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      The "R" means they are resistor type plugs, see...

      The "R" means they are resistor type plugs, see my post from today in the FAQ.

      The "8" refers to the plug's heat range, these engines use an NGK "6" heat range, 8 is just way wrong.

      Google...
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      Sticky: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO...

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      NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO and NO
      OP posted that in 2004 based on conversation with a GM engineer.

      VWs are not GMs, ignition component...
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      Is the t-belt loosening or is the belt timing...

      Is the t-belt loosening or is the belt timing wandering?
      If belt tension is not an issue but timing is, see this thread.....
      "Brian's Song", also known as "fargin' won't start"
      If indeed the crank...
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      This looks like a 3 degree AFTER TDC ignition...

      This looks like a 3 degree AFTER TDC ignition timing mark.......
      http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/26/20be2a9bb28122c0fbfeb3b5d2d0e5eb.jpg

      same as these.........
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      One of these things is not like the others..........

      One of these things is not like the others.......

      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/cabby/cam-timing-marks.jpg

      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/cabby/at-1-tdc-cam-dot.jpg
      ...
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      That ^^ post is/was full of typo type errors, it...

      That ^^ post is/was full of typo type errors, it was sent in haste from my phone, sorry.
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      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/cabby/at-1-tdc--f...

      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/cabby/at-1-tdc--flywheel.jpg

      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/cabby/at-1-tdc-cam-dot.jpg

      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/cabby/at-1-tdc-camshaft-lobes.jpg
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      CIS cars can run with the ECU completely removed....

      CIS cars can run with the ECU completely removed. They won't run well, but they can run.

      Do the fuel pumps run? There are two pumps, one under the back seat on the passenger side, the main is up...
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      NGK BP6ET plugs. What does the car's frequency...

      NGK BP6ET plugs.
      What does the car's frequency valve duty cycle tell you?
      http://reflectionsandshadows.com/cis-injector-cleaning/
    10. Thread: 8v vs 16v

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      Can't find any NJ specific regs regarding...

      Can't find any NJ specific regs regarding modifications, seems there must be some, I just failed finding any. I was only able to find OBD II scanning and tailpipe emission testing regs.
      Anyway, in...
    11. Thread: 8v vs 16v

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      I'm only familiar with California smog rules so...

      I'm only familiar with California smog rules so that's my reference, your State's laws may and probably do differ.

      California allows engine swaps only when the engine is the same year or newer...
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      This thread is going in so many directions I'm...

      This thread is going in so many directions I'm getting a headache trying to follow, a typical flipty thread, wouldn't want one any other way. ;)
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      Anyway, I'ma take this quoted post here as a...
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      If I may comment regarding injector...

      If I may comment regarding injector hardware...........
      In one Werkstatt I worked in for many years, the one where my dealer training was thoroughly applied and further refined, among many other...
    14. What what??! Kamz in California? Is Satan wearing...

      What what??! Kamz in California? Is Satan wearing Long Johns now?
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      Does the car have an automatic or manual trans?...

      Does the car have an automatic or manual trans?
      If manual, I've read that yes, an A3 starter can be used. A1s, 2s and 3s all use 020 transaxles and the same style clutch/flywheel, starters should...
    16. Thread: 8v vs 16v

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      Before we go any father with this discussion,...

      Before we go any father with this discussion, answer first, are there smog inspection requirements where you live?
    17. Thread: 8v vs 16v

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      Compression ratio will be considerably reduced,...

      Compression ratio will be considerably reduced, ideal of you also add a turbo, otherwise, a poor choice.
      Taller pistons could be fitted to raise the compression ratio, sorry, I don't know if there...
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      Have you yet thought to remove the in tank pump,...

      Have you yet thought to remove the in tank pump, inspect the assembly for a rotted hose between the pump and the pick up?
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      Given the symptoms as posted, I'd start by...

      Given the symptoms as posted, I'd start by checking the timing belt for missing teeth, an exploded tensioner, generally any and every thing under the timing cover.
    20. Thread: Feeling Weak

      by tolusina
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      Set the ignition timing. Here's a simple and...

      Set the ignition timing.
      Here's a simple and accurate static method...
      reflectionsandshadows.com/cabby/static-digi.html

      Install a set of NGK BP6ET spark plugs.
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