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      I've never been too ashamed of being dense, so...

      I've never been too ashamed of being dense, so I'll just ask: figure what out?

      I gather you're selling the silver mk2 car because you're tired of it? IMO that's understandable. We all sell a car...
    2. There is a cleverness in knowing how to bypass...

      There is a cleverness in knowing how to bypass the CTS, but in this case it'd take longer to do things wrong, and then you get to stare at your hack job on the dash for All Eternity :P.. Seriously,...
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      Hello? *hello, hello* Is there anybody in...

      Hello? *hello, hello*

      Is there anybody in there?
      Just nod if you can hear me
      Is there anyone home?
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      Truth. I went through two of these off brand...

      Truth.

      I went through two of these off brand distributors and both times the [crappy] oil seal caused a mild appearing oil leak that was enough to foul the [crappy] Hall sender within 1000 miles,...
    5. Not pooing on the diesel, the OEM setup is plenty...

      Not pooing on the diesel, the OEM setup is plenty of braking for that car/engine, no need to overthink this.
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      Hello? It's like there's an echo in here :P ...

      Hello? It's like there's an echo in here :P

      Interested in a crack free dash.

      DASH dot dot, dot DASH, dot dot dot, dot dot dot dot ;)
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      Hi Dan, Just checking in, I haven't heard from...

      Hi Dan,

      Just checking in, I haven't heard from you in a while
      :wave:
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      Try not to look at it that way. CIS is very...

      Try not to look at it that way.

      CIS is very forgiving and for 30 years I got all my CIS cars running by making sure the injectors sprayed, and from there, just swapping out metering units, CPRs,...
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      Some fun follow up on this: I can't do the 80S...

      Some fun follow up on this: I can't do the 80S fine tuning yet because it turns out the coolant temperature switch is broken, so while a new one ships from BusDepot...

      ...I did the GTI: system...
    10. The Golf forum posted this link to new metal...

      The Golf forum posted this link to new metal switches:

      http://www.busdepot.com/056919369aa

      We'll see how nice they are, or not...
    11. :D Ya, I replaced the GTI's OEM switch because...

      :D Ya, I replaced the GTI's OEM switch because the casing corroded away and was leaking. The new plastic one isn't leaking [yet] but it's "wrong" so I ordered a metal replacement, plus another one...
    12. Great! That's it! Thank You!

      Great! That's it!

      Thank You!
    13. Source for CIS Lambda coolant temperature switch?

      I need two of these. I know the metal bodied ones are NLA and were superceded by a plastic bodied version, but I can't find those either (there's one on eBay, but I need two).

      New is better, but I...
    14. Source for CIS Lambda coolant temperature switch?

      I need two of these. I know the metal bodied ones are NLA and were superceded by a plastic bodied version, but I can't find those either (there's one on eBay, but I need two).

      New is better, but I...
    15. Just tossing this out there in addition to my...

      Just tossing this out there in addition to my earlier thing about checking the flex plate depth:

      A leaky exhaust manifold gasket can produce a surprisingly mechanical sounding tick, something to...
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      As above, and I'll add some uninvited advice: ...

      As above, and I'll add some uninvited advice:

      If the secong pic is what I think it is, your rear suspension mounts are rotting away and the car might not be safe until that is addressed also.
      ...
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      Which kid, er car is busting the female...

      Which kid, er car is busting the female equivalent of your balls?
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      What's the extra metal for?

      What's the extra metal for?
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      I'm an easily distracted driver for sure, but...

      I'm an easily distracted driver for sure, but there's also a "Look Ma! No hands!" contribution to some of my accidents :o.

      Now for the real reason I'm posting: After getting a bunch of help here...
    20. In my experience, the 1.8 JH is a stout engine...

      In my experience, the 1.8 JH is a stout engine for sure, but the 1.7 isn't. I've had #3 main failures as you describe (the one piece...piece), cracks in the block between the water jacket holes,...
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