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    1. I felt up the drivers side of the valve cover and...

      I felt up the drivers side of the valve cover and there is no prominent clacking.



      Are you suggesting that the fact that the sound disappears above 2000rpm could indicate oil starvation?
    2. Thank you for the quick replies. My screwdriver...

      Thank you for the quick replies. My screwdriver stethoscope tells me the sound is definitely coming from the timing chain side of the motor. Sounds like I should get an oil pressure sensor to hook...
    3. Easy job. Make sure you completely remove the...

      Easy job. Make sure you completely remove the old gasket. You shouldn't need sealant. Don't cheap out, buy one from VW and not an aftermarket gasket.

      video at bottom:...
    4. Ticking sound below 2000 RPM *youtube video*

      Usually just use my car to commute, but took a 600mi weekend trip and now I'm getting a ticking noise at idle all the way to 2000 RPM. It disappears above that.
      click for youtube video
      If you ...
    5. Is your arrow pointing to the y-shaped hose? ...

      Is your arrow pointing to the y-shaped hose? That's the upper PCV hose. I would overhaul your entire PCV system (new upper and lower SILICONE hoses, PCV valve, L-shaped pipe that the PCV sits in...
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      This. The one from VW doesn't require any extra...

      This. The one from VW doesn't require any extra gasket sealant. Just make sure the old "new" one is cleaned off completely before installing the new.
    7. Good thinking posting a video. A starter has an...

      Good thinking posting a video.
      A starter has an electric motor and a solenoid that pushes the motor into contact with the engine flywheel to crank the engine. The solenoid should retract when...
    8. Easy check: get under the car and look at these...

      Easy check: get under the car and look at these to rule them out. The rubber on mine was completely detached from the control arm. CLUNK! I think you would have noticed though when you changed the...
    9. Sounds like a bad alternator. Take it to...

      Sounds like a bad alternator. Take it to Autozone/O'reilley/Nappa and ask them to test your alternator and battery. They should do it for free. Call them first and see if you need to remove the...
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      How tricky was it to wrap the arm of the mirror...

      How tricky was it to wrap the arm of the mirror that connects to the car? Did you have to use a piece as large as the one in the stretch video? I've been wanting to wrap mine in 3M 1080-S120 (Satin...
    11. Glad you found the problem. Swapping the...

      Glad you found the problem. Swapping the alternator in my Jetta was a pitb. Took me 2 or 3 hours the first time, then because of the shoddy rebuild I had to change it again. I had a buddy who went...
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      I bought the ECS stage 2 kit a couple of years...

      I bought the ECS stage 2 kit a couple of years ago. The tie rods were Myele brand, and rusted within a few months. I don't remember the OEMs even looking that rusty. Also, if I had to do it again,...
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      Try tightening the exhaust bolts on your downpipe...

      Try tightening the exhaust bolts on your downpipe flange. Mine are 16mm on the 1.8, which not every tool set will have. 17mm may turn them a little, but then strip them.
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      Plastic Epoxy + metal rod

      I had this happen to my glove box, and didn't want to pay +$200 for a new door. I pried the front part of the door off using a thin flathead screwdriver. I then saw that there were a couple of...
    15. Checked the Alternator?

      I had a similar problem several years ago. The car was running, but all gauges went dead. It ended up being the voltage regulator part of the alternator. I tried getting the alternator rebuilt,...
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      Dimensions of the blend doors?

      Great DIY. I'm looking forward to having warm air blow out of more than just one vent!!
      I'm trying to figure out the amount of material I need to cut to fit the blend doors. It's hard to tell from...
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      Thanks! I'll start shopping around and hopefully...

      Thanks! I'll start shopping around and hopefully can do this myself.
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      Nice photo work and build blog!

      Nice photo work and build blog!
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      I could do $500 to $1000, but don't want to drop...

      I could do $500 to $1000, but don't want to drop 1k if I don't need that much of a setup. I use this car for daily driving May do 1 or 2 autocrosses this year until I can get a 2nd car with RWD.
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      coilovers or strut/spring kit? I don't know...

      coilovers or strut/spring kit? I don't know enough about either to choose. I just just want a nice ride, good handling, and don't want my fenders to look like they're sitting on the tires.
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