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      Having had the pleasure of having to rebuild all...

      Having had the pleasure of having to rebuild all the forward harnesses in my current daily...

      What I learned...

      Plan out how you want to run things, reroutes et al. Have a plan BEFORE you start...
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      Vapor barriers. There is a lot to be said for...

      Vapor barriers.

      There is a lot to be said for a Wally World $10 vinyl shower curtain ans a can of good, water proof, body trim adhesive.

      Pop the plastic bits, remove the old barrier and clean...
    3. QTF Most important thing I ever learned about...

      QTF

      Most important thing I ever learned about modding cars: "After you get it reliable and straitened out, put the money into the suspension first, because you can enjoy a good suspension at any...
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      Looks just like mine, I can't run it either for a...

      Looks just like mine, I can't run it either for a header of different manufacture.
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      Order it and see what happens..... IMC is not the...

      Order it and see what happens..... IMC is not the only source and they cold have re-listed it form the last time I went searching for it.
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      That looks like the kit IMC used to offer. Kit is...

      That looks like the kit IMC used to offer. Kit is no longer listed by IMC.

      Have you looked into doing a mark III / Mark II Hybrid AC? Other than some fitting adapters, the systems are fairly...
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      I doubt it is the oil. Have an ABA/Digi II...

      I doubt it is the oil.

      Have an ABA/Digi II abomination, High volume pump, TDI oil filter and Rotella T 15W40 oil. I don't have any issues with starting unless it is well below 0*F I am in SE MA,...
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      What I learned form doing mine: Plan out how...

      What I learned form doing mine:

      Plan out how you want to run things, reroutes et al. Have a plan BEFORE you start and follow it meticulously... 1 wire at a time until the sub harness is complete,...
    9. I have the opposite problem... I have a 90 amp 16...

      I have the opposite problem... I have a 90 amp 16 valve alt in my 8 valve and have a stray female spade hanging out by my alt.
    10. Gets the point across fairly well doesn't it.

      Gets the point across fairly well doesn't it.
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      Which harness are you looking for? CIS, CIS-E,...

      Which harness are you looking for? CIS, CIS-E, CIS Lambda, Digi I, Digi II, motronic? 16 valve or 8 valve?

      Best bet will be to check the classifieds and contact people parting out completely...
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      Good luck finding the components for the Mark...

      Good luck finding the components for the Mark II.5 fog lights.

      While you are searching, you may want to consider the small rectangular after market lights. You can find them in a fog pattern and a...
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      No, I am lazy. I record it and never have to...

      No, I am lazy. I record it and never have to track it down again or I never have to figure it out again. I am a lazy man.
    14. The OS box is not really a necessary thing. All...

      The OS box is not really a necessary thing. All it does is turn on the O2 light on your dash at a specified mileage interval.

      You can replace both cables and the box with a later version speedo...
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      If you are going the aftermarket route, be sure...

      If you are going the aftermarket route, be sure you get a lamp focused for being a fog light. They keep the light low and wide which is great in the fog because it won't be refelecting back up into...
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      I have a section in a three ring binder for that....

      I have a section in a three ring binder for that. Car is broken down into component groups, with all the associated part numbers / applications I used in the swap/mod listed along with the associated...
    17. Sounds like it was installed correctly, aligned...

      Sounds like it was installed correctly, aligned correctly and lubricated correctly.
    18. If you do not have a bar to support the engine...

      If you do not have a bar to support the engine from the top, you are going to need to support it from the bottom.

      Get the grille, front bumper, radiator and stuff like that out of the way. Loosen...
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      I had realy good luck with GTI grey valour car...

      I had realy good luck with GTI grey valour car using a pump up sprayer, 20% simple green, a nylon scrub brush, a garden hose and a wet/dry shop vac. The trick is not to give the water time to seep...
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      Keep the donor car until you are finished and...

      Keep the donor car until you are finished and have driven the kinks out of the transplant recipient. You do not need to learn that lesson the hard way.
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