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      Brickwerks tells me the connectors as shown with...

      Brickwerks tells me the connectors as shown with the plug, above, are plain old standard non-insulated spade connectors. I'd like to find the right angled ones.

      Thanks for the link to the website,...
    2. I don't see how you can get around a splice....

      I don't see how you can get around a splice. There are two power outputs on the mk1 alternator...you are going to a single cable.

      The stock wiring is sized to appropriately handle the power output...
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      Bump I agree corrosion can build up in the...

      Bump

      I agree corrosion can build up in the stock funny plug alternator plug, and it is difficult to clean because the terminals are molded into the plastic. Dental tools help with cleaning....
    4. Too bad about the alternator not being an easy...

      Too bad about the alternator not being an easy swap; good ones with the label still fresh are very common in the junkyards.

      The the voltage regulator adjusts the field current to maximum in the...
    5. No expert here, just here to argue, but perhaps a...

      No expert here, just here to argue, but perhaps a bigger alternator might drop it more if it goes to a full load charge? More demand on the engine to turn the alternator when top output is needed,...
    6. Do you need additional amperage over the stock...

      Do you need additional amperage over the stock alternator?

      Here is just some general information that may or may not help:

      A/C mk 2's have an alternator that will swap to the mk1 non A/C...
    7. ....probably because most move to post style...

      ....probably because most move to post style alternator and switch the cable at that time.

      All you have to do is combine the two output wires and join them in some fashion, directly or with a...
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      The problem is not to find the best brand of late...

      The problem is not to find the best brand of late mounts, because the basic design was an engineering belly-flop, regardless of who cooked the rubber.

      The simplest strategy might be the 3M window...
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      I have not checked lately, but the original VW...

      I have not checked lately, but the original VW part is very scarce.

      However, there is a cottage-industry aftermarket version available, or you can buy the bearing itself for 10--15$ and slip an...
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      In Virginia, you can do a manual switch, but it...

      In Virginia, you can do a manual switch, but it has to be "independently" wired.

      I agree with the gentleman above, however, if you have the simple two prong transmission switch, try to figure out...
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      Looks nice. I just looked up a few things on...

      Looks nice.

      I just looked up a few things on the 47 size out of curiosity.

      They weight in about 30 lbs.

      It is common in AGM, too, giving about 600 CCA. Runs about the same price as the 10...
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      Yes it is in my Rabbit. Don't know if it would...

      Yes it is in my Rabbit. Don't know if it would fit in a Scirocco.

      Is possible to buy that same size Optima without the side terminals, an Optima 35. Weights about 40 lbs.

      I was thinking about...
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      My Optima same model as that, is on its 11th...

      My Optima same model as that, is on its 11th year. Yes, non-corrosive. I switched to AGM because I was tired of batteries coming apart at the top seam and leaking acid into the engine bay. I have...
    14. I think I would check first for a hole in the...

      I think I would check first for a hole in the downpipe and blown gaskets at the exhaust manifold.
    15. Just thought I would bump this up. Have not...

      Just thought I would bump this up.

      Have not implemented anyone's ideas yet, but I have noticed my spark plugs are getting fouled by the percolating gasoline. Black and wet. I expect it soaks the...
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      I am still here. 22.0" is the length of the...

      I am still here.

      22.0" is the length of the two-shaft unit, so you seem to be ok there.

      I think you want about 3-1/8" as the measure between the bottom end of the shaft and the lower bearing...
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      Will a 34 fit? Common size in AGM.

      Will a 34 fit? Common size in AGM.
    18. Update for this 10 year-old thread. Anyway,...

      Update for this 10 year-old thread.

      Anyway, same modification also works on Isuzu Rodeo truck plastic chrome style mirrors:
      ...
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      Check your local laws. Police will pull you over,...

      Check your local laws. Police will pull you over, even at night, the metallized tint reflects.

      I was pulled over at 12:30 at night on an empty interstate for tint. Yes. Believe it.

      I don't care...
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      Did you try replacing the switches????...

      Did you try replacing the switches????
      http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a220/chickenfriend/008_zps5738ae5b.jpg

      http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a220/chickenfriend/004_zpscf0a75a7.jpg
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