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    1. Looks like oxygen sensor wiring or connection...

      Looks like oxygen sensor wiring or connection issues, possibly the same with sensors and maf. Clean and check all the wiring


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    2. I chased many cooling issues for a year. The big...

      I chased many cooling issues for a year. The big issue was that I was loosing coolant only when hot. After driving for 30 min and then an overnight cool down I was loosing 1-2 qts.

      I changed...
    3. After rear diff replacement - a binding noise/vibration from the front end?

      If the noise goes away when Haladex is disabled. The noise is clearly in the rear diff. The prop shaft is constant speed with the front diff al the way back through the prof shaft cvs


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      I just purchased a pig tale from the online vw...

      I just purchased a pig tale from the online vw junkyard

      https://carparts4sale.com/



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      Why would you put your fuel system in the...

      Why would you put your fuel system in the passenger compartment. The stock system is under a sealed plate for good reason.


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      At carparts4sale.com you can by flat rate boxes...

      At carparts4sale.com you can by flat rate boxes of bolts for a mkiv. I have purchased 2 sets. Not sure if it has this hardware, but it is a cheap way to get oem bolts aces and nuts. A box goes for...
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      I did all that plus ie rods and full apr bolts. ...

      I did all that plus ie rods and full apr bolts. Spent more than that on parts and machine work. I did all the removal and assembly.


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      You might want to look through the oil cap and...

      You might want to look through the oil cap and make sure the cam adjusters are not swapped. You can see one from the oil fill and the other if you have an endoscope.


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      Check ebay. I put a mkv head on my mkiv and had...

      Check ebay. I put a mkv head on my mkiv and had to plug the extra air chamber on the back by drilling and taping, but then I also plugged all of my air injection holes on the exhaust side as well
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      I had misfires and a rich mixture due to a stuck...

      I had misfires and a rich mixture due to a stuck injector. It would occasionally throw a code


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      The bluewater salt flat car was for sale on...

      The bluewater salt flat car was for sale on Craigslist a while back for like 18k. It had a serious cage and 5cyl turbo. I recall rumors about just north of 200mph, but not official due to some...
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      Injector polarity 550cc

      I am rewiring my injectors and found that my injectors were wired differently for first 3 cylinders from the last 3bbt the previous owner. The injector has a positive symbol in the plug. Does this...
    13. I used locktite on the Allen head bolt and an...

      I used locktite on the Allen head bolt and an impact drill/ driver set on low to sinch it up. I used a 6mm Allen taped to a 1/4 drive long extension. I love my dewalt impact driver.


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      I am thinking of a 6266 as well. What led you to...

      I am thinking of a 6266 as well. What led you to make this decision. I also have 550 setup with um tune.


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      Read every thread in this forum. Chains guides...

      Read every thread in this forum. Chains guides and clutch are common


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      My keyway on the crank was buggerd up so I added...

      My keyway on the crank was buggerd up so I added to broken drill bits as dowell pins. Metal is soft and it drilled easily.


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      I intend to drive in the winter and temps can get...

      I intend to drive in the winter and temps can get below zero

      Any theories why the a3 oil cooler is larger than our stock one?


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      Dual oil cooler

      I am planning to run an a3 oil cooler (warmer) woth a mocal thermos plate and external cooler.

      Is anyone running like this. I had to get a different hose setup and extend the threaded tube.
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      I did not have that issue with mine. If the...

      I did not have that issue with mine. If the studs are proper length, I would be inclined to back them out 3 turns to be able to use a washer


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      This story is far from over. New episodes coming...

      This story is far from over. New episodes coming soon that include the mystery of the pitted piston, coolant loss and more loose bolts.


      The only real good news is that it will never go back to...
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