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    1. Agreed. The only recurring issue seen on these is...

      Agreed. The only recurring issue seen on these is leaking vacuum pumps, indicated by oil on the transmission bell housing. However, this isn't too common and happens at a high mileage if it happens...
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      I had the DGV on my 77. It was a good carb for...

      I had the DGV on my 77. It was a good carb for what I needed and I liked it. That said, I would have taken a set of SU's on it any day of the week.

      My preference is, and has always been:

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      I've restored a couple old chrome bumper cars and...

      I've restored a couple old chrome bumper cars and daily drove a 77. IF well sorted they can be reliable. I added a ground cable on mine and cleaned up all the connectors. I carried a spare relay and...
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      I have a family of 3, but have had more people in...

      I have a family of 3, but have had more people in the car for road trips. With 2 children (both 5) in booster seats, 1 adult around 5'10, my wife up front who is about 5'4, and myself driving 6'1 it...
    5. Do it and for the love of all that is holy, make...

      Do it and for the love of all that is holy, make a thread about it!
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      On the 11 I had the 3.08 rear end. I got about...

      On the 11 I had the 3.08 rear end. I got about 17mpg city, and 21 highway if conditions were right. Otherwise it was around 19-20.

      On the 13 I had the 3.42 rear. I got a consistent 14-15 city and...
    7. I'm not sure you'll find anyone with 200k on...

      I'm not sure you'll find anyone with 200k on their GLI yet because this new 3rd gen motor is simply too new. The previous gens should be getting up their though.

      I have 22k on mine and haven't had...
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      I've driven a Countryman on several occasions in...

      I've driven a Countryman on several occasions in both S and non S forms and with ALL 4.

      Get the S - the non S power is low. The stock stereo is crap. Go for the H-K.

      I personally don't like...
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      bump. Any reasonable offer taken at this point....

      bump. Any reasonable offer taken at this point. Just need some cash.
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      MK6 GLI parts

      I have the following for sale:

      stock headlights
      stock foglights
      stock grill
      stock lower grill
      side mirrors with turn signals - no covers

      If I remember correctly I have pretty much...
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      Looks basically like a mid cycle face lift. I...

      Looks basically like a mid cycle face lift. I prefer the current style to this one.
    12. I can't comment on the Benz, although they've...

      I can't comment on the Benz, although they've always appeared pretty straight forward to me in the generations you were discussing, the BMW's are pretty simple and straightforward.

      Now that can...
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      This guy is dead on. Both 86 e30's I had required...

      This guy is dead on. Both 86 e30's I had required suspension bushings, shifter bushings, timing belt/ water pump jobs, and only one of them had a working odo - the es with 113k on it. Suspension...
    14. VW CPO never had a deductible. Its basically an...

      VW CPO never had a deductible. Its basically an extended factory new warranty. The valve is a revised part. You probably had the old original one on there so you should be good to go.

      I had a fuel...
    15. Of all my vehicles the only ones that left me on...

      Of all my vehicles the only ones that left me on the road were these:

      86 GTI 8v - unknown mileage - fuel pump failed and simultaneously the woodruff key for the cam gear broke.

      89 GTI 16v -...
    16. Despite the large amounts of rain and idiots on...

      Despite the large amounts of rain and idiots on the road, I am enjoying it.
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      No. That was solved when I discovered that the...

      No. That was solved when I discovered that the fuel sender doesn't work and indicates a full tank no matter what. I had to run to the gas station on foot this morning to get it running. Fired right...
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      In summary, fuel filter was clogged causing lower...

      In summary, fuel filter was clogged causing lower than normal pressure. New filter was found in the back of the beast so it was installed.

      Broken/melted/missing vacuum lines caused vacuum loss and...
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      Problems solved. Passed emissions and registered....

      Problems solved. Passed emissions and registered. Cost all of $37 in parts and now I have a low mileage 94 Bronco. :D
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      Thanks for the help guys. I have cross posted...

      Thanks for the help guys. I have cross posted this for help in bronco/f150 forums but I wanted to get as much exposure and help as I could.

      Here's where I am after 5 hours of wrenching today:
      ...
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