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      a lot of new things happened in 79/80 because of...

      a lot of new things happened in 79/80 because of the Jetta & Cabriolet and the Pickup

      i'd assume 79/80 were the first years.
    2. front and rear motor mounts? HD? what about...

      front and rear motor mounts?
      HD?

      what about the passenger & driver side mounts?
      new? replaced? hd? poly?


      30 year old engine? geez wow. time machine
    3. also relay your horns sure, it has a relay on...

      also relay your horns
      sure, it has a relay on the fusebox
      but add another one.

      i have those fancy hella

      https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61AEMyA8QFL._SX425_.jpg

      red i found...
    4. oil light comes on when accel: probally the...

      oil light comes on when accel:
      probally the wrong oil sensor or wire is placed at the wrong location
      make sure you have the correct COLOR & BAR rating for the head oil sensor
      or just get a...
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      referring to some topics here your pickup was...

      referring to some topics here

      your pickup was a diesel?

      your wiring from the fusebox is diesel
      your fuel system from the tank is diesel


      the 91's 1.8L was gasoline?
      it was digifant fuel...
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      well basically......

      well basically...
      http://chris.chemidl.in/vw-wiring-diagram-pdf-1982-1983-1984/

      81-84 barely changed, you'll find some random notes for things
      but its all the same...


      or a bentley manual,...
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      nice steering wheel i really enjoy the feel of...

      nice steering wheel
      i really enjoy the feel of those.


      you went 4speed to 4speed? a brave man! most people here would castrate you for keeping it
      ive never driven a 5 speed so i cant offer any...
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      when i replaced my 81's brake booster the booster...

      when i replaced my 81's brake booster the booster pedal "feel" was slightly different
      after years of driving it i decided it wasnt worth the effort to try to figure out what was different
      the...
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      https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dAcAAMXQXQxRZFth/s-...

      https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dAcAAMXQXQxRZFth/s-l1600.jpg

      the rear axle hose is a one piece unit

      i replaced mine because it was 36 years old
      although it was still in moderate usable...
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      nothing here says cabriolet. ...

      nothing here says cabriolet.
      ...
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      https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/uploads/pbextract/1556641...

      https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/uploads/pbextract/1556641/Bentley.png

      buy manual for both cars

      done


      ... but realistically its just plug n play
      not much changed between a 1.6/1.7L from your 1981...
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      following advice from a dozen people here on...

      following advice from a dozen people here on vwvortex
      when replacing major brake assemblies

      open the valves on all 4 corners
      fill the reservoir
      once fluid starts to dribble out of a line close...
    13. 3 years is a long time but as mentioned fresh...

      3 years is a long time
      but as mentioned fresh fuel and prime the oil

      i often let my 78 sit for 6 months and it started fine

      Diesel are another monster but totally capable of running after an...
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      yes they were only on USA vehicles we find...

      yes they were only on USA vehicles

      we find that a lot of westmoreland VW parts are resourced GM parts commonly found on older vehicles such as chevy...etc...


      you might need to verify that...
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      https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkim...

      https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/vw-rabbit-westmoreland-theme-black-ed-jackson.jpg

      not sure who makes these original art
      but there are pickup & rabbit
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      there arent a lot on google images search...

      there arent a lot on google images

      search "art" "outline" "shirt"
      you might find one

      https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2a/74/75/2a7475aab4175074498a41b5a3f86a91.jpg


      as for making a shirt,...
    17. a simple duckbill (small one) probally wont do...

      a simple duckbill (small one) probally wont do much
      they are held on with plastic clips
      you could screw them in or bolt them.

      the large duckbill i believe is screwed with rivetnuts on the airdam...
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      *me* sees facebook link *me* closes thread

      *me* sees facebook link
      *me* closes thread
    19. using an IR thermo laser is great i have an IR...

      using an IR thermo laser is great
      i have an IR thermo laser but i actually never used it.
      $25 cheap enough to keep in a box......

      but not useful if you dont know what to measure and what the...
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      not all cables are made the same there are some...

      not all cables are made the same
      there are some that are longer/shorter
      try a different brand

      often one of my cables requires being manually screwed all the way out
      othertimes its low/midway...
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