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      Didn't watch the video, but description sounds...

      Didn't watch the video, but description sounds like a bad inner CV joint. Only the outers will click around turns. Inners I've had fail only made sound/vibration when accelerating and no sound when...
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      Assuming it's for an ABA. Just remove all AC and...

      Assuming it's for an ABA. Just remove all AC and Power Steering components, replace water pump pulley with a VR6 water pump pulley and run a 6PK 1033 or 1035 belt (either should work). You will have...
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      If you remove the lock pin and the two larger...

      If you remove the lock pin and the two larger screws for the grab handle, you may be able to just break the clips off around the panel. I've done it that way before without really damaging the panel....
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      If they work with the high beams held in, then...

      If they work with the high beams held in, then it's definitely the ignition switch.
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      Sounds like interference from the alternator....

      Sounds like interference from the alternator. Probably a bad ground or could be your RCA's. If you have the RCA's running parallel with the amp's power wire, you should isolate them to the other...
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      Do a compression test. White smoke would be...

      Do a compression test. White smoke would be coolant burning. Blue is oil. If you are burning coolant and oil, then yeah, you're probably in need of a new engine or rebuild.
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      Depends on the shop you take it to for emissions....

      Depends on the shop you take it to for emissions. Legally you would not pass if it came with SAI and you removed it. It's a federal violation. Some shops apparently check by VIN, but most probably...
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      Harbor Freight sells a similar kit as that...

      Harbor Freight sells a similar kit as that Schwaben one for less:
      http://www.harborfreight.com/fwd-front-wheel-bearing-adapters-66829.html
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      There is no manual method for doing a TBA. It's a...

      There is no manual method for doing a TBA. It's a hoax. Throttle body cycles whenever key is in on position, but it's not doing an alignment. If you get errors when trying a TBA with VCDS, then the...
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      There is a ground ring right by the fuse box....

      There is a ground ring right by the fuse box. Other than that, under the battery tray. Could be a bad ignition switch. Do the wipers come on if you hold the high beams in?
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      Actually in less time. Only took me 10-15 minutes...

      Actually in less time. Only took me 10-15 minutes to replace the ignition switch. Took about an hour to wire a push button, but I also cut out one of the panel blanks to mount it.
    12. Are you sure you're not just hearing the throttle...

      Are you sure you're not just hearing the throttle body cycle? Might want to check all your fuses for radio, cigarette lighter, etc. as some are shared with the OBD2 port and might be causing it to...
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      Sounds like this if only the high beams work and...

      Sounds like this if only the high beams work and only when holding the stalk in. If the blower motor and/or wipers only work when holding high beams in too, then it's definitely the ignition switch.
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      Sludge on the cap is perfectly normal and more...

      Sludge on the cap is perfectly normal and more common in the winter during short drives. If they are telling you it's a problem, then they don't know VWs. Coolers themselves rarely fail, it's the...
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      I know VF-Engineering offered them as...

      I know VF-Engineering offered them as replacements for the Z-Engineering kits under warranty, but don't know if they had ABA brackets. Might have only been for a VR6. Don't know if they used the same...
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      Block, head, and head gasket could be damaged and...

      Block, head, and head gasket could be damaged and oil look completely fine. Depends on where they fail. I pulled a cracked VR6 block out of my Mk2 a few months ago and the coolant wasn't mixing with...
    17. I've used just RTV in the past and it holds up...

      I've used just RTV in the past and it holds up really well. Either Permatex ultra grey or copper kind. Remove and clean up that seal some first, put RTV bead all around the inside rim on both sides...
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      I'd pass on it. I purchased a NB with 106k miles...

      I'd pass on it. I purchased a NB with 106k miles for $600 a few months ago. Only needed a coil and tune up, but I did the timing belt, water pump, thermostat, and some other things too. If it has...
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      Since it didn't start until the exhaust work, have you checked for exhaust leaks? Sure it's just not a louder exhaust tricking you? Sounds pretty similar to other 16V's I've heard. Most of them have...
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      Air in the system. Weather might just be an...

      Air in the system. Weather might just be an unrelated coincidence. When you replaced the flange, you may have not burped and removed all air out of the system. Heat should blow warm all the time...
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