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      If no one has a ready answer, I think it is...

      If no one has a ready answer, I think it is possible to calculate, using ratios, which gear would get you closer to actual speed. It would be an interesting exercise, and certainly satisfying to...
    2. Curious, are folks finding that these hoses have...

      Curious, are folks finding that these hoses have significant deterioration?
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      What I noticed was that one type had a shaft...

      What I noticed was that one type had a shaft coming out the front and the other (yours) did not. Based on that, I'd say you ordered the correct one, but must profess to being in unfamiliar territory....
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      Look for a part number. Go by that. A Google...

      Look for a part number. Go by that. A Google might turn up a description, sometimes even with an ETKA diagram.


      Here is some information I put together a few years ago:


      Parts needed for 4 to...
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      Gate gap setting is different too. 15mm for the 5...

      Gate gap setting is different too. 15mm for the 5 speed, was 20mm for a 4, if I recall.
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      No expert here, but I think her style is more...

      No expert here, but I think her style is more like this:

      http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=309559&cc=1284993&jnid=469&jpid=20
    7. It would probably pull out again. I would...

      It would probably pull out again.

      I would take the axle out and put a new boot on if the joint hasn't been exposed to the elements. It if has, then clean the joint, inspect for wear, replace if...
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      I doubt it. I don't know if the booster is...

      I doubt it.

      I don't know if the booster is sealed off around the mount. If not, you could take it off and see if there is anything shaking in it.

      Good time to throw some paint on the booster...
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      I would venture that either someone tried to...

      I would venture that either someone tried to rebuild it with a kit and forgot to put the clip in, or put the clip in without ensuring it was seated in the groove, or the clip rusted-out.
    10. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4305761-...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4305761-Steering-rack-clunk-or-clink-More-pre-load&highlight=meyle+steering+rack


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    11. No. The 4 speed ball is longer than the 5 speed.

      No. The 4 speed ball is longer than the 5 speed.
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      No quality control. Workers and execs...

      No quality control.

      Workers and execs distracted with their playschool phones probably.

      Serious type of failure for this part. Someone could get killed at an intersection or something. Not...
    13. Right. Find my thread on the racks. From the...

      Right. Find my thread on the racks. From the reading, you can determine if the holding bracket is correctly clocked and welded on the rack. If it isn't, you can follow the directions for shimming out...
    14. You can put a pressure gage off the master...

      You can put a pressure gage off the master cylinder or off one of the brake lines to see how much pressure is being developed as someone mashes the pedal.

      My inclination of thought is that perhaps...
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      Maybe search on windshield for 1991 Cabriolet. I...

      Maybe search on windshield for 1991 Cabriolet. I think those were glue-ins because of the air bag requirements.

      If you don't necessarily need a glue-in, you can get the removable rubber gasketed...
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      I love to experiment, and so may try the...

      I love to experiment, and so may try the aftermarket metal sleeves around the pins instead of the stock rubber. I could do one side with the metal and the other leave as is, then compare wear after...
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      Excellent wit. Made my week.

      Excellent wit. Made my week.
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      brake pad and rotor wear patterns

      Just wondering what others find...

      I was surprised when I checked my front brakes the other day and found very poor pad contact and severe rotor grooving on the inside. Rotors are fairly new...
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      I just pulled mine out the other day to hose down...

      I just pulled mine out the other day to hose down the area and do some minor rust repair around the mud flap.

      My 84 has two in the front but nothing in the back.

      I'll take a pic of it and post...
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      http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a220/chickenfrie...

      http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a220/chickenfriend/IMG_0093.jpg

      I still have not figured out what manufacturer's symbol this is showing on the all-aluminum housing style rack. It was made in the...
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