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    1. Member G0to60's Avatar
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      06-11-2009 06:55 PM #101
      Quote, originally posted by Mr. Blank »
      hey guys im new to the corrado thing...... i have a question.
      when i turn my wheel in either direction while driving, i hear a clicking sound coming from the drivers side wheel area. what could it be? i can almost feel the clicking in the car. thats how bad it is! is it my transmission? or even worse, my motor? any help would be much appreciated.....

      could be the CV joints in the axle. jack up the car (and us jack stands [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] ) and take a look at the CV boots at each end of the axle. if they are torn up then dirt and grime probably got in there and the joint is bad.

    2. 06-11-2009 07:11 PM #102
      ok, thats better than a tranny or a motor.... any idea on where to jack the car up? on the rocker right? right where the little dimple is? on the rocker? i tried that before and completely crushed the rocker on the other side. if thats a jack point, why is it so weak? also, how do i remove the CV joint? i would much rather replace just the CV joint than the entire axle.....

    3. 06-11-2009 07:16 PM #103
      starting problems... has fuel, (as far as I can tell) and spark plugs are good. Just replaced FPR, filter, and fuel pump... still just cranks. Starts sometimes, then dies after about 150 miles... here's my thread
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4326953

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      06-11-2009 07:18 PM #104
      Quote, originally posted by itskmill06 »
      starting problems... has fuel, (as far as I can tell) and spark plugs are good. Just replaced FPR, filter, and fuel pump... still just cranks. Starts sometimes, then dies after about 150 miles... here's my thread
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4326953

      Fuel pump relay goin bad
      Quote Originally Posted by ein View Post
      * IMPORTANT* The English language is completely inadequate for describing how spectacularly stupid this thread is.

    5. 06-11-2009 07:21 PM #105
      Quote, originally posted by TheBurninator »
      Fuel pump relay goin bad

      been changed too!

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      06-11-2009 07:25 PM #106
      how about ECU relay? Had an issue with my digi1 rabbit and ended up being ecu relay
      Quote Originally Posted by ein View Post
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    7. 06-11-2009 07:40 PM #107
      Quote, originally posted by Mr. Blank »
      ok, thats better than a tranny or a motor.... any idea on where to jack the car up? on the rocker right? right where the little dimple is? on the rocker? i tried that before and completely crushed the rocker on the other side. if thats a jack point, why is it so weak? also, how do i remove the CV joint? i would much rather replace just the CV joint than the entire axle.....

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      06-11-2009 08:16 PM #108
      Got one for you.
      1993 Vr6 coilpack
      Runs rough as hell, has huge power loss.
      Codes:
      2231
      1321
      1322
      3434 (a relay clicks on/off/on/off when this code is blinking)
      4312
      1322
      injectors...
      4411
      4412
      4413
      4414
      4421
      4422
      I have no ISV and no EGR (been this way for a year and no problem)
      I've swapped MAFs and no change.

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      06-11-2009 08:20 PM #109
      Question for the experts on the MFA mofo...
      1993 SLC, with Coilpack.
      MPG seems to work, displays anywhere from 18MPG to about 26MPG
      Clock works, Oil Temp works, Outside temp works, Trip counter works....
      MPH seems to be very inaccurate... also very slow to catch up.
      If im going 65, sometimes it reads about 43.
      When I goto slow down, it takes about a minute to each 0 mph.
      Is this the famous Vacuum leak to the back of the guages?
      Also, Cruise Control works, however it stuggles to keep up to the speed which I set..... I assume this is related to the same problem above...
      I am curious why the auto-spolier always works at 55mph though.
      Obviously this is getting an accurate speed rating.....
      Does this guy get its own speed sensor? Where does it get this info?
      thanks! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      06-11-2009 08:38 PM #110
      Any tips when replacing the valve cover gasket?

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      06-11-2009 09:35 PM #111
      I've got this plug just hanging around by the passenger side strut tower after doing some work on the engine... I don't ever remember unplugging it... There's a free plug in the passenger side wheel well that I think it might connect to. The abs speed sensor maybe? How do I run it down into the wheel well? I can't figure it out...
      Thanks!
      pic of the plug

    12. 06-11-2009 09:43 PM #112
      is your abs light on? thats def for the abs...

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      06-11-2009 09:47 PM #113
      noob question:
      is there a company that sells a fairly cheap vr6 fuel pump?
      Ronald McDonald house.....bro.

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      06-11-2009 10:02 PM #114
      That's what I thought too, but no abs light... I've blinked for codes, nothing stored for it... and there is definitely a free plug on the passenger steering knuckle. Just got to figure out how to thread it down into the wheel well. I'll take a closer look this weekend.

    15. 06-11-2009 10:07 PM #115
      wierd that the abs light isnt on, with out that plugged in you should have no abs....

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      06-11-2009 10:14 PM #116
      edit for wrong answer. Continue


      Modified by prodigy_g60 at 10:16 PM 6-11-2009

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      06-11-2009 10:25 PM #117
      Quote, originally posted by pileofredparts »
      like you said
      poor tune
      but in the G60 world there are no good options

      Quote, originally posted by Noobercorn »
      wow, your AFR's are all over the place. it should be MUCH more static than that. i point to a poor fuel filter, pump, or tune.

      Quote, originally posted by prodigy_g60 »
      OK, I will join the fun.
      I have 91 G60 with no more charger and am running a T3 super 60 turbo. The car is running with 42# injectors, stock IC, SNS stage V chip, 93oct at all times, pushing around 15psi.
      I have since gone through two blocks, blew one piston to pieces and another cant be far behind. Why is this happening?
      Other people have given me advice but they tend to contradict. Some say running lean and detonation, some say running rich and pooling, and third is the timing is off. I have dyno charts I could post if that helps with the fueling

      ^^^What they said, you may have a bad chip. I ordered a stage IV from SNS, installed it and had it dyno'd and it only put down like 130 or so at the wheels and was fat as a pig. I emailed them and sent them my dyno sheets, they burned a new chip for me. It was a night and day difference and the car made 170+ at the wheels.
      How long have you had the chip?
      Are those dyno sheets from when the set up was completed? (Just trying to understand your time line here)
      Have you checked the CO-Pot?

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      06-11-2009 10:44 PM #118
      Quote, originally posted by Mr. Blank »
      ok, thats better than a tranny or a motor.... any idea on where to jack the car up? on the rocker right? right where the little dimple is? on the rocker? i tried that before and completely crushed the rocker on the other side. if thats a jack point, why is it so weak? also, how do i remove the CV joint? i would much rather replace just the CV joint than the entire axle.....

      do not jack up at the rockers. i also crushed mine in my youth. if you look where the dimple is under the car but past the pinch weld there's a section where the suspension connects too (i think). right around there is there is a good spot for a jack and/or jack stand.
      i've never done just the CV as I've always replace the axle. shouldn't be too hard i think.

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      06-11-2009 11:16 PM #119
      Quote, originally posted by Knightrider_0070 »
      Question for the experts on the MFA mofo...
      1993 SLC, with Coilpack.
      MPG seems to work, displays anywhere from 18MPG to about 26MPG
      Clock works, Oil Temp works, Outside temp works, Trip counter works....
      MPH seems to be very inaccurate... also very slow to catch up.
      If im going 65, sometimes it reads about 43.
      When I goto slow down, it takes about a minute to each 0 mph.
      Is this the famous Vacuum leak to the back of the guages?
      Also, Cruise Control works, however it stuggles to keep up to the speed which I set..... I assume this is related to the same problem above...
      I am curious why the auto-spolier always works at 55mph though.
      Obviously this is getting an accurate speed rating.....
      Does this guy get its own speed sensor? Where does it get this info?
      thanks! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      no vacuum on the cluster for 93. there is a sensor for the speedo. prob went bad, id sugg. replacing it. should fix your prob. your spoiler will still work @ 45 because it is still seeing a signal being 45mph.. just not @ the right "real world" speed.

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      06-12-2009 01:32 AM #120
      Quote, originally posted by prodigy_g60 »
      edit for wrong answer. Continue

      i think you should drop down to 30#s and maybe get the chip remapped. you are most likely running too rich and prob washing all the oil off the cylinder walls with fuel.
      15psi isnt high enough boost to be blowin up blocks....

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      06-12-2009 01:44 AM #121
      I didn't want to wade through all this...but in the coming weeks I will compile the be-all, end-all of Brake threads. It will not cover DIYs, or anything like that. No, it will simply cover the various upgrade possible and the companies who sell said upgrades.
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      06-12-2009 01:55 AM #122
      Does any one know if manual Euro Headlight adjusters are the same as US spec headlights. Pretty sure they were, but cannot remember.

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      06-12-2009 01:56 AM #123
      Quote, originally posted by dasbeast3.0 »
      no vacuum on the cluster for 93. there is a sensor for the speedo. prob went bad, id sugg. replacing it. should fix your prob. your spoiler will still work @ 45 because it is still seeing a signal being 45mph.. just not @ the right "real world" speed.


      And where might I find this speed sensor?

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      06-12-2009 02:18 AM #124
      Quote, originally posted by xnology »
      I think a format like I suggested earlier would work.
      Start a thread. Get it stickied. Users IM a mod that they know their $#!@ about ... and inform them that they'd be willing to receive IM's from perplexed owners.
      Their name is on the list. Someone needs help. They look at the thread, drill down to the area they're looking for help in and viola! You have an expert help line. Pretty simple I would think.

      Maybe something like this?
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1105354
      We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

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      06-12-2009 02:24 AM #125
      Quote, originally posted by ratatat »
      Hello I have 90 G60
      I am about to finish up timing after I get this darn tensioner tool.
      before I buy it though, should I buy a new tensioner as well?
      I guess I just want to know how critical it is.
      I am kinda new to this whole working on your car thing, but am very pumped to learn about all this and save some bucks doing it myself
      Thanks in advance, Sean

      Where did you find the tensioner tool? I take it the tool is the one for compressing the serp. belt tensioner?
      We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

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