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      Well, although a mallet (or hammer) did jack for...

      Well, although a mallet (or hammer) did jack for me in terms of getting the bushing in, it was amazingly effective at finessing the gap so that it was even all around. I also found that the gap is...
    2. Aha! So I guess the heavy duty bushings are not...

      Aha! So I guess the heavy duty bushings are not orientation sensitive? I had heavy duty in before, but one started peeling away from the metal casing. I though it might be because I didn't orient it...
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      Transmission fluid in Power Steering lines

      Is flushing your power steering as simple as disconnecting the return line and running it out until it comes clear/green?

      I had to replace the pressure line and all the fluid coming out was red....
    4. What do your control arms look like? Identical or mirrored?

      I have 1J0-407-151-B and 1J0-407-151-C control arms installed (driver side was replaced by shop after collision). The part numbers vary, but the CA are identical. The metal ridge around the rear...
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      So how much did you end up paying for her?

      So how much did you end up paying for her?
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      So, I have a question. I screwed up my install....

      So, I have a question. I screwed up my install. Beleaguered by trips to the hardware store, constantly updating my method of pressing in the bushing, I got to the point of grabbing the nearest thing...
    7. I only bought one Raxle and paid around $400....

      I only bought one Raxle and paid around $400. Marty would have given me a pretty good deal if I bought two ($700 I think), but cash flow was a problem.

      I'm just a n00b, but I think the axles are...
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      You're a jerk. Why did you mention hanging stuff...

      You're a jerk. Why did you mention hanging stuff from the tow hook? You know you just started a trend of hanging truck balls from the tow hook?! Oh wait. That sounds kinda cool. Never mind :/
    9. It depends on what year vehicle you have, I...

      It depends on what year vehicle you have, I assume. If it doesn't, then you're limited regardless. I have 2004.5 GLI and I cannot get a new genuine VW part that definitely fits. You can get a reman...
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      Rocker panel moulding repair

      The moulding on the rocker panel is separating from the body (2004 Jetta GLI 1.8T). Worse comes to worse, I can go back to the shop that f'ed it up and have them fix it (should be under warranty),...
    11. Thread: recaro seat

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      I didn't see the bottom foam at Euro Image...

      I didn't see the bottom foam at Euro Image Tuning, unless it is included with back, but that would be great. VW wants too much $$.

      Otherwise, I had the same problem and went to a craft store....
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      I have the same problem ever since my car was hit...

      I have the same problem ever since my car was hit head on. Since then I have replaced struts and all associated hardware. I've also replaced control arm bushings, tie rod ends, and ball joints (I...
    13. Thread: Axles...

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      I'd be interested in your results on this. I have...

      I'd be interested in your results on this. I have a 2004.5 manual 6 that needed an axle. I contacted GAP and they hadn't experienced my situation yet, but said that based on measurements the Beetle S...
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      Well, I've only had my Raxle for 1K, but there...

      Well, I've only had my Raxle for 1K, but there has to be something said about someone who can provide an axle when no one else can. I couldn't find any axles for my 2004.5 GLI other than reman from...
    15. I'm just a noob, but I recently replaced my...

      I'm just a noob, but I recently replaced my dipstick as well. They snap into place and they're easy to break, which means they pretty much "snap" off. The bottom of the tube is split in order to snap...
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      Any updates to this? I have the same problem. My...

      Any updates to this? I have the same problem. My cluster is totally fine except for the center red computer display. It used to have good days and bad days, but coincidentally or not, after I...
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      Unfortunately, I am a 'monkey see, monkey do'...

      Unfortunately, I am a 'monkey see, monkey do' mechanic. So I could do that, but would have no idea what it did to my car, its performance, or how to avoid state inspection issues. I would love to...
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      Good thing for small penises I guess. I ended up...

      Good thing for small penises I guess. I ended up using a small socket on a bit driver to stretch out the hose. Worked pretty well. You just have to make sure not to go too far in or the socket pops...
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      Yeah, it turns out I had to drive it for a bit....

      Yeah, it turns out I had to drive it for a bit. Maybe 20 mph is the magic number or somewhere around there, but as soon as I took it out for a real spin the light went out. Has not reappeared since.
    20. Yeah, it looks like I have the heartbreaker...

      Yeah, it looks like I have the heartbreaker scenario. Mental note: always replace the thermostat if you already have access.

      I replaced the CTS first and that had a nominal effect, but the code...
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