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    1. I would probably replace the cap and rotor --...

      I would probably replace the cap and rotor -- don't know what you mean by cleaned them -- I have seen the distributor button for the rotor pushed up into the cap and not making contact. Also I have...
    2. Just a thought -- You might have better luck with...

      Just a thought -- You might have better luck with answers in a 16V or 8V 2.0 Forum. This Forum is basically 8V -- less than 2.0 -- although it just says 8V on the header -- unless you read the fine...
    3. I had to dig out the dusty Bentley Manual since I...

      I had to dig out the dusty Bentley Manual since I always just adjusted the full throttle switch "by ear." (If its quiet -- and the microswitch is operating properly you can hear it click.) So I...
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      The test procedure is somewhat complicated given...

      The test procedure is somewhat complicated given that there are three pressures that should be measured with a CIS system. Remember that CIS-E is an electro/mechanical fuel system. It works to a...
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      It takes 60 PSI to pop the injectors open on CIS....

      It takes 60 PSI to pop the injectors open on CIS.
      I built my own test system. Used some junk yard fuel lines so the connections could be made with banjo bolts. A couple of valves and some...
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      What fuel system? CIS or Digifant? Normally I...

      What fuel system? CIS or Digifant? Normally I would assume Digifant with an 88 but with the Fox model I wouldn't assume that.


      If it is Digifant, the fuel pressure testing is easy. Just hook a...
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      You might want to check the Control Pressure...

      You might want to check the Control Pressure Regulator using a multimeter. The CPR is on the front of the block and has an electrical connection and two fuel lines attached to it. With the...
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      I have worked on a lot of VWs over the past 45...

      I have worked on a lot of VWs over the past 45 years or so and nothing I have seen seems to coincide with what you have on the car. Could a previous owner have installed aftermarket cruise? I've...
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      So your car has an automatic transmission and/or...

      So your car has an automatic transmission and/or cruise? Those are the two elements you have not mentioned that might have a part with the description you have provided. I'll look around the...
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      That gaping hole is probably the issue. Are you...

      That gaping hole is probably the issue. Are you talking about the intake air supply plenum that runs from the airflow sensor to the throttle body? As I posted, those holes tend to be hidden in the...
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      Test the air flow sensor for dead spots. You can...

      Test the air flow sensor for dead spots. You can do it with a multimeter set to measure resistance. Remove the airflow sensor from the airbox for the test. The sensor terminals are numbered -...
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      You might try leaving the cap off for a while to...

      You might try leaving the cap off for a while to dry out the distributor internally. A hair dryer used gently to blow warm air might help the dry out. You might want to change out the rotor and...
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      Assuming an electrical issue......you might want...

      Assuming an electrical issue......you might want to assure that no coolant has gotten into the distributor area. Check the distributor cap and spark plug wires. Also the wire from the coil to the...
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      I had to dig trough my tool boxes to find it --...

      I had to dig trough my tool boxes to find it -- it's been a few years since i have used it -- the contact enhancer stuff is called Stabilant 22. FR
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      Lots of Digifant issues can be traced to bad...

      Lots of Digifant issues can be traced to bad connections because of corrosion. I've even seen corrosion issues internal to wires themselves because of leaks through the insulation. I started using...
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      A little research should put you in contact with...

      A little research should put you in contact with good timing belt procedures. Basically you are lining up some notches and grooves. When I do a timing belt I remove the entire plastic plug from the...
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      Some manuals have a drawing of the shifter...

      Some manuals have a drawing of the shifter assembly under the car but the best thing to do is take the assembly apart, observe what bushings are where on disassembly and reassemble with the new...
    18. You should be able to find all the stuff you need...

      You should be able to find all the stuff you need at a local junkyard. You'll need the appropriate pulleys and belts as well as the brackets and compressor. I'm surprised the GTI engine wasn't set...
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      The car has two fuel pumps. Since it apparently...

      The car has two fuel pumps. Since it apparently primes and starts somewhat, I think I would look to the fuel pump relay first. The relay can be bypassed with a jumper to check it. The relay has a...
    20. You might have the spark plug wires on the wrong...

      You might have the spark plug wires on the wrong plugs. It is easy to get them mixed up.

      There are other things too. Like a bad distributor cap or rotor. You could also haver the timing set...
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