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Moisture in ignition system

I recently washed my engine and moisture has entered somewhere.
There is no fire coming to the plugs.
Please help with best procedure to resolve problem.

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Remove the distributor cap and dry this out with a CLEAN GREASE FREE RAG or air compressor. Also verifiy that ur plug wires are good. Best way to test this is to fill a spray bottle with clean water and spray the plug wires while engine is running. If it acts funny, plug wires are no good. If this is the case, buy DEALER PLUG WIRES as they have a 1000 OHM resistance in them and Volkswagens do NOT like after market ignition parts. Buy originals, trust me.
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