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      Yes, the actual LCD units are interchangeable....

      Yes, the actual LCD units are interchangeable. That is to say that the pcb that the LCD mounts to are not interchangeable, nor are the flexi circuit boards or column stalks.
    2. #1 - routes to the digifant/cis ecu as the...

      #1 - routes to the digifant/cis ecu as the idle-kick up circuit. No idea if this is applicable to the motronic syste
      m from a mk4.

      #2 - compressor clutch plug from the radiator fan harness.

      #3...
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      You want to avoid heavy lubricants here because...

      You want to avoid heavy lubricants here because you don't want to attract dust or other dirt. To that end, make sure the o-rings that seal the lock cylinder to the door-handle body are in good shape....
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      The hard-style plastic cover is damn near...

      The hard-style plastic cover is damn near indestructible, and came on every 91-92 MK2 I've ever seen, and many 90s as well, and is thus pretty easily available for cheap from a junkyard. This is one...
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      Wire wheel the easily accessible rust, use a red...

      Wire wheel the easily accessible rust, use a red scotch-brite pad for the nooks and crannies, and keep using that red scotch brite pad to rough up the "good" paint. From this point, acid-etch primer,...
    6. A problem with the voltage stabilizer on the...

      A problem with the voltage stabilizer on the cluster would also result in erratic behavior from the gas and coolant temperature gauges.

      I third the suggestion of ground issues, including the...
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      While you can get reproductions of the voltage...

      While you can get reproductions of the voltage and fan warning stickers at a few places, I really want a reproduction of the "OBD exempt" sticker on the core support, as well as the timing/emissions...
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      Nice pressing action and cleaning up the rear...

      Nice pressing action and cleaning up the rear beam :thumbup:

      You got the clearance right - that 8mm protrusion is how the bushings were pressed in from the factory. If the bushing sleave isn't...
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      PMed.

      PMed.
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      PMed.

      PMed.
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      Sounds like the steering column collapsed (like a...

      Sounds like the steering column collapsed (like a telescope) as it is designed to due in an accident. This can happen from dropping the end against something, trying to force the U-joint back on the...
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      HF A/C o-ring kit:...

      HF A/C o-ring kit: http://www.harborfreight.com/205-piece-hnbr-o-ring-kit-67644.html
    13. All of the regular CIS-E motronic throttle bodies...

      All of the regular CIS-E motronic throttle bodies I've seen (with the exception below) have the idle-air bypass screw, as do regular CIS-E cars.

      The CIS-E motronic throttle bodies (with throttle...
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      Yep, it worked like a charm with my press to get...

      Yep, it worked like a charm with my press to get these inner races off easily - didn't even have to use a torch. No issues with scoring the wheel hub.
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      My hood cable also doesn't want to stay in place...

      My hood cable also doesn't want to stay in place on the core-support bracket, so I zip-tied it in place.

      The root of the problem is that these cables stretch out over the years of hood openings...
    16. Vacuum leaks are a very common problem for all...

      Vacuum leaks are a very common problem for all models of MK2s, so yes it's a great idea to replace this o-ring for $.25 - but go further and inspect/replace all the other potential vacuum leaks, too....
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      Part number 191711190B shows as widely available...

      Part number 191711190B shows as widely available if you plug it into google shopping, but it looks like the part has been updated/superseded by a redesign.

      Alternatively, there's a guy in the...
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      In lieu of ordering the R-134 conversion kit from...

      In lieu of ordering the R-134 conversion kit from GAP, which does come with the o-rings but is on backorder status (per GAP), Harbor Freight does sell a universal A/C o-ring kit. The kit comes with...
    19. PM sent and paypal ready :thumbup:

      PM sent and paypal ready :thumbup:
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      I finally started up my GTI, which had been...

      I finally started up my GTI, which had been sitting for six months in a perpetual project state, and drove it around to get the fluids circulating and the battery charging. I was afraid the gas...
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