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      I hate to ask this first, are you using the...

      I hate to ask this first, are you using the cold-start lever?

      If the compression is even across all cylinders at around 325 psi that is a low number. Spec for a rebuild is just over 400PSI if I...
    2. You will want a harness with a plug that makes...

      You will want a harness with a plug that makes with the factory connector. You do not want to cut your factory wiring connector up.

      You will also need an antenna adapter.

      You will also need...
    3. Also keep in mind that if your car is a TDI we...

      Also keep in mind that if your car is a TDI we don't know what the outcome will be of the emissions thing (buyback or otherwise) so putting unnecessary money into these cars at this time might be a...
    4. I find it interesting people without them want...

      I find it interesting people without them want them so bad, but all I find them to be is rock magnets on my own car.
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      Over 12 years. 95 posts. Impressive.

      Over 12 years. 95 posts. Impressive.
    6. You can get it aerosol as well. I can't find a...

      You can get it aerosol as well. I can't find a distributor list on their website, thought that's how I got it locally but I guess I just google searched....
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      I'll just leave this here... ...

      I'll just leave this here...

      http://www.nethercuttcollection.org/

      It's a free 'museum' with an amazing collection of vehicles on display. At least it was free last time I was there, I assume...
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      Amazon.ca has them for about $100. Otherwise...

      Amazon.ca has them for about $100. Otherwise keep checking Kijiji, they pop up occasionally.

      There is also a digital version floating around out there, the book is much nicer to have in my...
    9. An L33 might be a good choice for that car. They...

      An L33 might be a good choice for that car. They came in lots of the GMT800 body style pickups. They are an all aluminum 5.3 with flat top pistons and some other good stuff from the factory. They...
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      Sounds like residual fuel pressure is being lost....

      Sounds like residual fuel pressure is being lost. There is a check valve on the fuel pump, basically a one-way spring loaded ball in a stem. It holds fuel pressure after the car shuts off. If it...
    11. Without a doubt. ...

      Without a doubt.

      http://www.fast-classics.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/-2015-07-20/M1A0040-Edit.jpg
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      Where about are you located in AB?

      Where about are you located in AB?
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      :laugh:

      :laugh:
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      If I recall correctly (and it's been awhile), I...

      If I recall correctly (and it's been awhile), I think the original key-code is on the drivers door handle somewhere.
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      My E39 has been very solid. Thus far the fuel...

      My E39 has been very solid. Thus far the fuel door lock actuator has failed, a bracket for the rear sway bar, and I have an oil leak somewhere that smells briefly each morning that I need to look...
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      Leaving an update of my results. I replaced...

      Leaving an update of my results.

      I replaced the downstream sensor with an NTK, as the OE Bosch only seemed to last 107,000 km's (less than 70k miles).

      Install involves removing the right side...
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      I've got the same code and it keeps coming back. ...

      I've got the same code and it keeps coming back. Did anybody get anywhere with this?
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      Help you with what? Post your questions here.

      Help you with what?

      Post your questions here.
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      I drove one of these last week at a used car...

      I drove one of these last week at a used car dealer. It had issues (smoked, clutch engaged 1/2" off the floor, low power, bad wheel bearing sounds) and they wanted big money for it.

      Looks like...
    20. For diesel engines the Mercedes 2.1 Twin turbo...

      For diesel engines the Mercedes 2.1 Twin turbo found in things like the GLK250 is a great engine. Small turbo for low lag then switches to a bigger turbo shortly thereafter. Makes about 200hp and...
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