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      Some jobs are pretty basic so work instructions...

      Some jobs are pretty basic so work instructions are not needed.

      The linkages are locked on the ball by a plastic tab. You need to release this tab so it comes off. If you don't, it will break and...
    2. Look at the values with Rosstech and see what is...

      Look at the values with Rosstech and see what is not right. This should be done with the key on/engine off. Does the MAF sensor read 0? Coolant temperature about right? Air temp?

      I never...
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      Don't get me wrong but I believe you are way over...

      Don't get me wrong but I believe you are way over your head with this project you are doing. I'm not saying you can't or are not capable.

      To lower the compression ratio, you need to increase the...
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      Not to sound like a jerk like I usually do but...

      Not to sound like a jerk like I usually do but since you are there, just look under the car and see what/where it's leaking. Surely you do not want me to travel there. It's going to take awhile.
    5. Thread: Tear down

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      Yup, the complete strut is not available. I was...

      Yup, the complete strut is not available. I was thought you were thinking insert.

      I love the Summit picture, that would not fit any VW Mk1 but maybe a rear shock on a pickup.
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      You could shave the pistons but you would need to...

      You could shave the pistons but you would need to get them out and a machine shop to shave them down. If you really wanted to try your skills, you could open up the combustion chambers with a die...
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      8641-1048SPORT They still do and they have a...

      8641-1048SPORT They still do and they have a great lifetime warranty policy. Save your receipt. I warrantied a set after owning them for over 20 years.

      Sporty ride is counter clockwise, just...
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      FYI, it's illegal to sell a used catalyst. I'm...

      FYI, it's illegal to sell a used catalyst. I'm not saying you cannot find one, but if you do not, that is the reason. Aftermarket catalysts usually do not last very long so if you find a cheap...
    9. Thread: Mk1 TD Jetta

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      It does take a love for diesels for anyone to buy...

      It does take a love for diesels for anyone to buy an older VW diesel, turbo or not. It's a lot like loving a 56k modem. It may be reliable but it's way too slow.

      The newer turbo diesels at least...
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      I have them in my 8v engine....

      I have them in my 8v engine.
      https://i.imgur.com/tL3lpxN.jpg

      Not certain if they are any benefit but they sure look good.
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      Without a doubt, you need that mount. I really...

      Without a doubt, you need that mount. I really think VW cheaped out on that design. I do not know how your going to make that cup parallel to that mount. Shimming the bottom of the cup will square it...
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      That is why it looks bent. I was thinking the cup...

      That is why it looks bent. I was thinking the cup was right and the arm was off centered. That may have been the rear mount. Since that is not the case, I would think the lower radiator support is...
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      I would never go to a carb if the engine started...

      I would never go to a carb if the engine started with fuel injection. There are parts out there and CIS is pretty darn reliable as long as you keep water from it and drive them regularly.

      That's...
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      That certainly could cause a no pressure reading.

      That certainly could cause a no pressure reading.
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      They are shorter. So much I do not think it would...

      They are shorter. So much I do not think it would come close to engaging the clutch at all.
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      Not certain about Nissan or Suzuki but cheap no...

      Not certain about Nissan or Suzuki but cheap no name brake parts sound like the cause. What was the name and where did you buy those brake parts? Are the rotors coated or bare?
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      I resealed my wife's rack [that does not sound...

      I resealed my wife's rack [that does not sound right] in her 91 Cabriolet. I do not think there is an adjustment for the play. It was awhile ago but I believe there is just a large spring that keeps...
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      You're right, the cheap junk they call parts...

      You're right, the cheap junk they call parts usually caused more issues than the 30 year old parts.
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      You are doing something wrong. The engine runs so...

      You are doing something wrong. The engine runs so the fuel pressures should be good enough.

      Why don't you hook up the gauge and take a picture of it? I'm certain you do not have it hooked up...
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      A stock cooling system is very simple and...

      A stock cooling system is very simple and reliable. The problem is that every part in a 30 year old car is worn out. It's not uncommon to expect items to fail when they are that old. That is why, on...
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