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      Recalls are because the manufacturer or...

      Recalls are because the manufacturer or government say's there is a problem. A class action is where the owner says there is a problem and the manufacturer or government says everything is fine....
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      I had a 76 Rabbit. It's long gone and it had that...

      I had a 76 Rabbit. It's long gone and it had that set up. I was much younger back then and barely recall making an adjustment to it. I think the only way you would know if it was adjusted correctly...
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      Locking the rear brakes first is a bad thing. So...

      Locking the rear brakes first is a bad thing. So if there is no load in the back [ie no passengers] the rear can lock up easier. So the idea is to adjust the amount of braking with the amount of load...
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      It's been a real long time but yes, that spring...

      It's been a real long time but yes, that spring attaches to that arm. The adjustment is on the arm.
    5. Need? Never. That applies to every German car I...

      Need? Never. That applies to every German car I have worked on. It's advisable that you do, but not a need.
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      So many snowflakes. Coolant pumps fail. If they...

      So many snowflakes. Coolant pumps fail. If they fail under warranty, then it's free. After that, you got your moneys worth.

      They are a maintenance item. Don't want to have one fail on you, don't...
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      OBD2 was required in all 96 MY vehicles. There...

      OBD2 was required in all 96 MY vehicles. There are a few exceptions, but I do not recall VW being one of them. OBD2 started to phase in in 1994.

      As cheap as the right one would be, why don't you...
    8. It's my take that VW scrimps too much when it...

      It's my take that VW scrimps too much when it comes to the power supply to the starters/alternators. Although I know first hand on the Mercedes wiring harness issues, that really did not happen till...
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      There's always the Callaway A/C intercooler set...

      There's always the Callaway A/C intercooler set up.
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      On low beams, you are only running about 8 amps....

      On low beams, you are only running about 8 amps. On high beams, you are pushing just over 16 amps [4 headlamp systems].

      Wiring the headlamps so the highs and lows are on all the time are just...
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      It's not like it was and the pictures are more...

      It's not like it was and the pictures are more blurry.
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      Raising the compression will usually raise the...

      Raising the compression will usually raise the efficiency of the engine [more HP]. It does nothing to the fuel system.
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      20 psi at idle is great on a hot engine.

      20 psi at idle is great on a hot engine.
    14. Drill the heads off the Allen bolts. The rest of...

      Drill the heads off the Allen bolts. The rest of the bolt will come out by hand.

      If the bolts are on tight [which they should be] I have found that penetrating oil never works. The oil never gets...
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      Pain the the rear holding the pipe and tack...

      Pain the the rear holding the pipe and tack welding it in place. You can see spots that I just missed. I tig welded them once I got the pipe out of the engine compartment.

      My first time and it...
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      I never really thought about it but I suspect the...

      I never really thought about it but I suspect the constant pounding on the bearing along with the heat allows the backing material to take a shape.
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      https://i.imgur.com/X0VOCbo.jpg...

      https://i.imgur.com/X0VOCbo.jpg
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      This picture shows a stock Mk1 manifold and one that was ported. Porting cast iron is not a fun task. The metal shavings get...
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      The factory single outlet is not very good but...

      The factory single outlet is not very good but the dual outlet are suppose to be good. I have no proof of that, just what I heard. Certainly good for the 150hp you posted but I doubt if there are any...
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      This guy has a lot for $200. As with all sellers,...

      This guy has a lot for $200. As with all sellers, most will take what they can get. Yeah, it's for a Mk2 VW, but I bet there are more parts that will work than not work....
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      I have yet to understand how people can live in...

      I have yet to understand how people can live in such a harsh environment. I guess I'm just a whimp. I must have a heated garage and a lift before I think about working on a car.

      Either way, a good...
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