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      Time to look at what you did and start tracing...

      Time to look at what you did and start tracing circuits.

      http://www.a2resource.com/
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      Let me guess.... your VIN starts with "1VW" and...

      Let me guess.... your VIN starts with "1VW" and all your brown ground wires are really dark, 7/8's of the way to black, right?

      (Will second the US VW thing) Good luck with it; they are their own...
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      Check your fuel pump relay. Use a fused jumper...

      Check your fuel pump relay. Use a fused jumper and jump the 2 big slots where the fuel pump relay goes. Then try and start the car. If it starts (pump primes) clean or replace the relay.

      If...
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      Yes, you car run a car with the ISV unplugged, it...

      Yes, you car run a car with the ISV unplugged, it only evens out the idle if all else is in order.

      Unplugging the ISV while the car is running can fry the ECU. It all depends on when you unplug it.
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      Won't do it ever time, but if you do it enough...

      Won't do it ever time, but if you do it enough and hit it just right (or wrong) spot in the cycle, you get to go find a new ECU.

      Funny thing is that the car runs, but it runs like 3 legged gerbil...
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      You can't do much with digi until you get the...

      You can't do much with digi until you get the resistance out of the grounds and eliminate ALL the vacuum leaks. Yes, it is a pita, but do it well once and your life will be much easier.



      This...
    7. It is not a question of if... it is a question of...

      It is not a question of if... it is a question of when.... my bet is when you already have too many things to catch up on and it is too-much-below-zero*F.

      It can be time consuming and is by far...
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      Having had the pleasure of having to rebuild all...

      Having had the pleasure of having to rebuild all the forward harnesses in my current daily...

      What I learned...

      Plan out how you want to run things, reroutes et al. Have a plan BEFORE you start...
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      Vapor barriers. There is a lot to be said for...

      Vapor barriers.

      There is a lot to be said for a Wally World $10 vinyl shower curtain ans a can of good, water proof, body trim adhesive.

      Pop the plastic bits, remove the old barrier and clean...
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      QTF Most important thing I ever learned about...

      QTF

      Most important thing I ever learned about modding cars: "After you get it reliable and straitened out, put the money into the suspension first, because you can enjoy a good suspension at any...
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      Looks just like mine, I can't run it either for a...

      Looks just like mine, I can't run it either for a header of different manufacture.
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      Order it and see what happens..... IMC is not the...

      Order it and see what happens..... IMC is not the only source and they cold have re-listed it form the last time I went searching for it.
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      That looks like the kit IMC used to offer. Kit is...

      That looks like the kit IMC used to offer. Kit is no longer listed by IMC.

      Have you looked into doing a mark III / Mark II Hybrid AC? Other than some fitting adapters, the systems are fairly...
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      I doubt it is the oil. Have an ABA/Digi II...

      I doubt it is the oil.

      Have an ABA/Digi II abomination, High volume pump, TDI oil filter and Rotella T 15W40 oil. I don't have any issues with starting unless it is well below 0*F I am in SE MA,...
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      What I learned form doing mine: Plan out how...

      What I learned form doing mine:

      Plan out how you want to run things, reroutes et al. Have a plan BEFORE you start and follow it meticulously... 1 wire at a time until the sub harness is complete,...
    16. I have the opposite problem... I have a 90 amp 16...

      I have the opposite problem... I have a 90 amp 16 valve alt in my 8 valve and have a stray female spade hanging out by my alt.
    17. Gets the point across fairly well doesn't it.

      Gets the point across fairly well doesn't it.
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      Which harness are you looking for? CIS, CIS-E,...

      Which harness are you looking for? CIS, CIS-E, CIS Lambda, Digi I, Digi II, motronic? 16 valve or 8 valve?

      Best bet will be to check the classifieds and contact people parting out completely...
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      Good luck finding the components for the Mark...

      Good luck finding the components for the Mark II.5 fog lights.

      While you are searching, you may want to consider the small rectangular after market lights. You can find them in a fog pattern and a...
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      No, I am lazy. I record it and never have to...

      No, I am lazy. I record it and never have to track it down again or I never have to figure it out again. I am a lazy man.
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