How We Destroyed Our 2017 MK7 Golf GTI Oil Pan (And How It Can Happen to You)

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You’re driving down the highway. It’s pouring out. It’s late. You’re almost home. And then, it happens: THUD. You hit something. Well, we did at least.  Here’s how we blew out the oil pan (and other ...

How To Inspect And Replace A Door Latch On A MK5 Volkswagen GTI

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If you own a high-mileage MK5 GTI, there's a good chance you will need to replace a door latch at some point. Your door might not lock, and the instrument cluster might not recognize the door being ...

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. ...

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; ...

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. ...

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 ...

VIDEO: How To Replace Your MK6 Golf GTI Cabin Air Filter - Audi/VW (Jetta, Passat, EOS, A3, Tiguan, Rabbit, Beetle, CC)

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One of the most overlooked services on any car is cabin filter replacement. While a vehicle is still under warranty, the dealership usually takes care of cabin filter replacement approximately every ...

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 ...

VIDEO: Why This Audi RS2 and Supercharged Volkswagen Beetle Were The Coolest Cars At Wolfsgart Today

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An Audi that was built by Porsche, born in Germany, sold in Japan, now registered in Canada, shown off in Vermont sums up just one of the cars we saw today during day two of WOLFSGART 9.0 in ...

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