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    1. My guess is that the strut assembly is being...

      My guess is that the strut assembly is being assembled incorrectly.

      I've had the same Meyle Heavy Duty strut mounts on the car for five years with Bilstein Sport shocks and struts. and H&R Sport...
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      While there isn't much inside the compressor to...

      While there isn't much inside the compressor to replace during a rebuild, getting a used compressor from a self-service junkyard is still going to be cheaper. It's also a relatively safe used part...
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      "...Another possible cause... there are, I think,...

      "...Another possible cause... there are, I think, different thickness buffers at the firewall, where the cable passes through. Unfortunately I never mess with stuff that far from the trans, so maybe...
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      If the boot over the switch is missing or torn,...

      If the boot over the switch is missing or torn, REPLACE THE SWITCH (should come with a new boot).
    5. You will have better luck finding specific parts...

      You will have better luck finding specific parts if you post a WTB (want to buy) ad in the for sale Forum.

      Be aware that some parts you're better off buying most suspension parts new, and they are...
    6. The square nuts are welded to the dashboard...

      The square nuts are welded to the dashboard rebar. You don't have to hold them to undo the headless bolts.

      Just grab the headless bolts on the head with a good grip on the vicegrips, and give...
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      12mm is too much freeplay. At 12mm (almost...

      12mm is too much freeplay.

      At 12mm (almost 1/2") cable freeplay, there is a good chance that the clutch pedal is not going to return when you take your foot off the pedal. The pedal os going to...
    8. If you filled the ac system with the amount of...

      If you filled the ac system with the amount of R134a that it says on the label/sticker under the hood, then you will be short on refrigerant. I've found that the system works much be when filled to...
    9. The one piece replacement Rear main seals are...

      The one piece replacement Rear main seals are garbage.

      The stock three piece assembly is a better solution (rear main seal, rear main seal housing, and rear main seal housing gasket). The factory...
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      You don't seem to understand how the clutch, and...

      You don't seem to understand how the clutch, and clutch cable work, or the concept of clutch cable freeplay, do you?

      Did you use the instructions in the Bentley Service Manual to reassemble the...
    11. I would say that you still have some broken wires...

      I would say that you still have some broken wires in the doorjam (wires can be broken inside of the insulation that is intact or looks like it's just cracked). Go over the wires again and repair the...
    12. The two headless bolts (they are located on the...

      The two headless bolts (they are located on the bottom of the bracket that hols the steering tube onto the dashboard rebar and point down towards the floor) that secure the steering column to the...
    13. More information would be helpful. For...

      More information would be helpful.

      For example: Do you have the Bentley Factory MKIII Service Manual, and did you follow it replacing all of the necessary parts, OR did you wing it, and bolt the...
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      So you're saying that the car that will not turn...

      So you're saying that the car that will not turn the starter WAS a automatic transmission car that was swapped to a manual transmission?

      Have you checked the automatic transmission wiring harness...
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      The door switches, and trunk/hatch switch...

      The door switches, and trunk/hatch switch frequently go bad.

      Door switches usually go bad when the rubber boot tears or cracks, and moisture corrodes the switch contacts. Any door switch that is...
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      Did you put the transmission in Neutral,...

      Did you put the transmission in Neutral, disconnect the small wire on the starter, and jumper between the 12v+ on the battery and the tab on the starter (where the small wire was connected)?

      Are...
    17. Look in the For Sale or Regional For Sale...

      Look in the For Sale or Regional For Sale Sections for a used stainless VR6 catback if you are budget restricted. You can change a GTI to a Jetta or a Jetta to a GTi catback system by changing the...
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      I would think that the oil is not being atomized...

      I would think that the oil is not being atomized by the injectors (which are designed to atomize gas). The oil ends up at the bottom of the cylinders, leaking down past the rings, ending up in the...
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      I would drain the old oil out of the compressor...

      I would drain the old oil out of the compressor and refill the compressor with the specified amount of oil, before installing it.

      Flushing the compressor before installation is not necessary.
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      You're not giving as much to work with... I...

      You're not giving as much to work with...

      I give it a shot. But I'll be doing a lot of guessing.

      From the banjo fitting on one end, if you are using VW OE calipers, they must be 11.3" calipers...
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