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    1. Replaced the coolant sensor and didn't see a...

      Replaced the coolant sensor and didn't see a change. I went ahead and got a rear 02 and a BFI 02 spacer.
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      Should I get an Alignment? MK4

      Installed new OEM Struts and mounts on my 2.0 MK4. I did this without touching the subframe bolts, balljoint, or tie rods. I used the spreader tool and disconnected the sway bar link which dropped...
    3. I also have a BEV with 160k miles. I used to get...

      I also have a BEV with 160k miles. I used to get about 350-390 miles to a tank. I ran into some misfires in November and ended up replacing my plugs, wires, and coil. Since then I do about 280-300...
    4. I'll give it a try. I'm also gonna check the...

      I'll give it a try. I'm also gonna check the vacuum line from my brake booster to the brake booster vacuum pump. Not sure if its tied into the rest of the cars vacuum system though.
    5. I took the car to a VW mechanic. He used VAG-COM...

      I took the car to a VW mechanic. He used VAG-COM and found some other codes that my pocket reader wont pick up.
      p1355-Open Circuit cylinder 2 ignition circuit
      p1358-Open Circuit cylinder 3 ignition...
    6. I don't think so. I installed all new mounts over...

      I don't think so. I installed all new mounts over the summer. I replaced my upstream 02 sensor and it didn't help anything. This crappy mileage is a real bummer when you drive a 2.0
    7. Idle Vibration in steering wheel when in gear and 21MPG. (2.0 BEV)

      My 04 Jetta slush box has developed some slight vibrations in the steering wheel went at idle. This only happens when the car is in gear. Sometimes the RPMs bounce around as well but its rare. I used...
    8. Small Lot of VR6 Maintenance parts (NEW)

      Sold my rotted VR last Feb and never got a change to put this stuff on. $50 Will not sell apart.
      Victor Reinz Oil Pan Gasket
      Optimal Front Wheel Bearing with axel, tie rod, and ball joint nuts....
    9. I don't have a VAG cable to see trims. The mounts...

      I don't have a VAG cable to see trims. The mounts are all OEM because I am not trying to get performance out of a car that can't beat a bicycle. I just got my SAI Hose and Pre cat 02 sensor from GAP....
    10. BEV with Heavy Vibration in Steering wheel at idle. Loss in MPG

      04' Jetta 2.0 Automatic. The car started to get a heavy vibration at idle in the steering wheel. You can see the thing moving, but as soon as I take off it goes away. Also, the rpms bounce around at...
    11. Steering wheel shake when pressing gas pedal 55-70MPH

      My 2.0's Steering wheel shakes on the highway when I press the gas pedal anywhere from 55-70 MPH. This happens even when I barley touch the pedal. I replaced the driver side inner and outer tie rod,...
    12. I do not remember the Bentley mentioning anything...

      I do not remember the Bentley mentioning anything about a tab that inserts into the freeze plug. I think I know what you are talking about though. Gonna check and see if I can find it.
    13. Timing Belt Tensioner noise on cold start (BEV) w/Pics

      I bought this MK4 with bent valves. I pulled the head and had the valves replaced by a machine shop. I installed a brand new timing belt kit from GAP and I get a squeaky sound from the tensioner when...
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      I will, I wondered why their was a socket under...

      I will, I wondered why their was a socket under the H4 and there isn't one on the US headlight. Thanks man.
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      Thanks for the reply. The ones I am talking about...

      Thanks for the reply. The ones I am talking about I guess are called "parking lights" they double as the turn signals. I found out the Ecodes do not have parking lights. Why? I don't know. I guess...
    16. Thanks for the Reply I wish BFI's website...

      Thanks for the Reply
      I wish BFI's website explained this in the details of their product. My car is going through a R-Title inspection in Pennsylvania and it failed because of a bad tie rod end and...
    17. Do MK4 Ecodes have amber running lights?

      Bought some BFI smoked Ecodes. Noticed that the amber turns do not double as running lights like the stock headlights. The 7507 bulb that came with Ecode headlights have a single filament unlike the...
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      MK4 Ecode No Amber running lights!

      Had to replace broken headlights on my Mk4. So I went with BFI's Smoked ecodes since they were cheaper than stock. I also ordered 2 of the amber 7505 bulbs that were on their site. Installed...
    19. Clutch Slippage when Engines warm. (02A)

      My Mk3 seems to slip when the engine is warmed up. It only slips between 2000 and 3000 rpms and only jumps about 300 to 500 rpms when the pedal is pressed hard. In the morning when the engine is cold...
    20. No way in hell will I touch a VW turbo motor that...

      No way in hell will I touch a VW turbo motor that doesn't have a timing chain.
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