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      Isn't it funny how we both yearn for each others...

      Isn't it funny how we both yearn for each others parts from across the pond. I remember trying to import the deeper US bumpers for my VR6
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      Oh man this needs an update. Ventos look so cool...

      Oh man this needs an update. Ventos look so cool as a 2 door
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      This is great. I love nothing more than a well...

      This is great. I love nothing more than a well executed Mk3.

      I'd be looking for a set of VR clocks though to get rid of that analogue clock, lol. The Recaro seats are getting hard to come by now,...
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      I thought you had to drop the subframe to get to...

      I thought you had to drop the subframe to get to the front bolt on the wishbone?
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      Yup. The only thing I did was put the decat on

      Yup. The only thing I did was put the decat on
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      decat on my OEM system - 3.2 V6

      i threw a decat on this weekend. Sounds nice now.

      https://youtu.be/8g0XvEipfNI
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      17755/P1347/004935 - Camshaft Position Sensor 2...

      17755/P1347/004935 - Camshaft Position Sensor 2 (G163) / Engine Speed Sensor (G28): Incor. Correl.

      Possible Causes
      Timing Belt/Chain incorrectly installed
      Timing Chain probably lengthened...
    8. Unless it's blue, lol Not sure what...

      Unless it's blue, lol




      Not sure what you're referring to about high mileage oil. Oil is oil. Differing numbers mean differing characteristics at lower and higher temperatures. This is...
    9. If you're smoking on start up, sounds like that...

      If you're smoking on start up, sounds like that could be valve stem oil seals.

      I run 5w40 in mine
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      Doesn't perform well? My V6 is more than enough...

      Doesn't perform well? My V6 is more than enough for driving around Manchester and even over the tops/twisty roads. Cluster gremlins is a 120 fix (and only potential buyers find out about this...
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      Steel Blue 3 door Mk3 - Anyone got one?

      I remember a pic I had a few years back of a base model 3 door in steel blue with black plastic bumpers. Pretty sure they are usually a 1.4 GL or diesel.

      I can't seem to find the photograph of it...
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      It's one of the only cars that pretty much kept...

      It's one of the only cars that pretty much kept the look of the concept. I think it was ahead of it's time and a lot of people didn't gel with it for whatever reason.

      I love when people find out I...
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      Yup. Had to take all the chains etc back off and...

      Yup. Had to take all the chains etc back off and then just removed the gauze
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      Not the camp position sensor, the solenoids

      Not the camp position sensor, the solenoids
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      The exhaust cam has barely any movement compared...

      The exhaust cam has barely any movement compared to the inlet cam, so 3 doesn't sound too bad in my view (pretty sure spec allows for up to 3)

      Valid for both MK4 and MK5 R32:
      Blocks 208 & 209...
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      These engine have a "judder" when revved from 670...

      These engine have a "judder" when revved from 670 to 2000 and not under load. It's just a character of the engine with it being a short angle V.

      The fact the readings are more than 2 apart is...
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      I sourced mine from a breakers local to me....

      I sourced mine from a breakers local to me. There's usually a fair few that pop up for breaking on facebook/ebay and the like. If you guys struggle in the US, I'd be happy to see what I can get from...
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      https://img.photobucket.com/albums/1103/McPikie/IM...

      https://img.photobucket.com/albums/1103/McPikie/IMG-20190513-WA0002_zpsgsgdpilx.jpg

      https://img.photobucket.com/albums/1103/McPikie/IMG-20190513-WA0001_zpstezedvhq.jpg
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    19. Bimmerjakes now has them back in, but they are...

      Bimmerjakes now has them back in, but they are like 249 euros
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      I had this code just before I swapped all my...

      I had this code just before I swapped all my engine chains over, so I replaced the solenoid whilst it was all apart. Put it back together and as soon as it was warm, I got the CEL.

      Turned out to...
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