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    1. 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,...
    4. 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 ...
    5. 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
    6. 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.
    7. 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...
    8. thanks for the info.

      thanks for the info.
    9. 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...
    11. 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...
    12. Thoroughly test the windows, since our 2012's...

      Thoroughly test the windows, since our 2012's were plagued with erratic 'upzy-downzy' movement that finally
      required VW to replace motors.
    13. You may want to look into the Go Fast Bits...

      You may want to look into the Go Fast Bits Diverter Valve with an improved main spring. I've had it in my
      2012 K04 Turbo beetle for over a year now without any issues. I also installed the Unitronic...
    14. I was able to find a two-piece bra for my 2012...

      I was able to find a two-piece bra for my 2012 Turbo Beetle at www.autoeverything.com
      Besides the standard vinyl one they offer, for a few bucks more, a 'carbon fiber look' model
      that is is easy to...
    15. HPA offers a Red 75 durometer insert that should...

      HPA offers a Red 75 durometer insert that should fit inside your original hardware. I have it in my
      2012 Turbo Beetle six-speed but keep in mind it is constructed from much stiffer material than the...
    16. If you switch your problem pod to the other side...

      If you switch your problem pod to the other side and plug in that side's harness, you can zero in on
      if your harness was the culprit.
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      Had to get BFI to extend the length of the hose...

      Had to get BFI to extend the length of the hose by 3" that goes from the 'can' straight back toward the firewall and needs to curve around the back of my Unitronic intake pipe. It seems that the...
    18. And here I was thinking it was an additive I...

      And here I was thinking it was an additive I should be placing in my gas tank! Now my car just
      'farts' all the time after I emptied the bottle in the tank. I wish you guys would keep me better ...
    19. Those 20" wheels look great but after about a...

      Those 20" wheels look great but after about a half-hour of driving in the NY Metro area
      they would need to be refinished. Even the 19" ones I see on Beetles are always in need
      of repair. Once you...
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      If the connections inside the pod are securely...

      If the connections inside the pod are securely attached, including the bulbs, they should work as
      mine do, without a problem. Other than what I've just mentioned, if there is a problem with them...
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