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  1. Golf IV & Jetta IV
    So I got my first vw, a MK4 gti 1.8t, and put an intake and exhaust on it along with a coil pack upgrade. After getting a stage 1 tune I’m pretty sure I blew my charge pipe. Car sounds like it’s got a cam now struggles to stay running and the brakes are hard as a rock. Does this sound like it...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Lead photo by Yuwarin Stockphoto/Shutterstock.com No matter your reason, whether it’s a crack or chip that's blocking your view, a piece of glass that's seen hundreds of thousands of miles of wear, or even because you've just finished restoring a classic, sometimes you need to have your...
  3. Phaeton
    Dear fellow Phaeton enthusiasts. I ran into a digital workshop manual of the Phaeton (they have them for ALL VAG products) that i concider a goldmine. Its about € 12 / £ 10 / $ 13 so its cheap enough but it has all the schematics and info you would ever need. It runs "ELSA" on a virtual OS...
  4. The Car Lounge
    I was a noob when it came to automotive and when I dug into this book it really helped me understand the basic principles and some advance principles of cars. I'm not trying to be an infomercial but this book did help me and I think it's worth sharing cause others may want to know about this as...
  5. Tiguan (PQ35)
    Hello everyone! I beg you pardon in advance for a very very long text and not the best english. Almost a week ago the engine light turned on and my car got put in limp mode (i think it's called) And the car was shaking like heck if i tried to accelerate, the more acceleration the more shaking. I...
  6. Golf/GTI VI
    My 2013 GTI is mechanically sound, BUT the interior is gradually falling apart. I need a new headliner, and a rear passenger window regulator replacement. My mechanic doesn't do this, and he was too hesitant with his recommendation for me to feel confident... I can do much of the work myself...
  7. Passat (B7)
    Hello folks, Yesterday I began noticing a sound coming from my engine. It's the 2.5 liter engine. Whenever I accelerate, there is a noise, not really a typical whining sound of a bad belt, but not really a squealing sound either. It is more like a sound of metal rubbing together, but it doesn't...
  8. 1.8T Engine Forum
    Its has 200k on it, and has currently been sitting in my driveway for 6 months. I brought it home after purchasing it for $1000, it has some cosmetic damage, but the engine bay looks clean, there was no crack in the "crackpipe" the heat shield didn't look like the engine had ever been abused...
  9. The Beetle
    Hi all, I’m a first time poster and super excited to be a part of the community, but I’ve got an issue: the driver’s side door will not open from the inside at all. Everything else works (power windows, locks, etc) but when you pull the handle nothing happens. Anyone have any advice on opening...
  10. Golf VII R
    I have a 2018 R and I love to drive, hence the mileage. Country drives have been one of my primary modes of coping with the societal effects of COVID. I am surprised that already the car bounces over bumps like it needs new struts or springs, or more new components. I've taken the R to one shop...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Independent repair shops and aftermarket parts retailers have been pitted against major automakers and their dealer networks in Massachusetts for years. The state has served as the primary battleground for right-to-repair legislation that would permit/prohibit customers and independent entities...
  12. TT (Mk1, a4 chassis)
    A friend has a 2001 Audi TT 1.8t and one of his hoses (pictured) has split causing air to leak out loudly enough to hear from the cockpit. He covered it with duct tape for now, but needs help identifying the name of the tube to get a replacement part. Does anyone know what he should be ordering?
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    In reality, that rock probably wasn’t all that big, but driving at speed certainly makes the scene more dramatic. What’s not to be taken lightly is that mark on your windshield. Cracks and chips in your window may not seem like a big deal, but they impact your visibility and are a safety hazard...
  14. SoCal
    Is your Dub or Audi running funny, have a check engine light or you just want to have it scanned and checked out overall??? We are offering a Free diagnostic and inspection to all VWVortex members, just mention this thread at time of appointment. Call to schedule your visit today! Why not? It's...
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