Welcome aboard Moe
It's a shame your so far away because I could have carried out the work needed.
There's no reason at all for a Covin not to be as reliable as any other classic VW if they're looked after. Once they're sorted out correctly they just require the usual service work every 6 to 12 months and are very cheap to maintain
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