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      I ordered the standard kit for the mk5 gti....

      I ordered the standard kit for the mk5 gti. fitment is spot on. once installed, i dialed in the fitment by angling the the plate so that it is right up against the upper edge of lower right grille...
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      http://www.usmillworks.com/vw.html superb...

      http://www.usmillworks.com/vw.html

      superb quality :thumbup:
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      from what I understand, you want to be at 12.5 or...

      from what I understand, you want to be at 12.5 or above when not charging (engine off), so 13.0 is good.
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      may be a similar situation as to what can happen...

      may be a similar situation as to what can happen to the aux function after having the battery disconnected.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4673386-AUX-mode-broken-on-radio-FIX

      If you...
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      yes. with labor rates at most shops being around...

      yes. with labor rates at most shops being around $100 per hour, it is very easy to get to 130 to 150 for alignments. a lot of shops charge extra time for the "hassle" of dealing with lowered cars or...
    6. ^tis true Volvo Haldex Filter part #30787687 ...

      ^tis true

      Volvo Haldex Filter part #30787687

      same filter, different package, $22, boom.
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      too bad you aren't 4 hours closer or I would let...

      too bad you aren't 4 hours closer or I would let you pay me :D

      the prices most shops charge for the dsg service are astronomical
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      yeah i used the supplied hardware. I read over...

      yeah i used the supplied hardware. I read over the instructions a third time and i am 100% certain all is correct (it would be really quite difficult to do this wrong as it is a very simple). I did...
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      kind of a late reply, but, I had this happen on 2...

      kind of a late reply, but, I had this happen on 2 of my mkv gli's. in both instances, one of the cooling fans (module attached to fan) had malfunctioned and as an overheating preventative measure the...
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      the part #'s for the complete cylinder head...

      the part #'s for the complete cylinder head gasket service kit are distinctly different, but the part # for the individual head gasket is the same. If you look at a vw part schematic, they will not...
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      any chance it could be a version of this:...

      any chance it could be a version of this:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5486017-honk-honk-went-the-Borla&highlight=propshaft

      I know this noise would not manifest from the front end of...
    12. Thread: Winter photos

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      ^^these have always been a few of my favorites....

      ^^these have always been a few of my favorites. :thumbup:
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      wow, way to be thorough with that module check....

      wow, way to be thorough with that module check. at least you proactively resoldered those joints while it was apart :thumbup:

      fuel pump relay? but this would not explain the fuel gauge dropping to...
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      does the pump prime when you turn the key to the...

      does the pump prime when you turn the key to the ignition on position? I tend to turn the key to this position, wait a couple seconds while the pump primes, then turn to the start position.

      and...
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      ^^thanks for taking the time to check. I...

      ^^thanks for taking the time to check.

      I addressed this last night. basically the 8mm allen head bolt and giant flat washer are bottoming out on the threaded post that comes down through the upper...
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      did this over the weekend, drastic and immediate...

      did this over the weekend, drastic and immediate improvement in the vibrations. but, I cannot be the only one who removed the rubber hoods and noticed that the yellow donut mount that goes below the...
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      notice in the original post: Last edited by...

      notice in the original post:


      Last edited by flpside71; 01-20-2015 at 06:19 PM. Reason: Part Sold
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      Hate the mess the snow and salt bring. But I love...

      Hate the mess the snow and salt bring. But I love the giant, anything goes playground it creates.

      https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7438/16584306611_92b28e6e23_b.jpg
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      well since the coils and plugs are recently new,...

      well since the coils and plugs are recently new, you are going to have to see if you have any other faults (i.e. fuel trim, evap, lean mixture, misfires, etc...) before you start shotgunning parts at...
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      Congrats! :thumbup: ooh chesapeake...get out...

      Congrats! :thumbup: ooh chesapeake...get out there and play in this snow storm.

      Last weekend:
      Haldex & Rear Diff service

      This weekend:
      DSG service, pads & rotors all the way around, brake...
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