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      It's a good idea to replace the timing belt and...

      It's a good idea to replace the timing belt and idler since you don't know when that was last done. Since alcohol was added to gasoline I have seen a lot more fuel pump issues -- especially from...
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      Sounds like the car jumped time. You say that...

      Sounds like the car jumped time. You say that you checked the timing -- but you need to assure that the timing has remained correct. It wouldn't be unusual for a car with an old timing belt to jump...
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      I agree it is likely a timing issue. Check the...

      I agree it is likely a timing issue. Check the position of the flywheel to assure TDC. (The pistons reach TDC twice in a four stroke cycle engine. See the animation posted on Vortex a few posts...
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      That's what I would do -- lower the rear seatback...

      That's what I would do -- lower the rear seatback and crawl back to the hatch. IIRC there is a panel that can be removed by prying out a couple of plastic push fastners that should give access to...
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      There are two parts to an ignition switch. The...

      There are two parts to an ignition switch. The key part and the electrical part. You want to purchase the electrical part. The last one I bought cost around $7.00 on line. One from a FLAPS ran...
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      Since you don't want to mess with the ignition...

      Since you don't want to mess with the ignition switch until you have checked it out throughly -- the issue could ba a starter solenoid that isn't working correctly. Used to be that you could replace...
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      My previous response seems to have disappeared --...

      My previous response seems to have disappeared -- so I'll try again.

      - It isn't unusual to find the grounds attached to the side of the intake manifold as in your car. Normally they are attached...
    8. Engine Code DX? The VW PN would seem to be 035...

      Engine Code DX?

      The VW PN would seem to be 035 109 613 if the engine is a DX. I'm seeing prices in the $70 to $75 each range for those non-hydraulic valves from several suppliers I trust. That...
    9. I think that by '85 VW was using a 10mm Triple...

      I think that by '85 VW was using a 10mm Triple Square socket head bolt. Pull the cylinder head cover and you will see what is needed. It's a splined bit. Usually sold in bit sets but sometimes...
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      Someone here might be able to answer but since...

      Someone here might be able to answer but since the ABA is a 2.0 liter engine you might also want to try this Vortex Forum. http://forums.vwvortex.com/forumdisplay.php?28-2-0-Liter-Engine-Forum

      Or...
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      The engine code will be stamped on a machined...

      The engine code will be stamped on a machined plate on the block -- just below the block/cylinder head seam line and sort of behind the distributor. You may have to clean off some crud to see the...
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      The blue sensor is an Oil Pressure Sensor. Be...

      The blue sensor is an Oil Pressure Sensor. Be sure to reconnect the ground wire that is broken off. FR
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      I'd for sure check the timing. It is easy enough...

      I'd for sure check the timing. It is easy enough to do. The JH engine was likely not hurt if it jumped time and jumping time is a common affliction on a neglected engine. Timing belts and idler...
    14. Glad to see a post from Norway. You may find...

      Glad to see a post from Norway. You may find more help in the Vag-Com Forum here on Vortex than in the 8V Engine forum. http://forums.vwvortex.com/forumdisplay.php?510-VAG-COM-Diagnostic-Forum

      FR
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      Just for clarification -- The AAZ is a Diesel...

      Just for clarification -- The AAZ is a Diesel engine. There is also a TDI/Diesel Engine Forum here at Vortex. The original posts in this thread refer to naturally aspirated gas engines. FR
    16. I think that a Digifant Head can be converted to...

      I think that a Digifant Head can be converted to CIS-E by changing the injector inserts. At least that is my recolletion. My 86 GTI (CIS-E) had air shrouded mechanical injectors and my 91 GTI...
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      No. FR

      No. FR
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      Check the O2 sensor heater element as mentioned...

      Check the O2 sensor heater element as mentioned above. Unplugging the temp sensor makes the ECU run in open loop mode. In closed loop operation the engine will heat the coolant and the ECU will go...
    19. Do the quick and inexpensive stuff first. I'd...

      Do the quick and inexpensive stuff first. I'd check the switches on the Throttle Body and assure the vacuum connection at the knock box then try to figure out what has been disconnected. ...
    20. I have actually had the 3500 RPM cut-out issue...

      I have actually had the 3500 RPM cut-out issue before. Problem is that it was such a long time ago (about 15-16 years) I can't recall what I did to fix it. I did a lot of fixing on that car over...
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