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    1. For diesel engines the Mercedes 2.1 Twin turbo...

      For diesel engines the Mercedes 2.1 Twin turbo found in things like the GLK250 is a great engine. Small turbo for low lag then switches to a bigger turbo shortly thereafter. Makes about 200hp and...
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      Not sure if right or wrong. ...

      Not sure if right or wrong. ...
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      The spark plug - you should be able to just...

      The spark plug - you should be able to just unscrew the little cap on top to get to the threaded part like your old plug.
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      Goodwill likely will just recycle it. It's worth...

      Goodwill likely will just recycle it. It's worth nothing.
    5. That's the case around here as well. You have to...

      That's the case around here as well. You have to be a jerk to drive a Dodge.
    6. Had that on mine, was more raggy looking through....

      Had that on mine, was more raggy looking through. Guy at the dealer claimed it was from shipping when new. Not sure I buy that but he had his 'detail guy' fix it up.
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      IMO along with the E39 and E38 they are the high...

      IMO along with the E39 and E38 they are the high watermark of BMW design thus far.
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      No. The light is triggered by miles driven, not...

      No. The light is triggered by miles driven, not the output of the sensor. If you follow the speedometer cable up behind the coolant tank area you will find a box with a button on it. That button...
    9. They were(are) not great. Though not too common...

      They were(are) not great. Though not too common anymore. MK3 rust + least desirable model = early into scrap yard. Also have solid 9.4 discs as OEM as I recall.
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      If you are certain about the Cam timing, and...

      If you are certain about the Cam timing, and given it was wrong once already I would check it again, then are the other basics in order?

      Ignition timing correct and all components in good order?...
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      Envious of the car and time you have to put into...

      Envious of the car and time you have to put into it. Enjoy.
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      Here you go, they're not much. ...

      Here you go, they're not much.

      http://members.shaw.ca/the-hamster/Doors/

      That's 1.5 hours PER door. Sorry if it came across as total. Not going to happen in 1.5 for both.
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      Turned out the motors in both drivers doors that...

      Turned out the motors in both drivers doors that lock/unlock weren't working. Couldn't find any broken solder joints on the rear one. Front I didn't even look. Replaced with all new. Dealer quoted...
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      DTC Entry - door electronics drivers side (42 -...

      DTC Entry - door electronics drivers side (42 - driver door electronics) (3C0959701B 0307 TUER-SG FT 3C0959793 0012)
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      Doors don't actually lock....

      Neither of my drivers side doors lock when you press the remote lock button. Passenger side works fine. You can manually lock the drivers door, but nothing can be done for the rear driver door. ...
    16. Visit the MK1 forum or the 8V Forum. Your car is...

      Visit the MK1 forum or the 8V Forum. Your car is a MK1 Golf.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/forumdisplay.php?11-Golf-I-amp-Jetta-I

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/forumdisplay.php?43-8v-Engine-Forum
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      Last weekend in oct. Sometimes Halloween night...

      Last weekend in oct. Sometimes Halloween night while wife passes out candy.
    18. While he did drive ridiculous, if I remember...

      While he did drive ridiculous, if I remember right he wasn't driving the car when the fatal crash occurred.
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      E39 m5

      E39 m5
    20. I'm with this guy. Just sounds like a stuck...

      I'm with this guy. Just sounds like a stuck lifter to me. I would drive it and try to pump up the lifter. Will likely shut up after a few minutes.
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