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    1. A guy I know just built himself a big garage with...

      A guy I know just built himself a big garage with a lift so he can sell cars on the side. In PA you can sell 6/year, so he plans to use his name on some, the wife on others, and prob a family member...
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      U sure your gf didn't just hit a curb when...

      U sure your gf didn't just hit a curb when parking at the mall? That would explain the lack of wheel damage.
    3. Our double stroller won't fit in the trunk of the...

      Our double stroller won't fit in the trunk of the 5 series, but barely squeezes into the Golf. been amazed all over again at how much room is packed into these little cars.
    4. Sweet car the QSW, I'm hoping to get mine back on...

      Sweet car the QSW, I'm hoping to get mine back on the road one of these years. I always thought it was the best vw I ever drove, I hope it lives up to that once I get it back on the road. Or maybe I...
    5. My truck (05 Ram 1500) needed a HD fan clutch. ...

      My truck (05 Ram 1500) needed a HD fan clutch. Otherwise the thing would overheat driving around from the plow blocking airflow.
    6. Now that I no longer have a commute I bought a...

      Now that I no longer have a commute I bought a V8. Actually I already had one in the truck, but that's for utility so I don't count it.

      The V8 is a 4.4L with about 300 hp and tq and gets around...
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      join "OPEonthenet". Its all snowblower and...

      join "OPEonthenet". Its all snowblower and lawnmower help...
    8. Simple. bmw 540.

      Simple. bmw 540.
    9. I bought one last month. 98 540 6, silver with...

      I bought one last month. 98 540 6, silver with black interior with 154k miles. It had a lot of the same issues as the OP's car, they're common for this car. My front O2's fixed the service engine...
    10. Poll: Well I just bought a new family car to replace a...

      Well I just bought a new family car to replace a 2002 VW Golf 2.0 (wifes car, I gave her my 06 Golf TDi) to fit the child seats we require. At one point my wife asked why didn't I just get an...
    11. Had a Mk2 Scirocco that the pressure plate...

      Had a Mk2 Scirocco that the pressure plate springs took a dump on. Had to dry clutch it home. It was the clutches fault, 6 month old meyle crap!

      I can't remember any other German breakdowns and...
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      Yes, you can protect it like any other floor with...

      Yes, you can protect it like any other floor with dropcloths or plastic. Maybe you could put down some carpet underlayment too. It will be hard to protect it perfectly during construction though but...
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      Do yourself a favor and replace the anode rod...

      Do yourself a favor and replace the anode rod every 5 years, or less depending on wear. Depends on your water quality. Pull it out once in a while and check it. Once the anode rod is gone, the tank...
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      Turn off electric. Drain tank Replace anode...

      Turn off electric.

      Drain tank

      Replace anode rod (<$20) - use impact gun to remove old one.

      Replace elements.

      Cheap and easy fix.
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      Well I checked for water and didn't get any so...

      Well I checked for water and didn't get any so that theory was out.

      Figured I'd take a chance and replace the ignition, since everything else looked good, and am happy to report that the car has...
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      Checked the website - water based urethane.

      Checked the website - water based urethane.
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      So today i finally got to apply the polyurethane...

      So today i finally got to apply the polyurethane (I don't actually know if that is technically correct, but that's what I'm calling it).

      It was a product called Impact one, from Ultra Durable...
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      For me it's the #3 upper level relay. I swapped...

      For me it's the #3 upper level relay. I swapped it with the #1 lower lever relay, but it made no difference. The problem is still present, car won't start every couple days. Starting to wonder if...
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      Did approx another 200gal on the floor today and...

      Did approx another 200gal on the floor today and the water is finally coming up clear. I'll give it a few days to dry and then do the polyurethane. I'll try to get a few pics because the dry vs....
    20. I install mine for free. However, my wife had...

      I install mine for free.

      However, my wife had an estimate from a NJ VW dealer to replace all pads and rotors for $900 when I first met her. That would have been 4 years ago. This was on a 2002...
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