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    Should I go back to stock mounts?

    I've got used stock motor/trans mounts if you're looking to save money. I went with upgraded ones from KermaTDI. I also replaced the main bushings in the dogbone with poly, but I'm currently considering going back to something softer after years of vibration and noise.
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    No-Start Conundrum (ALH)

    Can anyone with more experience speak to how necessary the thermostatic tee is in the US climate (Ohio)? I'd prefer to delete it and save the trouble if it's not necessary.
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    No-Start Conundrum (ALH)

    I wanted to give a final update. I am working properly after more rounds of trouble. The brand new Thermostatic Tee arrived a few days ago. I swapped it in and started the car, but it was sucking NO fuel from the tank and just draining the filter. I futzed with the old Tee using sealant and...
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    No-Start Conundrum (ALH)

    It's almost 60 out today and the car had been sitting for a day or so. It cranked and cranked before finally starting. That thermostatic tee can't arrive quickly enough! Sure hoping the fresh o-rings solve the problem for good.
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    Emusifier or Demulsifier

    I know this thread is ooooolllld, but can you provide an authoritative source for the claim that all CAT filters separate water? I cannot find anything on the CAT website about it and don't trust hearsay. The only thing I can find related is the following from a CAT dealer.
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    No-Start Conundrum (ALH)

    If I installed an in-tank lift pump would it avoid any issues with the Thermostatic Tee?
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    No-Start Conundrum (ALH)

    Wanted to provide an update. We got it running!! Starts faster than it has in a long time now. The biggest component, was a lack of fueling. Couldn't see fuel in the filter even after pouring a bit more in. We bypassed the filter briefly, bled the hard injector lines and it started fine. Hooked...
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    No-Start Conundrum (ALH)

    Never had any IP issues. No codes, no leaks, always good power. Just over 200k on engine. Fuel filter is an adapter that preserves the thermostatic T for the CAT 2 micron filters; made by a forum member back in the day. Filter is about 1 year old. I replaced all the o-rings and used fuel...
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    No-Start Conundrum (ALH)

    Unfortunately I marred the threads on a glow plug while inspecting it, so it will be Sunday before I can continue to test cranking.
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    No-Start Conundrum (ALH)

    I agree about avoiding the autozone starter, but I was not as financially sound at the time it needed replaced and the lifetime warranty was too tempting. With the battery charged, it may not have been turning over as quickly as it could have, but faster than other times when its started...
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    No-Start Conundrum (ALH)

    My car won't start and was hoping the community could suggest where to troubleshoot next. What follows is a rough breakdown of my efforts so far. Car was struggling to start for awhile now. Took the battery to AutoZone and it tested as bad, replaced on warranty. Starting improved, but was not...
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    97 Passat TDI - $1,400 OBO

    Bump. Looks like this is still for sale.
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    97 Passat TDI - $1,400 OBO

    97 Passat TDI - $1,400 OBO - Hubbard, Ohio NOTE: I am not the seller; Posting for a guy who's been struggling to sell this on Facebook. Looks like communication needs to be done there. I will pass your information on if you cannot use that link. View more on Facebook
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    FMIC piping for those who struggle with it (pics)

    Subbing. Also curious to see how most people route their piping once inside the engine bay for straight-through FMICs.
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    WTB 17/22 turbo for A4 Alh

    http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=359396&highlight=17%2F22 I'm running one of these right now. It's been good so far, though I don't have a lot of miles on it yet.
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