So i replaced the timing belt at 79K miles on my 2001 1.8T in July. All was well until last week when on of the motor mount bolts broke which caused the new timing belt to get shredded and jammed, although it did not completely break off, behind the the idler.
I have since read that the motor mount bolts as well as the bolts for the bracket etc are all "stretch bolts" and should never be reused, so i am assuming that has something to do with why mine motor... [Read More]
I am wanting to replace my stock, double din Monsoon radio with an aftermarket radio. When I use a wire adaptor kit with the new radio, will the amp in the trunk still be utilized at that point or will it just be bypassed? Thanks.
I need to replace my front sway bar inner and outer bushings and probably my front strut mount bushings. The struts were already replaced as well as the lower control arms. I have looked at the provided links for replacement parts such as 1stVWParts, GermanAutoParts etc. I can get Pure OEM or whatever brand GermanAutoParts sells or brands like Meyle, Beck Arnley or Moog. I do prefer to pay as little as possible but I don't want bushings that will wear out in no time. Which brands do you all... [Read More]
For the past 10 months I have been trying to find a solution to my check engine light issue. Went to 3 different mechanics all of which read the same fault (420) that recommended a new catalytic converter to pass the the smog check. In the last 2 months, the light turned off and back on several times, which prompted me to take the car back in. It was suggested that I took my car to my dealership to try to upgrade to the latest software hoping this would clear the code thinking maybe it was a... [Read More]