Engine Mechanical

Getting to Know Mr. Mezger, Part 1

Getting to Know Mr. Mezger, Part 1

You may know his name, and may have encountered his work. But do you really know him? The Porsche 911 was, and continues to be, one of the most iconic and long-lived designs in automotive history.  The basic outline of the car, its distinct form designed by Butzi Porsche, has come to define the quintessential […]

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Audi Rear Main Seal/Oil Leaks

Audi Rear Main Seal/Oil Leaks

A poorly sealed engine will leak oil, which can create a multitude of issues. When oil leaks are left unchecked, damage to additional components sets in.

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derFix November 2018

derFix November 2018

In this issue: Diagnosing Audi Electrical Shorts, Porshce Oiling Systesms, DoIP, Audi Carbon Buildup, Porsche Transmissions, DVOM, EVAP

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Mysteries With the 2.0L BEV Engine with Automatic Transmission in 2007 VW City Golf

Mysteries With the 2.0L BEV Engine with Automatic Transmission in 2007 VW City Golf

This City Golf has an unusual engine configuration and not very common unless the least expensive Golf was purchased at the dealer. This specific Golf does not have the TFSI engine, but rather has the 2.0L port injected engine.

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Volkswagen Fasteners Beyond Length and Thread Count

Volkswagen Fasteners Beyond Length and Thread Count

Threaded fasteners — It’s not just length and thread count! Tips for decision-making about non-reusable bolts and joining technologies.

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Turbocharging Porsches — When and Why

Turbocharging Porsches — When and Why

Turbocharing may seem synonymous with Porche cars, but it was preceded long before it had been made popular by Porche. Read about turbocharger history, basic designs and select Porche models.

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Tiguan Engine Oil Leak

Tiguan Engine Oil Leak

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan; 2.0L TFSI Automatic Transmission AWD; Crankshaft seal “unglued itself”

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derFix November 2017

derFix November 2017

In this issue: Audi Electro-Mechanical Parking Brake System; Audi Maintenance Tips; Porsche Coil Considerations; Porsche Engine Rebuild; VW Coding Mysteries; VW Wire Harness; VW A/C Lubricant & Refrigerant

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Porsche Coil Considerations

Porsche Coil Considerations

Spark generation has gone high-tech

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Porsche Engine Rebuild

Porsche Engine Rebuild

What to do when the pistons “just ain’t fitting”…

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