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      My bet is someone put the wrong intermediate...

      My bet is someone put the wrong intermediate shaft into the block. Its possible its from a 1.5l diesel as they had a different sized gear on the end of the shaft.
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      The real question is how long do you plan on...

      The real question is how long do you plan on keeping the car? If your in it for the long haul you can easily spend upwards of $4000 on regular keep up items for a car that is 23 years old.
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      Poll: Do not dive into the 1980's world of watercooled...

      Do not dive into the 1980's world of watercooled porsches . Your wallet will empty rather quickly and you will keep asking yourself why you bought the car. Keep the VW Thing.... parts are much...
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      :screwy:

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    5. You really should be running a points rated coil...

      You really should be running a points rated coil as they deliver slightly less voltage to the points. Failure to do this may run the risk of burning out your points. I bought a brand new coil that...
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      I use a block heater on my car when its below 25...

      I use a block heater on my car when its below 25 degrees. I run 15W-40 in my 1987 vw golf diesel. It struggles to start when it drops below 25 degrees and no block heater but it will start. Ill wait...
    7. I was driving around with my dad in his 1987...

      I was driving around with my dad in his 1987 porsche 924S and at the end of a nice long pass the engine started making clunking noises and the oil pressure dropped to 0 psi.... When we purchased the...
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      I believe there is a water and oil port that...

      I believe there is a water and oil port that needs to be blocked off. Some folks over at vwdiesel.net have done a similar swap on the diesel engines, essentially swapping a mechanical head onto a...
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      My 1985 golf see's snow for the first time this...

      My 1985 golf see's snow for the first time this year


      http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv285/srgtlord/PIC_0616_zps42d3b921.jpg
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      I thought about that...but the $500 price tag...

      I thought about that...but the $500 price tag scared me away. Do you have any pics hidden away of the manual valve body?
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      Is it possible to modify the stock 010 valve body...

      Is it possible to modify the stock 010 valve body to make it fully manual? The way the transmission sits at the moment when the engine rev's start climb the trans likes to shift rather quickly....
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      fuel pressure / regulator question

      What would happen if I put an electric fuel pump on a vehicle that was rated for 1.5-4psi and a bypass regulator that was rated for 4.5-9psi? Would this setup work correctly or would the pump be too...
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      I dont mind going 70 in my golf that has a 1.6...

      I dont mind going 70 in my golf that has a 1.6 N/A engine. Its a bit busy at that speed but it will stay there at that speed ALLLLL day with no issues. The fastest I was able to get mine was 85 down...
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      Pulled the 1.8L motor out of my 1990 golf and...

      Pulled the 1.8L motor out of my 1990 golf and plan on dropping in a 1.6D from a 1983 caddy
    15. All of my vehicles are at stock ride height

      All of my vehicles are at stock ride height
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      There seems to be quite a lot of the "special...

      There seems to be quite a lot of the "special snowflake" mentality across many car manufacturers.

      On that note, I personally would not buy a newer vw but thats just my personally vendetta. Ill...
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      Using the in tank pump of a cabriolet

      So I have had my Holley 2300 carb conversion on my 1.8L cabriolet for quite some time now and have had the mechanical vw pump feeding the carb. I have experienced 3 glaring issues.

      1. I cannot use...
    18. Poll: Daily driving an old car is a terrible idea......

      Daily driving an old car is a terrible idea... unless you completely go through all of the systems, engine, electrical, brakes, cooling system. Eben then there will be little bugs that need to be...
    19. Finally found A set of MK1/MK2 baby moon hubcap slips!!!!

      MK1autohaus finally offers reproduction hubcap clips!!! I finally have been able to install the baby moon hubcaps on my car after them sitting in a box for over a year
      due to the rareness of the...
    20. The plastic fuel line is fairly resilient and I...

      The plastic fuel line is fairly resilient and I doubt you will crack it. The easiest way to replace the rubber lines and clamps is to pull the line out of its plastic retainers, disconnect the fuel...
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