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    1. i have been forced to deal with the non ac system...

      i have been forced to deal with the non ac system in my 79 rabbit diesel in the next couple days before i go back to work. i moved and its way colder here and now its unsafe to drive it how i was...
    2. Putting the crank at tdc, locking cam and making...

      Putting the crank at tdc, locking cam and making sure you can insert ip lock tool before taking the belt off just makes it so its easier upon reinstall. Once that has been done just don't rotate the...
    3. are these the same between gas and diesel? i...

      are these the same between gas and diesel?

      i got a 79 diesel rabbit and for some reason the defrost selector won't to the cold side.

      i have the parts that aren't binding but i'm not seeing...
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      What engine? On my 1.6td in my rabbit I got...

      What engine? On my 1.6td in my rabbit I got everything fixed by the book, but it only gets into the teens here.

      One glowplug cycle and one crank for a couple revolutions is all I need.
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      The tranny bolts right up to the block the same. ...

      The tranny bolts right up to the block the same. Your problem will be that the turbo downpipe won't exit at the same exact spot as the earlier non turbo exhaust manifold. Not sure what you will be...
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      Yes if you think about it, watch how the...

      Yes if you think about it, watch how the pedal/cable moves that throttle lever on the pump when asking for more gas. It pulls it to the right of the pump.

      So if it was revving like crazy on...
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      Sounds like its purging air. Check the integrity...

      Sounds like its purging air. Check the integrity of all the lines for leaks/pinches. Make sure the vents are clear with an air hose as well. And of course it would be nice if your injection pump...
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      are you talking about legality of tow specs or...

      are you talking about legality of tow specs or strictly because of the horsepower to weight?

      i had an old 6.9 diesel f250 with 170hp that easily towed its own weight and beyond, even on flat...
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      wow man this is the kind of thing that blows up...

      wow man this is the kind of thing that blows up motors, not sure why you didn't buy a manual before messing with such critical things on the heart of your car!

      why would you mess with the...
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      I just got rid of one that was straight in...

      I just got rid of one that was straight in sacramento,ca. for $2300 because I needed to move, and an injury took me away from the dirtibkes I used it for. I got real sick of the window shoppers for...
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      sounds like you need to investigate, the noise...

      sounds like you need to investigate, the noise sounds scary. not being there its hard to convey sounds though, as well as video but its worth a try.

      i have had loose clutch parts clang and worst...
    12. I would think you would know if the clutch is...

      I would think you would know if the clutch is slipping, if its bad you will rev the motor up and not move steady.

      Is it possible you aren't used to the truck and cramped? I just got rid of a...
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      i had a literal meltdown in my dash with my...

      i had a literal meltdown in my dash with my rabbit about a year after i put it back on the road. i had to cut off some leads because all the contact paper, leads were bouncing around and arching and...
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      wierd things can happen with a plugged filter and...

      wierd things can happen with a plugged filter and restrictions in the lines. they can get bad fast after a car is started and idling and show up when driving in a real world situation.

      make sure...
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      maybe if you are lucky it will work but im pretty...

      maybe if you are lucky it will work but im pretty sure its the other way around.

      get a tdi starter, i love them over the originally offered parts for these early cars.
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      If you are getting steady bubbles at the pump...

      If you are getting steady bubbles at the pump inlet you know you are in trouble. If the air ingestion gets bad enough the car won't even run right. If you rev it you will probably see even more...
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      If the pump works and you want to save $$$ spend...

      If the pump works and you want to save $$$ spend $30 on a reseal kit and do it yourself in a half day. If you have tools and a vise its real easy to do. You can research youtube, etc. to see videos...
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      Check all your unions from the tank up to the...

      Check all your unions from the tank up to the engine bay to make sure they are sound. Make sure the injection pump isn't pissing.

      Check that metal lines under the car aren't smashed, I found that...
    19. i run auber gages with alarms on my cars now,...

      i run auber gages with alarms on my cars now, with the sender in the out port from head to radiator. i have it set to a loud alarm as a backup to the stock gages. i have seen my 85 jetta do this a...
    20. are you sure its the head gasket is the first...

      are you sure its the head gasket is the first step? i had one blow and push the coolant through the reservoir and didn't see it out the pipe. it also wanted to overheat real quick so i limped it...
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