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      Yes, you will have to jack up the car - but you...

      Yes, you will have to jack up the car - but you don't have to remove the wheel. Just use the provided crappy jack if that's all you have - just make sure you are not on a hill, that the e-brake is...
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      They are light blue - if you look through this...

      They are light blue - if you look through this thread you will see how they look - you don't have them. Seems you are good to go!
    3. Thank you, very useful - started to make a...

      Thank you, very useful - started to make a little chart:



      A3 SportBacks in USA
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      2006 - 2008.5
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      Engnies: 2.0 FSI & 2.0 TDI
      Transmissions:...
    4. Schooling myself on the A3 platform. Here is...

      Schooling myself on the A3 platform.

      Here is the Education on the different *SI engines I found online:

      From ECS: ...
    5. Just had to read up on the differences between...

      Just had to read up on the differences between FSI, TFSI and TSI. I really should have just said gasoline engine vs diesel engine. Sounds like the naming of the 2L Turbo has changed throughout the...
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      A little more progress

      This has been moving along slowly.

      Here is what the racket looked like after a few coats of primer:
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/trylzrsj9tbbl4y/2016-02-07%2017.13.40.jpg?raw=1 ...
    7. Thinking of going from B5 to 8PA as a daily

      As much as I like my B5 A4, I just have too many old cars (MK2 and E30 also) and need a daily that I don't have to worry about so much. While my B5 has been super reliable and only has 107K miles, I...
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      I agree, I can't figure out if everyone has moved...

      I agree, I can't figure out if everyone has moved to Facebook or just no longer fixing their own cars because it has gotten too complex to do so with modern cars.

      Have some people attempted to...
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      For what it is worth, I find our Mk7 to be a...

      For what it is worth, I find our Mk7 to be a softer ride than it was when new six months ago. The extra pucks were removed the second day after picking it up from the dealer. Do others find that...
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      Thanks for confirming, I will try Rustoleum...

      Thanks for confirming, I will try Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel as a clearcoat on the banjo connections and see how that works out. Will eventually also try Rustoleum Silver Hammered Engine paint...
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      Hey Ken, Did you clearcoat the banjo connectors...

      Hey Ken, Did you clearcoat the banjo connectors after polishing? I am working on my main fuel pump restoration now and want to make sure these parts don't rust under the car.

      thanks!
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      Thanks all for the tips. I called a local machine...

      Thanks all for the tips. I called a local machine shop and they said that without a large enough batch of stuff to media blast, I would not be happy with the cost of just this one part. So I pressed...
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      Trying some Naval Jelly today

      Many people have sworn by Naval Jelly for a long time, I am sure there are better sovents around today but I had this and thought I would try it.

      ↓ Naval Jelly and Rusty Fuel Pump Bracket ↓...
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      Mk2 Main Fuel Pump Restoration

      I am practicing my restoration skills on the main fuel pump assembly for my 91 GTI 16V. This pump was one I purchased to replace the original which I will also try to restore. Left modern fuel too...
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      Simply amazing. Are there any places where you...

      Simply amazing. Are there any places where you improved on the type of connection or fastener used because the original OEM approach was fundamentally flawed? Just wondering if you are going back...
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      Awesome, looking forward to seeing more of your...

      Awesome, looking forward to seeing more of your magic restoration skills. You need to write a book from all these pictures on how to restore an Mk2..
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      Advertiser Bumps

      I think too many bumps of advertiser posts chases people away from subforums.

      This thread is bumped almost daily and makes it hard to subscribe to this subforum for valuable content.

      I read...
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      Great to see another 16V engine being rebuilt. ...

      Great to see another 16V engine being rebuilt. good luck and thanks for posting.
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      Some Tampa Area Shops

      Tampa Area Shops that are VAG knowledgeable:

      Specialty Shops:
      http://www.carsandconcepts.com/
      http://www.vortexmotorsport.com/

      General German Shops:
      http://www.autobahntampa.net/...
    20. I'm wondering if the switch on the emergency...

      I'm wondering if the switch on the emergency brake handle itself is bad. Maybe it is easy to get to that switch and test it? (No Bentley near me right now)
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