Ownership Verified: My new Panzertank (2006 Passat VR6)

Vette Boss

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Sure, there are plenty of better cars today but, many of them have trade-offs I don't want. I've been willing to stay with one car for a longer period. Having said that, I'm willing if anyone wants to donate a working AMG or BMW M. ;)

Anyway a quick update, I've been foiled by thrift yet again. My discount tools don't have the proper 15mm spanner needed to work on my rear brakes. I've had to put the anchors on, until I can save up for more tools.
 

Vette Boss

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Quick update: I have yet another failure to obtain an adequate tool to remove the stubborn caliper bolts. Even with a more powerful still 3/8" impact (HFT Hercules brushless), these 21mm bolts refuse to budge. I'm considering the jump to a 1/2" gun, at this point. I have also obtained the tools needed to work on the rear brakes. I'm discovering a lot of... charm... as I work on this car.

How she looks now:
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