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    1. taken!

      taken!
    2. Free engine from 85 golf 5-speed, 1.6 diesel- RI

      Ive had this engine sitting under a bench for years and would like to use the space for some other stuff, its a 1.6 NA diesel out of a 1985 golf with matching 5-speed, and it has something like 400k...
    3. so far so good. At least 1500 miles with ski...

      so far so good.

      At least 1500 miles with ski carrier logged, and its doing fine. No movement, no denting, looks good, and its been very strong. The car is returning a consistent 41-43mpg with...
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      great, cause I could really use some round...

      great, cause I could really use some round wheels. :D

      10k and counting on 3 ovals and an octagon, so just let me know when you get the borbets mounted, and ill vibrate on up whenever. No rush
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      nice, that thing is really clean for the age in...

      nice, that thing is really clean for the age in MA!

      sell me your steel wheels. :D
      Im serious, I need a set.

      where did you get the replacement foam for the seat?
    6. so all resolved. What was done is a machine...

      so all resolved.

      What was done is a machine shop pressed in and bored out a pair of brass valve stem seals to replace the bushing.

      I did end up using a replacement pin and clip a friend mailed...
    7. for anyone suffering from the same blindness to...

      for anyone suffering from the same blindness to the DIY links, here is the thread you need. Super informative.
      ...
    8. want to upgrade to rear calipers on my 86, what parts do I need?

      I have a stock 1986, and Id like to switch over to rear calipers and rotors instead of the drums (which ive had consistent dragging problems with, and id like to upgrade).

      I know there are...
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      1. "Is it a diesel?" except I get to say yes. ...

      1. "Is it a diesel?" except I get to say yes. :D
      2. "must be good on gas" again I get to say yes

      my personal favorite though from a UPS driver who was pissed I was in a large diesel pump...
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      finally got my carpet in. couple pics. Word of...

      finally got my carpet in. couple pics. Word of advice for anyone who might do this, don't wait 4 months before installing the carpet. I completely forgot how all the trim and other stuff went in,...
    11. Id rather repair this properly and have it good...

      Id rather repair this properly and have it good as new, vs getting another used one.

      Plus, I don't know about the Fall River area, but the mk2s are getting thin in the yards in the Providence...
    12. more pics of the problem- I knocked out the...

      more pics of the problem-

      I knocked out the pivot pin for the clutch and the brake pedals, and here you can see just how worn it is at the clutch pedal-
      ...
    13. well, this winter we will get some testing of...

      well, this winter we will get some testing of this idea. I personally am not overly concerned as I have a full ladder rack on my van which is mounted in exactly the same principle, and just to roof...
    14. you got me there, I forgot about that little hook...

      you got me there, I forgot about that little hook in the middle section. I still didn't like it, mine moved too easily compared to just bolted to a full metal gutter. It was still a big fat piece...
    15. again, you are missing my point about the...

      again, you are missing my point about the attachment of the mk2 gutter trim piece. This is not a "you are wrong" pissing contest. When we are on the same page, you may understand why I am doing...
    16. im thinking if those accessory racks on the fox...

      im thinking if those accessory racks on the fox had the same hardware that I received with the side rails, that them becoming loose and weak was a given.

      My setup came with 12 course thread...
    17. another point. The Mk2 does not have a typical...

      another point. The Mk2 does not have a typical metal roof rail, it has a trim piece shaped like a gutter clipped to a pinch weld. The tighter you clamp your gutter rack to it, you are still...
    18. I think the point you are missing is 4 large feet...

      I think the point you are missing is 4 large feet at the 4 corners of the roof is how this rack is mounted. Obviously, standing on the roof will dent it if all the weight is in the same small space,...
    19. gee, I guess you better let Volvo, Mercedes, and...

      gee, I guess you better let Volvo, Mercedes, and VW know that bolting a rack directly to roof sheet metal is not a smart idea in the least from the pics below. There are a couple of million cars out...
    20. Ive done one tank with just the roof side rails,...

      Ive done one tank with just the roof side rails, and it looks like they don't add any measurable added drag. Im still looking at 45+ with them installed. Next im driving one tank with the cross...
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