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      I would think that the oil is not being atomized...

      I would think that the oil is not being atomized by the injectors (which are designed to atomize gas). The oil ends up at the bottom of the cylinders, leaking down past the rings, ending up in the...
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      I would drain the old oil out of the compressor...

      I would drain the old oil out of the compressor and refill the compressor with the specified amount of oil, before installing it.

      Flushing the compressor before installation is not necessary.
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      You're not giving as much to work with... I...

      You're not giving as much to work with...

      I give it a shot. But I'll be doing a lot of guessing.

      From the banjo fitting on one end, if you are using VW OE calipers, they must be 11.3" calipers...
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      A rotational thumping is usually not a bad wheel...

      A rotational thumping is usually not a bad wheel bearing, which usually roars or grinds unless it has become REAL BAD, IS SEIZED, and is ready to fall apart.

      Could it be a bent wheel, or defective...
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      You have a loose connector on the instrument...

      You have a loose connector on the instrument cluster or a bad solder connection on the cluster (defective) itself.

      You blew through the purge valve? What is that supposed to prove? Was that with...
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      No it isn't. You probably have seized or...

      No it isn't.

      You probably have seized or broken parking brake cable, or a defective or disconnected rear brake caliper (rear disk brakes) or defective rear (drum) brake.
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      My my experience, 800g (20oz) is not enough R134a...

      My my experience, 800g (20oz) is not enough R134a to make a MKIII ac system work properly.

      Look at the numbers. The low side is still too low. Depending on the outside temperature, the low side...
    8. You need to rebuild the shift linkage from the...

      You need to rebuild the shift linkage from the transmission to the shift lever. A relatively inexpensive, simple project. You can get a it with quality components, including all of the parts you...
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      First of all you need to realize that a...

      First of all you need to realize that a diagnostic code reader is not the same thing as n experienced mechanic, and does not tell you what is broken, or what needs replacing. Don't go out and...
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      If the Seller told you that he was jumping the...

      If the Seller told you that he was jumping the small diameter terminal to 12V+ to make the starter turn, what he was telling you is that the signal from the ignition switch that goes to the starter...
    11. If you have a early 96 ABA (before 6/96), your...

      If you have a early 96 ABA (before 6/96), your car has the early ABA strut hardware. The VR6/Late ABA strut hardware is far superior from a functional/performance standpoint as it decouples the...
    12. A power bleeder is one way to go. You can make...

      A power bleeder is one way to go.

      You can make one for about $25 using instructions on Dan's site.

      Or, you can try a vaccuum bleeder like a MityVac. I would disconnect the rubber line from the...
    13. You need to bleed the ABS Pump. You need to get a...

      You need to bleed the ABS Pump. You need to get a working VAG.com OR goto the VW Dealer to get this done.
    14. On ventilated rotors, I've seen rust eat the...

      On ventilated rotors, I've seen rust eat the rotors from the inside of the vents to the point where the rotors were dangerous, with the braking surfaces ready to break into the vents, while still...
    15. Oil gets thinner as it heats up. If the outside...

      Oil gets thinner as it heats up. If the outside temperature gets over 95F, the recommended oil weight is 20W-50.

      The oil could be getting too thinner and oil pressure dropping because of the...
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      The problem is probably not the blower motor...

      The problem is probably not the blower motor resistor. If speed #4 was burned-out on the resistor, none of the motor speeds would work. The problem is probably a bad speed selector switch. The...
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      On disk brake calipers, it's normal for the...

      On disk brake calipers, it's normal for the piston/brake pads to retract slightly on their own when the brake pedal is released as the brake fluid flows back towards the master cylinder. Front disk...
    18. Is the car slammed to the ground/lowered? The...

      Is the car slammed to the ground/lowered?

      The engine oil pan is low and exposed, and it is not uncommon for it to get damaged from grounding the car. More so on lowered cars.

      Get down and look...
    19. The ac clutch pulley is pinning whenever the ac...

      The ac clutch pulley is pinning whenever the ac is off, and the engine is running.

      The ac compressor bearings only spin when the ac clutch is engaged and the ac compressor is running.

      If you...
    20. Looks to me like the golf ball is missing off the...

      Looks to me like the golf ball is missing off the relay lever.

      If you follow the link where you replaced the bushing up towards the firewall there is a shaft that points down that is suppose to...
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