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      Seems like your issue started when you tried to...

      Seems like your issue started when you tried to move the distributor. You might want to check the coil to distributor wire. It might have broken internally. Also check to see that the wire is...
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      It makes sense to replace the Blue ECU Temp...

      It makes sense to replace the Blue ECU Temp sensor. That can be done for under $20 and you can switch them out without draining the coolant. The temp sensor is held in place in the front hose...
    3. Nice pictures. The distributor looks OK. It...

      Nice pictures.

      The distributor looks OK. It looks like the plug wires are installed properly. The timing mark on the distributor is a line cast into the distributor body edge. You have to...
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      Probably M10X135 with an Allen head. Replaced...

      Probably M10X135 with an Allen head. Replaced one when I was in Arizona years ago. Went to the local dealer to get it. Today -- you might check with a local auto parts store or home center. A...
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      IIRC I was turning onto the road that took me to...

      IIRC I was turning onto the road that took me to the work parking lot -- let up on the pedal before the turn and the car kept on at the same speed. The higher speed turn scared the crap out of me. ...
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      Yup --- I've experienced TB icing on a Digi 2...

      Yup --- I've experienced TB icing on a Digi 2 car here in northern Wisconsin under certain conditions of cold and humidity. The heat stove rusted off so I deleted the pre-heat hose. One day going...
    7. Get a Bentley Manual and run some tests. The air...

      Get a Bentley Manual and run some tests. The air sensor resistance is easy to test with a multimeter. You have already done one of the tests -- check for smooth operation by moving the sensor flap....
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      Once you decide if you want/need to rebuild the...

      Once you decide if you want/need to rebuild the engine do an "in-car" rebuild. Pull the head and have it re-done or simply buy a rebuilt head. Drop the oil pan and remove the con-rod bearing covers...
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      Looks like the pre-heat tube that supplies air...

      Looks like the pre-heat tube that supplies air heated by the exhaust manifold to the airbox. Nice to have if you live in a colder climate but I have seen a lot of cars run fine without them even...
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      It wouldn't take much to check the timing and the...

      It wouldn't take much to check the timing and the compression. You don't say how many KM on it but the car is 31 years old. As we used to say in the '60's -- never trust any car over 30. A...
    11. Thread: 8v help!!!!

      by Fat Rabbit
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      Yup -- did a lot of re-wiring and contact...

      Yup -- did a lot of re-wiring and contact cleaning on Digifant MK2s. Because of that I suspect it will be tough to find a decent wiring harness. Also used a contact enhancer sometimes I think was...
    12. Thread: 8v help!!!!

      by Fat Rabbit
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      When my '91 GTI started having a wandering idle...

      When my '91 GTI started having a wandering idle it was the ISV which was reacting to vacuum leaks. There are lots of places for vacuum leaks. Like injector seals, intake manifold gasket, oil...
    13. Thread: Gas problem

      by Fat Rabbit
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      The gas tank was pressurized. That means that...

      The gas tank was pressurized. That means that the tank is not properly venting/vented for some reason. A common reason might be a stuck gravity valve (Located in the rear fender well near the tank...
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      Hopefully in the last 23 days you have found the...

      Hopefully in the last 23 days you have found the solution to your problem. As stated above, there are tests that can be performed to determine the cause of the hot soak (vapor lock) issue that your...
    15. The "after run" switch is attached to a bracket...

      The "after run" switch is attached to a bracket that is mounted to the rear center of the cylinder head. It is located there to maximize exposure to heat from the engine. It is a simple switch...
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      The timing belt tensioner is usually replaced...

      The timing belt tensioner is usually replaced with the timing belt. So -- the belt is off the engine then the new belt and tensioner are installed and the engine re-timed. It makes sense to put a...
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      Simple: buy a non-hydraulic mount for an older...

      Simple: buy a non-hydraulic mount for an older VW to fit what you have or (why fabricate) junkyard for the hydraulic mount bracket. There may also be some new aftermarket brackets available if you...
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      Are you sure that the mount you are looking at on...

      Are you sure that the mount you are looking at on the car is original to the car? Has the engine been changed out? Manual or automatic transmission. As you state all of the mounts that are called...
    19. Make sure that you can turn the engine by hand --...

      Make sure that you can turn the engine by hand -- multiple revolutions. If the engine survived the overheating I can't think of anything that would prevent the starter from operating unless there...
    20. A few thoughts..... Was the thermostat...

      A few thoughts.....

      Was the thermostat installed correctly? The operating part (pill) has to face the hot side so it will open the thermostat. There is also a possibility that the pump impeller...
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