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    1. Rear brakes aside. I came out of work today and...

      Rear brakes aside. I came out of work today and noticed the rake on the car was horrible. Shifter parts will likely have to wait.

      Official measurements of tire to fender gap-
      3 1/2 fingers...
    2. Thanks for the info guys. I did find the...

      Thanks for the info guys.

      I did find the bearings, just needed to do a better search.

      Order at ECS-
      POWERFLEX Purple strut bushings
      ---bearings :)
      Ultimate dogbone
      --173
    3. Thanks. I will look for the control arm bushings...

      Thanks. I will look for the control arm bushings and shifter bushings. I'm pretty sure I saw cracking in the control arm bushings last time the wheels were off. Those IDF control arms are sweet...
    4. Bushings and mounts - need some help deciding

      02 Jetta GLS 5spd - all stock
      175K miles

      I definitely need the upper strut bushings. The passenger side has decided to push up through the wheel well. Also, there is what feels to be quite a bit...
    5. Old thread revival with update. Just wanted to...

      Old thread revival with update.

      Just wanted to let people know. In this specific case, it was the pump starting to go. My guess is the pump was seizing.. Came out of work one day (bright sunny...
    6. Making sure all the manufacturer recommended...

      Making sure all the manufacturer recommended maintenance is done.
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      Looks to be for MK5/6 as seen here -...

      Looks to be for MK5/6 as seen here - http://www.42draftdesigns.com/VW-Mk5Mk6-FSITSI-Performance-Resonator_p_270.html

      Sorry. Can't help determine if oe or aftermarket.
    8. Thanks. The odd part is the lack of pump noise...

      Thanks.

      The odd part is the lack of pump noise that has me stumped. Locally the relay is $55 and the pump about $320, filter about $15. I did read where someone was able to move the relay and it...
    9. 02 GLS 1.8T weird starting issue - need help

      Car-
      2002 Jetta GLS 1.8T (engine stock except diverter valve)
      171k miles


      It's done this a couple times now. Both while raining out/high humidity.


      Prior to this, I could hear the pump...
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      If your fuel is like it is here, 91 is ethenol...

      If your fuel is like it is here, 91 is ethenol free and 93 contains up to 10% ethenol. As long as you run either of those you should be good. As others have stated, i was always under the impression...
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      This

      This
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      I can bring beer to share. I'm not a leech lol...

      I can bring beer to share. I'm not a leech lol (And the extra hand offer is legit if needed. Been a while since getting my hands dirty.)
      That car has a neutral, push that B out of there and get...
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      Sweet! Then i can come over and you can do mine! ...

      Sweet! Then i can come over and you can do mine! I would offer a set of hands if you need but I can also supervise and just stay out of way(also in milwaukee area). Can't wait to see the...
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      If needed. I can try to take a couple pictures. I...

      If needed. I can try to take a couple pictures. I have this done (prev owner) on my 02 Jetta
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      Not that you have to DIY replacement. But it...

      Not that you have to DIY replacement. But it should cover everything you're looking for....
    16. Good call! I didn't even think of doing that. ...

      Good call! I didn't even think of doing that. There has to be several independent shops I pass to/from work. I will have to stop in one to see what they say. Thanks!

      P.S- Nice build!, still...
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      Bad news ( think). I won't be getting...

      Bad news ( think).

      I won't be getting anything. The Jetta replacement is put on hold until financing is a little better. The GTI payments would have been just over 300 without any trade in. The...
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      Pickleheadguy After giving them my car for 2k, I...

      Pickleheadguy
      After giving them my car for 2k, I would be paying ~$9900 for the 09 Rabbit (as the dealer said- they aren't common and usually sell fast). I was even considering seeing if they would...
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      Replacing 02 Jetta with 09 Rabbit?

      02 VW Jetta GLS
      4cyl 1.8T 5spd
      168,000 miles

      Extras / Mods
      Aftermarket diverter
      R32 rims and new tires (Summer)
      Aluminum 16.s with Blizzacks (Winter)
      GLI interior
      GLI lips and side skirts
    20. I know it's really late but here as the final...

      I know it's really late but here as the final result.

      After talking to the dealer and looking at some old pictures. The tail lights may have been like that. BUT the mess they left, the service...
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