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      When these terminals burn up, it's because of a...

      When these terminals burn up, it's because of a corroded, dirty, or loose connection. A lot of current needs to flow through these, and if there's even just a tenth of an ohm of resistance between...
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      Sometimes small leaks are hard to spot because...

      Sometimes small leaks are hard to spot because the amount leaking is small enough that it dries before it's readily visible.

      You can get a UV dye to put in the coolant (AutoZone and other stores...
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      Do you have a voltmeter?

      Do you have a voltmeter?
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      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

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    5. Do you have a voltmeter? The turbine sound is...

      Do you have a voltmeter?

      The turbine sound is probably the SAI pump. If it's unusually loud, you might have a loose or broken SAI hose.
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      Did you scan using VCDS or a regular OBD2 scanner?

      Did you scan using VCDS or a regular OBD2 scanner?
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      Check the voltage across the battery while the...

      Check the voltage across the battery while the engine's running. And then check the output voltage of the alternator.

      To do the first, measure the voltage across the battery terminals. To measure...
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      It could be either, and I think you'd have to...

      It could be either, and I think you'd have to take it apart to find out. There might be a shortcut to finding out what it is, but I don't know.
    9. TO the OP's question in the title: You should...

      TO the OP's question in the title: You should never have to add coolant.

      In real life, though, often you do have to from time to time. If you get the low coolant warning, top off the coolant...
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      Yeah, it looks like a significant coolant leak...

      Yeah, it looks like a significant coolant leak into the crankcase. Wow.
    11. The G13 that he bought is good also.

      The G13 that he bought is good also.
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      :thumbup::thumbup: Unbelievable how many...

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      Unbelievable how many people are unaware of this. lol
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      The K lines are the serial data network pair that...

      The K lines are the serial data network pair that the ECU and other controllers communicate on, part of the OBD-II interface.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-board_diagnostics
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      The CD changer pins aren't connected to the K...

      The CD changer pins aren't connected to the K lines on the stock radio's main connector. That's why the iPod adapter doesn't mess up the VCDS; it's some other issue. There's communication with the...
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      That's unlikely. Is the adapter plugged into...

      That's unlikely.

      Is the adapter plugged into the CD changer connector on the head unit?
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      The stock radio won't cause comm errors. You...

      The stock radio won't cause comm errors.

      You probably messed up something in the harness and thus messed up the ECU.
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      How are the O2 sensors and their cables?

      How are the O2 sensors and their cables?
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      At least check the voltage regulator. And the...

      At least check the voltage regulator. And the wiring + connections! A lot of VW alternators get replaced needlessly because of problems that are actually inexpensive to fix.

      Mechanics don't always...
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    20. My VCDS is the best ~$250 I've ever spent on...

      My VCDS is the best ~$250 I've ever spent on tools.
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