Goddamn. I finished the first round of work on my Passat, and I've finally gotten all of the broken stuff fixed. I had to change the main breather hose and the 3-way PCV junction and the PCV valve because all three parts were damaged -- the main breather hose was broken completely in half, no less -- and to do that I had to pull the intake manifold. I was getting a tool from my workbench at one point and I looked back at the car sitting in the driveway...it looked like open-heart surgery with the middle of the engine bay empty, the manifold bent up and over to the side like a piece of ribcage, various other components splayed out over the sides of the engine... Goddamn. Anyway, I got all of that done (which included some unexpected fun with literally cutting the PCV hoses to pieces and scraping them off the nipples they connected to) and I figured I'd treat myself and install a boost gauge so I could make sure the vacuum/boost numbers were back within original spec. They are, thank God. What a pain in the ass it was to do all that work! At least the car runs properly now, and my boost gauge looks mighty sharp. If anyone's curious, I used a fabric-covered A-pillar pod from 42 Draft Designs with an Indigo boost gauge from NewSouth Performance. The damn thing looks like it's stock; I love it. I'll post a pic when I get the chance. Goddamn.