Thermostat Replacement and Cooling System Upgrades ~ R32 Restoration

Thermostat Replacement and Cooling System Upgrades for a 2004 VW R32. This thermostat replacement will cover all 24v VR6 engines. This will also cover thermostat housing replacement and coolant transfer pipe or CRACK PIPE. This thermostat was failing, but some how there was not a thermostat housing leak. This is an extremely common repair on many different Volkswagens. The repair seems to come in two forms, repairing a coolant leak, or fixing a check engine light. A VW with a check engine light? Surely you must be kidding! 😉

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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How to Install a Short Shifter and Adjust Shift Cables

It’s time for another R32 modification and upgrade. In this video I will show you how to install a short throw shifter and properly adjust the shift cables. Installing a short shifter can be an easy modification and dramatically improve shifting speed, and feel. Proper shift cable adjustment is vital to performance. This is just one part of the upgrade for the shifter on the R32. Dieselgeek also makes a bushing kit that brings the shifter back to even better than stock.

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How to add Comfort Turn Signals to a Volkswagen

Buy adding one flasher relay, this VW modification is one of my favorites. The Comfort Turn Signal is an easy to install kit for the MK4 or B5/B5.5 VWs. This will allow one tap of the wiper stalk to make the turn signals flash 3 times. This is also referred to Convenience Lane Change, or Komfort Blinker. With a few tools and this kit, you can make your older VW have a feature found in most new cars. Except BWM, they don’t have turn signals. .

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Everything Wrong With The R32 ~ Problems and Walk Around

The newest car to the Humble Mechanic fleet is a mk4 R32. I love this 2004 3.2l VR6 R32. But this VW does have issues. Today I am going to show you many common MK4 issues, and some things we are going to do to repair them. Worn suspension, leaks, bad bushings, and broken plastic are just some of the issues the R32 has. Luckily for us, she is in good shape overall, but needs us to give her the love she deserves.

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