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    1. I love this little Rabbit! Been driving it on...

      I love this little Rabbit!

      Been driving it on short bursts 1/4 mile up the road and back in low traffic hours. Taking it through some empty parking lots.

      The blue oil smoke isn't as prominent...
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      Fog harness installed. Went from this:...

      Fog harness installed.

      Went from this:
      http://i.imgur.com/czwT4Mj.jpg


      To this.
      http://i.imgur.com/0jsCHQg.jpg
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      I'm going to say its a fuse. I can't recall what...

      I'm going to say its a fuse. I can't recall what number fuse it would be, but the OEM European fuses you can see if they blow easily without removing them. Any replacement ATC fuses you have,...
    4. I'm watching. But haven't posted, because I'm...

      I'm watching. But haven't posted, because I'm speechless. (In a good way) Nice work, eh!

      Its weird for me to see so much work going on and there still be a dash and column installed!:P

      Crazy...
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      Thanks. I already replaced the hose in the ECU...

      Thanks. I already replaced the hose in the ECU when I chipped it. Then just lately I tested the hose with a hand pump to make sure the hose from the charge pipe to the MAP sensor wasn't leaking and...
    6. Put it up on the lift today. No reason, really...

      Put it up on the lift today. No reason, really other than to look for the oil leak on the back of the engine, check out the condition of the floors/rockers and check the suspension.
      ...
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      Just did this today. Some Privat Remembers. 16X7...

      Just did this today. Some Privat Remembers. 16X7 ET35 205/45/16. They wouldn't mount 205/40/16 tires on like I wanted. They said it was "unsafe" and wouldn't hold the load. ...
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      Oooh, crap! Was that yours? Sorry, man! Looks...

      Oooh, crap! Was that yours? Sorry, man! Looks better on mine, though!:wave:

      http://i.imgur.com/Y7Q16sV.jpg

      But seriously, Yeah, they do fall off. The little green grommets AND the plastic...
    9. It happens to the best of us. We all learn...

      It happens to the best of us. We all learn somewhere.

      But yeah. Yours is pre-wired for fogs, just never installed. You can get a set on Ebay...and they last for a bit. You can also buy broken...
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      The front end has to come off. Its not as bad as...

      The front end has to come off. Its not as bad as it sounds, as its designed to come off for most engine repairs.

      Here is a DIY for a B4 Passat. The main difference is how you remove the front...
    11. Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked to...

      Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked to make sure you actually have fog lights, and not filler plates?

      I think if you have fog lights, you'll have a relay in the fog light location, if...
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      I'd suspect a fuel pump that's gone bad or a...

      I'd suspect a fuel pump that's gone bad or a massive vacuum leak in the intake boot/hoses.

      Does the engine make any loud tapping, ticking or rattling noises in the top end?
    13. So things checked off the list: Alternator...

      So things checked off the list:
      Alternator replaced with single wire unit
      Fuel tank drained, flushed and new diesel added.
      All new fuel hoses
      Purged and bled the system.
      Put the 195/60/14 Steel...
    14. I got the engine running today. A used, known...

      I got the engine running today.

      A used, known working IP
      New goodyear timing belt and tensioner
      New alt/WP belt
      New VCG

      Purged and bled the pump and lines. Got it to fire up and run for a...
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      I'd say that would be the next thing to inspect. ...

      I'd say that would be the next thing to inspect. When you have the starter out next time, take a good look at the teeth on the flexplate. See if they are sharp, grooved, chipped. or just worn down....
    16. Yes, that IS lucky! Exactly my issues...Or...

      Yes, that IS lucky!



      Exactly my issues...Or I get overwhelmed with work/side jobs and lose interest on my own projects. I've decided to do exactly as you've done. Be prepared to drop money...
    17. Having those pieces powder coated is an idea I...

      Having those pieces powder coated is an idea I hadn't thought of for my rabbit builds, but adds so much to the quality look of the build.

      Its a shame more people don't know the amount of work that...
    18. Wow. Great work! I need this kind of motivation...

      Wow. Great work! I need this kind of motivation to get my Caddy done. Its currently sitting out on a concrete pad on its side waiting for floor pans and rockers under the bed. I sorta just left...
    19. Tear down today. On stands, wheels off:...

      Tear down today.
      On stands, wheels off:
      http://i.imgur.com/dYg0GX4.jpg

      timing belt, valve cover, injector pump all off.
      http://i.imgur.com/6GgkREX.jpg
      http://i.imgur.com/ng37EBs.jpg

      Flushed...
    20. Finally moving on with this Rabbit. Pulled it...

      Finally moving on with this Rabbit. Pulled it into the "project" bay of the garage...Replaced a Mazda pickup I just finished an engine swap into. So the Rabbit is next.

      Its the first car to...
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