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    1. Oh ya, a couple more on that "forever-run" car:...

      Oh ya, a couple more on that "forever-run" car:
      1) if it has the automatic trans......you are at the absolute end.

      2) if it has the manual trans, and still has the oem dual-mass flywheel clutch...
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      If this still has the original 11 mm bolt head...

      If this still has the original 11 mm bolt head engine......don't worry about it as you have next-to-nothing at the best of situations. Spend your time worrying about where you are going to locate a...
    3. First of all, saying that diesels run forever is...

      First of all, saying that diesels run forever is retarded. Please move on with your logic.

      I totally rebuilt two alh's in two 2000 Beetles. One had 192K miles, the other had 199k miles. In both...
    4. We're going to miss the whole Superman...

      We're going to miss the whole Superman thing....
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      Peter Rottenbacher has them at hansautoparts.com...

      Peter Rottenbacher has them at hansautoparts.com
      part:
      020301129B
      He has the oem green-style and the white. However, the little center cap is awol.
      Price prior to freight: $2.75 and like $4
      ...
    6. You opened up a can of worms simply bringing this...

      You opened up a can of worms simply bringing this car home. I have never seen sludge in one of these since beginning driving these in 1979. And, yes, I have parted out many junkers and abandoned Mk....
    7. Why all the heroics? Just find a damned used tank...

      Why all the heroics? Just find a damned used tank from some other car. I've got at least 5 of them in a pile. Are you at the north pole or something?

      Edit: the oem plastic tank is remarkedly...
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      Your "small" problem may well be a much larger...

      Your "small" problem may well be a much larger animal than you think....it may have LOTS of hair and teeth as well.

      Yes, over time, the head gaskets on these deteriorate. And, the oil supply for...
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      There is a really "good" chance you fitted the...

      There is a really "good" chance you fitted the new cam belt and then OVER-tightened the belt and finished destroying the front int. shaft bearing.

      If the bearing already had some...
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      Idler pulley???? WHAT idler pulley? The 1.6's...

      Idler pulley???? WHAT idler pulley? The 1.6's only have a TENSIONER and an intermediate shaft pulley. These aren't alh engines for chreest's sake.

      If it is the tensioner which is making contact,...
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      The bracket which holds the fuel pump (it is...

      The bracket which holds the fuel pump (it is directly between the fuel pump and the engine block) needs to be very slightly loosened and rotated to negate the current tilt.

      No....don't ask...
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      "Where's the beef?" "It's...

      "Where's the beef?"

      "It's Shake-and-Bake....and I helped!"

      "Good to the last drop."

      "Getting there is half the fun."

      "Know when to say when."
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      Might also be moisture or contaminants in the...

      Might also be moisture or contaminants in the fuel filter which are keeping fuel flow limited.
      Are you sure you are getting full rotation of the fuel pump lever pivot? As in cable adjustment getting...
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      Today's rubberized lines deteriorate more than...

      Today's rubberized lines deteriorate more than they did years ago. You may be drawing air through weathered cracks somewhere ALL ALONG the exit from the fuel tank.

      Those pickup fuel tanks also...
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      Injectors can start leaking at ANY time. What...

      Injectors can start leaking at ANY time. What they leak is the fuel which is "released" into the inside of the injector once the pintle has fired and the injector inner-components are snapping back...
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      Koosie, you do not need to exclusively use...

      Koosie, you do not need to exclusively use injector shims to set pressures. You can insert properly-sized hand-cut stainless steel feeler gauge "shims" BETWEEN the original hardened (makes contact...
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      Unca Pete used to sell shields NOT like these. He...

      Unca Pete used to sell shields NOT like these. He sells what he can muster.
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      Yes, #3 gets the most heat due to oil...

      Yes, #3 gets the most heat due to oil routing/component.

      Spend time and even out the weight on that one set.

      I think a more important idea would be to put the intermediate shaft on a lathe and...
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      Set up a weight hanging off the line by a chain....

      Set up a weight hanging off the line by a chain. Position it very low on the car so the weight can swing fore and aft. The pendulum effect might have some sort of logical benefits. Might not help the...
    20. Just don't run the cam belt too tightly and you...

      Just don't run the cam belt too tightly and you won't be redoing anything....provided that everything else was done right. It's like a house of cards.
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