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    WTB - CLEAN MKIV 2-Dr Seats NY/CT/NJ Area or Along I-95 Corridor to Savannah

    Like it says, I am looking for a clean set of seats from a MKIV 2-dr, leather/cloth/20th. I'm probably not interested in R32s. Can pick up in the Tri-State Area or along the I-95 corridor to Savannah, Georgia.
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    Sticking vanes

    Give it more than a few hours of penetrating oil. Also, step your game up from PB Blaster to Kroil or even 50/50 ATF and acetone. The replace your turbo entirely and either EGR delete and/or CCV delete.
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    Lift Ideas for MKIV Golf Smyth Ute

    No decisions yet, but I am leaning toward something not very extreme. Too much of a lift will throw suspension geometry off and cause premature wear. I think what I will end up doing is throwing new stock springs on the rear, see what height I get, and then make a decision on the front. I...
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    Lift Ideas for MKIV Golf Smyth Ute

    Haha, not too late at all. If I am lucky, I will get around to this before the first snow of the year. She looks great!
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    Lift Ideas for MKIV Golf Smyth Ute

    Yeah, I am trying to avoid anything too extreme. I suppose my biggest question is what shocks will best accommodate the lift.
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    Lift Ideas for MKIV Golf Smyth Ute

    Interesting! I am hesitant to veer too far off the OEM course, but never say never!
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    Lift Ideas for MKIV Golf Smyth Ute

    Hmm, any links? I have never heard of Jeep or Tiggy springs on a MKIV. Also wondering what shocks would have a long enough extension to work.
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    Lift Ideas for MKIV Golf Smyth Ute

    I have neither the time nor patience. Also, I am loathe to introduce any more electrical complexity into a 20-year-old vehicle that has already undergone major surgery.
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    Lift Ideas for MKIV Golf Smyth Ute

    What spring/shock combo did you go with?
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    Lift Ideas for MKIV Golf Smyth Ute

    So, it is time to start sorting the suspension on my MKIV Smyth Ute and I think a proper lift is in order. I am debating also throwing on some oversized tires to just make this thing a bit more ridiculous :) As you will see, because the rear is about 250 lbs lighter, it sits a couple inches...
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    ///// blew off the turbo hose /////

    This is your problem. Get the proper spring clamps.
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    Mk4 bew fans not working

    Check the fuse block on top of the battery. Your fuse (and everything else) could be fine. To expand, I was having the same problem on my ALH. I bought a new fuse block and everything was fixed. A cheaper solution would be to pull the connections from your fuse block and wire an inline fuse...
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    WTB: Fuse Block and Battery Box MKIV Jetta/Golf

    Very good point. It seems like both my fan fuse and ABS controller fuse connections might be shot. Bypassing the fuse block makes sense.
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    The Mystery of the Open Door....

    Interestingly enough, you do not need to wire those circuits closed. I checked with another ute-builder and he didn't run into this problem. Thank you! The driver's door puddle light has been on, so I think I have the culprit. I will check VCDS to see if any other doors are phantom-opened.
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