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    1. Missing the engine ground cable? Nice.... ...

      Missing the engine ground cable? Nice.... :laugh:

      Shifter adjustment:
      reverse-lockout finger centered fore-aft to the gate; side clearance should be 15-13mm (measured from the gate, to the...
    2. This. Engine locked, starter mechanically...

      This.
      Engine locked, starter mechanically failed, or a really crappy B+ cable (resistance = heat, and both will climb as current draw increases.)

      That's an output. Properly, it's terminal...
    3. And, why would they do otherwise? The Takata...

      And, why would they do otherwise?
      The Takata airbag recall is in no way, shape, or form for an airbag warning lamp situation. The recalled part won't cause the light to be on, nor will the repair...
    4. Any cross bars for the roof rack? (one of mine...

      Any cross bars for the roof rack?
      (one of mine is seized, and no longer removable.)
    5. That's so not how I meant it. "Coerce" !=...

      That's so not how I meant it.
      "Coerce" != "ask." And, in any event, even that has nothing to do with the original topic in the thread: A dealership fraudulently submitting CSI surveys.

      ^ ^...
    6. Technically, yes. But.... It's a bonus system...

      Technically, yes. But.... It's a bonus system that can be millions of dollars per year to the dealership. Huge money.

      And, to add to that:
      It's not uncommon for, say, a service advisor's...
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      Yeah, that's happened a few times.... :facepalm: ...

      Yeah, that's happened a few times.... :facepalm: (it doesn't help that mine is Flash Silver, too...)
      Also get "what the hell is that?" from time to time.
      Me: it's a Volkswagen.
      Dude: ??? ...
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      Absolutely none. It's too damned cold out to...

      Absolutely none. It's too damned cold out to work on it.
      Plan: Tear the body down (de-trim), do the small amount of body work it needs (a few dents, 2x surface rust), get car painted. I'll save...
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      Car on drive home from work today (6:45pm): -...

      Car on drive home from work today (6:45pm):
      - high beams on
      - tailgating in post-snow traffic
      - no license plate. Might have had a plate (metal or temp) in the rear window. But, couldn't tell,...
    10. Yeah, a K car. The epitome of safety there. ...

      Yeah, a K car. The epitome of safety there. Even by the standards of its day, it sucked.
      And, you're rather glossing over a rather gory detail there: one of the cars that they got rid of? It...
    11. I'm 39. It's not a "lifestyle, bro." It's what...

      I'm 39. It's not a "lifestyle, bro." It's what I chose to drive.
      Not being up to "modern standards" doesn't mean that the cars are not crashworthy at all. Both cars more than met the standards...
    12. Exactly. I put my baby (currently 6 months...

      Exactly.
      I put my baby (currently 6 months old) into an '86 Quantum Syncro wagon (it's winter, yo!), or into my '88 Scirocco (currently in winter storage.)
      The 'rocco sucks only because I can't...
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      Or at pretty much any auto parts store. I know...

      Or at pretty much any auto parts store. I know you're in Cananada, but this is just as much a "basic part" as it is in the U.S.
      The ceramic part would be more durable, yes; but, a FLAPS part would...
    14. I f'ing hate you right now. :P I look for...

      I f'ing hate you right now. :P
      I look for those occasionally. If I find one, it's either a clapped-out POS (there was one in Dayton last year), or it's sold by the time I find the ad. Or it's on...
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      It's also possible to convert an 02A or 02J to...

      It's also possible to convert an 02A or 02J to linkage shift.
      You'll also need to decide how you want to do clutch control (the 02A / 02J are hydraulic clutch; can be converted to cable), and find...
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      As best I remember.... Vanagon B2 Quantum...

      As best I remember....
      Vanagon
      B2 Quantum (Passat, to most of ROF) wagon.

      IIRC, the B3 Passat Syncro wasn't sold in the U.S. - only Canada.
      And, there was (again, IIRC) a bit of a gap...
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      Seriously, Bee. How is your kid that cute? ...

      Seriously, Bee. How is your kid that cute?

      Isaac is 6 months today. Still not quite crawling - but, damned close, I think....
      ...
    18. Oh, you have one of those. I forget about those...

      Oh, you have one of those. I forget about those sometimes.... :o

      No, no backlight on that switch. Later rocker-type switches are backlight. IIRC, the little trim strip above your headlight...
    19. The brown wire. Pin is labeled "31." FYI: ...

      The brown wire. Pin is labeled "31."

      FYI: the only thing on the headlight switch that needs a ground is the pilot light (switch backlight, is on when the key is ON.)
      Absolutely none of the...
    20. BF Goodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S...

      BF Goodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S are what I have on mine (installed last spring.)
      I likey. Sticky, predictable at their (rather high) limit, work well in rain.
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