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    1. Interesting idea and good thinking outside the...

      Interesting idea and good thinking outside the box.

      I would want to know what is centering those washers. From the picture, it appears that they hang off the CV joint end.

      My concern would be...
    2. Just noticed you have the all-aluminum housing...

      Just noticed you have the all-aluminum housing rack, rather than the half-aluminum and half steel so common and the only available style as a replacement part. It was Made in USA part, but I was...
    3. I would use a synthetic ep moly grease, and high...

      I would use a synthetic ep moly grease, and high temp if I could find it. Gets a little warm down next to the exhaust downpipe. I agree would not need to be fully packed.

      Porsche guys sometimes...
    4. That is interesting. I had a set of the Sachs gas...

      That is interesting. I had a set of the Sachs gas charged twin tubes, which had a "blue label", so I guess I don't know, maybe they use a blue label for other models, too. I apologize for the...
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      Why was this deemed necessary? Maybe you have...

      Why was this deemed necessary?

      Maybe you have a bad fan switch.

      Would also question the need for a low temp thermostat. Generally not recommended because the engine does not warm up properly...
    6. They are close, but the original shocks were...

      They are close, but the original shocks were plain oil and no gas. It might still be possible to get the old plain hydraulic shocks. I think the GTI's might have been the first to use gas-charged...
    7. All the twin tubes I have had suck, and if you...

      All the twin tubes I have had suck, and if you are very lucky you can get 60K out of them before they leak gas and make the car look uneven.

      Best plan if you use the defectively designed strut...
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      If the internal capacitor (condenser/noise...

      If the internal capacitor (condenser/noise suppressor) is wired to just one phase, which I think it is, you could tap into that wire, after removing the face plate.
    9. You will need to remove any burrs from the seal...

      You will need to remove any burrs from the seal bore due to the marring incident, then use RTV on the new seal when you press it in.

      You did not need a compression device on the flange because you...
    10. overall length on one Rabbit and one Cabriolet...

      overall length on one Rabbit and one Cabriolet measured at 22.0" and length from bottom of shaft to inner bearing race edge is about 3-1/8" The inner race sticks out of the tube a little bit, about...
    11. Wire brush. Bead blast would work well too.

      Wire brush.

      Bead blast would work well too.
    12. Unhook the EEC line in the engine bay, crack the...

      Unhook the EEC line in the engine bay, crack the gas cap, and try blowing some compressed air through the line to make sure it is all clear.

      Don't expect a huge passage of air though the open...
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      I'd be inclined to switch over to the mk2 style...

      I'd be inclined to switch over to the mk2 style with the post type connectors. I think the wires were a higher grade, mag core, not sure, but worth looking into. You would have to change distributor...
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      Interesting. I appreciate that you posted this. ...

      Interesting. I appreciate that you posted this.

      Perhaps there is some variation in the part among years and models? It would seem that would have to be the case if we are both to be correct.
      ...
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      Will the "accordion" styles from mark 2's work?

      Will the "accordion" styles from mark 2's work?
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      On my 84 Rabbit non AC, there are actually 5...

      On my 84 Rabbit non AC, there are actually 5 screws that need to come out.

      4 in the raintray, as already mentioned, and 1 inside the car, behind the controls, which holds the front of the lower...
    17. almost all the shift elements are different,...

      almost all the shift elements are different, except for the big long rod under the car. Even the shift box around the shifter is different.

      You should be able to pull up some info with an archive...
    18. Were not stock on all mk1's. All the ones I...

      Were not stock on all mk1's.

      All the ones I have seen installed have been on diesels. I do grab them if I see them in a junkyard, but they are a bear to get off without breaking the aged plastic...
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      should be as long as you use a puller :)

      should be as long as you use a puller :)
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      Some flywheels don't have timing marks, so I...

      Some flywheels don't have timing marks, so I remember reading, only the TDC circle. However, using the pic above, you could eyeball it close enough. Put a little paint or white-out on your TDC circle...
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