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    1. No actually, a T/B is more reliable than a chain....

      No actually, a T/B is more reliable than a chain. At about 200K miles, a chain, sprockets and guides will need to be replaced for about 4 times the cost of replacing a T/B.
    2. I must be on borrowed time. I have 147K miles on...

      I must be on borrowed time. I have 147K miles on my TDI alternator.

      On the TDI's a common fail point is the one way over running clutched alternator pulley. I changed mine at 88K miles when I...
    3. Why is it their job to top off your fluids? It...

      Why is it their job to top off your fluids? It would be nice if they did, but you have to remember that oil and coolant cost money. Keeping fluid levels correct between scheduled services is strictly...
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      Most likely, your car had G-12 in it from the...

      Most likely, your car had G-12 in it from the factory. If the old stuff was pink then it was G-12. Do not mix Prestone green with G-12, the 2 mixed together will cause serious problems in your...
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      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Keep them...

      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Keep them coming............
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      So what is so wrong with posting a picture with...

      So what is so wrong with posting a picture with her face? What does age have to do with it? I've seen a lots of wimmens that were hot into there 50's.

      From the picture posted, she could resemble...
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      Nice. However, we need a complete picture for you...

      Nice. However, we need a complete picture for you to get the coveted :thumbup:.........................
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      I have heard that as well. My understanding is...

      I have heard that as well. My understanding is that VW made some changes in 07, so an 07 might be a "split" year with some have the early chain and some having the later chain.

      The real kicker...
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      Back in about 1985ish there was an airshow here...

      Back in about 1985ish there was an airshow here in Everett, WA. were the SR71 was on static display. It didn't fly during the airshow, but when if left, it did an AB flyby and at about the tower,...
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      Best post yet. I may not be the smartest man in...

      Best post yet. I may not be the smartest man in America, but if a cop tells me I need to put the gun down, it's a done deal. Even if the officer is in the wrong, it can be sorted out later while I'm...
    11. How the radiators different? AFAIK, the oil...

      How the radiators different? AFAIK, the oil cooler for the trans is mounted on the transmission on an automatic.
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      IDNK there is a VW "scene" as such. Probably more...

      IDNK there is a VW "scene" as such. Probably more like a lunatic fringe that seems to be going mainstream with higher sales numbers.:D

      You probably don't have any type of warranty to deal with, so...
    13. Thread: True?

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      Those $300 supposed Cold Air Intakes are a...

      Those $300 supposed Cold Air Intakes are a complete waste of money. Zero performance gains and if they have an oiled mesh filter, they don't filter as well as an OEM filter and will over time damage...
    14. It would be helpful to know what car you have...

      It would be helpful to know what car you have like make model and year.

      Nothing here that insurance would even remotely cover.
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      If you don't want your car to experience a...

      If you don't want your car to experience a failure from substandard mechanical parts, DO NOT buy from Prothe or any of his other aliases. The carnage his mechanical parts have caused is well known on...
    16. Ohio, the new Florida...............

      Ohio, the new Florida...............
    17. That just drives me up the wall. How could...

      That just drives me up the wall. How could someone get past Junior High without knowing how to construct proper sentences and paragraphs?

      You see it more often then you should in post on these...
    18. What do the timing sprockets (pulleys) have to do...

      What do the timing sprockets (pulleys) have to do with the serpentine belt or tensioner? Timing sprockets are solid with no over running clutch function, and usually last the life if the engine....
    19. Dealers are a bad place to go, but then a lot of...

      Dealers are a bad place to go, but then a lot of indie shops will FUBAR a TDI as well. IDK about NAPA, but their parts do seem better than some of the other places. Was it new or rebuilt and what was...
    20. So, why did you replace your alternator? The most...

      So, why did you replace your alternator? The most common failure mode for a TDI alternator is a failed one way clutched pulley. With the Metal Nerd tool, you can change the pulley in about 15 minutes...
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