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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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Other materials:

Tyre sealant disposal
Tyre sealant or residue must not be mixed or disposed of with other fluids. Excess tyre sealant must be collected and stored in a plastic container. The plastic container can be disposed of through the disposal system along with th ...

Bioethanol (Ethylalcohol)
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Bioethanol E85 consists of 15% petrol (RON 95) and 85% bioethanol (ethylalcohol). Bioethanol E85 normally contains a red dye for identification. When using the MultiFuel engine with bioethanol, the fuel consumption may ...

Safety precautions when working on fuel supply system
Risk of injury due to highly-pressurised fuel. The fuel system is under high pressure. Risk of injury due to fuel which may spurt out. –  Release high pressure before opening the fuel system.       & ...

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