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Two partial Sciroccos up for grabs by Bill Leary
I've got three 1987 16V Scirocco's here. The "black one" I'm driving and restoring. It's not "up for grabs." But there's two red ones... The "red" was on the road until fall 2007 when it developed a problem running when warm. It's transmission was moved into the "newest" one in February...
December 13th 09 05:46 PM
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2001 New Beetle 2.0L Gas Timing Belt by Steve L[_1_]
My wife has a 2001 New Beetle 2.0L gas engine and I'm wondering what the timing belt recommendation is? The owners manual says "Check Timing belt for each maintenance starting at 60K miles through 100K, but never says Replace. The car has 75K gentle miles on it, and I'm looking at buying her...
December 5th 09 05:03 PM
by dave AKA vwdoc1[_2_] Go to last post
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1999 Beetle Overheating by 'whatever'
Tried replacing the heat sensor .. Didn't help. The fan just doesn't come on and the car over heats .. BUT .. With the a/c running the fan does come on every minute or so and then there is no overheating problem .. Anyone ??? I miss my air-cooled VW ... Diane
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December 5th 09 12:39 AM
by Nate Nagel[_2_] Go to last post
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VW 1300 Citi Golf unleaded petrol? by [email protected]
Hi all I am interested to know if a 1994 VW Citi Golf with a 1300 petrol engine made in South Africa will run on unleaded petrol? I need to know as I am planning on buying this car for my son, and leaded petrol will not be sold for much longer in this country. Please let me know
November 25th 09 03:39 PM
by Nate Nagel[_2_] Go to last post
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CIS and low compression... by In2hoppn
Hi all. Any old time CIS nuts still hanging around here? It's been a long time since I gave up my bad rabbit habit... guess I was overdue for a slip : ) Question: Should a 1.8 CIS run (at least poorly) with 55 to 60 psi compression? STOP HERE if you like, or read on if your curious for more...
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November 17th 09 04:55 AM
by dave AKA vwdoc1[_2_] Go to last post
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VW mechanic in New Orleans area by Aawara Chowdhury
I am looking for a good, reliable VW mechanic in the New Orleans area. Preferably, someone who knows diesels. Thanks, AC -- Email: echo 36434455860060025978157675027927670979097959886449930P | dc
November 15th 09 02:06 PM
by Aawara Chowdhury Go to last post
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Scirocco won't run with warm engine by nutso fasst[_2_]
Found/fixed the run problem. It was a loose connection in the connector to the distributor. nf
November 12th 09 10:17 PM
by dave AKA vwdoc1[_2_] Go to last post
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Normal maintenance items? by TNSTAAFL
Hi - selling a friends VW Touareg - we recently had to replace the drivetrain and the rear intake crank case vent valve assembly and the intake gasket - on a Touareg, are these normal maintenance items (like the timing belt on a honda at 85,000 miles)? I'm trying to figure if we coud use these...
November 5th 09 09:11 PM
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Heater a/c blower replacement by Gene[_5_]
'83 VW Rabbit -- How do I get to it to replace the heater a/c blower? Manual I have not much help. THANKS Gene
November 2nd 09 02:54 PM
by In2hoppn Go to last post
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Got the ignition coil recall notice ... by Bert Hyman
Or more formally, "Voluntary Emissions Service Action 28F3/P1." No specifics about what models or engines are covered, just "some Volkswagen vehicles." Someone asked earlier about reimbursement to people who had already suffered coil failure and paid for replacement; there's a "Customer Campaign...
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November 2nd 09 01:48 AM
by dave AKA vwdoc1[_2_] Go to last post
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Passat "Check Engine" light on by Batvanio
I haven't driven my 2004 Passat (4 -cylinder 1.8 turbo engine) for about a week, and today when I started it, the Check Engine (Malfunction Indicato) came on and after a few seconds the engine started shaking. The light flashes for about a minute or so, and then stays on. The car can still be...
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October 28th 09 02:51 PM
by Bert Hyman Go to last post
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83 rabbit exhaust-help by chris
Hi all, I am hoping somebody can give me a bit of advice. Recently the pipe in my exhaust system rusted clean through and was actually dragging under my car. It needed some help so I took it to a local muffler shop. They told me my entire exhaust system was shot and needed replacement. My car...
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October 26th 09 06:02 AM
by In2hoppn Go to last post
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'90 Golf faltering for a second. Transfer fuel pump? by tonyw
Hi, Checking in with the gurus. I have a '90 Golf (gas engine, 8 valve) that's been exhibiting short bouts of faltering on acceleration most times when going uphill. The engine doesn't cut out entirely and continues running, but power is severely reduced so the car essentially coasts for up to...
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October 24th 09 11:17 PM
by Wao Go to last post
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Scirocco won't run with warm engine by nutso fasst[_2_]
Hi all. Got a problem that started suddenly. 81 Scirocco starts and runs fine so long as engine compartment is cool. Warm things up, either by running or by sun on the hood (or on the engine with hood up) and the engine will suddenly seem like it's running on one cylinder..."chug..chug..chug..",...
October 24th 09 01:41 AM
by nutso fasst[_2_] Go to last post
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Offering extra services during routine maintenance by Eric O.
A couple days ago, I took my 2009 VW Rabbit in for its 10,000 mile/1 year service, as recommended by the owner's manual. When I got there and the service tech was looking at my car, he said that based on how the tires looked (I don't remember the term he used), he thought my car might need an...
October 21st 09 10:05 AM
by John[_28_] Go to last post
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Opinions on the W8 Passat by [email protected]
Inquiring minds want to know dept. My local mechanic has a W8 Passat with a pristine body but a blown engine at his shop. The owner is thinking about replacing the engine. My guy can get a used W8 motor for $4500 or a replacement engine from VW for $7500. Is this car worth fixing?
October 18th 09 10:48 PM
by dave AKA vwdoc1[_2_] Go to last post
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96 Jetta TD, wiper control arms "falling off" by [email protected]
My wipers are currently inoperable on my Jetta, and when I pop open the hood and check, the arms appear to have fallen off the "crank" that connects to the wiper motor (which works fine). Re-connecting the arms just gets me another swipe or two before they fall off again. The arms are relatively...
October 17th 09 10:01 PM
by Eric O. Go to last post
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Cabin Air Filter for VW Golf III TDI 90HP GL 1995 by Wao
I just bought a spare cabin air filter for my VW Golf III 90HP GL '95. The old one was very dirty and clogged up so I need a new one. The previous filter's brand was 'Valeo' but the new one is 'MECAFILTER' (http://www.mecafilter.com/). This new filter comes with a set of instructions that can...
October 13th 09 09:34 PM
by Wao Go to last post
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Won't Start by Rocco
2005 Passat 1.8T manual, only owner. Low mileage, about 35,000. Wouldn't start about 2 months ago. Llights, window, radio, etc. all worked, but no cranking or ignition sound. Put fresh battery in key. Still wouldn't start. Came back couple of hours later to jump battery. Started without...
October 12th 09 05:02 PM
by Rocco Go to last post
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Clutch release failure - opinions please... by JettaPZ
Hello, Tried posting this earlier - no joy. Anyway, i have an early '99 Jetta WE; 2.0L, 020 transaxle, pretty heavily modified. It's blown (Neuspeed supercharger) and that might provide some insight here. The problem is the clutch doesn't fully disengage, even if the clutch cable is adjusted too...
October 12th 09 01:46 AM
by JettaPZ Go to last post
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