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    1. The "Sealed Power" catalog is a common reference...

      The "Sealed Power" catalog is a common reference source for critical rebuilding information. You might be able to find a used copy at a rebuilder or machine shop.
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      Yes and no. Take the pads back and make them...

      Yes and no.

      Take the pads back and make them give you the right ones. Might help if you have a part number for the correct pads for them to go by.
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      First thing I would do is check the solenoid wire...

      First thing I would do is check the solenoid wire to make sure the connection to the solenoid is good. Obviously, some current gets through, enough to activate the solenoid.

      When the solenoid...
    4. The KYB kit impressed me. In a world of...

      The KYB kit impressed me.

      In a world of aftermarket junk, it is uplifting to see when some engineer, unknown to us, has re-engineered something to be better than stock.
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      Harmonica balancer. Certainly, no one here,...

      Harmonica balancer.


      Certainly, no one here, I hope, would want to put a 100 mm shaft on one side of the car, and a 90mm shaft on the other; knowing that the larger joints are heavier.

      It is...
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      Oh, that not directed at you. Ideally, yes,...

      Oh, that not directed at you.

      Ideally, yes, the faster you go, the more important that is, just like balancing a crankshaft. The shaft might not be perfectly straight, or the metal density might...
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      They are not balanced right side vs left side,...

      They are not balanced right side vs left side, that is the main problem.

      The longer axle on the passenger side, if solid, is more mass for the transmission to have to rotate, causing an unbalanced...
    8. I just noticed you changed your springs. Looks...

      I just noticed you changed your springs. Looks nice.
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      hollow vs solid passenger axle vibration problem

      I'll bump this old thread for the purpose of adding that over in the mk4 forum, there was an interesting thread about how it seems the solid-shaft passenger axles (being new joints and new shafts)...
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      Yes, I would see if you can get an exemption...

      Yes, I would see if you can get an exemption based on the age of your vehicle.

      The catalytic converter should be helping with the hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, so make sure it is in good...
    11. Just an update, maybe the final one since the...

      Just an update, maybe the final one since the problem is solved:

      I ordered another Cofle cable and was able to grease the cable, utilizing the DIY "hillbilly" grease gun adapter. The speedo...
    12. More thinking and ideas on my end. Someone...

      More thinking and ideas on my end.

      Someone mentioned that the some of the mk3's had after-run electric coolant pumps. I have looked into this a little, and they were on the VR6's to deal with all...
    13. Just to answer one my own questions, above, ...

      Just to answer one my own questions, above, 1HO611053 are made with cast iron bodies as well as the aluminum bodies. So, be careful when you order, if you are wanting a preference.

      So far with...
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      I listened to it and would still suggest the...

      I listened to it and would still suggest the possible problems above.

      I also see where coolant has been leaking around the coolant pump, which may or may not indicate the pump bearing and seal has...
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      Still shows as being private...

      Still shows as being private...
    16. Good man. Thank you. Update: I found this...

      Good man. Thank you.

      Update:

      I found this on the web, Suplex manufacturer. Apparently the rear springs might have differed whether the auto was a 2 or 4 door.
      ...
    17. That is good advice. The point is to get...

      That is good advice.

      The point is to get lubrication in the cam and crank bearings *before* turning over the engine, because these bearings work based on a hydrodynamic layer of oil, if that is...
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      I would love to hear it, so can you make it...

      I would love to hear it, so can you make it "non-private"?

      Probably either your coolant pump, alternator, timing belt tensioner/idler, or a really loose belt.

      You can take the belt off for the...
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      I think someone changed a baby on mine. Found a...

      I think someone changed a baby on mine. Found a diaper on the ground close by and noticed the gentle concavity on it about the same time.
    20. The physics is the same, but the location of the...

      The physics is the same, but the location of the problem makes them different, the way I look at it. I don't know how they are standardly defined, however.

      Vapor lock occurring in closed...
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