solution that can take me 2 more years before I retire her. The car is getting old although in a good shape. So any cheap battery that would last 2 years will do the job. Wal Mart and Costco have low priced batteries.
 
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