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      04-26-2020 05:44 PM #29826
      Quote Originally Posted by Sky-Fi View Post
      Got tired of the coolant light flashing every other time I get in the car to go to the store.. finally decided to try to figure out where it is leaking. First place I looked has the tell-tale sign of months of pink dye build-up under the coolant flange on the side of the head. Got a new one ordered and that'll arrive probably towards the end of the week.
      Don't rule out the expansion tank. I've had ones that leak vapor through the seam when hot with no real visible evidence. They're also pretty cheap.

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      04-26-2020 07:18 PM #29827
      Quote Originally Posted by YJSAABMAN View Post
      Don't rule out the expansion tank. I've had ones that leak vapor through the seam when hot with no real visible evidence. They're also pretty cheap.

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      Usually not a bad idea. This one is new though, as of about two years ago. It's still white and isn't stained/discolored. *pretty sure* it is okay this time.

      The flange on the side of the head though, leaked on me about 8..9 years ago and I fixed it by cleaning the surface and using some blue RTV on the old o-ring to re-seal it. I think that's pretty good duration of time out of that quick fix. I don't feel like trying that again, so I'm just going to get a whole new flange this time.
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      04-26-2020 11:01 PM #29828
      Quote Originally Posted by Sky-Fi View Post
      Usually not a bad idea. This one is new though, as of about two years ago. It's still white and isn't stained/discolored. *pretty sure* it is okay this time.

      The flange on the side of the head though, leaked on me about 8..9 years ago and I fixed it by cleaning the surface and using some blue RTV on the old o-ring to re-seal it. I think that's pretty good duration of time out of that quick fix. I don't feel like trying that again, so I'm just going to get a whole new flange this time.
      Fair ejough. At least they are cheap, but the head can get ugly around them. I missed mine for a time and it took out the clutch disc. Fortunately the engine side fully disintegrated as I pulled into my driveway.

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      05-06-2020 08:40 PM #29829


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      05-08-2020 06:23 PM #29830
      Hitting ya right in the feels.



      Good bye brief friend. I stole all your guts, and now, to the crusher with you. Thanks for the $$ and police action.

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      05-08-2020 09:48 PM #29831
      Quote Originally Posted by YJSAABMAN View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Sky-Fi View Post
      Got tired of the coolant light flashing every other time I get in the car to go to the store.. finally decided to try to figure out where it is leaking. First place I looked has the tell-tale sign of months of pink dye build-up under the coolant flange on the side of the head. Got a new one ordered and that'll arrive probably towards the end of the week.
      Don't rule out the expansion tank. I've had ones that leak vapor through the seam when hot with no real visible evidence. They're also pretty cheap.

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      Had this exact same thing happen with my MK4. Took FOREVER to chase down.
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      05-12-2020 03:25 PM #29832
      height sensor install to upgrade from pressure based. Ignore the blown out cv, replacing that soon.

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      05-20-2020 03:47 PM #29833
      Im finally doing some work, I went ahead and removed the rear brake assembly. Awaiting a pair of dust shields and calipers to install and get my disc conversion finished. Started painting the carriers i can feel like i made some forward progress

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      05-23-2020 01:08 PM #29834
      Took off some more seam sealer, wrapped some interior harnesses, and some parts research.

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      05-23-2020 04:02 PM #29835
      Quote Originally Posted by banjopete View Post
      Hitting ya right in the feels.



      Good bye brief friend. I stole all your guts, and now, to the crusher with you. Thanks for the $$ and police action.
      YEA?
      same here
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    12. Today 01:49 AM #29836
      Today I cleaned the MAF and intake manifold.

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      Today 02:13 AM #29837
      I finished doing a timing chain on my GTI VR6, while I was in there I did the rear main seal, flywheel, clutch, throw out bearing, axles, brakes, and wheel bearings, the last person who did wheel bearings on this car did a horrendous job, there was a good 1/2 inch of play in both of the front wheels, so I had to do the hubs as well.

      Another thing I discovered was that the rear motor mount on the transmission was completely broken, and the bolt for the other rear motor mount was broken. To add insult to injury one of the bolts on the bracket for the front motor mount was broken off and missing.


      All in all I think it took like 3 weeks of weekends in a gravel driveway, a good amount of blood, and a lot of cussing

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