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      On mine it was the lower chain. I'm not saying it...

      On mine it was the lower chain. I'm not saying it was stretched, but it did skip a tooth and I replaced both upper and lower chains, guides and tensioners. Running great over a year later now.
    2. And the result of the broken belt, you guessed broken valves, right!

      Three intake valves on left, two exhaust on right. Leftmost one should be closed like the two adjacent ones, but can't because it's bent from hitting piston.
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    3. Solved, sort of...

      So the belt teeth are stripped at the crank. Best I can figure is that when I turned the crank from under the car and my assistant told me the cam was turning, either there were just enough teeth...
    4. Mystery: thought bad starter, but flywheel turns and not crankshaft?

      1.8T manual transmission, 180k miles and starter spins but won't fire.

      Timing belt is intact. When I turn the crankshaft with a wrench the cam also rotates over many revolutions and no rough spots...
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      I am also a victim of VR6 cooling fan voodoo. I...

      I am also a victim of VR6 cooling fan voodoo. I learned the fan control module is prone to failure and the cheap replacements I started with can't handle the slow deterioration of the fan efficiency...
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      Like this one did (photo), replacing with aluminum water pump

      Looks like that gasket expansion you mention happened on wife's car with 100k so I'm going to try the aluminum pump housing for $156, twice as much as the cheapest plastic one but less than the oem....
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      While you're inspecting your belts...

      Take a look at the three pulleys, all fairly easily replaced except the one that has its own bracket and needs a triple square in a tight spot under the alternator. Two things go bad on pulleys: the...
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      Check the coolant connection next to cal #4 in front of vac pump

      Part number is 06J121132 and mine was "D" for the last digit but "G" is the replacement part. I bumped it slightly feeling for loose hoses causing a small coolant leak and it disintegrated in my...
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      Finding oil leaks

      After my first blown RMS which was connected a the PCV fail, I didn't hesitate to pull the tranny and replace the RMS (with the iAbed unit) which I thought was likely bad. I had a lot of oil dripping...
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      I just got a 2.0T and the Carfax report shows a...

      I just got a 2.0T and the Carfax report shows a water pump done at 50k and one at 80k, either from dealer or shop. Now at 110k the pump leaks from the impeller seal. A lot. I replaced it with a Rein...
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      If someone complained to me they're losing a cup...

      If someone complained to me they're losing a cup or two of coolant every six months I would have a hearty laugh. Like I do when they complain that every three or four months they check their tire...
    12. I bought a tool that looks just like that, red...

      I bought a tool that looks just like that, red vinyl handle cover and all, off a guy on eBay. Worked great at the "long" length because I only had the car on jack stands and it would hit the garage...
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      I have very similar bucking symptoms on a '12 Tig...

      I have very similar bucking symptoms on a '12 Tig and it turned out the intake valves were completely caked with carbon. They were close or equal to the worst I've seen (in photos here and elsewhere)...
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      You want the fuel to be injected right before the...

      You want the fuel to be injected right before the spark, right? And you don't want the spark to try to ignite a bunch of what's supposed to be already burned fuel. So, yeah, you need to fix that.
    16. Removing circlip-style driveshafts

      I spent a couple frustrating hours the first time I had to remove one. I pulled, pried, researched, prayed and finally resolved to failure. Then a bit more research led me to a guy saying to use a...
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      I've answered some of my own questions and the...

      I've answered some of my own questions and the news is not good.

      I pulled the upper timing chain cover and everything looks good on the upper chain, guides and tensioner. However the top of the...
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      Huge risk to drive without water pump working,...

      Huge risk to drive without water pump working, and because the coolant at the sensor will be different temp that the rest of the car so not a reliable way to say it didn't overheat. But I've had to...
    19. Idlers and belts cost

      I get the three idlers for under $8 and the bigger one for $10, and two Conti belts at $6 each. That's $46 plus shipping. The tricky one is the bigger pulley, you need a proper triple square I think...
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      Physical inspection to determine timing chain skip?

      I wanted to do a physical inspection of the timing without too much disassembly. 2010 2.5 CBT motor with 131k, compression all between 125 and 135 psi, car starts and idles (poorly) stalling after...
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