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    1. Hmm... possible, but OTOH if the euro-bumps are...

      Hmm... possible, but OTOH if the euro-bumps are too narrow to accommodate beers, they might still be wide enough to accommodate a row of Jager-shots. Just saying.








      Nice to know I can...
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      :laugh: Hal, you are an Engineer; I merely...

      :laugh: Hal, you are an Engineer; I merely aspire to be and sometimes can play one on TV.



      Correct. Odds are, though. I know they exist but rarely see a post '86.5 8v.



      FTFY.
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      In general I tend to agree with Hal ^, Mk1's are...

      In general I tend to agree with Hal ^, Mk1's are better shaped (but that a matter of aesthetic taste & opinion), lighter (sheer pure fact), more toss-able (opinion), therefore more fun (also...
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      Hmm. Worth ruling out and easy to check. Worn/dry...

      Hmm. Worth ruling out and easy to check. Worn/dry bearings would grind not knock (IMHO), but 'new' bearings installed wrong could... maybe wobble before they go dry and get loud? Might account for...
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      OK, I have one of these going on: :banghead:...

      OK, I have one of these going on: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

      Trying to get my new (to me) '85 to pass Colorado emissions, the car was bought from Durango CO, a red-neck corner of the state...
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      So... you're a Congressman?:laugh: J/K, and...

      So... you're a Congressman?:laugh:

      J/K, and just BTW there's actually one really cool dodge when you get tagged for lack of punctuation or capitalization; just claim to be yet another incarnation...
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      Go to Radio Shack; buy 15' of dual-lead wire and...

      Go to Radio Shack; buy 15' of dual-lead wire and 4x 'gator clips, fabricate LONG jumper.

      Come off B- & B+, other ends direct to fuel pump terminals.

      Runs or don't.


      I once picked up an Audi...
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      And that ^^. Be careful of rebuilds, there are...

      And that ^^. Be careful of rebuilds, there are some sloppy companies out there. Look at the geometry of the suspension, if an axle shaft is too long (or short) it doesn't take much for that to be a...
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      OK... so let's generate info and ID/isolate...

      OK... so let's generate info and ID/isolate possible culprits.

      1) Knock does not occur under acceleration or deceleration, but only at constant speeds (cruise?).

      2) Knock varies with wheel...
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      OK, this: and this: IMHO the fun of...

      OK, this:



      and this:



      IMHO the fun of driving a Scirocco is not the fast (they're not), but the quick (they are). Light, agile, toss-able, forgiving. Sort of a rather well-upholstered...
    11. No Otto... you misremember, I think we did the...

      No Otto... you misremember, I think we did the northern route to/ from Cincy that year. So after fighting clogged fuel system across OH, ID, and part of IL we were sorta NW -ish bound into IA when we...
    12. Oops, I should've caught this earlier. On the...

      Oops, I should've caught this earlier. On the fuel filter outlet bolt (L side in the picture) notice that the bolt has two scribe marks on at each corner of the hex? And the bolt on the inlet end (R...
    13. That ^, (GAP & parts4vws) and I also get some...

      That ^, (GAP & parts4vws) and I also get some stuff from AZ Autohaus. Good prices but you have to pay attention to brands.

      Welcome to the cult! We're crazy, but all in the same way so that's good....
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      Florida in late summer for a vacation, sure OK. ...

      Florida in late summer for a vacation, sure OK. :screwy:

      I hear the firearms laws are pretty "flexible", you might wanna pick up a few RPG's for bugs.
    15. Well no. More than a few degrees off axial and...

      Well no. More than a few degrees off axial and somebody's gonna get really angry if they weren't already, there must be care paid to Proper Pickle Placement.

      That said, if you want a pickle buy...
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      Kinda curious myself as to what is "right" way if...

      Kinda curious myself as to what is "right" way if the stud itself doesn't have a hex or allen to grab.

      But for the two-nut method, do NOT double up and use a deep socket; you can't tell what...
    17. sorta in order: ooooh....shiny! ...

      sorta in order:

      ooooh....shiny!

      ooooh....more shiny!

      ooooh... Marlene looks crowded, I can help you out with that.

      ooooh....burgers!
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      You do need to remember that you're downwind from...

      You do need to remember that you're downwind from WA state (otherwise "yer perspective is fckued", quick! name that movie!), but yeah... the PNW is beautiful, isn't it?

      When you get settled and...
    19. Eh... yeah OK, I follow the reasoning and all...

      Eh... yeah OK, I follow the reasoning and all but...

      Taking those wheels off to install fender liners is about like removing (without due appreciation) a black lace bra in order to install a...
    20. Hmm. I'd thunk I'd just let this thread fade...

      Hmm.

      I'd thunk I'd just let this thread fade away... it was a long tough miserable half-year and once I got out I didn't really want to think about it anymore. But stuff changes.

      I've been...
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