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    Bleeding BRM Fuel System

    So I just replaced my lift pump & can't get this thing started. My first mistake was installing the lines to the pump backwards so i was pumping fuel backwards through my new filter. Duh. After reversing the lines I now have good fuel flow & the thing wants to catch but no go. I've been running...
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    Looking for tips to remove rear caliper carrier bolts

    I've been fighting these things for years. Can't really get my triple square socket & extension in there just right. Any ideas for making this easier? Is there a long triple square that makes it easier?
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    06 No ground at fuel pump relay

    Car has been parked in the barn lot since kids went to college. Tried to start it & no start. Started my troubleshooting & narrowed do the issue to the fuel pump relay. If I use a jumper wire to the relay ground then the pump runs & the car fires right up. I'm 99% sure a mouse chewed the wire...
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    Auto engine into a 5 speed car.

    Father & son project about to get started. Well my 17 yo son thinks we should have already started. :D So what will we need for the auto engine to install into the 5 speed car? My list only has the pilot bearing so far.
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    Trunk Ajar Indicator Issue

    The indicator for the trunk ajar is on with the trunk closed. I replaced the latch & still have the same issue. Has anyone had an issue with the wiring harness or some bizarre way of adjusting the latch?
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    Outer CV Joint Question

    Is it possible to replace the passenger side outer cv joint while still in the car? I'll do this at the same time I do a wheel bearing replacement.
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    Added another TDI to the fleet

    2004 Passat TDI GLS 100K miles. 1st road trip. This thing drives nice.
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    Driver Door Latch P/N?

    Does anyone have the part number for a MK5 driver door latch. I changed the harness awhile back & now it's time for a new latch to fix the switch.
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    Bad BRM Turbo Actuator

    I have a bad turbo actuator. It won't hold vacuum. I know ID parts is out of stock on the actuator they made up & when I called they said they there wouldn't be more anytime soon. I really don't want to buy a turbo & switch the actuators nor do I want to change the whole turbo assembly. Are...
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    VW aims to tailor U.S. lineup more to America

    Volkswagen expects big U.S. growth for diesel drivetrains, including a possible diesel version of the Tiguan crossover. Read more:
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    U.S. Clean Diesel Auto Sales Increase 27.5 Percent During First Half of 2012

    During the first six months of 2012 clean diesel automobile sales in the United States increased 27.5 percent, according to new sales information compiled by HybridCars.Com and Baum and Associates. "Despite some volatility in the auto market, clean diesel auto sales have increased in 22 of the...
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    Suzuki Brings in Lawyers in Volkswagen Breakup

    And the spat continues. Suzuki Motor Corporation has issued a legal notice to Volkswagen Group, claiming that the German company has breached a contract for the two automakers to work in partnership. Read more...
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    Looks like a new cam is in my future

    Took a peek at the cam today @ 93,000 miles. I bought it new, have done all the oil changes myself & used 505.01 every time.
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    German Automaker VW Tries To Rebound By Way Of...Tennessee! There is a German wind swirling around, of all places, Chattanooga, Tenn., a town perhaps best known for railroads and, in keeping with that history, the Glenn Miller swing classic, "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Try The Diesel...
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    Sighting: MKV TDI in Wasilla, AK

    MKV TDI in Wasilla, AK with Todd Palin at the wheel. No political commentary please. I just thought it was cool. Definitely nice to see more TDI's out & about.
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    VW wants to be #1 "Volkswagen is on a sweeping campaign to make its cars better priced, better sized and designed to appeal more to the masses than just the niche audience that likes its German engines, or perhaps the diesel-powered cars VW has long sold."...
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    71mpg anyone?

    Volkswagen announces new 1.2L three-cylinder diesel; should push new Polo to 71 mpg I'll take 2.
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    Vw #1

    It was a little more than a year ago when Volkswagen, because of Porsche's stock market finagling, briefly became the most valuable company in the world.
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    MK1 Golf ends production

    Wow this takes me back in time. I had a 77 & then an 84 Rabbit.