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      I managed to go to a really crappy shop that just...

      I managed to go to a really crappy shop that just didn't set my camber (-2.5). I started wearing tires, and they refused to help (saying I needed special "camber bolts"), so I did it myself with a...
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      You can check it yourself too, I used a tape...

      You can check it yourself too, I used a tape measure (toe) and an angle finding app (camber).

      Or you can just wait :P
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      Water pumps are the same back to mk1. I don't...

      Water pumps are the same back to mk1. I don't think they'll stop making those soon, haha.
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      I think it's because sometimes, in some cases,...

      I think it's because sometimes, in some cases, you might get lucky. This is why anecdotal evidence does not equal fact. ;)
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      Yes, if the compression test fails, do a "wet"...

      Yes, if the compression test fails, do a "wet" one (a few drops of oil in the spark plug holes) to make sure it's not the rings, but actually the valves. I'd it fails again you know the valves are...
    6. I'm not really looking to race, it's a cabrio. I...

      I'm not really looking to race, it's a cabrio. I just drive it places, sometimes like a grandma because I like my car lol. I did that stuff with my jetta, and it got me nowhere but speeding tickets...
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      So, I think we have officially hit "old" car...

      So, I think we have officially hit "old" car status. It's no longer "what did they make" but "who still makes things" :P
    8. Hey, all I did was give advice. You take it as...

      Hey, all I did was give advice. You take it as you want, no need to be rude in your reply. I apologize for reacting to your rudeness instead of explaining that. I ask for nothing in return but don't...
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      Could be a bad alignment. One tire pulls one way,...

      Could be a bad alignment. One tire pulls one way, then the crown changes or something, and the other tire takes over.

      When you check for movement, don't just assume it's the wheel bearing....
    10. My **** is legit. Go back and read my post and...

      My **** is legit. Go back and read my post and yours and tell me again it doesn't sound personal and arrogant.

      I've been working on Volkswagens for over 10 years. There's some things that need to...
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      http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/27/2350afc...

      http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/27/2350afc17f708fba8dd102300b16dce4.jpg

      Randomly spotted these, don't like the color mix much but they stood out [emoji106] appear to be new Accord wheels...
    12. Yeah, corners cut. Thanks, dick! Lol. Sorry for...

      Yeah, corners cut. Thanks, dick! Lol. Sorry for offering advice, I'll make sure not to do it next time [emoji106] you're so smart, you can't align it?
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      Not necessarily. A broken/mistimed belt does not...

      Not necessarily. A broken/mistimed belt does not automatically mean a valve job. Check the belt top to bottom (take all the covers off) and see what you find. Loosen the belt, and turn the...
    14. pretty cvool, would be more cool if I could read...

      pretty cvool, would be more cool if I could read any of it lol.

      I had all the EUro delivery paperwork for my 93 Passat VR. That was pretty cool. I've also found old paperwork in junkyards for cars...
    15. Why I always take my car for a nice drying drive...

      Why I always take my car for a nice drying drive after an engine wash :)
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      http://fastestlaps.com/photos/_Bricklin_SV-1.jpg...

      http://fastestlaps.com/photos/_Bricklin_SV-1.jpg

      Found this when searching for the Bricklin:
      http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/corvai10.jpg
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      Wheel bearings are fairly easy to check, with the...

      Wheel bearings are fairly easy to check, with the car up in the air, try to shake the wheels and see if they move. If they do, find out where they're loose. Does it feel loose on the road (wandering...
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      What does that even mean? Mk3.5 parts? Hella...

      What does that even mean? Mk3.5 parts? Hella headlights? :confused:
    19. Highly dependent on your state. Where are you...

      Highly dependent on your state. Where are you from?
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      FV-QR

      Just looked in Euro ETKA, didn't see separate holders? They use the same part numbers as NA lights for the trays. Are you sure you aren't talking about aftermarket lights? many swap to the more...
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