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    1. Crank end play spec is 0.003" to 0.007" (very...

      Crank end play spec is 0.003" to 0.007" (very slightly rounded up).
      It's generally measured with a dial indicator, can be done with a dial or vernier caliper or even feeler gauges if you're clever...
    2. Playing condenser 'catch' with a noob aprentice...

      Playing condenser 'catch' with a noob aprentice was always fun too. They'd only play once though, got prank wary very quick, I sure did.
    3. Thrust bearings aren't common failure points on...

      Thrust bearings aren't common failure points on these engines, what causes you concern?

      The only thrust forces on the thrust bearing happen on the clutch side and then only when the clutch is...
    4. 3rd time this thread, use only NGK BP6ET or BP6ES...

      3rd time this thread, use only NGK BP6ET or BP6ES plugs.
      - - -
      When you get to the part in any automotive shop manual regarding coil resistance specs, skip over it, in the Real World™ it's useless...
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      From...

      From http://reflectionsandshadows.com/cabby/dopws.html

      “3b) The combination switch/sender on the side of the head has a normally closed pressure switch spec'd to open at 0.3 + - 0.15 bar marked...
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      True that, no auto down, no pinch protection...

      True that, no auto down, no pinch protection either.

      There are user a few choose-able options.
      The system can be wired to work any time, or with the key in or with the key on. It could even be...
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      I probably should have mentioned, whenever I get...

      I probably should have mentioned, whenever I get an unexpected test result such as what you got with no light between battery positive and alternator D+, the very next thing I do is test the tester....
    9. Thread: Where to buy

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      For local purchases, consider CarQuest, ask to...

      For local purchases, consider CarQuest, ask to order from/through WorldPac.
      WorldPac is THE goto wholesaler for most quality European car specialty repair shops, many dealers use them too. They...
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      Can't answer just yet as I've no idea just what...

      Can't answer just yet as I've no idea just what issues you have to deal with right now.
      Might be that whoever did the swap had it mostly complete, might be that they were clue less.
      Let's have a...
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      '82 Rabbit as in rectangular headlights, U.S....

      '82 Rabbit as in rectangular headlights, U.S. production, 1st digit of the VIN is "1"?

      If so, no the car's fuse/relay panel won't match what you see in the Cabby/'rocco Bentley, all U.S. market...
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      For an alternator to dependably charge, it must...

      For an alternator to dependably charge, it must have a functional exciter circuit.
      Without an exciter, an alternator can randomly charge anyway, but they largely favor not charging without...
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      http://www.timbox.net/technotes/Techtips/Timbotech...

      http://www.timbox.net/technotes/Techtips/Timbotechnotes/belts/belts.htm
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      All what Brian said plus check the timing...

      All what Brian said plus check the timing belt/cam timing http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7008560-incorrect-timing-belt-install
    15. See this thread...

      See this thread
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6087865-Clutch-Cable-Carrier-Tube-breaky

      That thread might be describing your friend's car's issue and a cheap, easy fix.
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      The cheap fix is better than "the right way" as...

      The cheap fix is better than "the right way" as it will likely never fail again. A replacement bearing will eventually fail in the same manner as the original.
      But, whatever, spend how you like.
    17. Best I recall, The Truck Now Known as Caddy was...

      Best I recall, The Truck Now Known as Caddy was first built in the Westmoreland plant, sold only as a VW Pickup. They were never known as Caddys during their U.S. production years any more than A1...
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      If the bearing is still there but loosely hanging...

      If the bearing is still there but loosely hanging around the column shaft, stuff it back in place, secure it in place with a hose clamp just below.
      Consider it a safe and permanent repair that takes...
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      Hey Skinny and Fit Cyclist guy! Not done with...

      Hey Skinny and Fit Cyclist guy!

      Not done with that swap yet? Maybe some decade soon?
      Looks like some metal has worn off of that flywheel, you might want to fix that.

      My skinny tire bikes have...
    20. Yes and no, keep reading....... Best I ...

      Yes and no, keep reading.......


      Best I recall, it was U.S. built (Westmoreland, PA, "Westys") that used internal threads, German production (early, late and in-between) used externally...
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