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      Car refuses to start on its own, but push-start...

      Car refuses to start on its own, but push-start just fine? First thought is, sounding like a failed ignition switch to me...

      Go grab your DVOM (you do have one, yes? ;) )
      Connect + to coil +. ...
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      Apparently, we've neglected our B cars the last...

      Apparently, we've neglected our B cars the last few months...

      This weekend, I found the time to poke thru the engine harness some more, hoping to find out why the car has been 100% ignoring its...
    3. Thread: No headlights!!

      by cuppie
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      Or the ignition switch pooped itself. Or the...

      Or the ignition switch pooped itself. Or the dimmer switch did the same.

      Read this:
      The X circuit explained, and get out your DVOM.
      What on the car works or doesn't work, and when it does...
    4. Well, I'll start with this: The 'additional'...

      Well, I'll start with this:
      The 'additional' nuts that were on the engine mounts are definitely not factory. It left the plant with the bolts threaded into the caged nuts on the body, nothing...
    5. In. (so long as the price isn't stupid, of...

      In.
      (so long as the price isn't stupid, of course. ;) )
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      ....and, of course, follow the proper procedure. ...

      ....and, of course, follow the proper procedure.

      As I recall, a 1990 8v should be Digi, yes?
      http://www.cabby-info.com/Files/AdjustingTheTiming.pdf
    7. Thread: MAJOR Oil Leak

      by cuppie
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      And, to add to that parts list, a couple of...

      And, to add to that parts list, a couple of high-likelihood leak points on a VW engine of that vintage:
      - oil pressure switches
      - oil cooler gasket.

      Those two, when they leak (and, they like...
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      Come again? Van? Did you post to the...

      Come again?
      Van?

      Did you post to the wrong forum? :confused:
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      Oh, I failed to tell the ironic part of the tale....

      Oh, I failed to tell the ironic part of the tale.

      Q: What was I hit by?
      A: A beige Camry.....
      :rolleyes: :facepalm:
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      You leave my duck alone! :P

      You leave my duck alone! :P
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      Yeah, you can dream. ;) I've been looking for...

      Yeah, you can dream. ;)
      I've been looking for a set of 16v mats for 4 years. No dice. I think I'll get a set of Lloyd's Mats in the spring to replace the 'universal' mats in the car.
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      Thanks to someone failing at driving, I need rear...

      Thanks to someone failing at driving, I need rear bumper brackets.
      Would need shipped to 48301.
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      No problem. You can buy direct from the...

      No problem.
      You can buy direct from the company, too - the above link is to their web store.
      The only problem I see with buying from a truck is this: if he doesn't have it on the truck, he...
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      I still have one. The body is starting to get a...

      I still have one. The body is starting to get a little sad looking (28 years in salt states will do that.) But, an absolute hoot to drive in the winter.
      AWD + lockable diffs + snow tires = "What...
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      http://store.snapon.com/General-Service-Tools-Sock...

      http://store.snapon.com/General-Service-Tools-Socket-VW-Transmission-Drain-Plug-Triumph-Motorcycles-17mm-external-hex-3-8-drive--P635958.aspx
      (this is actually a little cheaper than the tool that...
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      Refinished Scirocco badges: ...

      Refinished Scirocco badges:

      http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/cup_03/Rocco/WP_000285_zps1167954b.jpg

      http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/cup_03/Rocco/WP_000257_zpsaf603c0c.jpg
      ...
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      So, one of the waitstaff at the coney next door...

      So, one of the waitstaff at the coney next door to work, ah, went a wee bit wide doing a U-turn in the lot this afternoon......

      :(
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      Barf: "What the hell was that?" :eek: ...

      Barf: "What the hell was that?" :eek:

      Lonestar: {disbelief} "Spaceball One."

      Barf: "They've gone to plaid!"

      :laugh:
    19. ^ ^ ^ This is true. All of Chicagoland is...

      ^ ^ ^ This is true. All of Chicagoland is seriously daylight-bright at any hour.
      Ordinarily, I'd agree with Joe: "Install H4/H1 combo, dammit!" But, there, do you really need them?

      Of...
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      A Michigan Left actually is quite elegant. ...

      A Michigan Left actually is quite elegant. Traffic flows well; no risk of head-on collision from a left turn. Broadsides happen sometimes (think: idiot jumps out of the turnaround, fails to yield...
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