Evan Madore

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How To Replace Your Spark Plugs And Ignition Coils On Your BMW (E90, E60, X3, X5, Z4)

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Over time, countless thousands of ignition cycles cause your spark plugs to wear out and your ignition coil boots to degrade. This wear can be the cause of misfires and poor ignition. Spark plugs and ...

How To Change Your BMW Automatic Transmission Fluid (320i, 328i, 528i, X3, X5, F30)

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If you haven't serviced your BMW's automatic transmission, you are driving around in a ticking time bomb. BMW advertises lifetime automatic transmission fluid - supposedly never requiring changing. ...

How To Diagnose And Replace Bad Ignition Coils On Your BMW

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Direct ignition coils are a common failure item in a vehicle's ignition system. How do you truly know if your vehicle's misfire is due to ignition coils? An engine misfire can be so many things. ...

How To Revive A Totaled Audi R8

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If you’re at all familiar with the current car channels on YouTube, you might have noticed a new trend these past couple years. Creators like Samcrac, Hoovies Garage, Tavarish, Rich Rebuilds, and B ...

How To Replace Or Reseal The Brake Vacuum Pump On An MK5 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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The brake vacuum pump on the MK5 GTI (or any car with the TSI motor) is prone to failure. The main point of failure is a leaking gasket which causes a vacuum leak and directly affects braking ...

How To Check For Leaks On A Plastic Valve Cover With A Built-In PCV

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Your PCV system is an extremely important, yet often overlooked collection of parts that affects how well your car runs. On some cars, like our  2007 MK5 Volkswagen GTI, the PCV system is actually ...

How To Replace Your Valve Cover And Valve Cover Gasket On A MK5 GTI (Jetta, EOS, Passat, A3)

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Let's face it, valve covers love to leak. I personally have one that needs attending to this winter. Thankfully, it's not too complex of a job on the MK5 GTI or any other car with the VW BPY engine. ...

How To Inspect And Replace Rear Wheel Bearings On An MK5 Volkswagen GTI

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A failing wheel bearing is never a comfortable feeling. Usually, you hear it before you feel it. This sound ranges in volume from a slight hum, to something like you're standing next to a helicopter. ...

VIDEO: How To Replace Side Marker Lights - Volvo S60, S80, V70, XC70, XC90

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Though the styling may be questionable, side marker lights are actually required by law here in the United States. If your side marker lights have gone out, separated, or are just falling apart, a ...

VIDEO: How To Replace Brake Pads And Rotors On A VW MK5 Golf R32 (Passat, GTI, CC, TT, S3)

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Does your brake pedal or steering wheel shudder under hard braking? Do the pads sound like they're squealing at low speeds? Does your brake pedal engage lower than you remember? If so, than it's time ...

The Easiest Way To Clean Your Wheels

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Frequent cleaning of your wheels isn't just to look good, it can actually be considered preventative maintenance. Here's a simple method using just a spray bottle and a hose that you can amplify ...

How To Replace Brake Pads and Rotors - MK6 VW/Audi A3, Beetle, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Rabbit

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  Does your brake pedal or steering wheel shudder under hard braking? Are they squealing at low speeds? Does your brake pedal engage lower than you remember? If so, than it's time to refresh your ...

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