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      It's a 16v. Thus all about valves. Put in...

      It's a 16v.

      Thus all about valves.

      Put in gear (first disconnect battery, pull coil lead, pull fuel pump relay just as insurance), release brake, knee bump it; watch the cam.

      If the cam is...
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      Heh, he said "polar"... [Beavis & Butthead...

      Heh, he said "polar"... [Beavis & Butthead snicker].


      Good point though. If weight is a bitch, inertia with leverage is that + PMS. So the less weight the better, and where it is matters. Heavy...
    3. Looks to be automatic, no code required. I just...

      Looks to be automatic, no code required. I just placed an order for about $160, at checkout got instant 5% (about $8.00) off.

      Thanks GAP!

      :thumbup:
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      WTF, page 2? We may not always have chat to...

      WTF, page 2?

      We may not always have chat to share, but for sure most of us at least got chit to spread around.

      Just ordered the brake regulator for my dad's 4000CSQ; that should be the last...
    5. 3rd. If your clutch is decent, work and...

      3rd.

      If your clutch is decent, work and confirm the pattern (1-2-3-4-5). Each gear will feel different, higher = more bog as you bring the clutch out. But since will kill the clutch... go easy, ya...
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      ...oh and... DO NOT REMOVE THE OLD TIMING BELT...

      ...oh and...

      DO NOT REMOVE THE OLD TIMING BELT UNTIL:

      1. Cam shaft timing mark is per book spec, and double-checked thus.

      2. Crankshaft timing mark is per book spec, and double-checked thus;...
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      Smart girl! That's about how I used to do it, set...

      Smart girl! That's about how I used to do it, set up an improvised reverse lock on the pulley; I now have the special tool which does indeed make it so much easier but if you can see the forces...
    8. Thread: Cincy 2015?

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      Did you mean Good (C)arl, Bad (K)arl, or Ugly...

      Did you mean Good (C)arl, Bad (K)arl, or Ugly (C)arl?

      Agreed more cats... hardwood floor and a firecracker oughta do it, but stay outta the launch cone when they get a grip.

      :laugh:
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      ah... so muchjos thankoes. Most significant #...

      ah... so muchjos thankoes.

      Most significant # is thus LIII, correct?

      :)
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      EDIT for... eh, didn't need to say it here. Over...

      EDIT for... eh, didn't need to say it here. Over in OT I'm sure by now there's a full-fledged riot going on. I'll go toss in some gas.

      :laugh:

      Sorry. Sometimes I feel old, and then somebody...
    11. Thread: Cincy 2015?

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      Want Cincy: Y Date: Matters not (Jun-ish...

      Want Cincy: Y

      Date: Matters not (Jun-ish works).

      Attendance: eh... prob'ly, but no promise. Life is happening.

      :)
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      Yo, this be America; youbee a North Amer'can just...

      Yo, this be America; youbee a North Amer'can just like us Sutherners, jus' youbee mo' no'then, less su'thin. Plus mo' mooses.

      Go with the flow.

      It's becoming kinda a cool stealthy thread.
      ...
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      IX

      IX
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      I like to think of it as the old car finally...

      I like to think of it as the old car finally getting a well-earned rest, passing along parts to the new car to keep it happy and on the road. Old car can now hand off responsibility to the new; take...
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      To answer your Q, in order of steps you should...

      To answer your Q, in order of steps you should take:

      1. See Bentley manual. If you don't have one get one.
      2. (much less than optimal); if consulting Bentley manual still leaves you less informed...
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      Bah humbug! Well OK, I guess then you can have...

      Bah humbug!

      Well OK, I guess then you can have the "Good" Carl tag; I'll argue with the other guy about who is badder and/ or uglier and get that sorted out.


      Merry X-mas, Happy Hannukah, Yo!...
    17. I don't have an '88 16v to refer to, but...

      I don't have an '88 16v to refer to, but basically the problem is that VW buries the WP behind the brackets that support the A/C (in various ways over varying years).

      Study the mounting.

      I've...
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      FTFY. That's what it comes down to, playing...

      FTFY.

      That's what it comes down to, playing the odds. What exactly are the chances of the belt trying to ingest a pebble, and failing cat-ass-trophy-cali?

      So it's gambling... hmm, what are you...
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      Hmm back atcha. Ya know, from a certain...

      Hmm back atcha. Ya know, from a certain perspective there's no difference except what tools are used. All three are base goal= Get It Right, and look for how to Do It Better.

      :)

      I keep thinking...
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      :wave: I count three faults. #1 I'll get...

      :wave:



      I count three faults. #1 I'll get back to, #2 has been fixed.
      #3 is, it is spelled X-acto (look at the stamping and packaging). Eh, call it a 1/2 fault but details matter; if you learn...
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