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      My six-speed KO4 Turbo Beetle has no vibration...

      My six-speed KO4 Turbo Beetle has no vibration problem of any kind. In addition to the
      HPA 'Red' dog-bone mount insert in the car for the past two years, I also swapped out
      the oem motor mount for...
    2. Rick, of American Restoration T.V. Show, says what?

      He began by talking about cleaning battery terminals but then added that if your
      connections and terminals are clean, the best way to maintain that they remain
      this way is to spray them (while...
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      My six-speed K04 Turbo beetle was fitted with the...

      My six-speed K04 Turbo beetle was fitted with the Southbend 'Stage 2 Daily' over two years
      ago and is enjoyable to drive, even in daily stop and go traffic. Also had the OEM VW throwout
      bearing...
    4. Explaing the NGK spark plug options - by HSTuning

      If you go to the Technical (VW & Audi) section and zero in on the forum
      for 2.0TSI & TFSI (EA888 Gen 1 and Gen 2) Engines and scroll down to
      'Explaining The Spark Plug Options For The FSI/TSI...
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      Lots of plastic clips are involved, and if you...

      Lots of plastic clips are involved, and if you are ever planning on returning the seat then make sure
      you carefully pry open the clips with a tool that body shops use. The clips are plastic and can...
    6. My HPA K04 'six speed' 2012 TB has had no...

      My HPA K04 'six speed' 2012 TB has had no vibration or 'wheel hop' issues for over two years now. In
      addition to the HPA 'dog bone' 75 durometer 'Red' insert that utilizes the OEM hardware, I have...
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      In the first photo you have a side view of the...

      In the first photo you have a side view of the Black (7/8") Trim-Gard - Drip Rail Molding
      that runs above the side glass, on the side roof section, extending so as to cover both side
      windows....
    8. Maybe someone can pull out from the archives,...

      Maybe someone can pull out from the archives, pictures I posted under the heading
      'Ridgeman's Big Wing'. You can then see a side shot view of the car. I don't know how to
      locate the photo easily...
    9. www.brandsport.com/drip-rail-molding.html Have...

      www.brandsport.com/drip-rail-molding.html

      Have had this product on my TB for three years and it holds up well, is easy to install, and does help to
      catch water before it streams into my car with...
    10. Installed the linkage arm today and it is a quite...

      Installed the linkage arm today and it is a quite simple, straight forward install. Do use
      patience prying up the tabs that surround the plunger cap, noting that there are some tabs
      that are low,...
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      Had to do a 'double-take' with regard to the...

      Had to do a 'double-take' with regard to the photo of your white Beetle.
      My first 'quick glance' didn't realize the other car parked behind it and
      the Beetle looked to take on the look of a Beetle...
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      My TB has been at K04 level for over two years...

      My TB has been at K04 level for over two years now with no vibrations. Originally had severe 'wheel hop'
      in my six-speed but followed HPA's advice and installed their 75 durometer 'Red' insert,...
    13. Instructions from Dieselgeek, concerning their...

      Instructions from Dieselgeek, concerning their panzer plate, stated that each time the plate is
      re-installed, it is recommended to coat each returning screw-thread bolt with a small amount of ...
    14. Gruven Parts lists the following VW OEM Intake...

      Gruven Parts lists the following VW OEM Intake Manifold numbers as being compatible to their linkage arm.
      06J-133-201-AS
      06J-133-201-AL
      06J-133-201-G
      06J-133--BD
    15. They do have an impressive, diversified product...

      They do have an impressive, diversified product line, though mostly for cars other than our 2.0's.
    16. Billet Aluminum Replacement for plastic intake manifold linkage arm

      Ryan Jacobs (Hyde16) has done an extensive report on this upgrade in the
      Tecnical (VW/Audi) Section @ Forum: 2.0TSI &TFSI (EA888 Gen 1 and Gen 2) Engine
      This 'much stronger' than the plastic...
    17. thanks for the info.

      thanks for the info.
    18. With regard to preventive measures concerning...

      With regard to preventive measures concerning carbon build-up, have been told that in addition to
      installing a catch can, using Techron by Chevron (gas additive) every 3,000 miles helps immensely....
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      Have heard complaints about 'wheel hop' and...

      Have heard complaints about 'wheel hop' and vibration in the cabin after upgrading to higher power
      levels. When I went to K04 the changes I made included insertion of HPA's Red 75 durometer 'Dog...
    20. Ron Ananian, AKA 'The Car Doctor', highly...

      Ron Ananian, AKA 'The Car Doctor', highly recommends using Techron by Chevron in the gas tank every
      3,000 miles to prevent 'caked on' build-up of carbon. He states that it comes with Chevron...
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