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  1. You Tube is your mechanical tutor. Lots of...

    You Tube is your mechanical tutor. Lots of how-to guides. I used it when I did my carboned-up inlets
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    3BAR PERFORMANCE CAR TUNING...

    3BAR PERFORMANCE CAR TUNING

    This guy does a lot of VW/skoda/audi. Price is quite good. He can do remote and does do tuning trips when travel is allowed.
  3. The rules in the UK are different to AUS. They...

    The rules in the UK are different to AUS. They only started cracking down on DPF removal about 18 months back.

    You don't actually say what you are trying to fix with the engine cleaner.
  4. Thread: Rear brakes

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    Brake wear is totally by driving habits /...

    Brake wear is totally by driving habits / environment. The only way to tell if they need replacing is visual inspection at every service.

    Personally I'd be taking the drums off every 45,000km and...
  5. Thread: Decarb

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    manual. Failing that, can't you come in past...

    manual.

    Failing that, can't you come in past the wheel and turn the crank bolt? Or turn the alternator?
  6. Thread: Project 145TSI

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    On my tuned 118tsi I get better than factory...

    On my tuned 118tsi I get better than factory economy if I drive carefully
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    It's the car my kids drive. It had 10 years of...

    It's the car my kids drive. It had 10 years of dad parking by braille and its been in 2-3 hailstorms in 4 years with us and it is parked on the street and it's black. The kids rarely wash it (I...
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    This? ...

    This?

    https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2018/MC-10145783-9999.pdf

    Why not ring the dealer and ask?
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    good tyres but they are a "sports" tyre so...

    good tyres but they are a "sports" tyre so anything above 30k km will be a bonus.
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    I bought the HorsePower rotors & pads for the...

    I bought the HorsePower rotors & pads for the poo-box Accord Euro to get it through rego. They seem to work well. $132 for 2 rotors and a set of pads - bargain.
  11. I don't even know what half that stuff does

    I don't even know what half that stuff does
  12. NSW Drugs for cars. Who'd have thought.

    Drugs for cars. Who'd have thought.
  13. Thread: Decarb

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    When I did mine I put it in gear and rotated the...

    When I did mine I put it in gear and rotated the road wheel. I didn't give a thought to timing chain tensioners not maintaining timing chain tension but I have a Gen1 EA888 BZB block.
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    if you are in Newcastle ask Lucas R where he goes...

    if you are in Newcastle ask Lucas R where he goes for service. They are good.
  15. Thread: VW Sevice

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    total waste of money. There are several VW...

    total waste of money.

    There are several VW specialists in Sydney that will do a more thorough job.

    You will be quoted on things you don't need and they will miss obvious faults.
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    Agree There is no actual "change at this...

    Agree
    There is no actual "change at this mileage/time" for chains. It's run to fail (that doesn't mean breakage).

    My BZB block EA888 has 196,000km. No chain noises, even at start up. That's...
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    Sticky: They only stretch once. If you choose to...

    They only stretch once.

    If you choose to re-use you have to treat them like a normal bolt and use some feel. Alternatively, replace with a generic bolt from the fastener shop and make an educated...
  18. Other stuff: The strut spreaders are $13 posted...

    Other stuff:
    The strut spreaders are $13 posted on AliExpress.

    There are a few one-time-use fasteners. I re-used mine but others may not have this cavalier attitude.

    You need to ascertain if...
  19. I fitted Eibachs to my Octy at 95,000km. That...

    I fitted Eibachs to my Octy at 95,000km. That was 75% driving on the M5. By 105k I'd fitted a set of Koni Sports because the ride had become "jiggly" on low speed oscillations. The low speed ride...
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    Maybe the hose is supposed to be cocked off to...

    Maybe the hose is supposed to be cocked off to the side?
  21. As far as I can tell, the low SAPs is a lot...

    As far as I can tell, the low SAPs is a lot kinder on intake carbon on the valves.

    As I said, this thread is like going back 13 years in time. There were a lot of discussions on the differences...
  22. I use those DBA plain face rotors and they are a...

    I use those DBA plain face rotors and they are a great "normal driver" replacement.

    It's $80-$100/pair to machine rotors these days so why would you bother with the very soft factory rotors when...
  23. There is no certification process on 502.00. ...

    There is no certification process on 502.00. Even if you wanted to pay, you can't.

    One of the reasons VW started the "Approval" system for 504 was because every man and his dog was doing a...
  24. No, I'm saying they take 15k to run-in. My fuel...

    No, I'm saying they take 15k to run-in. My fuel economy and power got better and better until 15k. VW engines are generally pretty tight with their tolerances.

    Castrol Edge 5w-30 Professional is...
  25. Thread: Tire Sizes

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    They are the ones that matter.

    They are the ones that matter.
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