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Hello All,
This is probably outside the norm but here we go.

My son owns a 1991 VW Golf that he wants to restore and upgrade. I am coming with him for the ride and know absolutely jack nothing about VW's, but I am going to help him out the best I can.

I signed up here in the hopes that this community will be able to help out and fill in my massive knowledge gaps....LOL

I would like to thank everyone in advance that help me out with advice and guidance. I would also like to apologize to everyone if my questions are "not normal".... :)

Cheers
James
 

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I hope this forum is as good as the Smart car forum and got my used electric car going.
I have a 2014 Jetta Basic, No S no TDI, Motor 4 wheel and a five speed. nothing fancy. This car was leased than I had to by it as paying for the mileage was more the the purchase. No it has 170K miles on it. The brake disk failed before the pads wear off on all four wheel. The transmission did not shit into 5th anymore. it cost me an arm and a leg. And now I drove down the Lewiston Grade, 7% downhill shifted down and left the clutch out to fast. some smoke and no more power transfer between engine and gear box. Now I am here. I am in the beautiful PNW, near Puyallup, WA
 

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This prompted me to join the Forum. I had the VW dealer replace the 5 speed transmission and clutch kit, because I could not shift into fifth gear anymore. The car was fine driving as a 4 speed. Just the freeway gas mileage suffered a bit. The new transmission did not shift as easy and when I drove down the Lewiston grade at 6% and tried to shift down I missed the third gear. When I released the clutch, it destroyed everything. No VW dealer within 100 plus miles. U-haul for the rescue and 350 miles later i was home. I ordered a kit at O'Raily Autoparts and hope for the best.
 
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