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    Thread: Official Cabrio/Cabriolet FAQ

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      05-16-2009 08:33 AM #76
      This is a pretty complete DIY I did for those who want to tackle this job:
      Cabrio B-pillar seals and B-pillar cover replacement

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      08-10-2009 03:41 PM #77
      Refrigerant & Lubricant Specs
      All oil specifications assume that A/C system has been properly cleaned, and new accumulator / filter drier has been installed. Specs are for total system
      capacities. Always refer to under hood decal as the primary source for refrigerant and lubricant information.
      Refrig System Oil Capacity
      Year/Model/Type Oz./Type Oz./Premium Standard
      BEETLE
      03-01 All Eng. .................................................. ............................................ R-134a 26.00 PAG-46 4.50 409503 409888
      00-98 All Eng. .................................................. ............................................ R-134a 24.00 PAG-46 4.50 409503 409888
      CABRIO
      02-01 All Eng. .................................................. ............................................ R-134a 27.00 PAG-46 4.50 409503 409888
      00-95 All Eng. .................................................. ............................................ R-134a 28.00 PAG-46 4.00 409503 409888
      CABRIOLET
      93-86 All Eng. .................................................. ............................................ R-12 32.00 Mineral 4.75 209500 --
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      12-06-2009 09:25 PM #78
      I finally have one!
      Cheaper replacement struts for your top,
      http://www.mcmastercarr.com
      strut - 9416K337 110lb force required
      eyelet - 9416K84
      You will need 2 struts @ $12.30 each and 4 eyelets @ $1.41 each for a total of around $38 shipped! Compared to the $40 each charged for the oem replacements.
      Hint, keep the rubber booties that go over the top of your stock ones, they take up the extra space on the stud. I just put these in and the do the job at hand beautifully, popping the top up enough to stay off the snaps.

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      02-18-2010 09:20 AM #79
      Quote, originally posted by sgren737 »
      I finally have one!
      Cheaper replacement struts for your top,
      http://www.mcmastercarr.com
      strut - 9416K337 110lb force required
      eyelet - 9416K84
      You will need 2 struts @ $12.30 each and 4 eyelets @ $1.41 each for a total of around $38 shipped! Compared to the $40 each charged for the oem replacements.
      Hint, keep the rubber booties that go over the top of your stock ones, they take up the extra space on the stud. I just put these in and the do the job at hand beautifully, popping the top up enough to stay off the snaps.

      here is a pic of them
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      05-02-2010 10:45 AM #80
      How to get the big green Viton O-ring on the CIS fuel injectors with hats----------
      Remove the old ring (if it didn't already fall apart) by cutting it carefully off the injector.


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      06-01-2010 12:10 AM #81

    7. 09-13-2010 09:48 PM #82
      They DID put the 1.6 in the rabbit convertable I have one and its one of the 1st Its a 1980 Convertable in Ellenville NY ITS FOR SALE MK 1 for sale has Pictures

    8. 10-11-2010 11:29 AM #83
      i try this

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      03-14-2011 07:14 AM #84
      years ago we all shared this, it seems like a lot of people still need it: The Bentley Manual for Cabriolet & Scirocco 85-93, including 16v. I'd say it covers pretty well, pre-85 cars too, as our cars didn't change much beyond engine size. Self-extracting .exe to save 100megs of download

      edit:
      To make things easier, and so I could load it all onto my iphone, I've divided the manual up into chapters
      Fundamentals.pdf
      Lubrication and maintenance.pdf
      Engine.pdf
      Cooling System.pdf
      Fuel System.pdf
      Exhaust and Emissions.pdf
      Ignition.pdf
      Manual Transmission and Clutch.pdf
      Automatic Transmission.pdf
      Suspension and Steering.pdf
      Brakes.pdf
      Body and Interior.pdf
      Electrical.pdf
      Last edited by The Nothing; 04-12-2011 at 01:03 PM.
      aka PDX Cabby

      You're post makes me wanna because we already talked about this many years ago.

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      03-14-2011 06:03 PM #85
      Ummmm, I don't know if this is the right place to ask,.....but: The part I'm looking for is apparently too exotic to find easily, other than maybe from a source other than the usual oem suppliers.

      The car is a 1992 Cabriolet Carat; the part I'm trying to find is called an Air Intake Boot (according to Bentley Manual, pg. 5-23. The part is a very complex molded rubber "hose" coming from the Air Flow Meter, held by two clamps at both ends.

      Is this part so freakin' "unobtainium" or what?

      Oh yeah, it's part of the Digifant II system.

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      03-23-2011 03:09 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by The Nothing View Post
      years ago we all shared this, it seems like a lot of people still need it: The Bentley Manual for Cabriolet & Scirocco 85-93, including 16v. I'd say it covers pretty well, pre-85 cars too, as our cars didn't change much beyond engine size. Self-extracting .exe to save 100megs of download


      danke!
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      03-28-2011 09:22 AM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by s2kvondeutschland View Post


      Danke!
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      03-30-2011 07:48 PM #88
      shift linkage adjustment for 020s

      put your car in neutral
      jack it up (use jackstands)

      loosen this bolt


      and grab a cassette tape. if you don't know what a cassette tape is, one is included in the photo.


      the thick part (head) is the proper size for the adjustment. just pin it in the lockout. Then tighten the bolt at the other end of the shaft that you loosened earlier. Put the car on the ground and drive away!

      if you're still unable to find gears, then you've got other problems.
      aka PDX Cabby

      You're post makes me wanna because we already talked about this many years ago.

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      04-20-2011 04:31 AM #89
      Performance upgrades (for those not desiring the ever-popular engine swap)

      Mechanical upgrades:

      *

      Techtonics Tuning* header or dual-downpipe (also: swap to a dual-outlet exhaust manifold)
      o

      Headers tend to be louder
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      Techtonics Tuning* hi-flow cat and cat-back system (for those not in emissions testing areas, you can eliminate the cat altogether)
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      Larger throttle body (from an Audi 5000 or A2-era CIS Golfs/Jettas)
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      Bored intake manifold (this can be a DIY job on your existing manifold with a Dremel-like tool)
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      Techtonics Tuning* 288 or 270 camshaft and adjustable cam gear (stock upgrade: cam from a A2-era Digifant II GTI)
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      You will need to upgrade the valve springs and such, advance the timing a bit, and use premium gasoline
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      For hydraulic heads, use a cam intended for an A3-era 8V ABA engine
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      Enlarge the air intake (option: swap to a Scirocco 16V air box) & install K&N air filter
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      Install a larger air pipe between air box and throttle body
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      Larger valves, 10:1 pistons from a newer 1.8L
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      Larger fuel distributor (A2-era CIS Golf/Jetta)
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      Lightened flywheel and short-shift kit

    15. 06-22-2011 07:54 PM #90
      maybe the motor has been changed butwhen i buy spark plugs and wires for my 86 cabriolet the wires dont sit down on the plugs due to these heat shield boot things. does anyone knpow what i am talking about and what to do about it?

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      06-28-2011 05:13 AM #91
      Yes you have to remove the little itty bitty top off the end of the plug. It screws on.

      Hold the plug in a pair of pliers by the nut or a deep well socket on the end of the larger ceramic piece (usually has the brand stamped on it) remove the Steel tip by un-screwing it. You will be left with a threaded post and your plugs and wires will be more tighter.

      Please Post in The main chat area, as this is a FAQ's thread or How-to's for frequently answered questions.

      Before you remove the tip:



      After you remove the tip:

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      07-04-2011 08:35 AM #92
      Hi,

      First post so sorry if this isn't in the correct sectrion!

      I've searched, but can't find the answer so I'm posting this. I'm looking to fit a US spec front bumper to my UK 00MY MK3.5 cabrio, please could someone point me in the right direction for the part number(s) I need to give the parts guy over here?

      Thanks in advance,
      Andy

    18. 07-26-2011 11:52 AM #93
      I just bought an 88 volkswagon cabriolet and I am looking for parts for it. Not expensive parts. But I want it to look like some of the cars Ive seen on this site. Body moldings, bumpers, headlights, rims and tires, seats, engine components and mods, etc. Somebody help me if ya got information as to where I can get these. Thanks.

    19. 07-28-2011 11:51 AM #94
      Good Morning. Tryna to find out how to check my 88 cabriolet to make sure engine is running well. When I crank it the oil light is flashing. Why is that or what things do i need to check for this. Car seems to get hot after driving certain distance. What to check? It idles kinda high. What could be possible problem? Also after driving and parking again, seems a little hard to crank. Any suggestions or what any of these issues could be? Appreciate any help.

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      07-29-2011 07:14 PM #95
      Post in the main Cabriolet forum. This is an FAQ thread.


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      08-08-2011 12:52 PM #96
      you can buy them, i have one for sale

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      12-15-2011 01:19 AM #97
      Hello,

      I have a 1986 Cabriolet. However my motor is a carburated motor, the motor has an H stamp on it from Germany which leads me to believe the car was imported from Germany. It the Wolfsberg/Karmann edition if that helps in Havana Brown with Leather and the steel bumpers. Help?

    23. 05-04-2012 11:24 PM #98
      Who manufactures the best seatcovers for the front buckets>?

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      05-18-2012 05:50 PM #99
      Why do all the links for maintenance from mk1dubs.com lead to ads and not the info as listed on the link/thread. This is very deceptive.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ch47dr View Post
      Why do all the links for maintenance from mk1dubs.com lead to ads and not the info as listed on the link/thread. This is very deceptive.
      It looks like the site has been hijacked somehow. I get a glimpse of the proper site before being redirected, and then I get a malware warning.

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