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    1. It's Done!

      After 3 weeks of on-and-off work and waiting for parts, my DIY clutch replacement job for the VW 020 5-speed manual transmission is complete.

      What I learned:

      Keep track of what’s being removed...
    2. So work commenced, 3 year after noticing clutch...

      So work commenced, 3 year after noticing clutch slippage.

      Car can't get up to speed on the dynamometer for emission testing.

      Pictures!
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    3. Volkswagen Golf Cabrio / Cabriolet Convertible Top Dealer Training Video

      Found this Volkswagen Golf Cabrio / Cabriolet convertible top dealer training video on YouTube today (courtesy of sh0ckwaveVR6 on YouTube):

      Golf Cabriolet-Verdeck Prüfen Einstellen Instandsetzung...
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      I think it's a good idea. Few notes: The...

      I think it's a good idea.

      Few notes:

      The blinking effect is less visible on incandescent light bulbs compared to LEDs. Incandescent light bulbs takes time to warm up to full brightness:...
    5. Great Turnout This Year

      We are almost out of parking spots, yet more cars are still rolling in! :thumbup:

      http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c259/dandydanny/CabbyNumber2/2012-11-11115330.jpg
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      Whoa we have a ham radio operator among us!

      Whoa we have a ham radio operator among us!
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      I've done that for a while when I first got my...

      I've done that for a while when I first got my current '92.

      There has been a few iterations of the DIY top waterproofing attempts (and their outcome)


      Large black trash bags held together...
    8. Supplemental Code Descriptions

      I've been comparing code lists for various cars that uses similar Siemens airbag controller / ECU setup. It appears that the airbag codes from the 1990-91 Porsche 911, 928 & 944 series cars...
    9. Sort of in a Jam: Need an ignition coil

      Hello all

      Through trobleshooting, I've isolated my 1992 VW Cabriolet (California Digifant I) no-start condition to a faulty secondary winding on the ignition coil.
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    10. Found an interesting video explaining the benefit...

      Found an interesting video explaining the benefit and shortcomings of multi-ground spark plugs:


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53yfHLdn41k
    11. My 1992's mirror looks like yours; only mine...

      My 1992's mirror looks like yours; only mine doesn't have the set screw at the mounting point; a spring / bracket (for the lack of better description) grabs onto the windshield mounting tab. The...
    12. Oooooooh so that's what those two metal bars are...

      Oooooooh so that's what those two metal bars are for. :P

      (My top was manufactured by E-Z On Tops)
    13. I've been using these to fix broken plastics on...

      I've been using these to fix broken plastics on my car with good results.

      http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_20221.jpg

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      http://i.ebayimg.com/t/VW-Golf-MK1-GTI-Cabriolet-S...

      http://i.ebayimg.com/t/VW-Golf-MK1-GTI-Cabriolet-Speaker-Balance-Switch-Genuine-Very-Rare-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqJ,!jYE66L!U)MPBO9hugotpQ~~60_12.JPG

      There seemed to be a speaker balance control...
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      I wish I can slather that red goo on every...

      I wish I can slather that red goo on every mechanical thing that squeaks and squeals :laugh:
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      This post was very helpful when I was replacing...

      This post was very helpful when I was replacing my brake pads today; I only wish I bothered to search the 'vortex when I was struggling (and ultimately gave up) with these anti-rattle clips a few...
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      :thumbup::thumbup:

      :thumbup::thumbup:
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      I don't :laugh: and I didn't bring everything on...

      I don't :laugh: and I didn't bring everything on that list.
      Trunk was full and my luggage had to ride in the passenger cabin....
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      I was recently on a Los Angeles Houston...

      I was recently on a Los Angeles <-> Houston drive.

      I find these two items invaluable:

      Small hand tool set for quick R&R of things:...
    20. Wow small world! I do work there. --- I've...

      Wow small world! I do work there.

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      I've since tried using carb cleaner spray on a small area; it worked so well that it made the cleaned area whiter than the rest of the top. Texture seems...
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