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    East Central Alberta, Canada

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    83 944, Forester, 02 Jetta TDI, Dodge 3500 Cumins, 02 Lupo, Manx copy

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  1. Now I believe that due to how badly burnt the clutch coil was there is a possibility there is a bad fuse somewhere. The ones on top the battery look good, I pulled a couple from the panel in the parcel shelf but they look fine. Just have the symbols to go by as the owner's manual is in Japanese too. Anyone know which fuse it is? 26 was my best guess and it looks fine. I could pull them all one at a time I suppose...
  2. Good gal ain't she? Right on her game with all the latest and best info! 😉
  3. A question I have been asked is how much oil and what oil type should be in the compressor? The people I am talking to think they will just look it up but they don't realize yet that there are no listings in any data base for anything on these cars here.
  4. The clutch was pretty rusty but I cleaned it up and think it will be ok. The compressor is back in the car now and just need to recharge the system.
  5. I made the decision to go with the original AC compressor, not that the used one would not work, it's just that the original is tighter and not many miles on it. I changed over the coil and clutch.
  6. My hands and the kitchen now have a very distinctive cow dung smell. I think I know were this part was stored! 🤣 Looking in the connecting ports all seems clean and fresh so I suspect the issues are purely cosmetic.
  7. The compressor looks like it spent some time on the Titanic before being brought to the surface and sold! The clutch bearing feel smooth... that's the main thing.
  8. The AC compressor arrived today. The box shows some damage but it's a pretty sturdy bit so not worried about that.
  9. Yes it appears there are vendors here. Thanks!
  10. Wow! I have never seen a system for balancing that fancy! Yes I have 2 old VWs with the wide 5 bolt pattern but no one in this area has a jig to balance them. At one time they were very common but not now. I will look into buying the rings. That is $18 Canadian plus shipping. Not that bad, I wonder if there is someone on this side of the pond that sells them?
  11. Well, it certainly would be worth a try. I have a lathe so given a bit of time could make my own.
  12. It wasn't doing it with the winter rims and tyres!
  13. We happen to like the looks of these wheels. Are they inferior? I don't recall them being out of balance when we got the car, is it possible that our tire man's wheel balancer is out of calibration? Do they not center on the wheel bolts ok? Would making centering rings for them fix it?
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