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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Contact corrosion

Contact corrosion can occur if unsuitable connecting elements (screws, bolts, nuts, washers, etc.) are used.
For this reason, only connecting elements with a special surface coating are fitted in the vehicle.
Moreover, certain rubber or plastic parts as well as adhesives made of electrically non-conductive materials.
If there is any doubt about the suitability of parts, a general rule is to use new parts → Electronic Parts Catalogue.
Routing and securing lines
In order to rule out mix-ups and ensure that lines/wires/cables/hoses/pipe are all installed in their original position, the lines for the fuel, hydraulic systems, vacuum systems and the activated charcoal filter, for example, as well as electrical wires/cables must be marked appropriately before they are removed. If necessary, take a photo or make a sketch.
Because of the lack of space in the engine compartment, make sure that all lines are sufficiently far away from all moving or hot components.

Installing coolers, condensers and radiators

Even if installed correctly, the radiator, the condenser and the charge air cooler may have small dents in their fins. This does not mean that these components have been damaged. It is not permissible to renew radiators, condensers or charge air coolers only because of such minor dents.
   
Rules for cleanliness
When working on the fuel supply and injection system, observe the following “5 rules” for cleanliness: Thoroughly clean all unions and surr ...

Engine assy, cylinder blook, crankcase
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Notes on safety
Safety precautions during a road test using test and measuring equipment Risk of injuries due to unsecured test and measuring equipment If a front passenger airbag is triggered during an accident, insufficiently secured test and measuring equipment can becom ...

Assembly overview - remote release mechanism for seat backrest
  Note The illustration shows the remote release mechanism for seat backrest on the left side. The right-hand side is similar (mirror image of left-hand side).     1 -  Remote backrest relea ...

Removing and installing underbody heat shield
  Note The removal and installation procedures may have to be modified slightly depending on engine fitted. Removing –  Removing centre underbody panel → Chapter. –  Removing front tunnel cross-piec ...

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