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      I haven't done that but only because I replaced...

      I haven't done that but only because I replaced the sensor not more then a couple of years ago so assumed it to be good.
      I'll try doing that and report back here.
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      The coil is fine. I have tried 2 different...

      The coil is fine.
      I have tried 2 different coils, an OEM Bosch coil that came on the car when I acquired it and a new Bosch coil.
      Both times the engine ran the same.

      I do believe now that the...
    3. WANTED: Good Knock Box for 16V PL engine.

      Since I can't seem to fix the issue with my engine's ignition system and since I've replace all of the parts except the Knock Box it has been suggested by others that mine has gone bad.
      So I am...
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      Getting back to trying to fix this car as I've...

      Getting back to trying to fix this car as I've been busy with other things.

      I have tried a number of Ign. control modules and all result in the same condition.
      The engine will idle fine but...
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      It's not the switch. The problem is the...

      It's not the switch.

      The problem is the ignition module or really perhaps the voltage it's getting from it's power source.
      They get too hot, and I did test this. T
      hey can get very hot when...
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      The coil is new, that is I bought it last year...

      The coil is new, that is I bought it last year when trying to fix the problem and before I replaced the module. The cap & rotor are Bosch OEM and I've tried two different ones.
      All result in the...
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      Miss Fire issues and Dying Ignition Modules!

      I've been fighting this problem for over a year now. I have a 1988 Scriocco with CIS-E with stock ignition system.
      The car will develop an intermittent misfire that gets worse over time to the...
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      I might be selling my Scirocco Race car?

      Just seeing if there would any interest here in a IT prepped 1988 16V Scirocco race car?
      I built the car myself from a street car.
      I have many extra parts, spares, etc. including 3 short blocks...
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      To deal with this problem I took a metric bolt...

      To deal with this problem I took a metric bolt with the correct size head to fit in the plug and then stuck the threaded end of the bolt into a correctly sized 3/8 drive socket and welded it in...
    10. For any kind of competition tire pressure should...

      For any kind of competition tire pressure should be only used as a fine tuning aid. Of course if you're just running in an autocross with your stock VW then do change the air pressure around to suit...
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      The .50 is the overbore in MM which is very close...

      The .50 is the overbore in MM which is very close to .020 in inches so your info seem correct.
      The pistons since they come up to the top of the bores and have no dish other then the two eyeblow cut...
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      Looking for 1 used RR 16V caliper

      I am looking for one used caliper for the RR as used on the 16V Scriocco. It can be in need of a rebuild, in fact I prefer that it needs a rebuild as I will be tearing it apart to modify. I remove...
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      I don't remember what the I.D. size of the hose...

      I don't remember what the I.D. size of the hose that's needed but I just ordered a length of fuel compatible hose and used that.
      I think it cost me about $20 for 2 ft.
      Why use 30+ year old rubber...
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      That line is available, or was as I bought a new...

      That line is available, or was as I bought a new one about 10 years ago when I was building my race car and replaced all of the fuel lines from the tank to the fuel dist.
    15. Thread: 16v for sale

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      I might be interested. What are you looking for...

      I might be interested.
      What are you looking for the complete engine?
      If the price is reasonable I can pick it up.
      I do live in IL but your not that far north.
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      The issue was all in the ignition timing. How...

      The issue was all in the ignition timing. How the engine ran so well with the timing retarded I just don't know.
      I have made two short test drives and the engine now revs well past 6K and on the...
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      I've done it to my own engine. I have a lathe so...

      I've done it to my own engine.
      I have a lathe so it's quite easy to do.
      I'd be willing to do it.
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      As a road racer of a Mk I chassis I have to say...

      As a road racer of a Mk I chassis I have to say that we torque the hub nut to "stand on the end of the breaker bar" tight.
      Why? If you do it to spec you will find that after just a session or two...
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      Here's an update: I didn't change out the...

      Here's an update:

      I didn't change out the dist. I felt that that was not the problem as the engine ran so well up to the point when it starts to miss-fire.
      What I did do was re-check the ignition...
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      I have the OEM CIS-E system as well as the dist....

      I have the OEM CIS-E system as well as the dist. etc. I've had no problem with them up till now.
      The cars original to 1988 Ign. Control Module did fail earlier this year but a new one fixed that. ...
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