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      Most of the plastic coolant parts are going to...

      Most of the plastic coolant parts are going to start leaking. I'm certain you will find the plastic housing above the bell housing that is leaking. If it is, I would replace all the plastic coolant...
    2. The main reason why people like Bendpak is the...

      The main reason why people like Bendpak is the price because they are cheap and built that way. If you want something with quality, Rotary has it wrapped up. I have a two post and I would recommend...
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      Not certain what you are implying but there is...

      Not certain what you are implying but there is plenty of information out there that the discs in the hands of the wrong person can cause serious damage. I've seen a tech ruin a block and head surface...
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      I have seen headgasket blown between cylinders....

      I have seen headgasket blown between cylinders. It's usually caused by a technician cleaning the head surface with the fiber discs on an air die grinder. It's best you leave that tool in the tool box.
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      Engines are engines. The oil pan should be fairly...

      Engines are engines. The oil pan should be fairly easy to remove. Once that is gone, then you can unbolt the rods and the pistons will come out. Of course the head has got to be removed so that will...
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      Not that anyone cares but it is illegal to have...

      Not that anyone cares but it is illegal to have the windows work all the time. Again, nobody cares so have at it.
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      Maybe the cat converter is starting to plug up? ...

      Maybe the cat converter is starting to plug up?

      Any engine that has overheated can cause issues with the temper of the pistons rings. Which is why I do not like dealing with engines that have...
    8. Possibly the system regenerating the DPF....

      Possibly the system regenerating the DPF. Sometimes people watch the gauges way too closely and think there are problems. Sometimes it's just better to drive. If you do not have a check engine light,...
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      This is very common. Not all codes will set a...

      This is very common. Not all codes will set a check engine light too.

      Typically the check engine light comes on after two failed tests. If it a gross emissions violation [ie misfire] then it will...
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      I've worked at a dealership for at least 30...

      I've worked at a dealership for at least 30 years. I can assure you, the first 104 miles were not nice. Certainly not to the oil.

      Does the oil break down when not in use? With all the cold starts...
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      With all that shaving [which would not be good...

      With all that shaving [which would not be good when it comes to headgasket sealing] the cam timing would be seriously off and the timing belt may not be able to be adjusted properly. If you could...
    12. Do you have access to a DVOM? Do you know how to...

      Do you have access to a DVOM? Do you know how to use it?

      Assumptions get you know where when it comes to diagnosing a problem. Eliminating parts because you think they are OK is not ideal. Have...
    13. Thread: Oil Testing

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      No. You cannot afford it. I would suggest if it...

      No. You cannot afford it. I would suggest if it keeps you up at night, I would have it changed somewhere else. Preferably at a Euro repair facility. Not all oils are the same and I'm pretty certain...
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      Part of the PDI [Pre Delivery Inspection] is to...

      Part of the PDI [Pre Delivery Inspection] is to reset the service indicator so there are no issues like this. At least it's part of the BMW and Mercedes protocol. I would call VW customers assistance...
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      I do not recall mentioning that but without a...

      I do not recall mentioning that but without a doubt, it's good practice if you are not familiar with what you are doing. There is little you can do once the head is installed.

      The way a butcher...
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      I do it myself so I know who to blame when it...

      I do it myself so I know who to blame when it does not go right. Better to blame yourself than someone else. If it all goes well, then I can think I'm as good as I think I am. :P
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      You need compression for it to start. That said,...

      You need compression for it to start. That said, your battery should crank the engine longer than 5-10 seconds before it's too weak to start. I bet a good battery would crank it at least a minute.
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      So would the valve guide seal be so high that the...

      So would the valve guide seal be so high that the valve retainer would hit it?

      I have a small lathe that I have cut down/tapered the valve guides in the past because I was too cheap to have...
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      I suspect that the longer the guide, the better...

      I suspect that the longer the guide, the better the support. The better the support, the better the valve sealing would be.

      So is there a benefit for shorter guides? Probably allows for more air...
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      The last VW engineer I talked to told me that...

      The last VW engineer I talked to told me that they put it there just to make everyone upset.

      Now that you have the answer, you still need to tackle the job. Just like all the new technicians I...
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