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    1. 2004 Golf 2.0 SOHC timing belt failure questions

      Lol
      I meant to say do a leak down test


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    2. To save you some time put everything to TDC (...

      To save you some time put everything to TDC ( without the belt on)
      and do a compression test. If you get zero on any of the cylinders then it time to pull that head


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      When reverse gear is selected and you are backing...

      When reverse gear is selected and you are backing up, does the transmission make a ticking sound?

      Your reverse popping out is a good indication that your reverse gear is badly damaged and will...
    4. Happens all the time :) There a few options...

      Happens all the time :)

      There a few options out there.

      My favourite method is to jam an appropriate torx bit into the offending bolt head and crack it loose


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    5. I would do a leak down test on #3 to determine if...

      I would do a leak down test on #3 to determine if it is your valves, rings, or HG


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    6. There is a small amount of "wiggle room" on where...

      There is a small amount of "wiggle room" on where you can set the depth of the 020 drive flanges. Perhaps you initially pressed them in too deep on your rebuild. See if you can pull them out a...
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      Junkyard, http://www.zelek.com/, or Broke

      Junkyard, http://www.zelek.com/, or Broke
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      17mm Allen Sent from my iPhone using...

      17mm Allen



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      The stock shift forks on these boxes have been...

      The stock shift forks on these boxes have been known to be the weak spot and fail. If you want to save a little dough why not just reinforce them. There are a few DIY's out there on how to do this...
    10. Ah, you are gonna love this:...

      Ah, you are gonna love this: http://www.brokevw.com/
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      That hose goes from the intake to your...

      That hose goes from the intake to your temperature regulator valve on your air box.
      ( needed for really cold starts- helps the engine get up to operating temp quicker)

      Plug both ends and you'll...
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      I would unhook the gear selector cables from the...

      I would unhook the gear selector cables from the levers and with the car off, select reverse. Start the car and release the clutch pedal. If reverse now engages, then you know its not a internal...
    13. If you don't want to go through a vw dealer, then...

      If you don't want to go through a vw dealer, then I would check these guy's out: http://www.zelek.com/vw02J_hard_parts.htm
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      It sure can, and its much simpler too :) Not a...

      It sure can, and its much simpler too :)

      Not a video but the link has some great illustrations for 5th gear removal
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      The differential, 2 output shafts, drive shaft,...

      The differential, 2 output shafts, drive shaft, reverse shaft and shift rods are removed all at once (need two people). I think you are hung up because the selector tower is still attached and is...
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      Popping out of 5th gear is a good indication that...

      Popping out of 5th gear is a good indication that you ran your transmission low on oil. As a result, 5th gear is the first to pay the price. I have a feeling you have melted your 5th gear needle...
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      Can you post some compression test numbers? If...

      Can you post some compression test numbers? If everything is to spec, I would then recheck your timing.
    18. Thread: 020 choices

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      Lots of choices out there. Pick on that is...

      Lots of choices out there. Pick on that is applicable to your build: http://www.zelek.com/diagram_charts/diagramlist.htm
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      Pooping out of 5th gear is a telltale sign your...

      Pooping out of 5th gear is a telltale sign your low on transmission oil. Low oil = high temperatures which leads to damage gears and bearings. Drain the old oil ( check for debris) and refill it...
    20. The 02J boxes, as you have already pointed out,...

      The 02J boxes, as you have already pointed out, came with two different shift towers. It seems VW changed to the "notched" style in 2003 (the one pictured on the right). A lot of Vortexer's are...
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