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    1. What control cable? The elevators? You are...

      What control cable? The elevators?

      You are correct. 400 feet is very little time asses a failure and initiate appropriate emergency procedures.
    2. I listen to KOMO radio on the way to work for...

      I listen to KOMO radio on the way to work for traffic info, and it just sickens me on how much coverage they devoted to the the crash. For at least 18 hours after the crash they went on and on and on...
    3. Yes he needs a lawyer. Your nephew could be bent...

      Yes he needs a lawyer. Your nephew could be bent over and severely brutalized by the legal system if he does not have one. You have to remember that the legal system has nothing to do with guilt,...
    4. The hissing you are hearing under load is what a...

      The hissing you are hearing under load is what a boost leak sounds like.

      You will not hear a boost leak by just reving the engine. The engine has to be under load to develop boost.
      To help find...
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      Being that it's a Diesel, it probably doesn't...

      Being that it's a Diesel, it probably doesn't have an evaporative system. The tank is most likly just vented to atmosphere like all the other TDI Dubs.

      Take the fuel cap off and start it. You...
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      ^^^^^^^:thumbup: If I was to throw any parts...

      ^^^^^^^:thumbup:

      If I was to throw any parts at it, I would replace the brake switch. There a 2 contacts in the switch, one for the ECU and one for the brakelights.

      If the CC fails to set or...
    7. MM was fat by today's standards. That was called...

      MM was fat by today's standards. That was called "voluptuous" at the time. Fat out of shape and helpless........................

      The perceptions was that for women to be desirable, they had to be...
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      Don't know of a DIY or hose diameter. The hose...

      Don't know of a DIY or hose diameter.

      The hose going straight down is what currently fills the system. you could probably cap it off somewhere downstream.

      The small hose bleeds air back to the...
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      That explains alot. So if you have a 30 knot...

      That explains alot. So if you have a 30 knot tailwind you have to add 30+ knots to your ground speed as oposed to subtracting 30 some knots from your ground speed if you were able to land up wind.
      ...
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      Why were they they landing downwind? Isn't that a...

      Why were they they landing downwind? Isn't that a really bad idea?

      I suspect that the first bounce might have driven the nose gear up damaging/jamming flight control bellcranks, control cables...
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      The vanes are actuated by vacuum. Get a...

      The vanes are actuated by vacuum. Get a Mighty-Vac and hook it up to the actuator. If the actuator moves but is sticky, exercise it several times until it does move freely then drive the car and once...
    12. To funny.:laugh: Usually, salesmen have ZERO...

      To funny.:laugh: Usually, salesmen have ZERO understanding of how a car functions and will just make things up.
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      Usually, cleaning the MAF sensor doesn't do much...

      Usually, cleaning the MAF sensor doesn't do much good. Probably time for a new one.
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      Filling your engine up with gasoline would be a...

      Filling your engine up with gasoline would be a very bad idea. Gas doesn't cut water anyway and would severly damage internal bearing surfaces. Best thing to do would be to change oil, run it to...
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      The tool you linked to is Chinese junk and would...

      The tool you linked to is Chinese junk and would most likly only read generic OBD2 codes on a VW.

      The best diagnostic tool to buy for VW's is called VCDS. http://www.ross-tech.com/
    16. Now that I think about it, I was checking out my...

      Now that I think about it, I was checking out my old A4 (1999) regarding the oil pressure sensor, and IIRC, VW does the high low sensor thing now with just one sensor. I'm not 100% sure on this...
    17. Not sure about the A4's, but my A2 and maybe my...

      Not sure about the A4's, but my A2 and maybe my A3, had 2 oil pressure sensors. The second sensor triggered at a higher pressure and was only in the circuit above 2000 RPM.

      When the "high speed"...
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      The way you set tension is with a cold engine you...

      The way you set tension is with a cold engine you turn the engine in the direction of normal operation some from the crankshaft bolt so that all the slack on the belt is on the tensioner side of the...
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      What's so great about grease cars is that over...

      What's so great about grease cars is that over time you can save $1000 on fuel but it will cost you $5000 in destroyed parts to do it.:banghead:

      Could never really understand the cheapskate...
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      A huge exaggeration. What he is eluding to is...

      A huge exaggeration.

      What he is eluding to is the possibility of replacing the camshaft and lifters. Because the injectors are operated by the cam, the lobes for the valves are made narrow. What...
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