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      412 but close enough :-)

      412 but close enough :-)
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      http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/upload...

      http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSC01707.jpg
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      Renault Espace?

      Renault Espace?
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      Old thread on the subject:...

      Old thread on the subject:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?809310-Anyone-replaced-spark-plugs-in-your-VR6-Eurovan-yet-Is-it-as-hard-as-it-looks
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      When I had my 2000 (also 12V VR6 AES motor) I...

      When I had my 2000 (also 12V VR6 AES motor) I used NGK Iridium plugs. They were fine.

      Back in the day when I had a Digifant Mk2 Golf GTI 8V I used Bosch Platinum twin-electrode plugs. It seemed...
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      Now now...c'mon. This isn't TCL or the Mk4...

      Now now...c'mon. This isn't TCL or the Mk4 forum. We don't get that much traffic in this forum so if a thread goes unanswered in less than 24 hours it's not significant of anything.

      That said,...
    7. The shift tower should come right up and out...

      The shift tower should come right up and out after loosening the bolts and giving it a little "whack!" because there may be some sealant on it.

      There's a pretty good drawing of the shift linkage...
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      When my belt went, I did end up with 2-3 bent...

      When my belt went, I did end up with 2-3 bent valves. There may be a few people that got lucky (perhaps at low RPMs or the cam stopped coincidentally at just the right position that no one valve was...
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      Good Lord, 53mpg US from a 1.6L gasser in this...

      Good Lord, 53mpg US from a 1.6L gasser in this size of vehicle? Seriously, or a typo?!

      EDIT: gotta be a typo...?
      ...
    10. Well, exactly! Ask nearly anyone if they think...

      Well, exactly!

      Ask nearly anyone if they think EVs are a great idea and probably everyone would say yes. Even those that are automotive enthusiasts mentally wedded to an internal-combustion...
    11. Thread: VW asleep

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      But those other companies either worked around it...

      But those other companies either worked around it or just made it work. VW could do the same if it really wanted to.

      Why must the TN plant be dedicated to only Passats? Why isn't there also...
    12. Thread: T5 Importing?

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      :banghead: Go watch this thread for about a...

      :banghead:

      Go watch this thread for about a year or so until this guy is done.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7182110

      Then if he is successful, do the same thing but with a T5.
    13. I get what they're trying to do and the intent...

      I get what they're trying to do and the intent makes sense (to get more of the lower and middle income earners into electric vehicles), but the reality is that the electric vehicles on the market...
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      No, there's a significant difference between a...

      No, there's a significant difference between a CKD kit that is assembled in a dedicated plant (and building one if one does not exist) versus paying a third party contractor in a third party...
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      Ford's approach was actually quite brilliant...

      Ford's approach was actually quite brilliant because the cargo-i-zation is more about removing parts than installing parts (except for the window panels) and could be done by a 3rd party fairly...
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      The cargo versions were shipped in CKD format and...

      The cargo versions were shipped in CKD format and assembled here to get around the tax. Passenger versions were not CKD but were imported fully assembled.



      No, they are not re-assembled! They...
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      Mine wasn't quite that bad, but when cold it...

      Mine wasn't quite that bad, but when cold it would definitely require a blip to 1500-2000 rpm to get moving.

      When cold, if you let it idle for a little bit (like maybe 30 seconds) and then put it...
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      The chicken tax probably isn't THE ONLY reason,...

      The chicken tax probably isn't THE ONLY reason, but it is a contributing factor and one of several strikes against bringing it here.

      If a full range of T5/5.5/6/whatever vehicles can't be brought...
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      When you cleaned the throttle body did you also...

      When you cleaned the throttle body did you also clean out the hole for the idle air screw? Do that (reinstall the screw w/the same number of turns it took to remove it) and also reset the ECU after...
    20. When you are moving at freeway speeds, I can't...

      When you are moving at freeway speeds, I can't imagine the fans do anything to move more air than already is flowing through the radiator. I would be mostly worried about the airflow at lower speeds...
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