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      Out. Standing.

      Out. Standing.
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      Very pretty. Come out and play. Get them...

      Very pretty.

      Come out and play. Get them dirty.
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      I had a thread on facebook about low voltages. ...

      I had a thread on facebook about low voltages. Even with my new alternator, if the under hood temps are high, the alternator output drops quite a bit. I got some feedback that others had seen this....
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      Not that I noticed. I guess that's what makes it...

      Not that I noticed. I guess that's what makes it a random input. Just pointing out the possibility.

      My alternator died on the third day of a track weekend. It was hot, too. I figure the heat...
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      Random input: My alternator died on me in May....

      Random input:

      My alternator died on me in May. I have 145K on the car. Maybe as the alternator ages and weakens, you get these 'edge of the operating envelope' effects?
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      Slow. Clap.

      Slow. Clap.
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      I was at a combo HPDE / Car Control Clinic on...

      I was at a combo HPDE / Car Control Clinic on Friday at Pacific Raceways. I was instructing HPDE. Part of the drill for instructors is to be available to do joy rides after the CCC folks are done. ...
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      Yeah, if you're using the plate rod for your test...

      Yeah, if you're using the plate rod for your test fit, the stock tow hook has a notably larger diameter than that. The plastic needs to be hogged out more to mount it.
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      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7117192-...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7117192-Something-new/page4
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      With me, it was trial and error by Dremel. I...

      With me, it was trial and error by Dremel.

      I was a little surprised that the US Millworks plate mount thing I was using ended up being substantially less 'girthy' than the stock tow hook.

      I...
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      video is private.

      video is private.
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      Symptoms sound a little like a flaky crank...

      Symptoms sound a little like a flaky crank position sensor, but I got a CEL when mine died.
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      I was watching Rutter auto-cross on Sunday. ...

      I was watching Rutter auto-cross on Sunday.

      When he came into view of my camera, I said, "Here comes the Angry Panda..." - which is my sometimes nickname for his white A3 with black Goth Eyeliner...
    14. Those *look* like they would work, but they don't...

      Those *look* like they would work, but they don't really break down the wiring diagram that I saw.

      At a minimum, they would be an excellent place to start for your own hack without disrupting the...
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      Heading out dawn-ish Thursday. Going to go down...

      Heading out dawn-ish Thursday. Going to go down the East side again to Susanville for the night, then down through Bishop and Lancaster. Going to head straight to the track garage assuming I arrive...
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      ^^^When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That...

      ^^^When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Sh!t Gold!

      Looks really sweet.
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      I was gonna single out 'camber plates' as pretty...

      I was gonna single out 'camber plates' as pretty tranformative.

      Don't get me wrong, I like my mongrel system / spring rates, but the camber plates notably sharpened everything up and saved my tire...
    18. My mental model was more like 'arched back' than...

      My mental model was more like 'arched back' than expansion. Not well thought out with sketches and stuff, but I thought it was possible.
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      Me Likey!

      Me Likey!
    20. Not sure if this related to a similar FB...

      Not sure if this related to a similar FB thread...

      Check for bright shiny lines at interfaces between exhaust and driveline. I think exhaust systems tend to have more of the resonant frequencies...
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