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      did you actually test to see what the wiring is...

      did you actually test to see what the wiring is doing when you turn on the ignition? rig a voltmeter onto the bus bar, turn the key and watch for voltage reading???

      i have had a very interesting...
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      I have never had this air lock people mention in...

      I have never had this air lock people mention in one of these engines and I have worked on a handfull more than once. I just fill into the reservoir and start the car with the cap off and let it...
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      does your engine sound funny in the engine bay? ...

      does your engine sound funny in the engine bay?

      i had a sudden case of this but worse than you and it was exhaust gasket on a used runner we started to daily drive. turned out a broken stud and...
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      sounds like you have a restriction in the fuel...

      sounds like you have a restriction in the fuel delivery somewhere.

      drain your fuel filter out, you should be able to easily blow through them. if clogged good luck. and even then it might trick...
    5. respraying 79 rabbit, where did they use seam sealer on outside?

      sorry if this is a stupid question, for some reason i didn't find this info when searching? maybe its obvious if i looked over the car but just wanted to be sure.

      i see where the rear side/back...
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      What does the pedal going to the floor have to do...

      What does the pedal going to the floor have to do with a booster? It should never go to the floor right?

      I am curious since I have seen people mention going manual brakes. So thats the same as...
    7. Are you going to put the other diesel...

      Are you going to put the other diesel engine/tranny back into the car?

      I may be interested if price was right and it was put together so it looks like a normal car so that aaa would tow it(they...
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      I restriction like a clogged filter can kill the...

      I restriction like a clogged filter can kill the car when you stab the pedal. I had this happen out of nowhere last year on a filter that wasn't even 10,000 miles old. it threw me off to start and...
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      I don't use injector end caps I just loop it with...

      I don't use injector end caps I just loop it with a t back into the return line barb.

      If you experimented with these engines used you may find all sorts of issues with pinging, timing, missing,...
    10. does that rabbit have a sunroof? what date...

      does that rabbit have a sunroof?

      what date do you have to sell by?
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      All I can tell you is that I have a few of these...

      All I can tell you is that I have a few of these cars and it only gets into the teens, but I don't have issues starting my cars. In fact one cycle of the glowplugs, cold start lever pulled and you...
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      Last year I put a new timing belt/tensioner in my...

      Last year I put a new timing belt/tensioner in my truck and didn't inspect the parts. I was having issues adjusting the timing belt tracking and it took me a few tries before yanking the...
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      I got an 85 jetta with no ac and I just took the...

      I got an 85 jetta with no ac and I just took the dash off so I could yank the whole box out of the car, gave me a chance to clean some other things up. Its not a big deal.

      I was eating foam for...
    14. do you have turbo or non engine? if you are...

      do you have turbo or non engine? if you are telling me that flat out a non turbo on flat ground will not go faster than 72mph with a stock tranny then something is wrong because I know they can go...
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      Don't know the history of what you are going...

      Don't know the history of what you are going through but I have bought all new cooling parts from autohausaz.com for numerous daily drivers now and haven't had a single issue in the 5+ years I have...
    16. Ok I finished mine up and my initial impression...

      Ok I finished mine up and my initial impression is the heat sucks :) Definately a different experience over my 85 jetta non ac diesel which has always done me fine after resealing the heater box. ...
    17. i have been forced to deal with the non ac system...

      i have been forced to deal with the non ac system in my 79 rabbit diesel in the next couple days before i go back to work. i moved and its way colder here and now its unsafe to drive it how i was...
    18. Putting the crank at tdc, locking cam and making...

      Putting the crank at tdc, locking cam and making sure you can insert ip lock tool before taking the belt off just makes it so its easier upon reinstall. Once that has been done just don't rotate the...
    19. are these the same between gas and diesel? i...

      are these the same between gas and diesel?

      i got a 79 diesel rabbit and for some reason the defrost selector won't to the cold side.

      i have the parts that aren't binding but i'm not seeing...
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      What engine? On my 1.6td in my rabbit I got...

      What engine? On my 1.6td in my rabbit I got everything fixed by the book, but it only gets into the teens here.

      One glowplug cycle and one crank for a couple revolutions is all I need.
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