I would suggest pulling the entire harness from your bay and go wire by wire. Replace and re-pin as needed.
~25 year old copper wiring loses a lot of conductivity due to oxidation. It MAY have started out as oxygen-free copper (kind of doubt it..) but I highly doubt it is now.
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I took the harness out. Cut most of the covering off around where I tapped it and it ran better. Didn't really see any issues with the wiring. The coil power stage harness was fixed when I installed that harness many years ago. Still all holding together. The DPR wires however are split at the connector. It is still connected and resistance isn't too bad. I have a feeling that this will be the end of it. Unless somebody has a good fuel distributor laying around that they want to sell cheap?
to the yard.... just sign the title and I'll drive it over for you.
Bad ground wires inside good-looking insulation?
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My other sisters old golf did that exact thing. The bearings in the air fuel mixture flapper were sticky and there was some goop on top that was also making it sticky. Dad cleaned it all up and the problem was gone. He always told me if it bounced more than once or did not bounce at all when you picked it up and dropped it, then the car would not idle properly.
I am not sure this would help an old pro like you, but just thought I would say it anyway. Maybe someone did already, but used short form and I missed it.
Last edited by iheartbeets; 04-26-2012 at 03:19 AM.
This just arrived though.
BIG thanks to Richard (cyclops594) for going out of his way when at the yard to pull the harness, send me photos of ALL the connectors while he was there, boxing it up and getting it here in 2 days from California! All for a GREAT price.