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    AC Electric Gremlin Hunting

    The AC circuit (including the light on the AC button) is actually run off the back of the number 1 resistor. If the number 1 resistor is burned out, the AC light comes on in 1, but the fan won't run. The fan will run in 2-4, but since the resistor is broken, no trigger to the AC circuit. So if...
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    Hydraulic clutch problem

    The slave can be fixed with a hone. In fact I gave it a very light hone and it's probably ok. The master, i dunno. The picture is terrible, but the pitting is extremely deep, probably 5-10 thousandths. I think the master is a complete writeoff. I exchange the brake fluid on all my cars every...
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    Hydraulic clutch problem

    In my experience, master cylinders fail because they get full of rust and stop working, so I ordered a new one. Parts should be here today, so i took it apart over my lunch break. This wasn't nearly as hard to get out as everyone said, probably only took 10 or 15 minutes. Anyway, glad I didn't...
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    Hydraulic clutch problem

    I put a south bend clutch in the car and exchanged the brake fluid in the clutch and all brakes over a year ago. Since then I have not touched the system or had any issues, this started out of the blue. This has gotta be in the master, so the car is sitting while I wait for parts. Good thing i...
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    Pulled my Motor out, what to do??

    definitely replace the IP seals. I did the IP head seal in-car. what a massive, horrible pain that was!
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    Hydraulic clutch problem

    it did... for a little while. I driving this morning and the pedal just went right to the floor. pulled it back up by hand, pumped it a few times, then it worked again, then after every shift it just sinks more and more. It seems to be getting worse, but no fluid loss from the reservoir. Today...
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    Hydraulic clutch problem

    I watched the video, and looked under the dash, and then watched it again. I have no idea how you'd do this with the clutch master. I also can't see what else it could be. The clutch sometimes works, sometimes it'll just sink right to the floor. The slave would be absolutely pissing fluid if it...
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    Hydraulic clutch problem

    I exchanged the fluid last year, used a vacuum bleeder at all the brakes and clutch. The fluid still looks very good. I took the slave cylinder apart; pulled out the springy retainer thing to get the seal out and piston out. There was some rust at the end of the bore that I cleaned up with a...
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    Hydraulic clutch problem

    Yea, thanks a lot for the vid. I pulled the slave cylinder and it's perfectly dry. The tube going from the reservoir to the master doesn't appear to be leaking, but could it have a tiny hole pulling in air? Is it worth trying to find a replacement for this hose before I condemn the master...
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    Hydraulic clutch problem

    The hydraulic clutch is leaking down on my 98 jetta, is there a good way to know if it's the slave or the master? Or is this just a case where I should suck up and replace both, then never face this again. Also if i replace the master... HOW IN THE WORLD do i get to the passenger side nut for...
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    Can I use gti sunroof assembly in A3 Jetta?

    Title says it all. The whole sunroof caddy assembly in my 98 jetta is screwed up and broken, I have a 1995 parts gti with a perfectly working sunroof. Can I unbolt the entire sunroof assembly from the gti and put it in my jetta?
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    Rotella t6 alternatives

    I buy my oil/oversized filter from idparts. Honestly, their oil change kit with total energy 9000 is cheaper than buying an oil/filter at a parts store by a significant amount. They didn't pay me to say this, but I've spent more money than i want to admit at that place and i've had a really good...
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    1Z identification and diagnosis

    Thanks, I haven't moved my electronics lab yet, so I'll bring the ECU back to my other place this weekend and clean it. Yea, I guess it could just be the sensor... In data blocks it comes up as some ridiculous negative temperature. I guess I can also use a voltmeter to measure its resistance...
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    1Z identification and diagnosis

    I bought a golf that has apparently been swapped to a 1Z out of a B4 passat (20 years ago). The swap looks completely stock, but sadly the car is really rusty and t-boned... I got it real cheap for parts; my Jetta needs some interior bits, sunroof stuff, a spare 02a is never a bad thing, etc. It...
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    Does anyone still daily drive an AHU

    Where did you find the .658 gears? I couldn't find a set, I'd like to put some in my spare 02a.
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