Yup they're straight trash. Was able to finally drill everything out. I had to use threadserts on 2 of them but they held torque very nicely. Bearings and reassembly tonight along with an oil change and I can finally get the car out of the garage. Also, the dremel worked wonders with chain saw diamond dusted tips, much better than the drill bit. I was able to grind through a tap that had broken in there.
The jetta is running and is on coilovers. Something is scraping on the front drivers rotor. I have a lot of work left to do on this to make it a nice daily.
-Brake fluid change, bleed brakes (possibly install stainless steel lines
-reseal oil pan
-locate and fix power steering leak
-rebuild/ new boot and grease on both axles
-install new abs harness front drivers side
-wash down engine bay
-raise rear coils up a little
-put in stock control arms and spindles
Thanks, the car has been awful to get back to stock.
Just pulled the audi tt spindles and arms. Ruined a set of bearings when I pressed them into the stock spindles. Bought another, corrected my error, now spindle is loaded and ready for install. Car has been on jack stands for a few weeks now. Hoping to put the stock suspension in it. Only remaining mods after that are uni stage 2, exhaust, intake, headunit.
Things are moving very slow. Second set of bearings pressed in, however i put the snap ring on the wrong side of the bearing (on the cv side). This caused the axle to make contact with the hub when the axle nut is tightened. Next step is removing the snap ring, then the hub, pressing the bearing in more, then installing the snap ring in the correct place.
Cluster is also fried. Sunroof drains got clogged when the car was sitting and somehow shorted it out.
Been driving the GLI a lot more lately. New tierods, ball joints, tires. Reconnected the front sway and fully connected the rear sway as one clamp had called off (clamps have been moved farther to the corners than shown in pics). Car feels so much more stable at speeds after reconnecting the front swaybar. After I had removed my fmic and reinstalled the smic, I didn't attach the setup to brackets or anything. This caused the axle to rub through one of the boost tubes. Picked up a fresh tube and installed, connected everything as it comes from factory. I'm really trying to un-jank this thing.
Enjoy! It's so easy to deal with after disassembling and reassembling so many times.
Washed both cars. Finally built up the courage to wash the engine bay in the GLI for the first time since 2011. Just did a light cleaning and it's much better. Need to get in there with some oven cleaner and a brush next time.
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o before you start bashing, I've spent 2 days searching everywhere for an answer. 99 mk4 jetta 2.0. One day my car would start back up. After a while of trying, it turned over and I drove for about 3 miles before it died agaib. Towed it home, replaced fuel pump and relay. No luck. Got a...