“There’s a new sheriff in town!” This little guy has been sitting behind one of the buildings a few doors down. We mow around it a lot, and never saw it move….ever. Today the owner of the car came by and needed it running again for his son to use while they find him a new car. They had tried to jump start it on Sunday, but couldn’t get it to do anything. Turns out the car has 340,000 miles …

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A good friend brought in her Jetta the other day so we could fix some issues she had been having. Over the last 30k miles or so, the car started using an excessive amount of oil. Many times this is due to a bad crankcase vent valve on the engine. She had taken the car to the local dealer under warranty to express her concerns and they brushed it off as nothing. Just keep adding oil they said. So while …

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Replaced the hydraulic cam followers/tappets (or lifters as some people refer to them), on the Jetta GLS today. It has been seen in the past on the blog for clutch jobs, etc. Ahhh 2.0L’s of fury….or maybe furry. Hard to believe this car is about ready to roll 212k miles. Still looks like it has only 75k miles on it. With the intake and associated plumbing off, and the valve cover removed, we can see the camshaft and the followers …

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Nov 07 2010 porschedoc VW 1 Comment

Got the Jetta project buttoned up on Friday afternoon. Spent quite a bit of time replacing the oil seals on the transaxle as they had all pretty much become “one” with the transaxle, lol. Homemade special tool KEW1920.B to remove the axles. You have to compress the axle, remove the circlip, then pull the axle out, all with a tool Getting the clip out. Stub axle and spring out. Old Seal New Seal installed. And using the tool to reinstall …

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