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What's the biggest repair you've DIY'd on your VW/Audi?

What's the biggest project you've ever taken on with your Audi or VW? Maybe it was a complete engine rebuild or something more simple as a complete suspension overhaul? How many times have you had to replace 1 or 2 items on your vehicle? Let us know below!


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I rebuilt the engine in my 912E, which is basically a Volkswagen.

The 120k miles I've put on the 3 VW-brand VWs I've owned have been very reliable.

07 Jetta 2.5:
Rear brakes twice
Coolant expansion tank
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11 Jetta 2.5:
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13 Tiguan 2.0T:
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Front control arm bushings
Brakes front and rear
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I have owned my '02 A4 3.0 Qrt for 9 years and 110K miles. In that time I have done all my own work on the car. Regular maintenance, replaced all control arms & dampers, replaced worn vacuum hoses, various coolant leaky connections, replaced various broken electrical connectors, various interior repairs/replacement like headliner.

However the biggest project has probably been the last time I did the timing belt. In addition to the usual TB/water pump replacement parts, I also had to take apart the left cam timing adjuster and replace several broken rings that were causing a slow oil leak.

I still love the car and can't see replacing it. It now has 196k miles and runs like new. The 3.0 can be great cars if you take care of them.

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For me,

it was the timing belt. and a roof replacement on my cabrio.

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Swapping an Audi V8 into my 82 924 lol. For our family Passat, have done Brakes, suspension, all lighting, new Ko3 turbo, updated to Audi 16" 7 spokes, full coolant flush, new coolant tank, all new intake and turbo hoses
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have had my mk4 GTI for three weeks [I commute 120 miles a day] and the flex pipe broke, all exhaust is off the car now while I get the downpipe repaired, and install a catback stainless exhaust.
while its up on stands its getting all new plastics underneath[ordered from pelican] as two of the three were missing and also oil change is done.........new plugs also.
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