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    1. As long as you don't take your car to the...

      As long as you don't take your car to the racetrack (or anywhere else where the pump's after-run capability is truly required to cool down the cylinder head), you should be fine without the pump.
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      And unfortunately, you'll need to replace the...

      And unfortunately, you'll need to replace the entire intake pipe to get it.
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      You could

      You could <a href="http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3233398-Milltek-Exhaust-Plus-Flapper-Plus-Flapper-Mod">add a flapper to your resonated Milltek exhaust</a>.
    4. Thread: What is this?

      by Kenji
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      What you're calling a breather is actually a...

      What you're calling a breather is actually a valve. The small hose is the vacuum line that controls whether the valve is open.
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      I thought that ideal oil operating temperatures...

      I thought that ideal oil operating temperatures are at least 212 degrees to boil off any water in the oil.
    6. Thread: Cooling issues

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      I believe the coolant warning light is triggered...

      I believe the coolant warning light is triggered by a low coolant level. Since you say that your coolant level is fine, perhaps the level sensor in the coolant reservoir is faulty. In any case, the...
    7. Thread: Cam Question

      by Kenji
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      Just FYI, I believe that 268s are as big as you...

      Just FYI, I believe that 268s are as big as you can go before you need special valve springs.
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      If the humming noise stops 10 minutes after you...

      If the humming noise stops 10 minutes after you switch the ignition off, that's your auxiliary coolant pump.
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      It's possible (albeit unlikely) that the car has...

      It's possible (albeit unlikely) that the car has a short circuit somewhere causing a parasitic drain on the charging system and battery. You could test this theory by turning the ignition and all...
    10. Nice to see that you're still supporting the Mk4...

      Nice to see that you're still supporting the Mk4 R32 10 years after its release. :thumbup:
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      Hi. You should use the forum's Search link at...

      Hi. You should use the forum's Search link at the upper right of the page. If you search thread titles in this forum for "best exhaust" (without the quotes), you'll get over 250 hits, most of which...
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      Whenever you disconnect your battery or it dies,...

      Whenever you disconnect your battery or it dies, the ECU forgets the settings it needs to idle smoothly and you will have a rough idle until the ECU relearns these settings. Regarding your traction...
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      Re-reading what you've written, you may just have...

      Re-reading what you've written, you may just have a dead battery. In any case, measure the voltage across the battery terminals with the engine running. If the voltage is over 13.5 VDC, your...
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      Below and to the left of the steering wheel is...

      Below and to the left of the steering wheel is the standard location for the OBD port.
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      After your battery dies (or is disconnected), you...

      After your battery dies (or is disconnected), you have to reset your ECU or your idle will be inconsistent for awhile.
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      Here's a link to

      Here's a link to <a href="http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3557414-Official-MkIV-R32-problems-survey">The Official R32 Problems Survey Thread</a>.
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      Good find. Thanks.

      Good find. Thanks.
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      Your fan control module might be faulty.

      Your fan control module might be faulty.
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      Not as long as you've refilled your engine with...

      Not as long as you've refilled your engine with coolant.
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      The whining noise is probably your auxiliary...

      The whining noise is probably your auxiliary coolant pump, which has nothing to do with whether your engine has coolant or not. The pump runs whenever the ignition is switched on, plus for 10...
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