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      my dog knows that car means trip to the dog park....

      my dog knows that car means trip to the dog park.
      I have to hold her back so my boy gets in his car seat first, or else the dog will steal his spot.
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      with my 3.2, kinda depends on what i had for...

      with my 3.2, kinda depends on what i had for lunch.
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      https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

      https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSradRWfOLW753-il9BjPDeGvQWPoEvFhrwbm1Mo9sejgPNJcp0ZA
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      There is a very sophisticated electronic traction...

      There is a very sophisticated electronic traction control and stability control system. This stuff, along with ABS, gets very complicated when you start messing with the drivetrain. I have had...
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      another couple things i keep in my garage... ...

      another couple things i keep in my garage...
      a Mity Vac hand pump, for transferring fluids. I used mine to fill the haldex fluid, right from the bottle.
      a benzomatic map gas torch (plumbers...
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      so, let me get this right..... now that you...

      so, let me get this right..... now that you have a fancy cordless milwaukee power screwdriver, you cant zip out 9 little screws to take off the belly pan, when you change the oil?

      :P
    7. keep it at 50/50. Premix some to keep in the...

      keep it at 50/50. Premix some to keep in the car to top off with.

      FYI G13 is one better than G12. It has one more G.
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      I have learned over the years that a repair...

      I have learned over the years that a repair manual will pay for itself.

      The other thing, especially if you have more than one VAG car, is a VCDS.

      Some "special tools" can be a time saver. ...
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      x2. how tough was it to pop the joint off of...

      x2.

      how tough was it to pop the joint off of the axle?
    10. wear eye protection. :thumbup:

      wear eye protection. :thumbup:
    11. my wifes old altima leaked coolant from the...

      my wifes old altima leaked coolant from the waterpump (shaft seal). I just topped off the coolant every few weeks. problem solved. I did this for almost a year before deciding to change the...
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      right. the "Haldex" is the Haldex Center...

      right.
      the "Haldex" is the Haldex Center Differential. It is mounted to the REAR Subframe.

      Center diff means it distributes torque front to rear. It does not indicate where on the car it...
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      :facepalm:

      :facepalm:
    14. I dont there is any metal for a magnetic to stick...

      I dont there is any metal for a magnetic to stick to, on our plastic interiors.
      I suggest an apple watch.

      how do you like the S5? I have a TabS 10", and am loving the Super Amoled screen.
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      good advice. if you buy a used car with DSG,...

      good advice.
      if you buy a used car with DSG, assume the previous owner hasnt done a recent fluid change. And dont trust that it was done as part of a dealer service.
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      I keep a tire gauge in my custom velcro closure...

      I keep a tire gauge in my custom velcro closure armrest.
      I use it to check my tire pressure.

      what the hell are you guys talking about?:cool:
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      TT mounts not lower. :pumpkin: 034, OEM...

      TT mounts not lower. :pumpkin: 034, OEM MKV/VI, TT all the same height.
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      and....labor rates are pretty high these days. ...

      and....labor rates are pretty high these days. It costs a lot to run shop overhead, let alone make a profit. Time is money etc etc, and no matter how skilled and smart a "tech" aka mechanic is,...
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      Just right for warm summer days, but they are...

      Just right for warm summer days, but they are pretty harsh at freezing or below
      it's just stiffer rubber. Just like summer tires are nfg in cold weather
      Oem is engineer.ed for all climates and...
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      It depends

      It depends
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