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    1. You've heard of valet keys, right? A key you can...

      You've heard of valet keys, right? A key you can hand the valet so he can park the car but can't get into the glovebox or trunk.

      An extra tumbler is how that is achieved. Most door handle lock...
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      The car was driven three times around the...

      The car was driven three times around the country? With those brake rotors on the car? That's like less than 20K miles. What's that got to do with the car being parked long enough for heavy rust...
    3. Could it also be that your master cylinder is...

      Could it also be that your master cylinder is worn out?

      Does the Corrado use the master cylinder from a MKII, or the larger diameter master cylinder from a MKIII?
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      Did you clean the new rotors before you put them...

      Did you clean the new rotors before you put them on the car? Oersonally, I use a dab of gasoline on a rag. Yeah, it's poisonous, but it cuts right through the chemicals spread/sprayed on new...
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      What is that supposed to do? WD-40 is not a...

      What is that supposed to do? WD-40 is not a rubber preservative, it's a moisture displacer. The only thing that soaking a rubber part in WD-40 is going to do is accelerate the the process of the...
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      What are the photos supposed to show or prove? ...

      What are the photos supposed to show or prove?

      That unused rotors Rust? All used rotors will rust on the friction surfaces when they are exposed to moisture and unplated rotors will rust...
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      If you do need new rotors, and you have 15" or...

      If you do need new rotors, and you have 15" or larger wheels, now would be a perfect time to convert to 11" calipers and rotors from a Corrodo G60 or Passat 16V.
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      ATE Germany is a higher grade of brake rotor. ...

      ATE Germany is a higher grade of brake rotor.

      If they show little wear (remember there was only 1-2mm of wear thickness when new) the problem could be the brake pads and not the rotors.

      What...
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      Brembo owns factories all over the world, and...

      Brembo owns factories all over the world, and contracts out to other factories for parts like many/most auto parts sellers. The Brembo rotors that we get for VWs here in the US mostly come from...
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      You don't need to spend anything to get the locks...

      You don't need to spend anything to get the locks all onto the same key.

      Just remove the doorhandles (you were going to do that anyway, right?), stick a key into the lock cylinders to keep the...
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      The black bushing with the orange bushing inside...

      The black bushing with the orange bushing inside it is hard to source. And harder to install.

      You can avoid all that by pulling the old worn-out bushing out while the black bushing is still...
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      Sounds like the rotors are NO GOOD. If you...

      Sounds like the rotors are NO GOOD.

      If you bought them from a retail business, return them for exchange or refund.

      If you bought them from a private party, you're going to eat the loss. Time...
    13. They cost $5 online. If you ordered one before...

      They cost $5 online.

      If you ordered one before you needed it, you'd have a spare sitting in your glovebox now.
    14. It could signal a bad ignition switch, or a bad...

      It could signal a bad ignition switch, or a bad VSS or a broken belt. It is telling you that the ECU is not getting an ignition signal from the VSS for some reason.

      You can remove the steering...
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      This is why many people will not cut disks when...

      This is why many people will not cut disks when they are used, and throw them away.

      How many miles on the disks? Are they both the same age/mileage? Have you had them cut before? How thick are...
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      The trick is to turn the key 45 degrees and hold...

      The trick is to turn the key 45 degrees and hold it, while pulling on the doorhandle, and sliding the doorhandle into place on the door. This will position the doorhandle parts so they capture the...
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      The clutch disc should be the same, but the...

      The clutch disc should be the same, but the pressure plate will be different because the early cars have a different flywheel than later cars.

      If you got the pressure plate to mount correctly than...
    18. The speedometer is driven off the transmission. ...

      The speedometer is driven off the transmission.

      No the mis-matched tire size will not affect the speedometer reading. Are the rear tires rubbing?

      The Owner of the car probably got a good deal...
    19. The belt probably got wet when the hood was...

      The belt probably got wet when the hood was opened, and is slipping now.

      When was the last time you changed the belt or adjusted it?
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      The difference in the price is where the part...

      The difference in the price is where the part comes from. NAFTA makes US made products cheaper than products made in other Countries to import for you. And in Canada you are paying a tax that goes...
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