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  1. Differences between Vin K(5th digit) and Vin A

    Hey everyone, looking to swap a blown engine in a 2008 Jetta Wolfsburg bought recently. When I started my research I found two different Vin codes(either A or K as 5th digit) both listed as fitting my car, to my understanding Vin A was listed as turbo on the codes does this mean it’s a more...
  2. New VW owner with a problem… Help!

    Hi! I'm a recent convert to Volkswagen and I really don't know much about them. I have researched this issue a couple times on the internet and haven't been able to narrow it down to anything at all… I should probably mention that I live in Canada as well so this model of Golf has "City" tagged...
  3. Engine swap wiring problems

    Im in the middle of swapping my 1.8L 1996 golf CL engine out for a 2.0L 2001 cabrio engine. I've run into the problem that the wiring harness i got with the engine is for a automatic transmission, but im putting it on a manual. About 90% of the plugs match up to each other, but theres a couple...
  4. Wanted - Used 69 T 3 engine

    For Sale - Parts
    I'm looking for an used air cooled engine or crank case for a 1969 VW T3 squareback. There are other years of VW engines around the late 60 and early 70's that will also fit. I will pay cash or I'm willing to swap a 95 VW VR6 engine for it.
  5. 1998 Golf engine is kaput - sell or fix?

    I bought this car in 2005 w 53k miles on it - the car is perfect and has always been - in all my years of ownership only one flat tire, one oil leak and one replaced starter - I had some ignition troubles which I thought would be the end of the car - but we put push to start in it - and I've...
  6. A bad bad wagon

    Hello everyone. I am on my second Passat. We loved the first, but it became a money pit once the oil problems started and VW of said that it was outside the milage limit for the recall. I now have an 03' Passat GLX 2.8L V6 (Purchased March '11). It was super awesome for about the first month...
  7. Noises and Leaks?

    So I have an 02 1.8t Jetta and I've been having some weird sounds when I drive. Basically, when im accelerating and the car goes over 2,000 rpms, I hear a weird high pitched sound that goes away once I lay off the gas. At first, I freaked out because I thought it might be the "drill sound of...
  8. FS: 1996 GTI VR6 Part out

    For Sale - Parts
    Hi, unfortunately I recently rolled my 96 GTI VR6, so I am parting it out. It has 134k miles, completely stock, never tampered with. Motor and tranny are strong. The exterior is pretty banged up due to the rollover but everything else seems to be fine with exception to the interior getting a...
  9. help!

    I have a Vdub mk4 Jetta gls 5-speed. and everytime it rains my engine just doesn't like to work. It'll start and run but only between 400-800 rpms and if i try to put it in gear and move. it bogs out. and shuts off if this has happen to you or anything like it plz shoot me a message or...
  10. 2003 GTI VR6 Engine Problems! Please Help!

    My GTI VR6 check engine coolant light went off last night. So I stopped the car at a gas station nearby to add coolant to the engine because the car was overheating and smoking. After adding the coolant, I tried to start my car but the battery died. Also the coolant was leaking out the bottom...
  11. High RPM

    the PRM in my GOLF 1998 VR6 is a bit high, it's has been always high .. it's a automatic vr6 . i try to find that part under the hood and lower it my self . but i coudn't find anything. ppl told me that i have to put it on computer and lower it throw the computer. my simple questions is how...

    For Sale - Parts
    The Full ABA Swap would include: - Complete ABA Engine with 137k miles (Runs Perfect) - 02J 5 Speed with 137K miles - ABA ECU - ABA Wiring Harness - ABA Air Filter Box, Mass Air Flow Sensor, and piping. - NEW Ignition Coil - MK3 K-Frame - ABA Radiator - ABA Cooling Fan Assembly - ABA Coolant...
  13. Ultimate Engine Mod

    General Volkswagen Discussion
    Not sure how many of you are familiar with this technique of Water Transfer Printing. Was looking at this website today and thought some of you would dig it. Alsa Corp | Water Transfer Printing by the way, I have no affiliation with this company or opinion about how good it is. I'm so broke...
  14. LT35 occassional loss of power at high revs

    Vans & Transporters
    Hello, VW brothers ;) Here I have a problem, that has not yet been described anywhere else on the net, so it might be a bit of a challenge to you, guys! My LT35, 2.8 TDI, 54-REG loses it`s (otherwise ENORMOUS) power withing some specific engine revs ranges. When I drive it and accelerate, it...
  15. VR6 2001 GLX. is this noise the intake shifter rod?

    please let me know what you think it is
  16. vw polo fox 1.043 1994 help!

    General Volkswagen Discussion
    hi i have just bought a vw polo fox 1.043 1994 and it has a cracked head gasket, i have a couple of questions, i have been looking at this engine on ebay do you know if it will fit as it is out a facelift mk 3 and mine is an old shape one? the mechanic was saying to get an engine out of the same...
  17. Car will not start :(

    hey guys today i changed the head gasket on my car i have put it all back together and it will not start or even turn over just a clicking nioise and thats it . . . does anyone know what it might be. Thanks Luke
  18. 1989 Engine swap?

    Hey guys, i tried looking for a list or something like a list online for engines that fit straight into a 1989 8v Scirocco. My engine blew and i cant find a scirocco engine anywhere in Montreal, Canada. any help would be great.
  19. 91 GTI 8 valve engine shakes

    Just bought my second car tonight, 1991 VW golf gti 8 valve version. Took it for a test drive the other day and it sounded and drove great, engine is super clean and the guy who owned it is a mechanic and has replaced or rebuilt pretty much everything under the hood. Drove it home on the freeway...
  20. Dilemma for my Polo Coupe engine

    Hey, I have a 1990 MK2 Polo Coupe which I am refurbing and loving it. I ran into some trouble today when I realised that my head gasket is on its way out. :( The engine has 155,000 miles on the clock and I'm not sure whether the best idea would be to just change the gasket etc or maybe to get a...