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      Over $1200 in parts, and labor typically...

      Over $1200 in parts, and labor typically $1200-1800 depending on your local rates.

      Parts cost can go up depending on the condition all the other external engine components, hoses, electrical,...
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      At that mileage and earlier typically just after...

      At that mileage and earlier typically just after 100K, I see the following items needing to be replaced:
      Lifters (prone to coking, carbon build-up), you have 24 of them and I've yet to see an engine...
    3. Thread: 24v to 12v swap

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      I've signed up there last year, but it wouldn't...

      I've signed up there last year, but it wouldn't allow me to check out.
      Great to hear it worked for you, I'll give it another shot.
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      Whats your budget and what is your ultimate power...

      Whats your budget and what is your ultimate power goal?

      The 24v swap is easy to do (all the info is in the Bentley manuals as far as wiring goes.).

      If you have an unrealistic budget, keep your...
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      Update your software, it's out of date. This...

      Update your software, it's out of date.
      This indicates to me that it's a pirate cable.
      This forum is for genuine VCDS Ross-Tech cables only
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      What's your budget so we know if you are serious...

      What's your budget so we know if you are serious or a dreamer?

      No offense intended, I get build questions all the time, and truthfully I've been called a dream killer.:laugh:
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    8. The bases are shot with lots of rust, I can...

      The bases are shot with lots of rust, I can clearly see he or someone else attempted to turn the shaft that raises the rear.
      The driver side is completely fubared, rivets busted, missing motor.
      The...
    9. Thread: Equivalence

      by Eric D
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      Not sure which generation you are inquiring...

      Not sure which generation you are inquiring about.

      For the air cooled it was Okrasa "Oettingers KRAftfahrtechnisher Spezial Anstalt" by Gerhard Oettinger starting in the mid 50s....
    10. Thread: GTI Fabric

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      GTI Fabric

      Some may remember my reply in this post.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4498260-MK2-upholstery-fabric

      Today totally by accident I discover another site that uses the same fabric.
      I...
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      No I'm not close. Try Pure Motorsport, they...

      No I'm not close.

      Try Pure Motorsport, they are north of the 52 fwy and west of the 15 fwy.

      8451 Miralani Drive
      San Diego, CA 92126


      Get quotes, because most shops are just going to...
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      If you are pinning this harness back to the ECU...

      If you are pinning this harness back to the ECU you will want to have the proper terminal extraction tools on hand.
      Ebay has several kits, I choose the 23 pc. kit since I used to service many auto...
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      Load test the battery if it's old. Repair or...

      Load test the battery if it's old. Repair or replace it as needed.

      May I assume the battery was charged before you installed the replacement alternator?
      Many rebuilt alternators state that fact...
    14. Thread: 24v to 12v swap

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      Chains locking up would cause bent valves and...

      Chains locking up would cause bent valves and rods, it would also cause damage to your IM shaft gears but typically the outer (small one).
      This is a pricey repair even doing it yourself.

      Tear...
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      Even if the motor has minor damage, you need to...

      Even if the motor has minor damage, you need to realize that in order to find the issue will require lots of labor.
      Without any parts replacement, to inspect the timing chains requires the removal...
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      Not selling my spare it requires too many new...

      Not selling my spare it requires too many new parts, a complete rebuild top to bottom. Gasket sets for these motors are $300+, timing chain kits are nearly $300.
      Parts for these are double that of...
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      The factory 12v and 24v 2.8 cats are one piece...

      The factory 12v and 24v 2.8 cats are one piece (downpipes welded to the pre cat and main cat).

      Most aftermarket cats have crush bent down pipes which are restrictive, they are one piece also.
      ...
    19. Thread: 24v to 12v swap

      by Eric D
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      Depending on your existing engine and trans, a...

      Depending on your existing engine and trans, a 1.8T swap can be done with fewer donor parts.
      This assumes you have an existing 4 cylinder manual trans, you could keep it but the gearing is not...
    20. Thread: 24v to 12v swap

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      Federal law prohibits the installation of an...

      Federal law prohibits the installation of an engine older than the vehicle.
      If this is for your 03 GTI, you'll have to go 1.8T, 1.9 TDI, 2.slow, 2.8 or 3.2 24V (you already stated that 24v isn't...
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