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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. VW GTI
    i was driving home the other night when shifting from 4th to 5th gears, and my can stopped. the engine that is. i gave it a little gas but all i get is a whirling noise. i pull off the side of the road and turn the car off. my first thought is the timing belt. i try to start it again and just...
  3. MKIV GTI
    My 2005 GTI broke its timing belt a few years ago, at around 90k miles. I had no idea they needed replacing, or that a broken one would be such a costly repair (coming from old Chevrolets, where it meant a simple repair if it happened at all). I got it fixed, had to get the heads done and...
  4. MKIV GTI
    Any of you guy ever seen a timing belt do this. http://i.imgur.com/9jr5X2A.jpg I found that the bolt holding the tensioner isnt completely tight because its partially stripped. Dood that did the job is in Puerto Rico and dont think hes coming back. I have link to a few DIY's on doing the...
  5. MKIV GTI
    hey guys, Ive put probably 15k on my gti since buying it, and those were a hard 15k (I beat on my car). I cant remember if the guy said he did the water pump and timing belt before he sold me it or not, is there a way to tell that I need to do them soon? I dont want my belt going and just...
  6. MKV GTI
    Timing Belt was next on my list It wasn't close enough it snapped engine went pop. I owe 5000 on it and have a dead gti whats my best course of action
  7. MKV GTI
    Hi there, I'm thinking to buy one that currently available. It's 2006, and about 100K miles on the clock. I read an article about 2006 GTI High Fuel pressure and cam something problems which sounded like over or about 2K repair. The owner said it's been behaving very good without any problem...
  8. MKIV GTI
    hey all after hourfus of searching on vortex and other sites with no real conclusion about my cel code p0012 for my intake cam not reaching advance setpoint (over retarded). its had this code for a couple months now (according to the previous owner) and its never caused problems i just want the...
  9. MKIV GTI
    I was driving my 05' 1.8 the other day and the car just died all of the sudden. I scanned it with my VAG COM and it said I had a bad camshaft position sensor. I changed the sensor but the car still wouldn't start. After I looked under the hood again I noticed that there were about 5 or so teeth...
  10. MKIV GTI
    put a new tensioner damper and tensioner pulley on and can not for the life of me get the new timing belt on. Crankshaft and camshaft are both at TDC and my marks all line up but for some reason the new belt WILL NOT go on! Help please!!!
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