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      White Wookie Update

      It's been forever since I have updated the progress on the WW here. So this is where we are.

      The head has come back from the machine shop. Slightly milled, cleaned, valve guides and seals...
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      Thank you! She is in process right now. I am...

      Thank you!

      She is in process right now. I am waiting on a few gaskets from ShopDAP. I should have the bottom end and trans out this week. There is a lot of behind the scenes stuff happening for...
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      Takata Airbags

      So VW just announced a stop sale on 680,000 VWs in the US. It seems like the drivers airbags may be impacted by the Takata airbag issue.

      This impacts many models from 2006-2014.


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    4. HAHA, I was wondering how I got involved into a...

      HAHA, I was wondering how I got involved into a thread like this LOL!!
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      Sadly no. I try really hard not to speculate on...

      Sadly no. I try really hard not to speculate on why they do something on one car, and not another. ;)
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      Did you replace the pump? I wonder if it still...

      Did you replace the pump? I wonder if it still the pump leaking. If you take the belly pan off, you can see the bottom of the pump.

      That seems to be a ton of engine oil.

      You can also add oil...
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      That would be me :) Thanks for the kind words and...

      That would be me :) Thanks for the kind words and watching the show :)



      Thank you very much
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      Yep VW dealer tech:)

      Yep VW dealer tech:)
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      Thank you :) I really appreciate that. I try and...

      Thank you :) I really appreciate that. I try and swing in when I have time.
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      Not sure what you mean. We didn't find any signs...

      Not sure what you mean. We didn't find any signs that car was tuned. When I post videos like this, I always get asked if the car was tuned.
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      Catastrophic Turbo Failure

      We have now seen 2 failing trubos on MKVII GTIs. This was an early revision on a car with about 20k miles. The maintenance history was good, and no signs of tuning.

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    12. Top 5 Failures 1999-2005 MK4 Golf, Beetle and Jetta

      I am having a little fun on the show lately and doing some "Top 5 Failures" videos. This week I did the MK4 and thought you guys may get a laugh out of it. That and get all nostalgic about the fun...
    13. I just replaced an ECM for something similar. It...

      I just replaced an ECM for something similar. It started out that the car would not start in the rain. I went through all the really common things, like coil and other maintenance crap. I was getting...
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      You are welcome. As are as the TDI thing........

      You are welcome. As are as the TDI thing..... UHHHHHH We really have not been hit that bad. The sales department is semi slow, but is picking up a little. There has been no official repair sent down...
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      It looks like it was 1 issue with a Tiguan. I...

      It looks like it was 1 issue with a Tiguan. I can confirm that VW does use Takata airbags.

      Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    16. :wave: The Ryobi is okay. I also got the Autel...

      :wave:

      The Ryobi is okay. I also got the Autel Borescope. It is pretty MEH. The light is not as bright as it needs to be. Here is a review I did a while back on it....
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      Thank you!! :thumbup::beer:
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      Yea the big stuff is finished. Now I have 10,000...

      Yea the big stuff is finished. Now I have 10,000 loose ends to finish up. Lol

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      Thanks :) Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using...

      Thanks :)

      Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
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      Vacuum Pump DIY Video

      Hey everyone. A lot of folks have asked me about doing more DIY videos. So I finally got a chance to do one on a 2.5. This video will also help if you are installing the vacuum pump delete kit....
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