How To Change The Brake Lines On An Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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All Porsche 911s have excellent brakes from the factory, however, that performance degrades with age, especially if not cared for properly. Even the newest model air-cooled Porsche 911 is at least 20 ...

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 Reinforce BMW E36 M3 Strut Towers

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It's no secret that the BMW E36 chassis is an awesome platform for building a race car, but it's not without some design flaws. When BMW designed these cars, they wanted to shave weight on the ...

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. ...

I Bought A 208 MPH Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG for $15,000

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The 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG is one of the greatest cars ever made. It's not just the top speed of 208 mph, or the timeless styling, or the sound, the power, the stereo, or the massaging seats, ...

Why Team Bearded Ryno Is Turning A BMW E36 Into A Rally Car

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  Quick! What's the first car manufacturer to pop into your head when you think of Rally Racing ? If you're anything like me, you'd be thinking of a certain blue, AWD, turbo flat-four sedan with ...

How To Replace Cooling Fans On An MK5 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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Have you noticed your car running warmer than usual? Are there grinding or rattling sounds coming from the front end when your fans are on? Cooling fan failures crop up in a variety of ways; ...

How To Change The Fuel Pump On An Air-Cooled Porsche 911

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If your engine is having problems running, and your diagnosis includes low fuel pressure and/or abnormally loud engine bay noises, it may be time for a new fuel pump....

VIDEO: Here's What The Future Of FCP Euro Looks Like

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18,000 square-feet of motorsport, video production, distribution center, customer pickup, and community center expansion. ...

Everything That Went Wrong With Our High-Mileage MK5 Volkswagen GTI

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So, here’s the good news: FCP Euro bought a 2007 MK5 Volkswagen GTI on the used car market. The bad news is: there are a ton of things wrong with it. ...

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