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    1. I would probably just do a simple valve job. Way...

      I would probably just do a simple valve job. Way easier than pulling the engine.
    2. Your will have no issues starting in the cold. If...

      Your will have no issues starting in the cold. If you buy quality properly winterized fuel, there will be no issues with jelling up either. I recommend using the white bottle power service to make...
    3. In general manual transmissioned VWs sell for...

      In general manual transmissioned VWs sell for MORE than autos. Its mostly due to the fact that VW had some really crappy auto transmissions in the past and the reputation still lives on.
    4. Looks very repairable from the pics. The crash...

      Looks very repairable from the pics. The crash bar wasn't touched which is what folds the frame rails over and pretty much ruins the body. Everything that is damaged looks to be bolt on stuff. Rad...
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      Dirty oil means the oil is doing its job and...

      Dirty oil means the oil is doing its job and keeping the engine clean. How oil looks means nothing without a UOA.
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      Your car does not have a wastegate.

      Your car does not have a wastegate.
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      A 1749V is a VNT15, no way you are getting 155HP...

      A 1749V is a VNT15, no way you are getting 155HP from that. 130-140 maybe. Get a VA or VB and now you are talking...
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      Why was the head replaced in the first place?...

      Why was the head replaced in the first place? Where did it come from?
    9. For the money Frams aren't that good. I don't use...

      For the money Frams aren't that good. I don't use them as they are constructed somewhat questionable.

      I suggest using Mann or Hengest. Napa gold(wix) filters are also of very good quality.
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      I think 505.01 was supposed to be a XW-40 spec...

      I think 505.01 was supposed to be a XW-40 spec but somehow VW effed up and allowed 30wt oils. The Castrol 5W-30 the dealers use is absolute garbage for the cam and is pretty much guarantees a worn...
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      If this mechanic doesn't have VCDS then he has no...

      If this mechanic doesn't have VCDS then he has no business working around TDIs. He can really fubar the car if he doesn't know what he is doing. I suggest bringing it to a mechanic who knows TDIs....
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      Sure seems like an immobilizer issue to me but...

      Sure seems like an immobilizer issue to me but there is no light flashing so I dunno. I would still check the measuring blocks in the ECU and make sure the immo is allowing the car to start and run...
    13. Its a one way pulley. Jam the alternator fan with...

      Its a one way pulley. Jam the alternator fan with a screwdriver and the pulley should slip one way and grab the other way. If its locked or spins on bother directions its junk. You need a special...
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      Pull the battery terminals, touch them together...

      Pull the battery terminals, touch them together for a few minutes, and reinstall. This will put the cluster into hard reboot and works most of the time to solve immo issues.
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      User Frans and RyanP on TDI club will ship over...

      User Frans and RyanP on TDI club will ship over complete engines from the UK. Prices are pretty reasonable and even with shipping.
    16. I recommend T6 5W-40for the 2.slo. Good for 10K...

      I recommend T6 5W-40for the 2.slo. Good for 10K mile intervals. It has flat tappet lifters so while not necessary, a 40wt oil is a lot better for it.

      A 10W-40 dino oil changed every 5K miles...
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      That is incorrect. The ARL has larger crank to...

      That is incorrect. The ARL has larger crank to rod journals than the BEW. Also there is a lot of minor internal differences as well.
    18. There is no GL-5 that is also GL-4 compliant as...

      There is no GL-5 that is also GL-4 compliant as they are different specs. GL5 has EP additives while GL-4 does not. GL-4 is near impossible to find locally these days.
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      I change my oil at 10K sometimes more. 315k miles...

      I change my oil at 10K sometimes more. 315k miles and still going strong.

      Changing any sooner is a complete waste of oil. Do UOA and you will see.
    20. Not bad....

      Not bad....
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