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  1. Metal Man

    ALH Jetta Timing Belt Fiasco

    A notch on the balancer lines up with a notch on the tin. It will be something like this.
  2. Metal Man

    ALH Jetta Timing Belt Fiasco

    I always find and mark the flywheel before I remove the belt, that way I know I'm looking for my mark and it's correct. There is a mark on the balancer that lines up with a mark on the top of the lower timing belt cover for TDC.
  3. Metal Man

    ALH Jetta Timing Belt Fiasco

    Crank at TDC and both pins installed, the pump and the cam.
  4. Metal Man

    Engine Rocking back and forth with ease

    Yes. you'll have to get under it and look at the dogbone mount.
  5. Metal Man

    ALH Jetta Timing Belt Fiasco

    Take it apart as much as you have to to verify the timing. If it's right, then that's a relief. Then reset your pump so it's at the baseline setting. If it's not in time prepare yourself to pull the head.
  6. Metal Man

    2015 TDI Alternator Replacement

    I'm sure you'll have to put the front in the service position to get to it. I don't know what info you'll find with this, but you'll get the idea...
  7. Metal Man

    Best water pump?

    I mostly have Hepu pumps at this point. I have sold a lot of Graf pumps also in the last few years. I haven't had a warrant request on a pump in ages.
  8. Metal Man

    Turbo intake hard pipe melted

    An exhaust leak was my first thought. A hole in that pipe wouldn't directly impact power like a leak on the boost side would, but I'm sure with the right circumstances it could make it run poor. Like if it's sucking in pure exhaust and trying to run on it and the MAF reading would be off.
  9. Metal Man

    Drive axle install

    Wasn't one of the original Bentley manuals flat out wrong with the torque specs for this? I wouldn't torque one different from the other. The twelve point nuts have the big washer on them, most of the 6 points don't. The earlier cars that actually used the six point nut had a separate big washer...
  10. Metal Man

    Seat Pick Up and Ship?

    I am of no help to you, but I learned something today. I didn't know you could ship by Fastenal.
  11. Metal Man

    Can you still get an alh golf that won’t need repairs in the near future?

    Could you buy a 2002 VW in 2002 that wouldn't need repairs for two years? Probably not.
  12. Metal Man

    ///// Needed : Source for good cooling system hose kit etc .... /////

    That kit is more of a while you're replacing the radiator kit than a hose replacement kit. There are many more hoses under the hood. VW hoses hold up excellent, they are just typically not an issue. It is likely that most replacements would not be the same quality, Even compared to an 18 year...
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    2004-5 Passat Engine Transverse?

    Yes, the Passat is longitudinal and a Golf, Jetta or New Beetle are transverse. I don't have any good advise for you other than buy the absolute nicest car you can find for a starting point. There's no point in investing all the time and money into a wreck. The Passat has more in common with an...
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    The old site had run it's course. It was long over due for a change. All constructive input is welcome. If anyone notices a spelling error or something that isn't described correctly let me know so it can be fixed.
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    My new web site is up and running. It's far from done. I still have a lot of products to add, so as always if you don't see what you need just ask.
  16. Metal Man

    2011 A3 Alternator Pulley Exploded

    It only needs the clutched pulley replaced. It can probably be done with the alternator in the car.
  17. Metal Man

    ALH timing belt tools

    You're probably long past needed them, but I do rent the TDI timing tools as well as some others from the web site.
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    Turbo outlet tube problem

    The tube going into the intake flap at the manifold? It is common for the metal ears to wear and then the tube pops off. I have new tubes, but most people go the doggie collar route. tdi doggie collar - Google Search
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    BRM Turbo Issue and Oil Leak

    Did you figure anything out on this? Sounds like you're going to need a turbo.
  20. Metal Man

    Transverse vs longitudinal pd blocks

    You're probably not going to get much info on these motors here. In general you'll find the blocks are very universal as far and the mounting points go. I would say if you find a block that has what you need as far as sensor locations and other things it needs to run with your current set up the...