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Mon Aug 01, 2005
The shift linkage in my A2 has loosened itself up. I installed a MissingLinkz linkage kit quite a while ago - it's some great hardware (all heim joints and teflon bushings), and made a huge difference in the way the linkage feels. It's fantastic. It's a real joy taking her on long trips, like recently to my friend, Casey's, wedding and more recently up to North Troy, Vermont to visit family.

During the trip to North Troy, we were coming through Derby heading toward Newport when the linkage started feeling real funny. I figured maybe I had forgotten to loc-tite one of the ball-studs in the new linkage kit, so I checked those out once we arrived at my grandparents' house. Everything seemed fine. Today I checked the rest of the linkage, and the bracket that bolts to the top of the steering rack is loose! All of the bolts appear to have backed out. Time for some threadlocker, I'd say.

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A1 parts for sale:
intake air preheater hose
Item: Intake air pre-heat hose (from exhaust manifold shroud to air box), for Scirocco 2 (1982+)
Condition: New

A2 parts for sale:
A2 GTI dual round grill, with inner lights
Item: GTI dual-round grille with inner lights, bulbs, and lower trim strip
Condition: Used, lower trim strip is weathered.

parcel shelf strap
Item: Parcel shelf strap, 3 available
Condition: New
$3.50 ea.

A2 valve guides, 8 valve
Item: 8 (eight) valve guides, German, standard size, for 8 valve head
Condition: New

wheel cylinder
Item: Wheel cylinder (for rear drums, obviously), 2 available.
Condition: New
$12 ea.

A3 parts for sale:
parcel shelf strap
Item: Parcel shelf strap, 3 available
Condition: New
$3.50 ea.

A4 parts for sale:
ALH water pump
Item: OEM Water pump, ALH engines
Condition: Used, 130,000 miles