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    1. The doorhandle on the right in the photo looks...

      The doorhandle on the right in the photo looks wrong (maybe it's the angle the photo is taken from).

      On the doorhandle on the left you can see the two parts of the doorhandle (shiny metal stop on...
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      All three types of impellers have their...

      All three types of impellers have their advantages and disadvantages.

      Cast iron is the heaviest in weight, the most expensive, and the most durable/reliable.

      Plastic is the least expensive,...
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      It's hard to know exactly which tube you are...

      It's hard to know exactly which tube you are talking about without a better description, and a photo. But if I had to guess, I'd guess that you are talking about the vapor recovery line that runs...
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      Bilstein HDs and Sports last almost forever,...

      Bilstein HDs and Sports last almost forever, unless abuse them by running them with the wrong springs or coil overs set too low, or they are damaged by rust.

      Used Bilstein HDs and Sports are...
    5. Sometimes the doors stick to the door seals. ...

      Sometimes the doors stick to the door seals.

      Has noting to do with the door latch.

      Have you tried bumping the interior door panel with your shoulder while pulling the interior door handle?
    6. Yes, I've seen lots of Magnaflow catbacks here in...

      Yes, I've seen lots of Magnaflow catbacks here in CA. They are very popular for some reason. I suspect that the modest price (for an advertised stainless catback) has a lot to do with it. ...
    7. You should consider replacing the entire exhaust...

      You should consider replacing the entire exhaust system from the catalytic converter to the tailpipe (called catback).

      The best for bang for the was a techtonics aluminized catback with a dynomax...
    8. A lot of people with VWs have problems with...

      A lot of people with VWs have problems with rebuilt alternators and starters from AutoZone.

      I recommend that you have it tested before you pay for it if you are buying one.

      Keep the...
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      If you are still looking for replacement slide...

      If you are still looking for replacement slide pins, take the remaining slide pin out of the same caliper carriers and go to a AutoZone and/or Oreilleys and see if you can match it up. Both of these...
    10. As far as I know, all MKIII VR6 cars came with...

      As far as I know, all MKIII VR6 cars came with the Plus Suspension which featured increased castor. So all VR6 cars should have come with the strut mounts with the separate bearings, and the small...
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      The balljoint looks bent to me. The balljoints...

      The balljoint looks bent to me.

      The balljoints normally mount parallel to the lower control arm, with the balljoint stub at the top angling to mate with the strut.

      In your photo. the balljoint...
    12. If you buy quality parts online, replace all of...

      If you buy quality parts online, replace all of the recommended parts, and do the work yourself, $300-$350 for parts.

      If you go to a independent shop, the shop will supply the parts, and probably...
    13. 10W30 and 10W40 have exactly the same pumping...

      10W30 and 10W40 have exactly the same pumping characteristics at 30F at the cold weather minimum temperature spec. That's what the 10W is telling you. 10W30 has the performance characteristics of a...
    14. You really should have the Bentley Factory...

      You really should have the Bentley Factory Service Manual for the car.

      The rack has a center point where the wheels should point straight forward. VW specifies setting the left tierod to a...
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      If they are already on the car, and you managed...

      If they are already on the car, and you managed to get a front alignment, no reason to take them off the car until the bushings or the balljoints are shot, or the finish breaks up or the welds crack...
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      Inferior material quality. Thinner metal. ...

      Inferior material quality.

      Thinner metal.

      Poor/crude welding.

      Poor match to OE dimensional specs

      Low quality bushings (if included).
    17. Where did you get the oil pressure sensor from? ...

      Where did you get the oil pressure sensor from?

      I'd try replacing them again, and make sure they have the correct values. The are numerous pressure sensors available for reading different...
    18. Inside edges of the tire tread wearing too...

      Inside edges of the tire tread wearing too quickly is usually due to improper toe, but could also be due to incorrect camber.

      You can set the camber and toe on the car with a couple of tools,...
    19. Don't overtighten. Torque spec is only 40ftlbs....

      Don't overtighten. Torque spec is only 40ftlbs.

      The impact wrench should easily loosen the top nut, unless some Idiot use an air gun to tighten when it was installed.

      If the strut shaft spins...
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      Most of the parts sold by FLAPS (friendly...

      Most of the parts sold by FLAPS (friendly neighborhood auto parts store) for VWs are JUNK.

      I'd recommend the Deeza brand complete lower control arms sold by Rock Auto. They come complete with the...
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