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      The main fuel pump whining suggests your in-tank...

      The main fuel pump whining suggests your in-tank transfer pump has failed, its pickup screen is blocked, or there is a wiring fault. When the CIS-E main pump has to the job of both pumps, its wear is...
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      Getting the outer molding out is a lot of the...

      Getting the outer molding out is a lot of the work towards removing a bonded windshield. Your aftermarket windshield is 99% likely to crack at least a little when you attempt removal, so I would...
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      For an '89 GTI16v or GLI, the top stripe on each...

      For an '89 GTI16v or GLI, the top stripe on each bumper would be red and the bottom stripe would be a thinner black rubberized plastic strip. There would also be an adhesive-backed red stripe, made...
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      You can still get VW and quality aftermarket...

      You can still get VW and quality aftermarket rubber gaskets from VWheritage if your windshield is the non-bonded type. The outer plastic molding for bonded windshields is NLA and the universal...
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      Bump, sale fell through.
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      The door sheet metal is approximately 1mm thick,...

      The door sheet metal is approximately 1mm thick, which makes 18 gauge a very close match. The sheet metal of the inner structures of the door seem to be the same thickness as the door skin as well.
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      I've said it before, but a bearing splitter is...

      I've said it before, but a bearing splitter is probably the most useful tool to get a grip on this steering column spline adapter. Its even easier if you take the whole column out of the car and use...
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    10. WTB: 16v v-belt alternator pulley, short neck (or whole cheap alternator)

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      I just need the pulley, but I will purchase a junk or otherwise chea
      p alternator in order to get the pulley for a good price. The cosmetic condition of the pulley isn't important.
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      As stated, tuning CIS is vitally important, but...

      As stated, tuning CIS is vitally important, but not inherently difficult beyond time investment and thoroughness. CIS is sensitive to cleanliness and develops problems, like carburetors do, when the...
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      The ABA compressor has different high/low...

      The ABA compressor has different high/low fittings on the back. The lines press in and are retained by a plate. At the very least you will need a shop to form ustom compressor ends on your low...
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      Same length, yes, but slightly different boots...

      Same length, yes, but slightly different boots and depending on whether or not your right axle is the wide diameter shaft. This really is a technicality thats not important if you're just getting a...
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      Your car should take the 100mm axle unless...

      Your car should take the 100mm axle unless someone swapped the transaxle or axle flanges. The only other difference in axles would be automatic versus manual transmission. If in doubt, get under the...
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    17. There's another easy way to retain the stock...

      There's another easy way to retain the stock pressure warning sensors. Get the VDO tee fitting and install it on the 9a/pl filter flange. Relocate the oil temp sender from the back of the head to the...
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      Yep, this is a big benefit of going with ES or...

      Yep, this is a big benefit of going with ES or r12 if you're going to be driving in a hot climate with the a/c on.
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      Any grade 8 m10x80 (m10x95 for those of us with...

      Any grade 8 m10x80 (m10x95 for those of us with an aftermarket rear swaybar) and 60mm or so of unthreaded shank would have worked here without having to order off the internet. You do want the...
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      Its not critical how far you press the green...

      Its not critical how far you press the green sleave in, but you don't want to press it in too far or the axle flange will protrude too far past the seal and not make ideal contact with the seal's...
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