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      guess what, this has happened to me more than...

      guess what, this has happened to me more than once. go over what i said, if parts are good than adjust it. i would still get rid of the lipped im shaft pulley i have seen a couple belts jam against...
    2. is fuel moving from pump back to tank? when you...

      is fuel moving from pump back to tank? when you say no smoke after extended cranking it makes me think your shutoff solenoid isn't working. my cars are in good working condition and if i sit there...
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      make sure idler pulley is quality and it nor its...

      make sure idler pulley is quality and it nor its stud are bent at all.

      make sure the ip mainshaft isn't so loose it wobbles around

      i like the im shaft pulley with no lip and i think they did...
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      every one of these cars i get now i take the...

      every one of these cars i get now i take the heater box out with ducts and soak/clean in the tub. then i rebuild any broken plastic tabs and reseal everything with stripping, etc. also a good time...
    5. thanks i was scared and not trying to make more...

      thanks i was scared and not trying to make more work for myself but said screw it.

      took me about 4 hours of scraping and multiple applications of kragen paint stripper. the stuff works but on...
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      i use mk2 brackets and filter with no heater. so...

      i use mk2 brackets and filter with no heater. so my run goes from chasis line to my soft clear line to filter barb, then out barb straight to inlet on pump.

      i buy my hose from mccaster carr, they...
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      so by messing with the pump you directly caused...

      so by messing with the pump you directly caused this running problem?

      those parts are pretty simple if you just took the cover off and kept track. if the governor is aligned and placed properly...
    8. how will undercoating react to stripper, media blasting and being painted over?

      trying to repaint old rabbit and the undercoating stuff caked on the lower fenders has me wondering what approach to take.

      its sound on one fender but the other had a spot chunked off.

      im...
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      i know man i was forced into it after reading on...

      i know man i was forced into it after reading on the forums and the local bosch dealer wanting more than a new pump online. said screw it and never looked back.

      i think the key is not to stress...
    10. i have a 79 rabbit and the fusebox has some...

      i have a 79 rabbit and the fusebox has some torched leads and my cluster caught on fire about a year after i saved it and started daily driving it. all of the plastic and ribbons came undone so i...
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      somebody else will have to tell you if that is...

      somebody else will have to tell you if that is even possible, i learned the hard way on these pumps not to half ass it or you will have to yank it again.

      i suggest you buy a seal kit and look up...
    12. WTB: sunroof and hardware, passenger fender that will fit 79 rabbit

      i am going to repaint the parts but would like the panels to be sound as far as the goop and shape without rust. i could use working hardware for the sunroof as well, not sure what happened with my...
    13. i just started breaking down my 79 rabbit with a...

      i just started breaking down my 79 rabbit with a sunroof to paint and was very bummed out to find that i moved a metal tab on sunroof and it snapped off so i had to weld that back on.

      also on the...
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      always get a real gage on these cars to see whats...

      always get a real gage on these cars to see whats really going on. i have had most gages do their job surprisingly well but have also seen wonky driving sessions where the cluster, etc. does wierd...
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      you can fit either pumps on with windage try and...

      you can fit either pumps on with windage try and that shield, i have done it on all of my cars, just tinker with parts and order in putting together.

      on my fresh rabbit for example i have an auber...
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      i'd be interested in a price and where its...

      i'd be interested in a price and where its located?
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      couldn't hear/see enough even though i heard...

      couldn't hear/see enough even though i heard rattles. you say its starting now as in one cycle of the glowplugs, cold start lever out, no foot on the pedal?

      lets see a video of it on a cold start...
    18. don't worry about small trace amounts before the...

      don't worry about small trace amounts before the filter. if you drained most of it you will be fine, the cars manual states they used to cut diesel with gas in winter way back, even though the...
    19. all i can say is i went with the prefit brand...

      all i can say is i went with the prefit brand kragen could order, i forget the name.

      as you probably know these bearings are touchy, you can't insert a spacer and smack with a hammer or get...
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      i mean no disrespect but an oldschool vw place...

      i mean no disrespect but an oldschool vw place showed me this. i freaked out at first as i did with my first timing belt job. i verified it for myself that the timing marks were all still in place...
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