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    5 speed swap

    $1000 in labour would be a good deal... plus parts.
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    How prone are the heads on the alh to cracking?

    Not prone to cracking.. haven't seen one cracked yet. Not common to leak coolant from head gasket either. More common would be the coolant side flange at the end of the head leaking... when it leaks, it will run along the parting line of the block/head. I would make sure that isn't your...
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    Sleeping in the Golf

    LOL. Buy a wagon..
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    My battery light came on...

    If connections are good, voltage regulator should fix it. Alternator replacement is necessary if the bearings or the rotor are damaged/worn out.
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    Rear caliper hung up. Not slide pins?

    Flex hose is a pretty rare failure. You could open the bleeder and try to twist the piston back... if it's still stiff, this would confirm a bad caliper. Replace the caliper.
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    Value for my '05

    $1000 would be the very most I would pay, if the body was appealing. Depends on mileage as well, even though the engine is fubar.
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    Bastard charging problem; replaced EVERYTHING and still no charge??

    Blue wire is very common to break at the connector above the starter motor. You should have ~12v on the blue wire with they key on. This is the field circuit. Without voltage, your alternator will not charge.
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    AC coil

    Resistance of a working coil should be right around 4ohms.
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    Auto to manual

    No need to chance ECU. Waste of time. You will want to modify the automatic harness via the instructions online.
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    New LUK clutch slipping

    Ditto. On a stock or lightly modified TDI.. take it easy (no wide open throttle) for 100-200km. Never had a problem after that.
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    trying to assemble new front strut, but piston keeps retracting itself

    I've seen many new struts do this. It can be a pain.
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    understanding front end alignment computer readout

    Cross camber -1.0*. If equal on both sides, that is -0.5* camber on each front wheel. This is perfect. The "guy" at Firestone... must be his first alignment!
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    ALH Runaway!

    Likely find a melted piston or two. It should be toast.
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    Clusters Swap

    The screen will be blank and back lit in blue. Will swap no problem.
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    BEW rear main seal replacement?

    06 Jetta TDI (BRM engine) needs a special VW tool for rear main seal install. You have to pull the trans. I'm sure you can do it on the ground but it will suck.
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    Dead Turbo, Need Advice

    Removing the EGR and cooler will negatively affect warm up times. Especially in cold climates, it's brutal. The best way to clean the intake manifold is with a torch and compressed air. Or you can use the old screw driver, brush, varsol, messy BS if you want.
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    Alh 5sp injectors swaped into auto car

    Compression test. Should have 450-550lbs on every cylinder. All numbers being pretty close..
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    Replacing Engine

    If the body is nice.. it's a fair deal. If you do the work, you can get a good engine in the $500-$1000 range.
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    03 TDI. Low power. Not an easy one

    Fella's, read the thread. I'm not new here. Timing belt was re+re'd with pump replacement. Timing was also checked before this. And no, I did not replace the engine due to a clogged intake manifold.
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