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  1. MKIV GTI
    Hey guys, I just recently came across a problem that would've cost me a bit less than my car is worth, roughly $4000. The ear that holds one of the bolts on the back of the block has broken due to a sloppy timing belt change. The repair shop said I was going to need a new engine. At first I...
  2. DETAILING
    So there's tons of DIY's for keeping your interior and paint clean. But what about your engine. :@@:First off, its best to do this on a moderate temperature day. Don't do this in the rain or on a extremely hot day!:@@: Things needed: Degreaser or Engine Cleaner Carb or Brake Cleaner...
  3. MKV GTI
    I ran a scan which led me to changing the fuel filter. This worked and the car started for about 2 minutes and then died before I could go anywhere. Now it wont start again. I have changed the fuel relay, fuel pressure sensor, and other minor things but no dice. Im suspecting it could be...
  4. MKV GTI
    my turbo goes into limp mode it only boost 5 when normal is 12 driving with my lights on and my right light stops working then then the turbo works fine then i turn lights on and off and back on the right light works again and turbo goes back to only boosting 5 and also if it is in limp mode I...
  5. MKV GTI
    So over the last week or so I have noticed sounds from the engine bay. Loud enough to hear from the cabin while idling. There are 2 distinct sounds going on. One is a lower (in pitch) sound, comparable to just barely touching a playing card to a fan. The other is a higher pitch ticking, which...
  6. MKIII GTI
    i have a problem, my coolant has been leaking lately and i cant figure out the problem. the coolant leaks from the right side and when i went to look under the car i noticed it dripping from the underside of the engine. i had my fther mechanic look at it and he automatically assumed it was the...
  7. VW GTI Problems / Complaints
    So I'm at 35 k miles in my 08 gti and I just got. Tire alignment and some new tires. Couple days later(today) I feel it shaking when I'm idled for a bit at like a red light. When I opened the hood was open I could see it shaking back and forth. Anyone have any ideas? It doesn't happen instantly...
  8. MKV GTI
    The other day I turned the key to my car and it took around three seconds to start. Then I noticed the yellow check engine was on the dashboard. I continued to drive and noticed the engine power is significantly reduced. Anyone have similar problems? Its a 09 mk5 gti
  9. MKIII GTI
    Greetings all! I am rebuilding my bottom-end of my 1997 GTI VR6 and i found out that my crankshaft has cracked... I have been looking for weeks to find a refurbished crankshaft. Finding out that a new one can go as high as a Grand! Can anyone direct me to a place that sells refurbished...
  10. WANTED and FOR SALE
    I'm thinking about selling a polished intake manifold-trying keep my bank account from the negatives lol..dont quite have em yet,gotta get and polish it....will be done in a week and a half If any body wants to pretty up the engine bay with this let me know...I'm thinkin 110$ range and let me...
  11. MKIV GTI
    Hey guys, Does anyone know a mechanic in the Miami area ? I recently bought a '03 1.8T with 80K miles. I looooove the car ! My engine light has been on for a while now, I took the car to a mechanic and neither the computer or the mechanic himself could tell me what the problem was... I feel...
  12. MKIV GTI
    Whats a good easy Performance Mod??
  13. MKIV GTI
    I've noticed a fair amount of fluid emitting from what I am told is a steering sensor in the front right corner of my engine bay. It protrudes upward next to the SAI and behind the passenger headlight assembly. Any idea on what this sensor is and why is it not on most other models of mk4's? i...
  14. MKIV GTI
    Fellas (and ladies should they exist), I am going to be getting my '01 VR6 ready to rock in the next couple of months, and I was wondering what all I should do, as far as maintenance and good measure. Plans: Tune-up: Purple oil change (including purple filter if they make it for the VR6?)...
  15. MKV GTI
    i was driving my car and it started acting funny and then the alarm beep went off sayin ENGINE FAILURE WORKSHOP does anyone know what this means???
  16. VW GTI Problems / Complaints
    i have a VW GTI 2001. 1.8L ADW engine. my engine light is on and i get these codes. Chassis Type: 17 - VW Golf Citi Scan: 01,09,15,17,25,56 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Address 01: Engine Labels: 06A-906-032-AVC.LBL Controller: 06A...
  17. MKIV GTI
    Recently I purchased a Neuspeed P-flo air intake, i installed it simply on my mkv1 yesterday and everything looks and sounds grreat. The only problem is when i get in and turn on the car, the check engine light turns on and wont turn off. i need to know what the possible problems could be. Any...
  18. MKIII GTI
    I am looking at buying a vr6 swap out of a wrecked cars. I have found one that i believe will work it comes with the motor, 5speed Trans, Harness, ECU, Cluster, Axles, and 5 lug setup. The engine is said to have 60k on it and is bored 30 over. My car is a 94 GTI 2.0L and the engine is out of a...
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