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      its so hard to find a cheap reliable NON...

      its so hard to find a cheap reliable NON synthetic NON GL5


      some people like the synchromesh stuff
      i used it once and drained it out within 100 miles because my trans didnt like it


      i...
    2. my 78 alternator also was not charging properly ...

      my 78 alternator also was not charging properly

      i managed to drive it about 150 miles with partial charging at night



      use blue loctite on the bolts which attach to the engine block


      the...
    3. note: dielectric grease is non conductive...

      note:

      dielectric grease is non conductive
      dont use it where you want electricity to make contact between two surfaces
      it can impede the flow of electrons

      where you want to use it is places...
    4. this is a common thing with all aircraft VW...

      this is a common thing with all aircraft

      VW also sells certain superceeded bolts as "safety wire" bolts

      http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/63827/file-15078737-jpg/images/drillmate-2.jpg
      ...
    5. the one you refer to as a "1.7L rabbit engine" is...

      the one you refer to as a "1.7L rabbit engine" is probally more likely a CARB or a DIESEL

      CIS all have another hose off the side for the "crack pipe" and/or thermoswitch for the o2, and atleast...
    6. look...im not sure how you are using your gauge...

      look...im not sure how you are using your gauge but that sounds incorrect obviously

      there should be a VALVE on your fuel pressure gauge to OPEN or CLOSE the flow of fuel

      if the valve is CLOSED...
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      clean the CPR first then test again to make it...

      clean the CPR first then test again

      to make it adjustable follow this

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4655543-Rebuilding-a-CPR-and-adding-adjustability

      remove parts
      drill and tap...
    8. fuel level sender seal under the rear seat ...

      fuel level sender seal under the rear seat

      replace it
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      i discovered it can be difficult to...

      i discovered it can be difficult to remove/install that switch with the fan shroud installed as it binds on the metal

      something to think about when you go working on it
    10. x3 the pvc is designed to vacuum up excessive...

      x3

      the pvc is designed to vacuum up excessive oil into the intake

      worn rings cause some of this but it is within specs
    11. OBD1 vs OBD2 obd1 has one o2 sensor and some...

      OBD1 vs OBD2

      obd1 has one o2 sensor and some minor variations in intake brackets/sensors/switches

      obd2 has TWO o2sensors (before cat, after cat) with obviously different ECU and different...
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      its the spring inside the air meter as seen...

      its the spring inside the air meter

      as seen here:
      http://i.imgur.com/XLm8vDV.jpg
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      its a rebuild kit for the system pressure...

      its a rebuild kit for the system pressure regulator

      (16mm socket head btw)

      if your seals are worn out, damaged, or whatever you need this kit for the seals

      there are 3 seals -- one which you...
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      no both are pretty much the same capability ...

      no both are pretty much the same capability

      only vw motorsport ones are significantly different enough to notice

      the 1.5L/1.6L would work great since you have both

      the 1.7L/1.8L (USA) were...
    15. body kit and hella grille would be worth it ...

      body kit and hella grille would be worth it


      im sure his sales will pay for his new storage locker....
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      hmmm.....having taken my 4 speeds apart twice to...

      hmmm.....having taken my 4 speeds apart twice to replace that stupid leaky seal and check the finger and TO bearing

      i never noticed the splines were uniform...as i thought they were geared...
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      must be really hard to get parts for a car that...

      must be really hard to get parts for a car that is not US domestic market
      so everything they buy for maintenance must be shipped from europe??


      i love the derby too, its a 73/74 that should have...
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      noob alert! the guy i bought my 81 from...

      noob alert!

      the guy i bought my 81 from couldnt figure it out either

      its simple

      insert key
      turn key so the slot is horizonal left and right
      remove key
      push button in
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      sup retrorabbit
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      if you go over a g-grind or 272* camshaft you...

      if you go over a g-grind or 272* camshaft you will need HD valve springs

      the valve springs can only compress to .438-440 inches before they impact when compressed

      TT sells the best camshafts...
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