Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Search:

    Type: Posts; User: Fat Rabbit

    Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4

    Search: Search took 0.85 seconds.

    1. Using a multimeter you can test the resistance of...

      Using a multimeter you can test the resistance of the CTS to see that it is working. It is a thermal resistor so the resistance varies with temperature. Most manuals have a resistance curve graph....
    2. You don't say why the bearing is being replaced. ...

      You don't say why the bearing is being replaced. The connecting rod could be bent or distorted. Or something may have dropped onto the piston from the head and now prevents the engine from turning....
    3. Replies
      4
      Views
      401

      Sounds like you have diagnosed a bad fuel...

      Sounds like you have diagnosed a bad fuel distributor and a torn intake boot. If you decide to buy the car, get a replacement fuel distributor from a junkyard along with the intake boot that's torn....
    4. You also don't say which bolt is missing -- for...

      You also don't say which bolt is missing -- for the manifold to head it would be an upper or lower bolt. There are two different bolts. Both are M8 Allen head bolts. The long bolt is M8X80 (VW PN...
    5. Easy enough to tell if a car is CIS or Digi. The...

      Easy enough to tell if a car is CIS or Digi. The CIS car will have a bunch of silver braided fuel lines. One line flows to the injector at each cylinder and one line flows to the Cold Start...
    6. Replies
      9
      Views
      786

      Glad to hear you found and resolved the issue. ...

      Glad to hear you found and resolved the issue. Over the years I have seen a lot of crud floating around in fuel tanks. It's hard to remove without removing the tank from the car. That crud can...
    7. I would probably replace the cap and rotor --...

      I would probably replace the cap and rotor -- don't know what you mean by cleaned them -- I have seen the distributor button for the rotor pushed up into the cap and not making contact. Also I have...
    8. Just a thought -- You might have better luck with...

      Just a thought -- You might have better luck with answers in a 16V or 8V 2.0 Forum. This Forum is basically 8V -- less than 2.0 -- although it just says 8V on the header -- unless you read the fine...
    9. I had to dig out the dusty Bentley Manual since I...

      I had to dig out the dusty Bentley Manual since I always just adjusted the full throttle switch "by ear." (If its quiet -- and the microswitch is operating properly you can hear it click.) So I...
    10. Replies
      9
      Views
      786

      The test procedure is somewhat complicated given...

      The test procedure is somewhat complicated given that there are three pressures that should be measured with a CIS system. Remember that CIS-E is an electro/mechanical fuel system. It works to a...
    11. Replies
      9
      Views
      786

      It takes 60 PSI to pop the injectors open on CIS....

      It takes 60 PSI to pop the injectors open on CIS.
      I built my own test system. Used some junk yard fuel lines so the connections could be made with banjo bolts. A couple of valves and some...
    12. Replies
      9
      Views
      786

      What fuel system? CIS or Digifant? Normally I...

      What fuel system? CIS or Digifant? Normally I would assume Digifant with an 88 but with the Fox model I wouldn't assume that.


      If it is Digifant, the fuel pressure testing is easy. Just hook a...
    13. Replies
      2
      Views
      571

      You might want to check the Control Pressure...

      You might want to check the Control Pressure Regulator using a multimeter. The CPR is on the front of the block and has an electrical connection and two fuel lines attached to it. With the...
    14. Replies
      12
      Views
      968

      I have worked on a lot of VWs over the past 45...

      I have worked on a lot of VWs over the past 45 years or so and nothing I have seen seems to coincide with what you have on the car. Could a previous owner have installed aftermarket cruise? I've...
    15. Replies
      12
      Views
      968

      So your car has an automatic transmission and/or...

      So your car has an automatic transmission and/or cruise? Those are the two elements you have not mentioned that might have a part with the description you have provided. I'll look around the...
    16. Replies
      12
      Views
      968

      That gaping hole is probably the issue. Are you...

      That gaping hole is probably the issue. Are you talking about the intake air supply plenum that runs from the airflow sensor to the throttle body? As I posted, those holes tend to be hidden in the...
    17. Replies
      12
      Views
      968

      Test the air flow sensor for dead spots. You can...

      Test the air flow sensor for dead spots. You can do it with a multimeter set to measure resistance. Remove the airflow sensor from the airbox for the test. The sensor terminals are numbered -...
    18. Replies
      6
      Views
      763

      You might try leaving the cap off for a while to...

      You might try leaving the cap off for a while to dry out the distributor internally. A hair dryer used gently to blow warm air might help the dry out. You might want to change out the rotor and...
    19. Replies
      6
      Views
      763

      Assuming an electrical issue......you might want...

      Assuming an electrical issue......you might want to assure that no coolant has gotten into the distributor area. Check the distributor cap and spark plug wires. Also the wire from the coil to the...
    20. Replies
      8
      Views
      692

      I had to dig trough my tool boxes to find it --...

      I had to dig trough my tool boxes to find it -- it's been a few years since i have used it -- the contact enhancer stuff is called Stabilant 22. FR
    Results 1 to 20 of 250
    Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4