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Differences Between Disc And Drum Brakes

Both systems generate friction to slow the wheels, but they use different designs to do it.

VW HVAC Service

Volkswagen HVAC systems have come a long way.

Audi Dual Clutch Transmissions

When everything is working as it should, the DCT should operate seamlessly during their everyday driving.

VW Intake Manifold

Some owners of VWs & Audis have experienced performance or drivability concerns tied to faulty intake manifolds.

Volkswagen Engine Misfire Diagnosis

Misfire faults have been related to conditions like loose/damaged electrical connections, poor circuit grounds and more.

Condition-Based Oil Calculations: BMW, VW and Mercedes

Today, it is difficult to find a European vehicle without a light or warning messages to get the driver to change the oil.

VW/Audi Timing Belt Repairs

A quick look at the list of VW and Audi engine codes will make your head spin. Before starting any repair, you should know the ­engine code, production date and country of origin.

Volkswagen VR6 Head Gasket Replacement

The Volkswagen VR6 engine, introduced in 1994, has a narrow “V” configuration that allows six cylinders to be mounted in the same area as a four-cylinder engine. While head gasket failure is not a common occurrence, it does occur on engines where the cooling system has been neglected due to a lack of regular maintenance. With that said, here are seven tips to make a head gasket job a little easier.

VW Rear Disc Brake Piston Retraction And Pad Replacement

With Volkswagen (VW) rear disc brakes, the parking brake is integrated into the caliper. A ratchet mechanism inside the caliper is supposed to automatically adjust the travel of the caliper to maintain the proper clearance between the pad and rotor.

VW & EPA Fiasco Brings Reflashing Into The Spotlight

It was revealed VW cheated on EPA emissions tests by programming 2009-2015 diesel vehicles to recognize test conditions the EPA uses. This practice has been going on since the 1990s when sensors gained enough resolution to determine the approximate ambient temperature and transmissions started to share vehicle speed with the engine’s computer.