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      C'mon, I saw you online so where's your smart...

      C'mon, I saw you online so where's your smart come-back?

      Are you going to tell me about how the OP lives in WA and so the heavy duty motor isn't valid? I'll remind you that threads are searchable....
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      :laugh: ...

      :laugh:

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/2010-bald-eagle-kodiak.jpg

      http://www.myturbodiesel.com/images/misc/starter2.jpg

      And the diesel starter was handy in winter when I...
    3. One week of no comms is when I register a...

      One week of no comms is when I register a dispute. Usually gets things moving along.
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      http://byemylife.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilde...

      http://byemylife.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/64000question.jpg.w300h213.jpg
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      MK1 and MK2 diesel starters are better than the...

      MK1 and MK2 diesel starters are better than the gasoline counterparts and have the same plug. MK3 8v starters are even better but they have a different plug. That can be overcome very easily, of...
    6. 0431 is a standard (i.e. non-VW) trouble code:...

      0431 is a standard (i.e. non-VW) trouble code: http://www.obd-codes.com/p0431

      Where did you find that it's related to the cam sensor? Although slightly different when I did the CPS on my NB that...
    7. Thread: 8v vs 16v

      by allroad
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      The classifieds section on here. eBay. Local...

      The classifieds section on here. eBay. Local import mechanic.


      Search for some build threads and you'll probably find every fine-level detail that you could trip over.
    8. It's been done a million times with MINI and...

      It's been done a million times with MINI and Miate wheels: Professional re-bore... don't Dremel them!
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      Thanks. I'm not confusing anything. IIRC there is...

      Thanks. I'm not confusing anything. IIRC there is another thread where we learn that this car is relatively new to the owner (July?), so I suggested that these things be checked based on a limited...
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      There are things I'd check and things I'd replace...

      There are things I'd check and things I'd replace regardless, depending on what I knew about the car's life. Ball joints, wheel bearings, fuel pumps, fuel filter, brakes, thermostat, thermoswitch,...
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      Ditto. Perhaps OP got a late/early set? Never...

      Ditto.

      Perhaps OP got a late/early set? Never had this trouble personally.
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      Snapped the clutch cable and had to drive it a...

      Snapped the clutch cable and had to drive it a few city miles without a clutch.

      It's the only Honda part on the car and I suppose it couldn't handle the high spring-rate of the VR's Stage 3 clutch.
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      What oil filter are you using? What weight of...

      What oil filter are you using?

      What weight of oil is in there?
    14. http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-Size-Calculato...

      http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-Size-Calculator

      IME MK3 cars never ride well on 17s. Mine sits on Audi TT Speedline 16s with a carefully selected suspension and tire combo (205/45/16). It...
    15. Was it bent? Does the nav not have your street...

      Was it bent?
      Does the nav not have your street on it?
      Did you pay 50% on Amex and charge it back?
      Do you leave office documents, wallets, and suchlike on the passenger seat overnight while parked...
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      Big fan of MBQ. --- Today I disabled the...

      Big fan of MBQ.

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      Today I disabled the lock on the passenger side of the top mechanism. Now I can raise the top from just the driver's side.
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      Got a dyno? Would love to see the power curve on...

      Got a dyno? Would love to see the power curve on it.
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      Oil pressure sender. Unfortunately nothing to do...

      Oil pressure sender. Unfortunately nothing to do with the starting issue.

      Have you double- and triple-checked the timing? After that, did you check again?
    19. Thread: 8v vs 16v

      by allroad
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      Europe got 16v mk3 cars. It's a product planning...

      Europe got 16v mk3 cars. It's a product planning decision, not a technical one.

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      8:1 CR of an ABA-16v still produces more power than a standard ABA. Not that it's ideal for NA applications,...
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      The other guy said that there isn't an "ode to...

      The other guy said that there isn't an "ode to the fallen soldier" within. There isn't, directly. There is plenty of freedom and bravery and all that positive stuff, with the only direct reference to...
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