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    1. Yeah pull the head and have a look. If the...

      Yeah pull the head and have a look. If the pistons are in good shape, do a valve job and be done with it.
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      Perhaps you just have air in the system? Fill...

      Perhaps you just have air in the system?

      Fill it, take it for a short spirited drive with the heat on. If you've got air trapped in the system, it'll be normal to feel the heat come and go at...
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      Either get the proper tools or take it to a shop...

      Either get the proper tools or take it to a shop that has the proper tools. Those gauges on the cans aren't worth the plastic they're made of.
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      Check the CV joints. One of them separated when...

      Check the CV joints. One of them separated when you dropped the cradle.
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      Have you verified with a meter or test light that...

      Have you verified with a meter or test light that power to the fuel pump is indeed being cut?

      The ECU will only energize the fuel pump relay for a second at key-on to prime, then again when it...
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      Do the fans operate properly with the A/C off? ...

      Do the fans operate properly with the A/C off?

      The fans are probably cycling because of A/C refrigerant pressure fluctuating, which is not a big deal. Does the A/C seem to be cooling properly?
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    7. They have to give it back to you in good running...

      They have to give it back to you in good running condition, since that's how it was when you picked it up after the timing belt service. The car is 12 years old with 172,000 miles on it...good luck...
    8. Thread: maf?

      by Anony00GT
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      You shouldn't be driving with the MAF unplugged...

      You shouldn't be driving with the MAF unplugged for more than a quick diagnostic run. Fuel trims won't be right, you're losing power and MPG and over time you'll deteriorate the catalytic converter....
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      If the pressure is low due to low refrigerant...

      If the pressure is low due to low refrigerant level, the A/C compressor clutch will not engage.

      Get a proper manifold gauge set on it. You really need to see high and low side pressures to...
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      Perhaps the clutch is just shot?

      Perhaps the clutch is just shot?
    11. Thread: maf?

      by Anony00GT
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      Yes replace the MAF, get a genuine OE one or...

      Yes replace the MAF, get a genuine OE one or Bosch (not reman) from a reputable supplier.

      Cleaning a MAF is almost always a waste of time. You can never get the cooked crud off the element, and...
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      The fans may continue to run for a few minutes...

      The fans may continue to run for a few minutes after the engine is shut off, this is normal operation. If the fans are always on when the car is running, even when cold with the A/C off, that's a...
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      Nope. You need the proper scan tool. Sometimes...

      Nope. You need the proper scan tool. Sometimes on ABA you can get lucky, but on the newer ones you always need the scan tool.

      All VW's since 1996 have required this adapatation. With a...
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      Fel-Pro part #MS94063, any local parts store...

      Fel-Pro part #MS94063, any local parts store should be able to get it for you.
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      Well, check the shifter cables. Are they hooked...

      Well, check the shifter cables. Are they hooked up? Does the shifter feel normal, sliding into the slots appropriately?

      If the clutch had lost hydraulic pressure, the pedal would fall to the...
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      Everything *should* be in the Bentley. You can...

      Everything *should* be in the Bentley. You can try Alldatadiy.com as an alternative.

      If you're having trouble with something in particular, search (sometimes Google actually works better than the...
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      Does the clutch pedal feel normal?

      Does the clutch pedal feel normal?
    18. What's wrong with connecting the hoses together? ...

      What's wrong with connecting the hoses together? What am I missing?

      You could also cap them off I guess.
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      Yeah, use the gasket that came with the header ...

      Yeah, use the gasket that came with the header ;) I had a Raceland header, IIRC it came with 4 separate gaskets, one for each port, instead of the OE 1-piece design.

      1996 GTI didn't have EGR.
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      They've been down for a long time. Invest in a...

      They've been down for a long time. Invest in a service (Bentley) manual.
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