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    1. The wires on 16vs are easier then 8vs. Especially...

      The wires on 16vs are easier then 8vs. Especially with the puller. I destroyed a set of wires on my old mk3 before someone taught me a trick with a flat screw driver.

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    2. Wd-40 didn't make a damn bit of difference but...

      Wd-40 didn't make a damn bit of difference but getting the engine nice and hot helped alot. Only thing is about a quarter inch of threads came with it. :banghead: luckily the rest of the threads are...
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      Swapped plugs with the ones from my old mk3s aba....

      Swapped plugs with the ones from my old mk3s aba.

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      Look at the second from left if your curious why I swapped... Yeah that's aluminum on the...
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      Turn it into a trailer. Sent from my finger to...

      Turn it into a trailer.

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    5. I guess my dad will have to deal with my car in...

      I guess my dad will have to deal with my car in the shop. I can't push it myself due to a bad knee.

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      That looks like the previous owners hack job...

      That looks like the previous owners hack job engine wiring harness before I finally fixed it. Two left to fix but forgot til now. Thanks for the reminder. :thumbsup:

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    7. 1/2" breaker bar got it to move slightly but I...

      1/2" breaker bar got it to move slightly but I was putting more pressure then I feel safe. The rest came out with a 3/8" ratchet. #4 was hand tight. Argh.

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    8. Just did that actually. I hope it works. Rather...

      Just did that actually. I hope it works. Rather not replace the head and I have $500 worth of parts including spark plugs coming. Just pulling the plugs to look at buildup on them. The other three...
    9. HELP 16v #2 spark plug won't come out. Any tricks?

      I tried a breaker bar and it barely moved but I'm afraid to strip the threads in the head. Any one know any tricks that will work?

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      Last night I ordered the parts I need to make it...

      Last night I ordered the parts I need to make it reliable and pass smog. They can't come soon enough.

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      Screw monetary value. Sentimental is better. ...

      Screw monetary value. Sentimental is better.

      She has her hobbies you have yours. Just because yours is taking over the house and more expensive then hers means nothing. No wonder I'm 30 and...
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      I know the feeling. Married a girl with a kid...

      I know the feeling. Married a girl with a kid back in 2007 and my mk1 got put on the back burner along with maintenance on the mk3 I had. Needless to say I ended up driving the mk1 after we divorced...
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      Finally figured out why the fog lights didn't...

      Finally figured out why the fog lights didn't work. Dirty contacts either on or in the relay... all I did was pulled the relay tapped it on the door sill a few times and reinstalled it. Easiest fix I...
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      Sad to say I looked at it sitting in the driveway...

      Sad to say I looked at it sitting in the driveway waiting to be rebuilt while I'm sitting in my mk2 fixing what I can while I wait for money from a work related injury almost two years ago. When I...
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      So much I want to do to this car. My mom keeps...

      So much I want to do to this car. My mom keeps asking me if I'm done yet. I just look at her, laugh and say far from done. I'll always find something to fix... 'fix'.

      I did pick up some fabric on...
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      Put my parts from the junk yard in and pulled the...

      Put my parts from the junk yard in and pulled the hacked up rear parcel shelf so I can put some fabric on it I picked up. Just have to fix some holes in the carpet and metal. It looks like the po...
    17. Sticky: Not usually but offer them a beer or something...

      Not usually but offer them a beer or something like that. I generally do diagnostics for free but like most shops repairs usually cost. I charge about $10/hr for repairs unless it's something really...
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      With vws the only sure way to know what's...

      With vws the only sure way to know what's original to the car is to know all the previous owners. My mk1 my grandpa bought brand new so I know the head is the only non original part but it was...
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      Made out pretty good at the junk yard in Chico. ...

      Made out pretty good at the junk yard in Chico.

      http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/26/ajazuzeh
      now to get home Thursday and get them on.
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      Made out pretty good at the junk yard in Chico. ...

      Made out pretty good at the junk yard in Chico.

      http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/26/ajazuzeh

      now to get home Thursday and get them on.



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