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      You cannot push them out from the inside because...

      You cannot push them out from the inside because you can't get the wheel off without getting the caps off first. They are designed to be pryed or pulled out via the slot. The rest of the cap is held...
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      Lift Table for Sale in Northern California

      Not affiliated but I thought it was cool. I would love to have it but don't have the room.

      http://sfbay.en.craigslist.org/nby/tls/4829055925.html

      Damon
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      Hi guys, For the sake of discussion, I'd like...

      Hi guys,

      For the sake of discussion, I'd like to maybe revisit if changing the coolant pipes does require removal of the motor. I submit to you, these images:...
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      I have two printers at work and one at home. ...

      I have two printers at work and one at home. Didn't feel right using office equipment so I bought one for the house.

      Damon
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      Campagnolo Trunk Hinge Caps

      Hi all,

      I bought a pair of Campagnolo trunk hinges from a car with the tech package to replace my steel ones. They were missing the caps so I thought I'd share my solution; print my own and here...
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      We will never know what the differences are...

      We will never know what the differences are unless we are the engineers or we see the design specifications or drawings. I just want to source that air bladder, which couldn't cost more than a...
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      Probably not a good idea to use a pickle fork if...

      Probably not a good idea to use a pickle fork if you want to save your ball joint boots.

      Damon
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      Channing the starter on the v8 is doable without...

      Channing the starter on the v8 is doable without dropping the engine by suspending the motor and dropping only the sub frame....
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      Gentlemen, Do you have any pics of this work? I...

      Gentlemen,
      Do you have any pics of this work? I would be nice and a benefit to all with a pictorial.

      Thanks,

      Damon
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      Paldi, The purge valve should be located near...

      Paldi,

      The purge valve should be located near the top of the motor on the passenger side.
      http://www.jimellisvwparts.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=739580
      It is number 18 in the above link....
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      You should be able to test the purg valve with a...

      You should be able to test the purg valve with a mighty vac. It should hold a vacuum towards the manifold side. Without power, I believe the valve should be normally closed.

      Damon.
    12. Thread: CV Joints?

      by dlouie
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      Cai, They are not usually a maintenance item. ...

      Cai,
      They are not usually a maintenance item. The shafts get changed when there is a failure. CV joints and shafts usally come as one unit. The symptoms of failure are clicking or knocking sounds...
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      The picture is from an ad from a guy in Minnesota...

      The picture is from an ad from a guy in Minnesota selling his Phaeton and is a v8.
      http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/2013/06/page/2/
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      I think the wheels in your picture will fit as...

      I think the wheels in your picture will fit as evidenced by this image.

      http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ph2.jpg
      Not all Bentley wheels will fit on a Phaeton....
    15. I think the issue for me is using a product that...

      I think the issue for me is using a product that may chemically attack the plastic. I chose not to lubricate it with any solvents. I wipe a silcone based detail spray on the mesh. It leaves no...
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      Just curious, what is meant by the term "heat...

      Just curious, what is meant by the term "heat layering" as mentioned in the SSP.

      Context:

      "This is also part of the pump valve unit and primarily has the task of preventing heat layering within...
    17. Thread: Bye bye Phaeton

      by dlouie
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      What's the point of this thread?

      What's the point of this thread?
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      by dlouie
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      Here is the link to the gentleman who modded his...

      Here is the link to the gentleman who modded his lights:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4895204-Gibber-s-custom-phaeton&p=65888946&viewfull=1#post65888946
    19. Thread: Angel eyes

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      Dare I ask why? It's really more trouble than...

      Dare I ask why? It's really more trouble than it is worth. To remove the headlights, you'll have to remove the bumper. Do that wrong and you'll run the risk of cracking the darn thing. Let's say...
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      Thank you for the compliments. I just got back...

      Thank you for the compliments. I just got back from a trip so please excuse the bug splatter. The image below shows how the receiver was mounted behind the grille trim. Notice the alum. bracket...
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