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Valve Cover and Valve Cover Gasket Replacement ~ MK5 GTI

Leaking valve covers, and valve cover gaskets are common. In this video I will show you step by step how to replace a valve cover gasket, or a valve cover. We will also cover the valve cover breather, or PCV valve built into this valve cover. Valve cover failure is common on the VW BPY engine. Thanks to FCP Euro for sponsoring this video and the MK5 Project.

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How to Check and Replace Rear Wheel Bearing ~ VW MK5 GTI

How to check for wheel bearing noise, how to replace a MK5 Gti rear wheel bearing. In this video I will show you how to replace a rear wheel bearing on a MK5 GTI. This is the same process for B6 Passat, and many other rear VW wheel bearingsThanks to FCP EURO and Meyle for sponsoring the MK5 Rusto-Mod project.

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How To Check and Replace a Door Latch MK5 GTI

How To Check and Replace a Door latch is a very common vw repair. This can be due to a sticking door, stuck door, a door that will not open, or a door that will not lock or unlock. There are also some checks you should do before replacing the door latch.

Big time thanks to FCP Euro for partnering with me on this project. This allows me to get some videos done for you guys that I would not have otherwise been able to do. The car will only be here for a short time, but we will fix a TON of stuff on it.

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How To Replace MK4 Engine Mount (DogBone Mount) Bushings ~ R32 Restoration

How To Replace M4 Engine Mount (DogBone Mount) Bushings In this video I show you how to replace engine mount / motor mount bushings in the DogBone on a MK4 R32. The process is similar on all mk4 cars including Audi TT. These bushings are often replaced due to wear causing excessive engine movement. Replacing engine / motor mounts is an easy DIY car upgrade. Also I have not noticed any additional NVH in the car, other than a slight amount with the A/C on. This may or may not be due to the pendulum mount bushings as I am always concerned about the A/C compressor

This DIY is pretty straight froward and requires only some basic hand tools. I have listed some tools below if you find you are missing anything. Be sure to follow the rest of the R32 restoration and rehab.

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Tools used in this video:

Dogbone mount tool

This tool makes the job much easier

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How To Fix Blend Doors ~ Install a Heater Core and Reseal The HVAC Box
How To Fix Blend Doors ~ Install a Heater Core and Reseal The HVAC Box

Blend door foam

If your MK3 or MK4 has no heat, no AC, or the controls don’t work, it may be due to the blend doors. From the factory the belt door is covered in foam to soften the door close, and divert air in the proper direction. Over time the foam breaks down and blows out the vents. Well it’s time to fix that. This is the most comprehensive guide to fixing blend doors out there.

Today I show you exactly how to disassemble the HVAC box, clean and recover all the doors, and reseal the box. All the products I used are listed below. There are plenty of other options out there,  but most of these items can be found easily online, or at your local Home Depot Motorsports.

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Products I used in this video

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How To Install A Boost Gauge On Any Car

If you have a turbocharged engine, installing a boost gauge is a great modification. Boost gauges can read boost level, and many read engine vacuum. Whether you’re installing a digital boost gauge, or a manual boost gauge, the installation process is very similar. The AEM gauge we are using here also has a boost controller built into the gauge. But we are only focusing on the boost gauge in this video.

The ability to monitor both boost and engine vacuum is vital on a performance car. There are even some cars that come with a boost gauge from the factory. If you are adding a turbo like we did the the GTI, it is a must. Proper installation is important. I truly believe that the routing of vacuum lines, and wiring is even more important to long term performance.

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How To Wire Electric Cooling Fans

Wiring electric cooling fans is almost a must for a VR6 turbo build. Not only will it move more air, but it cleans up the engine bay. In the last cooling fan video we learned the theory behind wiring cooling fans. I walked you through the wiring diagram to understand how I made my cooling fans work.

Today we are looking at how to wire the fans to make them work. You can use several methods to make these wiring connections. If you would rather solider, then solider on. I typically use the crimp connection method as it is the factory recommended process for making wiring repairs. When done properly, it is a very strong way to make wiring connections.

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