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Old 02-14-2019, 10:30 AM   #199
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110? What's the details on that car?
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:35 PM   #201
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Nothing special. Itís just a bolt on k04 car. At least on race gas itís fun. More reliable than messing with meth.


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Old 03-14-2019, 03:16 PM   #202
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159,000 mi. A few days ago.

Now need to replace a front wheel bearing. So ima do both fronts. And front pads and rotors. And another oil change. And brake fluids? I dunno. Needs fluids stuff.


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Old 03-14-2019, 11:22 PM   #203
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How do you know if your front bearings are bad? I donít have smooth rotors anymore so it makes it more difficult for me to tell.


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Old 03-15-2019, 12:55 PM   #204
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The whole hub assembly can start to wobble when bearing gets really bad.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:49 AM   #205
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The whole hub assembly can start to wobble when bearing gets really bad.


For me, the rear was bad early in the summer and I didnít notice till it started making enough noise that when I jacked up the car and looked it was critical that I left the car at the shop and got a ride home. Sort of a rotational noise unrelated to braking but increases with speed for me. Came back to finish it later with the parts.

For these fronts itís not that bad but the noise is getting there. I had originally thought it was just because I had low pads and/or rotors but itís definitely a bad bearing. At least the front and the tears are the same part and you can knock it out pretty quickly.


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For me, the rear was bad early in the summer and I didnít notice till it started making enough noise that when I jacked up the car and looked it was critical that I left the car at the shop and got a ride home. Sort of a rotational noise unrelated to braking but increases with speed for me. Came back to finish it later with the parts.

For these fronts itís not that bad but the noise is getting there. I had originally thought it was just because I had low pads and/or rotors but itís definitely a bad bearing. At least the front and the tears are the same part and you can knock it out pretty quickly.


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Yeah, the older school car had it pressed in to the knuckle. It seems you can just unbolt this hub assembly from the knuckle & replace the unit with a bearing already pressed.
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For me, the rear was bad early in the summer and I didnít notice till it started making enough noise that when I jacked up the car and looked it was critical that I left the car at the shop and got a ride home. Sort of a rotational noise unrelated to braking but increases with speed for me. Came back to finish it later with the parts.

For these fronts itís not that bad but the noise is getting there. I had originally thought it was just because I had low pads and/or rotors but itís definitely a bad bearing. At least the front and the tears are the same part and you can knock it out pretty quickly.


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That's only true on AWD cars. FWD cars have a different part number for the rears iirc.
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:27 PM   #208
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That's only true on AWD cars. FWD cars have a different part number for the rears iirc.


Yup. This is a r32 so itís the same all around. The mk6 gti unfortunately isnít. I buy crates of oil and parts that I can mix and match - eg the front brakes on both cars are the same now so I try and buy rotors in sets of 3/4 so I donít have to. Same with pads, oil, filters, etc.

Replace the whole assembly and be done with it. Already had to do the rear last year but it feels recent. Planning to do fronts this week so I donít have to worry about it again.

Still considering selling the car on a wagon or something. If I do, never going to do the chains. If I donít, then itís all in. Itís fine as a daily, just old. It would be nice to have something comfy and faster.


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Yup. This is a r32 so itís the same all around. The mk6 gti unfortunately isnít. I buy crates of oil and parts that I can mix and match - eg the front brakes on both cars are the same now so I try and buy rotors in sets of 3/4 so I donít have to. Same with pads, oil, filters, etc.

Replace the whole assembly and be done with it. Already had to do the rear last year but it feels recent. Planning to do fronts this week so I donít have to worry about it again.

Still considering selling the car on a wagon or something. If I do, never going to do the chains. If I donít, then itís all in. Itís fine as a daily, just old. It would be nice to have something comfy and faster.


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You should just part it out. Probably worth more that way lol.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:37 PM   #210
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You should just part it out. Probably worth more that way lol.

I have 3 front grills, two of them oem. Just selling the hoard of mk5 and 6 parts I have would be worth it.


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Any driveshafts, or gas tanks?
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No gas tanks. I can ask around for driveshafts if you really want them.


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I need do need a driveshaft (propshaft) and a fuel tank, but shipping is gonna be a bit cost prohibitive I'd bet lol.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:38 PM   #214
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The whole bearing separated when it came off this weekend. Good thing I did it now.

Question - some people like to take the whole knuckle off the strut... it seems easier to just hit the bearing with a mallet or an air hammer till it comes out tho. Less things to disconnect. Plus putting the assembly back into the strut is a pain in the ass. Is there a reason to do it one way or the other?

The other side was easy. We Forgot to put the heat shields back on when the whole things buttoned up. Almost just left them off but then went back and added it all back on. It would have bothered me like crazy.

These new brake caliper carriers are nifty. Downsized from 370mm rotors to oem sized 345? 340? I donít remember at the moment. R32 oem sized. Lost some weight; cheaper rotors; might buy another set of these carriers for the GTI and buy some 2 piece rotors for it now that I know they fit perfectly for golfs using these calipers.

Still feeling some vibration. The suspension is good; inspected everything this weekend. Maybe I bent a wheel/itís bent this winter. Or itís out of balance. These Omanyts Iím using as winter wheels are whooooped. Picked up cheap intending to refinish them and Iíve never actually used them till this winter.

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Went to get one used wheel straightened. Turned into a whole ordeal. The one wheel I brought over was actually straight, despite having a lot of weights on it. So I hauled the other 3 over to the place and it turns out that all the other 3, not the single one I originally had intended to straighten, is bent.

Kicker - one also had a hairline fracture hidden underneath the tire. Got that one welded since it was almost imperceptible but I didnít want to mess with this on a daily car. Straightened the welded one and the worst bent one; left the last one with a tiny wiggle. Remounted the tires and after letting them sit in disgust for a wheel, finally mounted them tonight. At 1AM.

At least they look nice? Not bad for 11 year old oem wheels that have been through the wringer. Pics in the morning.



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Went to get one used wheel straightened. Turned into a whole ordeal. The one wheel I brought over was actually straight, despite having a lot of weights on it. So I hauled the other 3 over to the place and it turns out that all the other 3, not the single one I originally had intended to straighten, is bent.

Kicker - one also had a hairline fracture hidden underneath the tire. Got that one welded since it was almost imperceptible but I didnít want to mess with this on a daily car. Straightened the welded one and the worst bent one; left the last one with a tiny wiggle. Remounted the tires and after letting them sit in disgust for a wheel, finally mounted them tonight. At 1AM.

At least they look nice? Not bad for 11 year old oem wheels that have been through the wringer. Pics in the morning.



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How much did the wheel straightening run? I have now 3 different sets of OEM wheels two sets are for sure bent, the Karthoums Iím not sure of. But Iím running the Detroitís and I love the look of them and Iíd like to keep them.


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It cost me about $300 OTD in Ohio for 2 wheels straightened (one was also welded). I mounted them myself or they would have charged me to remount and balance.

I love the tint of Tornado Red in the black pearl these were painted in.




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Old 06-25-2019, 11:18 PM   #218
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It cost me about $300 OTD in Ohio for 2 wheels straightened (one was also welded). I mounted them myself or they would have charged me to remount and balance.

I love the tint of Tornado Red in the black pearl these were painted in.




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Very nice! Thanks!


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Walked into the gas station to buy some milk.




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Old 06-29-2019, 01:19 AM   #220
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That's a lot of milk.
Wasn't it cheaper to just buy a cow?
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