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Oct
27
suggested approved edit on Do I need steel lugnuts when using steel wheels
Oct
27
suggested approved edit on I know this isn't good, but what is it and how hard is it to replace?
Oct
19
comment Difficulty shifting into first gear on 1995 VW Golf
(If someone can confirm that these two cars have similar shifter designs, I could have my brother photograph my Jetta, and form an actual answer here from my ghetto DIY fix)
Oct
19
comment Difficulty shifting into first gear on 1995 VW Golf
I would post pictures if I could, but that car is 1500 miles from me at the moment.
Oct
19
comment Difficulty shifting into first gear on 1995 VW Golf
I had the same problem in my '86 Jetta. The problem was a missing/broken bushing, which required dropping the tailpipe to fix. I instead solved the problem with some tin snips and a tin can, by creating my own "bushing" under the shifter boot. I don't know how similar the 95 Golf is to the 86 Jetta shifter, though, but it sounds like the same fundamental problem.
Oct
19
revised Options to cheaply connect MP3 device to car stereo
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Oct
19
asked What is causing air in my fuel line?
Oct
19
answered Options to cheaply connect MP3 device to car stereo
Oct
15
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Oct
15
revised Test Gasoline for Water Content
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Oct
15
suggested approved edit on Test Gasoline for Water Content
Oct
15
comment Test Gasoline for Water Content
Ethanol is hygroscopic (it absorbs water). As such, gasoline with ethanol in it will not separate as completely as gasoline without ethanol. With enough water content, it will still separate, but the "gasoline" portion will still contain some unseen water. See here for some more info. This site suggests you might be able to cool your sample (in the fridge or freezer?) to render more of the water (but also some ethanol) insoluble.
Oct
14
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Oct
14
comment What is the name of this part of my trunk release in my 2003 Jetta?
Nice exploded view... it looks like the actual broken part is part of #14, although hidden from view in that photo. I'm sure I need to order the entire part 14, though, as I'd be surprised to find just the plastic lever available for sale separately.
Oct
13
asked What is the name of this part of my trunk release in my 2003 Jetta?
Aug
27
comment Diesel vs Petrol motorcars. Pro's and cons?
As the owner of 5 diesel vehicles, I will agree that the purchase price is typically more than a gasoline equivalent, but I don't agree that maintenance is more expensive. In fact, it is often cheaper. Although, that may very well depend on your locality.
Aug
27
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Jun
16
comment What factors should I consider when selecting a suspension kit?
@Dude318is: I didn't mention my car, because I'm interested in general information about understanding suspension features. But that's possibly a bit off-topic here. I have a 2003 Jetta TDI.