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      Just get the cast aluminum oil pan from an Audi.

      Just get the cast aluminum oil pan from an Audi.
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      This was exactly my experience with the Akebono...

      This was exactly my experience with the Akebono pads on a different vehicle.

      Just make sure you get the pads with the "ASP" prefix. Those are the sportier ones with the proper coefficient of...
    3. TooOld is right, I think it is called brand...

      TooOld is right, I think it is called brand segmentation.

      You are also correct that the US has a law were brake lights can't be on the trunk, hatch, or rear opening of a vehicle by themselves(you...
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      You have lots and lots of life left in those...

      You have lots and lots of life left in those brakes.

      Check them again at 100K miles.

      Any pad thickness over 6mm is ok. Once you get to 4mm think about changing them.
      Measure you pad...
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      Doesn't OBDEleven also have that function?

      Doesn't OBDEleven also have that function?
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      No, you generally do not need any special tools...

      No, you generally do not need any special tools other than a disc brake servicing kit--Harbor Freight $30.

      Avoid the drilled rotors. The do nothing for braking--they are only for the "bling"...
    7. Yes, definitely swap the transmission fluid! ...

      Yes, definitely swap the transmission fluid!

      You don't have to drop the pan. Just drain the fluid and refill.

      When I did mine, only 1.9 quartss would drain at a time--even after removing the...
    8. Thread: DSG service.

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      I did my first DSG fluid service over the...

      I did my first DSG fluid service over the weekend. Drain and measure approach. I bought a kit from IDParts for $65 ( $10 off coupon) which included Liqui Molly fluid, OEM filter and crush washer. ...
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      Drain and fill

      Quincy, you are right. Some manufactures have gone away from a "transmission flush" to a "drain and fill" approach. The flush method is better(it can yield a 100% fluid swap--if done correctly),...
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      Ditto to what ...tuner said. Dent correction...

      Ditto to what ...tuner said.

      Dent correction and some chip fill paint should be acceptable. You will have to "fill" the chips with a bit of primer, then use a very fine brush to color match...
    11. It sounds like you have a problem with the...

      It sounds like you have a problem with the hydraulic clutch actuation: when you pumped the pedal it came back up. It could be a number of reasons, worn clutch, slipping clutch, bad hydraulics....
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      I got 10' PVC pipe in my wife's GLI two days ago....

      I got 10' PVC pipe in my wife's GLI two days ago. The pieces went under the dash....

      Not a GTI, but just shows how much bigger the Jetta is in comparison....
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      Tires?

      As others have mentioned, it is most likely tires.

      I have had the same thing happen. I put 20K on a set of tires and noticed over the course of about ten days that they became really loud and...
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      Gas

      I hate to break it to you, but as a general rule, "Gas is Gas." Companies spend millions of dollars in advertising to try and convince you "Their" brand it better, but in reality, they are all the...
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      Yes, changing to a thinner type oil, or even a...

      Yes, changing to a thinner type oil, or even a different brand sometimes can improve your mileage. But, the result is typically very, very, very small.

      For example, switching from a straight...
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      Same problem

      Reviving an old thread.

      I had the same sensor issue, but I used the Rain-X concentrated additive. One month and two refills later, my washer fluid sensor light came on and would not go off....
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    17. Thread: 85 Octane

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      YOur car will be fine

      In simple terms, octane is a fuel's ability to prevent pre-detonation (going off due to heat and pressure before the spark).

      At 7000' in elevation the air pressure is roughly 30% less. ...
    18. Don't worry about your radiator fluid, modern...

      Don't worry about your radiator fluid, modern fluids are good for 10 years or 150,000 miles--the "Pink" VW fluid is perhaps the best available. Change your hoses too when you get get to the 10 year...
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      Most likely it is the electric oil pump. Mine...

      Most likely it is the electric oil pump. Mine will usually tick a few times as I approach or unlock the car to prime the oil pressure. It will also run for a period of minutes after shutdown to...
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      I just turned 31K miles and both strut mounts...

      I just turned 31K miles and both strut mounts were replaced under warranty....
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