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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine valves VIN: WVWMA6382W
Has anyone a good technique for getting the valve springs depressed enough to remove the valve keepers. The stems are so badly bent the springs are completely compressed. We have cut the valve heads off but still are struggling with getting the springs decompr...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Valve train VIN: YV1LS5811S
This Volvo is quiet @ idle but as soon as you come off idle there is noise like lifter clatter from beneath the cam cover. I found a TSB in Alldata which referred to a newly designed set of valve tappets but there was no indication as to why the re-design. I'm...

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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Starter VIN: WBAHD6320S
Thanks to all that helped on this one. Turns out it was a faulty EWS unit. But to big problem was locating it. BMW's wiring diagram says its located in the right side of passengers compartment behind the glove box. Not so on this vehicle. Its was hidden under ...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Radio VIN: WVWMA63B8X
Hello Ladys and Gentelmen! Thank you all for your help! Those Japanese radio(no offense) mounted an German cars refuse to cooperate. I didn't rescue the radio. It seems that somebody must change the code or the radio just went bad. The manufacturer should thin...
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