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    1. 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...
    2. 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...
    3. 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....
    12. 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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      Acid Stained Concrete

      Here is my first experience with acid staining for anyone interested.

      My wife and I bought a house and I decided to try acid staining the living room and dining room floors. Both floors were...
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      I checked the top one when I did mine. That's...

      I checked the top one when I did mine. That's the one that controls whether the car starts or not, ie you have to depress the pedal to activate the switch, which allows the car to start.

      My...
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      I was hoping it would be that easy... I...

      I was hoping it would be that easy...

      I unplugged the clutch switch and jumpered the connector when I first looked at the car and the relay was buzzing every time I tried to start. So that ruled...
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      Yes, it's the anti theft starter lock relay.

      Yes, it's the anti theft starter lock relay.
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      Buzzing relay - no start

      My wife drives a 2002 Golf 2.0L with about 214k on it at the moment. It runs really well and I'd like to keep it that way.

      Last week she told me that the car wouldn't start sometimes and that she...
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      Today I started re-connecting things. The car...

      Today I started re-connecting things. The car has been apart since 2009, so my memory of what went where is pretty bad. So far I have very little reconnected...
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      Started installation of the new(er) engine. If I...

      Started installation of the new(er) engine. If I remember right it's a 2.3 with a hot cam. Want to get the beast on the road again...

      Strange how when the engine goes in all the elbow room...
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      None yet. Got the boat right before winter and...

      None yet. Got the boat right before winter and it's been covered ever since. Once spring hits I'll get it out and post some.
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