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    1. So things checked off the list: Alternator...

      So things checked off the list:
      Alternator replaced with single wire unit
      Fuel tank drained, flushed and new diesel added.
      All new fuel hoses
      Purged and bled the system.
      Put the 195/60/14 Steel...
    2. I got the engine running today. A used, known...

      I got the engine running today.

      A used, known working IP
      New goodyear timing belt and tensioner
      New alt/WP belt
      New VCG

      Purged and bled the pump and lines. Got it to fire up and run for a...
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      I'd say that would be the next thing to inspect. ...

      I'd say that would be the next thing to inspect. When you have the starter out next time, take a good look at the teeth on the flexplate. See if they are sharp, grooved, chipped. or just worn down....
    4. Yes, that IS lucky! Exactly my issues...Or...

      Yes, that IS lucky!



      Exactly my issues...Or I get overwhelmed with work/side jobs and lose interest on my own projects. I've decided to do exactly as you've done. Be prepared to drop money...
    5. Having those pieces powder coated is an idea I...

      Having those pieces powder coated is an idea I hadn't thought of for my rabbit builds, but adds so much to the quality look of the build.

      Its a shame more people don't know the amount of work that...
    6. Wow. Great work! I need this kind of motivation...

      Wow. Great work! I need this kind of motivation to get my Caddy done. Its currently sitting out on a concrete pad on its side waiting for floor pans and rockers under the bed. I sorta just left...
    7. Tear down today. On stands, wheels off:...

      Tear down today.
      On stands, wheels off:
      http://i.imgur.com/dYg0GX4.jpg

      timing belt, valve cover, injector pump all off.
      http://i.imgur.com/6GgkREX.jpg
      http://i.imgur.com/ng37EBs.jpg

      Flushed...
    8. Finally moving on with this Rabbit. Pulled it...

      Finally moving on with this Rabbit. Pulled it into the "project" bay of the garage...Replaced a Mazda pickup I just finished an engine swap into. So the Rabbit is next.

      Its the first car to...
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      I would advise you to fix the PCV system rather...

      I would advise you to fix the PCV system rather than bypass it. Replace the PCV valve ontop of the valve cover and clean out the oil drain that goes along the side of the engine and down to the...
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      Neuspeed used to make them. This site lists...

      Neuspeed used to make them.

      This site lists them (get the 96-97 bar, not the B3 one) But I'm unsure if they are actually in stock....
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      Holy crap. Totally forgot I also used to own a...

      Holy crap. Totally forgot I also used to own a B3 with a Borla and some random oval tip. This might be more helpful than posting my crummy B4.
      ...
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      I had just a magnaflow cat-back made and it...

      I had just a magnaflow cat-back made and it sounded okay. Been YEARS since my Passat has been on the road, but it will soon be getting a 3" magnaflow exhaust made with a high flow cat, because I put...
    13. For a TDI, at least in my area, thats a great...

      For a TDI, at least in my area, thats a great price. For a gas Passat of that condition/mileage, that's too much money.

      The first order of business (After you do what you'e mentioned so far) will...
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      Its sad, that I just now got around to fixing...

      Its sad, that I just now got around to fixing this. The car sits in the garage 360 days of the year, lol.

      But even though it was always on a battery tender, the battery had a weak cell. I load...
    15. I'll give it a listen.:thumbup:

      I'll give it a listen.:thumbup:
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      The more boost pressure you run and the more...

      The more boost pressure you run and the more power you make, the more fuel you will need. The 30lb injectors will start to run out of capacity the more power you make. So keep the boost...
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      Out of those two, I'd go with the GT3582R. The...

      Out of those two, I'd go with the GT3582R.

      The GT28 size group is a bit too small for the VR6. Goes good for 2.0/1.8t engines.

      I'd hope its the .082 A/R. That would be pretty optimal for...
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      Got a few things for the Jetta at the Junkyard...

      Got a few things for the Jetta at the Junkyard today.

      Fog light harness.
      A REAL bumper.
      A gooder hood.

      They are some sort of jettaish green color. So I need some Jetta blackish color. Plop...
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      You will need a scanner that can read OBD1...

      You will need a scanner that can read OBD1 systems, most scanners do not do the older OBD1, only OBD2.

      VCDS will do it.

      Vag-com 409.1 and an ebay Vag-com cable will do it.

      Generic scan tool...
    20. Depends on how much boost you are running. I...

      Depends on how much boost you are running.

      I did also find this: Installing an in-line fuel pump
      http://www.usrallyteam.com/downloads/instructions/walbro_255lph_installation.pdf
      You can find a...
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