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      STOP!!!! Please, you might not need to open...

      STOP!!!!

      Please, you might not need to open the potential can of worms that a clock spring can become at all.

      First, clean the washer switch contacts. Absolutely nothing need be disassembled to...
    2. Coolant temperature sensor comes to mind though...

      Coolant temperature sensor comes to mind though it should set a code if faulty.
      What codes have been set?
    3. What year is the car? Auto or stick? Put the...

      What year is the car?
      Auto or stick?
      Put the info in your profile please, maybe Brian will come along and post a naggy pic showing how.
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      --- Via PM...... Nope. Not a precedent I'm...

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      Via PM......

      Nope. Not a precedent I'm interested in establishing.

      Try your local library, perhaps a library that offers downloadable loans.
      You might also try local clubs, groups etc.....
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      A3 Bentley, pp 97-494, 495 & 496.

      A3 Bentley, pp 97-494, 495 & 496.
    6. A couple of pointers to help narrow...

      A couple of pointers to help narrow possibilities.........

      The exciter circuit cannot work if there's no key on power to the cluster.

      If the clock in the cluster works, that confirms that the...
    7. The only possible difference I can think of is...

      The only possible difference I can think of is the shape of the plug for the Hall generator.
      One is sort of oval, the other more rectangular.
      GAP lists only one, while autohausaz includes the...
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      23 year old car with a rod knock sounds like a...

      23 year old car with a rod knock sounds like a free car to me, or, one where the current owner pays to have it hauled off.
    9. Oil filter strap wrench, inexpensive, effective,...

      Oil filter strap wrench, inexpensive, effective, versatile grabbing lots of round and other odd shaped objects.

      http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/large/ca/19400_1.jpg
      ...
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      The only possible issues I can think of (that...

      The only possible issues I can think of (that there is a disclaimer, there may be more) involve the air shrouded injector system.

      Externally, compare the hose and fitting differences between the...
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      Hmm, they're just bolts. They type that...

      Hmm, they're just bolts.
      They type that facilitated automated assembly during manufacturing is not necessarily the best for serviceability on an aged car.
      Personally, I rather like being able to...
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      Correct. Unless you're building some sort of...

      Correct.
      Unless you're building some sort of turbocharged boosted beast, there should be no need to tweak with fuel pressures.
      DigiFant is adaptive, if more fuel gets forced through the injectors,...
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      Why?

      Why?
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      A fresh or new set of ViseGrips with sharp teeth...

      A fresh or new set of ViseGrips with sharp teeth in the jaws are often just the thing for getting those Allen head bolts loose and off.


      Oops, not Grade 8, that's an SAE type designation, rather...
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      My limited Chevy starter experience consisted of...

      My limited Chevy starter experience consisted of learning why and how to properly shim them to get more than 6 months out of them.
      Here's my gear clearance measuring trick, you'll need wire type...
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      The Instrument Illumination Circuit (IIC for...

      The Instrument Illumination Circuit (IIC for brevity) was not fused by VW until the '90s, lame lame lame.

      IIC back lights the instrument cluster, console gauges, HVAC control panel, ashtray,cigar...
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      No, they didn't. :facepalm: --- Way back in the...

      No, they didn't. :facepalm:
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      Way back in the 6 volt, air cooled days, some VWs had starter heat soak issues.
      Back then, many of us primarily VW guys had no knowledge of Ford starter solenoid...
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      Grounds first, then tach if new ground cables...

      Grounds first, then tach if new ground cables didn't fix.

      A poor battery to body ground connection could have damaged the tach.
      If you just change out the tach without addressing the cause of...
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      1/8" ...

      1/8"



      http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/briano1234/engine%20work/thermostat.jpg
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      WOW! Just wow.............

      WOW!
      Just wow.............
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