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What did you do to your MK6 2.5 today?

marksix

Passed Driver's Ed
I'm just here to say that I'm now at 316,000 km and the car is still going strong lol.

Installed a new k&n filter on my DIY intake.

Need to do my sparkplugs, brake pads, rear rotors, rear calipers, my parking brake, front bumper, headlights (burn damage on front left) and my rear suspension.

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Wow that's crazy. On the original engine and trans? I'm at 171k and hope to drive it another 5 years/75k if the rust or a major problem doesn't end it.
 

Theonlycam

Passed Driver's Ed
Wow that's crazy. On the original engine and trans? I'm at 171k and hope to drive it another 5 years/75k if the rust or a major problem doesn't end it.
Yes all original Engine and Transmission components. Pretty sure the AT transmission fluid has never been changed either. I'm using a stage 1 AT transmission and engine tune from IE. I drive about 37K a year on average. We will probably replace the engine/transmission instead of buying a new car when it comes to that due to the reliability that we have had. The only major rust we have is in the usual spots on the hatch where the brake light and VW logo are.
 

Theonlycam

Passed Driver's Ed
Yes, mostly original. Just a few upgrades under the car, like Moog front and rear end links, and upgraded bushings for the original rear sway bar. I'll give it another year or so to do the control arms/bearings/ball joints. I just found some Passat aluminum control arms in Kijiji, not sure if I should get them. I did the first transmission fluid, filter, gasket at about 150k 😂, might just do a drain and fill after 200k.
How much will it cost you to do the control arms, bearings and ball joints... been thinking about doing some of the steering stuff here as well.
 

MLue1

Drag Race Newbie
The Aluminum Control Arms are great if you are plan on competing or racing but if you are daily driving in the winter beware that the salt brine that Province of Ontario uses can cause the aluminum arms to corrode and weld to the steel ball joint bolts. I had this happen on our Tiguan when I needed to replace the front driver side wheel bearing. I removed the 3 ball joint bolts but the ball joint wouldn't seperate from the control arm. I soaked with BP Blaster and Liquid Wrench for a week and gave up and put the 3 bolts back, I wasn't going to replace perfectly good control arm and ball joints until I had to. Good thing the Tiguan is a bit wider than the Golf, so was able to replace the wheel bearing by disconnecting the swaybar link, turn the steering wheel "out" and shoe horning the drive axle out.

Cheers!

EDIT: If you are going to do the Aluminum Control Arm Mod make sure all the parts are aluminum
 

v1nn1e

Go Kart Newbie
How much will it cost you to do the control arms, bearings and ball joints... been thinking about doing some of the steering stuff here as well.
Im not sure, haven't look into that yet. Passat b6 arms are about $150-$200, with other parts and labor, $800-1000, I'm guessing.
 
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