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    1. Sorry to hear that. That will prevent me from...

      Sorry to hear that. That will prevent me from making the same mistake.

      For the cost, I would ask they accept a return.

      There are some NOS metal ones on ebay.

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      I like the aluminum...
    2. I did come across a 027121065A part number. ...

      I did come across a 027121065A part number.

      Most of the Google results show it as NLA.

      I could not find out what diameter it is.

      Not sure how this pipe would compare with the larger pipe on...
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      I know the extra port on 055121065M was used for...

      I know the extra port on 055121065M was used for intake manifold heating on carburetor models, just in case you might have wondered what it was used for.
    4. Thanks. Sorry, I don't have a part number for...

      Thanks.

      Sorry, I don't have a part number for such a pipe. Did they have one? I don't know much about oil coolers and their needs.

      I do know there is a fancy rubber T adapter that situates in...
    5. GAP has an error in showing a mk2 hose for a mk1....

      GAP has an error in showing a mk2 hose for a mk1. Agree.

      Ask GAP to verify the dimensions: that is a hose about 5-1/4" long, with 1" at one end and 5/8" at the other, and it has a slight offset....
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      Immediate failure. It is just a bad design,...

      Immediate failure.

      It is just a bad design, not really "defective", but defective design.
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      Sometimes the mounts fail immediately.

      Sometimes the mounts fail immediately.
    8. Since one of VW's configurations of the knock box...

      Since one of VW's configurations of the knock box was to have pin 10 wired to the cranking circuit, I can't see how there could be any harm to wiring it that way.

      And, as I previously mentioned, I...
    9. Manual shift linkage bushing kit 171798211

      Just replaced all my bushings with the bushing kit 171798211 .

      To my surprise, the foam washers at the base of the ball joints were in better condition than the bushings themselves.

      Usually,...
    10. All this talk has me worried about mine. I am...

      All this talk has me worried about mine.

      I am going to order one too, and hope they don't send the plastic version.

      Seems like the part that corrodes the most is hidden by the hose. Disaster...
    11. Of course, there could be the alternative to not...

      Of course, there could be the alternative to not use the thermo-switch at all.

      It is possible to rig a toggle switch to the dash which mimics the thermo-switch. After the engine is warmed up, the...
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      Thanks for the replies. Too bad about the...

      Thanks for the replies.

      Too bad about the quality problems with these.

      Maybe some type of aftermarket valve would work?

      ...
    13. I ran across this thread while answering a...

      I ran across this thread while answering a question on the mk1 forum. The poster expressed confusion about pin 10 on the knock box. The confusion does not die.



      Using the Bentley manual as a...
    14. VW wired the knock box either way, pin 10 to...

      VW wired the knock box either way, pin 10 to starter solenoid power 50, or pin 10 to ground-side control for the fuel pump relay, depending on the year and model of CIS-e car.

      According to wiring...
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      Lots of information in the archives which will...

      Lots of information in the archives which will answer that question amply.
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      Has anyone tried the URO brand heater valve? ...

      Has anyone tried the URO brand heater valve?

      Looks like the genuine VW valve is NLA.
    17. The white Meyle sheets are 1.0mm thick, while the...

      The white Meyle sheets are 1.0mm thick, while the old brown plastic sheets are .7mm thick.

      I had to give up on one pin and go back to my old brown sheet.

      Lots of wasted time with this stock...
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      clockwise :) Looks like an original timing...

      clockwise :)

      Looks like an original timing belt tensioner, judging by the design. You can spin it by hand: if it is anything but silk smooth, replace it. I would also spin the alternator pulley by...
    19. I am looking at these sleeves again with a little...

      I am looking at these sleeves again with a little bit more thought.

      1. If the plastic sleeve, installed, is flush with the Allen head end of the caliper pin, it is not doing anything and might as...
    20. It is 10 years old now, so you can figure by the...

      It is 10 years old now, so you can figure by the looks it should have been replaced 5 years ago.

      Once that rust starts on the inside, forget it.

      The number on these could be a date of...
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