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    1. Good lord that looks like a handful. Verging on...

      Good lord that looks like a handful. Verging on un-driveable on the track. Fun though!
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      They seem to be most common in Germany and...

      They seem to be most common in Germany and Australia. Lots of fun videos on YouTube.
    3. Thread: TPMS fault?

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      Probably a bad sensor. Not sure how to find out...

      Probably a bad sensor. Not sure how to find out which one, though.
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      Probably carbon build up. Won't cause problems...

      Probably carbon build up. Won't cause problems under normal, close to ideal conditions, but will cause issues in more severe conditions like cold starts. Check spark plugs first though.
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      The first two sound like noises my car makes...

      The first two sound like noises my car makes normally.

      On the third one, when you move the camera closer to the engine on the timing chain side, I hear a regular "honking" noise that my car does...
    6. Thanks for taking the time to take some pictures....

      Thanks for taking the time to take some pictures. So what caused the bolt to snap? Looks like it was corrosion? I wonder if those plastic hinge covers trap moisture.
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      The smell is unrelated and is probably due to a...

      The smell is unrelated and is probably due to a moldy cabin air filter.

      You need to replace both of your radiator fans. Not too hard, they can be pulled out from below if you put the front on...
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      The serpentine belt tensioner failing is pretty...

      The serpentine belt tensioner failing is pretty much a guarantee by that mileage.

      The ticking might just be normal injector noise. Try using a mechanic's stethoscope to locate the source. And...
    9. :beer::beer::beer: Congratulations on a very...

      :beer::beer::beer:

      Congratulations on a very difficult and complicated job well done. :thumbup: Definitely going in the resource thread.
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      That is one dang nice first car! Check out the...

      That is one dang nice first car!

      Check out the Resource Thread, we try to keep it stocked with tons of info on the care, feeding, and entertainment of 3.6/4motion cars.
    11. Thread: Wookie Wagon

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      I've read of others finding the same thing. Makes...

      I've read of others finding the same thing. Makes me wonder how often we really need to change either of those fluids.
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      Not much else besides the timing chain, guides,...

      Not much else besides the timing chain, guides, and tensioners! Oh, the transaxle, too. Does a VAG-COM scan show any codes? Does the noise last long enough for you to get in there with a mechanic's...
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      Annoying but normal. Scroll down to the section...

      Annoying but normal. Scroll down to the section of this post called "Startup Noise":
      ...
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      Haven't heard of that happening to anyone else....

      Haven't heard of that happening to anyone else. Get your hands on a VAG-COM and see which sensor is misbehaving.
    15. :eek: So that's why your chain was so noisy! Is...

      :eek: So that's why your chain was so noisy! Is there any way you could have detected/prevented that without taking the chain cover off?
    16. Wonder if they mated a higher-mileage head to the...

      Wonder if they mated a higher-mileage head to the block during the reman process? It sounds highly probable that the original head got warped.
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      Welcome, and congratulations on what looks like...

      Welcome, and congratulations on what looks like an awesome find!

      Unfortunately nobody outside of VW knows for sure which VINs/engine serial numbers got the bad bolts. What you can do is run a...
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      Looks amazing! Congrats!

      Looks amazing! Congrats!
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      It's only available as part of the valve cover,...

      It's only available as part of the valve cover, unfortunately. More info in the 3.6/4motion Resource Thread under Engine --> Maintenance:...
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      AFS = Active Frontlghtng System = headlights that...

      AFS = Active Frontlghtng System = headlights that swivel to turn with the car and compensate for heavy loads.
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