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      Sounds like a bad ground to me. Try running a...

      Sounds like a bad ground to me. Try running a heavy-ish wire from a case bolt on the alternator to the battery NEGATIVE.

      I had an 88 16V that was very hard to start until the addition of such a...
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      Look for a copy of "Poor Richard's Rabbit Book" ...

      Look for a copy of "Poor Richard's Rabbit Book"

      http://www.amazon.com/How-keep-your-Volkswagen-alive/dp/0912528176/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379991594&sr=8-1&keywords=poor+richard%27s+rabbit+book
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      I have an '82 Caddy that had several pinhole...

      I have an '82 Caddy that had several pinhole leaks. New Caddy tanks are not available, so I used Red-Kote to seal this one.

      You need to get the tank really clean-- follow the instructions on the...
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      Sounds like it's time for a compression test to...

      Sounds like it's time for a compression test to determine whether you have a head gasket leak.

      If you see two adjacent cylinders that are markedly lower than the other two, the head gasket is...
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      Are you getting 12V to the "15" terminal on the...

      Are you getting 12V to the "15" terminal on the coil? It should be hot when the ignition key is on.

      You might consider running a ground wire from a clean bolt or stud on the cylinder head to the...
    6. Try running a redundant ground wire from an...

      Try running a redundant ground wire from an alternator case bolt to the battery NEGATIVE.

      This really sounds like a poor ground-- especially the 'charging only at high rev' scenario.
    7. What's the fuel tank like?

      What's the fuel tank like?
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      In the early 80's I swapped a 5-speed into a...

      In the early 80's I swapped a 5-speed into a Scirocco that originally had the 4-speed.

      IIRC, all I did was swap the trans. The 4-speed linkage worked fine-- for all gears-- but this was a LONG...
    9. There is in northern IL-- Chicago metro area.

      There is in northern IL-- Chicago metro area.
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      This is more a point of curiosity, as my whole...

      This is more a point of curiosity, as my whole stable is VW.

      Thanks for the replies.
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      VCDS and OBD II

      Does the current version of VCDS work on non-VAG vehicles equipped with OBD II?

      I'm a little unclear reading the documentation.

      I don't own any non-VAG vehicles, or I'd just try it!
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      Radiator side.

      Radiator side.
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      I've worked on Dodge vans of that vintage where...

      I've worked on Dodge vans of that vintage where the cam-driven pulley was for some sort of air pump.
    14. Try swapping the Nr 2 injector to another...

      Try swapping the Nr 2 injector to another cylinder and see whether the plug fouling follows the injector.
      Just a thought...
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      That's the test point for the O2 sensor/Lambda...

      That's the test point for the O2 sensor/Lambda system. Brown is ground and the blue/white gets connected to a dwell meter. Observing the dwell reading will display O2 sensor loop function.

      In...
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      Fuel pump cutoff? Reset?

      I'm working on a 2005 TT Roadster which had an airbag deployment in a minor 'impact'.

      I've heard rumors of a fuel-pump cutoff that is triggered in a crash or with airbag deployment, and that there...
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      First thing-- knock that restrictor out of the...

      First thing-- knock that restrictor out of the primary throttle!

      IIRC, it will drive out from the back side-- as in 'upstream' to the normal air flow direction.
    18. You _really_ need to test fuel pressure/delivery....

      You _really_ need to test fuel pressure/delivery. This sounds like a plugged control pressure regulator to me. It causes excessively high fuel pressure and leans the mixture so far that the engine...
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      Don't forget the small line running from the...

      Don't forget the small line running from the radiator to the reservoir. If it's blocked, the system will eventually become air bound and overheat. There may be a restrictor in that line. If so, the...
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      Filter(s)? Did you remove the pump relay and...

      Filter(s)?

      Did you remove the pump relay and jump the large terminals to make the pump run, then lift the mixture control sensor plate to bleed the system? It's best done with the injectors pulled...
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