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Forum: Air-cooled   05-05-2013, 05:53 PM
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Posted By ainokea
o2 sensor on a mild performance ACVW

I have been kicking this around in my mind for awhile now and decided to ask the guys on a couple of forums for experienced opinions and suggestions.

Can a single wire o2 sensor reach 600 degrees...
Forum: MK4   05-04-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,813
Posted By ainokea
Hillbilly repair?

I don't know what you meant by hillbilly repair cause what I see in your photo is a nice clean repair that works right. Good work.

Ainokea
Forum: MK4   05-02-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,626
Posted By ainokea
Sounds like the radio is not shutting down when...

Sounds like the radio is not shutting down when the ignition is turned off. That popping and static you hear could very well be the memory circuit cutting in and out. That was a common malady going...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-28-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By ainokea
Someone must've cut the holes before you got the...

Someone must've cut the holes before you got the vehicle because normally there are no holes in the location you mention.

Ainokea
Forum: MK4   04-22-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By ainokea
I see Maximuz did a timing belt on a Toyota in 2...

I see Maximuz did a timing belt on a Toyota in 2 hours, simple he sez. How many VW timing belts have you done? Schwipt, you sound like a real VW pro, an expert even. Like many people who are of the...
Forum: MK3   04-19-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,959
Posted By ainokea
MCROW is right, the only place that oil can be...

MCROW is right, the only place that oil can be leaking in that location is most likely the oil pressure switch. You might also want to check the half moon plug at the back left, driver's side, of the...
Forum: Vans & Transporters   04-18-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,662
Posted By ainokea
Check under the drivers floormat. There should be...

Check under the drivers floormat. There should be a removable plate under which you should find the washer fluid container.

Ainokea
Forum: MK4   04-17-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,756
Posted By ainokea
You might consider an oil pan drain plug repair...

You might consider an oil pan drain plug repair kit made by KEEN SERT. Complete kit with inserts, tap, and instructions. Should be available at some auto parts supply stores.

Ainokea
Forum: MK4   04-15-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By ainokea
The hum you hear is the fuel pump pressuring up...

The hum you hear is the fuel pump pressuring up when you open the driver's door. To remove the tool, you might try this, open the bleeder valve and compress the calipers piston. As soon as...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-11-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By ainokea
I'm not a turbo expert, but, if you're getting...

I'm not a turbo expert, but, if you're getting smoke in the amount you describe, you may have a bad impellor bearing. Might be wrong but at least get it checked out by someone who knows turbos.
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Forum: MK3   03-31-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 350,577
Posted By ainokea
It's been over a year since I had to work on one...

It's been over a year since I had to work on one of these, but from what I remember if the timing belt is installed one or two teeth off, it will toss a code because the distributor is locked in...
Forum: MK3   03-31-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By ainokea
secondary air pump & DBW

Is the first picture a DBW unit? The second and third look like secondary air lines but I don't see the pump.Am I not seeing things correctly?

Ainokea
Forum: Passat   03-11-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By ainokea
Not sure about this but, is the comfort control...

Not sure about this but, is the comfort control ECU under the floor boards on the drivers side. I know that on some earlier Passats thats where it was located and if water gets in there it's good...
Forum: MK3   03-10-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By ainokea
Another poissibility comes to mind, I saw this a...

Another poissibility comes to mind, I saw this a few years ago on a 2.0L, can't say that this is your problem. Any way, on the lower left rear of the head, drivers side, there should be a small...
Forum: MK3   03-09-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By ainokea
Compression test will not show you what you're...

Compression test will not show you what you're looking for. A leak down test would be far more efficient. Fans running constantly, new thermostat and waterpump, radiator flushed, and it still runs...
Forum: MK4   02-27-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By ainokea
afr

14.7: 1 or .45v is the perfect reading for all engines. Lower numbers indicate lean mix, higher indicate rich mix. 13 to 1 is ideal for horsepower and cooling of exhaust valves. From what you say I...
Forum: MK4   02-26-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By ainokea
You might check the aux. fuse panel on top of the...

You might check the aux. fuse panel on top of the battery, look for any signs of burning or over heating terminals.

Ainokea
Forum: MK4   02-26-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,066
Posted By ainokea
Without sounding sarcastic, if you don't know...

Without sounding sarcastic, if you don't know where the injection pump is on your vehicle, I strongly recommend you take it to a shop or dealer to have the pump timing reset. You need special tools...
Forum: MK4   02-26-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,774
Posted By ainokea
timing belt

Since you're in there, replacing the waterpump is highly recommended.

Ainokea
Forum: MK4   02-23-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,444
Posted By ainokea
The secondary air code is probably something...

The secondary air code is probably something simple, like a loose or disconnected hose. The air bag is another issue altogether, either go to the dealer or to a good VW shop.

Ainokea
Forum: MK4   02-13-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By ainokea
You might have an ignition switch problem. The...

You might have an ignition switch problem. The plastic part of the switch cracks and does'nt make contact at terminal #50 when the key is turned. It would be worth taking a look before pulling the...
Forum: MK4   02-12-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By ainokea
window replacement

If you have'nt done this window replacement procedure before, I strongly recommend you get a Bentley manual or find someone that has done it to give you a hand because it's a very involved procedure...
Forum: New Beetle   02-08-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,974
Posted By ainokea
hood release

I'm sorry, I just don't remember exactly how the handle attaches to the bracket. Maybe somebody else here knows how to get it done.

Ainokea
Forum: New Beetle   02-08-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,680
Posted By ainokea
Let me put it this way, what I remember about...

Let me put it this way, what I remember about these fuse panels is, any burning or deformation means the immediate replacement of the panel with a new unit and renewal of any burned wires or...
Forum: New Beetle   02-08-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,505
Posted By ainokea
Like I said, " If I remember," If you are not...

Like I said, " If I remember," If you are not getting enough charge from the alternator and you go no further in looking for the problem, then you should get the vehicle to a shop and have it...
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