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      Next inspection, tell them to jack it up on the...

      Next inspection, tell them to jack it up on the frame horns.

      Once the pinch has been flattened by a flat jack plate, the strength decreases and the body then buckles.

      Even worse is they will...
    2. Just got notice today. Autozone approved my...

      Just got notice today. Autozone approved my review. I was too quick to pass judgement, too used to the rapid review approval of Amazon.com. Sorry! So, if you write a review for Autozone, give them a...
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      Awesome!

      Awesome!
    4. I'll just add another pointer I picked up in all...

      I'll just add another pointer I picked up in all this, and that is to run a cleaning brush through the bore of the caliper where the rubber bushing goes, to clean out any caked-up rust, before...
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      If you really want to keep the car, I suggest...

      If you really want to keep the car, I suggest that you turn this frustration around to your benefit by learning everything you can about how to tune to minimize your numbers. This means learning...
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      Such BS. They should leave you alone.

      Such BS. They should leave you alone.
    7. I have been looking into this topic a little more...

      I have been looking into this topic a little more and think I can make a summary:

      ASTM D4289 is a short duration (3 day) test to determine how a grease will affect a rubber-type compound, by...
    8. VW Brake caliper pin lubricant grease synthetic rubber swell problems

      There are numerous reports posted on the web--other forums and YouTube videos--that some of the expensive synthetic brake bushing lubricants, like the synthetic Permatex Ultra "green stuff", swells...
    9. Online parts vendor customer reviews skewing?

      Does anyone trust them to accept all negative reviews?
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      Maybe you could go to the electrical speedometer...

      Maybe you could go to the electrical speedometer gear VSS https://secure834.websitewelcome.com/~urotuned/urotuning_images/small/1830-2T.jpg and an electronic speedometer that you can calibrate for...
    11. How about a passenger side delete? I'd like to...

      How about a passenger side delete?

      I'd like to make a removable platform that covers that area well enough, and levels with the rear platform, so that one could sleep fully extended.
    12. & higher revs generally possible with solid...

      & higher revs generally possible with solid lifters (race). Look up "hydraulic lifter float".

      210k miles on my engine and only one shim adjustment necessary, and that was when the engine was new.
    13. Another info bump. I ran into an interesting...

      Another info bump.

      I ran into an interesting paper online published by the California Air Resources Board Executive order D-145 regarding the Weber DGV and the Cannon manifold.

      Here are a...
    14. Nice to know a 9 year-old thread still is helping...

      Nice to know a 9 year-old thread still is helping folks.

      There is more information on the topic of rebuilding axles and grinding knuckle cavities to fit in later threads.

      If your boot is torn,...
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      double check your ignition timing.

      double check your ignition timing.
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      Makes my day!

      Makes my day!
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      I am curious if the covers for the early mounts...

      I am curious if the covers for the early mounts are still available. I see them in Blade3562's pictures above.
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      The side edge of the cage with the most chamfer...

      The side edge of the cage with the most chamfer goes toward the shaft side.

      This thread should help, even though it is based on the inner joint:
      ...
    19. You might be able to rig a vacuum cleaner with a...

      You might be able to rig a vacuum cleaner with a piece of tubing to suck up any plastic chips that fall into the manifold.

      Should be M24.

      Only on the 1983.5 an 1984 air shrouded heads do you...
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      As long as the seal lip doesn't track the missing...

      As long as the seal lip doesn't track the missing piece you should be ok, and there is not any warping beyond that.


      As hindsight, maybe some lube in the form of locktite sleeve retainer or...
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